Monthly Archives: May 2014

“Stars, Inc.: Print and Play” Campaign is Live!

We’ve just launched an Indiegogo Campaign to fund the artwork for Stars, Inc.! Check us out at igg.me/at/starsinc. More information on the game can be found on its project page on this website.

Here’s the Deal

We have been hard at work designing an awesome astronomy-themed board game for months, and we’re at the point where we are reaching out to artists and graphic designers to make the game presentable for playtesters and printed prototypes.

We want this art to be awesome, which means we would love to have production-quality art right away. This campaign, initially set at $1200, is the budget we have for concept art. We need to fund this step in order to move forward in the process, including submitting the game to Boston Festival of Indie Games!

What We Need & What You Get

We need money to pay for quality art from full-time graphic designers.

If you help fund this campaign, we are offering digital rewards, since all of the money is going towards the art and not the printing or shipping of games. You’ll also get the satisfaction of helping out an independent company create a really cool game!

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that not everyone can contribute in the same way. There are lots of ways you can make a difference in this campaign:

Thank you for your help, we appreciate every bit of it!

Looking for Artists and Graphic Designers

Although things seem quiet, we’ve been constantly working on both our observing journal and our board game. To that end, we are at the phase where we need artwork for game prototypes. We are looking to hire an artist or graphic designer for a short-term contract.

If you’re interested, please submit a few examples of your previous work to the.cgs.unit@gmail.com. All applications should be submitted by June 9th. Contact us for further information!

***If you submit art by this Saturday, May 24th, we may contact you about an opportunity to redesign our current initial version of the rulebook for submission to Boston Festival of Indie Games (hard deadline of June 5th).***Image

 

Annie Jump Cannon in “Wonder Women of History”

STRAITENED CIRCUMSTANCES: Tim Hanley on Wonder Woman and Women in Comics

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If you’re not watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey every Sunday on Fox, you are seriously missing out. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is everybody’s favourite scientist, and the show is both gorgeously shot and does a fantastic job explaining big scientific concepts. It’s a lot of fun to watch.

Last weekend, Cosmos profiled Annie Jump Cannon, famous for counting and classifying thousands of stars. It was great to see Cosmos spotlight female scientists, and it reminded me that Annie Jump Cannon was profiled decades ago in Wonder Woman as part of the regular “Wonder Women of History” feature.

In the Golden Age, each issue of Wonder Woman profiled a notable historical woman in a 3-4 page strip. There were several astronomers spotlighted, including Cannon, Caroline Herschel, and Maria Mitchell; the latter two are famous for their work in comets. In Wonder Woman #33, dated January 1949, Annie Jump Cannon was the…

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