Fresh off the heels of completing shipping for his previous Kickstarter game, Above and Below, Red Raven Games has launched their next game on Kickstarter, Islebound. This game is set in the same universe as the Above and Below game so you will see overlap in the form of similar races of people as you explore, but instead of going underground you are going out into the open seas to explore. From the campaign page, in Islebound you will:
Take command of a ship and crew. You sail to island towns, collecting resources, hiring crew, and commissioning buildings for your capital city. Each building has a unique ability, and your combination of buildings can greatly enhance your strength as a trader, builder, or invader. You also recruit pirates and sea monsters to conquer towns, which, once conquered, allow you to complete the town action for free, and charge a fee to opponents if they want to use it. Alternatively, you can complete events that give influence, which can be used to befriend towns.
Will you be a ruthless conqueror, careful diplomat, or shrewd merchant? The player with the most the most wealth and most-impressive capital city will win the game!
Art is the usual Ryan Lauket style and so looks amazing and he has yet to flop on his designs so expectations will be high for this one. As of this writing the campaign is well on it’s way to be fully funded before the first day is done and he has several stretch goals planned already to upgrade game components. Pledging is easy for this campaign as there is only one pledge level and no add-ons. The campaign ends November 23rd so head on over to the Kickstarter page to check it out and pledge for your own copy.