Nov 162016
 

61b3dd8e-c204-4b6d-b510-e0853bc285d3Punch-It Entertainment is excited to announce the launch of Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius, a lightweight board game for 2-5 players that plays in 15-30 minutes.

Designed by Jay Little, X-Wing Miniatures, Edge of Empire, Blood Bowl Team Manager and Co-Designed Lucas Zerby, and Dylan Shepherd. Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius features area control, bluffing, and destruction.

 

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Nov 162016
 

86a3dc77-df7d-4065-be56-618b1c9fb6a6MYTHIC BATTLES: PANTHEON KICKSTARTER FUNDS IN FOUR MINUTES, UNLOCKS SLEW OF NEW MINIATURES AND GAME AIDS, INCLUDING MASSIVE NEW POSEIDON EXPANSION
PARIS, FRANCE (November 10, 2016): After fully funding at $80,000 in four minutes and raising more than $300,000 in the first 24 hours, Mythic Games is thrilled to reveal today the Poseidon Expansion for the Mythic Battles: Pantheon board game. The Poseidon Expansion joins the ever-growing list of bonus unlocks for backers as an Add-On in the Mythic Battles: Pantheon Kickstarter, which is running now through December 1, 2016.

Through waves and thunder, with a sword in one hand and a sail line in the other, the Poseidon Expansion provides an entirely new tactical dimension to the Mythic Battles: Pantheon gameplay, including rules, scenarios and more for epic water warfare with an ocean environment, ship combat, sea creatures and Poseidon himself. The Poseidon Expansion includes 23 miniatures, one double-sided game board, eight character dashboards and stat clips, two troop cards, 36 activation cards, six new scenarios, six cardboard boats and 20 various tokens and overlays.

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Nov 162016
 

9959da00-71a7-4f67-b3a1-a0e20db22ea0SHADOWS OF ESTEREN ANNOUNCES FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL
PARIS, FRANCE (November 15, 2016) – With 2 days left to go in the successful Kickstarter campaign, Agate RPG is thrilled to announce the first graphic novel based on the award-winning Gothic horror RPG Shadows of Esteren has been unlocked for backers and offers a first look of the book with the attached preview pages. The graphic novel, Yldiane, will serve as an introduction to the forthcoming Shadows of Esteren video game, The Mac Lyrs’ Legacy.

The graphic novel, written by Emmanuel Roudier and Shadows of Esteren creative director Nelyhann, with illustrations by Roudier, will follow will follow Yldiane returning home to Melwan to find her world has changed and reflects events depicted in the 3 scenario from SOE: Book 0 Prologue.
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Nov 142016
 

brotherhoodpngChaosium is excited that a classic Call of Cthulhu scenario — Keith Herber’s The Fungi From Yuggoth — has been adapted into a 1930s style radio drama by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society as part of their popular Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series.

“No doubt the late ‘Doc’ Herber would have been proud to see his creation up there with the other plays Dark Adventure Radio Theatre have made based on the original mythos works of H.P. Lovecraft,” said Chaosium vice president Michael O’Brien. (Keith Herber passed away in 2009).

The Brotherhood of the Beast is available now as a 3 CD set or digital download. Inspired by the game upon which it is based, The Brotherhood of the Beast even features four different endings!

And there’s also the incredible Deluxe Edition, featuring 54 items to pore over while listening—six pounds of props including full eight-column newspaper pages, large-format maps, letters, pages form unspeakable tomes and much more (note human arm for scale):

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Nov 072016
 

shadowsSHADOWS OF ESTEREN KICKSTARTER UNLOCKS OFFICIAL SYRINSCAPE SOUNDPACKS, NEW COMIC BOOK AND MORE FOR THE DARK ROMANTIC STORY OF DEARG
Slew of Stretch Goals and Bonuses Unlocked Including Custom-Created Sounds, Esteren Dice, Comic Book and More Than 50 Game Aids

 

PARIS, FRANCE (October 31, 2016) – In full-swing of a Kickstarter that funded in the first 90 minutes and has raised more than $100,000 in three days, an unprescedented feat for a French RPG, Agate RPG, publisher of the award-winning Shadows of Esteren Roleplaying Game, announces today the unlocking of a slew of Stretch Goals and Bonuses for the current Shadows of Esteren: Dearg Kickstarter, including a new partnership with Sydney, Australia’s Syrinscape to create the official SoundPacks for the Shadows of Esteren RPG.

Syrinscape, the award-winning apps that put the power of custom sound at the fingertips of the gamer, will develop the official SoundPacks of Shadows of Esteren, including the first three music albums: Of Men and Obscurities, Dearg, and Rise. Unlocked at the $90k level, all backers of the Dearg Kickstarter will receive a two-month SuperSyrin subscription, a complete unlock of Syrinscape’s massive Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Board Game sound libraries, the Shadows of Esteren: DEARG SoundPack, as well as access to the coveteted SoundSet Creator.

