Vital Lacerda will be coming out with a filler game called Bot Factory that will be based on Kanban's mechanisms.
He mentioned on his facebook page that it will require 10 minutes to learn and 45 minutes to play. Who's interested? If you're not into the idea of "filler" games, what are some of his bigger titles that you'd love to play the most?
This was shared on Twitter by Vital Lacerda, who will be coming out with his new game called Weather Machine. I like these even more than the meeples from On Mars!
For those who aren't familiar with this news, here's a copy of the designer's descriptions about the game:
Natural disasters will quickly be a thing of the past." Those were the thoughts of Professor Sêni Lativ, meteorologist and chief of project of the weather department in Lightning Technologies after the latest test with his newest invention — the weather machine. He can see how controlling the weather will change the world.
In Weather Machine, players are scientists working with the professor Lativ, the inventor of the Weather Machine on Lighting Technologies company. They are using the new invention to make experiments with the weather, by producing different types of weather in small zones like countrysides, sport events, energy fields and resorts.
But this prototype has a glitch, and by analysing the data the scientists discover that every time an experiment is completed a change of weather happens in another part of the world. The butterfly effect. So the climate is at risk of becoming extreme..... Now solutions to fix it become more challenging. Studies on all 3 main areas must be made, and a new prototype Machine is needed to solve it. Fortunately the company was able to get the help of the government in exchange for building a new machine they will subsidize the scientists' work.
To run Lativ’s prototype and to research and build a new one for the government, Bots and Chemicals must be acquired, so hiring a supply company will make it easy to get everything needed to keep the work forward.
But Scientists are always under preassure by a small timing window. The company expects players to be efficient with their time. There are many problems to solve and players must focus at global problems facing the world before they become extreme. The best scientist to succeed will win this race.
The game is set in a steampunk alternative universe. Weather Machine is a resource-management-based game to manipulate the weather using the machine, feed its needs, and achieve goals. Mechanisms in the game range from action selection and worker placement to hand management. Players will try to hone the machine to complete their contracts, while at the same time increasing their power in business and climbing the stairs of their companies.
Players choose two actions each, and once all of them are chosen, the actions resolve one after another. The action selection is based on the quadrel created in Vinhos, and the actions are:
1. Sell/buy resources 2. Feed machine 3. Buy warehouse extensions 4. Get a subsidy 5. Build a bot 6. Research 7. Build governament Machine 8. Publish papers 9. Run a prototype 10. Exchange machine parts.
Whoever ends up with most points wins.
What's your interest level on this game? Personally, I find this theme the most fun out of all of his games, while the runner-up would be Lisboa.
Run competing TV stations in this two-player spin off of the critically acclaimed The Networks, the game of airtime and big money. Go head to head as you develop programming, hire stars, and screen ads to out-do your opponent's time slot. And these components!
Look, you're either already completely sold, or there's nothing I can say to convince you. With illustrations by Everdell's Andrew Bosley, Jurassic Parts combines area control with gorgeous chisel and amber components, charming artwork, and a lightweight learning curve and playtime.
The game of automobile manufacture and assembly line production is back. Iconic designer Vital Lacerda lends his eye for thematic eurogames to this update to Kanban, now with a focus on electric vehicles, a new solo mode, and obviously updated components and graphics. I hope you'll forgive me posting the cover just one more time, because the cover is ridiculous.
Fans of heavy euros and production automobiles: buy it here