Retrograde — Press

Factsheet

Designers:

Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman

Kickstarter Date:

February 15, 2022

Website:

Coming Soon

MSRP:

$29.95

Retrograde is a real-time roll-and-write inspired by classic 80s arcade games.

Evil Astrodroids are invading earth. Grab the joystick and blast as many as you can. Can you get the high score?

Each round, roll your dice as fast as you can. Race to roll combos shown on the target cards, claim the best card, and spend your dice to put the ‘Droids on your sheet out of commission. Be fast, or an opponent might beat you to the card you want. If you’re the last player without a card, you can only reroll 2 more times before you’re stuck with what you rolled.

Depending on the card you choose, you’ll collect Coins and power-ups. Blast entire columns of ‘Droids to destroy bosses for bonus points. Blast rows of ‘Droids to unlock the power-ups you collect.

Features

  • 26 custom astrodroid dice
  • 100 unique roll-and-write sheets
  • Fast and exciting realtime gameplay
  • Retro arcade art by Ann-Sophie De Steur

Instructions

How to Play

Download the prototype rulebook

Assets

Logo & Icon

Awards & Recognition

Coming Soon

In The News

About Resonym

We make exceptional games that players love.

Resonym is a playful woman-led media company in New Hampshire bringing new voices to tabletop gaming and beyond. Our games are a gateway to nifty new types of play. From award-winning party games like Buffalo: The Name Dropping Game and Awkward Moment, to our strategy games Monarch and VISITOR in Blackwood Grove, we make family friendly fun games that inspire the imagination.

OUR GAMES RESONATE

Resonym develops board games, card games, sports, urban games, and digital games, plus printed matter and ephemera. Many of the games we publish have been researched at Tiltfactor, the interdisciplinary innovation studio dedicated to designing & studying games that help us learn, founded by prolific game designer Dr. Mary Flanagan.

More Information

More information on Resonym, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Team

Game Design: Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman
Assistant Design: Emma Hobday and Rachel Billings
Illustration: Ann-Sophie De Steur and Spring Yu
Graphic Design: Spring Yu
Production & Logistics: Max Seidman, Danielle Taylor, and Sukie Punjasthitkul
Community Management: Jazz Foster
In-House Playtesting: Joshua Po, Momoka Schmidt, Riley Schofner
Videography: Spring Yu
Special Thanks: Resonym Discord members

Contact

Inquiries

contact@resonym.com

Twitter

twitter.com/resonym

Facebook

facebook.com/resonym

Instagram

instagram.com/theresonym

Review Policy

  1. Review copies. Unless we tell you otherwise before sending, review copies of games we send you are yours. Keep them in your collection, gift them to friends, give them away to followers, or whatever you want.
  2. Permissions. Mary Flanagan LLC and Resonym LLC allow you to publish the assets listed below through video and audio broadcasting services, and on review websites for commercial or noncommercial purposes, EXCEPT where published content would facilitate reproduction of the game (for example, posting high resolution pictures of a few cards is allowed, and posting low resolution pictures of all of the cards is allowed, but posting high resolution pictures of all of the cards is not allowed). Monetization of videos, audio, and written content that you create using the assets listed below is legally & explicitly allowed by Mary Flanagan LLC and Resonym LLC, EXCEPT where published content would facilitate reproduction of the game.

Allowed assets:

  • Assets in the “Assets” and “Logo & Icon” sections of this page
  • Photographs, video, and audio captured of the tabletop game by you
  • Excerpts of text found in the tabletop game itself