Category Archives: Crowdfunding

Knight Games’ Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum will launch on Gamefound in 2023

After a bit of a wait and a lot of anticipation, Knight Games has announced that the crowdfunding campaign for Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum will launch on Gamefound in the first quarter of 2023.

Batman: Escape From Arkham Asylum is a semi-cooperative dungeon crawler where you play the role of one of the Super-Villains locked up in Gotham’s Arkham Asylum. In the game, it will depend on the player’s ingenuity and how you will interact with the other Super-Villains, to prove that you are capable of escaping from the dreaded Arkham Asylum. Maybe it will be convenient for you to ally yourself with someone, or maybe at a certain moment you will have to betray him… no one knows what lies behind the next door.

But be careful, because you will not only have to be aware of the Arkham Asylum guards, Batman himself will try to capture you, and we all know what he is capable of.

The playable characters included in the core box are: Two-Face, the Penguin, Scarecrow, Bane, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and the Joker. With exclusive designs for the occasion, and to which more well-known faces from Arkham Asylum will be added.

Free League Announces Zone Wars – Multiplayer Skirmish Mayhem in the Mutant: Year Zero Universe

Free League has revealed Zone Wars, a fast and furious game of tabletop skirmishes set in the Mutant: Year Zero universe, beloved by RPG gamers for almost 40 years, coming to Kickstarter on November 1. A pre-launch page for the campaign is live.

Designed to be played by up to four players, Zone Wars embraces mayhem and an emergent narrative to create a fun and fast-flowing experience. The Kickstarter will feature two packed boxes with miniatures, paper terrain, rules, cards, dice, and more. No assembly, glue, or paint is needed.

A free and playable print-and-play PDF of Zone Wars will be available to download via the Kickstarter page at launch on November 1.

Zone Wars is compatible with the Mutant: Year Zero tabletop RPG – players can bring their favorite roleplaying character onto the battlefield, or continue the Zone Wars scenarios in the RPG.

Zone Wars was designed by Andy Chambers with Tomas Härenstam and the Free League.

Pulse Con 2022: Heroscape: Age of Annihilation, Vanguard Edition launches!

You are back on the remote planet of Valhalla, a once peaceful world now torn apart by evil. Dynastic rulers known as Valkyrie are fighting to control the wellsprings, mystical fountains that bestow mighty powers – but can also bring on the curse of frightening visions of total destruction.  Esoteric warriors from across time and space battle for power and glory. Will they save their world, or face utter annihilation?

Heroscape: Age of Annihilation transports you to the next era of the popular expandable miniature wargaming system.  It includes stunningly detailed miniatures that allow you to create your own rich world. Using modular tiles, you build sprawling battlefields on which to play out battles between powerful and unconventional factions pulled not only from Earth but also from other planets across the galaxy.

The game features:

  • 71 finely detailed miniatures, in molded colors that denote their affiliations.
  • 50 army cards, providing game rules for your miniatures.
  • An expandable hex-based modular tile terrain system, including 74 base pieces and 68 wall terrain pieces, 9 jungle terrain pieces, with which you can build varied, multilevel landscapes for your battles.
  • 5 original factions designed for this game, each with unique skills and strategies. Play as the Dryan Lifeborne Order, the Nemesis War Brood, the Dawn Raider Syndicate, the Clockwork Combine, or the Ironclad Collective!
  • Customizable armies in which each figure is given a point value, allowing you to choose which units to include in your army to suit your own playstyle.
  • 20 game scenarios specially created for AGE OF ANNIHILATION.  

Every component of this incredible game system is fully backward- and forward-compatible. 

If this Haslab campaign is backed with a minimum 8,000 pre-orders before November 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST, you will be transported back to Valhalla!

Rivet Wars: Reloaded, coming to Kickstarter in September

Rivet Wars: Reloaded

Steamforged Game has announced the launch of Rivet Wars: Reloaded! Rivet Wars: Reloaded will be launching on Kickstarter on Tuesday, September 6th and will include a new faction, new ways to play, exciting new artwork, an updated game engine, and beautifully refined miniatures.

After announcing the acquisition of the Rivet Wars IP in July, Steamforged Games gave eager fans a sneak peek of the game at Gencon 2022, which was incredibly received by old and new fans alike.

Rivet Wars is a Dieselpunk inspired, tactical miniatures game where each player takes on the role of the commander of a Rivet army representing one of the opposing factions. Set in the world of Rivet, the game features unique technology such as diesel powered mechs, unicycled vehicles, and armour plated cavalry.

Strategic decision making is key to success, whilst giving the player the choice of new options each turn means that players can adjust their play and tactics by reacting to what is unfolding during the game. It’s an incredibly fun, fast and frantic experience. 

Launched in 2014 by video game legend Ted Terranova, Rivet Wars has been out of print for some time and now has an exciting future at Steamforged Games.

To be notified when the Kickstarter goes live, follow the campaign here.

RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg gets a trailer

RuneScape and Steamforged Games have just revealed the trailer for RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg. The game will be coming to Kickstarter on May 31st, 2022.

RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg board game, inspired by one of the most popular and longest-running online role-playing video game franchises in the world is a cooperative campaign board game for one to five players set in RuneScape’s “sometimes epic, often irreverent” fantasy world of Gielinor.

Monolith’s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is live on Kickstarter

After months of teasing, the Kickstarter for Monolith‘s Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 and RPG is now live!

