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Nova Cry is a brand new strategic card game for 2-6 players that introduces a whole new way to experience sci-fi conquest. Players will begin the game by creating a unique task force consisting of 1 captain, ship, weapon, and 3 crew members that will stay by them the entire game. The first player to capture 15 victory points--or hold the last remaining ship--wins!
Will you explore creature-infested planets? Race an opponent to an undiscovered planet? Challenge another captain to a duel? It’s all up to as you carve out a strategic path to victory in this remarkable universe of heroes, villains, and awe-inspiring spaceships.
Nova Cry is a big sci-fi game in a tiny package--conquer the galaxy with your friends in 30-90 minutes!
No ship, captain, crew member, or weapon plays exactly alike in Nova Cry. Your story in this fearsome galaxy and how it unfolds is entirely up to you! Nova Cry caters to so many different playing styles and strategies, you're sure to find one that lets you win in just the way you want!
- Choose a fast ship with incredible speed,
- Or a battleship primed for war,
- Or a cargo ship ferrying goods to your next planet,
- Or a diplomatic vessel to help you seize power!
Instead of hexes or a giant board to explore, Nova Cry uses cards as explorable territories. If your ship has warp symbols equal to or greater than the warp symbols required to reach a planet, you can travel to it! Your flying efficiency will be tested as each planet card offers a different number of points, traveling spaces, and docking bonuses.
Once you've arrived at your planet card, check the Discovery Table to see what opportunities or dangers you've encountered while there.
- Merchant planets provide purchasing opportunities.
- Wild and Undiscovered planets pose dangers and a chance to grab free points.
- Populous planets allow players to bid for the powerful Chancellorship piece.
In Nova Cry, your ship, captain, and weapon focus your strategic direction, but your crew members are the lifeblood of your ship. You must utilize them with skill and discretion to survive!
When you draw action cards, your crew member must have a skill rating equal to or greater than the skill requirement on that action card to complete it!
In Nova Cry, your crew is skilled in 6 areas: Navigation, Alien Technology, Medicine, Psychology, Repair, and Ship Upgrades!
The battle systems in Nova Cry are fast and elegant, with many ways to modify your attacks, prepare your defenses, and mitigate luck. You will have to manage your resources carefully to launch your attacks at the right time and at the right opponent:
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There is a long but hopeful story behind the creation of this project. Originally, the rights to Nova Cry were passed off to a third party in 2012 that promised to create and deliver this game to those who originally supported it in our first Kickstarter in 2012. However, the party never produced the game within our 18 month legal agreement, and the future of this game seemed uncertain. We all were devastated.
However, in 2014, my backers gave me unanimous permission to legally take back this game and produce it through my new company, World Within. While we were able to obtain the publishing and art rights, none of the original Kickstarter funds were returned. This Kickstarter re-launch is our attempt to produce this game once and for all, to breathe new life back into it, and to share it with more people than ever before.
The game is 100% ready to print. We have the manufacturing quotes in hand and the printers are ready to receive our files. It has been a long journey for my original backers, but they are immensely grateful to you and anyone else that lends their support and encouragement to us during this campaign.
The growing pains behind this project were not ideal or desired in any way, but not for a second does anyone think that this project's story is over...
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving this game a second chance, and thank you for helping this great game--just a hair's breadth away from the finish line--finally get there.
-Steve, the Designer
Our Company--World Within
World Within is dedicated to bringing you medium-weight strategy games that ignite your imagination and transport you to an exciting world or time. Our games blend the thematic strengths of domestic games with the elegance and control of European games.
The lamppost in our logo represents an invitation to cross the boundary of everyday reality into unexplored lands and opportunities.
Open our games...and explore the world within!
A Very Special Thank You...
To Bryce Cook, our fantastic illustrator. See more of his work at www.brycecook.com
To Scott Nicely, our unbelievable graphic designer. Contact him at: http://snicelynicely.tumblr.com/
To Paul Lyke, our amazing video producer.
Risks and challenges
I understood far before launching this Kickstarter that the role of a game publisher is not an easy one and involves many unforeseen challenges. We have already poured a massive amount of investment into the campaign you see here, and we are determined and excited to continue this drive for excellence until this game arrives at your doorstep.
All the art, graphic design, and layout files are 100% complete for this game, leaving an additional 4-5 months for manufacturing and delivery. When all is said and done, I am confident that Nova Cry will be a game that you’ll be proud to have on your shelves and will look as good as any of the games made by the industry’s best manufacturers.
This time is an exciting one for our company and I hope you will cheer us on to the finish line as we bring a truly unique and exciting game to your gaming table!
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