This is an intense strategy board game in a steampunk world of corrupt capitalist gremlins who compete for money, political power and prestige. Save and invest, steal and extort, arrest and get arrested – in single-player and multiplayer, with ranks and ladders, team mode and spectator mode.
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Release Date: Mar 10, 2016

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January 13

NEW CARDS



While it's still a while unit the end of the Winter Season, we wanted to already share with you the two new cards that will arrive to the game with the spring update (we already presented the art for the first card as a part of the story about how the art is created, story and illustrations: here).


«JURORS FOR HIRE»



Type: Secret
Location: The Court
Move points: 2
Pay: 4
Get: $300

Jurors for hire is a product that never runs out of demand.


«MISAPPROPRIATION»



Type: Criminal
Location: The Plant
Move points: 2
Pay: –
Get: 3, $100, 1

Rules: roll the dice. If you roll 1, 2 or 3 – you are arrested.

If you've been caught sneaking out of the plant with parts of an unfinished automaton, you cannot always count on getting away by explaining that you simply decided to bring some unfinished work to finish at your own time at home.

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January 6

100 WINNERS



The New Year's tournament is over, and we'd like to share with you the list of its winners – we're awarding as many as 100 players this time around! – as well as some interesting facts:

  • This was the largest tournament that the game has seen so far: over 1,200 participants in total (nearly one thousand on the Amsterdam server and about two hundred and fifty on the Singapore server).

  • More than 300 players have completed 7 or more tournament sessions, and thus entered our special giveaway: 47 participants on the Singapore server and 258 participants on the Amsterdam server.

TOP-20 – AMSTERDAM

985 participants

01. Chaos (5124) – 51 sessions, 49 wins – AMAZING!!!
02. Meowth (3894) – 49 sessions, 45 wins.
03. Yangkai (3504) – 45 sessions, 41 wins. China
04. Sloth (3480) – 47 sessions, 43 wins. Belarus
05. albanmania (3060) – 40 sessions, 36 wins. France
05. 12g (2328) – 33 sessions, 29 wins. Russia
07. Dark Crusader (2130) – 29 sessions, 26 wins.
08. FaZeNDA (2094) – 30 sessions, 26 wins. Russia
09. Genius (2082) – 29 sessions, 26 wins. Russia
10. felix (2064) – 28 sessions, 24 wins. Canada
11. littlematt (1818) – 26 sessions, 23 wins.
12. pace (1680) – 24 sessions, 20 wins.
13. Apotekariy (1650) – 26 sessions, 22 wins. Russia
14. Евгений (1614) – 22 sessions, 18 wins. Russia
15. 冯布衣 (1512) – 18 sessions, 16 wins.
16. VSV (1458) – 24 sessions, 20 wins. Russia
17. dew (1380) – 15 sessions, 13 wins. United Arab Emirates
17. vavalone (1380) – 19 sessions, 15 wins.
19. FRAUSONNE (1338) – 22 sessions, 18 wins. Ukraine
20. OldSalt (1284) – 21 sessions, 18 wins.

TOP-20 – SINGAPORE

240 participants

01. Yangkai (2418) – 34 sessions, 31 wins. China
02. izmegul (1530) – 20 sessions, 18 wins. Russia
03. Bandicot (1518) – 21 sessions, 18 wins. Lithuania
04. earthyfx (1326) – 20 sessions, 17 wins. Canada
05. Sasha10_m (1170) – 17 sessions, 14 wins. Ukraine
06. 40A (1038) – 18 sessions, 15 wins.
07. Gamstken (1002) – 11 sessions, 11 wins – WOW!! Russia
08. Consul-Loki (996) – 16 sessions, 13 wins. Russia
09. hekisan (912) – 15 sessions, 12 wins.
10. minop7 (864) – 12 sessions, 9 wins.
11. paranoy (834) – 15 sessions, 12 wins.
12. che (780) – 13 sessions, 10 wins. Russia
13. Dabiz (690) – 12 sessions, 9 wins. Netherlands
14. Silence (678) – 11 sessions, 9 wins. USA
15. dicky56 (672) – 9 sessions, 8 wins. China
16. arseBurger (654) – 13 sessions, 10 wins. China
17. LinzOMG (648) – 12 sessions, 9 wins. China
18. albanmania (582) – 11 sessions, 8 wins. France
19. jingtian8631 (576) – 10 sessions, 7 wins. China
20. ignat0315 (534) – 11 sessions, 8 wins. China

* the number of played sessions shows only the sessions that were played while the player had at least one tournament life ( ) left.

