Game Industry News for May 29th

An overview of some the news and events happening in the industry this last week.

New Crowdfunding Projects

  • Live Now: Kokoro from Indie Board & Cards

This is a new adaptation of the hit game Avenue from Aporta Games, brought into the universe of Kodama.  With a few added twists to make this great game even more enjoyable, Kokoro is an exciting family game that can be played with up to six players.

  • Live Now: Hang 12 from Grail Games

Do you know what your friends are thinking? Guess correctly, and you will surf bigger and bigger waves, but if you answer incorrectly, it will all come crashing down! Ride your wave in to shore before you lose it!

  • Live Now: Metal Dawn from Everything Epic

Cooperatively race against the clock & fight the invading rogue AI robot army while gaining intel to hack machines and stop Metal Dawn!

New Products, Expansions, etc.

  • Preview of the TIE Aggressor Expansion Pack for X-Wing™

The upcoming release of the TIE Aggressor Expansion Pack looks to add new muscle and utility to this line of TIE variants

  • Coming Soon: Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant from WizKids

In this unique trading and negotiation game, 4-9 players will need to competitively scheme and create mutually beneficial agreements to keep their economies thriving.

  • Coming Soon: Marvel HeroClix: 15th Anniversary – What If? set! from WizKids

The Marvel HeroClix: 15th Anniversary What If? Booster Brick includes the most iconic Marvel heroes and villains of all time, exactly like you’d expect them to be, and in spectacular alternate versions too.

  • Coming Soon: Atlas: Enchanted Lands from Renegade Game Studios

Atlas: Enchanted Lands is an elegant card game set in a world of fairies and magic. Play cards to reveal a certain place and time — and place your stake in one of the two.

  • Coming Soon: Master of Orion: The Board Game from Cryptozoic Entertainment

This new board game is based on the empire-building game Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars. It has taken the key aspects of a 4X game, but has been streamlined to play in an hour.

  • Coming Soon: Crystal Clans from Plaid Hat Games

Choose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans!  Crystal Clans is a new 2-player expandable battle game from Plaid Hat Games.

Other News

  • Renegade to Publish Kennerspiel Nominee, Raiders of the North Sea in English

Renegade Game Studios™ has partnered with Garphill Games, a leading New Zealand publishing company, to release Raiders of the North Sea and its expansions in English.

  • 2017 Spiel des Jahres shortlist released

The shortlist for board game’s biggest international award, the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year), has just been announced by the German critics’ association that awards the prize.

  • New Warhammer RPGs announced from Cubicle 7

A new edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay will be launched by Cubicle 7 Entertainment later this year. The new edition will return players to Warhammer’s grim world of perilous adventure, and takes its direction from the first and second editions of the game. Games Workshop and Cubicle 7 Entertainment have also announced the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Roleplaying Game, for release in 2018.  These two games will be independent game lines with different rulesets.

  • Ares Games announce new Last Friday expansion and Monsters vs. Heroes games

Ares Games is extending the partnership with Pendragon Game Studio, and will release the English-language edition of two new games published by Pendragon: the first expansion for the survival horror game Last Friday – “Return to Camp Apache”, and the thrilling card game “Monsters vs. Heroes – London After Midnight”. Both are expected to release in September 2017.

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