CMON is happy to welcome Fishwizard Games to the family today as we announce a publishing deal to bring gamers Gateway: Uprising, an area control deck-builder with a unique board game twist. The game was created and developed by Fishwizard Games and is slated to be published in for a Q1 2017 release.
Gateway: Uprising places players into the roles of competing factions of rebellious wizards attempting to re-take their city, one district at a time from the oppressive Chancellor and his regime, who have outlawed magic for everyone but themselves. And although the players’ objective is to expel the City Guard from the Districts, they must also contend with a horde of monsters called the Druegger, whose sole purpose is to destroy the city.
Sean Andrew Murray created the beautiful artwork and setting for Gateway: Uprising, which is set in “The Great City of Gateway,” an urban-based fantasy world with a steampunk edge. Gateway is inhabited by a host of strange creatures and brimming with contraband magic around every dark corner. David Preti, Creative Director of CMON, recalls, “I met Sean Murray and discovered his incredible and evocative world some years ago at San Diego Comic-Con. His art and style fit perfectly in the growing CMON catalog and the area control deck-building game he designed is a refreshing, innovative entry into the genre. I’m pleased to have Gateway: Uprising as part of the CMON family.”
Gateway: Uprising will include 390 full-color illustrated cards and 10 city district boards. It will support 2-4 players, ages 14 and up, and is due to release in Q1 of 2017.
About Fishwizard Games, Inc.
Fishwizard Games is comprised of Sean Andrew Murray (award-winning illustrator and conceptual artist for video games, television and film), Michelle Menard (award-winning game designer and educator, writer for Civilization V, systems designer on Cityville 2,) and John Hawkins (Lead Designer on DomiNations, Designer on Rise of Nations and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning). Gateway: Uprising is their first board game. For more information and to sign up for the mailing list, visit www.fishwizardgames.com. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Fishwizard Games.