Backerkittoday, Pandemic designers have launched their next co-op game

Backerkittoday, Pandemic designers have launched their next co-op game

Matt Leacock, the creator of Pandemic, will develop the next co-op board game with a Backerkit program that has been launched today.

Daybreak, a upcoming board game co-designed by Leacock and Matteo Menapace, is entirely focused on climate change and the need to protect the environment. Today, a crowdfunding campaign for the tabletop title was launched, with the publisher of Daybreak CMYK saying that it and the designers chose Backerkit owing to Kickstarter''s involvement in blockchain technology, which has proven to have a negative impact on the environment.

Backerkit, which was initially a Kickstarter support service and toolkit for designers, has launched a crowdfunding platform that would allow for projects earlier this year. Backerkit will not be investing in blockchain technology or currency, unlike its competitor Kickstarter. Apart from the crowdfunding campaign for Daybreak, Backerkit is set to provide projects for companies such as Wehrlegig Games, the studio responsible for John Company 2E Root''s publisher Leder Games and Restoration Games.

Daybreak, a co-op board game for one to four players, is collaborating to alleviate the harmful effects of climate change on the planet. Players will be able to erect a set of speculative techniques, supportive organizations, and real-world solutions to the problem.

Each player will take control of one of four major world powers: China, Europe, United States, and the Majority World. As these world powers, players will be looking to zero emissions before the global temperature rises to two degrees or too much pressure is placed on local communities.

Players will be able to manage the amount of carbon cubes they must draw before they can place them on board. When the temperature rises, players will reveal crise cards that they will have to respond to presenting the devastating effects climate change has on the environment.

Players must collaborate to eliminate dirty energy and polluting industries from their respective player boards, which will vary depending on the world power. For example, the US board will have alor more transportation emissions to deal with, whereas the Majority World will need to adapt if their respective economies develop. Players can perform actions by playing cards from their hand, with the combination of possible actions allowing them to find various solutions to their challenges.

CMYK, the company responsible for party board games Wavelength and Monikers, will make Daybreak from sustainable materials, such as pulp fiber, without the use of plastics and textiles.

Daybreak''s Backerkit crowdfunding campaign will take place until sometime in October, with the intended shipping date set for May 2023. Backers may receive a copy of the core game for a $50 (43).

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