Solar Storm is a fantastic little micro game similar to games like the tiny epic series that has made its way to Kickstarter. Don’t be fooled by its size this is a fantastic looking little game that looks like it’s going to be a huge success.
About the Game
In Solar Storm, you are crew members on board a ship that has had its energy core taken out by solar flares. Even worse, the ship is caught in the sun’s gravitational pull which is causing even more damage. It is only a matter of time before you and the rest of the crew perish.
You and the other crew members must repair the ship whilst using resources to divert what little power is left, back to the energy core. You must work together if you have any hope of survival. Get moving. You have limited resources and more solar flares are continuously causing more damage. Can you survive this Solar Storm, or will you perish in the burning abyss?
On each player’s turn, they may take up to 3 of the following actions; move, use resources to repair an area of the ship, use resources to divert power from an area back to the energy core, scavenge for resources, share resources, or strategically save actions for later in the game.
At the end of each player’s turn, the ship will take more damage. The level of damage will increase as the game goes on. Players win if they can direct power from all areas back to the energy core. However, players will lose if an area takes too much damage or if the resource deck runs dry.
Solar Storm will give players a unique game every time they play due to the ship’s areas being laid out randomly at the start of each game.
In Solar Storm, cooperative play is essential as players cannot win on their own.
There is also a Solo Mode of the game for those that don’t play well with others.
The game is played over three phases each turn (Gameplay Graphics Taken from Kickstarter Campaign)
Phase 1: Take 3 Actions
The current player will take 3 actions. They can:
If you’ve managed to divert power from each of the rooms, get back to the Energy Core and activate it to escape the Solar Storm and immediately win the game!
Phase 2: Take Resources
The first player will then draw 1 visible resource or 2 random resources.
Phase 3: Damage the Ship
Finally, the first player will draw a damage card to see which area(s) of your ship get hit by the Solar Storm.
If you have not lost the game at this stage then play moves on clockwise to the next player.
Price & Where to get it
This game is now live on Kickstarter you can you back it using the link below at a cost around $20 – 25 USD with free shipping to the US and UK.