Posted Tuesday, 6-Sep-2016
Love The Resistance? Codenames? Werewolf? There’s a game on Kickstarter right now that’s really up your tractor beam.
One Night Ultimate Alien is a social deduction game of deceit and double-cross where you must pan the nugget of truth from the river of your friends’ lies. One team plays the part of Aliens, while the others are Villagers trying not to fall victim to the Alien’s malicious plans. (Ray guns, probably.) The Aliens must manipulate, bluff, and counterbluff their fellow players to keep their identities hidden, while the Villagers must ferret out the interlopers in their midst.
Think Mafia, but played in one round…and with no moderator.
Appropriately for a science fiction game, ONUA’s star feature is the app.
This free app, available for Android and iOS, moderates the experience, telling players exactly what to do each game (No rules explanations! Yay!) while allowing for player’s roles to vary from game to game – a feature previously absent from the ONU series. Other new features include Time Ripples which can send some people back in time to play the game again!
Other new features include Time Ripples which can send some people back in time to play the game again!
Some roles must interact directly with the app – Nostradamus for example must predict who will win – and enter his prediction directly into the app. Other roles are instructed to do fun things, like the Rascal, who switches role cards around, the Psychic who looks at their neighbor’s roles, or the Cow, whose sole purpose is to be tipped over by the Aliens.
The core game goes for $25, but backers can choose to add card sleeves, playmats, an art book, plastic tokens, or any of other Werewolf and One Night games.
The campaign is picking up steam right now, with stretch goals being unlocked steadily – of which we can exclusively reveal the Alien Body Snatcher.
Most of this unlocked content will be available to all gamers once ONUA hits retail, but a couple of features are exclusive to Kickstarter Backers – notably, the ability to modify the roles and Time Ripples using the app, and some exclusive, unannounced roles.
Whether you’re a fan of the ‘One Night’ series or are simply looking for a great party game to play with your friends, One Night Ultimate Alien is definitely worth a look.
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