Dark Souls Board Game has raised more than $450493 (US$350,000) on Kickstarter in less than two hours. The original goal was $118439 (US$92,134) but within just 3 minutes it was already funded.
Dark Souls Board Game has come from Steamforged Games, the developers of Guild Ball, a medieval football game. It is officially licensed.
The 1-4 combat “exploration game” is described by Steamforged as, “Playable in either Solo or Co-op modes, players choose their role from a number of core Dark Souls character classes. Each class has a distinct role to play in the game, with a unique set of strengths and abilities. With multiple difficulty modes and a high-level of replayability, this is a game designed to be deep enough to satisfy hardcore tabletop gamers whilst remaining accessible to newer players.”
The strategically challenging “Dark souls- The Board Game” is designed specifically for Dark Souls universe and introduces many innovative gameplay mechanics. The series’s trademark Bonfire mechanic is also there, reported Kotaku, the players can rest there and start out back in the world. The fact that bonfire also reset the world and all the defeated enemies have returned makes it more challenging.
Kickstarter calls the game simple as there is just one pledge level for gamers and one pledge for retail stores.
The players will receive many characters, bosses and grant models, along with boards, cards, tokens and dice. As the campaigned progress and stretched goals are reached, add-ons will unlock, explains Kickstarter. Add-ons are optional and can be purchased. To buy add-ons players need to Increase the pledge amount. This will help in driving up the campaign and that will result in unlocking, even more, stuffs.
The board game version is Just like the “Dark Soul” video game which needs strategic thinking, clever planning, and exemplary execution to succeed. Thus, it is more than a classic dungeon crawler.
Kickstarter also stated about there is a potential delay in shipping related to production, shipping and customs due to the fact that the products are produced in China.