In the game Immune Force players experience the power and ingenuity of the body's natural defenses and the variety of microbial dangers it faces.
The game takes place in a human body, where players cooperate to mobilize the immune system, harnessing macrophages, neutrophils, Killer T-cells, vaccines, treatments, antibodies, and bacteriophages, fighting a continuous onslaught of over two dozen types of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and cancers.
Each of the different microbes and immune defenses act in accordance with current scientific and medical understanding.
Concepts may be complex, but game play is simple enough to be fun for all ages.
Here is video (18 min) on how to play the game.
NOTE: all of the materials here are for the play-test version. Art has been commissioned but is not ready yet. All images in the play-test version are either public domain, CC license permitting this use, or purchased royalty-free from Shutterstock. Credits are here.
Here are links to some current documents and images for background about the game.
The art needed for this game is described below, with current examples. The goal of the art is to make simple but appealing art for all the parts that have some common style. Target age range is 8-12 years, but should also be appealing to adults, not 'dumbed-down'.
Because the tokens are only 1/2", I assume those would be line drawings, but whatever you think will work well.
Each cell type needs a color that will be used on the back of the token.
The best way to get an idea of what the cell types can look like is to search for images of them. There are many many drawings of each type.
The immune system cell types are:
The board has a drawing in one corner of how viruses and bacteria stimiulate the production of antibodies. The drawing now on the board is good in its meaning, but needs to be re-drawn using the style used for the cell types above. The drawing is 5" (127mm) or 700px. It should be 700px x 600px to fit better. This image is a key one showing (simplified) how the adaptive immune system works. It is a technical image that has to be scientifically correct (as it is now), but can have style if it works and does not detract from the information.
There are 4 card types. Each has its own color and can have its own style, but the 4 styles have to work together. What I need is 4 card templates, I will insert the bioimages. Here are some sample play-test cards to give you an idea.
There is one exception to re-drawing the bioimages. The image below I cannot get for commercial use, so I need it redrawn. Content is important, style and colors are your choice.
There are 3 image overlays on the board, and these have to be created, though two I can do as simple color patches if we want. The first is the memory bank (upper right). That is the important one, and described above. The second image is the 'Victory Pile' which is just a place to put disease cards after the disease is defeated. There are no requirements for this, anything goes, even just a green box. The third piece, which is optional and might be removed, is the places for the 4 card piles. That works as is on the current board because the cards we have used for play-testing are small. But the cards for the final game will be full sized, so it is not clear if 4 full size piles will work in that space.