4 Days until Diatoms launches on Kickstarter!
Ludoliminal Update September 22nd, 2023

Hello, Friend!

It’s the Friday before our Diatoms’ Kickstarter goes live on Tuesday Sept. 26th @ 11am. If you haven’t signed up to be notified yet, why not now?
We can't wait to make this game a reality and we need your help on Tuesday to spread the word and make sure anyone who would enjoy playing this lovely, puzzly, sci-art game knows about the launch!

If you've been following along, you probably recognize the Diatom pieces in the gif animation, but what about this next photo below?
The very first water tiles...
It’s the very first prototype that would eventually become Diatoms!

Some of you may have even playtested one of the early versions of the game back in 2021 or early 2022 when we were calling it “Fraxagon.” It’s come a long way and now has a theme that we absolutely adore and hope you do too!
So how does one end up making a game about algae art? It involves lots of prototyping, an aquarium, and an internet rabbit-hole… You can read the story and see more early prototype photos here.
Thanks for reading, friend, and I hope you’ll support Diatoms when it launches on Tuesday, the 26th!
~ Sabrina, Keeper-of-Design-Lore, Ludoliminal
P.S. - We're still looking for more families in the Pittsburgh, PA, USA area with kids in the 3-6 yo range to be part of ongoing playtests this fall for a digital game that supports math skills. Take a peek below if you're interested!
Over the next several months, we're running playtests for an in-development digital game from one of our partners that is designed to encourage and support mathematical thinking and identity in young children.
Digital App Playtest for kids agest 3-6 and their guardian
If your family has kids in the 3-6 age range, we invite you to sign up to playtest with us. Playtesting may involve trying the app out on your own at home and/or signing up to bring your kids to an in-person playtest so we can observe how they use the game. This playtest for families in the Pittsburgh, PA area only. Families that complete the entire playtest will receive a small monetary gift card and, if you like, a complimentary subscription to the game you playtested (for Apple store). Use the signup link to join the list for this special ongoing playtest. The next playtest round for this game will be sometime in October

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