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:

And now the work begins! Surveys + Timeline info!
about 1 year ago – Wed, May 09, 2018 at 09:30:51 AM

What's up Earybody?!

Happy May! The VStheUNIVERSE team has hit the ground running since the campaign ended and we're happy to say we have some updates that we're excited to share with you now that the funds have been transferred into our account.

The BackerKit is coming!


We're assembling our BackerKit and getting everything ready for our backers as we speak! You'll be finalizing your order as well as paying for shipping in BackerKit. If you want to add any additional copies of the game, you'll be able to do so in the BackerKit. We're happy to be working with this company as they've helped thousands of projects across the world and now we're a part of it!

Expansion details!

We're compiling all of the suggestions that people submitted from the campaign, including the KS comments + live playtests and convention appearances. We'll have more details on the voting process for this in the coming weeks.

"I'm Your Biggest Fan" pledge tier backers! 

We're in the process of getting all of our demo decks back from different sources like board game shoppes and other game companies. We'll be sending a KS survey soon where we'll collect your address so we can send you your demo decks along with a special message from us.

"New Band Mate" pledge tier backers!

For our new band mates, we'll be sending out a survey before the end of the month (if not sooner) to gather some info from you. We'll take this info and then send it off to our artist so we can get your likeness in the game!

Theme Song tier backers!

If you backed our Geek Show KS campaign then you'll know what to expect here. Theme Song surveys will collect all the necessary info from you so that we can craft your theme song.

Notice a theme here? It's a lot of surveys.

Print & Play version!

We're happy that we'll be offering two different Print & Play versions of the game to our backers! We'll be releasing a P&P file that includes all of our demo cards in June, and then releasing a retail-ready P&P with all of the nice art we have at a later date.

Our TENTATIVE timeline!

  • MAY - Send out surveys + work with our artist to finalize some assets.
  • JUNE - Finalize character portraits and begin assembling cards for PrintNinja. Conclude voting process for the expansion. First P&P version is released.
  • JULY - Proofread cards & box art for errors, and work with PrintNinja to assemble P&P files.
  • FALL 2018 - Begin production of game in China and await prototype copies for approval. Retail-ready P&P version released.
  • WINTER - Fulfillment begins!

The above timeline is subject to change. If there are any changes to the above timeline we'll be sure to communicate them with our backers ASAP.


Final thoughts!

We're still in a state of shock at the amount of support we've gotten for this game! When we hit our goal we were stunned. We couldn't believe that all of our work paid off and that we're now going to be able to release this game that was near and dear to our hearts. The real work begins now, and we're eager to jump in with both feet.

One of our biggest supporters during the campaign was Ironrise Games, and they JUST launched their own tabletop game on Kickstarter yesterday! Please check it out! You may notice some familiar faces on the cards and in the video...

Pledge to Ironrise now!
Pledge to Ironrise now!


~ The VStheUNIVERSE team

We're funded! So what happens now?
about 1 year ago – Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 06:10:31 AM

Earworm is funded!

The campaign is over, but the production and logistics aspect has just begun! 

What happens now?

Kickstarter will take about two weeks to collect pledges and send the money to us. Once we have those funds we can begin to work on all of the other aspects of the game.

Next week we'll send out some surveys to collect information from our backers so we can do some work on assembling theme songs and character portraits. Once we touch base with our production partners we'll be able to provide a timeline of what to expect in the next few weeks and months as we ramp up production!

Adding games!

A few backers have asked us about adding additional copies to their order. We'll be looking into this and getting back to everyone sometime next week!

Final voting round results!

Your final round of voting results are below!

  • "Istanbul" by They Might By Giants
  • "Simple & Clean" by Utada Hikaru
  • aaaaaaand "Toxic" by Britney Spears!

Expansion Pack voting!

Did your song not make it in? Don't worry! Y'all unlocked a 36-card expansion during the campaign which is AWESOME because it means we can make a better, fuller game for you! We'll be making a separate post for the expansion next week. Can't wait to see what goes in!


Thank you backers! We <3 you! We'll chat next week! ^_^

~ Aaron, and the VStheUNIVERSE team

WE DID IT! FUNDED! Now, about those stretch goals....
about 1 year ago – Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 06:52:36 PM

Holy cow. With less than 7 hours left we've crossed the finish line! Earworm will become a reality!

Thank you thank you thank you! Everyone on the VStheUNIVERSE team is cheering and hollerin' up a storm. We couldn't have done it without you - thank you.

So...now what? Well, if we can swing it we are going to make the game better. We've updated our list of stretch goals since y'all blew past our social goal and got a 36-card expansion added to the game. See below:

Backers will vote on what the first stretch goal expansion will be.
Backers will vote on what the first stretch goal expansion will be.

There's no way we can get to those later stretch goals...right?



Join us for our livestream tonight! We'll be livestreaming the final hour of the campaign starting at 8PM CDT right here on Kickstarter Live!

~ Aaron and the rest of the VStheUNIVERSE team

The final round of voting is HERE! BACKERS ONLY!
about 1 year ago – Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 11:02:05 AM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

about 1 year ago – Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 10:43:37 AM


We said we'd include a free expansion to Earworm if we hit 150 shares of our posts and you managed to blow past that to 162 shares in 2 days! HOLY COW!

We'll be adding a 36-card expansion to every copy of the game. It will consist of 27 KS-backer chosen cards + 9 write-in cards. We will be holding another round of voting after the campaign ends to determine what these 27 cards will be!

This all means we'll still be accepting song submissions in the comments section, so submit songs if you haven't already!

None of this will matter unless we get funded, so tell your friends about the game! Heck, tell your enemies. We're not picky.

Want to continue spreading the word?

You know what to do!

We may have some other fun end-of-campaign social stretch goals to plow through as well. We'll also be updating our stretch goals tomorrow to coincide with the bigger base game. See you tomorrow!

~ Aaron & the VStheUNIVERSE team