Update: Forgotten Depths has launched on Kickstarter, and the campaign will run for 33 days. If you are based in Europe, you may have to forget about it, as the shipping cost is 44$ (when the game price is 38$).
Update 2: The shipping cost to EU proved to be a typo. It is now 17$.
Update November 18: The project was cancelled, and will relaunch in spring 2020.
Our preview post below was published on October 6.
Forgotten Depths is a 1-3 player cooperative dungeon crawl card game, scheduled to launch on Kickstarter on October 15.
You are playing as one of three female heroes sent to explore the ruins of ancient constructions in search of relics. Monsters lurk inside these ruins, and you better be well prepared for the depths lest you are soon forgotten. The gameplay begins with tile laying, in order to form the dungeon. There are three different levels to this cavernous area, called 'ecologies'. Your goal is to reach the bottom of the third ecology, and kill the monster that resides there. Placing the tiles in a certain manner as you draw them is important, because it may allow you to unlock secret locations. The encounters you will have in these locations are often resolved through combat.
The monsters hit first, and you reply by drawing cards from your hand. According to the preview by Hungry Gamer, enemies are tough, and luck of the draw plays a big part in the result. Unfortunately, the bottom line of his preview is that the luck factor in the game is too high. Hopefully this issue will be addressed by the designer before the launch of the campaign.
You may watch a brief presentation of the game on the BGG channel: