With a Kickstarter campaign, the brand will launch Haunt Your House, a hybrid game combining the best of tabletop and AR gaming, next summer.
Micro Games of America, a division of MGA Entertainment, has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to bring its new AR-enhanced tabletop game Haunt Your House to market.
Haunt Your House is the first title in the company’s new proprietary App-Vanced Game series, and is expected to be released in the UK in late summer 2023.
Combining the best of tabletop and AR gaming in an immersive and social experience for families and gaming enthusiasts alike, the beta version of the game was previewed at Gen Con in August, receiving great interest and feedback.
Through the Kickstarter campaign, backers of Haunt Your House will support further development and enhancement of the game before the expected broad launch next summer, and will be eligible for exclusive offers such as an advanced set of the deluxe edition or advanced multiple sets of the standard edition.
“MGA Entertainment got its start in the gaming space, and this launch represents a big leap back to the future for us,” said Isaac Larian, MGA Entertainment’s founder and chief executive officer. “The hard work put in by the Micro Games of America team in bringing Haunt Your House to market and the development and introduction of our App-Vanced Game series demonstrates our commitment to our games division and to growing this part of the business to the benefit and delight of game nights around the world.”
In the game, players act as paranormal investigators searching through a haunted house with the help of their AI assistant, Boogle. Using a smartphone or tablet, players hunt for AR monsters that emerge from the physical gameboard.
Micro Games of America’s new App-Vanced Games series integrates tabletop games, which bring people together, with AR and mobile games, which bring rich and immersive storytelling and interactive play into an interactive, immersive and social experience. This line of games brings the depth of digital to tabletop games and the in-person, cheer-inducing, bonding moments of tabletop to digital games.
“We received awesome feedback from Gen Con enthusiasts and multiple game testing players for the beta version and are fine-tuning the game,” added Mark Morse, vice president, Marketing, Micro Games of America. “But we need Kickstarter backers to get behind this launch and help bring our original monsters to life for the final version next summer,”
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