After ten years in the game development industry, Boomzap is now gearing towards self-publishing, starting with a crowdfunding campaign for a hardcore strategy game for PC, Mac, and mobile tablets on Kickstarter.
Classic territory-capture game inspired by old school board and card games
Legends of Fire & Steel is an innovative turn-based single and multiplayer fantasy world conquest game mixed with board game and card game mechanics. It is inspired by large, epic strategy game like Civilization, Crusader Kings 2, and Heroes of Might and Magic, but with the shorter playtime and simple controls of a game like Risk, Lux, or FTL.
The game follows the war of three races – Human, Fae, Revenant – across the land of Callasia. Players create armies which are led by heroes and used to capture territories in strategic maps. The objective is to capture all of your opponent’s castles and rule the world.
Addressing the age-old problem of multiplayer strategy games
The multiplayer game uses a simultaneous plan and resolution cycle. It removes the tedium of hotseat-style gameplay where players wait for each other to finish their turn. During battle resolution, each unit has an attack type namely missile, melee, or magic. These go one by one in an auto-resolve order. Mixing and matching these with the heroes’ different abilities allows players to create different strategies in every game.
Funding through Kickstarter
Legends of Fire & Steel has a funding goal of $50,000. Through Kickstarter, Boomzap plans to involve fans in a critical part of the game development process. Player feedback through early beta testing is essential in making sure the game features are working correctly upon release.. Backers who pledge money towards the project can expect exclusive rewards such as a digital artbook, official soundtrack, signed posters, and more, and also get the chance to co-design a hero with their own concept, or name one of the characters and territories. If successfully funded, Legends of Fire & Steel will be set to release in Q4 2015.
- Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/boomzap/legends-of-fire-and-steel
- Website: legends.boomzap.com
- Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BoomzapLegends
- Twitter Hashtag: #BoomzapLegends (Follow us @boomzap)
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