Friday, 2 June 2017

Hand of Fate: Ordeals Makes Kickstarter History

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND - May 31, 2017 - Hand of Fate: Ordeals, the tabletop adaptation of Defiant Development's action RPG series, has crowdfunded more than $190,000 on Kickstarter and is now the most-funded Australian tabletop game in Kickstarter history, with three weeks in the campaign still remaining. The previous record holder Twisted, a steampunk miniatures game from Demented Games, raised $162,154 AUD in 2016.

Further funding of the Hand of Fate: Ordeals campaign will allow the team to improve to the quality of the base game and develop expansion content. Thus far, additional Kickstarter pledges have supported the creation of a harder difficulty setting, new enemies and encounters, an endless mode, an alternate player board with art by Jesse Gillespie and a custom Food token.

"We've been absolutely amazed by the support Hand of Fate: Ordeals has received over the past week" said Morgan Jaffit, Creative Director, Defiant Development. "Becoming the highest-funded Australian tabletop game on Kickstarter is a great honor and we look forward to using this success to make Ordeals the best experience possible when it releases this November."

Designed in partnership with board game publisher Rule & MakeHand of Fate: Ordealsoffers a strategic dungeon-crawling and deck-building experience that bridges story between the original game and its forthcoming sequel while introducing new competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes that support up to four players.

The Hand of Fate: Ordeals Kickstarter signals Defiant Development's debut into the world of tabletop development. It marks the studio's second successful campaign in recent years after raising more than $50,000 AUD in 2013 to create the original Hand of Fate, which was met with critical acclaim and went on to garner more than 2.2 million downloads. A fully-fledged sequel, Hand of Fate 2, is also in production for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux.

About Defiant Development
Defiant Development is the Australian Brisbane-based developer behind 2015's surprise hit, Hand of Fate. The 20-person studio has previously developed Heroes Call and Ski Safari for mobile platforms, with the latter accumulating more than 120 million downloads.
To learn more about Defiant Development, please visit their website.

About Rule & Make
Founded in 2013, Rule & Make has established itself as one of the most prominent board game publishers and tabletop accessory providers in Australia. With six published games to date - including the Dice Tower Seal of Excellence winning Burger Up, the Freeplay award-winning Rise to Power plus several additional titles releasing in 2017, and additional titles in active development, the company's product base and creative IP is expanding rapidly. Rule & Make aims to produce games that are engaging, fun, and make players feel clever through an innovative use of narrative and game mechanics.

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