Designer Genes : The Game – History from 1984 and it’s original inception

Here is Designer Genes: The Game in it’s original inception circa 1984. My Dad originally created this almost 30 years ago and you know what? Even though the game never made it out of his house, the concept and idea are still all here. It has proven over the past 30 years that genetics, DNA, and the like are all still oh so very topical and in front of us daily. The world went plastic since this was created and surely some updating of the game will take place along the way.

First steps for Designer Genes take everything into account!

The first step was to take some photos of the original Designer Genes works so we can always remember the history of the game, and the massive amount of time and energy that went into creating it in the first place. I’m just here to pick up the game pieces, use modern technology to make things “pretty” and help his original vision become a reality. I know he has already produced additional ideas for the game and things we can build on. With the board game genre in full swing now and so many companies making custom game pieces, boards, cards, etc. there has never been a better time for Designer Genes to make a comeback.

There is a LOT of work to be done here. Just the transcribing alone is going to take a long time to get it all into a manageable format. Then the artwork, design work, figuring out modern ways to do the Designer Genes game pieces (and ways to make a variety of quality of pieces depending on the gamers desire for a beat-up game or a tabletop eye candy treat), cards, the board, and so much more.

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  • This sadly has been sitting around un-developed still due to a lack of time / working on it for free. Maybe I should make a IndieGoGo or KickStarter for it.

    Any artists out there want to join me in this pilgrimage or gaming?

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