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Introducing 18 additional characters for Reiner Knizia’s The Confrontation for PC, Mac, and iPad.
Introducing 18 additional characters for Reiner Knizia’s The Confrontation for PC, Mac, and iPad.
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Reiner Knizia’s The Confrontation for PC, Mac, and iPad

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This campaign introduces our digital adaptation of Reiner Knizia’s The Confrontation, set in a new and exciting fantasy world. The Confrontation is a turn-based strategy game pitting two players of Light and Shadow against each other with asymmetric forces and hidden units. Players craftily maneuver their characters into strategic locations to exploit weaknesses in their opponent’s position and initiate battles or play special cards to learn about enemy characters. Drawing from a limited hand of cards players try to win each battle while leaving valuable cards for future battles. 

For Light to be victorious, the player must sneak the Prince to the Shadow Stronghold. Shadow, on the other hand, is tasked with finding and defeating the Prince (Or moving 3 characters into the Light Capital). 

Like many of Reiner’s other designs, The Confrontation can be played casually between beginners or as deeply as master level chess: it’s up to you and your opponents!

This is a computer adaptation of a game by Reiner Knizia and will be available for PC, Mac, and iPad, featuring local AI opponents and realtime online multiplayer. A limited beta will begin for desktop platforms immediately after this Kickstarter with an iPad beta to follow thereafter.

Can the Shadow forces find and defeat the Prince?
Can the Shadow forces find and defeat the Prince?
What card to play when the Nightmare confronts Durion the Slayer?
What card to play when the Nightmare confronts Durion the Slayer?

We've also started the Steam Greenlight process. All desktop backers will receive Steam keys when the game is approved!

The aim of this campaign is to get additional funding to allow us to work on an expansion of the game. We will introduce 18 additional variant characters and 4 additional special cards. These will be available after the initial release as purchasable Downloadable Content (DLC) and all reward tiers from Squire and up will include both standard game and expansion. The Confrontation is one of our absolute favorites of Reiner’s designs and we would love your support in turning this into a great gaming experience. 

While the standard game is super fun, we’re confident that you’ll want the expanded world that these 18 variant characters provide once you’re familiar with the basics. We don’t want players to have to wait a year for something that we know they’ll want right away.

To immediately get started on this expansion, we’ve set our basic funding level at $6,000 with some stretch goals to build even more great features.

We've come a long way from our early concepts!
We've come a long way from our early concepts!

We’re also very excited to work with the board game and Kickstarter community! There will be opportunities for backers to participate in a limited beta where their feedback will have a direct impact on the final product as well as the co-design of some variant characters to help make the extended version of the game an amazing experience.

The Hill Giant ignores the Shadow player's battle card but has 9 strength!
The Hill Giant ignores the Shadow player's battle card but has 9 strength!
Can the Light forces sneak the Prince to the Shadow Stronghold?
Can the Light forces sneak the Prince to the Shadow Stronghold?

Pledge Add-Ons

To add an exclusive, limited edition T-shirt to your reward tier, increase your pledge amount by an additional $30 above its base price. Shipping is included! (Add-on backers will receive a survey after the campaign funds, requesting size and shipping address)

To add a 3D model to your reward tier, increase your pledge amount by an additional $25 above its base price. Shipping is included! (Add-on backers will receive a survey after the campaign funds, requesting model choice and shipping address)

Dimensions (1.25" w x 1.25" d x 1.50" h)
Dimensions (1.25" w x 1.25" d x 1.50" h)

You can choose from 3 characters: Durion the Slayer, Sir Urland the Knight, or the Minotaur. Let us know if your heart's set on a different character and we'll see what we can do :)

"Getting this on an iPad will be a perfect fit." --PocketTactics.com

"We're looking forward to seeing this one in action." --DigitallyDownloaded.net

"Offworld Games Announce 'Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation,' Set for This Summer" --TouchArcade.com

Reiner Knizia's Samurai (2010)

Featured in "App of the Day" --Eurogamer.net

"...a very playable version of an excellent German-style board game..." --148apps.com

"Reiner Knizia's Samurai app makes it fun to influence Buddhas, Peasants and Helmets" --TUAW.com

"...a great new addition to the Knizia library..." --State of Play, The Gaming Blog

Legion of the Damned (2012)

