Rising Star Games reveals today that the Kickstarter campaign for Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is live. Commencing today and running for 30 days, the Kickstarter has pledges starting from $3, and can be viewed HERE.
Deadly Premonition fans and board gamers are invited to journey to the town of Greenvale once again, and don the sharp suits and quick wits of police detectives in the wake of Anna Graham’s murder, at the hands of the nightmarish Raincoat Killer.
Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is based upon the memorably offbeat characters, creepy locations and unsettling events that unfold in the 2007 cult classic videogame Deadly Premonition, from acclaimed game developer Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro. The board game is created and devised as a passion project by Samuel Elphick and Daniel Osuna Perez, two members of the Rising Star Games team, and has Swery’s full blessing.
The game itself is an adversarial 2-4 player card-based board game where you and your fellow detectives must take on the task of protecting the innocent, incriminating the guilty and work out who might not be quite who they say they are. With a hidden killer amongst the detectives, the race is on to identify a suspect as an accomplice in order to track down the Raincoat Killer.
The mechanics found in Deadly Premonition: The Board Game are unique and original concepts based upon Sam and Dan’s vision for the game. Players will embark on competitive battles to manipulate their own boards toward a victory condition, while simultaneously sabotaging their co-detectives. There is also a hidden identity element to shake things up and reward observation and intuition. Full details about the flow of gameplay, the rules, the different types of cards and their effects, can be found at the Kickstarter page.
“Our vision was to create a compelling, atmospheric game inspired by Deadly Premonition’s delivery of big reveals, plot twists and consequential moments,” said project co-creator Samuel Elphick. “The venture started out as an idea between colleagues. With hopeful optimism we put together a proposal for Swery and he loved it. Way back in June 2015 we created our first prototype for “Incrimination,” which was the skeleton that Deadly Premonition: The Board Game is built upon… We hope you enjoy!”
The Kickstarter page features lots more additional information including pledge levels, stretch goals, FAQs, videos and much more, and the page will be updated with exciting developments as the campaign progresses. The anticipated delivery date of the final board game to backers is by the end of the year.