You’re just minding your own business aboard the space station, checking some computer monitor for a bunch of system statuses that haven’t changed seemingly in forever. You yawn, take another sip of coffee, and wonder if anything exciting will ever happen aboard this dumb station. But be careful what you wish for, because with that, a giant jolt rocks the ship and suddenly you find yourself running for your life down the corridors of the Argo, looking for an escape pod. That’s the story anyway, behind the Argo board game that Flatlined Games has launched on Kickstarter.
In the game, players take control of teams of astronauts all trying to get to the escape pods. Whomever designed the Argo also apparently designed the Titanic, as there aren’t enough escape pod seats to go around for everyone. So you gotta make sure you’re there first. Sacrifice your fellow astronauts (on other teams, of course), in order to make sure you have enough space for you and your team. But be careful, if the aliens kill too many astronauts, they’ll win. So it’s carnage, but not all-out carnage.
The campaign is up and running now and is most of the way to funding with still 24 days left to go.