With over a month to go, Gloom’s Kickstarter campaign is inching closer and closer to spreading “from your table top to your screen.” What does Gloom share in common with Hearthstone and Gwent?
Yup, that’s right, they’re all card games. Released in 2004 and designed by Keith Baker, Gloom was immensely successful in its own right, winning the Origins Award for Best Traditional Card Game a year after it came out. As mentioned previously, this physical card game is making the shift to digital—though you’ll still be able to buy the original version for cheap.Gloom: Digital Edition will be an adaptation of “the core set of Gloom: Second Edition along with the Unhappy Homes Expansion Pack,” as stated on their Kickstarter page. Developer Sky Ship Studios is aiming for a goal of $75,000 and so far they’ve managed to raise nearly $16k. If my math is right, the funding should steadily climb to its Kickstarter goal throughout the rest of the month, maybe even slightly surpassing it in its home stretch.The game will support “online multiplayer and single player against AI,” no different than most other card games or arcade games of this generation. What’s pretty cool about the digital version of Gloom is that all the characters will be voiced and fully animated. With its rich storytelling and concrete fan base, Gloom looks all set to bring the card game to the PC. On top of that, the developers have promised to bring Gloom to tablets running Windows, Android or iOS should the campaign turn out to be a success.