Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure Wins Mensa Select Award

San Diego, CA (Apr. 24th, 2017) – Renegade Game Studios is proud to announce that Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure has been award the prestigious Mensa Select Award during the Mensa Mind Games event this past weekend. Each year, five games are chosen by Mensa members from across the country as the top games of the year. The Mind Games competition has been held annually since 1990.

Clank! is a deck-building game that challenges players to sneak to the depths of a dungeon guarded carefully by an angry and protective dragon. Each adventurer must collect at least one artifact in order to escape, but they must do so as quietly as possible to avoid attracting the attention of the dragon. Each careless sound draws her attention, and each artifact stolen increases her rage. You can only enjoy your plunder if you make it out of the depths alive!

Designed by Paul Dennen and co-published with Dire Wolf Digital, Clank! was released in October 2016. Following an extremely successful launch, it has been reprinted numerous times and recently expanded with Clank! Sunken Treasures. This new expansion adds a double sided board, new underwater mechanics, and additional cards to continue the adventure.

“We’ve had the joy of watching many new players experience Clank! and have found that the social and the logical challenges presented by this game are very rewarding. The Mensa Awards do a great job of celebrating the use of games to explore all the facets of our mental abilities,” states Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios. “We’re honored to be presented with this prestigious award for the fourth year in a row.”

In the past 3 years, Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, and World’s Fair 1893 have all received Mensa Select Awards. Clank! is available worldwide at local hobby stores and online in a variety of regionally specific languages.

Honshu coming to North America May 17th!

San Diego, CA (April 11th,2017)  Renegade Game Studios is pleased to announce that Honshu will be reaching hobby stores in North America on May 17th! Honshu is a thoughtful map building game that offers a big game experience in a small and travel-friendly box! 

Honshu is played in rounds, with each round is divided into two phases. During the first phase, Map cards are revealed and the player who played the highest value card gets to pick first from those played. In phase two, the players use their chosen Map card to expand their personal maps. Each player must expand their personal maps to maximize their scoring possibilities. After 12 rounds, players will score points for lakes, forests, residential areas, and production of goods within their city.

Manipulating your position in the player order is crucial for mastering Honshu.

This delightful card game was released by Lautapelit.fi last year at Essen to much critical acclaim. It has already been awarded the Spiel of Approval Award and a Dice Tower Seal of Approval and nominated for the Golden Geek Awards for Best Card Game

Minor updates to the upcoming release include the additional of a score pad to make endgame scoring as smooth and straightforward as possible. 

Look for this and more great games at your friendly local retailer on May 17th! Find out more about Honshu here!

Learn to play Honshu with Bebo's eloquent and informative video! 

Renegade Games Growing Worldwide

After just 2 years of producing unique and accessible games, Renegade Game Studios has seen a dramatic increase in the demand for localization of many of its most popular titles. Renegade is pleased to announce these partnerships that will bring its titles to fans across the globe.

Additions to its international catalog include Clank!, Lotus, World's Fair 1893, FUSE, and Lanterns in more languages. Until now, players were only able to enjoy Lanterns: The Harvest Festival and World's Fair 1893 in other languages besides English. With this announcement, there are now 5 Renegade games being offered in 11 unique languages.

The following is a list of the new games that will be translated, the regions where they will be offered, and the partners who will be offering these titles.

Clank! A Deck Building Adventure
Poland: Lucrum
Brazil – Conclave Editora
China – MYBG
Czech Republic – REXhry
Germany – Schwerkraft Verlag
France – Origames
Hungry - Reflexshop Kft.

Lotus
Czech Republic – REXhry
China – Go Kids
Japan – Hobby Japan

 

 

 

World’s Fair 1893
China – Go Kids
Poland - Portal
Germany - dlp Games

 

 

 

FUSE
Brazil – Conclave Editora
China – Board Game Leisure
Poland – Portal

 

 

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Brazil – Devir
Russia – Crowd Games
Germany - Pegasus Spiel
Korea - Korea Boardgames co.
France - Matagot
Netherlands - White Goblin Games
                                         Poland - Games Factory

 

 

Stay tuned for announcements from the publishing partners listed above for release dates in your local market.

Shiba Inu House Releasing April 19th!