** In the case when at the end of the tournament two or more players will have equal number of tournament points, they will share the same (highest) place and get the same rewards. However, the award list will not be extended, and we will still award only the top 10 players on each server.

PRIZE FUND:

Awarded: Top 20 players on each of the servers.

Place / prize –
  1. 10, 10
    Set of all 4 blueprints
    10 x The Miraculous Magnet of Dr. Brooms
    10 x The Warping Seeker
    5 x A Smart Plug

  2. 10, 10
    Blueprint for Winter Chest
    7 x The Miraculous Magnet of Dr. Brooms
    7 x The Warping Seeker
    3 x A Smart Plug

  3. 10, 10
    5 x The Miraculous Magnet of Dr. Brooms
    5 x The Warping Seeker
    3 x A Smart Plug

  4. 8, 8
    3 x The Miraculous Magnet of Dr. Brooms
    3 x The Warping Seeker
    1 x A Smart Plug

  5. 8, 8
    1 x The Miraculous Magnet of Dr. Brooms
    1 x The Warping Seeker
    1 x A Smart Plug

  6. 7, 7, 1 x A Smart Plug
  7. 7, 7, 1 x A Smart Plug
  8. 7, 7, 1 x A Smart Plug
  9. 6, 6, 1 x A Smart Plug
  10. 6, 6, 1 x A Smart Plug
  11. 6, 6
  12. 5, 5
  13. 5, 5
  14. 5, 5
  15. 4, 4
  16. 4, 4
  17. 4, 4
  18. 3, 3
  19. 3, 3
  20. 3, 3
Prize fund legend:

= Tournament Chest (limited, tournaments only)
= Winter Chest (limited, Winter Season only)

Awards will be granted directly in the Inventory of the winners right after this announcement.

ADDITIONAL PRIZES:

In addition to the awards listed above, more prizes were distributed on each server in a random fashion (1 prize per 1 participant) to players who have finished at least 7 tournament sessions. We had around 300 participants in this giveaway and here are the lucky ones:

ADDITIONAL PRIZES – AMSTERDAM

01. 廖俊凯 – Punch Club
02. Husky – Mount & Blade: Warband
03. Ricochet – NiffelheimEgypt
04. pace – Mount & Blade: Warband
05. nadwen – Punch Club
06. Perturbator – Mount & Blade: Warband
07. McWazza – Scrap Garden
08. enedurion – Scrap Garden
09. Evm – NiffelheimLithuania
10. bombaklaat – Niffelheim
11. Ansinael – Scrap GardenRussia
12. Zoltan – Punch Club
13. party_fin – Train Valley
14. vivamelodie – Niffelheim
15. Kosha_Murkosha – Niffelheim
16. PowerleSs – Scrap GardenKazakhstan
17. Jkz – Scrap GardenRussia
18. Misstik – Train ValleyFrance
19. Sarkis |//AqUiRiOn\\| – Eador. Imperium
20. dzhukov8 – Punch Club
21. Fear – Punch Club
22. censor.cerz – Train Valley
23. Rufus C. F. – Eador. Masters of the Broken WorldRussia
24. Nick Hall – Eador. Imperium
25. z3rg – Mount & Blade: Warband
26. Marco – Eador. Masters of the Broken World
27. EkimPaladin – Train Valley
28. FelixZCat – Mount & Blade: WarbandRussia
29. Wily_cat – Eador. ImperiumRussia
30. gial – Train Valley

