In the bright new dawn of the far future humanity has returned to Gaia under the watchful eye of the Titans. The Titans are vast and powerful Artificial Intelligences (AIs), re-purposed from colony ships, that regard humans under their protection not unlike pets. As human cities have been re-established and expanded, border disputes have erupted, and the Titans walk out to settle their urban zoning disputes with violence before cooler heads prevail.
Join us in the world of Gaia and defend your city with a solid offence! Each player wants to score the most victory points, by demolishing their opponents' Titans and buildings, and defending their Titan and buildings.
Players score points for the buildings they place on the board while setting up the game, destroying enemy buildings, and destroying systems on enemy Titans. The game ends when either one player has a 10-point lead (meaning you can't skimp on your urban planning), or once 18 rounds have been played.
Game Features: Drafting Strategies!
TITANOMACHINA begins before the first turn, when players choose the buildings they'll be defending, the weapon systems mounted on their Titans, the scrappy crew keeping that Titan in fighting shape, and a personality that will affect its scoring.
Game Features: Tactical Action!
Titans are controlled using a deck of cards representing systems and crew. Systems and crew are activated at the cost of other system and crew cards in the player's hand, so players must constantly weigh the needs of the moment against the final score. Here some examples of system cards:
Initiate-level Backers can follow along with Campaign Updates, and have access to the Pledge Manager if they like what they see!
Adherent and Titan-level Backers will receive copies of TITANOMACHINA including the following:
More Stretch Goals will be unlocked as the campaign grows. Stay tuned..
Preview copies of TITANOMACHINA were sent out to reviewers, and here are links to what they thought:
"When I played the game, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the tough choices I was forced to make each turn."
"Titanomachina is actually a tactical combat game with some unusual twists. Players need to make some pre-play choices and they’ll need to plan ahead; in effect, programming their actions."
"For what you get in the game, $60 is a pretty sweet price point. Not only do you get 2 giant Titan miniatures with detachable weapon-hands but also 3D buildings, giving the game an epic feel on the tabletop."
Speaking of staying tuned, here's some social media goals, to get the word out and build a community!
TITANOMACHINA is scheduled for production in Summer & Fall 2019. Please note that the published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities, colours and layout because of production limitations and/or adjustments. This includes any type of the game's components (e.g. cards, miniatures, boards, boxes etc). Kickstarter Rewards: Backers of USD$60 (+shipping) or more will receive all stretch goals generated from this campaign. The game itself and any stretch goals will be available in the future as separate products from Octopodi Games. Here is a painted sample of our miniatures, 3D-Printed, so that you can see their detail level. They're about 102.4mm tall.
Hi, we're Octopodi Games and we've been developing TITANOMACHINA since 2010. In 2018 it became a stable game that we craved playing, and that meant it was time for production! We've had the opportunity to partner with a variety of great businesses and artists to bring TITANOMACHINA to market.
We will charge shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. Shipping costs vary widely based on where you will receive your reward. Unfortunately, a one-size-fits-all price isn't manageable. We will pay to ship your rewards to our international distribution centers. Based on your delivery address, we will either ship to you from our hub in the UK, Germany, China, Canada, or the USA.
The following is a list of rough estimates for shipping of the Adherent pledge. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional add-ons you choose. All prices are listed in US dollars. Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and other remote states are not part of the "US" category. They are included in the "Rest of the world" one.
PICK UP LOCATIONS
If you happen to be close to any of the following locations, then you can choose the "Pick up" pledge and not pay shipping costs!
The Board Room Cafe (Halifax) 1256 Barrington St, Halifax NS, B3J 1Y6
2258 Wilson Ave, Montreal, NDG, H4A 2T3
We will ask you to specify the exact pick up location during the survey at the end of the campaign.
Risks and challenges
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING TO THIS CAMPAIGN.
Even though we do our best to ensure a quality product and a timely production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. Octopodi Games should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties. In addition, some of the items shown might differ from the final product due to supplier/manufacturer error.
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If, after you receive your order, you find that there are items missing or they are damaged, please contact us at octopodigames [at] gmail.com. We will send you the missing items as soon as possible.
If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at octopodigames [at] gmail.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible. The games shipped through this campaign will be sent out in a larger and stronger package, which will better protect the contents against damage.
Our current estimation for delivery is December 2019. We want your orders to be delivered on time as much as you do; however, history has shown that despite the best laid plans there is always a chance of delay.
If a package is not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, you didn't complete the survey and/or pledge manager on time etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.
When the campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a pledge manager through which you can let us know which items you ordered, as well as where you would like us to ship your order. Keep in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated date. Please give us an address that will surely not change (If for example you think that you may be moving to a new house around August, please give us the address of a friend or relative to ensure a successful delivery).
Please read the Shipping section above.
Please note that your order may be delivered in multiple packages. This is done due to weight limitations for group shipments. Even though the items you ordered will be shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each country's postal service sort-and-dispatch system.
BY PLACING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.
Thank you very much!
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