Earworm - Become a music legend in this rockin' party game!

Created by VStheUNIVERSE

Earworm is a party game for people who LOVE music! Earworm is suited for groups of all shapes and sizes and can be played anywhere! In everything that VStheUNIVERSE produces, a healthy amount of music is infused into its creation. We developed Earworm for the music-lover, the karaoke rockstars, the band geek, the shower singers,...We made this game for ANYONE who loves music. We know you'll love it too! Players have 30 seconds to vocalize a song to their team using any sound they can muster up with one rule: you can't use any lyrics!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Expansion Voting Has Been EXTENDED TO MONDAY NIGHT!
10 months ago – Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 01:36:49 PM

Oh dang, these votes!

We are extending the Expansion Voting Deadline to Monday, July 30th, at 5PM CDT.

Click here to vote on songs for the Expansion!

We've taken a look at the current results for the expansion voting and we are SHOCKED at some of the songs that have been topping the charts! Currently we have 109 registered votes on the expansion survey, but we have over 500 backers which means people need more time to cast their ballots!

NOTE: The expansion is a 36-card pack. This includes 27 user-voted cards plus 9 blank cards.

NOTE 2: Currently "Soul Meets Body" by Death Cab For Cutie has 1 vote, and one of our designers voted for it. He knew he was throwing away the vote with that one, and doesn't care!

To give you a taste of what songs are currently at the top, here are the Top Five:

  • Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas 
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana 
  • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
  • Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
  • Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin 

Happy voting! We'll update you next week with the winners!


Expansion voting is here! + Other updates
10 months ago – Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 11:51:11 PM

What's good Earybody?

Expansion Pack Voting!

The final vote is here! The list of vote-able songs is compiled from non-winners of previous rounds that had high votes, recent playtest suggestions, as well as a few songs submitted after the last round of voting but before the KS campaign ended.

NOTE: The expansion is a 36-card pack. This includes 27 user-voted cards plus 9 blank cards.

Click here to vote on songs that will go into the expansion pack!

Voting will conclude at 5PM CDT this Friday.

Art update!

Unfortunately, our artist came down with a nasty illness in July, so we hit a small delay with our assets timetable, but we've seen some of the new characters he's designed for the game and they're *fantastic!* 

BackerKit update!

So far 78% of you have completed your BackerKit! 78%! We would love to see that number get to 85% or more before August 1st! We will be locking down BackerKit orders on 9/1/18! We will also begin charging cards this day as well.

NOTE: If you need to answer or change your survey before we lock it down and can't find the link, go to this page: https://earworm.backerkit.com/ --> enter your email address and click "Get My Survey".

What if I haven't answered my survey yet? Well, you should! Please try and complete your survey before we lock them down. If you have not completed your survey by the time we lock them down, it might delay the shipping of your game. 

What if my address changes after lockdown? You can continue to change your address up until shortly before we are ready to ship. Please make sure you update any changes to your shipping address in your BackerKit survey. Changing your address in Kickstarter or messaging VStheUNIVERE will not guarantee that it gets updated where it needs to be -- in BackerKit. We will do another update when we are getting ready to lock down addresses but this is just a little warning so everyone knows!

GenCon Meetup!

You voted for the meetup time and we're happy to say the Earworm meetup will be held at 1PM on Saturday! We'll be posting more info about this as GenCon approaches next week.


BackerKit surveys are OUT! PLUS: GenCon meetups!
11 months ago – Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:36:39 PM

Hey there Earybody!

BackerKit surveys are officially OUT THERE!

We unleashed the BackerKit to all backers today since the Smoke Test went well. We encountered one tiny issue with a weight discrepancy and solved it immediately. If you're a Kickstarter backer, you'll have the option to add more games to your order, so go nuts!

We will be available to answer any and all questions about the BackerKit in the comments. Let us know what questions you have and we'll do our best to get to them in a timely manner.

We will be locking down the BackerKit orders in mid-August, and charging people at the end of July, so fill our your BackerKit survey ASAP so you don't miss out!

A note on Local Pick-Up

We are forced to collect shipping on everyone in the BackerKit. When you come to a Local Pick-Up event in Chicago we will refund you your shipping fees. In the event that you do not come to a Local Pick-Up event in Chicago, we'll ship out your game.

