So, of course, we said: what better way to usher in a change in the calendar year and our renewed preparations for the future than a game all about evolution? And then we answered ourselves - like you do - that such an idea was indeed a good choice.
Hence, we're happy to annouce that this month's Patreon backer giveaway is the brand new Evolution: Climate! You can check out the BGG Entry for more info.
Evolution, as the name not-so-subtly implies, is a game all about experiencing the highs and lows of evolving to cope with your surroundings. In each game, players control one or more generic species of animal and guide their chances of survival in an ecosystem with limited resources (i.e. real life) by giving them various traits. Whether those traits are to protect themselves or to gain some kind of advantage over the other animals is up to you. Do you shoot for a large population of creatures, or a smaller group with much larger body sizes? Will they solely eat the plant sources available, or will you control carnivores who prey on other player's creatures instead? The choices are up to you.
And then if that weren't enough, the new standalone edition of Evolution introduces how the climate itself will affect the decisions that you make. How does one cope with an ice age anyhow? Well, there's only one way to find out!