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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Mar 10, 2016

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April 11

RESULTS!



The community team tournament "Cooperating Capitalists" is over and we would like to summarize the results.

32 teams participated in the tournament, gathering 64 players from 11 countries:



Despite the high number of teams, the cooperative attitude of all the participants allowed us to complete the whole event in just 2 weekends – during which 32 tournament sessions were played. It's worth noticing that the competing teams were not just responsible, but also friendly to each other and ready to sacrifice their own comfort in favour of that of their opponents. To satisfy the needs of some teams, several sessions were moved to different starting times or even to another server. Overall, the tournament had no significant delays and not a single session was canceled!

Without a doubt, the organizers of this team tournament deserve a special mention: extenion, jack_was, Meowth, Impsuley, Standard of Ur & winter1703. Without them, this event wouldn't have happen!

FULL LIST OF TEAMS WHO COMPETED:
  1. Watchdogs of Farron
  2. What IF?
  3. Attack the leader
  4. Fashionable pear
  5. Kaxet
  6. Assassins of Topdeckers
  7. Tricksters
  8. Clockwork-town retrogrades
  9. team of dog
  10. BLACK MOON
  11. team NF
  12. Emerging Oligarch
  13. cidanzi
  14. OHAGI
  15. Assault and Battery
  16. Recursion
  17. Just4lulz
  18. The Clockwork Mischief's
  19. IlBur
  20. Double W
  21. Swindlers
  22. love revenge
  23. May there be CHAOS!
  24. ANIKI
  25. rookie
  26. A Terrible Accident
  27. Greedy Gremlins
  28. meme-police
  29. The Dudes
  30. Ze!
  31. The Krits
  32. loli team

The first round was played on March 30 and immediately presented a few unexpected results:
  • out of 22 players from Russia, only 8 remained in the tournament after the first round;
  • out of 7 teams from China, 4 of which were predicted to leave the tournament right away, only 1 team actually lost;
  • despite the predictions, the Lithuanian team The Dudes and team The Krits, which united players from the UK and Portugal, were able to make it to the second round.

The second round was played on March 31 and ended with a single huge surprise:
  • team The Krits won again, in a session against team OHAGI, although according to the preliminary predictions on Discord, its chances to lose were 23:2. After that victory, no Japanese teams remained in the tournament.

Below you can find the links to the recordings of a few tournament sessions that were played during rounds 1 and 2:

Session 5 - May there be CHAOS! (blue) vs Greedy Gremlins (red)

Session 15 - A Terrible Accident (blue) vs team NF (red)

Session 9 - love revenge (blue) vs Kaxet (red)

Session 2 - Assassins of Topdeckers (blue) vs Ze! (red)

Session 24 - team NF (red) vs Fashionable pear (blue)

The third round that was played on April 6, brought more surprises:
  • an experienced team Assassins of Topdeckers wasn't able, despite all expectancies, to defeat the team BLACK MOON;
  • May there be CHAOS! lost to cidanzi, although predictions were on the CHAOS's side;
  • Team NF after two convincing victories in the first two rounds, lost to its compatriots from team of dog;
  • The Krits who finally got the predictions on its side, lost to the team love revenge.

At the fourth round, only teams from China remained in the tournament – but surprises kept coming:
  • cidanzi has won in the session against BLACK MOON although predictions were 8:3 against it;
  • similar situation happened with team of dog which has won in the session against love revenge while predictions were 7:3 against it.

Only the finals of the tournament, that happened on April 7, were played accordingly to expectations: love revenge has defeated BLACK MOON in the session for the third place, and cidanzi has won the title of the champion with two victories in a row in the final series against team of dog.

Below you can find the links to the recordings of a few tournament sessions that were played on April 6-7 (including finals):

Session 26 - May there be CHAOS! (red) vs cidanzi (blue)

Session 27 - love revenge (blue) vs The Krits (red)

Session 28 - team of dog (blue) vs team NF (red)

Final 1/3 - cidanzi (blue) vs team of dog (red)

Final 2/3 - cidanzi (blue) vs team of dog (red)

All tournament results and the full tournament ladder can be found through this link!

PRIZES:

1) First place:
Team: cidanzi
Players 陈年老酱 и 瓷蛋子

Each player gets a set of hard enamel pins from Gremlins, Inc. + €25 Steam Gift Card

2) Second place:
Team: team of dog
Players 靓仔 и 银鲧

Each player gets 3 Illegal Boxes of goods + €10 Steam Gift Card

3) Third place:
Team: love revenge
Players 蛮自在 и К

Each player gets 5 Contraband Boxes of goods

4) Fourth place:
Team: BLACK MOON
Players 乌克巴尔 и 手残月

Each player gets 5 Rare Boxes boxes of goods

SPECIAL PRIZES:

* Fastest Victory (by rounds): 33 rounds.
Teams team NF and May there be CHAOS!

Each player gets 1 Illegal, 1 Contraband, 1 Rare Box of goods

* Biggest Score (individual): 35 points.
MrBrightside from Watchdogs of Farron and Privet20 from May there be CHAOS!

