In the latest news from Gen Con, CMON announced a card game based on the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 video game titled Cyberpunk 2077 - Afterlife: The Card Game. Developed alongside CD Projekt Red, this marks the first instance of the two companies collaborating on a project. The game "thrusts players into the dark alleyways of Night City, where ruthless gangs clash with corporations in an endless war for money, power, and control."
Players take the role of Fixers, various people who recruit cyberpunks, arm them, and deploy them on missions. Because of the game's drafting system, players must carefully consider their funds and the cards' various opportunity costs. Successfully completing a mission awards the player with Street Cred. Surviving missions promote living characters to Veterans, allowing them to then mentor greener cyberpunks.
CMON's Director of Game Design Eric M. Lang commented on the project.
"I'm a huge fan of Cyberpunk and have played it since the first edition. I grew up playing the RPG and have kept up with the franchise through the years. Andrea Chiarvesio and I were beyond thrilled to work on it.""
Rafał Jaki, CD Projekt Red's Business Development Director, also had words to share regarding the collaboration.
"We have a big board game community at the studio, and we couldn’t be happier to partner up with CMON. We love their games and are very excited to show the world our shared vision for a great card game in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe."
CMON is currently at Gen Con. Stop by the vendor hall, then head to Booth #417. CMON's blog post regarding their lineup for the convention is available here, and it is worth noting that Cyberpunk 2077 - Afterlife: The Card Game will NOT be there. Gen Con is the largest tabletop gaming convention in North America. It is held annually in Indianapolis and this year runs from August 1-4. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for plenty from the show floor in the coming week!