Kickbacks: Clockwork Armada
Let me begin by saying I am not, in fact, receiving any kickbacks for writing about these projects. If, however, someone wants to toss me some coin for featuring their project I’m not going to complain.
So it’s been a long time since we’ve done one of these and I think it’s about time we get rolling with them again. This one ended up in front of us a little differently than usual. Normally I spend hours looking through newly posted games on Kickstarter until I find something that really strikes me. This time, however, we were contacted directly about nine months ago when they were looking for artists. At the time Krystal had to decline working on the project, but we told the guy we’d take a look when he was ready to launch the Kickstarter. Of course when I got the e-mail from him I’d completely forgotten about the game.
When I first heard the name I initially thought we were in store for just another steampunk zeppelin combat game. Imagine my surprise when I started reading about flat worlds and air currents that allow ships to travel between them using a combination of clockwork, steam, and alien technology. The game offers a unique universe and some interesting rules that have me eager to see more.
If you’re into space combat games like Battle Fleet Gothic you might want to give Clockwork Armada a look. There’s rules to download and a short game play demo video to whet your appetite and some nice looking ships to get you hooked.