Asmodee and Flaming Fowl Studios have opened up their video game Gloomhaven to Steam Early Access.
Gloomhaven first came into existence as a tabletop game. Designed by Isaac Childres, it gained $4.4 million from its Kickstarter campaign and more than 45,000 backers. When the game was released, BoardGameGeek gave it its highest rating and awarded it the honor of “Board Game of the Year” in 2017.
Now it’s a video game. It’s main attraction is an Adventure Mode with roguelike mechanics and turn-based combat. Two to four players can pay co-op. Four different mercenaries are available to play with at the moment, but the roster will expand over the next few months, along with additional environments, quests and items.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have the privilege of bringing Gloomhaven to Steam. It’s one of the most acclaimed board games and is a perfect addition to our digital catalogue,” says Pierre Ortolan, CEO of Asmodee Digital. “We’re working hand-in-hand with Flaming Fowl Studios, a talented studio whose vast experience includes the Fables series, and the original board game designer, Isaac Childres. Paired with our board game DNA and digital expertise, we are confident that Gloomhaven’s Early Access will allow us to build, together with the players, the best Tactical RPG experience for the full release.”
Here’s a good reason to buy Gloomhaven now: the Early Access price will be lower than the finished game’s price, and you’ll receive all the updates free of charge. Check it out now on Steam.