BattleCON: Devastation of Indines – A standalone expansion for Level 99’s fighting game-inspired card game War of Indines
I am a fan of War of Indines, a previous game from Brad Talton and Level 99 Games. War of Indines came with characters that each had their own movesets in an attempt to emulate the feel of a 2D fighting game. Spacing, in particular, was important in BattleCON: War of Indines. The game is played by placing a marker for each fighter on a nine-space track, with certain moves only being effective at certain ranges. The game itself sported great art and really did a great job of getting the feel of a fighting game down. Now, Level 99 Games has come back with BattleCON: Devastion of Indines, a massive standalone expansion for the first BattleCON game. By standalone expansion, I mean that you can play the game completely on its own, but it is still compatible with the original game. Level 99 plans to include 18 characters with the final game, along with five promotional characters that are available through the Kickstarter. Depending on funding, additional characters may be added to BattleCON: Devastion of Indines as well. New and expanded extra modes will also be added in BattleCON: Devastion of Indines including a co-op/solo version of the game. A print-and-play demo of Devastion of Indines is also available for those that would like to try the game out before pledging, a move that I whole-heartedly wish more publishers would consider. If you would like more information about Devastion of Indines, you can get it over on Kickstarter. The campaign ends on January 20, 2013, and a copy of Devastation of Indines will run you $50 on the Kickstarter.