From prolific designer Dávid Turczi comes the wargame for the eurogamer: The Defence of Procyon III.
In this smart sci-fi struggle, one-to-four players take control of unique factions as part of a team-based conflict. The card-driven battle wages over two boards using 120 amazing miniatures, with humans defending against invading aliens on the surface and orbital space of Procyon III.
Played competitively or cooperatively, the highly asymmetric gameplay involves four different card-based combat games interacting with each other and continues until one side has achieved victory in this previously insignificant corner of the galaxy.
The world of Procyon III is brought to life by the evocative art of Jakub Politzer (Adrenaline, Sanctum).
Latest Updates from Our Project:
Production started and updated shipping timeline
about 1 month ago
– Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 12:56:21 AM
Hello lovely backers,
We've got some snazzy pictures of the production copy of Procyon to share with you today, but first an update on shipping. We have been designing and redesigning the inserts for Procyon to try and get everything (including the KS exclusives) into the box, but it was not possible, we have now made the box 7mm taller, but this meant another redesign of the inserts, this has unfortunately caused delays to our timeline, and coupled with the industry-wide delays in production and shipping at the minute that many of you will have heard of the recent delays.
These delays will have an impact on our fulfilment dates, there's a possibility that we may be able to start fulfilment towards the end of September, but it's looking more likely that it will now be October before we are able to start sending out your games. We'll keep you updated if this changes, please accept our apologies, we are not a fan of delays, but wanted to ensure we made this game as good as it could be.
The good news is that we have signed off on the final game now, production of the minis is well underway, and production of the rest of the components should start in the next few days.
Onto funner and happier things. You may have noticed us referring to 'inserts' plural. That's because the game will come with 5 inserts, one for each faction and one general one, and each insert will also have its own lid. They are designed to fit nearly everything from the game plus the Kickstarter exclusives. The only thing that cannot be contained in the box is the lunar refinery mini, because it's huge (as you'd expect a lunar refinery to be!).
As you can see the box is chock-full of spacey goodness, so much so that we thought you might need some tips on how to pack it all away, so here's a step by step guide to help.
Production start imminent!
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 12:52:37 AM
Hello lovely backers,
A short update today, but all good news! We are still on track to start fulfilment in August time, we will keep you updated if that changes at all.
We received the production samples of the miniatures, as you can see below there's a lot!
In fact there's so many that we're struggling to fit it all into what is already a large box, especially when including all the Kickstarter extras, but fear not, we are very close to a final design. We hope to be able to share some pictures with you in the next update.
We wanted to make the insert as functional and useful as possible, so it will comprise of five smaller trays, one for each player/faction and one general supply one. Once we've finalised the design, Whatz will send a sample along with all the printed materials for us to sign off. Assuming all is well they will then move on to producing the final game which should take about 6 weeks.
An alien invasion is coming soon... Get ready!
3 months ago
– Mon, May 03, 2021 at 01:51:35 AM
Hello, lovely backers!
In this episode… err, UPDATE, we continue our journey of bringing you the sci-fi struggle of Defence of Procyon III. We know you lovely humans are anxiously awaiting your copy so you can take to your roles in defending the surface and orbital space of Procyon III against invading aliens. Let us just say, we can’t wait for your adventures to begin!
In our last update, we provided you with information on the changes we made to address scaling issues between the miniatures. Those manufacturing changes have been verified as shown above and production is well underway. We also promised an update on the production and fulfillment timeline. Production now estimated to be complete by the end of June with those changes we mentioned. This means fulfillment should be starting in August. We realize this is a bit of a delay over the original schedule but also know you will appreciate the quality of these miniatures for Defence of Procyon III.
Some of that big news has to do with our next big adventure. We have another boardgame adventure coming for you in Maywhen Kickstarter will be imprisoned with Prison Architect: Cardboard County Penitentiary, also co-designed by that potentially-a-space-alien designer, David Turczi, led by the indomitable Noralie Lubbers! Have a look at the Kickstarter Pre-Launch Page and give it a Follow if you would be so kind. We think y’all will really dig it! And we promise the same quality and attention to detail you’ve come to expect as backers of the Defence of Procyon III campaign.
Our best to you all,
Your PSC Games Team
6 months ago
– Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 11:53:22 PM
We have just a quick update for you today with more detailed information to come in the weeks ahead.
Since our last update we’ve been working with our manufacturing partner to prepare the game for production. Last month we received samples of the miniatures and, unfortunately, there were some issues that needed to be addressed. In brief, some plastic components required changes to scale them properly to each other.
The minis above are from the first sample received last month. We’ve made adjustments to the files and new samples are already on their way to us for review and sign-off. In addition to the revised minis, we’re also receiving samples of the cubes, dice, and all the printed material from the game to test for sizing and finish.
Once we receive the samples we will review and check everything thoroughly. Our primary goal is to ensure that you have the best game experience possible, even if that potentially means some small delays to the production.
We will post our next update within a few weeks after we have reviewed all the sample material. We will provide an update on the production and fulfilment timeline at that point, as we don’t want to set any expectations before knowing that everything is up to standard. Thank you for your patience as we work through this.
In the meantime, we’re launching the Rome & Roll: Gladiators expansion here on Kickstarter on 22 February. Designed by Dávid Turczi and Nick Shaw, Gladiators is an exciting new expansion to last year’s euro-roll-and-write hybrid, Rome & Roll.
Remaining Rulebooks and TTS Mod Update
8 months ago
– Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 06:26:06 PM
We’re back today with the final two rulebooks for you. Below you’ll find links to revised rulebooks that you saw in an earlier form in the previous update, along with your first look at the rulebooks for the Meld and the Armada. Thanks to everyone who left us comments or sent messages with feedback on the first rounds of these books!