Update January 19: The campaign was cancelled despite having surpassed its funding goal (it was set too low). The game will return to Kickstarter sometime in the near future.
Update: Neo-Morphosis: Infestation is live on Kickstarter, and the campaign will run for 25 days. You may pledge for only the base game or also add The Third Instar expansion. If you back in the first 48 hours, you get an extra KS exclusive character for free.
To sum up gameplay, now that it has been revealed: On your turn as a crew member, you can perform three from a set of available actions: move, search, craft, pick up or drop an item, interfere with the control panel, attack. The aliens take a turn too: they are controlled via a deck of cards according to their stage of growth.
When you engage in combat, you roll a die and add your weapon bonus. Then, subtract the defense of the alien, and if your result exceeds the defense, you wound it. You win if you successfully face the final encounter card. You lose, if all crew members are disabled or if a new emergency shows up on the System Interface Panel.
Our preview post below was published on January 6.
The year is 2159. Scientific experiments that aimed to fight global warming resulted in making Earth far too cold. Now it's either finding a way to reheat it or finding another planet to mess up.
In Neo-Morphosis, a 1-4 player cooperative game, you play as a member of a research team assigned to work on an evacuation plan. When you arrive at the research station, you find it infested with insectoid aliens. You immediately engage them, but they keep growing bigger and stronger. Escaping outside would just expose you to freezing cold. You therefore need to repair the station, and find a way to exterminate the aliens before your are overrun.
Gameplay is based on dice rolling, and each character has a special skill. You may choose to play stand-alone missions or chain three missions together if you prefer the campaign mode. We will find out more when the Kickstarter launches on January 9.