Hope of the Stranded : Available now

Hope of the Stranded is a mint tin solo game of map reveal, monster avoidance, and scavenging to gather what you need to power your spaceship to get home.

Your ship made it through the waves of enemies and then to the jump point, just. Spun through the void it all went even more wrong and when you re-emerged into the real, the stars were not those you expected to see. Power is almost out, batteries are shot, but there’s a derelict ahead on the screen and just enough power to reach it.

You board the derelict and enter a dark entryway. The blue emergency lights highlight the grim face reflected on the inside of your visor. After stepping through the door, it clangs shut behind you. Then there’s a clang again. And again. You are not the only being here.

Buy it now at The Game Crafter https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/hope-of-the-stranded

Available Now: Cry of the Stars

Cry of the Stars is a mint tin solo game. A deep space battle to survive against waves of enemies. Can you battle through to get to the jump point and home to Earth?

In Cry of the Stars you have dice, cards, cubes, and the void of space.

Cry of the Stars is available now from The GameCrafter: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/cry-of-the-stars

Decide how to spend stocks of energy and materiel to blast through by rolling dice (either with a total higher than the enemy shield value to score a lazer hit, or match the patterns for the targeting system to strike with a kinetic missile). Salvage from destroyed craft to upgrade your own and try to preserve your precious hull. It’s all that stands between you and vacuum, after all.

Defeated enemy ships yield salvage. Salvage can be turned into kinetic missiles (crudely crafted and with a remote guidance system duct-taped to the side) or used to upgrade your battery units (powering more or stronger lazer shots) or shield strength.

Will you succeed – defeating enemy ships and making it home to Earth?

Or will you fail, blasted into space, your ship destroyed and all you hear in those last seconds is not quite silence: As the radio picks up the static hiss that is the eternal signal from each of those points of light all around; the Cry of the Stars.

Available Now: Time of the Hunter

A puzzly Palaeolithic race against the coming winter to gather enough food for the tribe to survive.

Time of the Hunter is a mint tin solo game. Direct a small tribe’s group of hunters, using your store of food resources to hunt and gather more food for the Winter ahead. Run out of food or hunting days and you’ll lose, but gather enough to see the tribe through Winter and you win.

Quick to set up, it’s portable Palaeolithic peril.

Players: 1 // Time: 20m

Time of the Hunter is available now from The GrameCrafter: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/time-of-the-hunter

Available Now: Forest of the Demon

A mint tin roguelike game. Battle a series of monsters before taking on the boss Demon itself.

A powerful demon has cursed the land so no crops grow and the people suffer. A hero must rise to defeat the demon and save the land. Could you be that hero?

Explorers tell of a forest where the Demon dwells, surrounded and protected by his kin. You must fight through the forest to reach the Demon and destroy it. As you defeat the lesser monsters along the way you will gain power and prowess.

If you should fall, they rise again thanks to the Demon’s power. No such return for you though. Thankfully other heroes wait in turn and can benefit from the path you have revealed. Maybe one of you will succeed.

Forest of the Demon is a solo micro adventure. Pick your way through the forest, battling monsters and upgrading your hero’s attributes after each successful combat to be ready to face the more powerful enemies and ultimately the Demon itself.

With a choice of four possible heroes, three Demons, as well as starting and pick-up bonus items, there’s a range of chances to be successful, or not.

Two different dice-based combat systems (for physical and magical combat), choosing your path through the forest, and deciding amongst four possible attributes to upgrade provide range of actions for the player.

Can you make your way through the forest and beat the Demon with your first hero?

Will it take several fallen heroes, opening up the path, to show the way?

Can you save the land from the scourge of the Demon and its kin?

Available to buy NOW from The Game Crafter here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/forest-of-the-demon

In Development: Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual is a board game for 2-4 players featuring dice based movement and spellcasting. Race against time to gather the elements you need to win.

Just days before the full moon, the most able witches plot to gain ultimate power.

To succeed they must be the one to cast the strongest spell under the full moon.

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