DAWN - RISE OF THE OCCULITES
Designer - Ben Boersma
Artist - Ben Boersma
Sculptor - Bob Olley
Publisher - Eagle Games & Darwin Games
Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is the first in a series of games that depict the different evolutionary stages of creatures called Occulites.
This first foray into the Occulite world sees you control a small tribe of Occulites as they fight for survival.
Lead your tribe through a series of campaign scenarios as they learn new abilities and traits from their surroundings.
Your Tribe will strengthen or weaken depending on your actions during the game. You can also pick and choose your tribe's specialities and then jump right in to a one off game.
Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is a skirmish level miniatures game that uses an innovative card based action resolution mechanic called the "Natural Selection Deck" and is responsible for everything from activating your tribe members, to resolving movement through terrain, not to mention the deep and rewarding combat system.
However, Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is not primarily a combat game, but involves each side striving to achieve different objectives. Whether it be to collect Sungems to provide heat for the long night, recruit other denizens like Luftles to help your tribe succeed, take over an uninhabited (or inhabited cave), fight in cooperation against larger predators, protect your land. There are many scenarios and objectives to keep the game fresh.
Dawn - Rise of the Occulites was successfully Kickstarted with Eagle Games and subsequently released in 2015.
Dawn - Rise of the Occulites is sold as a bundle that includes the Base set and three full Tribe expansions. It comes in both a painted and unpainted version.
MSRP US$275 (Painted)
MSRP US$175 (Unpainted)