ADDITIONAL PRIZES – SINGAPORE

01. 黑暗 – Mount & Blade: Warband
02. Heppoko – Mount & Blade: WarbandJapan
03. Sheep – Scrap Garden
04. Rgon – Scrap Garden
05. Sloth – Eador. ImperiumBelarus
06. 潮流前线 – Mount & Blade: Warband
07. earthyfx – Punch ClubCanada
08. hipinion – Train Valley
09. 独饮一场醉 – Eador. ImperiumChina
10. Beelzebub – Mount & Blade: Warband
11. ignat0315 – Mount & Blade: WarbandChina
12. 凹凸曼 – Train ValleyChina
13. Bandicot – NiffelheimLithuania
14. Aud!abolisch – Punch Club
15. dicky56 – Eador. Masters of the Broken WorldChina
16. nema7 – Train ValleyUkraine
17. Toooooasty.wad – Eador. Masters of the Broken WorldJapan
18. dep – Scrap GardenJapan
19. jingtian8631 – Punch ClubChina
20. paranoy – Eador. Masters of the Broken World
21. Sasha10_m – Train ValleyUkraine
22. arseBurger – Train ValleyChina
23. DaBlanka – Scrap GardenUSA
24. izmegul – Scrap GardenRussia
25. Consul-Loki – Punch ClubRussia
26. isasasa7 – NiffelheimJapan
27. 三八先生麻一下 – Niffelheim
28. hekisan – Punch Club
29. che – NiffelheimRussia
30. Dabiz – NiffelheimNetherlands

If you're one of the winners, please contact Qfasa in order to claim your prize (only for the additional prizes, chests and consumables will be added in your Inventory automatically). Please keep in mind that you should claim your prize not later than in 14 days after the results announcement.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our developer friends at TaleWorlds, Lazy Bear Studios, Snowbird Games, Flazm Interactive and Ellada Games who contributed to the prize pool, here's where you can find out more about their current projects:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/261550/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/477730/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/232050/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/351100/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/394310/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/353640/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/465760/

WHAT'S NEXT?

As some of you may have noticed, this tournament wasn't exactly perfect: there were some valid concerns about the matchmaking system, as well as a few stray bugs, not all of which were corrected in the course of the tournament.

On the coming Monday, our team returns from the winter holidays and will focus on a large update that we expect to ship around March 2017. We have dozens of (small but useful) changes to implement in the UI, a number of (small but irritating) bugs to chase, as well as two bigger projects: the completion of the Offline Mode that will allow everyone to play without staying connected to Steam; and an improved matchmaking/ranked session system, which we would like to rework quite significantly.

But before that big update, we'll try to do something special for the Chinese New Year which is coming later this month . Thanks again for participating in this record-setting tournament, and see you around!

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Reviews

“A smart, well implemented digital boardgame about making money and screwing people over in a steampunk Gremlin dystopia.”
TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit

“Cheat, steal, and bribe your way to victory while destroying your friendships in this digital board game.”
Impulsegamer

“If Monopoly and Mario Party had a Steampunk Baby.”
COGconnected

Just Updated

Try playing with all-new rules or create your own modifications and share them with the community! Change the deck as well as starting conditions, in single-player challenges or in multiplayer mode.

The DLC trilogy is now available!


These DLCs bring new character portraits, new music tracks, new emoticons, new messages and global effects, new themes for player profiles, new lobby icons – and new menu backgrounds. Uninvited Guests | Automated Competitors | Astral Gamblers.

Original Soundtrack & Digital Artbook


Original Soundtrack. Total playtime: 45:15. MP3 320, FLAC.
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The Governor Edition


MONEY. POWER. PRESTIGE. YOU DESERVE IT!

About This Game


This is an intense strategy board game in a steampunk world of corrupt capitalist gremlins who compete for money, political power and prestige. Save and invest, steal and extort, arrest and get arrested – in single-player and multiplayer, with ranks and ladders, team mode and spectator mode. Featuring seasonal content updates, regular tournaments, item drops, full support of Steam Community Market – and more!


HOW DO YOU PLAY THIS GAME?


