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For Immediate Release

Sept 29, 2016

Button Shy Games would like to announce that their 2-player game, Ahead in the Clouds will be launching on Kickstarter on October 4th.

About the Game

Ahead in the Clouds is a 2-player sky high resource management game, designed by up-and-coming designer, Daniel Newman with art by Bryan Fischer. Gameplay lasts around 20 minutes and yet gives you the feel of a Euro that fits in your back pocket.

The citizens of the Empacta skies long for the days where everyone, not just the wealthy, can ditch their masks and breathe the precious air that they call their home. As an industrialist, you will collect dust particles from the air and water vapor from the clouds to convert to hydrogen and oxygen.

In Ahead in the Clouds, two players will take actions assembling buildings, obtaining and converting resources, and cloudbursting (breaking up the established network of buildings) in order to fulfill contracts before the blimp visits. The player with the most contracts after 8 rounds is the victor.

Also note, Ahead in the Clouds is the first in the Button Shy Wallet line that will use more than just cards. Players will need to use cubes or coins they have lying around or can pledge for a deluxe copy that will come with some cardboard tokens.

About the Designer, Daniel Newman

Ahead in the Clouds is Daniel's first game to be published. In 2017, Jellybean Games will be publishing Tomb of Doom! (co-designed with Peter C. Hayward) which is based on Daniel's design Enemy Anemone, a finalist for the 2016 Cardboard Edison Award. He has several other games in various stages of review and development, so keep an eye out for more from him soon!

About Button Shy Games

Button Shy is the little guy in the big competitive board game world. Instead of trying to compete with the many great publishers out there, we decided to do things our own way. We order Wallet Games in parts and assemble them here in the US. It's an old fashioned mom and pop style operation, releasing high quality, yet personal little games.

We release a new game each month and have a great following of repeat customers. As a result, we've built the Board Game of the Month Club, a subscription service where you receive unreleased microgames, promo cards, a newsletter with interviews and game-related comics, and big Kickstarter discounts.... every month.

You can contact Button Shy Games at: or on Twitter at @buttonshy

Ahead in the Clouds will be on Kickstarter from Oct 4, 2016 to Oct 15th, 2016
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Jeremy Keith

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I sort of wish the girl had a bit of a different look to her face shape and such, but the game looks like great fun!
Nice job and believe you will do very well
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