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    Galaxy Defenders now online on Kickstarter

After its first successful Kickstarter for Sails of Glory, Ares Games launches the crowdfunding of its new Sci-Fi tactical miniature game designedby Gremlim Project

April 16th, 2013 – Ares Games launches a new project on Kickstarter. Following the huge success of the Sails of Glory campaign, ending today with more than $ 250,000 pledged and over 1,100 backers, the game publisher launches today the crowdfunding campaign for Galaxy Defenders. Designed by Gremlin Project and published by Ares Games, Galaxy Defenders is a cooperative sci-fi miniature board Game in which up to 5 players fight together against an incoming alien menace.

Created by Nunzio Surace and Simone Romano, Galaxy Defenders is inspired by the classical Sci-Fi movies and video games of the '80s and '90s. Up to five players fight together (each taking control of one or more agents with unique power) - to defend the planet from an alien invasion. The Aliens are controlled by a sophisticated, card-driven artificial intelligence system. The battle for Earth against the aliens develops in a series of scenarios organized in a story-driven campaign, which remain balanced independently of the number of players.

The development and pre-production of Galaxy Defenders are now almost complete. The main sculpting and art has been commissioned and funded directly by Ares Games and Gremlin Project, and the production will be started just after the Kickstarter ends.

The initial funding goal is US$ 40,000, and backers can choose to support the game at 12 different pledge levels. The Kickstarter offers a copy of the game, with everything needed for playing - 23 high-detailed miniatures, modular maps, custom dices, agent profile sheets, event, alien and closed-encounter cards and more - and access to four different exclusive miniatures, available only to the backers of the project.

The project starts with six stretch goals already set, including new map tiles and new Alien figures. Further stretch goals will be revealed as the project goes on.

For more information and to pledge, visit the Galaxy Defenders Kickstarter page at

To know more about the game, visit also:

Galaxy Defenders dedicated website:

Galaxy Defenders section on Ares Games website:

Galaxy Defenders Facebook page –

Ares Games Facebook page


Galaxy Defenders: Countdown Started to the Kickstarter Launch

New images of prototype miniatures are revealed and the official forum is now open

The cooperative tactical Sci-FI game Galaxy Defenders will be launched on Kickstarter in less than one month, on April 16th, and the countdown has already started on the game’s website. New images and details about the game are being unveiled, and a prototype version was shown in the Ares Games’ booth at the GAMA Trade Show (March 19-20, in Las Vegas), getting a lot of attention from retailers and distributors attending the show.

480x_GD_Hulk.jpgIn Galaxy Defenders, up to 5 players fight together against an incoming alien menace. The game is inspired to the Sci-Fi cult movies of the 80s and 90s and features high-quality miniatures and an innovative A.I. system to control the alien invaders. Each player takes control of one agent with unique powers trying to defend the planet from an alien invasion. The battle for Earth against the aliens develops in a series of scenarios organized in a story-driven campaign. Scenarios remain balanced independently of the number of players. The game is developed by the Gremlin Project studio and will be published and distributed by Ares Games.

After the first two miniatures revealed on February 22nd (Thorium, the human agent Biotech, and the alien Xeno-Grey ), five more miniatures can be seen in the Gallery section of Galaxy Defenders’ website: Hulk, the agent Titanium, and the aliens Xeno-Alpha, Xeno-Beta, Spine Critter and Aracnos  The Artwork section of the website and the official Forum are now open, and the authors Nunzio Surace and Simone Romano are ready to answer the questions about the game.

Other previews of Galaxy Defenders will follow in the next weeks! Stay tuned for more details and previews on the Galaxy Defenders website and the game’s page on Facebook -

About Ares Games

Ares Games is an Italian board game publisher established in 2011 to create quality hobby products for the international audience. Ares Games is the publisher of the award-winning "War of the Ring" board game and of the "Wings of Glory" range of airplane combat games and miniatures, recreating aerial warfare in WW1 and WW2. Ares Games’ catalog also includes Family Games and Euro Games. For further information, visit the website and the Facebook page -

About Gremlin Project

Gremlin Project is an Italian board game designer studio founded in 2011 focused on creating well-designed, highly enjoyable board games experiences. Gremlin Project aims to be a company made by board gamers for board gamers. Gremlin Project is the designer of the Galaxy Defenders board game, a cooperative tactical Sci-Fi miniatures game. For more information, visit the website

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