HELLO NEIGHBOR: THE SECRET NEIGHBOR PARTY GAME debuts today!

HELLO NEIGHBOR: THE SECRET NEIGHBOR PARTY GAME debuts today in stores nationwide!

Published by Arcane Wonders, designed by Ariel Rubin and Juliana Patel, and packaged & co-produced by Genuine Entertainment, this game has been two hilarious years in the making as our team worked with the INCREDIBLE people at tinyBuild and Evolution to craft an entirely new way to play social deduction games that’s fast, fun, and wildly accessible for ALL players ages 8+. No narrator. No eliminations. Nothing for fun for everyone. Every time!

5-10 players take on the roles of either one of the neighborhood kids, the treacherous neighbor or even a secret neighbor. As one of the kids you will need to use your items wisely if you are to locate the keys and unlock the door to win, but beware as not only are the neighbors at the table trying to trick you into voting to let them use a key, but one of your fellow kids is actually a SECRET NEIGHBOR! If even one neighbor convinces the kids to let them use a key then the neighbors have won, so the kids must use all of their deduction skills to figure who they can trust!

So if you’re a Hello Neighbor fan, this is an authentic, must-buy extension of your favorite video game with all those familiar laughs, chills, and thrills. And if you like Werewolf, Mafia, The Resistance, or any social deduction party games that warm up a room (or Zoom) and get people laughing lickety split, then grab a magnet, snag a key, and play this game for years to come!

Learn more today and go looking for your Secret Neighbors at your local game shops TODAY!

https://www.arcanewonders.com/game/hello-neighbor-the-secret-neighbor-party-game/https://www.arcanewonders.com/…/hello-neighbor-the…/

Genuine announces our next DUNE board game — DUNE: IMPERIUM!

Dire Wolf Digital, Gale Force 9, and Genuine Entertainment have combined forces to produce DUNE: IMPERIUM, the first original board game set within the Dune universe in nearly 40 years.

Designed by Paul Dennen, the creator of the hit Clank! game series, Dune: Imperium is a 1-4 player game that marries two fan-favorite mechanics — deck-building and worker-placement — into a deeply thematic experience with climactic conflicts and choices that unfold across the Imperium.

The stakes were high on our first new Dune game, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve done with Scott Martins, Paul, and the rest of the amazing team at Dire Wolf Digital. It’s been a privilege working with one of my favorite game makers and true Dune fans, and Legendary has been a dream collaborator who truly empowered us to do things no Dune game has ever done before.

To learn more, visit the official website that launched today and sign up for news and previews in the days ahead!

www.dune-imperium.com

The first trailer for DUNE conquers the internet!

WORM SIGN! The first trailer for DUNE has been unleashed! It’s been my pleasure and privilege to work with Legendary Entertainment and director Denis Villeneuve as a premier brand partner on the Dune franchise. I was quite literally their first licensee, right there at the beginning as soon as I heard Denis had agreed to direct the film. As the producer and publisher of The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049, I had worked closely with Denis on his previous film. Embedding into his post-production crew for eight months to produce the art book, I saw first-hand how Denis approached both filmmaking and the adaptation process. How he surrounded himself with the very best and brought out the best in them every day. How respectfully and authentically he cultivated and celebrated a rich and beloved legacy. And then went further to make such a personal and meaningful contribution that captured my heart and set the silver screen on fire.

For years now, I’ve been honored to watch Dune evolve into something truly quite extraordinary. A fan’s dream adaptation come to life. I’ve been waiting with great anticipation for the rest of the world to finally see what I’ve seen and share in my unabashed passion for this upcoming masterpiece. This trailer is the first glimpse into a cinematic legend in the making. All I can say is… I cannot wait for you to see more!

After watching the trailer, please watch the fantastic Q&A with Denis and the main cast hosted by Stephen Colbert. It’s a wonderful inside look into the filmmaking process, the film, the story… and just heartwarming to feel the real chemistry and passion behind everyone involved.

 

Voyage to the Stars podcast on our hit VTTS comic book series!

On the latest episode of Voyage to the Stars, I had a blast moderating a panel with the creative team behind our hit VTTS comic book series with IDW! Come meet Ryan Copple (VTTS creator), James Asmus (the writer), Connie Diadone (the artist), Reggie Graham (the colorist), Chase W. Marotz (the editor), and yours truly (the producer) as we explore our process and inevitably start gushing about how much we love working together and making these comics for you.

Hitting shelves on August 19th, Voyage to the Stars issue #1 debuted with rave reviews and sales far beyond our expectations, selling out the first print run by a wide margin. We’re currently burning through the second run of issue #1 while taking orders for issue #2 and then some.

Once our podcast convinces you to read the comics, buy issue #1 TODAY now available at Amazon, IDW Publishing, ComiXology, and your local comic book shop! And while you’re there, don’t forget to remind them to pick up the whole series! Can’t wait for you to see where we go next!

HINT: It’s space… but further.

Behind the Scenes: The Comic

The next two expansions for our ALIEN RPG debuts today!

Recent winner of the 2020 ENNIE Gold Award for Best Game and the 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Awards for Best RPG and Best RPG Adventure, the official ALIEN RPG has debuted its first two expansions to the ongoing game series!

DESTROYER OF WORLDS, our first Cinematic adventure starring Colonial Marines written by acclaimed sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, and our new STARTER SET with everything you need to start playing including an abridged rulebook, custom dice, gameplay materials, and our award-winning adventure, Chariot of the Gods!

Both are available in the Free League online store, in digital format at DrivethruRPG, and soon in hobby stores everywhere. For more info, visit alien-rpg.com.

Nightdive Studios shares development preview on Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

Nightdive Studios shared their first in-depth preview into their development process on BLADE RUNNER: ENHANCED EDITION, our remastered edition of the revered classic adventure video game from Westwood Studios. Genuine was instrumental in securing the rights to produce the upcoming remastered video game, which we’re co-producing along our partners at Nightdive Studios and Alcon Entertainment.

This is still a work-in-progress with miles to go before we sleep, but it’s been amazing to watch one of my favorite games come back to life! Can’t wait to share more soon!

Empire reveals first glimpses of DUNE

Empire reveals the first new glimpses into director Denis Villeneuve’s inspired vision for DUNE, the upcoming cinematic masterpiece from Legendary. The first trailer debuts online September 9th at 12pm ET, with an exclusive theatrical preview alongside Tenet starting this weekend.

We are so proud to work on this brand with Legendary, and we cannot wait for you to see more of this glorious universe. To think that we get to create games within this world for years to come, collaborating with one of my favorite directors of all time no less… it’s truly a dream come true.

Check them out for yourself here!

Genuine CEO Joe LeFavi guest speaking at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital will continue their string of successful digital events, providing excellent panels, talks, and events from September 14th – 18th. On Monday, September 14th, the afternoon sessions kick off with their second panel, Building a Clear Vision for Your Brand. Four experts will offer their insight, starting with Riot Games’ director of European brand Mark Cox, Genuine Entertainment CEO and Creative Director Joe LeFavi, Paradox Interactive business developer Dhaunae De Vir, and Dimoso founder and CEO Jacki Vause.

Check out the full schedule to see the complete range of impressive speakers attending. You can also check out their other track rundowns and coverage of previous Pocket Gamer Connects conferences ahead of the event itself.

Like what you see? Well, then register today for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital here.

Genuine nabs three 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Awards for Alien and Dune!

The people have spoken! All three of our games took home trophies at the 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Awards:

DUNE for Best Boardgame (Strategic)
ALIEN for Best Role-Playing Game
ALIEN: CHARIOT OF THE GODS for Best RPG Adventure

Couldn’t be happier or more honored to work with our partners and pals at Free League Publishing and Gale Force Nine. It only continues to prove that if you commit to making a meaningful, measurable, positive impact on brands and fandoms you love alongside partners you trust and admire… the fans will know and they’ll thank you for it. Quite literally.

Issue #1 of our Voyage to the Stars debuts TODAY!

Issue 1 of our new Voyage to the Stars comic book series with IDW and Madison Wells Media hit the shelves TODAY!

