Neo-Morphosis: Infestation is live (Neo-Morphosis: Infestation relaunches)

Update: Neo-Morphosis: Infestation is live on Kickstarter and the campaign will run for 23 days. You may pledge for a copy of the core game or get it together with the Third Instar expansion.

Our preview post below was published on October 24.

After a cancelled Kickstarter campaign back in January, the 1-4 player cooperative sci-fi adventure game Neo-Morphosis: Infestation returns for a relaunch on October 27.

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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 emigrating to another planet. In Neo-Morphosis, 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.

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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. On your turn, you can perform up to three actions: Move, Search, Craft, Pick up/Drop an item, Interfere with the control panel, or Attack. When you enter a room, you flip a card and populate the room with the aliens listed on the card. The aliens are controlled via a deck of cards that corresponds to their stage of growth and designates how they behave when they activate.

Aliens damage the electronic systems of the station thus causing states of emergency. When a system is damaged, you have three rounds to fix it. If you don't, it becomes a permanent problem and the damage spreads. This means you have to access a terminal and make repairs by rolling your dice and trying to match the required symbols.

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