Each player gets 1 Illegal, 1 Contraband, 1 Rare Box of goods

* Biggest Score (team): 59 points.
Teams: cidanzi and Emerging Oligarch

Each player gets 1 Illegal, 1 Contraband, 1 Rare Box of goods

INTERVIEW WITH THE CHAMPION
jack_was, one of the organizers of the tournament, took a brief interview with the captain of cidanzi – 陈年老酱 which you can find below:

jack_was: For how long do you play the game?
陈年老酱: I have played for 512 hours, my teammate 瓷蛋子 has played for 690 hours.

jack_was: How did you like "Cooperating Capitalists" tournament?
陈年老酱: It was my first time joining an official team play tournament. I like to play with my friend and win together.

jack_was: What rules did you like and which ones would you like to be adjusted?
陈年老酱: I think the rules are fair enough. Maybe the "random character" rule will make me play a character which I don't like to use but some characters will be too strong if they are in the same team – like the Damned and the Pauper.

jack_was: Which session was the greatest challenge for your team and why?
陈年老酱: every team was a challenge but if I had to choose, I think it would be session 26 against May there be CHAOS! (Privet20, Kieli). the Banker got 106 income at the 14th turn. The Pauper got The Accelerator at the 17th turn.
fn: this session was recorded and you can watch it here.

jack_was: There were 5 teams representing China in quarter-finals and you allowed no other countries to enter semi-finals. Is there any simple explanation?
陈年老酱: the winner needs both luck and skill – nothing else can be said here. It's a rare situation that happened this time, and you probably won't see this happening in the next tournament. Also, I don't have permission to "allow" anyone to enter semi-finals or something. To enter the semi-finals you just need skill and luck.

FROM DEVELOPERS
Once again we would like to express our gratitude to everyone who organized and conducted this tournament as well as to all the teams who participated (and those who were ready to participate but didn't get a chance even after the brackets were expanded from 16 to 32 teams). This was an amazing experience and we followed the course of the tournament with great interest making our own predictions. We will discuss possible ways to make such tournaments more regular, where the qualifying round to them will be the position of the players on the ranked ladder at the end of a season.

Thank you, everyone, for playing our game and finding more and more ways to play it differently!

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April 3

RECORDINGS



During the first and second rounds of the team play tournament we have streamed and recorded some of the sessions that were played. In case, if you missed the stream or spectated other sessions directly from the game, below you can find the recordings:

Session 5 - May there be CHAOS! (blue) vs Greedy Gremlins (red)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI1wzSLqPYE

Session 15 - A Terrible Accident (blue) vs team NF (red)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWo4VQ4k4O0

Session 9 - love revenge (blue) vs Kaxet (red)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxTJWJ0KPfY

Session 2 - Assassins of Topdeckers (blue) vs Ze! (red)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBBnBtsd9ys

Session 24 - team NF (red) vs Fashionable pear (blue)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ggj_sLlSOg

The tournament continues on the next weekend when the third round will be played on April 6, as well as semi finals and the final on April 7! The results of all completed sessions together with the schedule of the future sessions can be found here.
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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.”
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OFFICIAL DISCORD SERVER


Gremlins, Inc. has its official Discord server, where several thousand players discuss the game, and our team shares work in progress. Use this link to join!

WHEN YOU BUY THIS GAME, YOU GET 2 PRODUCTS


When you buy this game, you get 2 products in your Steam Library: Gremlins, Inc. – playable online in single-player and multiplayer modes, with item drops and Steam Workshop mods; and Gremlins vs Automatons – playable offline in single-player mode.

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.

CAN YOU PLAY THIS GAME OFFLINE?


Certainly! When you buy this game, you get 2 products in your Steam Library: Gremlins, Inc. – the edition that is playable online in single-player and multiplayer modes, with full support of item drops and Steam Workshop; and Gremlins vs Automatons – the edition that is playable offline in single-player mode, without any connection to our server whatsoever.

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.
  • Every season since its release in 2016, the game receives FREE content and feature updates (balancing changes, new cards, new in-game items, new music). We are committed to continue developing this product – based on player feedback!
  • 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


  • 185 cards in the main deck (149 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.
  • 39 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.
  • 2 distinctly different playing fields: The Clockwork Town and The Clockwork Colony, each offering strategic challenges of their own.
  • 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. There are currently over 150 000 players of Gremlins, Inc. on Steam from all over the world, including USA, Russia, China, Japan, UK and France. Collectively, players already launched several millions game sessions!

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 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).

ONLINE & OFFLINE VERSIONS


Gremlins, Inc. was designed as a digital board game with the multiplayer mode at its heart. However, 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! One of the products that you receive with this game, Gremlins, Inc., features both single-player and multiplayer modes, and requires that your game client is connected to both Steam and the game's server at all times – in order to support item drops, Steam Community Market and Steam Workshop. The other product that is included with the game, Gremlins vs Automatons, features single-player mode and is designed specifically to be played offline.

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
    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
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS
    • Processor: Intel Pentium
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: internal
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: internal
    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
    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
    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

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