Friday, September 7, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

Steamforged Games never thought Kickstarter campaign for PS4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn will be funded in hours.

We already know that a tabletop version of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn is in the works. The latest update at hand is that, the Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the project by Steamforged Games gets fully funded yesterday within a short time span of two hours for a 21-day campaign.

After being initially announced last month, dedicated fan base of this board game started financially backing up this project. Now, they will probably plan for some more stretch goals.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

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Steamforged has a successful history in crowdfunding, notably for raising a $5.4 million pledge for Dark Souls: The Board Game and another $1.04 million to make Resident Evil 2: The Board Game.

The fact that they are directly associated with developers Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment of the game rooted people's trust even further. Company co-founder Mat Hart has been working in video game industry for more than a decade and is passionate for tabletop gaming.

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If you have played the tabletop Dark Souls already and loved the cooperative experience it offers, chances are you will end up loving the same idea HZD will present.

Players will choose a tribe from Banuk Survivor, Carja Warrior, Nora Outcast or Oseram Forgesmith; each one represents a unique class that is different in terms of combat styles. For example, some among them might be good in stealth, some excels in traps and some may come in handy for all-out frontal assault.

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The Watcher Figure

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Players will join in different roles in the group called Hunter’s Lodge and works collectively to take down all hostile robotic organisms around them. They will compete with each other to earn glory from killing blows to improve their status among their group.

Instead of generating random map like their board game representation of Dark Souls, Steamforged Games takes a more strategic approach by letting them choose their own path. But remember, less resistance means fewer parts for upgrade.

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Considering many fans of outcast protagonist Aloy may not be very familiar with the format of a typical tabletop, they tried to make it really simple though. The studio launches a full-length gameplay playthrough detailing many details you have been wondering about from their Kickstarter campaign and here it is.




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By pledging your support to the campaign, you can either sign up for the $123.77 worth early-bird package before Friday or pay $130.28 for the other one that will be available till September 28.

Each of these packs comes with three expansion sets and new enemies to encounter from Horizon Zero Dawn universe. Steamforged also pitched for five additional expansions for spending an extra $221.48.