October 08, 2015


By Besime Uyanik
Coming to Kickstarter in 2016. EXO – Wielding the Universe, is a universe exploration game for 2-4 players. The game is based on real data on stars in a way that the whole universe may be randomized in a single dice throw. EXO may be played in a simplified and a full experience version.
The players take part in a journey using the first version of a warp drive. The goal is to travel star systems in distant galaxies and bring home discoveries in the form of knowledge, exolife, exosubstances and Zero-G product items. The more each player bring home, and the more variety there are in what you bring home, the more fame you receive.
The winner is the player with the most fame.
This prototype-grade warp drive is effective but hard to steer, making you that are travelling with it part explorers and part test pilots on you brave journey into the unknown. You all travel, jumping between galaxies together in a convoy, connected to a mothership where warp drive is. About 9 months elapses on each star system visited, separated into 3 turns. In each star system you travel individually and compete to make discoveries that generate fame. At the end of the year at each star system you spend a turn representing about 3 months warp-travelling, interacting and integrating with the other players crew. You can try to convince them to lend you their equipment, convince them that their discoveries really were yours, try to affect the motherships warp computer or maybe romanticize other players crew members to have them live on your ship during the next system. During the warp the warp drive tries to jump back to earth. If it is successful, the game ends and you make the final scoring. In other case you end up in another star system, where you collect discoveries again.  Play time ~60-180 minutes.