Sud (Sudhir), Pushkar and I started making Kotay in 2013 when we were at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, at various stages of a Phd.
With little knowledge of what this would entail, we started off armed with a 3D printer (Sud battled with it for our first set/prototype) and an amazing (relentless?) community of people willing to test our game.
The game was inspired by our own gaming experiences with Settlers of Catan, Age of Empires and Battle for Westnoth. We would like to thank all the people who played and tested this game over the years. Their feedback and encouragement have been instrumental in making Kotay the awesome game that it is today (yes, we a bit proud!). In particular, Anup, Niraj and Ankita contributed to the early game rules.
Play testers in random order-
Sreeja, Anagh, Anup, Mehrab, Niraj, Nitesh, Anand, Janani, Ankita, Avantika, Calvin, Leanna, Prashanthi, Annapurna, Reety, Karan, Hardik, Vaibhav, Krishan B, Siddharth, Jesh, Velocity, Mundhra, Elof, Karthik, Kshiraja, Pavan, Vignesh, Jeoffrey, Laila, Shalini, Janet, Tessa, Filippo, Lutfi. I am sure there are quite a few I’ve left out. If you see this and remember having played Kotay, Reach Out!
We wouldn’t have been able to make this game without help from Chris aka zombie king.
We hope you will have the chance to play Kotay and do let us know what you think!