Wanted Earth (Canceled)
Wanted Earth (Canceled)
An action packed miniatures board game for 1-7 players. Play as heroes defending Earth or alien races trying to take it over!
An action packed miniatures board game for 1-7 players. Play as heroes defending Earth or alien races trying to take it over! Read more
About this project
From the beginning Earth has remained unnoticed…until now. Various alien races desire Earth for their own reasons and will do anything necessary to dominate the planet and its inhabitants. For the first time in history; humans have a common enemy. Are you ready?
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We feel so confident in Wanted Earth that if you are not satisfied with our game after receiving it then you can send it back to us and we will refund your money that you paid for the game.
Wanted Earth is an epic miniatures strategy board game for 1-7 players that can be played in 60-120 minutes. Includes 4 modes of play: Normal mode, PVP-mode, Single player/co-op mode, and faction vs faction mode (the last mode is only available with expansion). Fight as the heroes defending the planet or try to conquer Earth as an invading alien race.
Enjoy an action-packed gaming experience without all the confusing rules, millions of tiny pieces, or long and tedious setup.
Every game will be a different experience. Discover unique abilities and play styles with each hero, hero combination, and alien factions that you will play.
As you immerse yourself in the Wanted Earth universe, you will discover out-of-this-world artwork, stunning miniatures, and powerful character abilities.
Backers can add a Sidekick ($12), to their pledge to receive the following:
- Pinck Comic - Signed by the Creators
- Grappling Hook Item Card - Allows users to grab a building up to 6 spaces away and pull themselves to that building for 1 action.
We were able to reduce our funding goal to $99,000 by self-funding part of this challenge. We appreciate everyone's support on this journey.
Wanted Earth takes place in the not-so-distant future, where multiple alien races are trying to conquer Earth. Players will have the option to play as these invading factions if they choose to not play as a hero.
The first faction released in the base game set are the Goigons - an alien race resembling salamanders who wander from system to system harnessing and depleting suns.
The player controlling the Goigons will have the opportunity to play as one of the two Underlords:
- Wata - A Goigon lieutenant with a power solar rifle capable of picking off players from long range.
- Baskk - A hulking Goigon that becomes more and more powerful with each additional round.
After the sixth round, the faction Overlord will rain down from the sky. The Overlord is typically the most powerful faction unit and is controlled directly by the faction player.
Players will have an additional six rounds of play once the Overlord appears. If the heroes manage to defeat the Overlord within six rounds, the invasion will be stopped. If the heroes run out of time, or if they all die in battle, Earth will be forfeit.
Will you be the one who defends Earth? Or will you be the one to destroy it?
As the different alien factions invaded Earth, heroes began to rise up to defend the planet. From trained military personnel and sympathetic aliens supporting the resistance, to everyday people with extraordinary gifts and abilities.
- Thiago - A strong and dependable junkyard owner that has a knack for creating things out of scrap metal. He stacks armor, which makes him nearly indestructible.
- Sass - A high-ranking military officer who combines beauty and brains. Her air strike can devastate weaker units and her area heal can save lives.
- Frass - A fun and fearless soldier that loves killing aliens. His ability to dual wield two-handed weapons makes him a force to be reckoned with.
- Effa - An alien mystic who is the last member of her species. She's able to tap into the minds of her enemies to control them and turn them against each other.
- Pinck - A pretty normal guy until he was abducted by aliens, probed, and without consent, given a powerful robotic arm. With this arm, he is a master at controlling movement on the board.
- Liefie - A mysterious half-human alien prince, who is on an odyssey to save his mother from the Goigon invasion. His unique ability to glitch in and out of existence, allows him to disappear and reappear all over the board.
- Gavin - A charismatic and cunning smuggler. His ability to move items and credits between players for no actions, makes gameplay a lot easier.
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Wanted Earth consists of twelve rounds.
In the original mode for 2-4 players, the heroes have six rounds of play to prepare to battle the enemy Overlord, followed by six rounds to defeat him/her. The Faction wins by killing all the heroes or keeping the Overlord alive through the twelfth round.
In the PvP mode for 3-7 players, you not only need to defeat the Overlord, but another team of 3 heroes! In the Solo/Campaign mode for 1-3 players, you use the 12 rounds to complete objectives and ultimately destroy the Faction portal to win the game!
In the single player/co-op mode, solve objectives to ultimately destroy the portal.
In the faction vs faction mode (this last mode is only available with the expansion), fight as aliens vs aliens to take over Earth.
To start, players will pick from diverse cast of characters:
For the first six rounds, players will use and combine their unique abilities to defend themselves from waves of enemies commanded by an alien Underlord.
