Game developer CMON’s highly-anticipated tabletop game (and Kickstarter darling) Starcadia Quest will come to comics beginning in August, courtesy of IDW Publishing. The first-ever expansion of the Starcadia universe, this three-issue miniseries welcomes James Roberts – the fan-favorite and critically acclaimed writer of Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye and Lost Light – to craft a wild new adventure for Starkid and his Freelance Adventuring Crew.
The comic is old-school science fiction with a modern twist mashing up classic space opera tropes with weird twists and turns. As it’s a game, the comic helps the world-building aspects of this world and setting.
Illustrated by Aurelio Mazzara and colored by David García Cruz, Starcadia Questtakes comic readers and game fans deep into the Frontier, where the toughest jobs in the galaxy are handled by Freelance Adventuring Crews. On his sixteenth birthday, the delivery boy known as Starkid sends out a call for the best recruits he can get… at his local Stardollars coffee shop. An action-packed and hilarious QWST begins!
The game and comic features solid character design, homages to science fiction movies and enemies, and acknowledges the stories and tropes that have come before. All of that and some laugh out-loud humor.
As a special bonus, each issue of Starcadia Quest will be jam-packed with additional pages’ worth of exclusive playable content, allowing readers to incorporate the issue’s story elements into their tabletop gameplay!
CMON has announced that Adam Lovell has been promoted to VP of Sales and Operations, now answering directly to the COO. Along with Adam’s promotion, CMON is also happy to announce they have hired Luiz Coelho as the new International Sales Manager. Luiz has extensive experience in sales and was Sales Director at Galapagos Jogos (now Asmodee Brazil). With these changes, CMON looks to create more unity within the Sales department and make ordering from CMON easier for both retailers and distributors worldwide.
In a statement, Lovell said the reorganization will bring the international sales team back under one umbrella to coordinate releases and sales efforts globally.
On Monday, CMON announced a new licensed game based on George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. In the release was the announcement that the company has opened a new office in Los Angeles, California.
The goal of the office is to further work with licensors to create tabletop products. Earlier this year, CMON successfully launched the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game based on the NYT Bestselling book series by George R. R. Martin as well as Bloodborne: The Card Game based on Sony’s best-selling PS4-exclusive video game, Bloodborne. In Q2 of 2019, they will be releasing a family tabletop game based on Hanna-Barbera’s classic Wacky Races cartoon series. The L.A. Office is being led by Geoff Skinner.
In the announcement, Skinner said:
CMON is the premiere tabletop gaming company in the world, and I couldn’t be more proud to help establish our footprint in Hollywood. By opening an office in L.A., we’re looking forward to strengthening our licensor relationships in the film, TV, and electronic gaming communities, as well as to forging partnerships that will expand the narrative of our own IPs into television, features and animation.
Fifty years ago, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead changed the horror movie industry and created the zombie genre. Since then, zombies have become a mainstay in popular culture, and now, CMON Ltd., maker of worldwide best-selling tabletop games including their flagship title Zombicide, has acquired the license from Living Dead Media to create branded board games and associated play accessories (including miniature PVC figures, board, dice and tokens/coins, cards) based on Romero’s original iconic movie. These new games are officially approved by Image Ten, the original production company and custodians of George A. Romero’s iconic film, making them the definitive tabletop products based on the horror classic.
For this release, CMON Ltd. is once again working with Evolution USA LLC, the licensing and brand management agent of Living Dead Media. Their first collaboration was a tabletop game based on the popular Gaumont-produced Netflix series, Narcos. That game is slated to hit store shelves on November 23rd.
Based on the promotional images released, we can assume that at least one game is a skinned version of CMON’s popular Zombicide board game which has featured numerous iterations already.
Living Dead Media will be honoring George A. Romero by donating a portion of its profits to the newly formed George A. Romero Foundation known as GARF.
This December, following the wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for the Hate board game, Image Comics and Top Cow Productions will release an oversized trade paperback edition of Chronicles of Hate, collecting books one and two of internationally renowned artist Adrian Smith’s dark fantasy series.
Smith first came to prominence for his atmospheric, moody artwork and game illustrations for such popular franchises as Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer.
In a world where the sun is frozen and the moon burns, Chronicles of Hate follows an unlikely hero who rises to free the Earth Mother from her chains. This isn’t a world for the weak. All we know is Hate.
Chronicles of Hate, Collected Edition (Diamond code: OCT180056, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1144-2) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 5th and bookstores on Tuesday, December 11th.
At last year’s Gen Con we showed off a bit of CMON‘s Kick-Ass: The Board Game and we now know more about this upcoming game.
Based on the comic series by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., the game will be released August 31.
Players take on the role of masked vigilantes each with different gear and they must work together to stop the Evil Boss. Players travel the Districts to stop minions, help citizens, and attempt to manage their personal life. There’s 5 bosses to play against.
The box includes: 45 miniatures, 1 map board, 17 dice, 7 hero dashboards, 1 final plot track, 2 incoming tracks, 245 cards, 132 tokens, 27 counter bases, and a rulebook. the game is for 1 – 4 players, ages 18 and up, and plays in 60 – 90 minutes. It will retail for $59.99.
CMON and Guillotine Games are taking the popular Zombicide game system to another planet with Zombicide: Invader.
The game will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign that begins April 10.
The miniatures board game sees a small group of humans fighting a massive horde of bad-guys. With the new setting isntead of the undead, we’ll get alien creatures.
Game play is mission-based where you’ll need to work to complete objectives. You’ll be able to do battle with alien hordes with 1 to 6 players.
Adrian Smith‘s Chronicles of Hate is now a board game by CMON currently being funded through Kickstarter. Hate is a board game of brutal combat and conquest in a desolate world of savage warriors. Created by the same design team who brought you the Zombicide series, under the supervision of Eric Lang, Hate combines the gruesome artwork of Adrian Smith with exquisitely sculpted miniatures to immerse you in a universe of cruel survival by any means.
Meant for mature audiences, the game is a miniature based board game where you battle your opponents leading a tribe hoping to achieve objectives, massacre the enemy, and reap rewards from blood and land. The base game is for up to 4 players and can be expanded up to 6 players.
The game is a Kickstarter exclusive and the core box and ancillaries can only be acquired through the crowdfunding campaign.
The game comes with 51 miniatures, 1 game board, 32 terrain tiles, 100+ tokens, 51 figure cards, 88 transparent upgrade/scar cards, 44 plastic card sleeves, 6 custom dice, 13 counter bases, 5 scenario dashboards, 1 village sheet pade, 1 chronicle sheet pad, and rulebook.
The game is listed as being released in January 2019.
CMON Limited announced that they have entered into a multi-year deal with Steve Jackson Games to publish board games based on the acclaimed Munchkin franchise.
Through this partnership, CMON will produce board games based on the long-running Munchkin series made popular by its engaging gameplay by designer Steve Jackson and its cast of fantastic characters illustrated by John Kovalic. CMON will bring this playful universe to life on the tabletop like never before in Fall 2018, beginning with a board game inspired by the highly-successful Arcadia Quest.
CMON’s first board game based on the Munchkin license is planned for Fall 2018 with more news and announcements to come.
In 2018 CMON will be launching a board game based on Millarworld‘s comic book series Kick-Ass which has also been adapted into two films. At Gen Con 50, the game publisher showed off the box along with miniatures from the game.
CMON won’t be Kickstarting this game instead it’ll be going straight to retail. Check out the gallery below.