If the human species is to survive, we need to expand out from our pale blue dot in space and see what other planets have to offer. Those that are in charge of such expeditions and colony efforts will have a very strong influence on how those colonies continue along. Everyone has what they think are the best ideas for space. That's what you'll be doing in Off World, a new sci-fi board game coming to Kicsktarter from Postindustrial Games.
About the game:
Welcome to the era of space exploration, an era of where anything’s possible! As long as it’s profitable for your corporation, that is! For years you’ve toiled without pause, plotting, doggedly climbing the corporate ladder higher and higher. Finally, your efforts bear fruit. You’ve been placed in charge of the company’s space division, a burgeoning, fantastically promising market. If you play your cards right, your influence will not only extend over the colonies, but Earth and the entire Solar System, too, and your name will go down in history! ff World is a 4X game (explore, exploit, expand, exterminate), where the last ‘X’ has a high risk of being very expensive. Plan your moves well, as the competition has no mercy. The game is designed for 1 to 6 players*, with the solo mode being an engrossing experience in itself. Unique, exciting, pure and rewarding. *The base game can be played with 4 players, but we're hoping to unlock stretch goals that allows the game to be played with 5 or 6 players. In Off World you control one of the leading international corporations that have carved out the dying, polluted Mother Earth, sucked dry of natural resources. Following a major technological breakthrough that allowed interstellar travel lasting dozens of years at a time, these companies have invested massive sums into private space fleets that would launch an immediate exploration effort across the neighboring systems. Your success is measured not only in hard cash but chiefly in your colony assets, among them terraforming installations on inhospitable planets. Corporations Every corporation commands unique special skills and objectives, and its choice partially funnels the player into a specific playstyle. Some are belligerent, oriented to hostility against others, while some excel in space exploration or terraforming. Game board When the game starts, the board is just a single hex representing the Solar System. In the course of the game, the board expands as more star systems are uncovered by players. Its final shape will be determined by the players’ choices and their style of play. Models and tokens Off World makes use of a host of models and tokens representing colony development levels, space vessels, army garrisons, buildings, and discovered space phenomena. Each comes in one of four colors, telling which of the players is its current owner.