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 of 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’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Project Raygun, USAopoly’s brand new initiative focused on combining iconic properties with visionary art and design.
“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.
You can read the press release in its entirety over at Birth.Movies.Death., HERE. And look for Infection of Outpost 31 at gaming retailers sometime this Fall.
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.