Get Well Games was founded in 2013, by Christopher Burtt. Christopher is the game designer, web developer, salesforce and marketer. The first game, Back Up!, launched in October 2013. Christopher developed it while recovering from back surgery, with lots of help from friends and family. Oh Baby: The Pregnancy Card Game was released in April 2014. We also create custom card games for conferences, training, gifts and corporate events with EnGame. For detailed history, see The Secret Origins of Get Well Games.
Owner Get Well Games
Columbia MBA, 13 Yrs Prod Mgmt
Back Surgery in Apr 2013
To provide entertaining and educational games to brighten the lives of people coping with disease and challenging courses of treatment.
Get Well Games believes in giving back to the community, so we are donating 5% of net profits to charity. Back Up! proceeds will go to FOCOS (The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine). The mission of FOCOS is to provide optimum orthopedic care and improve quality of life in Ghana and other countries. Their mission fits well with Get Well Games' mission of providing games to brighten the lives of people coping with disease and challenging courses of treatment. Oh Baby: The Pregancy Card Game proceeds will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Get Well Games would not be possible without lots of help from family and friends.
Meredith - for early game testing and always being ready to play a game!
Ben - for testing, and great tips on website and design
Mom & Dad - for their constant support, including taking care of me while I recovered from back surgery
Kati - for brainstorming all kinds of pregnancy ideas and shooting the video!
Dave - for putting the idea in my head
Mark, Leslie, David & Tracy - for serving as guinea pigs for the rules. (Special thanks to Mark for the "!")
Keldrick, Tracy, Jenn, Ryan, Meeghan, Jennifer, Sharon, Abbie, Chris and my whole family- for playing the Oh Baby prototype
My TAB Board - for their advice and support
I've had a lifetime of inspirations playing games, but there were a few in particular that helped now.
Fluxx - Great card game that helped me in designing the box and finding a printer
Uno - Meredith's favorite game, more help with design and keeping games simple but fun
Kinky Boots - Inspired me to find work that is the most beautiful thing in the world to me, for Charlie and Simon it is shoes, for me it is games. Also, to chase after miracles.