What would you get if you crossed the popular property trading board game, Monopoly, with the free-to-play trading card game, Hearthstone, with a healthy dash of pirates? Probably Pirates War – The Dice King, a new free-to-play digital board game which is looking for your help on Kickstarter.
In the game, you play as a pirate captain with your own rag-tag crew of misfits. Your aim is to compete against other pirates to claim property, battle for property, and become the ultimate ruler of Tiakoke Islands. It’s like a pirate themed Monopoly was smashed together with Hearthstone, and better yet, if the Kickstarter succeeds, it’ll launch on Facebook, Steam, iOS, and Android, and will be completely cross-platform.
Everyone loves to hate Monopoly, no matter who you play with, chances are someone’s going to end up flipping the table when they land on Mayfair with a hotel. Pirates War – The Dice King is quite similar, but instead of flipping the table, you can battle it out to claim that property as your own instead of paying the fine.
But don’t let me bore you with words, check out the game’s first gameplay trailer:
Idiocracy Games, the developers behind the project, are seeking $40,000 to make this game a reality. On the Kickstarter, the Korea-based studio explain:
We have been working on this game for quite some time now and we are beginning to see glimpse of its finish line. Never the less, it is still a glimpse. There is so much more that we wish to do; polish our game, add more music scores, voice acting, multi-language support and most of all, just add more content. We want additional systems like clubs or guild, and more characters. If we receive help from you (the community), we will have a ‘bigger’ game initial release and provide the game at a faster speed.
Also, being a small company which is just starting up we don’t have any fan base and it’s very difficult to receive genuine feedback from regular users. Kickstarter has the ability to give a chance to communicate with rich community who wants to get involved with our development and give us feedback.
So, what are you waiting for? Go grab yourself some of that pirate booty via their Kickstarter page.