bit-gamer.net

Crysis going cardboard

Crysis going cardboard

Crysis Analogue Edition The Board Game will stick close to the feel of the video game by focusing on the abilities of the nanosuit.

Infamous PC hardware punisher Crysis is branching out away from its graphics card melting reputation with its own board game.

Crysis Analogue Edition will attempt to recreate Crysis' multiplayer modes and will focus around using the abilities of the super-human ability-conferring nanosuit featured in the games to gain a strategic advantage over opponents.

Exactly how adversarial or co-operative the game will be is uncertain, as the announcement also suggests players will need to employ tactical teamwork to in their actions.

The game is being developed by German board game company Queen Games whose catalogue also includes Shogun, Chicago Express, Urbanisation and Kingdom Builder. It is expected to release in March 2013.

The March 2013 release will mean the game comes out a month after the third instalment in the Crysis video game series is due to be released. Crytek has suggested that Crysis 3 will restore the series reputation for taxing PC gaming rigs after Crysis 2 was accused of heading in a more console-oriented direction.

Crysis joins a long list of video games that have made the jump over to their pen and paper ancestors. In a similar science fiction shooter vein, Fantasy Flight Games have previously produced board games based on the Doom and Gears of War franchises.

A more obvious choice to receive the board game title was Civilization, also published by Fantasy Flight, and bizarrely MMO World of Warcraft returned to its roots by spawning a pen and paper RPG system.

21 Comments

Discuss in the forums Reply
Snips 19th October 2012, 10:04 Quote
So my desk can play Crysis but my system at the time were it sat couldn't ;)
Pookie 19th October 2012, 10:32 Quote
I dont think my desk can play crysis :(
Gunsmith 19th October 2012, 10:40 Quote
Quote:
Crytek has suggested that Crysis 3 will restore the series reputation for taxing PC gaming rigs after Crysis 2 was accused of heading in a more console-oriented direction.

thats all very well and nice but i'd rather they focus on the gameplay as opposed to the engine. time will tell but im not holding my breath after the monumental screw up that was Crysis 2
MjFrosty 19th October 2012, 10:42 Quote
I think they're a bit overly confident on just how popular Crysis is lol. Someone has lost their marbles.
OzThe2 19th October 2012, 10:45 Quote
It's only going to be available on Steam!
scott_chegg 19th October 2012, 11:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by OzThe2
It's only going to be available on Steam!

Surely you mean Origin?
GuilleAcoustic 19th October 2012, 11:42 Quote
Can my cat play Crysis ?
javaman 19th October 2012, 12:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
thats all very well and nice but i'd rather they focus on the gameplay as opposed to the engine. time will tell but im not holding my breath after the monumental screw up that was Crysis 2

Have they still not taken you as a tester? Until that day there is no hope.
suragh 19th October 2012, 12:27 Quote
My desk supports up to 5 Crysis game boards at one time, it won't put stress on it either!
Gunsmith 19th October 2012, 12:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by javaman
Have they still not taken you as a tester? Until that day there is no hope.

**** being a QA tester, i should be creative director
jinq-sea 19th October 2012, 12:27 Quote
What's the minimum GPU required for the board game? ;)
suragh 19th October 2012, 12:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinq-sea
What's the minimum GPU required for the board game? ;)

4 legs and a nice flat top.
ShinyAli 19th October 2012, 12:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinq-sea
What's the minimum GPU required for the board game? ;)

Your graphics platform must support at least eight legs and four drawers, any extra storage space like a cupboard will make the game really fly and you can keep all your old burnt out graphic cards and discarded "Crysis" games in them
GuilleAcoustic 19th October 2012, 13:46 Quote
And do not forget the liquid cooling

http://jeremylatham.com/images/cold-beer.jpg
jinq-sea 19th October 2012, 14:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by suragh
4 legs and a nice flat top.

That sounds like a dog with an 80s hair-do...

My desk is leveled with old graphics cards!
suragh 19th October 2012, 15:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinq-sea
That sounds like a dog with an 80s hair-do...

My desk is leveled with old graphics cards!

If it was a dog, I think we would have instability issues.
Tyinsar 19th October 2012, 17:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by suragh
4 legs and a nice flat top.
So, 2 players, no boobs or moobs? :?



PS: I like the liquid cooling idea ;)
suragh 19th October 2012, 18:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyinsar
So, 2 players, no boobs or moobs? :?



PS: I like the liquid cooling idea ;)

:( :D
von_stylon 19th October 2012, 19:10 Quote
great so next time i visit ikea ill be applying the " but can it play crysis? " question to store assistants when i ask about the oak effect bed side cabinets and coffee tables....*sigh*
Bogomip 19th October 2012, 22:55 Quote
I hear its a super flat table though, and any wobbling is likely to throw the entire game into chaos as it uses spherical counters!
sixfootsideburns 22nd October 2012, 17:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by suragh
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinq-sea
What's the minimum GPU required for the board game? ;)

4 legs and a nice flat top.

I'd rather have two nice legs and a not flat top if you catch my drift :D
Log in

You are not logged in, please login with your forum account below. If you don't already have an account please register to start contributing.



Discuss in the forums