In the words of SyFy Wire: “This entertaining comic book adaptation is a witty, sarcastic romp around the cosmos that’s a supremely satisfying cocktail blended with barbed essences of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Spaceballs.”

Working on this comic has been a blast. And not just because I got to work with dear friends Diana Williams, Kylie Williams, and VTTS creator Ryan Copple at MWM. Writer James Asmus is one of my favorite writers who never fails to make me laugh out loud, and he’s brought out the absurdity and hilarity of this world like none other. Artist Connie Daidone harmonized with James perfectly and SHINES in this technicolor dream quest through the stars, and Reggie Graham’s colors make it all pop and sing.

We can’t thank our IDW champions enough for helping to bring one hilarious comic to the shelves. Not to mention our cast members Colton Dunn, Felicia Day, Janet Varney, Kirsten Vangsness, and Steve Berg for their support!

So please check out the comic today and then jump into the Voyage to the Stars podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!

Bleeding Cool gives GLOWING review of our Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series with Vault

Bleeding Cool gives a glowing review of our VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE comic book series with Vault! To paraphrase some tasty morsels:

“Evokes classic Vertigo comics on every page, with a world that is complex and interesting with subversive characters…”
“A triumphant return to horror for Seeley…”
“Art from Pramanik that is beautifully creepy…”
“Successful in creating engaging characters that flesh over the overall mythology…”
“A great addition to both the Masquerade legacy and Vault’s library, showing that this publisher creates their licensed material with as much love as their creator-owned efforts.”

Please enjoy the whole review here, then dive into the read yourself on ComiXology or your local comics shop today!

Dire Wolf teases DUNE: IMPERIUM, our next Dune tabletop game!

Tabletop game publisher Dire Wolf Digital has launched the teaser website for Dune: Imperium, a new deck-building meets worker-placement board game from the creators of the award-winning Clank!™ series. Inspired by the upcoming film from Legendary Entertainment, Dune: Imperium is the first original Dune board game to hit the shelves in over 40 years. Little was shared via the teaser website (http://www.plotswithinplots.com) launched today:

The power of the entire universe can be yours,
and war is but one way to claim it.

Your agents are ready. The cards have been dealt.
The choice is yours.

Who will you influence? Who will you betray?
How far will you go to seize it all?

A release date has yet to be announced.

To learn more, sign up for future news and previews with the official newsletter, then follow Dire Wolf on Facebook and Twitter.

Issue #1 of our Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series hits shelves today!

Ever since I started working with Paradox Interactive in 2017, I’ve dreamed of making comics in the World of Darkness. So I feel privileged to share the first issue of our Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series with Vault Comics on shelves and ComiXology today!

Writers Tim Seeley and Blake & Tini Howard were die-hard fans and instinctively knew how to turn a new city into a place that felt authentic and exciting to WoD fans and readers alike. Artists Devmalya Pramanik and Nathan Gooden brought their story to life with a delicate, decadent balance of heart and inhumanity pitch perfect for Vampire. And when you add covers from Aaron Campbell and David Mack… Suffice it to say, the whole experience was worth the wait.

So enjoy this labor of love of ours, then keep stalking our ongoing series. We’re doing new and amazing things in WoD and I can’t wait to share it with you. And hey, if you’re rolling dice, check out the exclusive RPG supplements in the back of each comic and incorporate our stories into your own!

Vampire: The Masquerade – Rivals Expandable Card Game 100% funded on Kickstarter in 20 minutes!

Debuting today on Kickstarter and 100% funded in under 20 minutes, VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE – RIVALS is an upcoming expandable card game from Renegade Game Studios and Paradox Interactive. Fans and retailers can purchase the $40 core game NOW at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renegadegamestudios/vampire-the-masquerade-rivals

Set within the iconic World of Darkness franchise, the game puts you in control of a coterie of vampires vying for control of San Francisco. Through dominating mortals, using your political influence, and clashing with rivals on the streets in the dark of night, you must rally your allies and choose your enemies wisely as you rise in power and push your agenda to the top.

Designed by ECG legend Matt Hyra and lusciously illustrated by top artists, RIVALS is one addictive and gorgeous game sure to become a staple for gamers and World of Darkness fans for years to come!

Ending on August 20, the Kickstarter will lead to a fast turnaround of the fully completed game shipping starting in December 2020!

Alien RPG wins 2020 ENnie Award for Best Game of the Year

I am honored to share that ALIEN: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME has won the 2020 Gold ENnie Award for Best Game of the Year.

My undying gratitude goes to Tomas Härenstam and our inspired and impossibly talented team at Free League Publishing for designing such an authentic and exhilarating game, our amazing writer Andrew E.C. Gaska for exploring and celebrating the Alien universe in ways we could’ve never dreamed, Martin Grip and our incredible art team for bringing that rich and terrifying world to vivid life, and our champions at Disney for allowing this intrepid crew of misfits and life-long ALIEN fans to make our dream game.

Producing this game has been a labor of love for us all, and we can only hope that we’ll be working and playing in this iconic universe for years to come.

The Dragon Prince sign PGS as Global Distributor

Yet another win for Wonderstorm as award-winning entertainment distributor PGS Entertainment comes on board as global distributor for the hit animated series The Dragon Prince. Under terms of the deal, PGS will start selling free and pay-TV rights to the first two seasons (18 x 22 minutes) in February 2021, with season three (nine x 22 minutes) available for acquisition next November. The show recently won the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series and announced a long-term commitment from Netflix to realize the full saga as it unfolds over four more seasons. Last week, Wonderstorm also announced Tales of Xadia, an original tabletop roleplaying game from Fandom set within the world of The Dragon Prince, the first of many games to come as part of our management of their master tabletop rights.

Stay tuned on Wonderstorm and The Dragon Prince, Genuine friends! This is definitely one franchise and fandom to watch!

Destroyer of Worlds, the next ALIEN RPG Cinematic module, coming September 8th

Free League Publishing today announced that Destroyer of Worlds, the next Cinematic scenario module for the ALIEN RPG, will be officially released on September 8. Destroyer of Worlds, written by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, will be launched alongside a new Starter Set for the game.

Destroyer of Worlds lets players take the role of an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario comes in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, also penned by Gaska.

For more information about Destroyer of Worlds and the ALIEN RPG Starter Set, go to alien-rpg.com. Both items are available for pre-order on the website.

The Dragon Prince wins the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Animated Series

Hot off this Friday’s news that Netflix has given the greenlight to four more seasons of The Dragon Prince, not to mention the breaking news that Wonderstorm is working with Genuine to produce a tabletop roleplaying game with Fandom set within the world of the hit Netflix animated series, Wonderstorm ends this fantastic week in high fashion with The Dragon Prince taking home the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Series. Everyone at Genuine could not be happier for our friends at Wonderstorm and the entire cast and crew on The Dragon Prince, and we can only hope and expect that this phenomenal week is one of the many memorable triumphs in our long and happy future together in tabletop and far beyond.

Wonderstorm taps Genuine to produce The Dragon Prince tabletop games

Wonderstorm has chosen Genuine Entertainment to exclusively represent the master tabletop gaming rights for the Emmy® Award-nominated animated series, The Dragon Prince. Joe LeFavi, CEO & Creative Director at Genuine, will oversee new business development in this market for the long-term partnership and serve as a managing producer on all tabletop games inspired by the hit Netflix Original series. “The Dragon Prince is one of the most inspired worlds in fantasy today, and I’m honored to bring the world of Xadia to the game table,” gushes LeFavi. “A proud fanboy from the very first scene, you can just feel how Xadia has been lovingly crafted by true game makers and fantasy buffs. I’m confident that once gamers and TDP fans alike get the chance to live and play in this world, they’ll never want to leave.”

Working alongside Wonderstorm, Genuine has curated an exciting slate of upcoming tabletop games rolling out in 2021 and beyond. First to market in 2021 is Tales of Xadia, a tabletop roleplaying game from Fandom based upon the award-winning Cortex rules system. Announced at Comic-Con @ Home on Friday 7/24, the game empowers players to bring their own Xadian characters and quests to life using a core rulebook and a companion digital platform with a variety of innovative tools to create, manage, and share their ongoing adventures with the fan community. Players will also receive the chance to join an organized play program, which welcome fans to participate in a living story with canonical implications in the unfolding events of the Netflix series and the larger franchise.

Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game is set to release in 2021, with a public playtesting period planned to take place beforehand. Fans can sign up to receive email updates about the game at talesofxadia.com. Stay tuned this Fall for more details on (as yet unannounced) board games slated for 2021 from top game designers. New partners and publishers interested in playing within the world of The Dragon Prince should contact Joe LeFavi at Genuine for more info.

With the recently announced full commitment from Netflix to distribute all seven seasons of the current saga, The Dragon Prince is poised to take flight and capture the hearts and imaginations of fantasy fans everywhere for years to come. Shared in 190+ countries and 22 languages, The Dragon Prince is one of the most exciting, fasting-growing franchises in family entertainment. Created by Aaron Ehasz (head writer & Co-Executive Producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender and former League of Legends creative director) and Justin Richmond (game director of Uncharted 3), The Dragon Prince is one of the fastest-growing franchises in family entertainment. Currently in production on the fourth season, The Dragon Prince has been a Top 10 digital original for Netflix worldwide with all three seasons rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, boasting a growing consumer products program of Scholastic books and comics, Dark Horse art books and collectibles, Hot Topic apparel, and more.

See the official IGN announcement for the full saga commitment here, press release for the Fandom/Wonderstorm partnership here, sign up to receive the latest news & previews for Tales of Xadia here, then follow Wonderstorm and The Dragon Prince to join in the fun.

Genuine brings Fandom and Wonderstorm together to produce TALES OF XADIA: The Dragon Prince tabletop roleplaying game

FANDOM ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH WONDERSTORM TO PRODUCE
TALES OF XADIA, A TABLETOP ROLEPLAYING GAME BASED ON
THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES THE DRAGON PRINCE

Teaser revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con
@Home virtual convention

San Francisco, CA (July 24, 2020) – Wonderstorm has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Fandom to produce Tales of Xadia—a tabletop roleplaying game series set within the rich and diverse fantasy world of the Emmy® Award-nominated animated series, The Dragon Prince. A teaser for the game was revealed today at The Dragon Prince Comic-Con@Home panel.

Created by Aaron Ehasz (head writer & Co-Executive Producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender and former League of Legends creative director) and Justin Richmond (game director of Uncharted 3), The Dragon Prince is one of the fastest-growing franchises in family entertainment.

In the show, an extraordinary discovery inspires two human princes and an elven assassin to team up on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands. In the Tales of Xadia game, players will take on the role of characters they create to bring their own epic quests to life with friends. The experience will consist of the core roleplaying game, a digital companion and toolset, a community content creation and sharing platform, and an organized play program that will give fans the opportunity to participate in a connected, living story with other players around the world that will directly tie in with the action of the show.

Tales of Xadia will give fans a way to participate in a new chapter of The Dragon Prince story,” said Adam Bradford, Executive Producer and Vice President of Tabletop at Fandom. “I have eagerly binged every season of the show with my family the day it drops, and from the start I wanted to play in and explore Xadia. I’m thrilled to bring to life a game set in such a unique and compelling world.”

Based on the award-winning Cortex rules system, Tales of Xadia will be easy to pick up and rewarding to master. Players accomplish feats of might, mind, or magic that impact the story by rolling different types of dice depending on level of expertise with specific traits. Players can play as elves connected to the primal sources of magic or as a member of the Human Kingdoms, customize their traits and special abilities, define values that motivate their characters, and track everything with digital support during play.

“We are always blown away by the creativity and imagination we see in The Dragon Prince community, and this game is the perfect match for fans who want to venture into Xadia and share adventures with friends,” said Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, co-creators of The Dragon Prince. “As longtime fans of tabletop RPGs, we’re so excited by this collaboration with Fandom and can’t wait for you all to see what’s coming.”

Wonderstorm and Fandom were brought to the game table by Joe LeFavi at Genuine Entertainment, who manages the tabletop gaming rights for The Dragon Prince and serves as a managing producer on the Tales of Xadia game series.

Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game is set to release in 2021, with a public playtesting period planned to take place beforehand. Fans can sign up to receive email updates about the game at talesofxadia.com.

About Fandom

Fandom is a global media and entertainment platform powered by fan passion. As the fan-trusted source in entertainment, Fandom helps fans explore, contribute to, and celebrate the world of movies, TV and gaming. Whether looking for in-depth information on favorite franchises, watching the latest Emmy-nominated Screen Junkies video or using next-generation D&D Beyond tools, fans come to Fandom platforms to meet other fans in trusted, curated environments. With more than 200 million monthly users and more than 400,000 communities across movies, TV, and gaming, the Fandom audience is extremely young and influential: #1 in reach among Teens (13-17), Young Adults (18-24) and Millennials (18-34) in the comScore Top 100. For more information visit www.fandom.com

PRESS CONTACT: Susan Russ (sruss@fandom.com)

About Wonderstorm

Wonderstorm is a double threat media studio that creates timeless stories and engaging video games that anchor their entertainment franchises. Wonderstorm’s first franchise, the Emmy® Award-nominated The Dragon Prince, began as an original animated series on Netflix in 2018. All three seasons have been a Top 10 digital original and are rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. A world-class video game for The Dragon Prince is under development by the same creative team. Wonderstorm was founded in 2016 by Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond, and Justin Santistevan, creative leaders of popular, award-winning media content including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Futurama, League of Legends, and the Uncharted series. Wonderstorm is a place where creators work with visionary teams to do meaningful work that will last for generations. http://wonderstorm.net/

PRESS CONTACT: Jennifer Greene (jennifer.greene205@gmail.com)

About Genuine Entertainment

Genuine Entertainment is a leading media production & brand management company for the latest and greatest genre entertainment brands. Experts in strategic licensing and franchise development, we package and produce award-winning, best-selling books, comics, games, and geekery that grow beloved brands and fandoms in new markets and ancillary media alongside best-in-class partners. A versatile brand builder across all corners of pop culture, recent quests & collabs include the hit Alien RPG with Free League Publishing (2020 ENnie and Origins Award nominee for Best Game and Best RPG); the Altered Carbon RPG with Hunters Entertainment; The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 art book with NECA; the Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition video game with Nightdive Studios; The Dragon Prince master tabletop gaming rights, including the Tales of Xadia RPG with Fandom; the Dune master tabletop gaming license, including GF9’s top-selling Dune board game (2020 Golden Geek Award for Best Thematic Game) and the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium RPG from Modiphius; the Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game with Arcane Wonders; the Vampire: The Masquerade – Rivals Expandable Card Game with Renegade Game Studios; and comic books for Vampire: The Masquerade and Voyage to the Stars from Vault and IDW respectively. Learn more at genuineent.com.

io9 shows some love for our upcoming Hello Neighbor tabletop game with Arcane Wonders, tinyBuild, and Wild Optimists!

Our thanks to io9 for showing some love for our upcoming Hello Neighbor tabletop game with Arcane Wonders, tinyBuild, and Wild Optimists!

Check out the article here, and then keep reading to hear more great tabletop news from our friends at The Adventure Guild, Tabletop Tycoon, Brotherwise Games, and more!

Genuine announces Hello Neighbor Party Game with Arcane Wonders!

Genuine Entertainment has teamed up with Arcane Wonders and tinyBuild on the upcoming tabletop game Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game designed by Ariel Rubin & Juliana Patel. Joe LeFavi, CEO & Creative Director at Genuine Entertainment, who forged the publishing partnership and packaged designers Rubin & Patel onto the project, will serve as managing producer on the game series.

Building off the wildly successful Hello Neighbor and Secret Neighbor video games, this social deduction game brings the world of Hello Neighbor to the real world. Plucking from classics like Werewolf and The Resistance, this new game requires no narrator and no eliminations, ensuring everyone at the table remains engaged!

5-10 players take on the roles of either one of the neighborhood kids, the treacherous neighbor or even a secret neighbor. As one of the kids you will need to use your items wisely if you are to locate the keys and unlock the door to win, but beware as not only are the neighbors at the table trying to trick you, but one of your fellow kids is actually a SECRET NEIGHBOR!

Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game will be available everywhere October 2020 with a limited number of copies available during GenCon Virtual.

Hello Neighbor is an obnoxiously popular kids entertainment franchise with a global, multi-generational community of highly-engaged gamers, makers, and musicians  of all ages. The booming video game series boasts over 30+M game downloads, $25M+ in game revenue, and over 3 billion views of YouTube, fueled by a growing consumer products program spanning toys, apparel, and an ongoing Scholastic book series with 2+ million units sold.

MORE ABOUT THE GAME:
Your creepy Neighbor has something locked up in their basement, and it’s up to you and your friends to reveal their plot. You’ll need to use Objects you find around the Neighbor’s house to locate three different Keys, but there is one problem: some of your friends are secretly villainous Neighbors in disguise! Trade and cooperate as one of the Kids or steal and lie your way to victory as one of the Neighbors in this thrilling social-mystery card game where you’re never quite sure who’s on your side.

COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
OCTOBER 2020

Alien RPG receives 2020 ENnie Award nomination for Best Game of the Year

ALIEN: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME has received the 2020 ENnie Award nomination for BEST GAME OF THE YEAR. Producing this game has been one wild ride alongside Drew Gaska and our pals at 20th Century Studios and Free League Publishing, and we cannot express our thanks enough to the Alien fans who have embraced our game and made it such a rewarding, meaningful part of our lives.

Please check out the other esteemed 2020 ENnie nominees on the official website, and share some love for one amazing year in gaming!

Congrats to so many of our friends and fellow nominees!

Pre-orders begin for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game!

In this transhumanist neo-noir vision of the future, the human mind is nothing more than digital code -Digital Human Freight – saved and stored in a Cortical Stack, advanced technology that allows you to “re-sleeve” your entire consciousness into a new body.

In the Official Altered Carbon Role Playing Game, wear any body you can afford, transmit your mind across the cosmos in an instant, and, if you’ve got the credits and political cachet, you can re-sleeve time and again for centuries, accumulating enough wealth and power over the millennia to become the societal equivalent of an immortal god.

Included inside the Core Rulebook, you’ll find:
• Rules to Play Archetypes ranging from Socialites to Soldiers
• Explore the expansive metropolis Bay City in both its Underground, and Atrium world.
• Storytelling focused rules, that help create immense danger inside of combat and intrigue outside combat.
• The means in which to transfer your characters digital consciousness into a new sleeve should they come to a tragic end.

With the prize of immortality at your fingers, the question is, what price will you pay? What stories will you tell?

Your neon drenched adventures await.

PRE-ORDER THE GAME NOW AND GET A FREE PDF OF THE RULES WHEN THE GAME RELEASES IN SEPTEMBER! Read more

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 announced as Xbox Series X title!

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2, the sequel to the cult classic role-playing game released in 2004, was among the few announced today as a Xbox Series X title! The announcement was made Thursday during the official Inside Xbox livestream. It was accompanied by a new trailer, which highlights the developers unique take on the game’s vampiric powers.

To learn more about the announcement, read Polygon’s scoop here.

DUNE is the 2019 Golden Geek Award Winner for Best Thematic Game of the Year!

We are thrilled and honored to share that our DUNE board game co-produced by Genuine Entertainment and published by Gale Force Nine is the 2019 Golden Geek Award Winner for Best Thematic Game of the year. Producing this board game has been a sincere pleasure and career highlight, and we humbly thank everyone who voted and shared their support. We also send our congratulations to our fellow nominees in the Thematic category — Star Wars: Outer Rim and The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth. Honored to stand among such amazing games!

To check out and celebrate all of the esteemed winners and nominees, please feel free to check out the list here.

Hollywood Reports unveils our Vampire: The Masquerade comic series with Vault

Hollywood Reporter exclusively broke the news that Genuine Entertainment has aligned Vault Comics with Paradox Interactive to publish the official Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series, based upon the internationally bestselling game series and its iconic World of Darkness universe. The first comic in the series will be available for purchase from comics retailers across the US in July 2020. The comic is co-written by Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, and Blake Howard, drawn by Devmalya Pramanik, and colored by Addison Duke, with covers by Aaron Campbell. Genuine CEO Joe LeFavi will serve as a managing editor on the comic series.

Sink your teeth into the hidden world of vampires, ghouls, and hunters who live in the shadows and scheme among us. In the comic series, Cecily Baine, an enforcer for the Twin Cities’ elite cabal of Kindred, takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing and is swept up in a conspiracy that can shake the foundations of vampire society.

Each issue will include exclusive material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Modiphius. These materials enable readers to play alongside the unfolding comic events in their own chronicles.

“When Vampire: The Masquerade launched in 1991, it felt like the first RPG to embrace dark and mature themes largely ignored by previous games,” said Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel. “Close to 30 years later, following the successful launch of the 5th edition, Vampire: The Masquerade is exploring new avenues of storytelling with our comic series. I can’t imagine a better team than the one we’ve assembled. Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Devmalya Pramanik, Addison Duke, and Aaron Campbell tell a story from two points-of-view, a fearsome Camarilla courier in Minneapolis and an Anarch coterie from outside the city tasked with investigating a murder. As you get deeper into the series, you’ll discover how the two stories connect, unearthing a city-shaking conspiracy. This is Vault’s first comic outside the world of creator-owned and we’re thrilled to be partnered with a brand that shares our commitment to the very best genre storytelling.”

Hollywood Reporter breaks the news on our upcoming Blade Runner video game for Steam and console

Hollywood Reporter broke the exclusive on Genuine’s first foray as a game producer, proudly teaming up with Nightdive Studio and Alcon Entertainment to produce Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, a modern restoration of the classic 1997 video game Blade Runner for Steam and the PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox consoles.

Originally released in 1997 by Westwood Studios, Blade Runner was one of the most innovative adventure games of its era. Long praised as a master-class in game design for its painstaking recreation of the sci-fi cinematic masterpiece, the game delivered an unforgettable gaming experience with groundbreaking graphics, an original musical score, and a canonical branching narrative seamlessly interwoven with the events of Ridley Scott’s 1982 feature film.

Once lost for years and only recently coming out of retirement, this seminal game will soon become widely available to a whole new generation of gamers around the world. Fans of the cult classic can expect a polished and premium restoration from Nightdive using their proprietary KEX game engine, which has been used to restore classic video games across all digital platforms including System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Blood, and Forsaken Remastered. Nightdive has also sourced the original foreign-language translations, so fans can enjoy the game in German, French, Italian, and Chinese just as Westwood intended.

Releases across Steam, console, and other platforms are expected in 2020. Stay tuned for more details on the highly-anticipated Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition as development continues.No stranger to the franchise, LeFavi previously produced The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049, Alcon’s top-selling art book for their Academy Award winning film sequel in 2017.

Check out the full article at Hollywood Reporter here.

Our Dune board game hit ICv2’s Top 10 best-seller list for Fall 2019

ICv2 (a trade publication that specializes in the tabletop gaming business) just released their Fall 2019 report on the bestsellers in the hobby market across all categories. The charts are based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. Happy to say that our DUNE board game with Gale Force Nine made it into the Top 10!

Check out the full report here on ICv2!

Alien RPG in the Top 5 best-selling RPGs for Fall 2019

ICv2 (a trade publication that specializes in the tabletop gaming business) just released their Fall 2019 report on the bestsellers in the hobby market across all categories. The charts are based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. Happy to say that our ALIEN RPG with Free League Publishing made it into the Top 5! Right underneath Star Wars!

Check out the full report here on ICv2!

Polygon breaks the news on our upcoming DUNE tabletop RPG with Modiphius Entertainment

Polygon publishes the exclusive update on our upcoming tabletop role-playing game for the seminal sci-fi franchise Dune from Modiphius Entertainment.

The British developer and publisher excels at licensed tabletop games, including Fallout: Wasteland WarfareStar Trek Adventures, and upcoming pen-and-paper RPGs based on the Dishonored and Homeworld franchises. Now it’s working with the Herbert estate and Legendary Pictures on Dune: Adventures in the Imperium.

The game will be based on Modiphius’ 2d20 system, challenging players to join one of the Major Houses of the Landsraad or create their own House within the Padishah Imperium.

