It’s time for another update on what’s coming up next at Holy Grail Games!
Our current projects
The difficult global production and shipping situation continues, but our projects are still moving forward, if much slower than we would like! Titan, Museum: Deluxe, Museum: Pictura and Rallyman: DIRT are all currently either in the pre-production sampling stage, or are being printed. In the case of every game, all we can do is wait for the factories and shippers to do their part. We’re really grateful for your continued support and patience!
Now that all of our projects are in production, here’s a look at what’s coming up next at Holy Grail Games.
Coming in July: The Rallyman Car Collection
These very special collector sets of metal car figurines will be launching on the Gamefound crowdfunding platform on July 15th.
This project is going to be a little different from anything we’ve done before, for several reasons.
First of all, this will be our first ever foray into metal figurines, which is why we’re delighted to be in partnership with the wonderful team at Corvus Belli! They have lent us their sculpting expertise to help us create some really amazing car figurines for Rallyman. Corvus Belli is a company with over 20 years of experience in game development, miniature design and manufacturing. Its most popular product is Infinity, a sci-fi miniatures wargame. As well as attracting an active community of over 20,000 players from around the world, Infinity features some of the finest metal miniatures being produced today. These miniatures are produced in house at their facility in North West Spain by a dedicated team of casters and quality control technicians.
Secondly, as Corvus Belli also produce their own figurines in Spain, this project will be 100% Made in Europe! This means we’ll be able to produce and ship far more quickly than usual.
We’ll be offering 3 different sets of 6 cars: one GT set, one DIRT set, and a mixed set. Each set will be selling for 20 euros, and we’ll also be doing bundle prices for the purchase of several sets.
The cars will be sold unpainted, but to give you an idea of how they will look when painted up, we teamed up with the amazing artist Studio de chouak who transformed them into tiny works of art!
This will also be our first ever crowdfunding project using Gamefound! We’ve been using Gamefound’s pledge manager service for a while now, and they offered to let us test their crowdfunding platform for this project. We’re delighted to be giving it a try, and we hope to see you there! You can access the draft of the campaign by clicking on this link, feel free to click the “Follow” button to receive a reminder when the campaign goes live!
Coming in September: Tiles of the Arabian Nights
We’ve been hinting at this game for a while now, and we’re really excited to finally be able to tell you more about it! Tiles of the Arabian Nights is a storytelling adventure game for 2-5 players, created by Matthieu Podevin and Olivier Melison, and illustrated by Amber Scharf and Joëlle Drans.
Set in the world of the Arabian Nights, players take on the role of citizens of Bagdad, taking part in a storytelling contest held by the Sultan. Your task: to find the inspiration you need to tell a truly unforgettable tale!
Explore the desert and collect Adventure tiles of different types to complete your Story. Each Adventure tile has a unique illustration on its flip side showing exactly what you found, such as a lost city, hidden treasure, or a fearsome foe! Using these illustrations as inspiration, invent your own story worthy of the Arabian Nights, and tell it to the players at the table, being as creative as you can. The other players then get to give the story a score depending on how good they thought it was! The player who told the best stories gains additional points at the end of the game, and the player with the most points wins.
Tiles of the Arabian Nights is a family game with simple pick-and-delivery mechanics combined with a unique narrative element. Its gorgeously illustrated tiles will supply you with endless possibilities to get creative with your storytelling. Whether your tales end up being heroic, tragic or just plain ridiculous, Tiles of the Arabian Nights is a fun, fast game for the whole family.
Coming in October: Caesar’s Empire
Created by Matthieu Podevin, the author of Titan, Caesar’s Empire is a family game about building roads for the glory of Rome.
We teased this one on social media a few weeks ago, and many of you guessed right: Caesar’s Empire is set in the world of the beloved French comic series, Asterix! However, instead of playing as one of the indomitable Gauls, this time you’ll be siding with the great Julius Caesar. As a member of his entourage, you’re tasked with helping to expand his empire by building roads from city to city. We’re delighted to be working with the Asterix team for this game, and we’re very grateful to them for having entrusted us with a world that is so dear to hundreds of thousands of readers!
It goes without saying that we’re extremely excited about this project, which is not only our first experience working with a license, it’s also going to be our first straight to retail game! Caesar’s Empire will be coming to stores this October.
A little something extra: Terra: Sols d’Avenir
Did you know? We’ve been working on a very special project: our very first educational game! Terra : Sols d’Avenir (Which roughly translates to Terra: Tomorrow’s Soil) is a game about biodiversity, created in partnership with the French environmental association of the same name: Terra Sols d’Avenir.
Terra is a roll and write game about soil biodiversity, created by Olivier Melison and illustrated by Joëlle Drans. The aim of the game is to combine symbols of different environment types: forests, marshes, mangroves, meadows… to reach optimal biodiversity! Getting the right combinations of different land types earns points, and the player with the most points wins the game.
This game was created for educational purposes, in order to raise awareness of the need to protect soil quality, which is essential to life on our planet. It is being produced in Europe to a very high ecological standard, using recycled paper and sustainable wood.
Terra won’t be available in game stores. However, it will be distributed for free to all French schools that request it for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. It will also be available in English through a digital version!
And one more!
We’ll have one more crowdfunding game coming just before Christmas! However, we’re keeping under wraps for now as we work on our current projects. We’ll be revealing it soon…