A board game will be coming onto the market for the computer game Worms: fans have the corresponding one Kickstartercampaign was supported with the equivalent of around 625.000 euros. According to Mantic Games, delivery of the Worms board game is scheduled for August 2024.
In the mid-nineties, turn-based shooting at earthworms was the hottest thing in the games scene. Back then, the development studio Team17 had the idea of bringing a strategic artillery game based around armed earthworms onto the market - in the end they not only did that, but were also successful with it. The original for Amiga was followed by ports for the Game Boys and later the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, among others. The debut title received mostly positive reviews.
Shoot earthworms with cannons
Worms – a relic from times long past? Not at all. In 2020, Worms Rumble was released, the last part of a computer game series that includes more than 40 titles developed for PCs, consoles and smartphones. Worms: Armageddon and Worms: Armageddon 2 are considered the best parts. And apparently, despite the large number of games and despite the age of the franchise, fans have not had enough of the armed earthworms. Because: The success story should now continue as a board game.
The financing was - as we often know today - via crowdfunding, for which the creators at Mantic Games used the platform Kickstarter have set. A good decision, as it turned out: within the first 13 minutes after the start of the campaign The tabletop adaptation of the classic video game Worms was able to reach its financing goal and was ultimately able to motivate a total of 5.849 supporters to ultimately catapult the total to over £537.406 - the target was £25.000 as the mark in order to actually be able to realize the game.
The Worms board game was at times a top trending project in all categories right at the start of the campaign and was also one of the highest-grossing live tabletop projects on Kickstarter.
In Worms: The Board Game, players compete against each other and eliminate the opposing Worms teams by skillfully using the series' iconic weapons, the terrain and the wind, and taking cleverly calculated risks. Will the mine explode or is it a dud? Will their banana bomb explode as expected? Whether things go according to plan or not, the crazy chain reaction of explosive consequences will delight and entertain two to six players ages ten and up.
The exclusive ones KickstarterEditions include a Mayhem and an Armageddon reward, featuring additional figures, cards, components and more.
Michael Pattison, CEO of Team17 Digital, said of the game: “The Worms brand has played a huge role in the success of Team30 Digital for almost 17 years, and we are thrilled that our crawly worms will soon be coming to tables around the world will fight.”
“Worms: The Board Game delivers the addictive, tactical gameplay and fun moments you would expect from a Worms game. “We love video games, which is why it’s a great pleasure to bring this special experience to the table for Worms fans worldwide,” said Ronnie Renton, CEO of Mantic Games, the tabletop studio behind Worms: The Board Game.
The game's retail edition is scheduled to hit shelves in late 2024. The game will be available in German, French, Italian, Spanish and Polish, so the tabletop adaptation of the popular series will delight fans of the combative little worms and enthusiastic board game fans worldwide.
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