“Combining Dearg’s symphonic original soundtrack with Syrinscape’s potential, the musical atmosphere of your Shadows of Esteren game is going to reach a whole new dimension,” says Shadows of Esteren creative director Nelyhann. “If musical ambiance and roleplaying go hand-in-hand for you as it does for us, you will find the Syrinscape apps a priceless addition to your games.”

Reaching the $100,000 fundraising mark this morning, the Shadows of Esteren Kickstarter has also unlocked a 16-page, A4-sized comic book starring Yldiane, the heroine of the Shadows of Esteren story. Written by Emmanuel Roudier and Shadows of Esteren creative director Nelyhann with illustrations by Roudier, the comic book will follow Yldiane returning home to Melwan to find her world has changed and reflects events depicted in the 3 scenario from SOE: Book 0 Prologue.

Already a Kickstarter “Staff Pick” and having raised nearly 500% of its fundraising goal with 18 days to go in the campaign, the Shadows of Esteren: Dearg Kickstarter has also unlocked approximately 50 printed game aids, Dearg dice, a map of Dearg and a promotion for local game shops, with much more to come. The Dearg Kickstarter is now live and runs through November 17th, 2016.

Shadows of Esteren: Dearg puts players at the heart of the game’s narrative in a 500-page, hardcover essential rulebook to be published in two volumes. With innovative new game mechanices and concepts designed to put players face to face with their inner demons, their own personal stories will become critical components of the game’s dramatic tension.

Since first launching on Kickstarter in 2012, Shadows of Esteren has received more than a dozen awards for its art, production value and cartography, earned a silver ENnie Award for Product of the Year and has thousands of devoted players worldwide.

For more information, visit the Shadows of Esteren: Dearg Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1176616619/shadows-of-esteren-a-medieval-horror-rpg-dearg.

About Syrinscape
Using a powerful audio engine and complex algorithms to produce ever-changing soundscapes and rich encounter-specific music, Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines, to dank, vermin-filled dungeons, to the spooky depths of the underdark. Designed by accomplished composer and tabletop gamer Benjamin Loomes, along with the developers at the Interaction Consortium, Syrinscape builds on more than 8 years of prototyping and community feedback. Syrinscape is based in Australia. Syrinscape is available for a wide range of devices, including PCs, Macs, Android Tablets and phones, iPhones and iPads, and the players can be downloaded via syrinscape for free.

About Shadows of Esteren
Shadows of Esteren is a medieval roleplaying game with horrific and gothic overtones in a dark, low fantasy setting. Drawing inspiration from Celtic myths, this universe has a subtle fantastic side hidden under a bleak, realistic surface. The Shadows of Esteren world is populated by men and women trudging through daily lives whiles also struggling with supernatural threats lurking in the dark. With the focus of its adventures being investigation and survival, Shadows of Esteren favors immersion and interaction among the players.

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Nov 072016
 

dead_reckoning_cover1Just in time for some Halloween gaming, Tiny Battle Publishing is proud/scared silly to announce the release/escape from captivity of Dead Reckoning, a zombie-infested wargame. Dead Reckoning is a light, fast-playing zombie-themed game that features a new, streamlined game system which allows both players to be constantly involved in the game play. It provides challenging decision making and yet easily resolved all combat with the simple drawing of cards. There are no complicated combat results tables, no dice rolling, no factor counting, no lists of modifiers and almost no math calculations. This game is designed to be enjoyed by both grognards and zombie fans alike.. or grognards who are zombie fans.
Included in each glistening plastic bag of Dead Reckoning goodness are:

? 1 – lavishly illustrated 11″ x 17″ map of the once peaceful and idyllic Schnitz Valley.
? 88 – 5/8″ counters, representing all the poor souls involved in this desperate struggle.
? 2 – 8.5″ x 5.5″ player aids, one for each player, to assist in keeping track of the horrible events.
? 1 – Rule book, detailing all the ways and means to simulate the zombie apocalypse.
? 1 – Chaos Table, because what would a zombie game be without unfettered, thematic chaos.
? 0 – Dice (that’s right – no dice were harmed in the making of this game).
? 54 – Cards, consisting of 18 Initiative Cards and 36 Combat Results Cards. These are all you need to resolve events during game play.

Game design by Hermann Luttmann
Game graphics by Tim Allen

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Nov 072016
 
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KICK9 SELECTS MOBILE E-SPORTS TEAM FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

MOBA Legends Available for App Store, Google Play, and Galaxy Apps

Sunnyvale, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2016) – Mobile game publisher KICK9 Inc., today announced that MOBA Legends’ team GodComplex was selected, based on the tournaments criteria, to compete in China for $30,000 worth of prizes. Weekly tournaments are continuing for the 2016 season with weekly cash rewards to the victors, with spectators being able to view and comment on the match live on Twitch.

