What started as a simplified digital game inspired by a tabletop game is now trying to become bigger. Reiner Knizia’s The Confrontation was announced in December 2014 by Offworld Games as a digital port/adaptation of Lord of The Rings: The Confrontation, but without the whole Tolkien part, for obvious legal reasons. The game will be released this year, but the developers want to get additional funding for it’s completion through Kickstarter.
Reiner Knizia’s The Confrontation is a 1-on-1 turn-based strategy game, in which players face off using the powers of Light and Shadow. The game features asymmetric forces and hidden units, and players can face their friends in real time through the online multiplayer mode or choose to battle against AI opponents.
The main goal for the Kickstarter campaign is, in fact, to release an expansion pack for the game upon its official release. The planned DLC will feature 18 additional variant characters with 4 additional special cards. It will ordinarily be sold as an extra to the main game, but supporting The Confrontation on Kickstarter lets interested backer have both the main game and the DLC for a promotional price, and further grants access to the game’s Beta.
Early bird backers can grab a copy of the game at a price of $10 for the iPad version and $15 for any of the desktop versions. The other supporters can pay $15 for the first and $20 for the second. To get more information, you can visit the game’s official website to read more about the project and the port.