2000 AD publisher Rebellion, one of Europe’s largest independent creative studios, announced its brand new board game division, Rebellion Unplugged, last month – and an early version of the first game from the new offshoot, Sniper Elite the Board Game, based on the studio’s bestselling tactical shooter series, gets an outing at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia this weekend.
Based on bestselling tactical shooter video game series, Sniper Elite, which has already seen its own comic mini series, Sniper Elite: Resistance, by Keith Richardson and Patrick Goddard, more details on Sniper Elite the Board Game will be unveiled before it launches on Kickstarter early next year.
Headed up by Duncan Molloy, previously the Founder and Creative Lead of the board game line at Osprey Games, Rebellion Unplugged will release new physical games and collectables based on the company’s diverse and extensive collection of properties.
Several games are already in the works, and more will be unveiled from Rebellion Unplugged throughout 2020.
Rebellion operates across games, TV, books, comics and film. As well as 2000AD, among many others, its library of IPs includes the upcoming spy-fi lair-builder Evil Genius 2, and the multi-million selling Zombie Army series – the next instalment of which, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC on 4th February 2020.
“We’re absolutely delighted to be launching Rebellion Unplugged,” said Rebellion CEO and founder Jason Kingsley OBE. “My brother Chris and I have been making video games for more than 25 years, and our love of the medium has its roots in our childhood love of board games. We’ve got so many great games and comic book heroes and universes to draw from too, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
• Sniper Elite the Board Game will be coming to Kickstarter early next year. For early news and behind-the-scenes previews visit rebellionunplugged.com and follow Rebellion Unplugged on Twitter, Facebook or Rebellion on YouTube
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.