At last year's Renegade Con, Renegade Game Studios announced The Search for Lost Species. It is an eco-friendly board game all about exploring an island and discovering plants and animals that have not been seen for decades. Today, the Kickstarter campaign went live for the project. 15 minutes after it went live, the project was fully funded.
The Search for Lost Species Kickstarter campaign
According to the Kickstarter page, The Search for Lost Species board game will have the following. As the name implies, 1-4 players will survey the island, using a smartphone companion app. You will then need to record your findings, deduce where certain lost species are, then travel to that part of the island to confirm. Each game takes about 60-75 minutes to complete. Game pieces include an island map, several types of tokens, 8 differently colored explorer tokens, decks of cards, notebooks, and rulebooks.
In addition, The Search for Lost Species was produced with the environment and sustainability in mind. The materials aren't sealed with plastic wrap but adhesive tabs, and recycled paper was used for the cards and rulebooks. Furthermore, the factories producing the game will observe similar eco-friendly practices such as solar power and paper stock derived from sugar cane. Finally, the campaign promotes the non-profit organization, Re:wild, a group dedicated to rewilding key areas of Earth's ecosystem as well as reversing the extinction of the planet's most threatened species.
As for the different backer tiers of The Search for Lost Species, there aren't many. The lowest tier at $45 will buy you a copy of the game. $99 will provide you with the Search Bundle. This includes The Search for Lost Species as well as its sci-fi predecessor The Search for Planet X and its Upgrade Pack.
As mentioned above, within 15 minutes of the project going live, The Search for Lost Species was fully funded. At the time of writing, the project has raised $69,940, almost seven times its crowdfunding goal of $10,000. The project will conclude on March 2.