We've been excited to learn more about Mondo and Project Raygun's forthcoming board game based on The Thing ever since the project was announced, and today we've got a brand-new update for you: not only will the Infection At Outpost 31 prototype be on display next week at Mondo's SDCC booth (#835), but we've also just been handed some brand-new photos of the game itself. It looks, as you might expect, extremely cool.
Let's take a look!
"Mondo brought more than there storied design acumen to the table," said Joe Van Wetering, Creative Design and Game Development at Project Raygun. "Thanks to their deep understanding and reverence for The Thing they helped define the tone and shape the game play itself. Infection at Outpost 31 reflects a true collaboration between our two brands resulting in a game that will excite table top and film aficionados alike."
"Commenting on the design, artist Justin Erickson said, "with The Thing box art, I wanted to focus on the isolation of Outpost 31 and hint at the hidden alien dangers that lurk around every corner. The title of the game cut out of the ice/snow is a call back to the Thing originally being cut out of the ice by the Norwegians."
Side note: In addition to getting our first look at the game's prototype at SDCC, Mondo will also have this set of officially-licensed The Thing patches on-hand:
"Become a member of crew with these officially licensed United States Antarctica Research Station patches. Available in four colors at Mondo's San Diego Comic-Con booth (#835) - Black (Thursday), Yellow (Friday), Green (Saturday), Blue (Sunday). These are free to The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 newsletter subscribers and limited to just 300 per color. Not signed up yet? Do that here!"
Now, let's take another look at that Infection At Outpost 31 prototype...
Here's some of the game's cards and weapon tokens...
And here's a closer look at some of the character pieces that'll be included with the game:
This all looks great and we cannot wait to see it for ourselves in person at SDCC next week. On a related note, you should expect to see a lot more about Infection At Outpost 31 here in the very near future, and right up until the game's eventual release later this year.
If you're headed to SDCC next week, be sure to drop by the Mondo booth (that's #835) to see all of the above with your very own eyeballs, along with the onslaught of cool posters, pins and collectible statues Mondo will have available throughout the week. This year's a particularly big one for Mondo at SDCC, so I strongly recommend you add that stop to your to-do list.
Stay tuned, folks!