The related licensing agreement was brokered by Genuine Entertainment, which is managing the master tabletop gaming license in partnership with Legendary and Gale Force Nine CEO John-Paul Brisigotti.

Modiphius will begin rolling out the Dune RPG series this holiday season and throughout 2021. A beta test is kicking off soon, and interested players can head to the Modiphius website for more details.

Read the full article here on Polygon. Our thanks to them for the thoughtful piece!

Altered Carbon Kickstarter breaks the top 20 with nearly $375K from 4,000 backers

Launching on February 3rd, 2020, Hunters Entertainment debuted their Kickstarter campaign to fund Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game with an initial funding goal of $20,000. Earning $100K from over 1,000 backers within the first 24 hours, the KS campaign became an instant success and continued to soar throughout its 30-day campaign. On March 3, 2020, Hunters wrapped the wildly successful campaign, ultimately breaking into the Top 20 most-funded RPG campaigns in Kickstarter history with $372,547 USD from 3,940 backers worldwide.

The generous support of our Kickstarter backers helped to make many exciting and exclusive products a reality, including a standard and collector’s edition of the RPG Core Rulebook, multiple new supplements and adventures, numerous premium game miniatures and accessories, and a four-episode Liveplay series co-produced and distributed by Penny Arcade.

The successful conclusion of the campaign coincided with the equally successful debut of Season 2 of Altered Carbon on Netflix, which quickly became one of the Top-10 most watched series on the platform.

Everyone at Genuine, Hunters, Renegade Game Studios, and Skydance TV are thrilled, honored, and humbled by the unanimously positive response from Altered Carbon fans, Kickstarter, and the tabletop gaming community. We cannot wait to share this game with the world, and we look forward to telling more inspired and innovative tales within this sci-fi universe for years to come.

Follow Hunters Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter to keep tabs on the game’s future progress.

ALIEN RPG now in seven languages!

The Xenomorphs are taking over the world. Free League Publishing and 20th Century Fox are proud to announce a host of partnerships that will bring the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying games to fans all over the world, in their own language. The game will soon be launched in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, and Portuguese.

Below is the full list of publishing partners for the ALIEN RPG:

Please visit each partner’s websites for more information about product releases and availability.

The core rulebook for the official ALIEN roleplaying game was released on December 10, 2019 and immediately sold out its first print run. Shipping new print runs to retail shelves around the world this January, Free League is now ramping up a range of new expansions and accessories for the game series slated to release later this year.

Altered Carbon RPG Kickstarter funded in less than two hours!

Our Kickstarter campaign for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game with Skydance TV, Hunters Entertainment, and Renegade Game Studios launched at 7am PST. By 9am PST, over 165 backers helped us to achieve our $20K funding goal, ensuring that our tabletop roleplaying game will hit the shelves later this year.

This news follows their WonderCon 2019 announcement that Skydance Media reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Hunters to produce tabletop role-playing games set within the stunning sci-fi universe of the hit Netflix series recently renewed for a second season with Anthony Mackie (Avengers) in the lead role.

Based upon the best-selling novels by Richard K Morgan, Altered Carbon is set centuries into the future when the human mind has been digitized and the soul itself is transferable from one body to the next. This twisted reality of transhumanity enables Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game to create challenging stories, complex characters, and century-spanning epics, all which explore the darkest aspects of human nature that the value of life and death once held in check.

The game is set in California during the year 2384, the same year and setting as the first book and Season 1 of the Netflix series. There players explore the futuristic metropolis of Bay City, taking control of police, military, technicians, artificial intelligence, CTAC special operatives, and the influential elite of high society on endless sci-fi adventures. Hunters designed a new game system for this transhumanist future, offering players unique opportunities to augment abilities, utilize futuristic weapons and technology, even “re-sleeve” minds into new bodies, even post-death… all at a cost. Unlike most RPGs where skill trees are set and death is an ever-present threat, the character abilities and storytelling possibilities in Altered Carbon may change from one Sleeve to the next… making gameplay more versatile, while empowering the story to steer character advancement at its own pace.

The full-color core rulebook for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game is available now for $50 on Kickstarter, containing everything that gamemasters and players need to play: an in-depth exploration of the Altered Carbon universe, extensive game mechanics, two adventure modules, and tons of original artwork and never-before-seen concept art that immerse players in the neon-drenched cyberpunk sandbox.

The Kickstarter also features limited-edition offerings such as a Deluxe Edition of the core rulebook, a Cortical Stack challenge coin, UV-activated dice sets, and a game accessories carrying case inspired by the infamous Hello Unicorn backpack.

The Envoy Bundle is available for $250 and contains everything a gamemaster needs to host an Altered Carbon RPG session at home, including the Deluxe Edition rulebook with two adventure modules, game reference cards, a GM Screen showcasing Bay City, a limited run UV-activated dice set, a Cortical Stack challenge coin, a limited-run 8.5 x 11 print, an Ouroboros temporary tattoo, and the Hello Unicorn game accessories carrying case.

 

Those who want to take their Altered Carbon experience to the next level can enjoy the higher-level pledges, which include handmade gaming accessories from Dog Might Games,  personalized artwork, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly to LA for a photoshoot to portray a canonical character featured in their next RPG supplement.

“We at Hunters Entertainment are extremely grateful to all of our amazing backers who have supported us in reaching our goal on Kickstarter and making Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game a reality,” says Ivan Van Norman, CMO and Co-Founder of Hunters.

With their $20,000 funding goal reached, Hunters is now focusing on their “Neurochem” stretch goals, which unlock additional materials and gaming accessories such as a Bay City folded map, the “Osaka” sourcebook, and a one-shot liveplay series titled Bay City Confidential. A seasoned producer and gamemaster of liveplay series, Hunters has worked with market leaders like Critical Role, Geek & Sundry, Gen Con, and Hyper RPG on several liveplay series including Sagas of Sundry, We’re Alive: Frontier, and D&D’s Stream of Many Eyes. Akin to these shows, Hunters will produce an original Altered Carbon tabletop RPG campaign starring a yet to be release cast of some talented voice and TV actors, with the number of episodes determined by the number of stretch goals unlocked throughout the Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter Exclusive Songspire GM Screen from Dog Might Games

Altered Carbon 32mm Game Miniatures from Warcradle

Original streaming RPG series from Hunters Entertainment

Want to learn more about Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game? Check out the Quick Start, which delivers an overview of the fictional universe, tutorials for the game engine, and a brief adventure to ease new players into the game. Then show your support for the 28-day Kickstarter campaign running until September 23rd. Delivery of the final product is expected in Q1 2020, distributed  through their global publishing deal with Renegade Game Studios.

The Skydance-Hunters deal was forged by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who is managing the license alongside Hunters as an editor on the game itself. LeFavi is no stranger to tabletop, as he is currently managing the master tabletop gaming license for Dune with Legendary and Gale Force Nine, the Alien tabletop roleplaying game with Fox and Free League Publishing, and multiple initiatives for Paradox Interactive and the World of Darkness franchise. Skydance Media is represented by Evolution.

Altered Carbon Kickstarter campaign link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huntersbooks/altered-carbon-the-role-playing-game

Game Tyrant calls our Alien RPG an “interstellar masterpiece”

WOW! Our most sincere thank you to Game Tyrant for the GLOWING review of our Alien tabletop RPG with Free League Publishing:

“The official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game from Free League Publishing is an exquisite body of work that combines the horror of the Alien universe with the endless possibilities of a tabletop roleplaying experience. It’s an interstellar masterpiece that honors the Alien legacy and builds on the stories that made the series great. It’s a sci-fi adventure that roleplaying fans will surely love, and it’s an accessible system for anyone interested in a good story and a rollicking good time.”

Read the complete review here!

Alien RPG receives another glowing review from The Gamer

The Gamer shares their glowing review for our Alien: The Roleplaying Game alongside Free League Publishing and Fox. The first sentence of the review says it all:

“Move over, Dungeons & Dragons, Swedish publisher Free League has released Alien: The Roleplaying Game, and it is as great as it is terrifying.”

Read and enjoy the full review here!