Featured in "Under the Radar: January 5, 2012" --SlideToPlay.com

"★★★★☆" --TouchArcade.com

"...a meaty campaign with real strategic depth, a neat story, and some of the most robust multiplayer we’ve yet seen in the genre on iOS." --iFanzine.com

Finest Hour (2013)

"...a beautifully polished experience..." --PocketTactics.com

"5 out of 5" --iOS Board Games (BoardGameGeek.com)

Risks and challenges

We've carefully budgeted 12 weeks to complete these variant characters and release them to you. Most of the rules that they use are already implemented and we're confident that we’ll deliver this on time. As with any software project there is schedule risk but rest assured we want to deliver a high quality computer game for the expansion just as much as you want to play it; we're committed to getting this right and making it the best possible experience for the players.

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    SQUIRE - IPAD

    + Digital copy of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for iPad ($9.99 Retail)
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC ($6.99 Retail)
    + iPad Beta Access
    + Special thanks in credits

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    KNIGHT - DESKTOP

    + Digital copy of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC or Mac ($19.99 Retail)
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC ($9.99 Retail)
    + Desktop Beta Access
    + Special thanks in credits

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    KNIGHT OF THE GARTER - IPAD

    + 2 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + iPad Beta Access
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    LORD OF THE MANOR - PC, MAC, & IPAD

    + Digital copy of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC or Mac ($19.99 Retail)
    + Digital copy of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for iPad ($9.99 Retail)
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Special thanks in credits

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    BARON - PC, MAC, or IPAD

    + 2 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC, Mac, or iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Special thanks in credits
    + Unique Multiplayer Badge (In-game)

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    WARBAND - PC, MAC, or IPAD

    + 5 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC, Mac, or iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (all copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Special thanks in credits
    + Unique Multiplayer Badge (In-game)

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    WALL OF HONOR - PC, MAC, or IPAD

    + 2 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC, Mac, or iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Unique Multiplayer Badge (In-game)
    + Your name etched in a decorated stone wall of honor, accessible from the main menu (In-game. Name subject to approval)

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    LEGENDARY - PC, MAC, or IPAD

    + 2 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC, Mac, or iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Unique Multiplayer Badge (In-game)
    + Your name etched in a decorated stone wall of honor, accessible from the main menu (In-game. Name subject to approval)
    + Your face featured as a background character in the game's opening lore cinematic (In-game. Picture subject to approval)

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    SHADOW CHAMPION - PC, MAC, or IPAD

    + 2 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC, Mac, or iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Unique Multiplayer Badge (In-game)
    + Your name etched in a decorated stone wall of honor, accessible from the main menu (In-game. Name subject to approval)
    + Co-design a Shadow variant character with us. Name, flavor text, and appearance. (Subject to final approval)

    (PC and Mac copies will include Steam keys when greenlit)

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    SQUIRE - IPAD EARLY BIRD

    + Digital copy of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for iPad ($9.99 Retail)
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC ($6.99 Retail)
    + iPad Beta Access
    + Special thanks in credits

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    KNIGHT - DESKTOP EARLY BIRD

    + Digital copy of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC or Mac ($19.99 Retail)
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC ($9.99 Retail)
    + Desktop Beta Access
    + Special thanks in credits

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    DEFENDER OF LIGHT - PC, MAC, or IPAD

    + 2 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC, Mac, or iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Unique Multiplayer Badge (In-game)
    + Your name etched in a decorated stone wall of honor, accessible from the main menu (In-game. Name subject to approval)
    + Co-design a Light variant character with us. Name, flavor text, and appearance. (Subject to final approval)

    (PC and Mac copies will include Steam keys when greenlit)

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    THE CHOSEN ONE - PC, MAC, or IPAD

    + 2 digital copies of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation for PC, Mac, or iPad
    + 18 Variant Characters DLC (both copies)
    + Desktop and iPad Beta Access
    + Unique Multiplayer Badge (In-game)
    + Your name etched in a decorated stone wall of honor, accessible from the main menu (In-game. Name subject to approval)
    + Co-design a Light variant character with us. Name, flavor text, and appearance. (Subject to final approval)
    + Co-design a Shadow variant character with us. Name, flavor text, and appearance. (Subject to final approval)
    + 3D printed models for both characters that you helped co-design

    (PC and Mac copies will include Steam keys when greenlit)

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Funding period

- (30 days)