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February 11, 2020

Roxley Quarterly Q1/20 - GORILLA MARKETING, STEAMPUNK RALLY FUSION, AND SKYRISE!

2020 is going to be the biggest year yet for Roxley!


With more new game releases than we’ve ever had. The Roxley team has grown a lot recently and we have been working hard on the development of new titles, reprints, localization, and support improvements. We want to start the excitement off right talking about Gorilla Marketing, Steampunk Rally Fusion, and Skyrise!

First, an overview of what’s coming! There are a lot of announced and unannounced projects on this list; we can’t wait to share more with you in the coming months.

We've created this little project status table which we will be updating in each newsletter.

Thank you to Jamey Stegmaier for being the inspiration for this chart. We really love learning from our friends & fellow creators. See more from Jamey at stonemaiergames.com.

 


 

Roxley has been working on a new website and it’s nearly complete! We have spent a lot of time and effort putting together a site we are very proud of. You will be able to find out about our current and upcoming games, watch instructional videos, download rulebooks, and keep up to date with our latest news. We are putting the last touches on the site as of the time of this newsletter, but keep an eye out for big changes at www.roxley.com very soon!

 


 

Gorilla Marketing Box

Gorilla Marketing launches to retail on March 4th, but if you want to get in on the fun as soon as possible you can pre-order now. Every copy ordered from the CrowdOx pre-order comes with the extra promo leaflet “Organizations”.

Note that if you happen to be local to Roxley’s home base in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, we are providing the option of local pickup at our Gorilla Marketing launch party at The Sentry Box on Friday, March 6th from 6 pm to 9 pm. We hope to steam the event and include online play; more details about the launch party will be coming soon, follow Roxley on Facebook for more.

Gorilla Marketing Components

Gorilla Marketing is Roxley’s first foray into the parlour game genre. It’s light silly fun for 3 to 8 players, with design from Adam Wyse and beautiful art from Andrew Bosley.

Players are monkeys at an ad agency, having taken over after the boss goes nuts and fires his marketing team. For more information, check out our page!

 


 

On March 3rd, Steampunk Rally returns to Kickstarter with a long-awaited expansion! 

Steampunk Rally Fusion is a stand-alone game that can be combined with the original Steampunk Rally. It introduces new tracks with unique event cards, new part abilities (Gear Up and Overcharge), and a new card type: Secret Projects. It also debuts new custom dice representing powerful Fusion energy!

Steampunk Rally Fusion Cover

Take on the role of ingenious inventors from history. Draft cards to invent your racing contraption. Power your creation's abilities with combinations of steam, heat, electricity and Fusion dice. Use cogs to augment bad dice rolls and upgrade certain machine parts.

Smashing through damaging terrain spaces may cause parts to fly off your machine, constantly forcing you to adapt your strategy and discover new card synergies.  Fortune favors the brash! So get ready to Gear Up, Overcharge your machine, and remake history!

 


 

Skyrise – Q2 Kickstarter

Skyrise Cover

Also coming to Kickstarter in Q2 2020 is Skyrise, a sequel to the 2008 release Metropolys by Sebastien Pauchon.

After centuries of advancement, humanity has created a utopian society in which every need has been met with complete abundance, every need but one: room to build!

In Skyrise, players are the visionary architects who will work together to overcome this by building humanity’s most ambitious project: a glorious new city in the sky itself, dedicated to art and beauty, on which each player will compete to leave their personal artistic signature, gaining prestige throughout the ages.

This standalone sequel to 2008’s Metropolys is based on a similar spatial bidding mechanic. Players begin their turns by placing a numbered bid in an available neighborhood. Players pass or raise the bid by placing a higher-numbered bid in an adjacent neighborhood, until all opponents pass, or there is nowhere available to bid. The high bidder builds their building where their final bid was placed and begins the next bidding round.

Skyrise honors the spirit of Metropolys while raising it to new heights. Bidding tokens now have unique numbers, creating interesting new auction dynamics. The beautiful and multilayered modular board multiplies the game's replayability. The strategic depth already offered by public and private goals has been enhanced by a new specialization system that allows players to accelerate their scoring engine as the game progresses, powerful Monuments drafted midgame that provide unique and variable opportunities to enhance or change your strategy, and special power tokens that when earned and played cleverly, can create the epic turning points that will elevate the greatest builders to their ultimate victory.

Welcome to the future - the future you will build and try to leave your mark on!

Welcome to Skyrise.