As heroes defeat enemies, they'll obtain credits which are used to purchase new items and equipment. Use your hero abilities to gain every advantage possible. Solve enigmas to buy yourself extra time or bring in new heroes if one has died.
Do what it takes to prepare yourself for the arrival of the enemy Overlord - a formidable enemy that will challenge even the best equipped players.
Once the enemy Overlord appears, players will have an additional six round of play. Defeat the Overlord and the heroes win. If all of the heroes are killed in battle, or time runs out, then the battle for Earth will be lost. Will you be the one defending Earth? Or will you be the one who destroys it?
For a different experience and to expand the game to include more people; play with the PvP rules. Heroes will not only fight the alien invaders, but also against one another.
We were chosen as the number one Kickstarter game to back - thank you for the mention The Daniel Zayas Company!
"There are some cool little twists and crannies that they’ve taken and turned the system a little on it’s ear…It’s very fun. The sculpts are awesome, the theme is awesome, the storyline is awesome. I just had a lot of fun with this one."
"I can honestly say I had a blast being a part of this...I can honestly say that you will never play the same game twice. If you are into the miniature, strategy, combat genre, this game is definitely going to be of interest to you. Especially if all of the stretch goals are met. I won’t give anything away here but, you will want to head to the Kickstarter page and give this a look."
"Wanted Earth is a blast to play! The end of the earth couldn't be more fun. Great replay-ability, and an experience we'll love to share with more friends."
"I really really like the component quality and the art and the miniatures - all wonderful stuff...Its always fair in this game...you never feel like your going to win."
"Overall, I found Wanted Earth to be a very solid playing game with a good theme, some innovative components, some interesting mechanics, accessible rules, and really cool miniatures."
League of Nonsensical Gamers
"Wanted Earth offers players a streamlined tactical, dice chucking skirmish game full of cinematic standoffs. The numerous combinations of hero abilities, unique timing mechanisms and high quality miniatures provides an experience which fans of the genre will certainly enjoy. " -Dan
"All in all, if you like this type of game—fancy miniatures, different player powers, tactical strategy with a good dose of luck—then Wanted Earth seems like a fun title with relatively easy entry." -Jonathan Liu
Interview with Gaming Trend
One of our developers, Eddie Zakoor, did a Q&A interview with Keith Schleicher from GamingTrend.com. Read at the link above to learn more about the creation of Wanted Earth.
Shadow Squirrel Games highly values and supports local game stores. We are happy to provide retailers with the same benefits as normal backers in terms of both Kickstarter game contents and making sure they receive the games before normal distribution.
If you are a retailer, please contact the Wanted Earth Team at email@example.com during the campaign for more information on pricing and logistics.
We are working with distribution partners in both the United States and the UK to fulfill backer orders for this project.
Shipping is added at checkout for each pledge level.
Eddie and his wife Anneke (pictured above with their two children James and Natalie) have loved games their entire lives in all forms. However, they had never played a miniature board before, and honestly didn't really care to try until a friend brought over one of his favorite miniature board games and invited them to play. Instantly they were hooked!
Since Eddie had been creating his own worlds in his head since he was a boy, thinking of the Wanted Earth world was effortless and he soon realized that his ideas in his mind could potentially become something great. He started working on Wanted Earth and as time passed his friend Phil joined him and they started to gain real traction.
Finally, and after many talented and supportive people joined our now amazing team, here we are and the dream that Eddie had is what you see here now on Kickstarter.
Phil and his wife Erin have played board games since they first met, their first experience coming when they battled with Erin's brother in a game of Risk. The way that first game ended is still a source of debate to this day.
Phil is an equal opportunity board gamer, enjoying everything from Monopoly and Chess to Werewolf and Catan. Anything that brings people to the table to have a great time!
When Eddie shared the world and vision for Wanted Earth with Phil, he knew this was a game that people would love and has enjoyed helping bring it to life.
Risks and challenges
Wanted Earth is nearly finished and we have an agreement with a manufacturer to produce the game. The biggest challenge is the miniatures. We have been printing them using Shapeways for a year and are working with 3D artists and the manufacturer to make sure they are of the best quality.
The other potential challenges are any delays in manufacturing and/or shipping that happen with many projects. Any such delays will be clearly communicated with backers and will be solved using our partners both in manufacturing and fulfillment. These partners have extensive experience in making sure projects are completed. We are building in some extra time on the delivery date to account for any such challenges that may occur.
We also have a refund policy where once you receive your game, if you are not fully satisfied with the game, you can return the it to us and we will give you a full refund for the price you paid for the game.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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