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Catalyst Game Labs Announces Partnership With Author Kathryn Rusch

Catalyst Game Labs is happy to announce that they are teaming up with Hugo Award-winning author Kathryn Rusch in order to bring her Diving Universe series to your tabletops. The series explores the far, far future. Much like today we come across ruins of civilizations long gone, eventually, we'll have these same sorts of situations, but in the deep reaches of space, with abandoned space stations and starships floating through the void.

From the announcement:

Catalyst Game Labs—publisher of the seminal BattleTech and Shadowrun games—is excited to partner with bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch to bring her fiction to life on gaming tables.

Rusch’s Diving Universe has been explored extensively in fiction, with 10 full novels and 15 novellas already published and more on the way. A far-future universe in which a quixotic salvage “diver” explores millennia’s worth of abandoned stations, lost ships, and the Boneyard—a dangerous area of space where hundreds of dangerous vessels are collected.

Diving Into The Wreck will be a cooperative push-your-luck Encounters game where you’ll dive into explorations as one of Rusch’s memorable characters. Players use a set of six dice to defeat a storyline of Challenge cards, hoping to discover deeper secrets as they go. Accrue and spend resources, watch each other’s back, and solve each phase in time to escape the final challenge.

“As a gamer myself, I’m thrilled to partner with Catalyst,” said Kristine Kathryn Rusch, author of the Diving series. “We’re doing our best to make sure the game reflects all the best elements of my Diving Universe.”

Kristine Kathryn Rusch is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a new novel installment in this series, entitled The Return of Boss. If you are new to Diving, you can go to the WMG Publishing website for a free electronic copy of Diving into the Wreck: The Novella.

“I’m very excited to work once again with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, a long-time friend and mentor, on what I hope will be the first of many game projects,” said Loren Coleman, Catalyst Game Labs’ owner. “Her worlds are always engaging, and her writing nothing short of amazing!”