Gen Con is underway and for the first time in more than half a decade, I am not there.
Dave is still on the scene though and giving me news as he gets it. Let’s get into what we learned last night and today.
FFG had a few things in their in-flight report last night.
Mansions of Madness Mother’s Embrace
While this was announced previously, a new trailer was released at Gen Con. It was also announced that it will be on Steam in Q1 2019.
Check out this new teaser:
Go get em Harvey! Steam adventure game coming, set in the Mansions of Madness world (not a digital implementation of the boardgame). pic.twitter.com/aDCgEMMO0u— Watch It Played (@WatchItPlayed) August 1, 2018
KeyForge is a new card game form FFG and designed by Richard Garfield. Details are still forthcoming but it seems like this will be a unique on the competitive card game. Not collectible but an interesting experience.
It also appears to have a pretty robust digital component to track cards and meta.
They also released this full trailer:
Asmodee digital lead off with a bombshell:
Gloomhaven is Coming to Digital
Asmodee digital has teamed up with Cephalofair Games to bring Gloomhaven to digital platforms. This version will share a lot with the board game while providing a unique rouge like experience.
From the press release:Quote:Developed by Flaming Fowl Studios, Gloomhaven is a dungeon-crawling RPG featuring tactical turn-based combat, and for the first time, an infinitely replayable roguelike mode that will be available during Early Access launch and beyond. Set in a medieval fantasy world, players will struggle to survive through procedurally generated dungeons filled with deadly enemies, equipment to find, and powerful abilities to unlock, with much more in the works for the full launch.They also provided a pretty interesting teaser trailer:
Will you be able to fight your way through the torment and past terrible foes in the newly announced Gloomhaven for @Steam_Games?— Asmodee Digital (@AsmodeeDigital) August 2, 2018
Be sure to add it to your wishlist! https://t.co/PpVvC9yYVW pic.twitter.com/L3DX5PN9dK
They also announced a bunch of new games some of which are coming this year:
Bang! - Q3 2018
Bananagrams - Q3 2018
Five Tribes - Q3 2018
This is an top of a bunch of already announced stuff including Gloom, Munchkin, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Onitama, Terrafomring Mars, Scythe, etc. It is going to be a crazy 2018 for games from Asmodee digital.
Dire Wolf Digital
Dave had a chance to chat with Dire Wolf. They didn’t have anything to announce except to say that there will be new announcements later this year. This includes both Renegade and other titles.
One Deck Dungeon Forest of Shadows Released
It seems that releases don’t even stop for Gen Con. Handelabra dropped the latest One Deck Dungeon expansion, Forest of Shadows.
This expansion includes 5 new dungeons, 5 new heroes, 44 new encounters and more. This is available on all platforms right now. Come check it out.
Forest of Shadows has arrived on all platforms for #OneDeckDungeon! Expand your adventure with 5 new dungeons, 5 new heroes, 44 new encounter cards, plus so much more! Get it today, just in time for #GenCon2018 😎#IndieGame #IndieDev #digitaltabletophttps://t.co/V6pGJdeUhO pic.twitter.com/Ayxr5P36MH— Handelabra Games (@handelabra) August 1, 2018
That’s it for now, but I am sure I will be back tomorrow with more.
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