San Diego, CA (April 5th,2017)  Renegade Game Studios is pleased to announce that Shiba Inu House will be reaching hobby stores in North America on April 19th! This fast-paced pattern matching game will challenge players to carefully complete colorful dog houses for their precious Shiba Inus. 

Players must carefully choose cards from their hand to recreate the pattern on their goal card. If they can complete it more quickly than the other players, they will score more points! 

Look for this and more great games at your friendly local retailer on April 19th! Find out more about Shiba Inu House here!

Renegade Game Studios Announces Sentient

The latest in advanced robotics for work and home.

San Diego, CA (April 1st, 2053) Today, Renegade Game Studios has announced an important discovery in artificial intelligence and biomechanical engineering.  Five robotics prototypes have been unveiled covering all the basic needs of a robust society. The recent breakthrough in programming technology will help complete everyday tasks, remove workers from dangerous industrial environments, and protect us from enemy forces.
 
The Information Bot model offers the ultimate in hands-free technology. As it glides alongside the user, important information will be displayed with constant updates about work, entertainment, breaking news stories, and more. With patented hover technology, they will easily avoid obstacles and can even alert users of danger. It will soon be unthinkable to leave the house without one.
 


While the Information Bots will keep citizens safe in the city, Military Units will defend the greater urban area. Using a unique energy force modulator, each unit will be equipped to handle minor uprisings without endangering law enforcement officials. For larger scale attacks, new classified modules are available.
 
In the current world of high-speed professional environments, time is one of our most valued resources. Realistic Service Androids will seamlessly integrate into society, alleviating the need for many dreary time-wasting tasks. There will no longer be a need to fold your own laundry, clean your house, or shop for groceries. Your Service Android can cover all your simple daily tasks while simultaneously keeping track of long-term maintenance needs and automatically scheduling repairs. This will leave you with more free time to work and play!
 
Traveling to nearby attractions has become much easier and enjoyable with the unveiling of the new Transport Automaton. Comfort and class are coupled with state of the art deep neural network that is constantly improving and adjusting for your ultimate safety and comfort. Interior sensors will detect your temperature, mood, and health, automatically regulating the environment as needed. External instruments will help navigate through even the busiest skies.
 
Manufacturing has seen a surge in artificially intelligence over recent years as tighter safety protocols make it untenable to allow workers near production zones. The latest Industrial Robot announced today will make it completely unnecessary to place valued employees in harm’s way while also increasing efficiency, improving quality assurance, and allowing new manufacturing processes that require increased precision.
 


Renegade is now seeking skilled manufacturing companies to apply for permits to be the first to produce these fine new machines as part of the Sentient project. It will require expertise in programming for artificial intelligence and implement deep learning. Interested parties should apply with the lead designer of the project, J. Alex Kevern here. More information will be sent as it is revealed. When the final project is fully unveiled, it will be available for 2-4 competing companies, should take about 45 min, and will be released this summer. 

For further information, please send inquiries to sara@renengadegames.com.

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Press announce Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game

San Diego, CA (March 16th, 2017) — Renegade Game Studios™ and Oni Press are delighted to announce Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game, an innovative deck-building game by Keith Baker. Based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley, fans will appreciate the detail and care taken by Baker to stay true to the heart of the series. 

So why grow up, anyway? Is it really worth it? Don’t you have better things to do? Why does it matter whether or not your indie-rock band gets that great gig? You started a band to have fun, and now you’re going to get your butts kicked by robots. And who wants to deal with the headache of dating? Look, we’ve all got baggage. Some of us have drama that likes to pick fights and exes that like to throw punches. Love is a battlefield! So you’d rather sit on the couch throwing punches in your favorite video game. Hey, who’s going to stop you? Demons, fireballs, giant purple dudes?? Sounds like a bummer! If you want to keep living your precious little life, maybe it’s time to get it together and go up against the world! 

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game is a deckbuilding game that challenges you to get your life together. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence.

"Scott Pilgrim is an incredibly popular graphic novel series because it is so relatable, " says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. "Renting your first apartment, falling in love, and getting a job are things everyone's gone through. Keith Baker has done an incredible job recreating these life choices in a deck-building format while incorporating the video game style button-mashing combo moves that we loved in the graphic novel fight scenes. " 

"Invite your friends! Throw a pizza party! But don't get the cards greasy," Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan O'Malley added.

