Plaid Hat Games has produced popular games like Mice & Mystics, Summoner Wars and most recently Forgotten Waters and now they have announced one of their next projects. The studio announced at Gen Con (via Dicebreaker) that a spiritual successor to Forgotten Waters is in development and will bring back designers J. Arthur Ellis and Mr. Bistro. Original co-designer Isaac Vega will not be returning for the project, although Donald Shults will step into a co-designer role this time. Few details are known about the spiritual successor, although Plaid Hat Games has confirmed that it won’t be a direct sequel and that it won’t be a pirate game like Forgotten Waters.
For those unfamiliar with Forgotten Waters, the game had players taking on the roles of a crew on a pirate ship as they made their way across the seas, experiencing a story full of twists and turns along the way.
Roles include Gunner, Logger, First Mate, Boatswain, Lookout, and Quartermaster, but whichever role you take on, you’ll contribute to the overall adventure with your choices while also working on your own individual goals. The game’s story is also transmitted via the companion app with full voice acting to take you deeper into the story and as you can find in our full review the game successfully delivered a truly unique and immersive pirate adventure for all tabletop fans.
Hopefully we’ll get more information about the new game soon, but it’s interesting that it’s not a direct sequel. That said, there’s a variety of genres and concepts that would fit perfectly with the blend of storytelling and gameplay that Plaid Hat Games has delivered in Forgotten Waters, so it’s not as if they’re lacking in options. Below is the official description for Forgotten Waters.
“Forgotten Waters is a Crossroads game set in a world full of fantastical pirate adventures. Players take on the role of pirates sailing together on a ship, trying to advance their own personal stories and a common goal. The world of Forgotten Waters is silly and magical, with stories designed to encourage players to explore the world around them and laugh with delight.It’s a game where every choice can have a lasting impact on the story, and players will want to turn every stone just to see what they find.”
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