Did you miss the Kickstarter recruitment campaign and are waiting for the chance to join The Agency and become a special agent in the fight against the Aliens? Galaxy Defenders hits shelves starting on March 17th, together with its first expansion, Elite Alien Army. The game is now shipping to distributors, after the Ares Games warehouses completed the reward shipments to the 1080 Kickstarter backers.
Galaxy Defenders is a cooperative Sci-Fi tactical game for 1 to 5 players, developed by Gremlin Project studio and published and distributed by Ares Games. Inspired to the Sci-Fi cult movies of the 80s and 90s, the game features highly detailed miniatures and an innovative card-driven A.I. system to control the alien invaders. Each player takes control of one or more agents with unique powers, trying to defend the planet from an alien invasion. The battle for Earth against the aliens develops in a series of missions organized in a story-driven campaign.
The core set includes 28 miniatures, modular maps designed by "0onegame," custom dice, agent profile sheets, event, alien, and close-encounter cards, and much more. The first expansion, Elite Alien Army, presents the most powerful version (“elite”) of 6 different alien creatures originally featured in the core game. The Elite Alien Army can be used to replace up to 10 of the normal aliens featured in a Galaxy Defenders mission, to scale up the difficulty of the scenario.
In addition to the game set and the expansion, a set of 10 special dice will be also available, allowing players to fight and level-up with their Galaxy Defenders character.
Galaxy Defenders was launched with a campaign on Kickstarter on April 2013, raising US$180,252 pledged (450% of the initial funding goal) and 1080 backers.