You may recall Theresa Garcia, of Greenbrier Games, talked about Heavy Steam during our GAMA Trade Show interview and now the project is live on Kickstarter. The Victorian era steampunk/mech title is already approaching the 50% funding level after a handful of days and is sure to rocket past its goal of $55k. You can pledge your support and score a copy at the $75 level.
You can check out a draft of the rules right here.
About the Project:
Heavy Steam is a steampunk themed strategy and resource management game that uses mechs called steam titans in miniature based combat!
Set in a steampunk universe, Heavy Steam is a game about piloting a giant mechanical humanoid war machine of doom. As a pilot you use the steam titan’s resources to strategically complete scenario objectives. More often than not it’s to defeat your opponent, but you’ve never shied away from a fight, have you?
- In Heavy Steam you play the role of a pilot controlling your steam titian’s systems from the command center inside its head.
- Fully customize your steam titan: choose a robot, recruit your pilot, then customize with weapons of your choice.
- Plan ahead if you want to power your legs, weapons or other systems.
- The battle board is abstracted with easy to master combat.
- Event cards, terrain cards and other cards keep the game fresh and new every time you play.
- Game play is for 2-4 players.
Heavy Steam is a game about using your resources wisely to strategically attack your opponent. Set in a steampunk universe, your job is to decide where to utilize your energy, a compound called “zenjin” more commonly referred to as steam rock or steam for short, in your…well…. steam titan. Steam titans are giant war machines manned by talented pilots who are part strategists, part engineers, and part navigators. They also happen to be the rock stars of their day. Using your pilot’s special abilities, as well as cards that modify your weapons and the terrain, you decide whether to power up your weapons, bolster your defenses or transfer steam to your legs in order to move.
Phases allow you to move your steam titan, attack the enemy, manage your energy, purchase cards, and keep your pressure from reaching the critical stages. Because the flow of steam takes time, you must think several turns ahead while also reacting immediately to enemy attack. Players roll one set of dice for attack and a different unique set for defense. Since you are creating a campaign against your opponent, and reacting to their attack it’s best to plan ahead, but prepare a backup plan!