A new four player co-op fantasy game is on the cusp of beginning a Kickstarter funding run and we thought we’d share some of what we already know about Storm the Castle from Giant Goblin Games. As opposed to playing those goodie two-shoes heroes of lore as in many other titles, each player leads an evil army of dark legions looking to grind those whiny do-gooders to a pulp as they storm the castle!
From Giant Goblin Games:
Castle Storm Haven has protected the human kingdom of Holmenstein from the ruthless marauders of the badlands for centuries. But now a dark cloud gathers from the west that threatens to overrun their peaceful lands. “The Boss”, a mysterious figure from unknown origins, has emerged and rallied the treacherous Dark Elves, Giants, Orcs and Goblins of the Green Tide, the ancient guild of magic wielding Arcanists, and the hordes of Undead from the Blacksoot Swamps. The innumerable Dark Force armies have begun their long eastern march towards loot and victory.
Knowing the current defenses cannot hold without reinforcements, Holmenstein calls upon new allies: the fearless masters of archery, the Halflings and the armored masters of war the Dwarves. Can this alliance of Fantasy Defenders repel the invaders or will the Dark Forces do the impossible and finally storm the castle?
Finally a game where its GOOD to be BAD! Welcome to world of Storm the Castle!, a 1-4 player semi-cooperative battle board game where you take the exciting role of one of the four marauding Dark Forces armies in a race to breach Castle Storm Haven’s defenses and claim victory by reaching the keep first.
Players can choose between 1 of 4 Dark force armies each with their unique units, abilities, and ways of winning. Though they share the same goal of defeating the Fantasy Defenders, players are allowed and encouraged to use treachery, cunning, and steel against their team mates to add in their goal of being the first to enter the castle’s keep.
Storm the Castle! is not a heavy war game. Though you have many options each game turn, the rules are easy-to-learn and the game is quick to play. Each turn, players have a wide range of choices to customize how they want to play. Do they buy cheap pawns to throw against the castle walls, devastating siege machines, lumbering giants, strange equipment, or use arcane magic to turn the tides of battle? These choices and more give the game a unique flavor allowing players to try multiple and varied strategies each time the game is played.
We’re committed to only producing the HIGHEST quality components. From the art work to the actual components, we want games to be fun to play AND look at! Final components are being decided upon and will be detailed here soon – rest assured at least it will come with a box >:)
Storm the Castle! will include family-kid friendly/easy-to-play rules along with our standard rule set if your ready to dive into a full castle assault. Rules will also be included for solo play.
We’ll be launching a KickStarter funding project for Storm the Castle! sometime in late September or early October 2012. We anticipate the release will be winter 2012.
In addition to two other different games currently in development, we’re working on the first expansion and concepting out the second expansion. This game screams expansions, and we’re more than happy to add further units, armies, Fantasy Defenders and other mechanics to add more gaming flavor for years to come. We’re also hoping to get community feedback on what they want to see!