Oakland, CA – Today Threadbare Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/477600012/goblin-grand-prix - for Goblin Grand Prix, an iOS turn-based multiplayer game heavily inspired by the classic boardgame RoboRally. In Goblin Grand Prix, players are goblin pilots of golem racers, attempting to navigate through the arena five turns at a time, avoiding pits and fireballs (and each other!), while navigating through rushing rivers, gusting air vents and tugging frog tongues. Turns are taken simultaneously, to reduce the wait in-between turns, and when the server has all the turns punched in, it plays them all out and lets players put together their next turn. The result is a madcap, chaotic race where every moment is lived on the fine line between triumph and disaster.
“GGP is a game of maximum madness,” Zach Larson, CEO and co-founder of Threadbare Games said. “You haven't lived until you've disrupted the plans of your best friends by sending them flying into a pit of whirling death. We won't rest in making this game until every pit is full.”
“Goblin Grand Prix is being tuned for maximum personality and over-the-top chaos,” Cliff Hicks, the game’s producer, said. “Nothing quite beats the feeling of eight people, all trying to accomplish the same goal against one another, in a crowded space, pushing each other out of the way, trying to be the first to reach the finish line. It’s delicious.”
In 2012 a small group of crazy nerds crawled out of the San Francisco Bay and holed up in a garage to bring awesome strategy games to the world. Dreaming of the good life they huddled over the light of their lone iPad and began to make plans. It was only later, as their ranks swelled, that they discovered that being an indie game studio was a quest that would make the gods themselves shudder. Undeterred the Threadbare Games crew gritted their teeth, tightened their belts, stuffed newspaper into their shoes and chained themselves to their computers to craft magic. Today they make their lair in a secret place in the heart of Oakland. Working, dreaming, hoping, and drinking cheap beer and expensive coffee.
Threadbare is aiming to release Goblin Grand Prix early next year for iPhones and iPads. The studio’s first game, “Shifts,” was described by PocketTactics as their “discovery of the year.”