is a MOBA-style tower defense for 1-4 players by Chip Theory Games
(CTG), the makers of the Too Many Bones Series. Cloudspire, which is already fully funded on Kickstarter
, takes place in the floating realm of Ankar and tells the story of a war to acquire a powerful and rare energy known only as "The Source".
Players control one of four unique factions in a battle to destroy and steal source energy from their opponents. Every race has their own unique units and heroes as well as the ability to bid and draft mercenaries for hire. The four factions are:
• The Brawen – an industrious, ambitious race of giants
• The Grovetenders – cousin to plant live, forced into the war
• The Heirs – a bird-like race that believes that controlling Ankar's islands is their birthright
• The Narora – believe that that controlling The Source is their calling
The main objective in the PvP version is to destroy your opponent's fortress. Armies are placed either individually or in stacks to conceal powerful units until the last possible moments. Heroes are controlled individually and may join the tide of battle or choose to explore points of interest in search of resources. Heroes can be levelled up to lead armies into battle with advanced and upgraded skills.
As armies and minions approach enemy bases, they'll need to deal with Spires - powerful defense towers that can be built around the board. Players fight for control of build sites and acquire new spire schematics to build an impenetrable defense and hold off their enemies. Players can even upgrade their home base to unlock new strategies and abilities.
Cloudspire features a full on Solo/Co-op scenario book, full of unique solo setups and a full story narrative to follow along as you move through the game. A variety of base and bonus objectives will make every scenario a unique challenge.
Like other CTG titles, the production value of Cloudspire is planned to be extremely high. Neoprene mats, heavy chips and PVC waterproof cards are hallmarks of CTG games.
Cloudspire will also follow other CTG titles, in its distribution method. After Kickstarter, Cloudspire will only be available directly via Chip Theory Games.
Various pledge levels are available via the Kickstarter, including one for the base game only as well as one with some expansion material and an extra faction. There's a ton more information on the Kickstarter page
and the campaign runs until November 9th, so go check it out.