You never quite know what you’re going to find when you dig a hole. Dig a big enough hole and you might find something truly historic. Such is the case for the robots who were just minding their own business, digging coal out of a quarry. Then, one day, they found something strange a mystical: a coal heart. Not just a funny-looking rock, but this coal heart could grant ultimate power to anyone that held onto it for 24 hours. Naturally, all the robots wanted that power. As such, everyone’s fighting over it. That’s where you come in as one of the greatest robot fighters ever. Will you manage to hang on, or will you become part of the ever-growing pile of rubble? That’s the story behind Robots: Battle for the Coal Heart, up on Kickstarter now.
In the game, players fight one-another for control of the coal heart. Being a robot, you’ll be able to change out your parts in order to better yourself. There’s plenty of bits laying around, leftovers from other robots. But where they failed, perhaps you will be able to come up with a better combination and stand victorious. Players take turns building up their robot on the playmat, each space being able to be upgraded, from arms to legs. Grab the coal heart and it can help you survive the onslaught, healing you and draining power from others. All-powerful existence is your prize.
The campaign’s already over their funding goal (they weren’t really looking for a lot, but they’re still over their goal). So it’s working through stretch goals it is for the next 20 days.