Bringing the worlds of miniature wargames and online games together Rick Priestley has created Beyond the Gates of Antares. Currently on Kickstarter
Beyond the Gates of Antares (GoA) is a brand new science fiction real-time miniature wargame universe from the mind of Rick Priestley the creator of Warhammer which is currently kickstarting here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2037958218/beyond-the-gates-of-antares
GoA brings the world of online games into the world of miniature wargames with its unique real-time universe system, giving the players the chance to control and participate in the universe’s development and expansion. Players contribute by inputting their results into the global real-time system that tracks player involvement, their actions, their communications and results in a living, breathing universe where player interaction decides how the universe evolves.
Rick Priestley stated “After my time at Games Workshop, I’ve finally got the chance to make the game I’ve been wanting to make for years. Antares brings table top wargaming into the modern world with a perfect meld of tradition and technology to create a completely new and innovative game”
There’s already over 900 backers signed up to the Kickstarter with over £100,000 pledged so far.
Backers also get to be a part of the game’s development in the Backer Development Programme, where they can influence the game rules, online elements and miniature range. Dark Space Corp – the company behind Beyond the Gates of Antares – will be revealing exactly how a miniature wargame gets developed including showing the complete miniature creation process, with staged pictures and commentary from the modellers and artists on the techniques and methodology they use to create and paint the figures.
Play it. Live it.
Dark Space Corp is a new wargame company, founded by ex- Games Workshop stalwarts Rick Priestley & John Stallard.
Its mission is to bring the worlds of online games and wargaming together to create more social wargames for both tradition and modern wargamers.