Game Industry News for May 8th, 2016

New and Upcoming Crowdfunding Projects

Live Now: Skyways by Eagle Games

Skyways

Skyways is a strategic block-connecting city-building game for the whole family! You and your opponents build the city, floor by floor, while connecting these high-rises with skyways.

Live Now: Moods of the Mad King from Gallant Knight Games

Moods of the Mad King is a micro-game for 2 to 4 players, where the players assume the role of a playwright in the court of The Mad King! The Mad King demands a play to suit his current feelings, but with his ever-changing moods and propensity for beheadings, all the playwrights are stealing secrets from each other and scrambling to gather information from those close to the king in order to create the perfect play!

Coming May 30th: Zombicide Green Horde from Cool Mini or Not

Zombicide: Green Horde is coming to Kickstarter on May 30 at 3 PM EST. It is the standalone sequel to Zombicide: Black Plague. Set in the same medieval era, players will take on the role of Survivors looking to defeat the shuffling, undead menace by any means possible.

Coming 2018 – Rambo: The Board Game from Everything Epic

The one man army is coming to the tabletop with miniatures! Everything Epic announced they have secured the license to produce the official Rambo: The Board Game! Coming to Kickstarter January 2018

New Products – games, expansions, new decks, etc

First look at The Thing: Infection at Outpot 13 from USAopoly

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is the first board game collaboration between online store Mondo and USAopoly’s designer games division, Project Raygun, and is based on the John Carpenter’s classic 1982 horror film The Thing, where a lethal, shape-changing alien starts to copy the occupants of an Antarctic research station.

Preview of Attack Wing Wave 30- I.K.S. Koraga (Repaint) 

WizKids/NECA will release Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave 30 this May and StarTrek.com has the exclusive first look at the ships in the upcoming expansion packs, concluding with the I.K.S. Koraga.

Preview of the new HeroClix Marvel Knights Fast Forces pack

Take to the mean streets of New York City to visit the heroes that make it their business, some very literally, to keep criminal scum out of their neighborhoods with the Marvel Knights Fast Forces Pack, part of Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War.

Preview of the Hera Syndulla and C1-10P Ally Pack for Imperial Assault

When you have Hera Syndulla and Chopper at your side, the odds are good that you’re fighting the right fight. And even if you find yourself outnumbered, you’ll have the vision and talent to make the best of your situation.

Preview of the Lumen Fidei Adventure for T.I.M.E Stories

Lumen Fidei

Lumen Fidei is the fifth expansion for T.I.M.E Stories, inviting you and your friends to travel back to Medieval Spain near the end of the Reconquista.

Tournament at Camelot available now from WizKids

Play as legendary characters (Protagonists), battling opponents with weapon cards—Arrows, Swords, Deception, Sorcery and even Alchemy. With the grace of Godsend cards and the aid of their special Companions, even the most injured players can make a complete comeback in this trick-taking card game.

Coming Soon: New expansion for Between Two Cities from Stonemaier Games

Between Two Cities: Capitals expands the base game by adding several new challenges:  Landscape mats that give each city a unique layout to build on and around, districts that give players a majority bonus for connecting specific types of tiles, and a new type of building tile called civic Building Tiles.  Between Two Cities: Capitals will be ready for release in July 2017. There will not be a Kickstarter or pre-orders from Stonemaier.

Coming soon: Lorenzo il Magnifico from Cool Mini or Not

In Lorenzo il Magnifico, players are the heads of noble families visiting various locations around Florence during the Renaissance period. They’ll gain valuable resources, develop their military power, and influence powerful characters around town, all in an effort to gain more prestige.

Coming soon: Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies! expansion from Plaid Hat Games

Dead of Winter: Warring Colonies

Team up and battle your friends in the new expansion.  In the Warring Colonies variant, unique main objectives set two colonies against each other as they battle for territory with a new fighting system that includes tactics cards, bullet tokens, and 12-sided combat dice.

Coming Soon: New Expansion for Imperial Assault

Heart of the Empire expands your campaign and skirmish games with three heroes and thirteen other figures. Coruscant comes to life with dozens of new map tiles and more than 130 cards. New energy shield and rubble tokens will throw a wrench in your opponent’s plans by modifying the battlefield, and new power tokens give you more control over your fate than ever before!Scheduled to arrive at retailers in the third quarter of 2017!

Coming Soon: Whims of the Sultan, a new expansion for Five Tribes

With Whims of the Sultan, up to 5 players can now vie to control the 5 fabulous cities and work to satisfy the Sultan’s requirements. This expansion can be played with the base game alone or along with “The Artisans of Naqala” expansion. It is expected to be available in August for North America.

Other News

Release of Hotshots delayed

Due to manufacturing setbacks, the release of Hotshots, the cooperative, press-your-luck firefighting game, will be delayed. The game was originally scheduled for launch on May 31, 2017. Now the game will be available later this summer, on a date to be determined. A revised street date will be provided when the manufacturing is completed, which is likely to be within a month.

Passport Game Studios partner with Rule & Make

Passport Game Studios announced that they have signed a distribution partnership with Australian publishing house Rule & Make to bring a variety of new games to their worldwide catalog beginning at Gen Con 50 in August, 2017, including Skyward: The Airborne City, Entropy: Worlds Collide, Smiths of Winterforge, Robots & Rockets, Tavern Fame, and more to be announced.

Green Ronin Publishing gain Lazarus license

Green Ronin Publishing announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Greg Rucka to adapt his critically-acclaimed Lazarus series from Image Comics as a setting for its forthcoming Modern AGE Roleplaying Game.

 

 

 

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