John Carpenter’s The Thing remains an unparalleled masterpiece of paranoia and, now, fans of the Lovecraftian horror can immerse themselves in the film’s frigid world with Infection at Outpost 31. It’s an officially licensed board game from Mondo in collaboration with Project Raygun, a new branch of USAoploy. We just got the press release yesterday, and it sounds like a must-have for fans of 1980s-laced horror nostalgia and competitive tabletop gaming.
We previously reported on Infection at Outpost 31 last February. To recap:
Press Release from Mondo: “The synergy between Mondo and Project Raygun was immediate, both driven by zeal and a deep-rooted appreciation of timeless and relevant pop culture,” explains VP of Project Raygun, Mike Gonzales.
“When we set out to create the first licensed Mondo board game the biggest question was; what film property would we go after? So many of the films we celebrate at Mondo would be an absolute blast in game form,” explained Jay Shaw, Mondo Brand Director. “As soon as John Carpenter’s suspense masterpiece, The Thing was mentioned it very quickly became our top choice,” Shaw noted.
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Infection at Outpost 31 is now available at gaming retailers worldwide, but if you’d like to know more about what playing is actually like, you’re in luck: Mondo and AVClub.com have produced the video below. It features none other than indie horror actor/producer Elijah Wood (you know he’s more than just some Hobbit!). It’s an unprecedented window into 2017’s most hotly anticipated survival board-game—and it’s pretty funny too.
Does anyone own Infection at Outpost 31? Is the game as exciting as it looks? Let’s discuss in the Comments section! And for kicks, peep the trailer and synopsis for John Carpenter’s The Thing, released in 1982, below. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who’s human and who’s not before it’s too late.
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