Frostpunk: The Board Game hit Kickstarter today and blew away the initial funding goal, passing into ‘funded’ status less than an hour after the fundraising effort got underway.
On PC and console, the game is a blend of city-builder, survival, and morality quiz that is a whole lot more engaging than that description makes it seem. I’m really curious how that will translate across to a board game, but Glass Cannon Unplugged has a talented team working on it so I’m hopeful it’ll be every bit as disturbing as the electronic version.
“In our wildest dreams we didn’t think that it would happen that fast! Frostpunk is a well-known IP, and we can guarantee that the unplugged adaptation will live up to its name with gameplay focused on strategic decisions and grim narration.
For us, the campaign launch is just the beginning of the road, but we couldn’t be happier doing it while knowing we produce this game for such an amazing community. From the deepest depths of our hearts – thank you for such a wonderful reception of our game.”Jakub Wiśniewski, CEO of Glass Cannon Unplugged.
In these days of social distancing and limited gatherings, I was particularly happy to see the game features a companion app. The app will allow players who can’t get together to still share a playthough, an addition that’s perfect for our current reality.
You can back the campaign for Frostpunk: The Board Game here on Kickstarter.