On October 3, 1942, everything changed. The world was deeply embroiled in the 2nd World War, but what happened would forever change the nature of that conflict. Dark and terrible things started pouring into the world. Great elder gods, long forgotten, manifested themselves and joined in the war. The Axis and Allies haven’t stopped waging their war, though, and have actually taken to integrating monstrous technologies into their arsenal. That’s the story behind Dark Skies, a new alternate history aerial combat miniatures game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
In the game, players will create their squadrons and do battle against one-another in 3D dogfighting combat. The setting is a mix of alternate history, H.P. Lovecraftian horror, and dieselpunk. You’ll have your own fighters as well as leviathan airships, plus eldritch horrors might swoop in to say hi.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s well above its funding goal and already through a bunch of stretch goals. If you want in, there’s still 17 days left to do so.