Welcome to the Gamerati News Update. I’m Marcelo and here are four news from last week about gaming.
Be prepared of be consumed in this board game designed by Erik Lang
The Others: 7 Sins was a successful Kickstarter by CoolMiniOrNot that hit almost a million and a half dollars in pledge in October 2015. Now it’s being released to the public.
In this horror board game, the fabric between worlds has been torn, and the physical embodiment of the Seven Deadly Sins has been summoned. One player controls the Sin threatening mankind, while the rest of the team joins forces as the Heroes working to end their rampage. Every element of the story can be customized from which Sin the players will face to how the map will look.
The Others: 7 Sins hit stores in September 2nd, MSRP $100.
Starfleet needs a new crew in the upcoming roleplaying and miniatures game by Modiphius
Modiphius Entertainment has announced they’ll develop the officially licensed game Star Trek Adventures and the fans will be able to help them do it through the living campaign format to be launched at GenCon Indy 2016.
GenCon attendees will have the exclusive North American opportunity to choose their ship, as well as claim a free Captain Kirk or Captain Picard miniature, while supplies last, when they register for the playtest. Registration will take place daily at the Modiphius booth in the exhibit hall August 4–7.
Fans in Europe will have their chance to claim Kirk or Picard at the Modiphius booth at Essen-Spiel in Germany in October and at Dragonmeet in the UK in December. The living campaign playtest will launch in the northern hemisphere fall. For everybody else, additional sign-ups will launch online from late August at modiphius.com/star-trek
Asmodee acquires yet another gaming company
Asmodee North America has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire F2Z Entertainment Inc. F2Z is the largest board game publisher in the US not already controlled by Asmodee. If the transaction comes through Asmodee will have under its umbrella Z-Man Games, Plaid Hat Games, and Filosofia, which means they’ll have the rights to publish in English and French languages Catan and Carcassonee, the two most iconic board games of our generation.
In the future, we’ll be fueling our cars with Asmodee gas, buying groceries at Asmodee supermarkets, and watching Jeopardy! on the Asmodee channel on our Asmodee TV sets.
No Man’s Sky faces copyright trouble again
The massive space exploration game by Hello Games is in the final stretch for release after more than four years in development, but a Dutch company called Genicap is now claiming they own the rights to the mathematical formula used for planet generation in the game. Although you can’t technically patent math, they say its application requires licensing. Blah blah blah, legalese legalese. In a recent tweet, Hello Games founder Sean Murray says it’s a non-story and that Genicap’s claims won’t affect No Man’s Sky release next month.
People, people. C’mon. Just let them release the game. We all know No Man’s Sky is gonna be awesome. I mean, c’mon. Have you seen the game?
All right, that’s it. Four news in under 5-minutes. I really hope you liked this episode of Gamerati News Update. Remember that Gamerati Dev Day Sponsored by Panda Game Manufacturing approaches. If you’re in the Tacoma, WA area, come and get your games tested! Or play-test someone else’s game! Panda will be there to help you. They’ll also be handing out Dev Kits that show a little bit about what they have to offer you and your future game! First Christian Church, 6th Ave. this Saturday. More information through this link right here.
I’ll be seeing you Thursday for another show. Bye!