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  • Sam Kennedy


Lock & Spell: A Game of Fortunes is officially available for pre-order! You can check out the details and pre-order your copy at the newly improved JVS Shop. All pre-orders come with a free Lock & Spell Scorepad and vinyl Skull sticker!

The game will be released on April 18th, with pre-orders shipping the same day. It will retail for $24.99.

My goal is to get the game on the shelves at indie board game shops and online retailers. It will be the first big step for Jupiter Valley Studios as a publishing company, and more than anything I hope it allows me to create lasting connections within the board gaming industry and community.

For more info about the game, check out the Lock & Spell page.

I've got a lot of work to do still with Lock & Spell, specifically in regards to sales & marketing. But a massive weight is off my shoulders now that production is done.

So what's next for JVS games?

Children of the Sun! It's a two-player strategy game of creation. Player's take the role of Mesoamerican-inspired deities dueling to create a magnificent landscape. They are the sun god's children, set forth upon Earth to show the sun god's love for the moon. It's a concept I've been working on for awhile now, and the gameplay to go along with it is unique and engaging. A good old-fashioned two-player duel!

I'm planning on writing a designer diary for the project, which will be exclusive to JVS Newsletter subscribers. It will be fun to share progress along the way! The game is planned for release in 2024.

As for what's immediately next, I'm going to be diving into Junicka Valley: Book Two and the first issue of Callisto Magazine. Both of which I'm excited for! Expect the next couple blog posts to cover those topics. (Because I've got lots to say!)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy playing Lock & Spell!



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