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A project in Utrecht, Netherlands by DUSTBITERS TEAM

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A quick and furious card game about rival car gangs racing to outrun a giant dust storm.
Backers: 2682
Average Pledge Per Backer: €35

Funded: €93,178 of €22,000
Dates: Aug 2nd -> Sep 1st (30 days)
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Latest News

Final Stretch! 48 hours to go!

August 30th - via:
The finish line approaches! We're rounding the final corner and hurtling into the final 48 hours of the campaign! Dustbiters will soon be upon us! Thanks to you lovely people we've already amasssed an incredible 340% of our funding goal. Thank you so... (Read More)


August 27th - via:
Thanks to your incredible efforts our second stretch goal target has been surpassed! Soon the rearview mirrors of all with a GAME + ZINE (and up!) tier pledge will be adorned with a delightful, dangling Ice Cream Van! Thank you all so much! And that... (Read More)


August 25th - via:
Before my involvement in DUSTBITERS there had already been a few rounds of decks with various card doodles. These were usually scribbled on card sized pieces of paper, where the focus was quick iteration for playtesting, not polished visuals. But not... (Read More)


August 22nd - via:
Making games is usually the opposite of straightforward, so let’s talk about some of the things that did not make the final cut for Dustbiters! Please rise for the cars that were thought up, tested, and then ruthlessly scrapped: BLOCKADE, BOMB... (Read More)


August 19th - via:
One of the coolest moments we had setting up this kickstarter campaign was receiving the raw video from Tim Schafer that would become our main video. His support and encouragement had already been invaluable on our path here, but having him take the... (Read More)


August 18th - via:
Today we’re at the halfway mark of our Kickstarter campaign, and we're still well ahead of the giant Dust Storm chasing us all, things are looking HOT! Time for a quick recap: After getting funded on day 1 (in 16 hours!) we went on to unlock our... (Read More)

Dustbiters Is a Quick-Paced Card Game That Mashes Card Placement and Mad Max-Style Car Combat

August 18th - via:
The new card game Dustbiters is a remarkably quick-paced game that successfully captures the frantic energy of battling a rival car gang while also trying to survive a dust storm. Last month, several popular game developers launched the Kickstarter for Dustbiters, a new card game that values simplicity and style over complexity. (Read More)

Dustbiters Steam Sale Extravaganza

August 16th - via:
Does the wait for your copy of Dustbiters seem too dang slow? Or do you want to know more about our credentials as game designers before committing to that GAME + MERCH tier? We absolutely understand.  Presenting... the Dustbiters Steam Sale... (Read More)


August 13th - via:
Despite my love for typography in general, I’ve always been limited to looser, hand-drawn type, with uneven heights, lines and general wonkiness. I like to call it a style, and it is, but it's also a way to avoid the real hard labor involved in... (Read More)


August 11th - via:
WOW! We did it everyone, €44,000! You all get a FREE beautiful massive 4” mirror foil DUSTBITERS logo sticker. I for one can't wait to slap mine on a lamp post. For those who like extras, we've also made it available as an add-on! Wait, add-ons?... (Read More)


August 11th - via:
Hey everyone, Robbie here! Big thanks to everybody who's backed the campaign so far, you are incredible and we couldn't be happier and more grateful. It's been an amazing start, but let's keep it going! We're super close to unlocking our first... (Read More)


August 7th - via:
DUSTBITERS was one of the easiest projects to say “YES!” to in my life. I had been itching to draw a card game for some time when JW and Robbie reached out with the project, which was already fleshed out and in playtesting. It felt like when... (Read More)


August 5th - via:
Gather around car-children, it's time to tell you the Dustbiters origin story. Back in 2016, Robbie Fraser & I were part of an unforgettable road trip up the coast of Mozambique. We'd just gotten past a stressful border crossing from South... (Read More)

STRETCH GOALS? Stretch goals!

August 3rd - via:
Hey, remember just a little over 24 hours ago, when noone even knew Dustbiters existed? Well, With the success of our Kickstarter we are now able to make the print version a reality, and it seems like we need some stretch goals. We have a plan:... (Read More)

WE'RE FUNDED! 0 to 100 in 16 hours

August 3rd - via:
Whoaaa!!! Thank you all so much, we've truly zoomed over the finish line! Throughout the five years that we worked on Dustbiters, the goal of having a high quality printed deck has always felt like our driving purpose, but also the one big challenge... (Read More)

Dustbiters is the Mad Max Card Game We’ve Been Waiting For

August 3rd - via:
Dustbiters is described as a “quick and furious card game about rival car gangs racing to outrun a giant dust storm.” And yes, that’s about it. It’s a fast game with few rules, just like you’d expect in the apocalypse. (Read More)

Dustbiters is basically Mad Max: Fury Road as a card game, from Minit, Broforce and Disc Room devs

August 2nd - via:
Dustbiters is a two-player game that appears to take more than a sprinkle of inspiration from Mad Max: Fury Road, the latest entry in George Miller’s long-running action movie series. The players control rival gangs of cars as they speed through a desert, trying to outpace the dust storm on their tail and destroy their opponent’s vehicles first. (Read More)

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