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Helionox is a movement based sci-fi deck building strategy game where great leaders vie for control in a shattered solar system.
Helionox is a movement based sci-fi deck building strategy game where great leaders vie for control in a shattered solar system.
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Helionox -- The Last Sunset is a movement based sci-fi strategy deckbuilding game.  It combines deckbuilding and board game elements to create a robust gaming system that provides maximum replay value, a minimal learning curve, and a short setup time.

Buyers Guide:

1 Copy of the Game -$20 - 2 players only

2 Copies of the Game - $34 - Up to 4 Players

Booster Pack Add-on - $3 per pack (see FAQ for more details)

Play Mat Add-on - $25 US only (see FAQ for more details)

Digital Play Mat Add-on - $3 (see FAQ for more details)

Booster Pack Add - On

Increase your pledge by $3 for one Booster Pack with 10 cards. None of these cards are available in the Core Set and one of the two Architects in this Booster pack is a Kickstarter Exclusive.

Play Mat Add - On

Just increase your pledge by $25 (shipping included) and let us know at the end of the campaign through the survey and you will receive one of these beautifully illustrated play mats:

Core Set Information

  • 2-4 players (1 core set - 2 players, 2 core sets - up to 4 players)
  • 45-60 minutes
  • 125 Cards
  • 20 Tokens
Core Set
Core Set

The core set of this game is complete and ready for production. All art is finalized (with a few tweaks here and there of course).

Core Set Continued
Core Set Continued

The game design has been thoroughly tested by the Zeroic team and multiple play test groups. 

Core Set Continued
Core Set Continued
Testimonials
Testimonials

We have also received tons of great feedback from people just like you at the game conventions we have attended and game demos we have hosted.  Many thanks to all of the testers and players who have helped us get this far! 


Gameplay

Players compete for “Influence” by overcoming both social and stellar events, traveling to different locations around the solar system to establish embassies and gain special abilities, and acquiring powerful technologies and operatives from an abundant marketplace.

On their turn, players purchase cards from the market with “Credits” and integrate these cards into their deck for use later in the game.  Players can also choose to overcome one or more of the disastrous events spreading across the colonies by using “Defense”.  Both Defense and Credits are gained by playing cards or using Location and Architect abilities.  Players continue building increasingly powerful combinations to acquire Influence points on subsequent turns.  But time is limited!  

Once the last card of the “event deck” is played, the game is over.  The player with the most influence at the end wins.

For a full set of rules, please see our rulebook here.

Architects

The great leaders of HELIONOX are called “Architects.”  At the beginning of the game, players choose an Architect to represent them.  These characters each possess unique and powerful abilities that can be used throughout the game. However, using an Architect ability will cause your Architect to enter Cryo Sleep for a certain number of turns so choose your timing wisely!

Locations

One of the most unique aspects of HELIONOX is its use of locations.  In the core set, there are five locations: Old World Capital (Earth), Lunar Base, Martian Biosphere, Ceres Mining Colony, and the Europan Warp Installation.  Locations are available throughout the game and each grants players special bonus abilities that they can use on their turn. 

Events

As civilization descends into turmoil, social, environmental, and even catastrophic “events” begin to plague the Old World and its colonies throughout the solar system.  One way players can gain influence is by overcoming events. Players may choose to collaborate in order to overcome events as well, dividing the influence but gaining and extra card bonus for working together.

Factions

Players can pursue multiple strategies for gaining influence in HELIONOX.  The "Transport” faction enhances a players ability to travel the solar system without penalties while the  “Defense” faction offers the ability to directly overcome events.  The “Cybernetic” faction gains both economic support and garners direct Influence through diplomacy and politics.  Finally, the “Bio” faction focuses on the science of turning excess materials into useful technologies.

Players can choose one strategy or mix and match.  Certain Architects may work better with certain factions or combinations of factions and already planned expansions will focus heavily on faction based bonuses.

The Story Behind The Game

In the distant future, our civilization, spread throughout the solar system, relies on a Solar Lift for power.  Through neglect or sabotage, the Lift is now failing.  Survival is in question.

Some say the AI's are searching for answers. Others are joining the Cybernetics and converting their bodies into machines that can withstand the catastrophes ahead. Some people are preparing to leave - maybe heading to Alpha Centauri. With cryo-sleep capabilities, it's possible.  What will you do to survive?

Partner Information

Zeroic Games is partnering with Mr. B Games to bring you HELIONOX.  Zeroic Games has designed and created the game and Mr. B Games will be responsible for production, fulfillment, and distribution.  

Shipping  

Shipping for HELINOX will be added after your pledge via the KS pledge system. All rewards will be shipped from the EU, USA or Canada to avoid any unexpected customs fees, so pledge with confidence!

Check back soon for information on Stretch goals and Add-ons!

Risks and challenges

Zeroic Games is partnering with long time and successful Kickstarter veteran Sean Brown of Mr. B Games.

Mr. B Games will be handling production, fulfillment, and distribution of HELIONOX. Mr. B Games is a proven game publisher with many successfully fulfilled Kickstarter campaigns to show for it. This allows you (and us!) to rest assured. Upon successful funding, your orders will be successfully fulfilled. If you need more proof, just check out Mr. B Games track record of top quality Kickstarter projects with games like Posthuman, Alien Uprising, and Spurs.

http://www.mrbgames.com/

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    A Customized architect card added to the game. Our game artist will work with you to create a completely new version of a Kickstarter exclusive Architect card (some restrictions apply). This pledge also includes 2 copies of the game (for up to 4 players) signed by the designer and the artist along with all unlocked stretch goals. You will also receive an exclusive Helionox Digital Wall Paper of your Architect card art.

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