What can be more exciting than a snow day in Vancouver where I don’t have to go to work?
How about receiving big digital boardgame news in my Inbox?
Yes, that’s right. GMT’s awesome-sounding (since I haven’t played the board game yet) Labyrinth: the War on Terror is finally coming to Steam via Early Access on February 27!
Developed by Playdek, who also did the incredible Fort Sumter digital version as well as Twilight Struggle, you know this game is going to be good because of that.
Playdek just knows how to make great digital game adaptations.
What is Labyrinth?
Let’s blurb the game description a bit, since I have non-work-related fun stuff to do.
“Labyrinth takes 1 or 2 players inside the Islamist jihad and the global war on terror. With broad scope, ease of play, and a never-ending variety of event combinations similar to GMT’s highly popular Twilight Struggle, Labyrinth portrays not only the US efforts to counter extremists’ use of terrorist tactics but the wider ideological struggle — guerrilla warfare, regime change, democratization, and much more.”
It’s a card-driven game designed by the incomparable Volko Ruhnke and it looks amazing. I’d love to play it on the table sometime.
But until then, we will have it digitally!
No word yet on the multiplayer capabilities of the game, but being Playdek I’m assuming it will have excellent asynchronous multiplayer.
Also no word on price, but that doesn’t really matter to me.
I’m there on February 27!
And if you are too, maybe hit me up for a game?