Sol Rising Signed by Victory Point Games
June 3, 2014 - 9:05pm
Grant Rodiek (Farmageddon & Battle for York) announced on Twitter that Sol Rising, an upcoming dice combat tactical game, has been picked up by Victory Point Games. From Rodiek at Hyperbole Games: Sol Rising focuses on the conflicts, big and small, of the Sol system primarily involving United Terra and the Martian Republic. The game features a few really neat aspects that I think make it special: Simple formation mechanic that determines defensive and tactical options. All pertinent information written on cards. No complex charts or rules to memorize. Many ship types (9) including fighters, bombers, destroyers, and battleships. A simple unit activation mechanic that encourages using your entire fleet. A circular board that simply abstracts the open feeling of space. Turn based game structure. Easy to learn, plays quickly. Head to head or team play. Experiment with different fleet compositions. A persistent campaign with unique, highly varied scenarios. Incredibly expandable with new ships, scenarios/campaigns, races (aliens!), etc. Sol Rising is for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and plays in 45 minutes.