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!
We offer discounted rates for startups and new businesses. Get in touch to find out more!
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.
Between us, we've got a lot of experience in the tabletop games industry. We also both come from a management background, and are experienced planners, coaches and trainers. Sophie has been offering business support for local small business for a while now (check out her her site if you want to see some testimonials), but we've started offering this service to the games industry under the Needy Cat banner. If you've got a small company, we can help you with:
- Planning, both long-term and day-to-day
- Administrative rescue (getting out from under piles of paperwork!)
- Figuring out your next steps
- Managing freelancers and coordinating workflow
- Ongoing coaching and mentoring
The service is charged at an hourly rate, but we offer an introductory £30 "coffee and cake" session, a 90-minute chat where we can identify issues and help you work out what your needs are.
Don't see what you're looking for? We might still be able to help you, or might know someone who can. Contact us and we'll see what we can do!