Beyond the video-game-style combo moves unique to each character, fans will also appreciate the innovative double-sided cards. Players will be faced to make hard choices about whether to fight or upgrade their life with each card placed into the Plot line. Defeating the Evil Ex and collecting Power-Ups will help players inch their way towards victory. 

Create your perfect life with Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game in hobby stores summer 2017. This deck-building game will have an MSRP of $45, is designed for 2-6 players to enjoy in 45-60 min. per game, and will captivate gamers ages 13 and up. 

Renegade Game Studios Announces Flip Ships

The Invasion has begun. Join the fight. Save the world.
  
San Diego, CA (March 13th, 2017) — Renegade Game Studios™ is thrilled to announce the upcoming cooperative dexterity game, Flip Ships. Designed by Kane Klenko with art by Kwanchai Moriya, it will release in the summer of 2017. Klenko is the well-loved designer behind FUSE, FLATLINE, and Covert

It was an ambush. That’s the only way to describe it. The mother ship appeared out of nowhere, creating a massive shadow over the city. Within seconds, wave after wave of fighters poured out of it, filling the sky.

We’re launching the ships we have ready, but it isn’t much. Our pilots fight bravely, defending the planet, while we ready the rest of the fleet. Explosions fill the sky, and we’ve taken some hits, but we won’t give up. Will you?

Flip Ships is a cooperative dexterity game where players take on the roles of brave pilots defending their planet from an onslaught of firepower. Flip your ships to take out the encroaching enemies, and to take down the powerful mother ship before it’s too late.

"Dexterity games really open up a lot of intriguing design space," says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. "Flip Ships challenges players to work together while adding the excitement and suspense of landing a satisfying flip.

Look for Flip Ships in hobby stores summer 2017. This cooperative dexterity game will have an MSRP of $40, is designed for 1-4 players to enjoy in 30-45 min. per game, and will delight gamers ages 8 and up. 

Visit www.renegadegames.com for more information about our games and the designers we work with.

The Fox in the Forest Announced

Releasing Summer 2017

San Diego, CA (March 10th, 2017) — Renegade Game Studios™ and Foxtrot Games are excited to announce their next partnership game, The Fox in the Forest by Joshua Buergel. This new two-player trick taking game is the latest co-published game from these two studios. Their previous games include Lanterns: The Harvest Festival, Lanterns: The Emperor's Gifts, and World's Fair 1893

Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his daughter lived in a small village bordering the forest. She had traveled with him and had seen him speak with the forest animals.

The Fox in the Forest is a trick-taking game for 2 players. Utilize the special abilities on the Fairy Tale characters to change the trump suit, lead even after you lose a trick, and more. The beautiful illustrations of the unique characters will help you quickly analyze your options.

Score points by winning more tricks than your opponent, but don't get greedy! Win too many tricks, and you will fall like the villain in so many fairy tales.

"The Fox in the Forest is a beautiful and familiar feeling game,"  says Renegade President Scott Gaeta. "It pairs classic trick-taking mechanics with a fresh and modern twist. I love games like this because they can really open the door to non-gamers and invite them into our world."

"The custom deck, the special abilities on the cards, and the high-low scoring all bring the tension and surprises of trick-taking into a great two player experience," says Randy Hoyt, owner of Foxtrot Games. "I love trick-taking games, and I'm excited to partner with Renegade again to share the unique elements of this game with the world."

This will be the second game in the small card game line that began with The Blood of an Englishman by Dan Cassar. Future games in this line will release later this year. Look for it in hobby stores summer 2017. The Fox in the Forest will have an MSRP of $15, is designed for two players to enjoy for approximately 30 min per game, and will intrigue gamers ages 10 and up. 

Renegade Recieves 11 Golden Geek Nominations

Renegade Game Studios received a total of 11 Nominations across 8 categories with 6 different games being recognized. 

Nominations:
Clank!- Game of the Year, Card Game, Family Game, Innovative, Thematic Game,
The Blood of an Englishman - 2 Player Game
Lotus - Art and Presentation
World's Fair 1893 - Art and Presentation, Family Game
Honshu - Card Game
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival App - Best Board Game App

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