Thursday, May 31, 2012

Announcing Pixel Lincoln: The Deckbuilding Game!

We've talked about Pixel Lincoln before. We know that it's a video game that's currently in development by Island Officials. The game was designed by J. Tagmire (me!) and inspired by the artwork of many of the contributors here at Fruitless Pursuits.

But... while the DS game is wrapping up development, I had the opportunity to make a tabletop version and it's hitting Kickstarter next week. Throughout the campaign, we'll have full coverage here at Fruitless Pursuits as well as exclusive images. If you like Lincoln, classic video games, hamburgers, dinosaurs, and card games... then don't miss out on this extraordinary adventure featuring the 16-bit President of the United States!

Pixel Lincoln Is Coming To Kickstarter On June 5th!
The 16-Bit President of the United States is starring in his very own deckbuilding game.  
PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 30, 2012:  Island Officials is kicking off the “Summer of Abraham Lincoln” with Pixel Lincoln: The Deckbuilding Game; a card game version of everyone’s favorite Super Nintendo-era video games. The game was designed by award-winning game designer and creator of Pixel Lincoln, Jason Tagmire and will launch on the crowd-funding site, Kickstarter, on June 5th.
Full press release, images and info after the jump. 

Following in the footsteps of deck building games such as Dominion, Ascension and Nightfall, and branching off into a world of it’s own, Pixel Lincoln: The Deckbuilding Game mixes the style of modern board games with the nostalgia of retro video games. With side-scrolling levels, power ups, cheat codes, extra lives, boss battles, checkpoints and most of all, high scores, it brings you right back to the glorious heyday of video games when Megaman was king and Samus was queen.

Pixel Lincoln: The Deckbuilding Game is based off of the upcoming Nintendo DS game, Pixel Lincoln. Our hero Pixel Lincoln is trying to save the world from John Wilkes Booth and his band of enemies, who stole Lincoln’s hat and disrupted the time-space continuum. Lincoln travels through space and time fighting enemies such as Luchadors, Puking Turtles, Skateboarding Dinosaurs, and Laser Sharks while using his trusty beardarang and whatever weapons he can get his hands on. (They’re usually made of some kind of meat.) Jason Tagmire will be featuring the game at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH on June 1st and 2nd, and Island Officials will be promoting the game at E3 starting on June 5th.

About Pixel Lincoln: The Deckbuilding Game: In this classic adventure game, you will travel through time and space, searching for the pieces needed to restore the balance of time. There are enemies in every corner, and as Pixel Lincoln, you must defeat them…. but first you need to build an awesome deck! Equip the finest weapons, bring your best cheat codes, and do whatever it takes to get the highest score. The highly customizable game comes with over 200 cards and is playable by 2-4 players ages 10 and up. Gameplay is approximately 45 minutes.

About Jason Tagmire: Jason Tagmire is a game designer from South Jersey. He has been designing and self-publishing board and card games since 2007 under the name Championland, and has recently won The Game Crafter’s Resource Game Design Contest with his family-friendly resource management game, Sandwich City. He is the creator and designer of Pixel Lincoln, which is being made into both a Nintendo DS game and a deckbuilding card game by Island Officials. Jason is also the co-founder and writer for the pop-culture site Fruitless Pursuits, and the Kickstarter Curator for the IGDA Philadelphia chapter.

About Island Officials: Established in 2007, Island Officials is a game development studio based in Southern New Jersey. The company is an officially licensed developer with both Nintendo and Apple – our games are focused on Nintendo DS, iOS and Android platforms. As a specialized developer on hand-held platforms Island Officials games are built to appeal to casual and core gamers. Island Officials released their first Nintendo DS title, Hands On! Tangrams in 2009, and their first card game, LangGuini, is currently in production after it’s highly successful Kickstarter campaign ended well over 200% of it’s funding goal.

Jason Tagmire contact: Jason Tagmire,

Island Officials contact: Ryan Morrison, and Ryan Harbinson,

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