Golem Arcana Is Ending Production Announces Harebrained Schemes

January 29, 2016 by stvitusdancern

The miniatures – electronic hybrid game Golem Arcana is coming to an end HBS (Harbrained Schemes) has announced.

The game that came out in 2014 and we previewed at Gen Con of that year is ending its run. Here is the official announcement:

“The release of Durani: Champions of the Western Wind on Jan 27th is the final product in the Golem Arcana line. After seventeen retail expansions, fourteen web exclusive products, two Living World scenario arcs, numerous short stories, a Lore Book, two League Play seasons, and expanded functionality of the core game — we have no future releases planned.

We here at HBS are devastated that we can’t continue to expand this ground-breaking game. We poured our hearts and souls, as well as millions of our dollars, into a landmark development in tabletop hybrid games.

We’re very proud of this game, with glowing reviews by everyone from Penny Arcade to Game Informer, and an Origins Award for Best Miniature Figure Rules. Unfortunately, sales have not recouped our extensive investment in software and manufacturing…”

This is sad news as I know the wonderful people of at HBS had put their heart and soul into this game and its world. We picked up the base game at Gen Con and played with it a few times here and there. It was a really cool idea, but you could not help feel that it could be played without the miniatures. Also, there were people who did not care for the style of miniatures either.

I had no problem with them and they were definitely a style of their own. It will still hold a place of honour on our game shelves. Don’t feel to bad for them as they are working on the tremendous game of Battletech.

Did you ever get to play Golem Arcana?

"This is sad news as I know the wonderful people of at HBS had put their heart and soul into this game and its world..."