Stronghold Games Announces the North American Release of Among The Stars
Stronghold Games and Artipia Games to align strategically on this and other products
Stronghold Games is proud to announce that the hit game, Among The Stars, published by Artipia Games will be co-published by Stronghold Games, enabling gamers in North America, Australia, and Asia access to this great game from the friendly local and online retailers in these markets.
Among The Stars takes place in a war-ravaged galaxy where the warring alien races have declared peace in the wake of a threat with the potential to destroy them all. An Alliance is established to build space stations throughout the galaxy in order to promote trade among the races, strengthen diplomatic relations, and defend against this impending threat. Each player takes the role of one of those races trying to build the greatest space station. Through card drafting, the players select locations, and use these to build their station, scoring victory points based on the placement. The construction lasts four years, and alien race with the most points at the end wins. A thematic video featuring the great gameplay of Among The Stars is available at this link:
Stronghold Games will first publish the base game of Among The Stars, and this will be followed by the expansion Among The Stars: The Ambassadors, as well as Among The Star: The Promos, providing its customers worldwide with the full Among The Stars product line. The latest set of promotional cards, which Artipia Games will be producing and distributing initially via their Kickstarter campaign, will later be boxed into another product from both Stronghold and Artipia, tentatively called Among The Stars: The Promos Two. Stronghold Games is committed to support this great game completely.
Stronghold Games will print Among The Stars alongside Artipia Games at Ludofact Germany, the leading printer of hobby games in the world. Not only will the games from both companies be of the same great German quality, but this will also enable a virtually simultaneous worldwide release for Stronghold Games’ customers in North America, Australia, and Asia, as well as Artipia Games’ customers in Europe. Among The Stars is scheduled to be available widely in all markets in September 2014. Stronghold Games may have advanced copies available to demo or purchase at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana USA in August 2014. The MSRP of Among The Stars is $49.95.
As with all of its new game releases, Stronghold Games will offer Among The Stars to its North American customers via their industry-leading Preorder Program. The Stronghold Games Preorder Program offers preorder customers 30% off MSRP, as well as the guarantee that their games will ship to them before any other customer, including Distributors and Retailers. Stronghold Games’ preorders will open in July 2014 with preorder fulfillments to be done in late August/September 2014.
Stronghold Games and Artipia Games expect that this will be a strategic partnership with additional co-publications from Artipia Games’ catalog in the future. Further products and timelines will be announced as the information becomes available.
“We will continue to bring to North America great games from Europe, as well as support our existing internal game lines”, said Stephen Buonocore, President of Stronghold Games. “We are excited to be working on this project with the excellent company, Artipia Games, and are excited about working with Artipia Games in a strategic manner on future game releases.”