Team complex consists of the following team members: Netzzie, Vaor and Sw1tchTV

 

All of us in team GodComplex are super excited to be competing in the world championship,” said Netzzie, GodComplex. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to compete against the best MOBA players in the world and represent MOBA Legends at the championship.”

MOBA Legends generated over 600,000 downloads across mobile and tablet devices in the first two months of launch. The title is free-to-play with fast-paced arena combat game that puts player into fierce and fast-paced 10-minute competitive battles against other players on iOS and Android devices. Its launch capturing the attention of the App Store with a feature for “New Games We Love,” Google Play Store “New + Updated Games,” and Galaxy Apps’ “Staff Picks.”

Milestones achieved include a peak DAU of 45,000 with an average daily online time of 58 minutes per user. The title has also proven to be rather sticky with a RR1 45%, RR3 25%, and RR7 18% respectively. MOBA Legend’s design methodology is to attract leisure based gameplay when compared with the traditional PC based MOBAs. Victory conditions are based the first team to obtain 20 kills or destroy the enemy’s ultimate defensive towers.

During the Halloween season, themed Legends and maps could be found including: Vampire Warrior, Zombie Brute, and a reskinned Halloween map incorporating a pumpkin design. Spearheading the initiative and available for a limited time was movie horror icon Chucky, as a playable Legend, and a soon to be released skin as Tiffany (licensed from the film “Bride of Chucky”).

Kick9 partnered with Electric Soul to launch their mobile version of the game to North American and European markets. Electric Soul’s PC based counterpart in China had over 100 million registered players at the end of 2015, and at its peak 540,000 players were recorded to be playing online. The title was also previously named “New Prominent Top Ten Online Games” and “Top Ten Most Popular Games” by local publications.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/HN0uwT_TxAA

For press assets, please visit: https://goo.gl/uAAGSF

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ABOUT KICK9

KICK9, Inc. is a leading global game publisher of mobile digital content — headquartered in Sunnyvale California, with offices in Shanghai, China and Tokyo, Japan. Shareholders of KICK9 include DT Capital Partners. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.kick9.com.

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Nov 072016
 

mrga-manIn the Year 20XX…


Mega Man Pixel Tactics is here on Kickstarter! These two new Pixel Tactics Editions feature 56 brand new heroes and leaders, themed after the classic Mega Man games! These cards bring every Robot Master to life as a playable hero & leader, and are compatible with all of the existing Pixel Tactics Games!

Mega Man Blue Edition features 28 characters from Mega Man 1-3.
Proto Man Red Edition features 28 characters from Mega Man 4-6.
And we have some very cool stretch goals featuring a few familiar silhouettes…
Join in and help us bring this game to life in its ultimate form!
To celebrate the campaign, we’re also offering our Pixel Tactics Complete Bundle for a limited time! If you haven’t gotten everything Pixel Tactics yet, there’s no time like the present!

Nov 072016
 

zeusBE A GOD WITH MYTHIC BATTLES: PANTHEON, NOW ON KICKSTARTER

As a Famous God of Greek Mythology Players will Assemble Warriors, Lead Troops into Battle, Create Their Own Pantheon and Become the New Ruler of Olympus in Highly Anticipated Miniatures Board Game
PARIS, FRANCE (November 1, 2016): After more than a year in development and rave reviews from hundreds of demos at game conventions worldwide, Mythic Games and Monolith Entertainment announce today the launch of the Mythic Battles: Pantheon Kickstarter. The Mythic Battles: Pantheon Kickstarter is now live and runs through December 2, 2016.

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Oct 032016
 

LUNA EXPANSION REVEALED FOR MUTANT CHRONICLES: SIEGE OF THE CITADEL

Breaking Through the $200 Fundraising Mark, Luna Expansion Now Added to Popular Kickstarter Campaign to Reboot Classic Miniatures Game
LONDON, ENGLAND (September 26, 2016): Modiphius Entertainment and Cabinet Entertainment announce today the new Luna Expansion has now been unlocked for Mutant Chronicles: Siege of the Citadel and is guaranteed for all backers at the Dark Legion level ($149), bringing the current and growing value of this pledge level to $248.

The Luna Expansion, developed by Jay Little (Mutant Chronicles, Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game, Warhammer RPG), introduces the 7th player option with the Luna Police Department and Freelancers. The Luna Expansion will include 17 additional miniatures, bringing the current total to 88 miniatures with many more yet to be announced. Also unlocked today for all Doom Trooper and Dark Legion pledge levels, a Kickstarter Exclusive miniature of Mitch Hunter’s dog “Pride”, familiar to fans from Paul Bonner’s artwork.
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