I took French in high school (because I just knew that I was going to play hockey and I wanted to be able to talk with my French-Canadian teammates). However, as you can tell, I did not end up being drafted for the NHL, and so my French skills are lacking. As such, if I were trying to play a game that was in French, I would have a hell of a time. But that’s where translations of games comes in. WYSIWYGames is creating an English version of the French board game, Z First Impact, a cooperative game where players are trying to live in a city that’s had just about everything bad happen to it (meteors, zombies, aliens, mutants, the works). The project is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Z First Impact is a co-op game of survival horror for 1-4 players set in a cityscape ravaged by meteors, zombies, mutants, and aliens. Originally published in France, in 2015, Z First Impact is coming to the English-speaking world for the first time through this Kickstarter!
Players control powerful Survivors in the employ of a mysterious corporation over a series of linked scenarios in the tradition of over-the-top retro horror games like Parasite Eve and Resident Evil. The game offers substantial replay with additional gameplay modes and is supported by a free Augmented Reality app.
With the game already produced, this Kickstarter will allow our team to repackage the core game and it’s first big-box expansion with English-language rules, new back-of-box text, address the game’s errata from its first edition, and bring the game to the English-speaking world for the first time. We’ll also be producing digital, French-language documents of all new rules and expansion materials.
This means we can deliver backers their copies of the core game and first expansion in just a few months! Stretch goal content is all new and will ship separately in September of 2019, but you’ll be able to start playing with the core game and Chapter 2 Expansion right later this year.
The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It’s set to go for another 30 days.