Four months ago, we announced our collaboration with gaming giant Hasbro to find the Next Great Game. Hasbro, a leader in gaming and behind many classics like Scrabble, Monopoly and Battleship, took to the crowd and Indiegogo to find a fresh, innovative game idea to turn into the next great face-to-face party game.
Today, we’re excited to announce that Hasbro has selected Irresponsibility: The Mr. Toast Card Game as the grand prize winner. Over 500 game concept ideas were submitted to the Next Great Game challenge, and Hasbro narrowed it down to 5 finalists who ran crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo. These finalists were judged on gameplay mechanics, overall theme, potential for “fun-ness” and viability.
Irresponsibility: The Mr. Toast Card Game is a fast-paced, family-friendly card game featuring comic character Mr. Toast and his fun friends including Joe the Egg and Sharky Bacon. Players try to shirk responsibility by having fun being irresponsible while also trying to stop their opponents by saddling them with more responsibility. The campaign raised over $10,000 from more than 200 backers. Dan Goodsell, creator of the winning game, will receive the grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to Hasbro headquarters for advice, mentoring and assistance from Hasbro’s game development team to help make his game a reality.
Since our inception in 2008, Indiegogo has seen many amazing game ideas receive validation and come to life via crowdfunding. Just recently, Indivisible raised over $1.8 million for its 2D RPG action game, releasing a free prototype during the campaign for their backers to play. Mashball combined all classic toss games into one innovative game for all ages, raising over $33,000. EduStack created a fun way to learn math and astronomy. Indiegogo is proud to be a platform where every idea, big or small, can get a shot at success.