Dire Wolf Digital

At the recent PAX Unplugged convention, Dire Wolf Digital announced a new Clank! game in partnership with Penny Arcade, Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated, coming in Fall 2019. Clank! A Deck Building Adventure by designer Paul Dennen uses deck building mechanics of gain money, buy cards, fight foes, but added movement in a dungeon to the mix. Players had to run quickly through the depths, collect an artifact, then make their way back to the surface, all while trying not to make enough noise (CLANK) to invoke the ire of the beast. Clank! has won several awards, has a spider expansion, a mummy’s tomb expansion, and a version in space, yet still remains at a very respectable #61 in the boardgamegeek top 100. Now the promise of adding legacy elements to this great game is sure to have fans excited. Acquisitions Incorporated, which started in 2008 with the simple idea of “friends having fun playing Dungeons & Dragons”, has become a 20 year podcast and IP with a strong following.

From the press release – “Found your own franchise of the legendary adventuring company Acquisitions Incorporated, and shepherd your fledgling treasure-hunters to immortal corporate glory over the course of multiple games.”

For more information, you can read the full press release from Dire Wolf Digital here.

Renegade Games Studios have announced an expansion to Clank: A Deck-Building Adventure. It’s been almost a year since the last expansion, Clank! Sunken Treasures, which released March 2017. Players will explore a new pyramid themed board with a wandering mummy, which they have to avoid, and new monsters and tombs.

Untold riches await you inside the pyramids of the Ancients – but they are well protected. An undying Mummy guardian spreads a vile curse to those who would rob its tomb. And, inevitably, the treasure has attracted a dragon. Can you escape the fearsome Croxobek? [source]

In Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure, players venture underground to loot treasure as quietly as possible to avoid the dragon’s attention. When the dragon awakens he attacks those who have made the most noise. To win, players need to have the most valuable treasure and make it out of the dungeon alive!

Dire Wolf Digital designed and co-published the first expansion, Clank! Sunken Treasures, and was their first foray into board game publishing. They’ve designed this latest expansion and will co-publish it with Renegade Games.

Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios:

The Mummy’s Curse ramps up the suspense as players try to avoid being cursed by the wandering monster. We can’t wait to share this with Clank! fans everywhere!

Clank! The Mummy’s Curse will see release in March 2018. The game is ideal for 2-4 players, aged 12+, and takes 30-60 minutes if players have a particularly good treasure run.

Renegade Games has been partnering with Dire Wolf Digital to bring some of their physical games into the mobile space, such titles include Lotus and Lanterns: The Harvest Festival.  So to kick off the holiday season they have announced updates to their digital games of Lotus and Lanterns as well as a new update to their companion app.

Lotus is a game all about forming beautiful flowers and using some area control to make sure that when the flowers finish and score, you are the ones getting the points.  The app version of this game brought the game into beautiful 3D with excellent graphics and animation, bringing this simple card game up to another level.  The update featured for the app is that the leader-board and friends list of the game is compatible with Lanterns, so now you can challenge friends from either game to either game you own.  You can purchase the app in the App Store or on Google Play.

Lanterns is a simple tile laying game where you lay down tiles in order to collection various colored lantern cards.  You will then use these lantern cards to make dedications and depending on which array of colors you turn in will net you different points.  Like Lotus the app version of Lanterns elevates the game by giving it some beautiful graphics and scenery along with great animation.  The app even has the expansion, The Emperor’s Gift, available for download as well.  The update featured for the app is that the leader-board and friends list of the game is compatible with Lotus, so now you can challenge friends from either game to either game you own.  You can purchase the app in the App Store or on Google Play.

And finally, Renegade games has updated their companion app, adding in some content for their latest game, Clank in Space.  Already the app includes content for the games FUSE, Flatline, and the original Clank game.  But with this latest update you will now be able to play Clank in Space solo, with you going against the AI as you explore Lord Eradikus’ starship alone.  The update has already been made so you can either check your app now, or download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.

