Stonemaier Games Announce New Game Red Rising

We finally know what "Codename Gold" is after Stonemaier Games made their official announcement.

Published: February 3, 2021 11:31 AM /


Red Rising

In their recent Feburary 2021 update, Stonemaier Games revealed their latest game Red Rising to be released at some point this year. Red Rising is a dystopian hand-management and combo-building game based on the novels by American author Pierce Brown. 

The Reveal Of Red Rising

Up until now, we've had a few scraps of information about what would be coming out of Stonemaier Games at the start of the year. Back in August of 2020, fans were discussing the latest batch of project codenames Stonemaier had released, including Codename Gold, which we now know to be Red Rising. It seems like Jamey may have been wanting to make this game for a while, considering he supposedly dropped several hints about the project over the past year. 

Red Rising sees you in the dystopian world of the novels. As part of one of the 14 different castes, your goal is to increase your power, furthering your influence on society. It's up to you whether you want to take down that societal structure, or climb to the top of it and bask in the glory at others' expense. 

Pre-Orders To Be Open Soon

Pre-orders for the game are expected to be open at some point in March, so you can get your name down soon. Right now, there's no solid information about a retail release, but for everyone who signs up to be notified by email before February 16th, SM will donate $1 to the ACLU to help marginalized and underrepresented groups. You can also take a great personality quiz to see which of the game's houses you'll be best suited for. 

To find out more about the game and to keep up-to-date with Stonemaier Games you can check out their website

What do you think about Red Rising? Will you pre-order the game in March or wait for a retail release? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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