Good news! We just added Darkly Dreaming to Tabletopia (an online virtual tabletop program).
What does that mean for you?
It means you can play it free, with friends, over the internet, without needing to download or print or construct anything! (You actually don’t even need to sign up to Tabletopia to play. Just go in and play as a Guest.)
How do you do this? Simple!
Go to our Tabletopia link. That’s about it. If you have an account (which is worth doing), you can use that to play. Otherwise…
Sign up to “Play as Guest” or you can log in using social media or Steam. Tabletopia is pretty neat, so it’s worth signing up and seeing what else they have on offer. (I know I’ve been enjoying Red Raven Games’ newest Kickstarter, Near and Far on there, but if you like quick games like Darkly Dreaming then you should check out Artifacts Inc.)
You are then given a link which you can provide to friends (at the “click here” in the picture below), so that they can join your game lobby. Darkly Dreaming supports up to 4 players, but you can play it with as few as 2, or play against yourself solo. (You can also play on the same computer. Just take turns like you would in any tabletop game.)
The playtest rules are supplied in game (on a PDF and reference card), but you can also print out the following reference card, or keep it on an alternate tab (click for the high resolution version).
Wait, doesn’t this mean people won’t buy it?
We’re pretty confident that, as cool as it is to play online, once you play it with friends there, you’ll want to take it everywhere with you. It’s short enough that you can play while you wait in line at conventions, and it’s easy enough to carry around with you. We are looking into materials for our dice now and we can’t wait to see the first prototypes.
It is so exciting to be able to bring you our game in such a straightforward way. Playing on Tabletopia is almost as easy as playing the physical version, and will cost you a lot less than the print-and-play to put together. If you have any questions about the game, send us a message on Messenger. We’d be happy to answer!