The Victorian Mansion. It sparks the imagination of all the wild things that happened there. The wealthy aristocrats and their various squabbles. The help, just looking to make it through another day. All the intrigue and mystery. It's into this world that you delve in Obsession. Now, they're looking to expand the game more with the Upstairs, Downstairs expansion, which focuses on the servants and their roles to play in the grand schemes. The set is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Obsession is set in 1860s England, but it is a passionate tribute to much more: from Jane Austen's Regency era through the Industrial Revolution and the evocative literature of the Victorian period to Downton Abbey, the sublime creation of Julian Fellowes. The affection for this period is not for the high and mighty, but for the underdog. It's Lizzy Bennet and John Bates, Jane Eyre and Elinor Dashwood, David Copperfield and Mary Thorne.
Such rich material deserves to be celebrated!
This project expands upon the Obsession experience with a particular focus on the domestic staff. In the Upstairs, Downstairs expansion, four new servants enter play.
Upstairs, Downstairs is an expansion that supplies gamers with new options for mitigating your fate. But true to the game's spirit, the mechanics are intertwined with the theme—specifically, in the unique abilities of new domestics: the Cook, Hall Boy, Head Housemaid, and Useful Man.
The campaign's making its way to 3x funded, but only has 6 days left to get there.