Gremlins, Inc. is designed for up to 6 players, in multiplayer or in single-player mode (with AI bots). Each player has 6 cards on their hand (replenished from the same deck) and uses them either to move around the playing field or to perform different game actions. There is a lot of interaction with other players, and duels are significantly different from 3-player or 4-player games. You can play until a certain score limit, or until agreed number of rounds, or for time limit. The game offers both custom and ranked sessions (with matchmaking by rating).


CAN YOU PLAY IN TEAMS OR JUST WATCH?


Yes, you can! In addition to custom sessions (where you define the parameters of the session and may optionally set filters for those who can join you) and password-protected private sessions (so that you and your friends can play undisturbed), the game offers team mode (2x2, 3x3, or 2x2x2) with teams of human players and/or AI bots. Gremlins, Inc. also supports a built-in spectator mode, which allows you to watch sessions of other players right from inside of the game, sharing your emotions with players and other spectators through messages and emoticons.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PLAY ONE SESSION?


The game offers different session settings to make them fit your available time, and single-player mode offers automatic SAVE / LOAD function at every turn so that you can take a break whenever you want (while multiplayer mode offers re-connect functionality as long as the session is still in progress). A quick duel for 20 score points with a fast timer can finish in under 20 minutes, while a 4-player session for 60 rounds can last for 2 hours or more.


SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM STRATEGIES?


There are different types of cards in the game (permanent, regular, secret and criminal) and as each card can be used either to move or for action, you will develop both short-term and long-term strategies for making the most out of where you are, and what you currently have in your hand. Normally, you spend half of your game time accumulating resources and building the foundation for the end-game, and the other half trying to control the progress of your opponents (stealing, arresting, initiating player conflicts, and so on). The more you play, the more new strategies you will discover – especially when combining the effects of several cards played in a combination.


MAKE DECISIONS, PLAN YOUR MOVES


  • This is an intense strategy game: make decisions at every round! Plan your moves, then adjust to the actions of the other players and new cards drawn.
  • The design of the playing field and the multiple layers of optional features (that you can turn on or off, as you wish) allow for a variety of strategies. The more you play, the more roads to victory you discover, using a combination of features based on the particular setup of the session.
  • The game offers a diverse resource system that allows for many comeback chances even after you're robbed or arrested (or both). With score, money, votes, malice, income and bribes, the tension often remains until the very last round.
  • The multilayer mode of the game features a system of ratings, ladders and ranked sessions: compete in a specific league, and take part in the regularly organised tournaments with over 1,000 participants. A system of anonymous masks allows everyone to compete on equal terms in a ranked session.
  • Additionally, the game offers over 10 single-player challenges plus the option to create custom single-player sessions with different settings and a different mix of AI bots.
  • Finally, there's the team mode where victory is determined not only by strategic skill, but also by communication and coordination of each team, which is an entirely different layer of game mechanics.


FACTS & FIGURES


  • 177 cards in the main deck (141 of them – unique): permanent, regular, secret and criminal, each with a hand-drawn steampunk illustration; with each Season update, we keep adding several new cards to the deck.
  • 38 events in the Misfortune deck: these are the special events triggered at certain moments in the game, and may affect the current standing of all players to a significant degree, especially when used on a specific opponent.
  • 6 special Chaos Cards: this is an optional set of cards available to every player in the game; turn them on or off to change the dynamics of the session.
  • 12 sets of Character Abilities: another optional feature that brings to the game special game mechanics unique to each character type; playing with these makes different competing strategies even more pronounced.
  • 11 original locations: the Office, the Plant, the Dump, the Marketplace, the Inferno, the Jail, the Casino, the Court, the Treasure, the Bank and the Astral Plane; and 7 original spot types: Risk, Gamble, Police, Income, Bribe, Misfortune and Tribune.
  • Finally, the game took us three years to develop from concept to full release, and we're still committed to continue supporting the community through development of new content. Gremlins, Inc. is the brainchild of Alexey Bokulev, the acclaimed creator of Eador. Genesis. There are currently over 50,000 players of Gremlins, Inc. on Steam from all over the world, including USA, Russia, China, Japan, UK and France. Collectively, players launched over one million game sessions in the three months since its release.


