White Wizard Games LLC, the company created by Magic: The Gathering Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and co-founder of the Ascension deckbuilding game), today announced a Kickstarter campaign to launch their new Star Realms deckbuilding game. The goal is to raise $20,000 to fund the final stages of production for this highly anticipated space combat game and to get it into the hands of backers in time for the holiday season. The Kickstarter campaign finishes on November 2, 2013.
“Star Realms has beautiful art and graphic design. The physical game packs up into a small, portable deck box that you can bring with you anywhere. It’s a great product at a great price, and most importantly, the game is incredibly FUN to play”, said Rob Dougherty, co-creator of Star Realms. “We can’t wait to get this amazing space combat game out. We just need a little help from the Kickstarter community to make that happen.”
Star Realms features:
· Affordable: $14.95 for the complete two player game.
· Easy to Learn: Unique design is fun for new players and for veterans.
· Portable: Entire game can fit into your jacket pocket.
· Combat Game: You win by attacking your opponent.
· Expandable: For multiplayer games, just add an additional set for every 2 extra players in the game.
Kickstarter backers will be the first to get to play this exciting new spaceship combat game.
Early feedback from the game community has been overwhelmingly positive:
“Star Realms is a fabulous game. It picks up quick. It’s really simple to figure out. The artwork that you have is really sweet.” Doug Jean, writer for RocketComics.com and Atlanta Radio Group.
“I really like how this game plays. The game plays very streamlined. I think the pricepoint of $14.95 is perfect.” Jason Alt, writer at Gatheringmagic.com
“I played 10 deck building games and Star Realms is the best one!” Derek Thompson, Meeple Town
“I highly recommend it and I’m really looking forward to the Kickstarter.” Matt Quiet, The Nerds domain
“I can honestly see this as replacing Dominion as my go-to deck building game.” David, geekenstein.com
“Playing this game was really, really fun! I liked it a lot. Nicole Kline, warpzone.com and perpetual geek machine
“I had a great time playing Star Realms! I like the strategy involved in this. Mike Footer, News editor for Game Informer
“I’m really, really impressed… It was the most fun I had at PAX!” Zack, TheMediaCows
Those who pledge their support for Star Realms on Kickstarter will get a variety of rewards depending on their level of contribution, from digital beta keys at the lowest $5 level, to being able to be part of the Star Realms game itself at the highest level. Do you want to be the Emperor of the Star Empire? All it takes is a $1,000 pledge. Dougherty and Kastle, who are members of the Magic: The Gathering Hall of Fame and continue to play competitively, are also offering personal coaching services to help drive support for their new project as part of the “Magic Fantasy Camp Tier”.
Star Realms will be available as a physical game in time for Christmas. The entire game fits in a deckbox, which makes it the perfect stocking stuffer. The game is also targeted for beta release on PC and Mac in March 2014.
For more information, see www.starrealms.com and follow Star Realms on Twitter @starrealms.