Watch your Back: Week November 27 to December 3
The closer we get to the festive season, the less crowded crowdfunding platforms will be. There are still a few games scheduled for next week though, so let's take a look.
Hellbringer is a 1-4 player cooperative dungeon crawl game in which one or more heroes delve into a dungeon to slay the monsters within.
In this card and dice-driven game, you play cards from your hand depending on your action points in order to locate enemies on the board, and then roll dice to attack them. If you kill a monster, you add the monster card to your tableau thus gaining more perception: this allows you to see new enemies and progress to the next stage. It is launching on Kickstarter on November 30.
Personal opinion: This looks like a good solo crawler. Zerbique told me he is excited about it, so I'll take a closer look when it goes live.
One Earth is a 1-5 player tableau building game in which you are trying to save the planet from ecological disaster while also making quality of life advancements for your citizens.
In the solo mode, you play against the military general AI. After you select your character card, you will use your funds to purchase project, tech, or climate policy cards. Your goal is to score the most points by also making sure global emissions don't reach the maximum. It is launching on Gamefound on November 29.
Personal opinion: Nothing here for me.
Shake That City is a 1-4 player city building game in which you shake cubes inside a container and then place tiles in your city grid depending on the cubes that came out of the container.
On every turn, you will shake and reveal a 3x3 pattern of cubes that come out of the container. Then, you select a cube colour and place the matching tiles on your tableau. Tiles represent houses, factories, shops and parks, and each building scores depending on its placement in the grid. Solo rules haven't been revealed yet but it looks like a BYOS. It is launching on Kickstarter on November 29.
Personal opinion: The shaker makes it look like a fun game but I wouldn't buy it just for solo.
GOLDblivion is a 1-4 player deck building game in which you are trying to gather the most gold and be crowned king of the territory.
In the solo mode, you play against an AI opponent which rolls a die and executes actions accordingly. On your turn, you either spend cards from your hand to gain gold or spend your gold to buy cards from the market. It is launching on Kickstarter on December 1.
Personal opinion: The theme doesn't interest me but I've always wanted to give a chance to the designer's first game, Goblivion.
Now, for my convenience, I will list the other soloable games that have been announced for this week but completely lack information on the solo mode. If they can't be bothered, why should we?
Pole Position launches on Kickstarter on November 28.
Runar launches on Kickstarter on November 29.
Air Postal launches on Kickstarter on November 29.
Homeworld Fleet Command launches on Kickstarter on November 29.
And Ducks in Tow: The Bugs & Slugs expansion relaunches on Kickstarter on November 29.