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$25,021
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
289
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 20 2019

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Omicron Protocol is an “intra-apocalyptic”, squad-based arena combat miniatures game that also lets you control a 3rd party enemy to use against your opponent. 2-4 players battle it out (or you can play a solo mode too!) with their squads through various scenarios, to see which faction will survive and escape! 

In the year 2050, the once utopian city of San Lazaro was crippled by a mysterious virus. Quarantined and cut off from the rest of the world, the survivors band together in order to escape the city before they too succumb to the infection. The only thing standing between them and salvation are the rival factions looking to accomplish their own goals in this chaos, and the “CyMS”; once ordinary people that have grown maddeningly violent and unpredictable for reasons unknown. 

The Cyber-Memetic Sociopaths (CyMS) are a constant threat to both sides, and you alternately control them to harass your opponent!  This adds more tactical depth for all players compared to using basic AI to control the CyMS.

Omicron Protocol offers a seamless experience where the game mechanics represent the world and each character is fully realized by their story and special abilities.

The game mechanics have been ruthlessly streamlined to eliminate complex rules but offer complex choices. The different combinations of factions, characters, scenarios, and CyMS behavior make the game almost infinitely replayable.  In fact, the game can be played in under an hour!

Our community is our backbone and they have spoken! They want a solo mode! We love this idea and believe we can set ourselves apart from other skirmish miniature games by using our 3rd party enemy to craft a fun and challenging solo experience. This will not delay the game as the rules will be downloadable via PDF and use all the existing pieces in the Core Box.


The following descriptions and short videos will teach you the basic mechanics of Omicron Protocol! To watch each of the videos separately, click on the links below the images. For more detailed playthrough videos, check out The Hungry Gamer or The Casual Meeple preview videos, or stay tuned for our playthrough videos that’s coming soon!

Video 1 of 6 - Choose a Faction and Scenario!

Video 2 of 6 - Learn About Your Characters' Abilities

Video 3 of 6 - Activations and Using the "Action Store"

Video 4 of 6 - The CyMS Attack!

Video 5 of 6 - Knocking Out CyMS

Video 6 of 6 - More CyMS Show Up!

There are multiple ways to score: Complete scenario objectives, knocking out your opponent characters, or KO-ing CyMS.  The person with the highest total points after 3-5 rounds WIN!

Check out our first FULL game playthrough, with tactical discussions, of the scenario, "Hands On Research" in the video below.  You will get the most out of this video if you have some basic knowledge of the game rules from the 6 "Learn to Play" videos above, or our Quick Start Guide.


Our 2nd gameplay video features the SHORT game mode, using the exact same scenario we played above.  We also call this the "lunch time version" because of how quickly you  can play it while still getting most of the experience of the game, in less than 45 min!

Check out the our teach and play video via Tabletop Simulator (TTS) with Tobi from the Bier und Brezel Youtube Channel!  The video is also available in German too!

You can play the game too on TTS right below!

Omicron Protocol the game comes with a fully realized world built by its creators. In addition to a biography, each character also has a backstory that gives you insight into his or her personality. 

Above was a short introduction to the “intra-apocalyptic” state of the world. More than SIXTY thousand words have been written, with tens of thousands more still to go before the first "season" is complete.  

Want to read more?  New stories are released every Tuesday at:

https://www.deadalivegames.com/omicronprotocol/stories 

Highly detailed models which capture the essence of each character’s personality and unique abilities.

Check out the interview with one of the designers, Bernie Lin, by Josh Burall of Logan Chops Reviews, done at KublaCon 2019:

Meeple Syrup Show Designer Interview

Watch this fun interview with the folks from Meeple Syrup Show, interviewing the co-designers, Bernie Lin and Brendan Kendrick.

Hungry Gamer Interview (preview above)

Bernie was lucky enough to get onto the Hungry Gamer's busy interview schedule at Origins to get this quick one out there.  Watch till the 5 minute mark for a funny moment. ;)  

Brendan and Bernie got to sit down with the Boardgamegeek Live folks at Origins Game Fair for 10 minutes to talk about the game.  Check it out!

Omicron Protocol has been demoed at multiple conventions and game stores over the past 13 months to enthusiastic players!  Conventions include GenCon, Adepticon, Las Vegas Open, KublaCon, StrategiCon, Kingdom Con, PacifiCon, ConQuest Sacramento, RAGECon, and the upcoming Origins Game Fair.

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  • Rates are subject to change by the time the game ships. 

Special Thanks to:

  • Photographer/Videographer: Nik Pledger 
  • Video Trailer: Edvinas Raudys
  • Voiceover: Christopher McCullough
  • Editors: Timothy Hudson, Michelle Spani
  • Ambassadors: Zack Martin, Chris Brown, Albert Ku
  • Playtesters: Austin King, Jean-Loup Genin, Nate Hirsch, Brian Zavoda, Alex Villagomez, and more!

Risks and challenges

We are first time creators, but we have read every piece of wisdom we could find. Special thanks to Jamey Stegmaier, James Mathe, Timothy Cassavetes, and many others who are so generous with their knowledge and experience. We have invested a lot of our own money, and done everything in our power to ensure successful fulfillment of this campaign.

The game is 95% complete. The core rules are finished, the factions and characters are meticulously balanced, the 3d sculpts and art for the core box are done. During the campaign we will be sculpting the remaining expansion models, finalizing character card art, and completing the rulebook layout. Our pipelines for these tasks are practiced and smooth. We will be able to start the manufacturing process shortly after the Kickstarter campaign succeeds.

We feel confident in our process and the estimates of our partners, but delays can happen due to unforeseen circumstances. For this reason, we have padded our production schedule significantly, with the goal of meeting or exceeding our delivery estimate.

Finally, if anything unexpected does occur and we fall behind for any reason, we will be transparent and communicative.

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