Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Funded In Two Hours, Hits 17th Kickstarter Stretch Game
Back in August, Steamforged Games announced the creation of a Horizon Zero Dawn — The Board Game at GenCon 2018. Fans eagerly anticipated the game’s Kickstarter campaign where they would first see the game’s components and art style. Apparently, they strongly approve of the work being done; the game was funded in less than two hours.
The game’s Kickstarter campaign went live on September 5. Less than five days later, the game has received nearly a million dollars in pledges. That total puts the game on track for its eighteenth stretch goal. Steamforged announced that they have more stretch goals to announce, which should keep patrons donating. The campaign runs for 21 total days until September 28.
The game’s description sounds intriguing on its own, regardless of its ties to an award-winning video game. Horizon Zero Dawn—The Board Game is a co-op game that focuses on strategic deck building and savvy purchases through merchants. Players choose a tribe (Banuk, Carja, Nora, or Oseram) and a class. Each will have their own skills and styles, so players should find a balance to bring down their targets. The Hunter’s Lodge assigns quarries to track and kill, and the players must work together to survive in the wilderness. Games like this tend to have dozens of missions, so expect high replay value. With three expansions already announced, Horizon Zero Dawn should continue that proud tradition.
If that description weren’t enough, Steamforged provided a gameplay preview to further entice.
Steamforged has a strong track record with digital to tabletop adaptations. Their Dark Souls board game earned almost $6 million on Kickstarter, while their Resident Evil 2 game surpassed $1 million in pledges. If Horizon Zero Dawn kept up its current pace, it would eclipse the $5 million mark. Obviously, we shouldn’t count on the cash to flow at this rate for the next two and a half weeks. Kickstarter campaigns often start strong before falling off. Regardless, fans of the game are surely ecstatic at what they’ve accomplished so far.
You can contribute to Horizon Zero Dawn–The Board Game here on Kickstarter. Doing so reserves a copy of the game, which is slated for a March 2020 release.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).