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Halifax, Canada – After the success of Dwar7s Fall, Game Designer and Illustrator Luis Brueh is back with a new, zealous, area control board game that pays tribute to awesome cartoon characters from the 80s. Vesuvius Media is excited to announce the launch of Brueh's Covil : The Dark Overlords on Kickstarter Saturday, June 10.

In Covil, players take on the role of a Dark Overlord and struggle for supremacy of the regions surrounding an isolated town. Each player has unique powers and countless minions to help them defend against enemy hordes and bring peace to the territories (at a cost, of course!).

“Covil is a game about being a villain, getting control of a town, and beating your enemies to the ground,” said Brueh, “but it is also a metaphor for the end of the childhood, about getting complete control over your life and winning against the threats that lie in the path you choose to follow. This is also the reason why I chose to pay tribute to animation characters from my childhood.”

Vesuvius Media will produce the game in English, and has partnered with the Brazilian company Mandala Jogos to produce the game in Portuguese. Thanks to the extraordinary game community and volunteers, downloadable PDFs of the rule book and playing cards will be available in French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

“We couldn't be happier with this game,” said Konstantinos Manos, CEO and Lead Game Designer of Vesuvius Media. “It's extremely fun, by a designer we love. We can't wait to get it on tables!”

Covil is a family friendly (recommended age 9+), area control board game for 1 to 4 players. Playing time: 30-45 min. The Kickstarter campaign's funding goal is $15,000 USD and will run from June 10 to July 3, 2017.

Kickstarter Campaign Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vesuviusmedia/covil-the-dark-overlords

About Vesuvius Media

Vesuvius Media is a community-driven game development company. Starting off by producing online strategy games, it has branched into new areas of production and currently boasts online games, mobile games, graphic novels and board games in its portfolio - all based on its own Intellectual Properties! Whether online or on the table, its team continually interacts with players. Its players shape the future of its games!

Vesuvius Media Ltd. was incorporated in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2014, but its international development team has been working together since 2010. Its combined skills and experience include game design, development, story-telling, music composition, graphics (2.5D with 3D models), public relations, marketing, crowdfunding, extreme mathematics, and more!

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