Lotus

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.

Origins is one of the biggest conventions in the US for gaming, and they have been giving out their awards for the best each year.  The different categories include family games, role-playing games, card games, game accessories, board games, collectible games (CCG, TCG, etc.), miniatures, and finally a Game of the Year.  Some of the past winners include great games like Codenames, Imperial Assault, and 7 Wonders Duel, so you know bad games aren’t getting these awards.  But that’s enough background information, here are the nominees for the 2017 Origins Awards:

Family Games (6 Nominees)

Role-Playing Game (10 Nominees)

  • 7th Sea: Second Edition by John Wick Presents (designed by John Wick, Mike Curry, Rob Justice, Mark Diaz Truman, Jesse Heinig)
  • Curse of Strahd by Wizards of the Coast-D&D (designed by Jeremy Crawford, Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman, Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins, and Richard Whitters)
  • No Thank You, Evil! by Monte Cook Games (designed by Shanna Germain and Monte Cook)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Fantasy Flight (designed by Tim Flanders, Corey Konieczka, and Sam Stewart)
  • Shadowrun-Seattle Sprawl by Catalyst Game Labs (designed by Raymond Croteau, Jason Hardy, James Meiers, O.C. Presley, Scott Schletz, R.J. Thomas, Malik Toms, Thomas Willoughby, CZ Wright, and Russell Zimmerman)
  • Symbaroum by Järnringen and co-published by Modiphius Entertainment (designed by Martin Grip, Mattias Johnsson, Mattias Lilja and Johan Nohr.
  • Storm King’s Thunder by Wizards of the Coast-D&D (designed by Jenna Helland, Adam Lee, Mike Mearls, Christopher Perkins, and Richard Whitters)
  • Star Wars: Edge of the Empire-Special Modifications by Fantasy Flight (designed by Blake Bennett, Tim Cox, Jordan Goldfarb, Sterling Hershey and Monte Lin)
  • The One Ring: Horse: Lords of Rohan by Cubicle 7 (designed by Shane Ivey, Andrew Kenrick, T.S. Luikart, Francesco Nepitello, and James Spahn)
  • Volo’s Guide to Monsters by Wizards of the Coast-D&D (designed by Jeremy Crawford, Ed Greenwood, Adam Lee, Mike Mearls, Kim Mohan, Christopher Perkins, Sean K. Reynolds, Matthew Sernett, Chris Sims, and Steve Winter)

Traditional Card Games (8 Nominees)

Game Accessories (4 Nominees)

  • Blood Rage Organizer by The Broken Token (designed by Greg Spence)
  • Dungeon Morph Dice Adventurer Set by Inkwell Ideas / Q-Workshop (designed by Joe Wetzel, Dyson Logos, Matt Jackson, Shane Knysh, Tim Ballew, Dave Millar, Sigurd Johansson, AJ Stone)
  • Flip ‘N Tray Mat Case by Ultimate Guard (designed by Adrian Alonso)
  • Improved D Total by Gamescience (designed by Dr. A.F. Simkin, Col. Louis Zocchi, Frank Dutrait)

Board Games (10 Nominees)

  • Blood Rage by (designed by Eric M. Lang)
  • Clank! by Renegade Games (designed by Paul Dennen)
  • Cry Havoc by Portal Games (designed by Grant Rodiek, Michael Oracz, Michael Walczak)
  • Feast for Odin by Z Man Games/Asmodee (designed by Uwe Rosenberg)
  • Islebound by Red Raven Games (designed by Ryan Laukat)
  • Mansions of Madness by Fantasy Flight/Asmodee (designed by Christopher Burdett, Anders Finér, Henning Ludvigsen)
  • Scythe by Stonemaier Games (designed by Jamey Stegmaier)
  • Star Wars Rebellion by Fantasy Flight (designed by Corey Konieczka)
  • Terraforming Mars by (designed by Jacob Fryxelius)
  • World’s Fair 1893 by Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot Games (designed by J. Alex Kevern)

Collectible Games (5 Nominees)

  • Yu-Gi-Oh Breaker of Shadow Booster by Konami (designed by Konami Digital Entertainment)
  • Pokémon XY11 Steam Siege Booster by Pokémon USA (designed by The Pokémon Company)
  • Magic the Gathering: Kaladesh Booster Pack by Wizards of the Coast
  • Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Men Booster Brick by WizKids (designed by WizKids)
  • Cardfight Vanguard Fighters Collection by Bushiroad

Miniatures (5 Nominees)

  • Warhammer 40,000 Kill Team by Games Workshop
  •  Konflikt ’47 by Warlord Games (designed by Clockwork Goblin Miniatures)
  • Dragon Rampant by Battlefront/Gale Force Nine
  • TANKS by Battlefront/Gale Force Nine (designed by Andrew Haught, Chris Townley, Phil Yates)
  • Dropfleet Commander by Hawk Wargames (designed by Andy Chambers and David Lewis)

lotus

Renegade Games announced that the launch of Lotus has been a rousing success, completely selling out of the first run of the game.  They have said they are already making another print run which will ship in October, but also that the game will be going international.  Renegade Games has partnered with Hobby Japan to translate and publish the game in Japan, which given the popularity of the game and theme, should be just as big a hit.  Those in the land of the rising sun will have to wait until 2017 to get their copies, but for english speakers the wait is much shorter.  See below for the full press release.

Renegade Game Studios and Hobby Japan to release
Japanese version of Lotus

In addition to a US reprint due in October

San Diego, CA (September 28th, 2016) — Renegade Game Studios™, the premier publisher of original games has partnered with Hobby Japan, a leading Japanese publishing company, to release a localized version of the smash hit, Lotus.

With the english version sold out well before the September 28th release, a second english printing has been ordered and is expected to arrive in October. Many other localization projects are also in the works for 2017.

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.

“We are thrilled to be working with Hobby Japan to bring Lotus to a new audience.”  says Renegade President Scott Gaeta.  “With the incredible success we have already seen in the US, we are sure that it will be a family favorite in Japan as well.”

Look for Lotus in the US starting today with an MSRP of $30. The Japanese version will be released by the end of 2017. Lotus takes about 30 minutes to play and is for 2-4 players ages 8+.

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

This year Renegade Games Studio is trying to join Santa’s nice list with their newly announced exclusive promotional program for brick-and-mortar stores titled Santa’s Renegades.

Santa’s Renegades is a holiday gift box chock-full of nine different promotional items for Renegade Games Studio’s product line. Fans of these games are encouraged to make a purchase of at least $30 at the hobby store of Renegade titles to receive the free gift box. Promos will be included for games like: Lotus, Lanterns: the Harvest Festival, Covert, FUSE, Apotheca: The Secret Potion Society, Snow Tails, World’s Fair, Dicey Goblins, and Clank!.

Hobby stores seeking to participate need to make an order of at least $350 of games from their studio, to be eligible to receive 10 of these gift boxes, with additional ones that can be purchased.

For additional information, visit Renegade Games Studio’s announcement page!

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Available September, 2016, Renegade Games has announced Lotus, a 2-4 player game that “grows into a unique work of art every time you play.” In  Lotus, players take control of their own garden and cultivate flowers to gain special abilities from those flowers once they have picked them. Players must “enlist the help of creatures” to control flowers and secure the special abilities for themselves while preventing other players from using that flower. Beautifully illustrated by Chris Ostrowski (Dead Men Tell No Tales, Tides of Time) and designed by Jordan Goddard (Collapse) and Mandy Goddard, Lotus is a 30 min game for players ages 8+.

For more information on the game, and a full description by Renegade Games, please visit the Lotus game page.