A project in Newark, DE by Mythic Games, Inc.

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Guide your Clan to the Steam columns, survive the Bane and overcome the other clans in this 2-5 player « Frost Apo » board game.
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Funded: $298,819 of $80,000
Dates: Mar 3rd -> Mar 13th (11 days)
Project By: Mythic Games, Inc.
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Latest News

Navigate the Ice Age Apocalypse of STEAMWATCHERS

August 4th - via:
Steamwatchers is a strategy game for 2-5 players in which you have to keep a lookout for columns of steam which erupt from the planet’s layer of permafrost. Those steam columns are the only thing offering you and your clan any warmth. But the other clans (i.e. whomever you’re playing against) also want those steam columns. It’s a fight for survival, and only one clan can control the steam. (Read More)

Final Unlock!

March 13th - via:
Hello Watchers! Today we’re gifting you with… Lore! We spend quite a bit of time world building and designing interesting factions and events. We didn’t want to slap that inside of the gameplay to keep it as smooth as possible, but we wanted to... (Read More)

Gameplay Update 9: Clan focus: the Catabatians, the Free Fleet and the Rhône Conglomerate

March 12th - via:
Hello, Watchers! Here’s the focus on our 3 other factions! The Catabatians were snug in their vaults until they broke down. Obviously, they are not super happy to be forced to roam the wastes. They go by codenames instead of names, and are... (Read More)

An interview with Marc Lagroy

March 12th - via:
Hello, Watchers! We had a chat so that Marc can tell you about the game itself and how it came to be! Mythic Games – What gave you the idea for Steamwatchers? Marc Lagroy – I was probably driven by two parallel dreams: I wanted to create “my”... (Read More)

Gameplay Update: Clan Focus: Rheinfreie, Menrau and Apostles

March 12th - via:
Hello, Watchers! Apologies for the late reveal on this unlock.. We present you... Beacons & Turrets become solid! To keep your last remains of warmth with you, you’d best use every trick in the book, from wearing your best furs to avoiding... (Read More)

Chapter 4 – To the Core

March 11th - via:
As soon as I enter deeper in the hallway, lights start flickering alive. Not in an orderly fashion, no, rather acting as a defence system against epileptics. I wince. My eyes are used to the crude white light from the ice floes, and even to the deep... (Read More)

Gamplay Update 7: The Bane & Incubation... and a poll!

March 10th - via:
Hello, Watchers! Today, we’re talking about a very serious subject: the Bane. The Bane was something that evolved a lot. It used to be radioactivity but we wanted to steer away from the tropes of post-apocalyptic pop culture, and the whole team... (Read More)

Designer Diary 3: Conclave: Reacting and Anticipating

March 10th - via:
By Marc Lagroy Steamwatchers is a game with both short-term tactics and a long-term strategy aspect. Each turn, you must react to the game events, but also prepare for later turns, notably anticipating the decrease of steam columns on the board,... (Read More)

Steamwatchers - a War Cold Like No Other

March 10th - via:
Steamwatchers is a competitive board game created by Mythic Games and set in a post apocalyptic ice age. The game puts a spin on the area control genre. (Read More)

New Clan Unlocked: Here are the Flake-Spangled!

March 9th - via:
Hello, Watchers! We’ll have a short update about gameplay openness, which should lead up to our update from tonight with a brand new Clan! Be sure to read the update until the end to learn more about this crazy gift! Gameplay openness The design... (Read More)

Gameplay Update 5: Expansions

March 8th - via:
Hello, Watchers! Quite a big update for today! First we’ll tell you what’s the unlock for today! We’re giving you… Farm Miniature Models! Instead of the generic punchboard farms, we’re going to provide plastic miniatures. What are farms,... (Read More)

Chapter 3 – Perma’s end

March 8th - via:
After our swift victory against the Menrâu, we set up camp on soil, but not too close to the column either. Everyone’s licking their wounds, some bathing theirs in salty warm water before stitching. Every now and then the hiss of a cauterization... (Read More)

Gameplay Update 4: Scenarios

March 7th - via:
Hello, Watchers! We’re here in this gameplay update with a closer look at scenarios Rather than a scripted game you’d best play only once, we wanted to provide you with the ability of tailoring the game to fit your game night and group. Do you... (Read More)

Designer Diary 2: Randomness & Control

March 7th - via:
By Marc Lagroy I’m a player who’s unlucky with dice – at least that’s what I tell myself. And I’m wrong! However, I’ve always been reluctant when I was asked to play a game with dice-oriented combat. When I started designing... (Read More)

Steamwatchers Kickstarter Spotlight

March 7th - via:
Steamwatchers is a post-eco-apocalyptic game of survival and might for 2-5 players. Over the course of 3-6 rounds, players will fight for control of farms and geothermic resources. (Read More)

Gameplay Update

March 6th - via:
Hello Watchers, And welcome to the frozen wastes of Europa. We’re here with a huge quality of life improvement for Steamwatchers! Gift: To each clan its box! As you might have guessed it, every Clan will have its own tuckbox. This means you’ll... (Read More)

Chapter 2 – Old friends and the gun

March 6th - via:
Ruben tagged along enough to live through the full Fleet experience: he got sick when we butchered the seal and roasted it over the heat of our engines, he laughed at our ice shanties, lost a few obols over a couple knucklebuff games, we’ve... (Read More)

LOODO NINJA - 3 Games Worth Backing on Kickstarter Right Now

March 6th - via:
Loodo Ninja talks about his favourite board game campaigns running on Kickstarter right now including a new game by Mythic Games and a new Batman game. (Read More)

Gameplay Update 2: Asymmetry

March 5th - via:
Hello, Watchers! We know you want to know more about the game! So today we’re going to discuss..  The game was designed with asymmetric factions. However they share a common goal – controlling as many GEOs as possible! We started building on a... (Read More)

Designer Diary: Asymmetry

March 5th - via:
By Marc Lagroy From the first cardboard prototype of Steamwatchers, I really thought about symmetry. As a player, I have as much love for almost symmetrical games (such as chess, backgammon or go) as for deeply asymmetric games such as Chaos in the... (Read More)

Gameplay Update 1: Watchers and Column Control

March 4th - via:
Hello Watchers,  Thank you for being here and supporting us throughout this campaign, you have been amazing so far! Our daily updates will cover – of course ! – the unlocks we give you, but also some gameplay concepts. Lastly, we’ll have... (Read More)

Narrative Update: Chapter 1 - Schism

March 4th - via:
Land makes me uneasy. Landlubbers make me uneasy. I’m behaving all tough as nails, but under my skin, I feel like a frightened child. The haven bustles and clangs as the Careeners engineer and craft, be it their damned boats they so jealously keep... (Read More)

The Watchers found the funds

March 3rd - via:
Hello Watchers! You did it! Steamwatchers is funded! A massive shout out to you. This couldn’t make us happier: we want you all to be able to play this awesome game that is Steamwatchers, and this dream will come true. The game will be in your... (Read More)

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