Forbes names our Alien RPG among the Top 5 RPGs of 2019

Our ALIEN RPG with Free League Publishing has been named among the Top Five tabletop RPGs of 2019 by Rob Wieland at Forbes.

“Free League publishing has come on strong in the past few years as a design house with a strong house rules set and gorgeous illustrations. They could have easily put together a quick and dirty version of ALIEN from their existing mechanics and called it a day. Instead, they built a game that nails the dark beauty, corporate intrigue, and unbeatable horror of the famous Fox franchise.”

Feel free to enjoy the complete article here!

Game Informer dubs DUNE one of the best tabletop games of 2019!

We are thrilled to share that Game Informer has listed our DUNE board game with Gale Force 9 as one of the top 10 board games of 2019!

“Intricate and unforgiving, but thematically rich, Dune is a game of big highs and crushing lows. The game’s revival comes at a great time, in advance of the big upcoming movie being helmed by Denis Velleneuve. But even separated from that wonderful fiction in novel or film formats, the Dune board game is an experience that every board gamer should try at some point – and this new version is the perfect chance.”

Read the full review and learn more about the other fantastic games on their top-10 list here!

EN World gives a glowing review for our Alien RPG

A wonderful review from EN World on our Alien RPG:

“If you are looking for dangerous sci-fi with working stiffs just trying to survive or want to explore the worlds depicted in the Alien movies and extended universe then this RPG is what you are looking for. All the tools needed to play as a player or run a campaign as a GM is included from ships to aliens to worlds to adventures. All packed together with a visual style designed to immerse you in an alien setting. And once you start playing you can feel the weight of command, feel the pressure of being outmanned and outgunned, and face your own mortality in the uncaring blackness of space. Time to embrace the alien and die screaming or face your fears and be one of the few to make it back home alive. This time.”

Dune board game is #1 on Boing Boing’s 2019 tabletop gamer’s gift guide

Boing Boing lists our new Dune board game as their #1 recommendation for their 2019 tabletop gamer’s gift guide!

Another glowing review for the ALIEN RPG from Dicebreaker!

“The real horror of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick Alien has always been the creeping, slithering fear of the unknown. It’s impressive, then, that Free League has been able to craft a tabletop roleplaying game that can conjure up that same pitch-dark dread from the safety of your kitchen table.”

Check out the full review of the ALIEN RPG at Dicebreaker!

The ALIEN RPG debuts worldwide TODAY!

TODAY is the official global release of the ALIEN tabletop RPG from Fox, Free League Publishing, and Genuine Entertainment!

How can you get your hands on this hotly anticipated game?!

FREE LEAGUE ONLINE STORE:
https://frialigan.se/en/store/

GAME STORES:
Distributed worldwide, the ALIEN RPG should be available all your favorite local game shops around the globe. If they don’t have copies in stock, ask them to reorder their supply!

DRIVETHRU RPG:
Digital copies of the RPG Core Rulebook, the Chariot of the Gods cinematic scenario, and the Maps & Markers Pack are all available via DrivethruRPG:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/293976/ALIEN-RPG-Core-Rulebook

Everyone at Genuine Entertainment is remarkably proud of this game and the amazing collaboration between Fox and Free League, so please show your support and grab yourselves a copy today!

ICv2 reports on our upcoming Alien RPG game supplements!

Our thanks to ICv2 for sharing the news about our upcoming game supplements for our Alien RPG Core Rulebook from Free League Publshing. Read more about what’s coming up next for Alien on the tabletop via the link below!

Alien RPG now available for direct orders in the Free League online store!

Today, we have finally re-opened the PRE-ORDER of the official ALIEN RPG Core Rulebook and supplements in the Free League online store, a full week ahead of the official release on December 10. When you pre-order in our online store, a complete PDF is included and will be sent to you within a few days after purchase.

Learn more about our Alien RPG products at the Free League online store via the link below!

Dune board game review: Is Dune the Second Coming?

“Gale Force 9’s reprint of Dune is the most significant, most important release of a board game product since Fantasy Flight Games respectfully republished that other EON/Future Pastimes title, Cosmic Encounter. To call these two watershed designs “seminal” is a massive understatement, as the concepts and mechanisms explored in them are as foundational to hobby gaming as Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Warhammer. It is a timeless classic that remains among the best examples of interlacing gameplay with settings, characters, and themes. And as a tabletop adaptation of a complex novel it is stunningly successful in capturing Herbert’s ideas as much as the Dune world.”

Read the full article at There Will Be Blood

7 ENnie Award winners from Genuine partners!

Thrilled to report that Genuine partners Free League Publishing, Hunters Entertainment, and Renegade Game Studios had a fantastic night at the 2019 ENnie Awards. Hunters Entertainment and Renegade Game Studios (our collaborators on the Altered Carbon tabletop RPG and the Expandable Card Game for Vampire: The Masquerade) took home the award for Best Family Game for their Kids on Bikes tabletop RPG. Meanwhile, Free League dominated the show with seven awards:

Best Production Values (Gold) for Forbidden Lands
Best Layout and Design (Gold) for Symbaroum Monster Codex
Best Cartography (Gold) for Forbidden Lands
Best Rules (Silver) for Forbidden Lands
Best Art, Interior (Silver) for Symbaroum Monster Codex
Product of the Year (Silver) for Forbidden Lands

Congratulations to our extended family and all the esteemed nominees! To learn more about all the winners, check the article below

Full list of 2019 ENnie Award winners

PRESS RELEASE: Genuine brings together Renegade Game Studios and White Wolf Entertainment on Vampire: The Masquerade – The Expandable Card Game

Renegade Game Studios, a premier tabletop game publisher, in partnership with White Wolf Entertainment and Paradox Interactive, creators of the immersive World of Darkness universe, are proud to announce an expandable tabletop card game set to release in 2020. Vampire: The Masquerade – The Expandable Card Game will offer tabletop gamers a new way to experience the political intrigue of Kindred society and the hunger pangs of The Beast within. White Wolf and Renegade were brought together by Genuine Entertainment, who packaged the licensing partnership and facilitated the deal. Genuine represents White Wolf Entertainment and its parent company, Paradox Interactive. Genuine also collaborates with Renegade Game Studios, the distributor of our Altered Carbon tabletop roleplaying game published by Hunters Entertainment.

Vampire: The Masquerade – The Expandable Card Game is slated for release in 2020. Make sure to join The Renegade Society newsletter and Facebook Group to find out more about Vampire: The Masquerade – The Expandable Card Game later this year!

Read the press release

Pre-orders begin for our upcoming re-release of the Dune board game!


Dubbed “one of the legendary holy grail games of the tabletop”, Gale Force Nine and Genuine Entertainment are proud to bring Dune – the 1979 Avalon Hill masterpiece that forever changed gaming and defined the grand strategy genre – back to the tabletop for the first time in over 30 years. Long thought to be lost forever to the legal complexities of the underlying rights, our partnership with Legendary has allowed us to not only re-publish the game, but work alongside the original designers of the game (Bill Eberle, Jack Kittredge and Peter Olotka – the trio of designers behind the hugely influential Cosmic Encounter) and Ilya Baranovsky, the Russian artist behind the fan-favorite redesign of the classic game board.

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11 ENnie Award Nominations for Genuine roster!

The 2019 ENnie Award nominations have been announced, and I am THRILLED to share that the Genuine roster has garnered a total of 11 nominations across Best Art (Cover), Best Art (Interior), Best Cartography, Best Family Game, Best Layout & Design, Best Monster/Adversary, Best Production Values, Best Rules, Best Setting, Best Supplement, and Product of the Year! My most sincere congratulations to all my friends at Free League Publishing, Hunters Entertainment, Modiphius Entertainment, and Renegade Game Studios on the well-earned recognition! Your extraordinary contributions to this industry and community are downright inspiring, and I feel obnoxiously excited and privileged to work with you all!

Read the full list of nominees

Genuine partners win Origins Awards for Best Family Game and Best Role-Playing Game

Congratulations to all the winners last night at the 2019 Origins Awards, including our friends & fellow Kindred at Paradox Interactive, White Wolf Entertainment, Modiphius Entertainment, and Free League Publishing who won Best Roleplaying Game for their work on Vampire: The Masquerade, and Renegade Game Studios who won Best Family Game for The Tea Dragon Society! One happy night for so many great game makers, storytellers, and world builders the world round!

