Showing posts with label Board Game. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Board Game. Show all posts

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Announced

Steamforged Games is working on an exciting Horizon Zero Dawn board game with Sony Interactive and Guerrilla Games.

After receiving praise from critics for PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games also enjoyed this action role-playing game being one of the best-selling games on the platform in 2017. That leads Steamforged Games to go for a Kickstarter campaign to launch a tabletop version of the game. If they are triumphant in this operation to fund their board game developing project, fans will have the chance to explore HZD in a unique way.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Announced

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Already worked with board games that are based on fan-favorite video games like Dark Souls and Resident Evil 2, Steamforged Games is most probably going for another of their successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Picking HZD for the project was for an incredible open world full of mechanised creatures it offered beauty and danger to fans in a contrast that was never done before. Guerrilla Games and Sony are closely incorporated with them in development of this tabletop.

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For starter, the Horizon Zero Dawn board game project has just a rendered piece of outcast protagonist and skilled warrior Aloy with a staff like weapon in her hand. Then there is a piece of those self-replicating combat robot Scrapper, one of those mechanical beasts that dwell in her hunting ground and provides resource loots when reduced to pieces. Both of these figures are still not colored but still looks promising enough for surely to become astounding pieces when complete.

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Rendered Piece of Aloy and Scrapper

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Currently, their designs are in a very initial level and received only primary rendering, which are awaiting approval from license owners. Although they don't have much to show just yet but given their track record, you can bet that we are about to witness another dynamic experience on board and card. Besides, the studio members are huge fans of Horizon Zero Dawn from the moment of release, which not only gives them a sound understanding of the game but also to connect with fans.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Hellboy: The Board Game Earns $1M on Kickstarter

Hellboy: The Board Game campaign from Mantic Games has already raises $1M in just two days on Kickstarter.

Comic-book writer/artist Mike Mignola has created his fictional superhero Hellboy in 1993 which became a very popular character from Dark Horse Comics. Two live-action movies based on the comics were out in 2004 and 2008 that starred actor Ron Perlman in titular role. Two straight-to-DVD animated films came out followed by two video games; Hellboy: Asylum Seeker and Hellboy: The Science of Evil. A tabletop miniatures game, Hellboy: The Board Game is on its way, which is dominating Kickstarter.

Hellboy: The Board Game Earns $1M on Kickstarter

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The new tabletop board game featuring Hellboy is from Mantic Games, who has a history of developing other similarly successful projects like Dreadball, Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game and The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game. Recently, comic-book publisher for the mentioned half-demonic protagonist, Dark Horse Comics have teamed up with them to bring this project to life and giving hardcore Hellboy fans something to cherish for.

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An official Tweet from the studio has offered up a detailed look at their pre-production miniatures of some of the lead characters from the franchise.

Hellboy: The Board Game marks to be the 16th consecutive successful campaign on Kickstarter by Mantic Games and also one of the most successful one ever. You won't believe if we tell you that as soon as they started the campaign, it got fully funded within 18 minutes and this is exactly what really happened. By the next 48 hours, they have successfully mounted over a million dollars and this just proves how desperately fans have been waiting for ages to get a board game on the hero.

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The company previously raised more than one million dollars for their projects Deadzone: The Sci-fi Miniatures Board Game and Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King's Quest. However, both of them took a month to collect that sum, which was a stretch compared to the recent operation. Besides, the developers took inspiration for creating characters for the game straight from Mike Mignola's work on comics. The game itself is quite expansive and there are many fan-favorite antagonists as well.

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The Tentacle Monster from Comics

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Base rule of this board game is pretty simple where players will choose one of the members from Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense among Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Johann Krauss or our main protagonist Hellboy himself. Then you are on a quest to gather clues spread throughout a tile-based map and try to gather as much as possible before the final showdown so you fare well in boss-battle against Giant Frog Monster, Tentacle Monster or even Grigori Rasputin. Don't forget to add their Frog Minions or Nazi Troopers to that list of troublemakers.

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Also known as Anung un Rama, Hellboy is one of the well-known iconic hero figure who sets himself apart from every other super-hero out there in every manner. All the stretched goals they had planned for the game are already funded by almost 10,000 backers and more miniatures are unlocked from stretch goals. Hellboy: The Board Game campaign is still running on Kickstarter and will continue till May 25, 3 PM ET.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Street Fighter Board Game is Kickstarter Exclusive

Video game enthusiasts who wander around YouTube often have heard the name of "Angry Joe", who makes videos on games and movies with his own opinion and he is pretty famous. What you may not know that this guy is also responsible for a brand-new board game Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game on Kickstarter right now. Joe is the creator and co-designer of this project which he showcased earlier on his channel.

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Street Fighter Board Game is Kickstarter Exclusive

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This ambitious project was launched on Kickstarter with a $400,000 funding goal and already surpassed the initial goal. Officially the board game is licensed by Capcom and it's almost near completion with miniature samples available for display. So basically, if you take part by pledging a certain amount of money, you are just pre-ordering the game. Even if you are a Street Fighter fan, we would recommend you read the rulebook manual first.

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In case if you are interested in Kickstarter-exclusive board game Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game, we have a clip showcasing 3D Renders of miniatures from the game Set!

Concept for Street Fighter board game was first came to light in one of Joe's videos back in November 29, 2015. He just teased the fans saying that it would be a mash up of Dragon Ball Z, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter series of fighting games. He talked about developing a rule set called Universal Tactics System for the project and shared plans to take it to Kickstarter for funding. Since we are seeing only Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game to be made, there will possibly be more.

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Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game

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Your selected classic Street Fighter characters will fight on large, expansive maps against single opponents or teams, which is the best part. There is a boss fight mode that allows three of World Warriors to go together up against Akuma and Bison. Movements are played out strategically by cards and dice on a grid-based map. Considering everything we mentioned and didn't, it seem like a perfect time for this board game to come out soon as Street Fighter series reached the 30th anniversary milestone.

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Although many might think that Street Fighter probably isn't quite a fit for a board game but this project looks fascinating and it's already happening. Lastly, even if you do not enjoy board games in general and would likely to never play with the set, the miniature figures are worth collecting as they are no less than any action figures already available on market.