April 20, 2015 by brennon
I’m obsessed with Cyberpunk right now. Android: Netrunner, films like Bladerunner, video games like Deus Ex; I’ve played or watched everything I can to get into the zone. It’s now got worse as an obsession since Human Interface: Nakamura Tower (HINT) has launched on Kickstarter…
What’s The Game About?
The game pits two factions against each other in the eponymous Nakamura Tower. On one side you have the Corporation under the control of Yukio Nakamura and on the other you have the Mercenaries called the Ubermensch. In the middle against both sides is the buildings security systems and A.I which has set all its drones and such on a kill order to make sure no-one completes their goal.
At its heart HINT is a board game but one that also comes with a lot of elements that you’d consider part of both wargames and role-playing games. Throughout the game you’ll be using cards to build and add to your character as well as play the game since through a nifty mechanic you don’t need dice.
The CanDo system uses cards and tokens (which you can see more on below) which emphasis that each of these different characters are good at what they do and so instead of ‘trying to hit’ they can have varying degrees of success due to the different cards played altering the outcome.
What’s In The Pledge?
Below you can take a look at the different components that make up the basic pledge level for HINT…
…and a closer look at the different components is below. It already looks like a pretty safe bet to pick up the boxed set too since it’s reasonably priced as a pledge level. It’s even more impressive when they’re going to throw in all the unlocked stretch goals with this too.
All the components, at this stage at least, look very polished and the miniatures are also looking to be quite the nice addition for fans of metal and something other than plastic board game pieces. Check out some of them below…
Each of the models are 32mm scale so slightly bigger than normal but packed with detail. The crew behind this game have already showed off some prototypes and the finished product (at this stage) looks to be very nice indeed. They appear to paint up nicely (if the above are anything to go by) which is an added extra!
Stretch Goals Ahoy
There are already two Stretch Goals planned for the campaign…
I think both of these are very cool indeed and even if in years to come I don’t play the game as much I could still see myself keeping these Cyberpunk miniatures for a range of different role-playing projects.
What I’d like to see now is a gameplay video showing off how all of this comes together and works as a project. That could well be the selling point for many backers.
What do you think so far?
"At its heart HINT is a board game but one that also comes with a lot of elements that you'd consider part of both wargames and role-playing games..."
"The crew behind this game have already showed off some prototypes and the finished product looks to be very nice indeed"