Game Industry News for May 15th and May 23rd

An overview of some of the news and events happening in gaming industry this past week(s).

New and Upcoming Crowdfunding Projects

Live Now: Path of Light and Shadow by Indie Board & Cards

Path of Light and Shadow is a massive empire-building experience, combining area control, deck management, and civilization customization. As players vie for control of The Realms, they must enlist and promote supporters, outfit their burgeoning empire with powerful technologies, align with powerful leaders, and lay siege to rival exiles after the throne. Above all else, each player must decide what type of leader they will become, cruel or merciful. But choose wisely, for each path has its rewards and perils.

Live Now: Ravage – Dungeons of Plunder from Modiphius

Ain’t no Heroes in this game! You play the Blackroot Orcs delving dungeons for loot and teef. Featuring 3 game modes Solo, Co-Op and Treachery for 1-5 players with or without an Evil Overlord.

Live Now: Iunu from LudiCreations

Dynasties of Ancient Egypt rise and fall. Will your rule be strong enough to survive? Build your society, feed your people, and please the gods. Protect your citizens from invaders and secure their places in the afterlife! IUNU (uh-wah-noo) is a game for 2-4 players set in the ancient Egyptian city of the same name, the city of pillars.

New Products – games, expansions, new decks, etc

Preview a Conflict Example in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

The conflicts of Rokugan are not a straight forward affair. Whether in court or on the battlefield, the Great Clans understand the strategic need to keep their tactics close to their chest, revealing themselves only when they are sure to defeat their foes. These intrigues and displays of strength are brought to life during the conflict phase.

Preview of Cities in Ruin, a new expansion for Eldritch Horror

In the Cities in Ruin expansion for Eldritch Horror, Shudde M’ell, the progenitor of the dreaded chthonians, tosses and turns with the cycle of its dreams. Can a few brave investigators scattered across the globe truly hope to stand between this horrifying monstrosity and the utter devastation that heralds its coming?

Preview from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Wonder Woman Gravity Feed.

Here is a closer look at The Flash – one of the new figures in the Wonder Woman feed.

Preview of the upcoming Deluxe Expansions for Ashes, “The Laws of Lions” and “The Song of Soaksend”!

Each Deluxe Expansion will come with its own deck box in one of two styles. The darker style will hold Namine’s deck, “The Song of Soaksend,” while the lighter style is for Odette’s deck, “The Laws of Lions.”

Preview of the Dark Magic of Ankaur Maro in Runewars Miniatures Game

The expansion features one infantry and one cavalry figure for Ankaur Maro as well as new terrain and upgrade, objective, and deployment cards to expand your Runewars Miniatures Game collection.

Preview of Fully Operational, the Engineer’s sourcebook for Star Wars: Age of Rebellion

Fully Operational, the Engineer’s sourcebook for your games of Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion, provides players and gamemasters with a trove of information about Engineers, those brave Rebels who provide an additional level of support for the cause with their technical skills and talents.

Preview of the Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack for Armada

The Imperial heart of the sixth wave of expansions for Star Wars™: Armada, the Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier promises to add new punch to the Empire’s squadrons when it arrives with the Imperial Light Carrier Expansion Pack

Advanced look at the rules for the new expansion for Quadropolis

Your city is expanding and citizen needs have become more important. As a Mayor, you must provide them the Public Services that will make their daily life better.

Coming Soon: New creatures added to WizKids Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures line

WizKids announced they are adding previously unavailable and long sought after creatures to their Dungeons & Dragons unpainted miniatures line.  Prepare to bring new races like the dragonborn, tiefling and genasi into your clan or customize your displacer beast, beholder or even Demogorgon to terrify the adventuring party with a plot twist. Now your characters and monsters can be as unique and creative as the adventure itself.

Coming Soon: Flatline from Renegade Game Studios

Flatline, the latest game by Kane Klenko, will be available on May 31st! This real-time cooperative dice game, set in the Fuse universe, will challenge teams to save patients on their ship that have been brought to the medical bay. With only one minute per round, players will need to work together and carefully plan out their strategies.

Coming Soon: Gekido from Cool Mini or Not

In the future, sports fans aren’t entertained by something as mundane as football or baseball. They want to see high tech bots beat on each other in an arena! Gekido: Bot Battles gives players the chance to take control of a deadly hunk of metal and enter the ring looking for glory.

Coming Soon: Oath of the Brotherhood from Alderac Entertainment

In this 2 to 5 player game you take the role of a young pirate, trying to outwit and outgun your rivals through the dark streets and ports of Isla Granuja. You will have to command your crew, recruit new members, discover lost locations, battle other pirates and complete quests to impress the pirate elite.

Coming Soon: NMBR 9 from Z-Man Games

NMBR 9 is a puzzling game of number stacking for one to four players. Players score points by creating their own displays of uniquely shaped number tiles. The higher a tile is in the display, the more points it’s worth—and the most points wins

Coming Soon: Arena of the Gods by IELLO Games

Dive into a universe in which heroes from 6 different mythos fight together for the entertainment of their Gods. In Arena you assume the role of a powerful fighter handpicked by a divine hand for a battle to the death.

around the world in 80 days box

Coming Soon: Kaiju Crush! From Fireside Games

Play as a giant monster as you stomp and fight your way to supremacy. Crush buildings for points through limited grid movement. Earn in-game bonuses and gain extra points for locations of crushed buildings, numbers of City Tiles claimed, and specific patterns formed. When another monster is nearby, fight! Use brains and brawn to claw your way to victory!

Coming Soon: Muertoons from Steve Jackson Games

You and your friends are looking for the Día de los Muertos celebration. But grumpy Tio Rico hates the noise and lights of Día de los Muertos, so he stole the signs pointing to the party. Luckily, the Muertoons can show you the way

Coming Soon: All-new version of Entropy, designed by Rule & Make, from Passport Game Studios.

This updated version of the game, titled “Entropy: Worlds Collide“, is jam packed with new artwork and refined game play

Coming Soon: Nefarious Becoming a Monster Expansion from USAopoly

Who told you that scientists are nice, harmless eccentrics? In this expansion you’ll find new technologies and new methods to your madness. Be ready for new Inventions with abilities that can be used repeatedly, new Twists that add new places to send Spies, and even more monstrous Twists that add new Action Cards to the game – Develop, Experiment, and Produce

Coming Soon: Martin Wallace’s The Arrival from Cryptozoic Entertainment

Cryptozoic Entertainment is bringing Martin Wallace’s new game The Arrival to a wider audience with updated art, components and rules, after initial release at Spiel in 2016.

Other News

Gale Force Nine revises Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks

Gale Force Nine have chosen to update and present the game in a four-player version instead of the previously announced version.  The four-player version will include the First, Fourth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. It is the same game as before but players will begin their adventures with four Doctor’s to play as before, adding more with game expansions. The other two Doctor’s from the six-player version, both the Fifth and Tenth Doctors, will now come in their own expansion to give you 5 and 6 players options shortly behind the release of the game.  The planned further expansions have not changed and they will be bringing all of the other Doctors to the table as well as some Companions and specials in the second half of the year.  The game is at the printers now and due back soon.  Visit http://doctorwho.gf9games.com/ for more information on the game.

IDW Games to Release Board Game Based on the Wayward Comic Series

IDW Games announced today that it is working closely with writer Jim Zub and illustrator Steven Cummings on an upcoming Wayward board game. Designed by Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter and Outpost: Siberia, Wayward is a fully cooperative board game where players assume the roles of the comic’s heroes working together to defeat villains controlled by the game.

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