April 20, 2016 by brennon
The fantastic folks at Awaken Realms are going to be launching their Kickstarter for the This War Of Mine Board Game soon and with that in mind they’ve been sharing some images of a fantastic diorama that they’ve been working on showcasing the models and the world you’ll be surviving in…
First off lets take a look at what you get with the Kickstarter at present. Don’t forget to give them your ideas and thoughts on the draft page above.
What Is This War Of Mine?
This War of Mine was a very successful video game where you didn’t control the soldiers in a warzone but instead the survivors caught in the middle. You would have to make hard choices as to what you’d do to survive.
Would you steal from someone? Would you kill to protect yourself and other survivors? All of your decisions came back to get you in some way or another showing the harsh conditions and decisions that people have to deal with when faced with impossible situations.
The game will feature…
- Events that will never repeat the same way
- Quick and easy set-up to get right into the game
- A meaningful story (1000 adventures!)
- High quality miniatures
- Save Game mechanic for when you run out of time during a session
- Aftereffect Mechanic meaning that your decisions will come back to haunt or help you
- Co-operative gameplay
- Survival mechanics – explore, negotiate, fight
- …and also a mobile app!
As a fan of Dead of Winter this sounds like it would be right up my street. I love the idea of a game where your decisions feel impactful and you’re able to really get a sense of a living breathing world. I hope the gameplay lives up to the hype here.
This War of Mine Diorama
Now it’s time to check out that superb diorama…
This fantastic looking piece was created by Awaken Realms to show off the kind of world that you’ll inhabit when you play this game. The house looks so much like the one from the video game where you have your tired and worn out survivors living in different rooms.
As you can see they have gone out of their way to make sure that this looks truly authentic and realistic with some amazing damage done to the terrain in order to make it look wartorn.
If you’re interested in how this game to be the folks at Awaken Realm have included a video at the top of the page so you can see it come to life. It’s a fascinating watch and well worth taking note of it you’re a terrain minded person.
We have to tip our hats to the folks behind this diorama. I think things like this can help when you’re looking at a board game world. While you’ll not be able to create this yourself without a considerable amount of work they give you an idea as to the world that you’re living in on a 2D map.
It also goes a long way to showing off the quality of the miniatures you’ll be getting. The game didn’t need them but it’s nice to see them popping up as an additional nod of quality.
Will you be keeping an eye on this?
"As a fan of Dead of Winter this sounds like it would be right up my street. I love the idea of a game where your decisions feel impactful..."
"While you'll not be able to create this yourself without a considerable amount of work they give you an idea as to the world that you're living in on a 2D map..."