Invercargill audience chosen to test game

Invercargill City Library digital content creator Kayla Davidson gets ready to run a playtest for the card game Bears vs ...
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Invercargill City Library digital content creator Kayla Davidson gets ready to run a playtest for the card game Bears vs Babies.

A game that involves players building a bear and battling babies is coming to Invercargill. 

The Invercargill City Library staff submitted a satirical video to the creators of the card game Bears vs Babies in a bid to be one of the first in the world to try the card game.

Invercargill City Library digital content creator Kayla Davidson said the video was a hit, reaching almost 5000 people and ensuring their spot in the trail.

They were one of 42 different locations around the world selected to playtest the card game.

"Its pretty amazing, people in Invercargill will be some of the first people in the world to have a go at this game."

The game was created by the duo that brought the world the card game Exploding Kittens.

Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal cartoonist Matthew Inman raised $3,215,679 for the game on Kickstarter, from more than 85,581 backers. 

"It is a big deal in the gaming community," Davidson said. 

The game was targeted towards teens and adults, she said. 

"It is a nonsense game."

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The game required players to construct a bear of mass-destruction, while simultaneously fending off a hoard of attacking babies. 

"It really is something different."

To be the first to trial the game, head to the Invercargill City Library Playtest at 5.30pm on February 17, players must register in advance. 

 - Stuff

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