Sol: Last Days of a Star now on Kickstarter

May 11, 2016 - 8:48am
sol board Elephant Laboratories adds Sol: Last Days of a Star to Kickstarter.
Sol: Last Days of a Star is a game of solar destructionnd salvation for 2-5 players. Each player controls one of the worlds surrounding a star facing annihilation. For centuries these worlds have been living in utopia, fed by the seemingly boundless energy drawn from their star through a lattice of solar harvesting infrastructure. Suddenly this infrastructure is destroyed and their worlds are cast into darkness, their inhabitants facing imminent extinction. Amidst the clamor, each world has built an Ark housing some small fraction of their population. Each Ark is now waiting at the edge of the solar system for the energy required to attain escape velocity before the final devastation hits. Unfortunately, the only possible source of such a great deal of energy is the dying star itself.
The premise of the game, and where the tactics will derive, is that the energy needed to power the ships away from the sun will also cause the sun to die quicker. Building infrastructure to help your escape will also benefit the other players in the game. The game is certainly beautiful with box cover art that will really stand out on any shelf. Does the gameplay stand up to the beauty of the game is a question you must decide on your own. The page is definitely worthy of a look. You can back Sol for $45 with an estimated delivery of February 2017. As of this writing the game is just shy of its funding goal. You can check out the campaign and see it for yourself by going HERE.