In October of 2016, April May Games successfully Kickstarted it's second release: "Backyard Birds"! This has been another great year as we continue to develop family friendly games. The campaign for Backyard Birds was even more successful than Bugs and we will soon begin shipping out the game all over the globe. Thanks again to everyone who supported this campaign. We look forward to future releases of more fun family games!
On September 27th, 2016, April May Games launched it's second release on Kickstarter! We've gone from Bugs to Birds in this next Backyard adventure. You'll manage a hand of birds from crows, robins, goldfinches and many more, assembling them into specific flocks—the very flocks that will claim territories for you and score victory points. Two art styles are used in Backyard Birds including award winning watercolor paintings that are used as territories. Check out Backyard Birds now on Kickstarter!
We had such a great time making Backyard Bugs and received many wonderful positive comments from players all over the world. Some have asked, "What's next?"
We've decided to stay in the backyard and are concentrating on more friends that share this area with us. Birds! Backyard Birds is in development and the artwork is coming along quite well.
The gameplay will be quite different from Backyard Bugs and the cards will be rendered using two different artistic styles. We can't wait to show it off, it already looks fantastic. The gameplay mechanics have been in testing since January and many great ideas are emerging.
Stay tuned and be ready for another Kickstarter campaign coming this September!
On October 29, 2015, Backyard Bugs was successfully funded and the game was mass produced and is currently being shipped out. After two years of development, this first release from April May Games became a reality. A big thanks to everyone who supported this project. April May Games will now look forward to producing more family friendly games!
In May of 2013 my then 9 year old daughter was frustrated that she wasn't old enough to play any of the games that the older kids could play. My son and I would play board games and card games almost every weekend and she begged to play but could never grasp the complicated rules and never really liked the games that we played. So, one night I asked her what kind of game she would like to play and her response was: "Something with butterflies or ladybugs." I was very intrigued by what she said and immediately began working on a simple card game that centered on collecting bugs. What kid doesn't like bugs, right? I called it "Ladybugs." I spent small amounts of time here and there developing the game and printing test decks to try out with her. She was thrilled that she had a game which was inspired by her, and that she had the only copy. As she continued to play the game with some of her friends, we could see that others were enjoying it too, so we decided to make the game available to everyone, and that's when our adventure began.