nanovorNanovor, first new game from Smith & Tinker, is another entry in the online / offline hybrid game field. S&T is by Jordan Weisman, designer of Mechwarrior and Shadowrun, and owner of the IP for the online versions of same. It’s designed for 7-12 year old boys; a little edgier than similar games, so goes the copy, but not too far, such that boys will play it and mom’s will tolerate it.

Nanovor is a free download that will be enhanced with buying cards and minis, comics and cartoons.

Very soon they plan to release the Nanoscope, a hand-held device that syncs with your online portfolio and let’s you play face to face with up to four other players offline.

Theme: something about microscopic bugs.

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