Stronghold Games Announces the North American Release of Among The Stars
Stronghold Games and Artipia Games to align strategically on this and other products
New Jersey, USA and Athens, Greece - April 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stronghold Games and Artipia Games are proud to announce jointly that the hit game, Among The Stars, from Artipia Games will be co-published by Stronghold Games, enabling gamers in North America, Australia, and Asia access to this great game from the friendly local and online retailers in these markets.
Among The Stars takes place in a war-ravaged galaxy where the warring alien races have declared peace in the wake of a threat with the potential to destroy them all. An Alliance is established to build space stations throughout the galaxy in order to promote trade among the races, strengthen diplomatic relations, and defend against this impending threat. Each player takes the role of one of those races trying to build the greatest space station. Through card drafting, the players select locations, and use these to build their station, scoring victory points based on the placement. The construction lasts four years, and alien race with the most points at the end wins. A thematic video featuring the great gameplay of Among The Stars is available at this link:
Stronghold Games will first publish the base game of Among The Stars, and this will be followed by the expansion Among The Stars: The Ambassadors, as well as Among The Star: The Promos, providing its customers worldwide with the full Among The Stars product line. The latest set of promotional cards, which Artipia Games will be producing and distributing initially via their Kickstarter campaign, will later be boxed into another product from both Stronghold and Artipia, tentatively called Among The Stars: The Promos Two. Stronghold Games is committed to support this great game completely.
Stronghold Games will print Among The Stars alongside Artipia Games at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world. Not only will the games from both companies be of the same great German quality, but this will also enable a virtually simultaneous worldwide release for Stronghold Games’ customers in North America, Australia, and Asia, as well as Artipia Games’ customers in Europe. Among The Stars is scheduled to be available widely in all markets in September 2014. Stronghold Games may have advanced copies available to demo or purchase at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana USA in August 2014. The MSRP of Among The Stars is $49.95.
As with all of its new game releases, Stronghold Games will offer Among The Stars to its North American customers via their industry-leading Preorder Program. The Stronghold Games Preorder Program offers preorder customers 30% off MSRP, and the guarantee that the games will ship to them before any other customers, including Distributors and Retailers. Stronghold Games’ preorders will open in June 2014 and preorders will ship in late August 2014, simultaneously with Artipia’s Kickstarter fulfillments.
Stronghold Games and Artipia Games expect that this will be a strategic partnership with additional co-publications from Artipia Games’ catalog in the future. Further products and timelines will be announced as the information becomes available.
“We will continue to bring to North America great games from Europe, as well as support our existing internal game lines”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We are excited to be working on this first project with the excellent company, Artipia Games.”
”We are very excited to have the privilege of working with a great company such as Stronghold Games”, said Konstantinos Kokkinis, President of Artipia Games. “Such an alliance will bring much exposure to our games and make them available in a much wider market.”
About Stronghold Games LLC:
Stronghold Games LLC is a publisher of high-quality board and card games in the hobby game industry. Since 2009, Stronghold Games has released many highly-regarded games, including the best-selling “Survive: Escape From Atlantis!”, the most innovative deck-building game, “Core Worlds” and its expansion “Core Worlds: Galactic Orders”, and the latest smash-hit game line “Space Cadets” and “Space Cadets: Dice Duel”. Stronghold Games publishes great game designs developed both in-house and in partnership with European publishers. Stronghold Games LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed in the State of Delaware, USA.
About Artipia Games:
Artipia Games is an up-and-coming board and card game publisher based in Athens/Greece. Since the game “Drum Roll”, Artipia’s first publication back in October of 2011, the company has released many well-known titles such as “Briefcase”, ”Archon: Glory & Machination” and “Shadows over the Empire” as well as the very popular card game, “Among the Stars” already expanded by “Among the Stars: the Ambassadors” and “Among the Stars: The Promos”
Stephen M. Buonocore, President
Stronghold Games LLC
17 Sunflower Road
Somerset, NJ 08873 USA
Konstantinos Kokkinis, President
1 Profiti Ilia str
Athens 15341, Greece
This makes me happy! Thanks Artipia and Stronghold!
Wow, this is awesome!