Airship And Dice: A ‘BioShock Infinite’ Board Game Is In Production

Tabletop gamers, prepare to respond with vigor as board game maker Plaid Hat Games has announced that their next title is May’s “Bioshock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia.”

It’s only appropriate that a game that’s so deeply embedded with the last century’s media will itself cross media in a new format to tell its story.

So will you be one of the Founders or the Vox Populi? These are the two factions available in “The Siege of Columbia,” which is set during the events of the game as both sides attempt to take control of the floating city. The goal is to take control of the aerial dystopia district by district, moving between each using Sky-lines, using leader characters like Vox leader Daisy Fitzroy and the mysterious Songbird to turn the tide of battle. According to the game’s official page, you can expect some manner of resource management by increasing the number of your forces or controlling the conditions of the war (whatever that actually means). Booker and Elizabeth will act as game-changing wild cards, not beholden to either faction.

“The Siege of Columbia” is dated for May 26 and will be priced at $59.95.

From Plaid Hat Games:

Your mother Columbia cries out as foreigners and anarchists threaten her virtue – will you not take up arms and defend her?

Will you usher Columbia toward salvation or ruin?

1912. The magnificent floating city of Columbia, intended to be a shining symbol of American exceptionalism , has been disavowed by the very nation that created it. Part world’s fair and part battleship, Columbia has erupted into civil war as two sides vie for control of the most important city on Earth. The nationalistic Founders seek to prove that Columbia is even more American than its motherland, and the anarchistic Vox Populi seek to burn the floating city out of the sky. Caught in the middle of the infighting is disgraced former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, and Elizabeth, a mysterious young woman fated to be Columbia’s salvation or the bringer of its doom.

BioShock Infinite: the Siege of Columbia board game is based on the exciting BioShock Infinite video game. Set during the same series of events as the video game, players take on the role of the Founders and Vox Populi factions, desperately seeking to seize control of Columbia. Players will command mobs of combatants and set them against their opponents, striving to lay claim to the city’s bitterly contested districts. Challenging objectives offer tempting advantages, as each side uses their might, influence and resources to claim victory.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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