Update no3: In Too Deep has relaunched on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 23 days. A solo mode against a bot called Echo has been added to the game. You may pledge for either the Retail or the Kickstarter edition (includes minis).
Update: In Too Deep is live on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 23 days. You may back either the Retail or the Deluxe edition of the game (Deluxe comes with miniatures). Solo rules will be revealed 'soon'. (Update June 25: The campaign has been cancelled. Relaunch planned for September 15).
Our preview post below was published on June 17.
In Too Deep is a 1-4 player hand management and pick-up-and-deliver game about infiltrating a criminal organization as a secret agent. It will launch on Kickstarter on June 23.
In Too Deep is set in 2087. Crime is running rampant in New Dawn City. A criminal organization called The Syndicate has become too powerful, as its members use cybernetic implants that enhance their performance. You are a police agent, trying to collect information about the activities of the Syndicate. Taking advantage of cybernetic technology, you manage to get into the minds of the criminals and control their actions. The deeper you go in, however, the more risk you run of becoming corrupted yourself.
In gameplay terms, this means that on each turn you will select one or more criminals to control. The longer you remain inside their minds, the more Grip you have over them. Then, you get to perform actions: move the criminals in different locations (Zones), pick up items, use the power of a Zone, or use a criminal's special ability. If conditions are met, you may complete one of the three Story Crimes in the game. Smaller side crimes also offer bonuses if carried through.
Over the course of the game, you will find Dilemma cards. These will tempt you with an end-game reward but, if you gain too many, you may become corrupt. Corruption deducts points from your final score. Score is calculated according to the intel and evidence you have collected plus the Dilemma cards bonuses. Solo rules have not been revealed yet.