The Italian games publishers Ares Games and Horrible Games announce a partnership to release the storytelling game Co-Mix in a worldwide English language edition. Published by Horrible Games and released in 2014, Co-Mix had a limited English first edition printing and was available only in Europe. Thanks to this license agreement, Co-Mix is going to be reprinted by Ares Games and distributed in the USA and other English-speaking countries across the world.
In Co-Mix, players craft their stories by laying out several cards to create a full blown comic book page. Up to ten people can join in the fun, playing individually or in teams. Each player chooses the kind of story to tell – noir, horror, adventure, romance, and if it will be funny, scary, exciting, or moving. All players must create the story based on the same title – the best stories are voted by the other players.
The game features a rich and varied set of cards, representing different panels of a comic book. Cards are laid out to create a complete comic book page following the proposed title. Each card shows an inspirational illustration, with a varied set of characters, actions, and settings. When all comic pages are ready, each player or team tells their own story. Then, the stories are voted by the other players, using voting tokens to indicate which story they think is the most original, most exciting, or best composed.
“Co-Mix is an imaginative and fun game, created by a talented designer and published by one of the most innovative boardgame companies on the market. We are glad to partner with Horrible Games to release this new version of Co-Mix. We think that this game fits our catalog very well, as it’s strongly thematic, fun, and easy to play; virtues we always want our games to have,” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games.
“Co-Mix was the first game published by Horrible Games, and I’m very happy of the good reception it had from both gamers and game developers. The only regret we had about it was that we couldn’t find a way to bring Co-Mix to the USA… until now! We are confident that the partnership with Ares Games will allow our game to achieve its full potential, in the country that helped establish the comics industry we all know and love, and all around the world,” declared Lorenzo Silva, from Horrible Games.
Co-Mix was designed by Lorenzo Silva, with artwork by Matteo Cremona, coloring by Max Rambaldi, and graphic design by Antonio del Bono. The English edition by Ares Games is expected to release in October 2015. For more information, visit the Co-Mix page at Horrible Games website and the Ares Games website.