The Kickstarter is a dual one featuring season 3 of the board game Batman: Gotham City Chronicle as well as the launch of the Batman Roleplaying Game.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles – Season 3 features a solo and cooperative mode allowing games to play all of the existing adventures, and new ones, in new ways. If you missed the original game, no need to worry, that’s available too!

For the roleplaying game, you can get the core book, a game screen, a guide to the city of Gotham, and adventures book to get you going.

Plus, there’s the stretch goals!

The roleplaying book will set you back $60, the all-in for season 3 is about $128, the original game for $134, and the all-in for the roleplaying game is $160. There’s also combinations to get at higher tiers.

The project has blown past its goal on its first day and is scheduled to end on Friday, June 10 at 5:59 PM EDT.

Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Synergic Games’ Harakiri: Blades of Honor opens its Late Pledge

Harakiri: Blades of Honor, by the Spanish publisher Synergic Games, has opened up its late pledge on the Spanish platform Kick & Go. Four months after becoming the most funded dungeon crawler board game in the history of Spain on Kickstarter, Synergic Games offers the last chance to acquire the board game.

Set in a fantasy version of the Japanese feudal era, Harakiri: Blades of Honor offers an immersive cooperative dungeon-crawling experience for up to 4 players where the exploration of a huge and detailed map, along with epic and strategic combat against all kinds of AI-controlled enemies, will take the classic gameplay of the genre to a higher level.

The game features more than 80 fantastic miniatures by sculptors as important as Roberto Chaudon (Wizards of the Coast, DC) and Barruz Studio (Corvus Belli, Hellboy). They also included the tile designer Henning Ludvigsen (Bloodborne, Star Wars or Zombicide) immersing players in action packed epic battles.

All this will be accompanied by a narrative by the Spanish writer David Velasco. Velasco brings together all his accumulated experience in the dark fantasy genre to embark the players of Harakiri: Blades of Honor in an adventure that offers more than 50 hours of gameplay, where every decision taken could be crucial to stop the advance of the terrible tyrant, the Dark Shogun.

The wonderful art that accompanies the entire game is being done by artists like David Benzal (“concept artist” in Game of Thrones, Love Death and Robots, Ghost Recon or Jurassic World) and Björn Barends (“cover artist” in Hulk, Venom, Spawn or Moonknight comics).

This new chance to acquire the game will be open until the end of this year 2022, but during the first 3 months it will have exclusive discounts. This will be the last chance to acquire the board game that cannot be found anywhere else, and that won’t be hitting general retail. Harakiri: Blades of Honor is scheduled for release in May 2023.

Take Your Dice to the Next Level with the Levitate Dice Kickstarter

Conflict Games is following up their string of wildly successful Card Kickstarters with a new campaign, this time bringing a new pop culture innovation to market with Levitating Dice. The Levitate Dice Kickstarter campaign gives players a unique way to spice up their gaming tables with a novel piece of magical décor.

The initial Kickstarter offers an electromagnetic base with an accompanying d20 or a complete set 7 polyhedral dice. Each die has magnetic inclusions that, when placed on the base, hover in the air over the base. There are four different base styles: Black, White, Walnut, and Oak. Initially, there are four dice designs to choose from: Abyssinian Brass (brushed brass dice with black ink), The War Blade (dark grey dice with white ink), Quintessential Red (reflective red dice with white ink), and Rainbow Touched (pearlescent dice with gold inking).Conflict Games hopes the Levitate Dice will become a must-have for pop-culture collectors and tabletop role-players worldwide. They are a novel addition to TTRPG and dice collecting and add a little panache and the X factor to the room and game night.

To make these dice happen, Conflict Games has initiated a Kickstarter drive. The “Levitate Dice Kickstarter” runs from March 21 to April 21 for an intended release in the early fourth quarter of 2022. The project will be available worldwide. Funding gathered through Kickstarter will go toward additional design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of the dice. This is Conflict Games 5th Kickstarter. The previous four raised in excess of $250,000.

Levitate Dice

Brain Games’ Next Level Flicking Game Iron Forest is on Kickstarter Now

Iron Forest

Brain Games has brought its first game to Kickstarter. Iron Forest, designed by Brian Gomez and with art by Reinis Petersons, has launched on Kickstarter, giving players all over the world the opportunity to support Brain Games in their biggest game yet. And when they say biggest, they mean it! Iron Forest is a Kickstarter Exclusive game, available for backing here

Iron Forest builds on the success of the now legendary ICECOOL (winner of over 20 international awards, including prestigious Spiel des Jahres award Best Children’s Game of the Year 2017 and UK Games Expo award as the Best Children’s Game 2016). Taking flicking games to the next level – in this case literally – players will command the mechas of Iron Force and the Animal Clans, facing off in battle across a two-level game board. Uniquely designed custom launcher will help these mighty miniatures fly through the air, enabling them to reach new heights and even attack from above. What is most important though are the missions, with both sides desperately attempting to complete their goals and win the scenario. Using skilful flicks and power-up cards will surely bring you victory as you fight for your right to survive in the land of Neemus.

Using the ICECOOL System as a template means that Iron Forest is built upon a foundation known and loved by players all around the world.

Pledges for a copy of Iron Forest cost $85. All backers that will support the campaign in the first 48H, will receive 3 packs of custom sleeves for free! The campaign runs until Friday, March 4, 2022. 

Brian Gomez is the collective pseudonym for a group of award-winning Latvian game designers; Edgars Zaķis, Reinis Butāns, Jānis Grunte, and Egils Grasmanis.

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