In the far-flung future, humanity has reached out into the stars, sending explorers all over in search of finding neighbors in our galactic city. And we have done just that. The planet has been found with three different societies on it, and it’s our duty to go down and meet with them, learn from them, trade with them, and ensure peace. That’s the story behind Ciradians: First Light, a new dice-placement game from Garphill Games that’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Garphill Games, in association with our international partners are proud to bring you Circadians: First Light. This is the first title in a brand new line of sci-fi games.
We were light years from our home, galaxies away, when we first discovered this ancient celestial body – a planet filled with intriguing, intelligent lifeforms, not too unlike our own. Some built kingdoms below the surface of the green seas, while others controlled the desert-filled plains and cliffs. Among them we found scientists, inventors, farmers, traders and fighters. While our presence has been unsettling for some, we have had very few incidents with the locals. Still, we Circadians, Earth’s famed explorers, must do what we can to ensure peace. We must respect this world and its hosts. The heads of Moontide passed down orders from above. We are to open negotiations with the three clans, in hopes of gaining their favor, along with our own security while on the planet. We must also collect organic samples for the depository on Moontide. This is new ground for all of us, but we must be brave and resourceful. The future of the Circadians depends on it.
- 8 Variable Player Powers, double-sided Clan Boards, double-sided Planet Board, 16 Event Cards and 36 unique Item Cards offer a huge amount of replayability
- Simultaneous planning and minimal downtime between turns makes for a fast-paced gameplay
- Engine building and card combos allow for multiple paths to victory
- Unique resource harvesting mechanisms
- Easy to administer Solo Mode with 4 different difficulty levels
The game is already over its funding goal, so it’s on to stretch goals for the next 21 days.