So here's something weird... I ran into a "digital board game" called Gremlins, Inc. which seems to work like a much more complex, much more entertaining version of Monopoly (so says TotalBiscuit, anyway). It's new on Steam for $15 and it actually looks pretty cool to play. As I watched the guys play, I started noticing that both the name and some of the artwork seemed very familiar. Did I see that name thrown around here? I seem to remember you guys had a bunch of indie game events a while ago (might have been a couple of years) including stuff like Hoard, Greed Corps and a few others. Do I remember wrong, or was Gremlins, Inc. part of that line-up?
I searched through the forums as best I could, but nothing came up and the game released on Steam about four days ago, but it is a Kickstarter thing near as I can tell. It could have existed before it got on Steam. Or it might entirely be that I have shit for brains and don't remember my facts straight any more That's entirely possible, if not very likely. I did find a game called Goblins, Inc. which might be what I remember...
In either case: Gremlins, Inc. Does this look like something you might be interested in playing? From what I can gather, it looks like a really fun board game with a very strong and creative theme. You play as a Gremlin trying to make it big in a horribly corrupt capitalist society where everyone hates your guts and wants your money, but you can still run for governor or become a hardened jailbird. It has a cool art style by the looks of it, and the actual mechanics seem pretty well-balanced. It's the perfect game for screwing over your friends in simple but very satisfying ways. Check out TotalBiscuit's enormous gameplay video on the matter, for more of a hands-on approach. That's what I'm just now coming out of.
I don't own Gremlins, Inc. at the moment (it's on my wishlist), but if any of you guys are interested or perhaps even already own it, then I can drop 15 Euro to play it with you. Could even make an event out of it, since the game seems to support up to 6 players. Judging by past event experiences, we'd be lucky to get anywhere near that
So... What do you think?