Rise of the Occulites Saga
The Rise of the Occulites Saga is a series of games that I have designed under my company Darwin Games that explore both the natural and social evolution of a species of creatures called “Occulites”.
These creatures are discovered by a small boy living with his Pa in the Australian Bush, but they are not of our world. This boy, Darwin, can observe and learn about them through “windows in space” which appear to occur naturally throughout his Pa’s property. The Occulites’ world has been named Crepusculum and is a world that evolves and changes very quickly. In the space of several generations, the Occulites evolve from a small Tribal existence, through to full civilizations, with trade, war and diplomacy.
The first game in the Saga has been picked up by Eagle Games (www.eaglegames.net) and will go on Kickstarter in early 2013. This game is called “Dawn – Rise of the Occulites” and is based around small skirmish actions of family Tribes consisting of four members and a Chief. The game utilises something called the “Natural Selection Deck” which helps to determine everything from movement, combat, terrain outcomes and other things within the game. The careful use of these multi-purpose cards is vital in achieving your goals and objectives within the game and introduces many important choices that do matter. To give you an idea of some of the gameplay concepts I have included some video links below:
Gameplay concepts – Episode One
Full Game playthrough of Basic Rules – Video quality a bit off, but you get the idea.
To find out more about these games, check out the links below:
Rise of the Occulites Saga general information
Rise of the Occulites Blog – http://www.riseoftheocculites.wordpress.com
Darwin Games Website: http://www.darwin-games.com.au
Dawn – Rise of the Occulites (Eagle Games and Darwin Games)
The first game in the Saga – small Skirmish with scenario objectives, one off gameplay and full campaign options.
Board Game Geek Game Page: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/90274/dawn-rise-of-the-occulites
Eagle Games: http://www.eaglegames.net