Last month Space Goat Productions, the company behind the Evil Dead comics, announced that their new Evil Dead 2 game would soon begin its Kickstarter campaign. The campaign is live and has already raised almost double it’s goal of $70,000, with 30 days to go. The campaign is offering great perks. Check it out!
Space Goat President Shon Bury states, “We’ve built a reputation with the Evil Dead books of really being able to please core Evil Dead fans. We’re going to do the same thing with the official board game.
Evil Dead is such a great world to work in. Making a brutal survival horror game filled with jokes and exciting gameplay just came naturally. Designer Taylor Smith said. “It’s a cooperative game with a twist: Players can turn evil and go after their former allies, who then have to decide to save their Deadite friends or put them down for good and carry on with the mission.
From the Official Press Release:
July 7th, 2016 Bellingham, WA) Board games are about to get a lot more groovy -and gory- with The Official Evil Dead 2 Board Game. The game is a tile- and miniature-based survival- horror game launching today on Kickstarter, produced by Space Goat Play (a division of Space Goat Productions) in conjunction with Studiocanal. And it’s Certified Groovy.
The game is designed with both casual and veteran board game fans in mind. Depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi cult’s classic, the official Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the definitive tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. 2-6 players will work together in 90 – 120 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.
The game contains 8 figures which includes Ash, Annie, Jake, Ed, Bobby Jo, and Linda as well as Deadites and, naturally, Ash’s severed hand. The board game also includes custom EvilDead 2 dice, a fully illustrated tile based board featuring the iconic cabin and the prequel mini-comic. Space Goat has partnered with Kickstarter veterans Backer kit in order to process and execute the Kickstarter campaign.
“Launching a Kickstarter for a project this large is a major endeavor,”said Space Goat’s crowdfunding coordinator JD Boucher. “Which is why recruited the help of Backerkit to ensure that our donors are taken care of. Your Kickstarter pledges are in capable hands.” The campaign also offers a standard and deluxe edition for donors to select from. The deluxe edition features exclusive figures of Ash Williams, Deadite Henrietta, and a box based on the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, the Book of the Dead. More figures and features will be added as the campaign goes on, as well as retailer pledge levels. Six
lucky fans will also get a chance to get their likenesses drawn into either the game or a future Evil Dead 2 comic book. The Kickstarter campaign will run 30 days.
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