On Monday, UK-based studio, Mantic Games, took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise $50,000 for its new game, The Walking Dead: All Out War. Within hours of the launch, the project smashed through the initial goal and is now nearly $200,000.
The game, which is based on the hit comic book series, is a survival miniature game. Players groups will be pitted against each other in what is considered to be a bitter fight for supplies. Not only will you fight humans, walkers will also be reacting to every move. It was noted that in this game, everyone AND everything is trying to kill you.
The instructions are as follows:
“Each survivor is represented by a finely detailed plastic miniature, which can be painted in your color scheme of choice. It comes with a character card highlighting their game stats and unique abilities, and is upgraded with a selection of weapon and equipment cards.
“The game is set around Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs, and contains a gaming mat and a selection of barricades, abandoned cars and supplies to give it that authentic The Walking Dead atmosphere. Your survivors move across the board using the measuring stick included with the game, and you’ll use the terrain to block Walker routes and sneak up on opposing survivors, or raid enemy camps for supplies.
“During the game, you will fight a bitter battle for resources against a rival group of survivors – but be careful not to make too much noise, as you’ll draw the attention of the Walkers. The Walkers are controlled by an AI system developed specifically for this game, attacking anyone who comes within reach – and because they are AI you can play the game solo.
“In the base games there are also rules for running simple campaigns and basic guidelines for designing your own characters. But beware – there are enemies all around you, and danger lurks around every corner.”
Those that back the project for $125 will receive the game. Other rewards include walker figure sculpture and a retailer badge (for those who own gaming shops). The game is expected to be delivered in August 2016.
The campaign is set to close on February 29th.
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