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Dune Series Ordered at WarnerMedia Streaming Service, Denis Villeneuve to Direct

WarnerMedia’s streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to the sci-fi project “Dune: The Sisterhood.” The series hails from Legendary Television, with Legendary also producing the upcoming “Dune” film reboot from director Denis Villeneuve. Warner Bros. is distributing the film.

Villeneuve will direct the pilot with Jon Spaihts set to write. Spaihts and Villeneuve also co-wrote the screenplay for the film reboot along with Eric Roth. Villeneuve and Spaihts will executive produce with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce. News of the series is in keeping with Legendary’s plans to expand the “Dune” franchise to a multitude of platforms, including Genuine’s master tabletop gaming license with Gale Force Nine.

The upcoming TV series is included as part of Genuine’s master tabletop gaming license for the Dune franchise, so stay tuned for more updates on tabletop games for The Sisterhood!

Read Variety’s breaking news on the Dune TV series

PRESS RELEASE: Pre-Orders for Free League’s Alien RPG begin on May 25 with a Surprise Debut of their First Cinematic Module

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 22, 2019) – On May 25, 1979, Alien first graced the silver screen. Forty years after the Alien franchise first inspired and shocked the world, Free League Publishing has a xenomorphic surprise of their own in store. Quite literally. Last month on Alien Day (4/26), Free League and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announced their upcoming tabletop RPG series set within the Alien universe, which is set to release this holiday season. Yet for fans eager to explore that universe for themselves, they don’t need to wait any longer.

In celebration of the official 40th Anniversary this Saturday (May 25, 2019), Free League will offer a meaty 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit for their highly-anticipated Alien RPG – debuting their first Cinematic module Chariot of the Gods written by Alien RPG setting writer and sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska – as a complimentary bonus gift for anyone who pre-orders the Alien RPG Core Rulebook at alien-rpg.com. The Cinematic Starter Kit will be available for download as soon as the pre-order purchase is confirmed.

For a review copy of the Cinematic Starter Kit, please email pr@frialigan.se.

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2019 Origins Awards Nominees announced with multiple nods for Genuine roster

Wow! Quite a few Genuine friends and collaborators received Origins Award nominations today! Congratulations to Free League, Modiphius, Gale Force Nine, Renegade, Asmodee, Steamforged, Games Workshop, Green Ronin, and all the other esteemed nominees this year! What an amazing year for gaming!

Check out the 2019 Origins Awards nominees here!

Press Round-Up for our Alien RPG with Fox and Free League!

Everyone at Genuine, Free League, and Fox are sincerely grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response from the media for our upcoming Alien tabletop roleplaying game series. Please enjoy the latest and greatest coverage from io9/Gizmodo, VarietyKotaku, Bleeding Cool, SyFyBloody Disgusting, ICv2EnWorldTechRaptor, CBRAVP Galaxy, Gaming Trend, Geek Native, Tabletop Gaming News, Geek TyrantDiskingdom, and Barrel Rolled… just to name a few!  😀

PRESS RELEASE: Free League and Genuine announce official Alien tabletop RPG series with Fox!


LOS ANGELES, CA
 (April 26, 2019) – Forty years ago, Alien shocked and inspired the world with a horrific sci-fi universe that forever changed the genre. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Free League Publishing has announced today that fans can soon explore that iconic universe for themselves with an official line of tabletop role-playing games.

The long-term licensing partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products will kick off in late 2019, launching an ongoing tabletop RPG series drawing upon four decades of world-building within this beloved universe. Free League is renowned for its own world-building in science fiction, with their best-selling sci-fi RPG Tales from the Loop sweeping the 2017 ENnie Awards for Best Setting, Best Writing, Best Art, Best Game, and Product of the Year. Tomas Härenstam, Free League co-founder and game director of their sci-fi RPGs Tales from the Loop and Mutant: Year Zero, will oversee game design, with original artwork from esteemed artists Martin Grip, John Mullaney and Axel Torvenius.

The Fox-Free League licensing deal was brokered by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who will manage the license on behalf of Free League and serve as an editor on the game series. Alien is the latest in a slew of high-profile tabletop deals by LeFavi, including the master tabletop gaming license for Dune, the tabletop RPG series for Altered Carbon, and multiple brand extensions of World of Darkness.

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Press Round-Up for our Altered Carbon RPG

Our thanks to all the great coverage on our upcoming Altered Carbon tabletop roleplaying game series, which we’re producing alongside Skydance Media and Hunters Entertainment with Renegade Game Studios distributing the product line worldwide. For more information, check out the latest and greatest coverage from Bleeding Cool, io9, TechRaptor, ICv2, EnWorld, Tabletop Gaming News, and Gaming Trend!

PRESS RELEASE: Hunters Entertainment and Genuine Roll The Dice With Altered Carbon Tabletop Role-Playing Game

Skydance teams up with award-winning game publisher for officially licensed tabletop games starting in 2020

Los Angeles, CA (March 29, 2019) – Skydance Media has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Hunters Entertainment to produce tabletop role-playing games set within the stunning sci-fi universe of the hit Netflix series, Altered Carbon. The Skydance-Hunters licensing deal was brokered by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who will manage the license on behalf of Hunters and serve as an editor on the game itself. LeFavi is no stranger to tabletop, as he is currently managing the master tabletop gaming license for Frank Herbert’s Dune with Legendary and Gale Force Nine. Skydance Media is represented by Evolution.

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GDC EXCLUSIVE! White Wolf announces Bloodlines 2 with Hardsuit Labs!

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was announced by Paradox Interactive at GDC 2019.

Bloodlines 2 will be a true successor to the revered 2004 cult classic video game of the same name, originally developed by Troika Games. Brian Mitsoda, the original story lead, is returning to work with Hardsuit Labs as their Lead Narrative Designer for the project. “Our aim has been to carry on the signature themes that made Bloodlines unique,” Mitsoda says, “particularly its dark tone, atmosphere, and humor – and I think that fans of the original will love what we’re doing with Bloodlines 2.”

This new title will take place in Seattle, Washington during the middle of a Blood War between several vampire factions. Fans can be sure the deep, reactive, character-driven storytelling of the original is coming back… maybe even alongside a few fan-favourite characters?

Set to launch in 2020 on consoles and PC, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been in development since 2015 and will feature full mod support on from Paradox Plaza.

You can pre-order on PC right now:

Pre-order your copy of Bloodlines 2 TODAY!

 

Legendary launches MMORPG with Funcom in the Dune universe

Genuine Entertainment welcomes Funcom to the Dune family, who has entered into an exclusive partnership with Legendary Studios to develop games based on the works of Frank Herbert’s seminal novel series. This six-year partnership will release at least three titles on PC and Consoles, with one of the games planned to be in the “Open World Multiplayer” genre that will enter into pre-production in Funcom’s Oslo studio during 2019. This large-scale commitment only further proves the vast commercial potential of the Dune franchise and our upcoming tabletop games set within that iconic sci-fi universe!

Read more about the upcoming game on Bleeding Cool!

Vampire: The Masquerade named among Top-10 RPGs of 2018 by Game Informer

Thrilled to share that Game Informer listed the fifth edition of Vampire: The Masquerade as one of the Top-10 Best RPG releases of 2018. Honored to stand among such esteemed peers as Starfinder: Pact Worlds, Star Crossed, Numenera: Destiny, Legend of the Five Rings Core Rulebook, Kids on Bikes, Invisible Sun, Dungeons & Dragons: Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, Delta Green: A Night At The Opera, and Choose-Your-Own-Adventure: House of Danger.

Read more about Game Informer’s Top-10 List

The world reacts to our Dune master tabletop gaming license!

Everyone at Genuine Entertainment is thrilled and humbled by the universally positive response in the media for our master tabletop gaming license on Dune. We’re incredibly grateful for all the incredible coverage, and we encourage our readers to check out the latest and greatest coverage at Bleeding Cool, Nerdist, io9 Gizmodo, SyFy, Comicbook.com, ICv2Geek Native, Geek Tyrant, Tabletop Gaming News, and Dice Tower News (among many others)!

