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08 Nov 2018 14:13 #285657 by Deleted
About that while cyberpunk thing not being marketable....hell no. Neuromancer, System Shock, Bioshock(s), Shadowrun....I mean c’mon. There’s a huge market.

Fucking zombies and Cthulhu sell and it’s been basically the same game for 20 years, just with new art and a few new mechanics.

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08 Nov 2018 19:23 - 08 Nov 2018 19:29 #285717 by Sevej
And compare that to how many horror, zombie, fantasy, generic sci-fi games?

Bioshock is hardly cyberpunk, and that's the only truly blockbuster title among those you've said. It's more like retro steam-punk, underwater-punk, or even horror. You hack by matching pipes, ffs.

The only comparable title would be the Deus Ex franchise, and probably Watch Dogs. WW2, contemporary, sci-fi and fantasy themes still reign supreme.

It's a market wide open, but why is nobody taking it (with the exception of upcoming CDPR Cyberpunk 2077)???

(and yea, RP1 was a cyberpunk movie, but that's not why anyone's watching the movie...)

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08 Nov 2018 19:27 #285718 by Deleted
Oh, I’m not saying it’s Zombies or Cthulhu, I’m saying there’s a market.

Most games sell under 3,000 copies....if there’s a place for SEAL Team Flix, there’s room for a cyberpunk game.

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09 Nov 2018 10:02 #285772 by Sevej

SuperflyTNT wrote: Oh, I’m not saying it’s Zombies or Cthulhu, I’m saying there’s a market.

Most games sell under 3,000 copies....if there’s a place for SEAL Team Flix, there’s room for a cyberpunk game.


Dude, there are several major franchise release for military shooter genre almost every year. Military shooter is highly marketable, not sure why board gaming doesn't pick it up any sooner. The wargaming folks got some, but nothing on the mainstream market. So, brilliant piece of theme/mechanic integration there.

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14 Feb 2019 21:06 #292318 by Oatmeal
the setting is fine, its the games that were lacking. Only Netrunner was very good.

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14 Feb 2019 22:10 #292322 by Jackwraith
I'd disagree to a certain extent. I think Infiltration is a great game and I think New Angeles works well with the right group of people. But that is certainly a drawback, since anyone who isn't used to sometime tough negotiation is going to feel out of their element. However, that's also a key aspect of games like Rising Sun, Dune, and Diplomacy, so I don't know that it's that high a bridge to expect. However, I have said before that one of the things that keeps me from considering Dune to be one of the best ever games is that it does, in fact, require the right group of people.

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15 Feb 2019 15:26 #292399 by jpat
Whatever its merits, I think we can safely say that the Android setting is either dead or due for some unlikely but not impossible reboot. Android itself is out of print and has been since May 2018. Mainframe is listed as awaiting reprint since December 2017. New Angeles was blown out last year on FFG's sale. Infiltration's not on the reprint list.

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15 Feb 2019 16:12 #292402 by BaronDonut
FFG is releasing an Android setting book for their generic Genesys RPG system, so they haven’t given up on it entirely—not super optimistic about its board game future, though.

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15 Feb 2019 17:36 #292403 by DarthJoJo
Wild guess? Android returns as a reskinned Arkham Horror LCG. Plenty of named characters for players to take on, a setting with a foundation in investigating and, most importantly, many existing art assets.
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16 Feb 2019 01:58 - 16 Feb 2019 01:59 #292418 by Oatmeal

Jackwraith wrote: I'd disagree to a certain extent. I think Infiltration is a great game and I think New Angeles works well with the right group of people. But that is certainly a drawback, since anyone who isn't used to sometime tough negotiation is going to feel out of their element. However, that's also a key aspect of games like Rising Sun, Dune, and Diplomacy, so I don't know that it's that high a bridge to expect. However, I have said before that one of the things that keeps me from considering Dune to be one of the best ever games is that it does, in fact, require the right group of people.


I don't think New Angeles works particularly well, in my eyes it is a broken design and failed ambition (though great idea)

Infiltration I found mediocre, no one who learned it seemed to be clamoring for more plays

Android board game itself was actually quite charming, but very niche appeal, but better than the other two

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