Space Goat Productions announced today that the Kickstarter campaign for The Terminator™: The Official Board Game will go live on February 15th. They have partnered with Lynnvander Studios for game design.
“Terminator isn’t just pop culture; it’s culture,” said Publisher Shon Bury. “It’s immense,” he continued. “To do a property of this magnitude, so hot on the heels of our Evil Dead 2 board game Kickstarter, we had to bring in the best help we could find. There is no better help than the guys who made the Buffy game, Lynnvander.”
Branching into board game design from production in the film industry, Lynnvander enters 2017 with The Terminator™, Galaxy Quest, Dragon Ball Z, and Cowboy Bebop. “We’re especially excited for Terminator because of the fan base and the unique game we’ve designed with Space Goat,” commented designer Thomas Gofton. “They’re a creative and experience-driven, good-hearted company. That fits Lynnvander’s Canadian motto.”
The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards, one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the Skynet machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator Endoskeletons, and new robots based on the classic 80’s aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising.
The Kickstarter campaign will feature The Termination Box, a box of accessories and miniatures for the game that will be available for a discount only during the Kickstarter campaign. For more information on the Kickstarter and to sign up for email updates, visit www.terminatorboardgame.com.
Board Games have been a HUGE thing over the last few years, with millions taking up dice and cards instead of game console controller.
Classic titles have been re worked, and movie licences are now being mined.
Space Goat Productions have already launched a very sucessful Kickstarter for their Evil Dead 2 Board Game, and have now turned their sight to another 1980s movie title, THE TERMINATOR!
William Wisher, one of the screenwriters of the original 1984 film, has been brought on as a story consultant. “I’m very excited to be consulting with the creative team at Space Goat to bring The Terminator™ board game to life!” said William Wisher. “I’ve missed my old friends Sarah Connor, Kyle Reese, and the T-800. It will be fun to spend time with them again!”
“We’re bringing 1984 back. The only movie we care about is the original. We love retro. We want to explore the beginning.” Space Goat President Shon Bury said. “Which is why for this game, we’re focusing on what hardcore Terminator fans love about the original movie.”
The board game is currently under production. The Terminator™: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards – one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator endoskeletons , and new robots based on the classic 80s aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising.
“At its robotic heart, The Terminator™ is a raw and intense chase scene,” Evil Dead 2 Board Game Designer Taylor Smith said. “Combine that with a reactive time travel mechanic and you get a super fun mash-up of action and strategy.”
The Terminator: The Official Board Game™ will be launching on Kickstarter in February of 2017.