PRESS RELEASE: Legendary Entertainment and the Frank Herbert Estate award Gale Force Nine and Genuine Entertainment Master Tabletop Gaming License for Dune

Tabletop role-playing game planned for late 2019 release, with additional original tabletop games from Gale Force Nine and their sub-licensees to follow

BURBANK, CA – August 14, 2018 – Legendary Entertainment and Herbert Properties LLC have reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Gale Force Nine (GF9).  The award-winning game publisher is now set to bring the beloved sci-fi franchise DUNE to the world of tabletop gaming. The Legendary-Gale Force Nine licensing deal was brokered by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who will manage the Dune license on behalf of GF9 and facilitate ongoing business development alongside John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of Gale Force Nine.

The agreement calls for Gale Force to produce original tabletop games drawing from the full scope of the Dune franchise—spanning the many publications from Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson—along with multiple direct tie-ins with Legendary’s highly-anticipated film from director Denis Villeneuve.

“This is only the beginning of our big plans in tabletop for this captivating franchise,” says Brisigotti. “Dune is a rich and wonderful universe, and we expect to produce an equally expansive and inspired line of games for years to come.”

The full range of tabletop games, including board and miniatures games are slated to hit the market just prior to Legendary’s theatrical release of Dune in 2020. In addition, GF9 plans to align with other game companies on numerous categories and formats in the future.

“With this master license, we are excited to collaborate with our peers and leverage their unique expertise to realize a complete spectrum of game types and authentic experiences,” continues Brisigotti. Slated for late 2019, their first collaboration is a tabletop role-playing game from Modiphius, publisher of celebrated games such as Star Trek Adventures, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, Conan, Mutant Chronicles, Achtung! Cthulhu, and Tales from the Loop.

“Gale Force Nine has consistently demonstrated a skill and passion for building successful tabletop game series alongside category leading partners and we are thrilled to announce this exciting addition to the Dune licensing program ,” said Jamie Kampel, Vice President of Licensing & Partnerships for Legendary. “Legendary looks forward to a fun and meaningful contribution to this revered legacy property.”

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Genuine signs Paradox Interactive

Genuine Entertainment has joined forces with Paradox Interactive, spearheading business development and strategic licensing for key game series in their best-selling catalog such as Stellaris, Tyranny, Crusader Kings, and Magicka across multiple categories including Film/TV, publishing, gaming, collectibles, and various corners of consumer products.

Paradox is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC and console. The company has cultivated a world-renowned catalog of nearly 100 titles since 1999, with millions of active monthly players on multiple titles from all around the world. The publisher’s growing portfolio includes critically acclaimed game series such as Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris created by Paradox Development Studio, as well as best-selling titles from a network of partner studios like Cities: Skylines, Battletech, Age of Wonders, and Pillars of Eternity.

Interested partners should contact Genuine CEO Joe LeFavi at contact@genuineent.com for further details.

Learn more about the Paradox brands at Paradox Plaza!

Genuine plays the Game of Thrones with Omaze and Emilia Clarke

Working with Omaze, Genuine Entertainment provided content strategy, media planning, and marketing support in the design and promotion of Emilia Clarke’s fundraising campaign for HBO’s Game of Thrones. For this Omaze campaign, the winner and a friend will join Emilia Clarke for a behind-the-scenes peek of Westeros in Belfast, Northern Ireland! Once there, they’ll enjoy lunch with Emilia and exclusive access to one of the final days of shooting as this groundbreaking TV series comes to its epic conclusion. The campaign ultimately became one of Omaze’s most successful in history, generating over 10M+ views (now in their top-five most viewed videos ever), billions of impressions, and over seven figures in donations benefiting The Royal College of Nursing Foundation and their vital support encouraging young people to join the next generation of specialist nurses, midwives, and health care assistants.

Check out the Omaze campaign here!

Blade Runner 2049 earns 92 award wins and 145 nominations

With awards season coming to a close, everyone here at Genuine Entertainment would love to celebrate Blade Runner 2049 and show our support for its undeniably gifted cast and crew. Boasting a total of 92 award wins and 145 nominations, no one can deny the extraordinary cinematic achievements of this sci-fi masterpiece. We could not be more proud to have worked alongside this amazing team, and it was our great honor to watch their inspired efforts and this unforgettable film come to life.

Most noteworthy among their many award wins and much-deserved nominations are as follows:

  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Cinematography and Visual Effects
  • Academy Award nominations for Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Production Design
  • BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography and Special Visual Effects
  • BAFTA Award nominations for the David Lean Award for Direction, Best Production Design, Original Music, Best Sound, Best Editing, and Best Make Up/Hair
  • American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
  • Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design
  • Visual Effects Society Awards for Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature and Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Feature Film
  • Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film

Genuine hosts high tea with Benedict Cumberbatch and Omaze for Avengers: Infinity War

Working with Omaze, Genuine Entertainment provided content strategy, media planning, and marketing support in the design and promotion of Marvel’s fundraising campaign. Genuine also facilitated vital promotional partnerships in support of the campaign, most notably Marvel Comics and a wildly popular fan art competition hosted by Tumblr – a first of its kind between Omaze and Tumblr.

With Genuine’s help, the integrated media strategy ultimately delivered over three times its projected views and earnings, earning over 1M+ video views, over 100M+ impressions, and nearly seven figures in donations benefiting the non-profit GEANCO and their work to provide healthcare and education services to save and transform lives in Nigeria. Meanwhile, the winner of the Omaze campaign enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience, flying out to Los Angeles to join Cumberbatch himself for a private afternoon tea session before attending the most anticipated movie premiere of the year — Avengers: Infinity War — as his special guest.

Genuine signs White Wolf Entertainment and the World of Darkness universe

Genuine Entertainment has signed White Wolf Entertainment as a client to serve as their brand manager and US sales representative on their iconic WORLD OF DARKNESS franchise, spearheading strategic licensing and managing select accounts across multiple categories including film, TV, publishing, gaming, tabletop gaming, collectibles, and consumer products.

With more than 10 million copies sold in over 24 countries and 9 languages, World of Darkness is one of the most popular and prolific game franchises in history. Beginning in 1991, Vampire: The Masquerade was the first tabletop role-playing game to ever outsell Dungeons & Dragons on a monthly basis. An instant hit, Vampire attracted a new audience, most especially women, that never played RPGs before. Over the next 25 years, White Wolf continued to grow their audience by cultivating its story world, releasing seven additional RPG series including WerewolfMageChangelingDemon, and Hunter – each exploring a different shadowy, supernatural corner of an original shared narrative universe called the World of Darkness. Widely credited as the forefather of urban fantasy in contemporary fiction, World of Darkness has become a pop cultural phenomenon, feeding their franchise and fervent fandom everything from TV series, documentaries, video games, board games, apparel lines, live events, and more.

WORLD OF DARKNESS is making its triumphant return to tabletop RPGs in 2018 with a new fifth edition of the Vampire: The Masquerade alongside Modiphius Entertainment (Tales from the Loop, Star Trek Adventures, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare). Other forthcoming releases within World of Darkness include the upcoming Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood video game from Cyanide Games and Bigben Interactive (Game of Thrones RPG, Call of Cthulhu, Styx: Master of Shadows), two new tabletop RPGs The Fall of London and The Second Inquisition from Modiphius in 2020, and Geek & Sundry’s popular streaming RPG series LA by Night. Stay tuned for more WoD announcements within gaming and far beyond!

Interested parties should contact Genuine CEO Joe LeFavi at contact@genuineent.com for further details.

Genuine signs Blade Runner 2049 and produces its art book, The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049


Alcon Entertainment and NECA have aligned with Genuine Entertainment as a brand manager and literary packager on Blade Runner 2049, entrusting us to produce and publish a premium art book, which captured director Denis Villeneuve’s creative process in a display-worthy art piece and offered a mesmerizing look into the unforgettable characters, iconic environments, and unbelievable technology featured in this epic cinematic achievement. Genuine CEO Joe LeFavi served as Publisher, Creative Director, and Managing Editor on the publication.

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