Game On: Space Infantry Resurgence
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Lock ‘n Load Publishing has grown from a 3-game beginning to publishing over seventy products including Nations at War series, World at War 85 series, Lock 'n Load Tactical series, Corps Command series, and Tank on Tank series. Their goal is to design and publish the best and most enjoyable games possible. Their game genres vary from historical, conflict-centered to science fiction with All Things Zombie and Space Infantry. Lock ‘n Load Publishing has won awards from The International Gamers, Origins, The Wargamer, Games Magazine, and Charles S. Roberts’ Awards.
Space Infantry Resurgence was launched on Kickstarter in April 2019 and was fully funded in 8 hours. As the campaign progressed stretch goals were reached that added specialized Node packs and Node cards. The campaign also unlocked an audiobook and E-book edition of their tie-in novel. More Encounters were added to all Alert Levels to give the gameplay more uncertainty and excitement. New weapons and maps were unlocked as well. By the end of the campaign, 731 backers pledged $58,300 to help bring this project to life.
Space Infantry Resurgence is a gaming system that features a solitaire game and an expanded option for up to three players. Players command an elite squad of Space Infantry soldiers taking on the mission to fight against unknown aliens in challenging environments. Players can only use the weapons and tools on hand or those found along the way. The game features story-driven campaigns where the commander makes all the strategic mission decisions. Players can fight head-to-head or work together in cooperative mode.
The game is based on the d6 system where players roll dice to resolve actions taken in form of Skills and Skill Checks. Each game map has a unique mission for the squad to compete. Some missions include locating missing scientists, gathering intel, defusing nuclear ordnance, or capturing stolen starships. All the enemies are unique and game play is different each time. Players can use the player aid cards to see the full list of orders the Squad Leader can use and a detailed sequence of play for all game modes.
For more information on Space Infantry Resurgence and Lock 'n Load Publishing check out the links and details below.
Number of player: 1-3
Suggested Play Time: 30-120 minutes
Suggested Age: 12+
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Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: April 2019
Ship Date: January 2020