Unbroken is a solo dungeon crawl card game of intense battles and survival in a randomly generated environment. After its first couple of days on Kickstarter, Unbroken has smashed through all of it’s initial stretch goals and blasted past 1000% funding. I have been on the lookout for a decent single player board/card game experience, and I’m excited to get my hands on this one after its wildly successful campaign. The scenario starts with you as the last surviving member of an adventuring party. Throughout a series of encounters, you will make choices based on preparing yourself for upcoming battles and managing your resources so you don’t starve or become fatigued. There are four increasingly difficult battles that will test your mettle, and only after surviving them all will you be victorious.
As of writing this post, Unbroken has amassed $160,672 CAD ($124,520 USD) of its $14,000 CAD ($10,849 USD) goal with 23 days to go. The stretch goals have given us everything from component upgrades to strategy guides and even some alternate character art. To get your hands on the full game, you only need $29 CAD ($22 USD) and around $4 for shipping and handling after the project is finished.
The creators of Unbroken, Altema Games, have had one Kickstarter project before this, which they successfully funded and delivered.
Other projects worth a mention:
Maximum Apocalypse: Gothic Horrors Expansion* – This game would have been my pick of the week, but since it was an expansion, I decided to go with Unbroken. This multiplayer co-op survival game pits you against one of several possible apocalypse scenarios, with the expansion including Cthulhu and friends.
Dragons Conquer America* – Incredibly gorgeous art accompanies a provocative idea; a medieval fantasy setting in ancient Mesoamerica. The creators seem to have done their homework, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this tabletop RPG core rulebook.
Erasable D&D 5e Character Boards – Just what the title says. Well designed character sheets (boards) with dry-erase functionality and hit point wheel trackers for ease of use.
One Night* – This is an atmospheric 80’s themed horror rpg with an attractive aesthetic. In it you play as a young boy caught in a small town afflicted by demons.
Sea Salt* – From the creators of The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human comes an RTS-like action game where you play as a Cthulhu-esque god ravaging a town with your minions and followers.
Iron Harvest – Iron Harvest brings higher tactics and a compelling alternate-history aesthetic to the real-time strategy genre.
The Good Life – A long awaited new detective game by the director of Deadly Premonition and D4, Hidetaka “SWERY” Suehiro.
Dinosaur Island: Back from Extinction* – Last but not least is the recklessly successful Kickstarter project that has already raised over a million dollars. This brings two expansions to the already popular Dinosaur Island, as well as gives the chance for people who missed the first campaign to get Kickstarter exclusive content for the original game.
* = Project I have personally backed