FINALLY, WHO ARE THE GREMLINS?


You think that’s just a pocket watch in your hand, a watch that’s a bit late because you keep forgetting to wind it up? No, no and no – you couldn’t be further from the truth! What you carry around is a whole gremlin town packed into this tiny mechanism: a town with its own bank, its own casino… and even its own jail! Gremlins are the microscopic creatures that inhabit any mechanism that they can possibly infiltrate. If a watch or a telescope malfunctions, then it’s probably due to gremlins who took up a residence there.

More than anything in life, gremlins value money, political power and prestige: prestige that one can claim after completing some sort of a grandiose engineering project. Aside from working on their own projects, gremlins mostly spend their time preventing other gremlins from building something even more grandiose. This they achieve through bribing officials and lying to the electorate, as well through stealing from their competitors - and outright arresting them.


A DISCLAIMER (JUST IN CASE)


We felt it important to note that Gremlins, Inc. is not a free-to-play game. Also, this is not a CCG or TCG: you do not need to buy boosters or packs; in every session the game offers the same deck to every player, and everyone's chances are equal.


OUR DLC POLICY


We are committed to the principle of continuously updating the game with new features and new game content that come as regular updates, FREE to every owner of the product. At the same time, from time to time we release DLCs that feature fun cosmetic content. If you like it, you can support our efforts by your purchase. However, there is absolutely no pressure to own any of the DLCs in order to play the game or compete in the tournaments. Every player, whether they have DLCs or not, has access to the same game features and the same game mechanics.


STEAM COMMUNITY MARKET, CRAFTING AND ITEM STORE


Gremlins, Inc. features in-game items and fully supports Steam Community Market. While playing the game, certain actions will trigger random chest drops with items of varying rarity: it could be a new emoticon, a new profile background, a new music track, or one of the dozens of other cosmetic items. These items are FREE, yours to use or trade on Steam Community Market. We, the developer, do not engage in the direct sales of any drop items; only players can trade them.

The game also supports crafting: once you find a blueprint of a specific item, you can create as many such items as you wish, as long as you have the required number of charges (you get charges when you convert other in-game items that you do not want, or have multiple copies of). Finally, the game has its own Steam Item Store (arriving late 2016), where we sell a very small number of unique items that influence the item meta-game (but they have no effect on the game mechanics).


IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ONLINE CONNECTION


Gremlins, Inc. was designed as a digital board game with the multiplayer mode at its heart. This is not to say that we don't like single-player – we do, and there's a separate section with the single-player challenges as well as the mode where you can create any custom single-player session that you like. However, the architecture of the game is built in a way that allows us to continually update the game mechanics and AI logic, which for this reason is processed entirely on the server side. Therefore whether you play Gremlins, Inc. in a single-player mode or in a multiplayer mode, your game client needs to be connected to Steam, and game's server, at all times. If you are looking specifically for a game that can be played offline, then Gremlins, Inc. in the current state is not the right product for you. An offline-only version of the game is currently in development for release later in 2017.


AMSTERDAM AND SINGAPORE SERVERS


The game currently supports 2 separate servers: Amsterdam and Singapore. Players are able to check their ping value for each of these servers, and play on the server that is the most convenient. Each server has its own player ladder, statistics and player profiles. Most players choose Amsterdam, since ping to Amsterdam from anywhere in the world rarely exceeds 300. However, as we saw more and more players from the Asian region join the game, especially from China, we added the server in Singapore in order to be able to offer faster connection specifically to these players. We hope that this works well for every player, as good player experience is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the quality of our server/client connection in order to adapt the servers to the changing requirements and we thank you for your patience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris 4800
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3+ generation
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9XX or AMD
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: internal
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3+ generation
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9XX or AMD
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: internal
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 3+ generation
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 9XX or AMD
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    • Additional Notes: The game requires online connection for both single-player and multiplayer game modes.
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