You can tell that many current game designers grew up in the 1980s.
We’re in that sweet spot where 35-45 year-olds are really getting into game design, and why not use something that we grew up when designing a game?
First, there was (in 2016) Legendary: Big Trouble in Little China, a game based on a very niche movie that has a cult following.
Then there is the upcoming Big Trouble in Little China: the Game that is coming out sometime soon (or maybe it came out and I missed it?)
But now, somebody’s coming to kick Jack Burton’s ass.
That’s right, Rambo’s coming.
Produced by Everything Epic games (publisher of the above-mentioned Big Trouble in Little China: the Game), Rambo: the Board Game will apparently be based on all of the movies, with modules covering them. Along with this, there will be new content using characters who are only referred to in the movies.
From the Everything Epic page about the game:
“Rambo: The Board Game” is currently in development and is the passion project of Chris Batarlis and Jim Samartino of Everything Epic. The game originated from the designers’ love of the film, and the passion for making a game that would capture the magic and fun of the action adventure favorite. It’s a thematic, cooperative, tactical, miniatures, scenario-based campaign game that allows 1-4 players to experience the events they remember from the film as well as embark on new, never before seen, missions .
It will kind of be a legacy game, which is actually pretty cool. It will have miniatures, be mission-based, and all sorts of neat stuff like that.
What’s next, though? Rocky: the Board Game?
Say Anything: the Board Game?
All that being said, I do like the nostalgia trip that we’re being taken on. I look forward to seeing what else comes down the pipe.
Rambo: the Board Game will be coming to Kickstarter in January 2018. If you are interested enough to want updates in the meantime, go to the Everything Epic page and subscribe.
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