The Unsettled Kickstarter has soared past their goal with thousands of backers pledging hundreds of thousands of dollars. While this is likely fueled by Orange Nebula’s reputation and fans from their previous game Vindication, the production value of their introduction video definitely doesn’t hurt. Check it out…
This video does such a good job of explaining the core elements of the game to people that have never heard of it before, while still keeping plenty of mystery and surprises for October 2020, when it’s expected to hit doorsteps. It’s short, engaging, and leaves you excited to learn more. We’ve already seen several comments from people saying they were inspired to pick up a copy just based entirely on watching the trailer.
Shoutout to Christian Kang for this masterpiece video:
🌟A few of my favorite shots from the Unsettled Kickstarter video I shot for @OrangeNebula.
📣Check it out here: https://t.co/xkoUDqqlcj pic.twitter.com/WZO6Fq1506
— Christian Kang (@takeyourchits) December 16, 2019
They’ve made it seem like there’s so much more going on here than a small group of people sitting at a table playing a game, it really draws you in and sets the feeling of being helpless in space. The camera work, the lighting and the audio design all play a big role in this.
This is a sandbox survival game based in space, here’s some info from the Kickstarter:
Lost amidst the surreal and bizarre unknowns of the far reaches of the cosmos, your crew of explorers must pull together to discover the resources necessary to survive the long journey home.
Unsettled® is a 2-4 player cooperative survival adventure set in the wondrous and unnerving fringes of uncharted space. Expeditions take 60-90 minutes. There are no enemies and no combat, only an environment where every step, breath, and particle around you could mean immediate, terrifying, death.Check out the Kickstarter page here.
You can expect a different experience each time you play. The ultimate goals will be the same, but you’ll have to find new ways to accomplish them. The idea of having to survive against the various threats of deep space, without any enemies or combat mechanics, sounds like this is going to be a very atmospheric experience.
Describing the mechanics of an in-depth game can be pretty dry, especially when you’re looking to attract attention from a broader audience. This video is setting the bar on how to make an interesting, engaging introduction to a game that won’t have people clicking away after 15 seconds.
By the way, if you’re intrigued, the team has just released another more in-depth preview video showcasing the current prototype version of their Unsettled board game, here it is: