“Game On” is a series in which we examine the companies, creators, and games in crowdfunding. We look at the journey, ideas, and concepts the creators wanted to bring to market with their product.”

Happy Gorilla Game Studios was started by Neil Gilstrap and Chip Boyd, two long time tabletop miniature gamers who wanted to build beautiful, strategy-rich games that people would love to play. When they are not building tabletop games, Neil is a full time software engineer and Chip works as a software product manager. Both Neil and Chip relish in the opportunity to build something away from the computer, and to combine their passion for gaming with their drive to create.

HGGS released their game War for Indagar on Kickstarter on September 22, 2018. Within one hour the studio had passed $5,000. They decided to do a Kickstarter live of their game play through and answer any questions. By the next night they had raised 10k more for their game. Their campaign was fully funded within 48 hours. As they were reaching for stretch goals they shared little bits and pieces of how the game will work.  Talking about how monsters and heroes in the game function and also sharing a short history of Indagar. They were successfully able to raise 25K for the printing of their game.

War of Indagar is a fast paced, fantasy 4x strategy game. “Players select powerful heroes to represent their armies, choose unique strategies to tailor their gameplay, and use spells and abilities to gain control over the battlefield and — ultimately — the Spirit Well at its center. “  The game has four distinct factions. Players can choose from powerful heroes to represent their armies. They can also choose unique strategies to tailor their gameplay, and use spells and abilities to gain control over the battlefield.

War for Indagar last for ten different turns or until a player earns 10 primacy points. “Primacy can be earned by claiming land with new outposts, defeating the enemy champion, or mining the precious spirits from the well at the center of the battlefield. Points can be won and lost in this seesaw battle to dominate the land, so call your banners, summon your champions, and prepare for the war for Indagar!” To find out more about this game please visit the links below.

Game Information:
Suggested Players: 1-4
Suggested Play Time: 120 minutes
Suggested Age: 12+

Included in the box:
4 faction strategy cards
3 kingdom of Arkland Hero cards
3 great forest tribes hero cards
3 ramble nations hero cards
3 cabal hero cards
4 monster cards & tokens
160 resource cubes
160+chits
67 game tiles
10 dice
40 outposts
4 resource cards
12 miniatures

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: September 22, 2018
Ship Date: August 2019
Website: Happy Gorilla Game Studio