Who’s your Messiah now!?!
No, really, who is it? In True Messiah, it’s you. Gather your followers. Strategically place them around the map. Build temples to your own might. And, most importantly, discredit and destroy any other Messiah out there looking to take away from your power. The game is back up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Years ago, scientists constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality to match peoples’ most strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and imminent social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.
From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…
The first player to defeat an enemy player wins.
On your turn, position yourself and your followers to generate resources; if your units remain alive and in the correct spots when your turn comes around again, you’ll build temples, recruit new followers, and obtain bonus moves based on your positioning. (This isn’t mere worker placement: resources exist in actual two-dimensional space on the board, and must be defended!)
The game is up on Kickstarter now. They’re making their way to 1/3 of their goal with still 28 days left to go.