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Ghosts of Hefei

Ghosts of Hefei is showing off their first special character for their Kickstarter campaign, who was created with the help of backers.

From the update:

Ghost of Hefei 65% Funded, 9 days to go, and has realised a new special character to support our Game

Four Colour Studios would are pleased to announce that with nine days to go, the Ghosts of Hefei Kickstarter is 65% funded. The Ghosts of Hefei team have also released our first special character for one of our backers, who had pledged at the highest level and allow him to create the idea of the character, which the Ghosts of Hefei team then expanded on with art and fiction. The character of Lo Bo Tek has been inspired by the great corrupt detectives of the past from such moves as Training Day, Heat and The Godfather.

Ghosts of Hefei is up and over 50% funded with still a little more than 2 weeks left in their campaign.

From the update:

We're halfway there and charging toward our goal. We have some really great rewards for those who want to get in on the drive. Remember that all rewards include worldwide shipping!

You can get a 15mm gang for just $6

The printed book is just $20

You can get an electronic copy of Ghosts of Hefei and The Department for $19

We've got a lot of other deals for backers. Why not come on over and get in on the robot-stealing action.

Ghosts of Hefei is showing off a new green of their 15mm Yakuza Fabricant model over on their Kickstarter page.

From the update:

Ghosts of Hefei has posted a preview of their latest sculpt, A 15mm Yakuza fabricant.

The Yakuza operating in Hefei eschew traditional human muscle and instead employ fabricants piloted remotely from Japan. Yakuza pilots are almost entirely teenagers enlisted temporarily to "play the game" as a fabricant pilot in Hefei.

Being a Yakuza pilot is one of the safest jobs in the Hefei underworld. They are safe in Japan for the most part (unless they cross their Yakuza bosses) and since they have not technically committed a crime in Japan, they are not a concern for the Japanese police. Old national rivalries ensure that the Japanese are reluctant to extradite their young people to face a Chinese court.

However, Yakuza fabricants are far from the perfect soldiers on the ground. Latency issues with their long-distance connection makes them slow and cumbersome at times and fabricants are not difficult to hack if they stray beyond the range of friendly hackers on the ground. To counter this weakness, Yakuza field hackers will jump into friendly fabricants and pilot them directly at critical moments during the battle.

We're doing well on this funding drive. We've been going for a little over a week and we are already 40% funded! Thank you to everyone who has backed so far and keep spreading the word

Four Color Studios has posted up a new Ghosts of Hefei developer diary video explaining the hacking rules for the game.

From the update:

We've posted a video diary to explain some of the new hacking rules that we are working on for the game. Hacking is going to be an important part of every faction's battle plans.

We have a few more green pictures posted as well.

Four Colour Studio will be launching their Ghosts of Hefei Kickstarter project at the start of next month.
No foolin'.

From the announcement:

Four Colour Studios is proud to announce that the Kickstarter drive for their latest game, Ghosts of Hefei will start on 01-April-2013.

Ghosts of Hefei is a miniature based skirmish game, set in the 2070’s where human fabricated simulants, or fabricants, now fulfil many roles in society. The Chinese city of Hefei is now a great factory town, where the human population is dwarfed by the millions of fabricants surrounding them. In this empty city, criminal gangs violently compete for money and fabricants as they are a lucrative prize in the global black market. Our players will lead their gangs to success and riches, while avoiding the many pitfalls that this entails. This is the Godfather in a dark, cyberpunk future.
Four Color Studios has a poll up asking which part of Ghosts of Hefei they should work on first. Let your opinion be heard.

From the poll:

As we prepare to launch our Kickstarter, we would like to reach out and ask the gaming public which miniature set they would like to see produced with the initial Kickstarter goal. All of the games factions can be produced through stretch goals but the poll will determine the order we produce them in.

And if you are a 15mm fan, there is an option to vote for the whole range to be produced in 15mm!