The shadows of the great civilizations are about to eclipse the galaxy once again…
Many of us have spent a lot of time building vast space empires and trading and fighting with alien civilizations in games like Wing Commander and Starcraft. When Eclipse came out in 2011, it helped redefine tabletop’s approach to the genre. Who would have thought you could get a hybrid-space opera with easily understandable goals and mechanics? Touko Tahkokallio’s love of 4X principals from video games like Master of Orion tied with the Euro-game tabletop style where he got his start is at the root of Eclipse's popularity.
"[Eclipse] has elements that appeal to many different types of gamers... it's the first heavy economic Eurogame in a long while with an interesting theme," - Tom Vasel
, interview with MTV News, 2012
When Lautapelit.fi announced it would release a second-edition of Eclipse, we went into fan mode, scouring the net for any new nugget of info about timing, contents, changes, anything. We awaited details with credit cards poised to go all in!
Lautapelit.fi was looking for a partner to support their goal of getting closer to the fans of Eclipse and use Kickstarter for their new version to interact closely with the community. It is with absolute honor and gratitude that we share our partnership in bringing Lautapelit.fi's reimagined sci-fi masterpiece Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy to Kickstarter in May 2018!
What can you expect from this new edition? First, we will get an introductory short story from award-winning science fiction novelist Johanna Sinisalo to help create the atmosphere. We will see concepts new to the base game, updated components, artwork, and graphic design. Not to mention we'll get new miniatures and faster and more balanced gameplay with polished rules. While it is still a work in progress, the new edition is out of this world! We are excited to get to be a part of the process of bringing this edition to existing fans and introducing Eclipse to those who haven’t discovered it yet.
The Kolossal team has a deep love for the original game--it’s a top 5 game for many of us. We are driven by a desire to work with amazing artists, designers, and partners to bring incredible games direct to the consumer. It is an honor and a privilege to bring Eclipse: Second Dawn for the Galaxy to the Kickstarter community all over the world.
Curious what else Kolossal Games is up to?
- Check out our next game to hit Kickstarter, Kami-sama, which launches Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.
- A new Omen is on the way from John Clowdus.
- See the stunning cover art for Grant Rodiek’s Imperius.
- Western Legends is open for pre-orders.
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