Leading UK tabletop games developer and publisher, Steamforged Games, has announced the acquisition of the Kinghill IP and board game. Kinghill, rated 8.5 on BoardGameGeek, is a worker placement game fused with the drama and tension of a deck-building card battler, set in a world where two rival kingdoms are locked in a deadly battle for survival and ownership of the moonstones, sources of incredible power.
The game ran on Kickstarter from October through to November in 2021 and is the brainchild of Petr Marek and Czech studio Violet Dragon. Steamforged Games intends to develop the Kinghill title, in conjunction with Violet Dragon, with plans for a variety of expansions, including a four-player option.
“I had followed the initial Kinghill Kickstarter campaign and was incredibly impressed with the game concept and beautifully designed components. When it became clear there was an opportunity to acquire the IP we leapt at the chance to take it under the Steamforged Games umbrella,” said Rich Loxam, Steamforged CEO.
Steamforged Games has a significant experience in successfully crowdfunding, publishing, and delivering tabletop games, and by acquiring the Kinghill IP, they can launch the title to a wider audience. Steamforged Games has acquired the Euthia and Rivet Wars IPs in the last 12 months, demonstrating the business’s ability to spot exciting opportunities that offer scope for creative product development.
“I am really excited that Kinghill will be part of the Steamforged Games portfolio and have a life beyond the initial Kickstarter. Kinghill was a labour of love, so it is massively rewarding to see it in safe hands. I’ve long been an admirer of their work and can’t wait to see how they apply their unique thinking and creativity to an already exciting game,” said Petr Marek, Kinghill creator.
The Kickstarter fulfillment is due to be completed in early March 2023, with Steamforged Games then offering the remaining copies from the initial Kickstarter production run on its website. The last 12 months mark an exciting time for Steamforged Games with the addition of the Euthia, Rivet Wars, and Kinghill IPs to the SFG library. Kinghill is available to purchase from the Steamforged Games website now.