09 December 2016
Both titles crowdfunded by Wyvern Gaming earlier this year
Super Dungeon Explore and Alien vs Predator: The Hunt Begins publisher Ninja Division has picked up two Kickstarter projects that it plans to bring out earlier in 2017.
Cthulhu: A Deck Building Game is exactly what it sounds like: a co-operative Lovecraftian card game in the vein of deckbuilding titles such as the Legendary series. The title raised $30,000 in March – a good $10,000 more than its target – and went out to backers in August
The second release, Onami, made just shy of $8,000 in May and was released to supporters in September.
Pitched as a ‘card game of strategic maneuvers’, Onami is styled around beautiful traditional Japanese artwork and claims to be based on a similar duelling title played in ancient Japan to settle battles bloodlessly.
Players place cards on a five-by-five grid, capturing adjacent cards that are lower in strength than their card – potentially leading to chain-reaction mass captures. It reminded us of the virtual card game Tetra Master in video game Final Fantasy IX – a childhood favourite of ours.
Both Cthulhu and Onami were originally crowdfunded by Wyvern Gaming, the emerging publisher’s first two releases.
Ninja Division said that it plans to launch retail versions of Cthulhu and Onami in the first and second quarters of 2017, respectively. In the US, Cthulhu will be priced at $60 and Onami will cost $30 – UK details are yet to be confirmed.