Playing Time: 45-60 mins
Designer Inc’s latest video game title ‘Black Souls’ has achieved international acclaim! Hailed as one of the toughest games ever, it has attracted millions of hardcore gamers. Of course, just being difficult would not have made it the success it has become – while being very challenging, Black Souls is also known to be balanced as a fair game that rewards excellent playing skills. Alas, the game studio is heavily short staffed and the management is looking to expand its development team for Black Souls’ expansion.
You have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be hired by Designer Inc as a level designer, an integral part of Black Souls’ development team! As one of four finalist candidates, you must prove your designing skills under the judging eyes of your future employers in an ‘Early Beta Access’ trial to create a level that best reflects the spirit of Black Souls – a very difficult, yet fair game. A group of seasoned playtesters will be sent to try out your carefully designed level, and provide feedback on whether they like or dislike it. If the level is too easy, they would not feel challenged at all. If it is too hard, they would all be killed and find it unfair. Who will be the final candidate to be inducted into the ranks of Designer Inc?
This is a board game about making a video game!