Tuesday, 16 August 2011
The Department - a 15mm Skirmish Game
The Dropship has received intel that Four Color Figures is currently raising Kickstarter Funds for its newest game: The Department: Noir Investigation Skirmish.
The game is set in a near future America where Fabricated Human Simulants, also known as fabricants, walk among us. Players take on the role of agents from the U.S. Department of Fabricant Management, a government agency charged with policing fabricants and fighting the increasing instances of fabricant-related terrorism.
It sounds to the Dropship Crew like there is a strong Blade Runner / Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? feel to the game. It is also perhaps a little reminiscent of the video game Syndicate, although that featured corporate cyborgs shooting it out in cities of the near future.
According to one of the game's creators, Joseph Dragovich, The Department is (or will be) a miniature skirmish game for 1-4 players specifically designed for15mm miniatures and featuring elements such as large crowds of civilians, building interiors and realistic gun ranges. You can see a sample of how the game plays on the game's website.