Desperation Now Crowdfunding on Gamefound!

Desperation: Dead House and the Isabel


Our new game, Desperation, is now crowdfunding on Gamefound and we really hope you’ll come take a look and consider supporting the project!

What is Desperation?

Two games of survival horror, often without the survival.

Desperation is two small games, built on the same dark tone and mechanics, that are truly pick-up-and-play experiences for you and your friends.

Both games are designed for 1-5 players in an hour or two.

Dead House is set during the great blizzard of 1888, and in it you will meet the people of the tiny town of Neola, Kansas, who find themselves unprepared in the teeth of the storm. As supplies and sanity dwindle in equal measure, who will live and who will be added to the dead house?

The Isabel is set aboard a three-masted cod schooner fishing in the Gulf of Alaska in 1888. Her passengers and crew have unpalatable secrets, and they are sailing into a storm the Isabel cannot weather. A doomed ship, raging seas, and a handful of leaking dories await them—and then the hard times begin.

An example of Dead House cards on the table

An example layout of Dead House cards on the table

We hope you’ll come take a look at the complete campaign page on Gamefound and consider backing the project! We’re excited to share it, and we could use your help getting the word out! Thanks!

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