We are delighted to announce that our friends at Why Not AI will soon be launching a crowdfunding campaign for their game “Incal Infinite”. See below the press release.
The campaign will take place from this address: www.kisskissbankbank.com/projects/lincalinfini.
They will also be at the Angoulême comics festival.
As we will be distributing this game, here is a link for all those who will want to pre-order it (or who don’t like to go through crowdfunding campaigns).
Paris, Monday, January 23, 2023
Imminent launch of the Incal Infinite : the official game of the cult comics
On the occasion of the opening of the Angoulême Comic Strip Festival, the Humanoids Associates, Why Not AI and KissKissBankBank are pleased to announce the pre-launch campaign of the game “L’Incal Infini” inspired by the cult series by Moebius and Jorodorowsky.
L’Incal, the cult comic book saga born in the 80s from the collaboration between Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, La Caste des Méta-Barons) and Jean Giraud, known as Moebius (Blueberry, Le Surfer d’argent) continues to expand its universe through new experiences offered to fans around the world. After the announcement of a feature film entrusted to New Zealand director Taika Waititi, the masterpiece of the 9th art will also be adapted in the form of a board game.
The Incal Inifini is the creation of two star authors of the game world since we owe them some of the biggest successes of the medium: Guillaume Montiage is the creator of Kemet and Yucatan as well as the new reference of the investigation game Suspects (3 episodes available). For his part, Manuel Rozoy is the founder and conductor of the T.I.M.E. Stories, which has already sold more than 800,000 copies worldwide.
Fans of comics since their teenage years, the two authors wanted to pay tribute to him by designing a game that would share his DNA. Thus, L’Incal Infini is a cooperative card game where the players will join forces with the different characters from the adventures told in the original comics (John Difool, the Meta-Baron…) and whose goal will be to seize the precious artifact that is The Incal before their adversary.
“We wanted to develop an easy-to-access game whose stakes would be understandable both by comic book enthusiasts and by players who had never heard of it,” said Manuel Rozoy. “We had in front of us an extremely rich universe served by a broad and complex story. The idea was to make the players feel this spirit of cooperation, where it speaks constantly to manage to thwart the intrusions of the antagonists, from the Darkness to the Bergs via the Necro-Robot. »
The game is made up of cards, tokens, tiles and pawns depicting the characters and places depicted by Moebius. It is playable from 2 to 5 players, from 12 years old. A game does not exceed 30 minutes.
“Manuel and Guillaume have succeeded in designing a game that immerses us fully in the world of Moebius and Jodorowsky,” says Jean-Martial Lefranc, the founder of Why Not AI. “They created a very intense game, very easy to learn but in which victory is earned after a frantic quest. »
Before joining the traditional distribution channels, the board game will be the subject of a participatory pre-launch campaign on the French platform KissKissBankBank from Wednesday February 22, 2023. Jean-Samuel Kriegk, Director of Operations and Development of KissKissBankBank explains: “The Incal is a treasure of Franco-Belgian comics, a masterpiece that has changed the lives of many readers and especially mine! The entire KissKissBankBank team, a crowdfunding platform specializing in comics and games, is delighted to welcome the pre-order campaign for the first game inspired by Incal. With authors of the caliber of Guillaume Montiage and Manuel Rozoy, it promises to thrill our community of 2.5 million KissBankers. »
- Page Kisskissbankbank – www.kisskissbankbank.com/fr/projects/lincalinfini
- Instagram – www.instagram.com/IncalInfini
- Facebook – www.facebook.com/IncalInfini
- Twitter – www.twitter.com/IncalInfini
- Site web – whynotai.tv
About ASSOCIATED HUMANOIDS
Les Humanoides Associés is a comic book publishing house founded in 1974 by Jean Giraud alias Moebius, Jean-Pierre Dionnet, Philippe Druillet and Bernard Farkas. Initially created with the aim of publishing the legendary review Métal Hurlant, it then specialized in science fiction, before expanding to all genres of the imaginary. Its catalog includes titles that have become cults, including L’Incal by Moebius and Jodorowsky, La Caste des Méta-Barons by Gimenez and Jodorowsky, Koma by Pierre Wazem and Frederik Peeters, Carthago by Christophe Bec, and La Légende des nuées écarlates by Saverio Tenuta. Since 2021, Les Humanoïde Associés has republished Métal Hurlant in the form of a 300-page magazine with four new issues published each year: two issues dedicated to creation, with unpublished stories and articles, and two issues devoted to the “first generation Metal “.
About WHY NOT ANIMATION & INTERACTION
Why Not AI produces animated series, video games and board games. In 2021, Why Not AI co-produced with Canal+ and Les Films du Poisson Rouge, the “Open Bar” series based on Fabcaro’s comics. She is preparing for the end of 2022, a video game based on the universe of H.P. Lovecraft, “HPL-Nyarlathotep Rising” and an adaptation in animated series of “Ring” by Richard Wagner, directed by Seth Ickerman. Why Not AI is associated with Why Not Productions, the producer of films by Jacques Audiard, Bruno Podalydès and Jean-François Richet, as well as American franchises such as “The Purge”. “L’Incal Infini” is the first board game offered by Why Not AI even though Jean-Martial Lefranc, its founder, has already produced more than sixty video games during his long career.