HoloGridScreens07Phil Tippett is no stranger to monsters. As a two-time Academy Award winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Director, he’s worked on projects such as Star Wars and Jurassic Park. One of his most memorable creations was the Holo Chess scene in the original Star Wars, also seen again in The Force Awakens.

Piggybacking on that, Phil teamed up with HappyGiant to create a new CCG with an AR element. HoloGrid: Monster Battle is a CCG with a miniatures and board element to it. With an accompanying app, creatures from the cards can be brought to life and battled. Don’t really care for the AR stuff? You can also play the game non-digitally with a physical board and minis.

HoloGrid is currently being Kickstarted, and is already off to a great start, but only time will tell how successful such a game can really be. I think the option to play completely offline with physical pieces will be a great help, as long as the gameplay holds up.