GenCon Meetup!

We're figuring out when we can have a meetup at GenCon that works for everyone. You can help us decide when! Head here to vote on a time.


Our friend James from ONE SHOT wrote a pretty cool book that is helpful for any D&D fan! Check it out here and pre-order your copy today!



Smoke Test going out soon!
11 months ago – Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 08:58:46 PM

Hello Earybody!

We're happy to say that we've assembled our BackerKit and are ready to send out a Smoke Test for the checkout process!

What is a Smoke Test?

It's how we test out the BackerKit to see if it works correctly. Only 5% of backers will receive a link to the BackerKit today, and they'll be able to use the BackerKit and give us feedback on the process. If there's a problem, we'll solve it. If there are no problems then we'll have the BackerKit go live for everyone ASAP.


If you were sent a survey but did NOT fill it out, please do so ASAP! This especially goes for our $250 tier backers! If we don't get your survey answers and photos soon then it could delay the art design process quite a bit.



Surveys are out! BackerKit is coming soon! And other updates!
12 months ago – Mon, Jun 04, 2018 at 07:13:02 PM

Happy Monday Earybody!

We've got a lot of updates for you today. Overall things are progressing very nicely despite some setbacks. Read on dear rock stars!

The Game Box

We've been working with PrintNinja on designing our game box and were enamored with a new box option that was presented to us. Instead of using a standard two-piece box that many games utilize, we'll be opting for a nice magnetic-close box that brings a bit more character to the game! 

Surveys! So Many Surveys!

Surveys for all pledge levels (except for the basic tiers) have been sent out to your inboxes! Folks who pledged for the NEW BAND MATE ($250), I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN ($100), and Get Your Own Theme Song ($125) tiers had surveys sent out on Friday night. If you haven't received a survey, please let us know ASAP so we can look into it!

To those of you who pledged for the NEW BAND MATE tier, please be sure to send in your photos! You still have some time!

Additional Playtesting and Deck Work

We've continued to playtest the game with various groups at different locations. The differences between the KS deck and the final retail version deck will be minimal. We now have *more* variant rules we can share with everyone for a fuller game as well.

Playing with different groups and seeing how people respond to certain rulesets and verbiage continues to be incredibly important and rewarding. We're excited to be able to make the game better because of it.

Our Fulfillment Solution & Shipping

After the campaign ended, we received a bit of bad news: our original fulfillment partner would be unable to ship the game for us, and we'd need to shop around for a new solution. Luckily we've teamed up with eFulfilment Service, a partner of PrintNinja. 

By teaming up with eFulfillment, we'll be able to ship the games out with proper tracking and such. The shipping quotes we received from our previous fulfillment partner were slightly lower than eFulfillment's quotes, so each backer can expect to pay $1 extra for shipping for a single order. Order with multiple copies will pay an additional $2, but that amount may get lower as we narrow down our specifics with eFulfillment Service. While we regret the added expense, we think the added value of a better game box plus additional variant rules will make up for it.

Local Pick-Up Party

Do you live in Chicago? We're currently working out a solution so that Chicagoans can pick up the game directly from us. This should eliminate the need for shipping and save local residents some money. More info on this as time progresses.

BackerKit Release

We're finalizing our BackerKit this week. We plan on doing a "smoke test" to make sure all the bells and whistles are working correctly before we distribute surveys to everyone. (Actually, BackerKit calls it a "Smoke Test" but we're inclined to call it a "Sound Check!") You'll have the option to purchase other VtU stuff and additional games at the KS price. We'll be opening the BackerKit for late pledges and pre-orders to others as well.

Expansion Voting

We're nearly done assembling all of the songs from the more recent playtests and the most-voted-on songs from the KS campaign. We anticipate the voting process for the expansion to occur in the next few weeks. We'll be sending out a special update for just that when we're ready to move forward.

One last thing!

Our friends over at Ironrise are in the final hours of their campaign! We've been playtesting their game for the past few years and have fallen in love with it! We encourage you to check it out because it's so so so good!


Click here to check it out!


Keep on rockin' on and we'll talk to you soon!