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Nintendo DS Diamond Trust of London

You’ve probally heard about the straight up flood of video games looking for funding on the crowd sourced site, Kickstarter.

Right now, someone is looking to funding for their DS game, Diamond Trust of London.

Diamond Trust is a two-player, turn-based, simultaneous-decision strategy game about diamond traders operating in Angola in the year 2000. Over the course of eight in-game months, diamonds accumulate in various regions to be taken by the highest bidder, and whoever brings the most diamonds back from Angola wins. Outfoxing your opponent is your main tactic, but bribing and spying mechanics complicate things. When agent loyalty waivers, your hidden information can be revealed to your opponent without you knowing that it has been revealed. On the other hand, you might know that one of your agents has been bribed by your opponent, but does your opponent know that you know?

Why You Care

To be honest, it’s because of the 1000 copy Limited Edition. Only 1000 of these will be available, ever, and this is the main route to get one. Signed and numbered. There’s only around 230 left up for grabs as of posting. I bought two, making this the first Kickstarter I’ve ever contributed to. While the price is almost guaranteed to rise upon release, I think they’ll make killer tradebait.

Pocket Gamer has a preview of the game, which actually seems pretty cool as well.

You can check out the Kickstarter here. They currently have 752 Backers with $49,986 pledged of the $78,715 goal with 13 days to go.

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