How many games are there for Blinks?
The Core Set and Expansion Set ship with rules for a total of 14 Games.
The Community Set adds 6 awesome games to the library, designed and developed by a curated set of game designers from the Blinks dev community.
Blinks has a game library of 20 titles and many more in development.
*In most cases, we publish a single game on a single Blinks, however, in the Expansion Set, we published 3 games for a single Blink. The games on the Widgets Blink have wildly different, fun, strategic and social dynamics that keep us playing for hours. And by design it can be used to create and play your own games without limitation.
Last updated: April 30, 2020 22:07
Are Blinks durable?
Yes, they are drop tested in the same factory that LEGOs are produced… we think LEGOs are pretty durable (sorry ‘bout your feet).
Moreover, we’ve been carrying and playing with our early production Blinks for over a year and a half and they work just as well as the day we got them. The material used for the sides is technically bulletproof, and the top membrane which is soft to the touch does get marked up by finger nails over time, but this is only noticeable when not in use.
Last updated: April 30, 2020 22:09
How are Blinks powered?
Each Blink is powered by a single replaceable battery. More specifically, it uses a coin cell battery (Cr2032), which is the kind you find in a wristwatch or many key fobs, for example.
Last updated: April 30, 2020 22:31
How long do batteries last?
Blinks should run for 40+ hours of active gameplay. There are a lot of power-management features to extend battery life. Blinks go to sleep on their own after 10 minutes of inactivity, or can be forced to sleep with a “sleeper hold” �
Last updated: April 30, 2020 22:31
Can I make my own games for Blinks?
Yes. Developer tools will be available in the pledge manager and all Blinks are reprogrammable. We even sell Blinks without games on them called “Blanks” that you can store yet to be released games on.
In addition to being open-source, we put a lot of thought and time into making them incredibly easy to begin programming with. Blinks can be a great way to learn how to code.
Last updated: April 30, 2020 22:35
Are there Developer Kits?
Yes! Blinks are incredibly developer friendly. They are available on our website and will be available after the Kickstarter campaign in our pledge manager.
Last updated: May 01, 2020 08:59
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we’ve shipped all over the world. Shipping will be calculated in the pledge manager and based on our previous campaigns most international orders will be in the $25 - $35 range. If you think you might be an outlier, just send us a message!
Last updated: May 08, 2020 09:52
What are these "Blanks" I hear about?
“Blanks” are Blinks without games on them. We sell them in addition to Blinks to allow you to play games at literally any scale. There is no limit to the number of Blinks you can connect. Blanks are perfect for the family that wants to play together or host a party and they are also the place for developers to create and store their own games. Blanks will be available from our pledge manager at $59 for each additional pack of 6 Blanks.
Last updated: May 08, 2020 09:58
What is the difference between the 3 Developer Kits?
The Bare Bones Developer Kit has everything you need to design and develop your own games on Blinks using your own computer. This includes a hardware programmer, developer Blinks for testing your code or games, and a publishing tool to allow you to write over any of the Blinks and bring your game with you.
The 6-Pack and 12-Pack include the Bare-Bones developer kit but add additional Blinks for your own games and a sushi roll to store them in at a discounted bundle price.
Last updated: June 24, 2020 17:24
What is BackerKit?
BackerKit is a service that crowdfunded project creators use to keep track of hundreds to tens of thousands of backers—from shipping details, pledge levels, preferences and quantities, whether they have paid or had their card declined, special notes, and everything in between!
The BackerKit software and support team is independent from the campaign’s project team—BackerKit does not handle the actual reward shipping. For more information about the preparation or delivery status of your rewards, please check the project's updates page.
How does BackerKit work?
After the campaign ends, the project creator will send you an email with a unique link to your survey. You can check out a walkthrough of the process here.
I never received my invitation. How do I complete the survey?
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How do I update my shipping address?
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When will my order be shipped, charged or locked?
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