Kelowna Board Game Gets Full Support & More – Vernon Morning Star
A new board game is coming and the residents of Kelowna are ecstatic.
Brendan McCaskell and Nathan Lige are game designers at OOMM Games, which designs and produces board games. Their latest offer, which they posted on Kickstarter on Tuesday (October 5) is called Mythwind.
Mythwind is an open world game, where players can choose how they want the story to progress. In the role-playing game, participants take on the role of one of four characters, each with a unique set of skills and characteristics that will benefit the group.
Players then build a city from scratch in the fantasy world.
Lige said that the unique feature of Mythwind is that players can save their progress, return to the game, and start from where they left off in future sessions, which is generally more of a video game feature.
The premise and its features seem to appeal to a wide variety of people because 30 minutes after launch, not only was the game fully funded on Kickstarter, but it also raised funds beyond its goal of $ 100,000.
“We feel very excited. We are speechless, ”Lige said.
“Considering this is my first time doing a Kickstarter campaign, it’s pretty amazing to have such support and obviously comes with some pressure to make sure we do it right. “
Having said that, however, Lige said he appreciates the fact that the stakes are higher as it will help keep the team strong and push them to produce high quality play.
“It’s exciting to see the premise of the game resonate with so many people. It really confirms that there is a hunger for a game like this, ”he said.
Lige added that the idea for a more relaxed board game came from McCaskell, who plays the Stardew Valley video game, a farming simulation game.
“It’s meditative and relaxed and I think that’s where he got the idea. But the people who enjoy the experience aren’t really served in the board game space, that’s how Mythwind was born. I think he really hit the nail on the head with this idea.
Lige said that once production is complete and the game is ready to ship, it will be available on its website by fall 2022.
More information about Mythwind and ways to support it can be found here.