Scott Almes, the designer behind the Tiny Epic series of games and the very popular, Heroes of Land, Air & Sea, has just kickstarted a new, stand-alone game, called Boomerang.
Boomerang could be described as a card drafting game (like 7 Wonders or Sushi Go!), mixed with a roll-and-write game (like Yahtzee, or Qwixx).
With roll-and-write games taking off the last few years and card drafting already a favorite mechanism among many, Boomerang is sure to appeal to a wide swath of gamers.
In Boomerang, players are touring Australia, trying to see and do as much as they can before their holiday ends! By spotting native animals, collecting pieces of Australiana, and doing other holiday activities, players will earn points. Each round players will draft cards, mark off various accomplishments on their score sheets, and at the end of the game, the best traveller wins. You beauty!
To find out more, visit the live Kickstarter campaign. And now, the obligatory clichés: Crikey, this looks promising. G’day, mate.
Rule & Make, Australian Game Studio has brought another Australian company under its umbrella. Table Tyrant Games has officially joined with Rule & Make and has announced their first project together will be a Kickstarter Campaign for Smiths of Winterforge later this year.
From ideas to publishing, these two companies do it all. Now they are expanding their influence by engaging the local design community directly by requesting game submissions. They hope to be able to showcase the Australian indie game community with a greater presence in US and European markets.
The full announcement is available on Rule & Make’s website and to see what they have in mind for the upcoming Smiths of Winterforge Kickstarter campaign, take a look at the Print and Play available.
Good Games, founded in 2006, Australian game store chain with 24 company-owned and franchise stores in Australia, has announced that they would be expanding their company by adding a publishing division. In January, Good Games revealed their plans to commence retail operation in the United States in 2016.
Good Games has released the following press release concerning these plans:
Good Games Publishing
will bring a number of game titles to market in 2016, beginning with MONSTROUS, a Greek mythology-themed tactical dexterity game with deluxe art, in April / May.
“We look forward to bringing fun Australian games to the global market in 2016 and beyond,” said Kim Brebach, Director of Good Games Publishing, adding “We have games in the pipeline that appeal to gamers, families & their kids, and more social gamers too”.
Kim expanded about the company, “Excellence in game play, art and production quality will be a hallmark of our games. We also bring our retail and distribution experience into our vision of what our games can achieve.”
“Industry folk can find us at the upcoming GAMA trade show, and we look forward to bringing our best to Gen Con in August,” said Kim.
In addition to being a large game store chain, Good Games also operates Australia’s largest tabletop game distributor. For more information on Good Games and their upcoming publishing endeavors, visit the Good Games publishing website here.