 

A mobile version of the beautiful, flower growing card game Lotus has been announced by Dire Wolf Digital.  Designed by Jordan and Mandy Goddard, Lotus was publish by Renegade Game Studios and released in 2016.

Clear your head and take in the quiet strength of the Lotus garden. It takes skillful care and nurturing to grow these flowers to their full potential, but once picked, they provide their owner with wisdom. Beware, for there are others who will do anything they can to get their hands on these mystical flowers. You’ll need to enlist the help of creatures native to this land to take control of the Lotus garden and achieve true enlightenment.

Lotus is the fourth title in the ongoing collaboration between Dire Wolf and Renegade, joining the critically-acclaimed hit Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, the digital adaptation of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, and the Renegade Companion App that adds a digital twist to tabletop play.

Lotus will release for iOS and Android phones and tablets later this summer.  For more information, visit the Renegade Game Studios news page.

The freely available app from Renegade Game Studios™ and Dire Wolf Digital now includes bonus game content for the hit game Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure.

Clank! fans who download the free Renegade Game Studios Companion App will enjoy “Mini-Quests” that add even more excitement and replayability to the game. An official solo play mode also allows individual players to enjoy the game on their own.

The app launched last year with support for FUSE by adding a free thematic 10-minute timer with a taunting voice-over to enhance the player’s experience. The Clank! addition to the app is also a free, optional add-on.

Dire Wolf Digital also created the acclaimed digital version of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival which is a separate, full game app available for iOS and Android.

You can find the Renegade Game Studios Companion App free for download on iOS and Google Play.

Renegade Games and Dire Wolf Digital have partnered in the past to create apps like the digital version of Lanterns, and now they are doing it again for a physical game.  Clank! is a deck building adventure game, meaning that you will be playing like a normal deck building game, but there are overarching elements making it an adventure.  In the game you are thieves trying to loot the most valuables you can from the dragon.  As you take turns you will be getting better gear, better skills, and more loot as you go along.  But beware, if you hit a clank card you start to draw the attention of the dragon, and you can only enjoy the loot if you live.

Clank! is the first physical product out of the partnership between the two companies and will be available for both demo and purchase at GenCon.  Below you can read the full press release from Renegade Games.

 

Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure announced

San Diego, CA (July 26th, 2016) — Renegade Game Studios™, the premier publisher of innovative games is pleased to announce a partnership with Dire Wolf Digital to produce Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure. This is the first co-published physical game between Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital.Burgle your way to adventure in Clank!, the new deck-building board game. Sneak into an angry dragon’s mountain lair to steal precious artifacts. Delve deeper to find more valuable loot. Acquire cards for your deck and watch your thievish abilities grow. Be quick and be quiet. One false-step and — CLANK! Each careless sound draws the attention of the dragon, and each artifact stolen increases its rage. You can only enjoy your plunder if you make it out of the depths alive!

Earlier this year, Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital announced a partnership to produce a digital version of Lanterns: The Harvest Festival. In 2015, the companies also partnered on a companion app for the cooperative real-time game, FUSE. This announcement expands their relationship into the physical space.

“We are very excited to bring our skills as a board game publisher to the table. Dire Wolf has been such a great partner for our digital apps that we are thrilled to be able to bring their physical game to market ” remarked Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios.

Clank! will be debuting at Gen Con with demos at the Dire Wolf Digital Booth #2703 and game sales occurring at the Renegade Game Studios Booth #2304.

You can visit: renegadegames.com for more information about our games and the designers we work with.

About Renegade Game Studios

Renegade Game Studios is a premier developer and publisher of original award winning board games, including Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Fuse, World’s Fair 1893 and Kitty Paw. Our mission is to publish games that are fun, challenging, and unique.  We believe that gaming is for everybody and that everybody is a gamer; you may have just not found that right game yet!

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