Space Invaders. One of the first big hit video games. Iiiiii am guessing that the vast majority of you weren't even alive yet when it came out in June of 1978. To be fair, I wasn't quite around yet, either. But still, without Space Invaders, a lot of the gaming culture we know now wouldn't exist. And soon, you'll be able to bring that retro-gaming action to your tabletops with Space Invaders: The Board Game, up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
It’s hard to believe that SPACE INVADERS entered the world’s arcades in June 1978 and turned forty in 2018! During this time, the game and its brand have become part of modern culture. Its characters have become design icons in their own right and have permeated not only the world of video games, but also the worlds of art and fashion. As long time fans of tabletop games and electronic games alike, we were astounded that, during all this time, nobody had yet developed a genuine SPACE INVADERS board game. We plan to change this now with your help: We are incredibly excited to announce our crowdfunding campaign for...
Our primary goal is to create a fantastic board game experience while remaining true to the original game’s visual presentation and atmosphere. SPACE INVADERS - THE BOARD GAME is a combination of a deck-building card game with a measured dose of board game strategy mixed in.
In SPACE INVADERS - THE BOARD GAME, 2-4 players defend their moon base against the SPACE INVADERS by moving their cannons across the game board in order to gather intelligence about the enemy above them. Destroying SPACE INVADERS provides powerful cards that are then added to the players' hands. Gathered intel may be used for targeted research to further enhance the player deck capabilities. The game is driven by a total of 242 Action Cards, energy cards and researchable technologies.
While the invaders are the shared enemy, SPACE INVADERS - THE BOARD GAME is a competitive game of survival. Like in the original arcade game, each player ultimately fights for their own HI-SCORE.
The game's 3/4 of the way to its goal with 30 days left to go.