Veil of Ruin

Oceans: a standalone game in the Evolution series

A project in Washington, DC by North Star Games

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Enter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of sharp teeth, glowing eyes, and black ink.
Backers: 12009
Average Pledge Per Backer: $64

Funded: $765,900 of $20,000
Dates: Mar 26th -> Apr 27th (32 days)
Project By: North Star Games
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Latest News

Game Review: Oceans

March 2nd - via:
Oceans is a new game from Northstar Games Studios. The game is designed by Nick Bentley, Dominic Crapuchettes, Ben Goldman and Brian O’Neill. (Read More)

Evolution Evolves – An Oceans Review – Player Elimination

February 20th - via:
Oceans is a different animal. This title feels more dynamic and alive. It uses the framework of its predecessor to establish a unique approach, elevating its thematic underpinnings instead of burying them. (Read More)

8 Great Games You Can Still Late Pledge For on Kickstarter!

June 3rd - via:
Late pledges are a great way to get Kickstarter games from campaigns you've missed. We show 8 amazing games that you can still pledge for using this method. (Read More)

What an ending. You have our deepest thanks. Here's what's next.

April 26th - via:
Hi Backers,  It's the last day of the campaign. Every stretch goal is now unlocked. As I write, more than 11,000 backers have pledged more than $700,000. We can hardly believe what this campaign has become. There's no way to thank you enough. ... (Read More)

Meeple Source Premium Painted Wood Fish are ready

April 23rd - via:
Hi Backers,  Last week we posted a poll to help Meeple Source design the custom painted wood fish meeples they're making for Oceans.  Using feedback from more than 1200 backers, they finished the set. They got such an outpouring of positive... (Read More)

Get your Evolution fix right now. Evolution: The Video Game is 20% off during the Oceans campaign

April 22nd - via:
Hi Backers, We recently released the digital version to the game that started the Evolution series, Evolution.  In typical North Star fashion, we spent an untypical amount of time to make this digital game a great game experience for new players and... (Read More)

Meeple Source Painted Wooden Fish Meeple Poll. Also, Oceans now available in German

April 19th - via:
Hi Backers, Fancy Fish Feedback  About a week ago, we teased some fancy fish meeples (see above).  Here's what's up: Meeple Source, maker of premium game upgrade kits, will make premium painted wooden fish for Oceans, and they will offer them on... (Read More)

Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) this morning!

April 18th - via:
Hi Backers,  The four designers of Oceans (Nick Bentley, Brian O'Neill, Dominic Crapuchettes, and Ben Goldman) are doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the board games subreddit this morning.  Check out the AMA and ask us questions here Nick Bentley,... (Read More)

Player Count

April 18th - via:
Hi Backers,  This is Dominic, one of Oceans' designers, and one you haven't heard from yet.  Lots of positive reviews have been rolling in for Oceans! However, a few said their first experience with 5+ players was rough, so I've been testing Oceans... (Read More)

Premium, Custom Deep Deck Tray by Dog Might Games

April 17th - via:
Hi Backers,  We have a new add-on, and it's a doozy. Dog Might Games, maker of premium game accessories, reached out to say they'd created a deck tray for the Deep deck. They sent us pictures, which were stunning:   This tray holds both the Deep... (Read More)

An upgrade to Oceans' Deluxe Edition

April 15th - via:
Hi Backers, A few days ago we showed off improved, illustrated cardboard fish tokens for Oceans' standard edition: The response was crazy positive, which was great. But it caused an odd problem: backers of the deluxe edition were jealous.... (Read More)

Acrylic Fish and 3rd party coverage of Oceans

April 13th - via:
Hi Backers, In our last update, we teased Meeple Source fish meeples (feeples?). However, there are still details to finalize, so we're extending the tease til next week. Thanks for your patience. In the meantime, here's another update we've been... (Read More)

New Fish, Part One

April 10th - via:
Hi Backers, This campaign has been live for two weeks, and it's our most successful to date, by far. It's hard to put into words how grateful we feel. Thank you.  Now, an improvement.  We learned Catherine Hamilton, the brilliant nature artist... (Read More)

New species board design, based on your feedback

April 7th - via:
Hi Backers,  You asked us to work on the species boards for Oceans, so we've been doing that. The original species boards were double-sided, with the following image on both sides:    Below you can see the new scheme we're toying with. It's not... (Read More)

The differences between Oceans and Evolution

April 4th - via:
Hi Backers,  We see you want more explanation of the differences between Oceans and our game Evolution. Conveniently, there's a new review of Oceans that focuses on these differences (by respected reviewer Space-Biff), so now's a good time to... (Read More)

New Scenario Card design, thanks to you.

April 1st - via:
Hi Backers, As we've watched your feedback roll in, one of the more frequent suggestions has struck a chord with us: many of you think the scenario cards are too plain. We've been staring at them and have decided we agree. So we're redesigning the... (Read More)

Wood Fish, more about The Deep, and coverage of some unlocked stretch goals.

March 29th - via:
Hi Backers, As mentioned in the last update, the most asked-for item in this campaign, by far, is wood fish tokens. So you can now get a complete set of 215 wood fish as an add-on, for $14. We don't have fish meeples painted with the final colors to... (Read More)

FUNDED. Major thanks for our best campaign start ever! Also: Wood for Fish

March 26th - via:
- Thank You Oceans Backers! Thanks from the bottoms of all our hearts for making Oceans a success so far. We've been working on the project for years and it's gratifying you see value in it. We've never had a campaign raise so much in one day, or... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Diving Into 'Oceans'

March 26th - via:
Oceans is a game for 2 to 6 players, ages 12 and up, and takes about 45 (Read More)

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