Greymalkin Designs Signs Licensing Agreement with Exile Game Studio
Seattle, WA, May 18, 2007 –
Greymalkin Designs has signed a licensing agreement with Exile Game Studio to publish the Desolation Roleplaying Game™ using the Ubiquity Roleplaying System™.
Desolation, which takes place one year after an apocalypse nearly destroys the high-fantasy world known as the Six Lands, immerses players in the gritty realism of life in a broken world. The setting presents moral challenges for player characters who must decide whether to rebuild the Lands’ former glory — or take advantage of the chaos to seize power. Of course, they must survive first. With governments, societies, economies and the Lands’ magical infrastructure in ruins, players can take nothing for granted.
To focus gameplay on storytelling and cinematic action, Greymalkin Designs licensed Ubiquity, the engine behind Exile Games’ Hollow Earth Expedition RPG™, which perfectly matched the vision Desolation’s creators had for a system of fast dice rolls and style point rewards.
“We played Hollow Earth Expedition at Gen Con 2006, and realized right away it had hit upon a nearly invisible means of fair rules adjudication that didn’t interfere with the narrative,” says Somers. “Desolation is a story-driven game where players and Gamemasters should interact to move the plot forward, not spend game time poring through the rule books.”
“We’re extremely excited to be working with Greymalkin Designs,” says Jeff Combos, President of Exile Game Studio. “Desolation is one of the most original and intriguing games that I’ve seen in a long time,” continued Combos. “Plus it gives fans of Ubiquity a whole new world to explore.”
Greymalkin Designs will playtest Desolation during three events at Gen Con Indy 2007. The convention takes place Aug. 16-19, 2007 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. The Desolation events will take place Aug. 17, 18 and 19.
For more information about Greymalkin Designs and the Desolation Roleplaying Game, please visit www.greymalkindesigns.com.
For more information about Exile Game Studio and the Ubiquity Roleplaying System, please visit www.exilegames.com.
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