Ogre Climbs Hill 218: Steve Jackson Games Partners with The Battle for Hill 218 Creators for a New Ogre Game
Steve Jackson Games has announced that they’re going to be teaming up with Your Move Games to bring their Ogre character (well, it’s a character that’s a city-block+ sized tank, but still, it’s a character) to the Battle for Hill 218 world. As such, the legions of soldiers and tanks from the Hill 218 game will have to see if they can defend against the AI of an Ogre.
From the announcement:
Steve Jackson Games is proud to announce Ogre: Operation 218, in partnership with Your Move Games’ Chad Ellis, publisher of The Battle for Hill 218.
After running a successful Kickstarter campaign to reprint The Battle for Hill 218 card-based strategy game, Your Move Games turned to Steve Jackson Games for an Ogre twist on the original premise – how does an army of infantry and tanks take down a giant, artificially intelligent cybertank before it destroys everyone?
Ogre: Operation 218 marries Ogre’s classic world with the card-based play style of The Battle for Hill 218 for an all-new game!
“I first played Hill 218 at BGGCon late in 2007 and immediately bought a copy. The chance to produce an Ogre-themed version of The Battle for Hill 218 is one of those ‘yes, please’ opportunities that we don’t get every day,” said Philip Reed, CEO of Steve Jackson Games.
For Ellis, bringing Ogre and The Battle for Hill 218 together was an easy decision. “The Battle for Hill 218 is one of those rare games that I never get tired of playing, and I hear the same from players all over the world,” said Ellis. “Steve Jackson Games is a perfect partner to make that happen and Ogre is a great game to move into the Hill 218 engine. The only downside is that I’ll end up spending my royalties on GURPS books, but I can live with that.”
About The Battle for Hill 218
The Battle for Hill 218 is a card-based strategy game in which two players fight to control a hill by occupying bases on the opposite sides. Players must maintain supply lines and destroy enemy units to advance on the enemy home base, while ensuring that their own base is not taken. Air strikes can aid your assault or help defend your base, but spend them wisely . . . you only have two.
About Steve Jackson Games
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 5 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve’s very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars’ worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.