Games Industry News for April 13th

Here are this week’s news stories and announcements.

New Kickstarters

Helios Expanse from Greenbrier Games
A 4X space themed board game for 3-5 explorers, playable in under an hour.

Godtear from Steamforged Games
Godtear is a brand new, fast-paced, high-action combat game for two players featuring a variety of classic fantasy miniatures.

Grifters: Nexus from Indie Boards & Cards
A hand-building game for 2-4 players of daring heists and corporate swindles set on the fringes of the Dystopian Universe.

Zombicide: Invader from Cool Mini or Not
A standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, taking the trademark Zombicide action into the far reaches of space!

New Stuff

BarBEARian Battlegrounds from Greenbrier Games
A simultaneous secret-action, dice-puzzle, worker placement game for up to four players. Become one of four clans of adorable bear-warriors out to build the best neighbearhood in the forest! Don’t expect this to be a picnic: your bears aren’t the only ones fishing for glory, so be prepared to ward off attacks from your furry rivals.

Coming June: Junk Orbit from Renegade Game Studios
You’re a captain of your own scavenging spaceship, picking up space junk and transporting it to any city that will take it. Launch your junk… uh… *cargo* out of your airlock to propel your ship!  Race to deliver your cargo as you navigate the orbits of nearby planets and moons!  It’s astrodynamics for fun and profit!

Coming June: Remnants from Fireside Games
Remnants takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Each player builds a compound and fights to survive Raiders and mutant creatures. Send Survivors into the Badlands to roll dice in a real-time race for Resources, and then take turns spending those Resources to buy weapon, defense, and special development cards. When threats attack, roll dice and use abilities from cards you purchased to stay alive and fend off the assault.

Coming August: Grackles from Fireside Games
Grackles are noisy, iridescent birds that love to gather on telephone wires at sunset throughout the southwestern United States. In this lightly themed abstract strategy game, you’ll line up as many of your birds on the telephone wire to score as many points as possible.

Announcing Three New Dice Binders for Star Wars™: Destiny from Fantasy Flight Games
Fantasy Flight Games announce three new Star Wars: Destiny Dice Binders! With room for 44 dice and 44 sleeved cards, these custom Dice Binders feature some of the Star Wars galaxy’s most iconic characters while offering convenient storage and protection for your Star Wars: Destiny deck.

Announcing the First Adventure Pack in the Ered Mithrin Cycle from Fantasy Flight Games
Fantasy Flight Games announce The Withered Heath, the first Adventure Pack in the Ered Mithrin cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game! With its sixty cards (including a new hero and three copies of each new player card), The Withered Heath finds you and your heroes desperately seeking to extinguish this danger before it can direct its wrath to the whole of the Wilderland.

Announcing Most Wanted from North Star Games
A Poker-like game, except instead of playing hands to win bets, you play (simplified) hands to rob trains, win showdowns, and swindle your way to infamy in an Old West border town.

Coming May: Rocks of Ruin from Renegade Game Studios
Recent storms have left longships torn apart, with their precious cargo scattered across the rocky shores. Meanwhile, rumours of great fortresses in nearby regions are beginning to spread. Will you be the first to salvage the wrecks, or will you throw caution to the wind and charge the enemy fortresses for fame and glory? Rocks of Ruin adds new ways to score with salvaging Shipwrecks, building Structures and raiding Fortresses


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