ENGN Preview Series Episode 40 – Anomaly with Brenna Noonan

We welcome back Brenna Noonan from Starling Games to talk about their newest 1 vs. many game, Anomaly, currently live on Kickstarter.

This project was formerly called Ø: Fear Nothing. However, it struggled out of the gate, so Starling decided to pull the plug, repackage, offer a lower price point, and present the same game with a different name – Anomaly. Jason gives a bit of context for the campaign relaunch before presenting the episode.

After the preamble, we present the former episode in its entirety. Where you hear the name “Ø: Fear Nothing”, please translate that in your head as Anomaly. We get into where the (former) name came from and also how Anomaly distinguishes itself mechanically from similar 1 vs. Many games like Specter Ops. Anomaly probably has a bit too much interaction here to support solo play, but fans of high level, above the table cooperative play might be very interested in what it has to offer. Finally, somewhere in the episode, Jason gets on his soapbox and beseeches gamers everywhere to give companies a chance!

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    Anthony lives and plays games in Pittsburgh, PA. A lover of complex strategy, two player war games, and area control, Anthony is always eager to try a new game, even if he's on rule-reading duty.

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