Renegade Game Studios will continue the North Sea series from Garphill Games by supporting Shipwrights of the North Sea, Explorers of the North Sea, and the North Sea Runesaga as the English printer for these games. This will complete the trilogy and include the campaign mode expansion. These are expected to release Q4 2017.
Shipwrights of the North Sea
Shipwrights of the North Sea, the first game in the trilogy, is set in the early years of the Viking Age, circa 900 AD. As Viking shipwrights, players compete to build the greatest fleet on the North Sea. Players must collect oak, wool and iron, as well as getting other craftsmen on board to help. Gold is a precious commodity, and must be spent wisely. As you would expect, the township is filled with an array of characters, bad and worse. Better hope they’re on your side!
The aim of Shipwrights of the North Sea is to be the player with the most Victory Points at the game’s end. Points are gained by constructing various Ships and Buildings. The game ends after the round where 1 or more players constructs their 4th ship.
Explorers of the North Sea
Explorers of the North Sea is set in the latter years of the Viking Age. As ambitious sea captains, players seek out new lands to settle and control. They will need to transport their crew among the newly discovered islands to capture livestock, construct outposts and fulfill various other goals. So ready the longships, there are new horizons to explore!
The aim of Explorers of the North Sea is to become the most prestigious Captain through clever planning and navigation. Players gain Victory Points (VP) by controlling Islands, delivering Livestock, raiding Settlements, constructing Outposts and destroying Enemy Ships. The game ends at the dawn of winter. At this point, the player with the most Victory Points is declared the winner!
The North Sea Runesaga
Build mighty longships , raid nearby settlements, navigate the wild seas and discover new horizons. Players will be competing in an epic competition to collect the most runestones and earn the highly coveted title of Chieftain.
The North Sea Runesaga is an epic competition for 2-4 players to collect the most Runestones and earn the highly coveted title of Chieftain. Players will progress through each chapter of the North Sea saga (Shipwrights, Raiders and Explorers).
Once all 3 chapters have been played, the player with the most Runestones is the overall winner and takes the title of Chieftain!