Needy Cat Games offers a range of services to the tabletop games industry. Whether you're an established design studio
or a newcomer to the industry, we may have something to offer - check out our services below and let us help you out!
Bespoke Game Design
If you have an idea for a tabletop game but don’t have the time or know-how to make it a reality, we can help! With a number of published games to our name, and more in the pipeline, we're confident that we can deliver a design that will suit your needs.
Working with you to create a strong brief, we’ll keep you informed through all stages of design, from first prototype to final-stage playtest. You'll always have the freedom to say what you think and have your voice heard - we pride ourselves on our ability to take feedback on board and work collaboratively with the client.
All prices are agreed up-front, based on the scope and complexity of the game. This price includes prototyping, playtesting and promotion of the game - there are no additional charges unless the client changes the brief. If you'd like to know more about how we design games, our nine-stage process can be found here.
The fee for a game design project varies, but is agreed in the first stages of the project.
This is one of our most popular services - after all, writing clear, concise and unambiguous rules isn’t easy! No matter how good a designer you are, it's almost impossible to do a good job of reviewing your own work. We’ll give your rules document a thorough once-over, then spend time with you (face-to-face or online) to deliver feedback and suggest improvements.
A review can flag up any number of issues, including:
- Ambiguities and omissions
- Overly complex language
- Poor flow of information
- Inconsistency of wording
- Obvious gameplay issues
This service is charged at a standard hourly rate, with an estimate agreed in advance based on a quick scan of the rules document.
Bespoke game design and rules review are our core services, but they're not all we offer.
Game Design Consultancy
This is a newly-introduced service, because we've found that a number of clients want to get some insight into the tabletop games industry. We charge a fixed hourly rate for consultancy, which can be delivered face-to-face, over the phone or via Skype.
Coaching and Mentoring
Although entering the world of tabletop games design can seem daunting for newcomers, it doesn’t need to be. We can help anyone wanting to get started in the industry, providing an ongoing coaching / mentoring service so you’ve always got someone to turn to when you’ve got questions.
If your game is lacking art assets, we can help you find and manage freelance artists that fit your budget and preferred art style. Our team has experience managing groups of over a hundred freelance artists at once, and will ensure that everything runs smoothly and on-time.