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Funding Canceled
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€12,576
pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
383
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 26 2019

About

Become an Olympian God and fight beside the greatest heroes, monsters and warriors to ever live in this alternate history of Ancient Greece!

Based on a highly successful board game, "Mythic Battles: Pantheon" is a rich, tightly crafted turn-based strategy game for PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. You can play online against other players or alone against the AI. There is a free-for-all mode for 2 to 4 players, and a 2-vs-2 mode.

The battlefield of Olympus in Ruins
The battlefield of Olympus in Ruins
The battlefield of the Styx River
The battlefield of the Styx River

Choose among four battlefields with lively scenery: the remnants of Olympus in Ruins, the Prison of Tartarus, the Styx River running through a cave, the ruins of Minos' Labyrinth. Each battlefield brings its own challenges. These four battlefields are those of the Core Box of the board game, and more battlefields will be added in stretch goals. 

Choose your battlefield (work in progress)
Choose your battlefield (work in progress)

Then each player selects their God and recruits their army, which is comprised of Monsters, Heroes and Troops. All players are attributed an equal amount of points, and different units have different costs. 

Each unit has its stats: range of move, range of attack, initial health, power of attack.  Each unit also possesses unique powers: Zeus throws lightning bolts, the Hydra regenerates, Achilles is almost invulnerable… These powers can be combined to create devastating effects.  So the choice has a lot of incidence on the strategy to deploy: choose wisely!

There will be, as in the Core Box of the board game:

  • 4 Gods: Zeus, Ares, Athena, Hades.
  • 5 Heroes: Odysseus, Atalanta, Leonidas, Achilles, Heracles.
  • 4 Monsters: Minotaur, Hydra, Medusa, Cerberus.
  • 6 Troops (each of them comprised of multiple individuals): Amazons, Hell Hounds, Hell Warriors, Hoplites, Centaurs, Spartans.

More units will be added in stretch goals.

The Hydra
The Hydra
Ares
Ares

With every unit comes a set of cards. You start a game with a stack of cards comprised of your units' cards and generic 'Art of War' cards. Your hand of of cards is drawn after a shuffle, and tells you in each turn which units you can activate. Art of War cards can be used to activate two units in a turn, to draw additional cards from the stack or to perform a selective draw.

Your hand of cards gives you a choice of unit to activate (work in progress)
Your hand of cards gives you a choice of unit to activate (work in progress)
Activate a unit (work in progress)
Activate a unit (work in progress)

Once a unit is activated, you get a choice of actions to perform. You can move around the board, pick up and absorb Omphalos (gems placed on the board). And of course, you can attack opponent units, either with a standard attack or with a special power.

Choose an action (work in progress)
Choose an action (work in progress)
Select a destination (work in progress)
Select a destination (work in progress)

You can either use default game settings or choose your own. You can set starting points, victory conditions, number of obstacles on the board, and how combats are performed. 

Victory can be subjected to killing the enemy God, absorbing all Omphalos (gems placed on the battlefield) on the battlefield, or whichever comes first.

Combats can be resolved automatically, which provides for quicker, easier game sessions, or through a sophisticated dice rolling mechanics as in the board game, which adds an element of gamble.

Set game rules and select you God (work in progress)
Set game rules and select you God (work in progress)

If you decide to resolve combats through dice rolling, you deal a blow for each die whose result exceeds the enemy health. Dice give results from 0 to 5, and you can merge them to increment the results. 

In cases where the enemy's health exceeds 5 (it can go up to 10), the number of dice giving a result of 5 (after merging) gives you a maximal number of blows you can deal, and you get to re-roll the dice that you didn't merge and add their results to the initial 5. Through the merging process, there is a gamble to make on getting a higher chance to deal fewer blows or a lower chance to deal more blows.

Players who favor simplicity will opt for automatic combat resolution, which offers similar probabilities on average.

Enter fight (work in progress)
Enter fight (work in progress)
Units have unique fighting abilities (work in progress)
Units have unique fighting abilities (work in progress)

This video gives a quick overview of the gameplay:

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 The board game on which "Mythic Battles: Pantheon" is based is one of the most highly successful board game projects on Kickstarter, with over 24,000 backers so far: more than 13,000 in the initial campaign and more than 10,000 in the second campaign. Enthusiasts love it for its gorgeous art design, its beautifully crafted miniatures, and its very solid gameplay, resulting from years of experience in board game design, and large-scale play-tests.

"Mythic Battles: Pantheon" - the board game on which the videogame is based
"Mythic Battles: Pantheon" - the board game on which the videogame is based

We view the "Mythic Battles: Pantheon" video game as an extension of the board game, bringing you its rich universe in a more readily accessible format. We strive to stay as faithful as we can to the original gameplay, implementing the rules as they are in the board game. But we also hope to extend the appeal beyond the core audience of the board game, and this is why we are also keen on enabling optional shortcuts to offer a more straightforward experience.

The game will be distributed digitally.

On PC it will be on Steam, the leading gaming platform. Digital copies offered as reward will come in the form of Steam keys, which you can redeem using a Steam account. You can create a Steam account for free if you do not already have one.

On Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we plan on providing digital copies offered as reward in the form voucher codes to redeem on the console store (however we might opt for other delivery options - such as gifting or prepaid cards - in cases where voucher codes cannot be economically obtained). Please note that there are regional restrictions. Eligible countries are as follows:

  • Nintendo Switch: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak, Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA.
  • PlayStation 4: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA.
  • Xbox One: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA.

(at this point, due to various impediments, we do NOT commit on releasing the game on consoles in Japan, China and New Zealand)

We will start with the contents of the Core Box of the board game, and each stretch goal will add contents. When reached, stretch goals will become an integral part of the game, as opposed to being sold as DLC. Every pledge will offer whichever stretch goals are reached.

Note that, in order not to delay the release of the game, we will first release it with the contents of the Core Box. Contents of reached stretch goals will come in updates.

Sanuk Games is a 15-years-old independent game studio based in France and in Thailand. We are a team of 18 skilled and experienced professionals. We have a history of shipping PC and console games, both as an indie and as a work-for-hire studio with 3rd party publishers.

We are now 6 months into the development of Mythic Battles: Pantheon. We started on our own funds, and we are now taking it to Kickstarter to help us fund the rest of the development.

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Risks and challenges

DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES

Game development comes with inherent risks, mostly pertaining to the underestimation of task complexity and the need to iterate more than planned. Sanuk Games is a 15 years old studio that shipped dozens of games. We already made a first playable of "Mythic Battles: Pantheon" that serves as a proof of concept, with a final quality of visuals and user experience: we are now in the process of turning it into a full-fledged product.

PUBLISHING CHALLENGES

Publishing the game requires the approval of all channel owners: Steam, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo. We already have a business relationship with these corporations and have already published games on their channels. "Mythic Battles: Pantheon" is in no way a controversial game, so we have no reason to fear that approval would be a problem.

COPYRIGHT

Mythic Battles, Mythic Battles: Pantheon, and related logos and distinctive likenesses are trademarks or registered trademarks of Monolith Board Games. All rights reserved. Mythic Battles: Pantheon Miniatures Board Game © 2017 - Monolith Board Games. Mythic Battles: Pantheon Videogame © 2019 - Sanuk Games under license from Monolith Board Games.

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