Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mutants In The News — "Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!!" Edition

I gotta give credit to Mr. Stephens...he's given us more info about Warlords Of The Apocalypse in 24 hours than the prior caretakers did in the last calendar year.

Here's the official press release, hot off the, um, presses:



December 18, 2012

Super Genius Games, critically-acclaimed publisher of supplemental material for the Pathfinder, Savage Worlds and Call of Cthulhu role-playing game systems, has acquired the rights to the Pathfinder-compatible WARLORDS OF THE APOCALYPSE game setting from original developer Adamant Entertainment.

WARLORDS OF THE APOCALYPSE, first announced in 2010,  brings the gonzo, over-the-top world of classic post-apocalypse science-fantasy to the Pathfinder rules system, featuring mutants, psychic powers, radioactive beasts and warriors of the wasteland.

"The game ran into some major snags during development," says Gareth-Michael Skarka, director of Adamant Entertainment.  "We soldiered on, trying to pull it together, but it became apparent that the property would be far better in the hands of Pathfinder experts like the crew at Super Genius.   We're very glad they expressed an interest and that we were able to come to an agreement that honors not only WOTA, but the existing pre-order customers, who were our primary concern."

Customers who had pre-ordered WARLORDS OF THE APOCALYPSE will see those orders fulfilled by Super Genius Games. "We are well aware folks have already been waiting a very long time, and shown amazing patience," says Owen K.C. Stephens, the Line Developer for WOTA at Super Genius.  "We'll be outlining our full plans soon, and setting up a forum for open discussions. We know we'll eventually put the book in the hands of the pre--order customers, and we're working out how the general public can get involved. Since we want the biggest, best release possible for Warlords of the Apocalypse, we're even considering a Kickstarter campaign."

Stephens and Skarka both expressed enthusiasm for the project and it's future in the hands of Super Genius Games.   "It's such a fun genre, and Super Genius has strongly established themselves as seriously excellent developers," said Skarka.  "I look forward to seeing WARLORDS OF THE APOCALYPSE in its final form.   I'm sure it will be brilliant!"

Super Genius Games was founded in fall 2007 by game industry veterans Hyrum Savage and Stan!, SGG is dedicated to publishing quality PDF and print products for a wide range of games and game systems.  For more information contact owen@supergeniusgames.com.

Adamant Entertainment is a digital media company founded in 2003 by Gareth-Michael Skarka.  For more information, visit http://www.adamantentertainment.com.

Mutants In The News — "Super Genius Games Makes Me Glad-A-Mant, After GMS Made Me Sad-A-Mant" Edition

This Original Cover Is Problematic...

So...according to assorted emails I received yesterday, Pathfinder's Warlords Of The Apocalypse will (sooner than later) arise from the atomic ashes, courtesy of the fine folks at Super Genius Games.

I had a sassy-n-surly post all ready to go about Adamant Entertainment's 2+ years of broken assurances and deadlines, but it's the holiday season, and I'm just thankful the project has been passed on to capable hands.

And not only thankful, but excited, based on correspondence with new project lead Owen K.C. Stephens.  He said the right things to melt this frosty, be-nuclear-winter'd heart.

There will be a press release this week, and the word "Kickstarter" will be involved.  But don't let that give you the jibblies, as S.G.G. swears those that originally pre-ordered WOTA will get the book, come hell or high water.

It's a Christmas miracle!!!

...And This Second Take Is Gods-Awful.  Third Time's The Charm...?