May 212015


Calliope Games’ Titan Series Meets Funding Goal

Ambitious project unites legendary designers to create library of casual games
Redmond, WA-May 21, 2015. Calliope Games’ Titan Series has met its funding goal of $135,000! The project unites legendary designers such as Richard Garfield (Magic: The Gathering), Mike Mulvihill (Golem Arcana), Paul Peterson (Smash Up), and Mike Selinker (Pathfinder Adventure Card Game). Together with Calliope Games, they’ll create a library of casual games designed to recruit fresh blood to tabletop gaming and serve as filler games for experienced players.

Now that the funding goal has been met, additional funding will unlock games by other renowned designers. Next up is James Ernest, founder of Cheapass Games and designer of hits such as Kill Doctor Lucky and Lords of Vegas.

“James already has a great start on his game, which he’s codenamed ‘The Train.’ says Cassidy Werner, PR Gremlin for Calliope Games. “Part of what I love about James Ernest’s designs is how each and every game mechanism is carefully crafted to compliment the game’s theme. The game is already a delight to play and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.”

Matt Forbeck (Marvel Heroes Battle Dice), Peggy Brown (Buzzword), and a mystery designer from Europe are all lined up as further stretch goals.

Titan Series backers can receive the entire Titan Series line at nearly 50% off the target retail price. Backers will be an integral part of the game creation process, and will be able to provide feedback on game rules, art, themes, titles, and content. Talented artists such as Echo Chernik (Shadowrun) and Larry Elmore (Dungeons & Dragons) will illustrate the games, and backers pledging at the Muse level or higher will receive games with backer-exclusive box art. An online seminar hosted by five Titan designers will introduce backers who pledge at the Titan level or higher to the basics of game design.

The Titan Series Kickstarter will conclude on May 30, 2015; those interested in participating in the project must pledge by this time.

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