French game publisher Monolith is planning to launch a Kickstarter to raise funds for a board game based on DC Comics’ vigilante hero Batman.
The upcoming crowdfunding campaign was announced by the publisher via a Facebook post that showed the company’s Cannes International Games Festival booth, adorned with images of Batman, Catwoman and the Joker as illustrated by Jim Lee and Jock. The appended text encouraged convention-goers to visit the booth and get a feel for the company’s current working prototype.
The campaign will not be Monolith’s first foray into the crowdfunding space. The company held Kickstarter campaigns for two other boards games, one of which is based in the “Conan the Barbarian” universe.
The first game, simply titled “Conan,” was backed by 16,038 Kickstarter users and raised a total of $3,327,757. The asymmetrical game pitted one player, cast as an overlord with a massive army, against one to four other players who assumed the roles of Conan and his companions.
Monolith’s second game, “Mythic Battles: Pantheon,” was backed by 13,635 Kickstarter users and raised $2,669,009. The game imagined a version of Mount Olympus, home to the Greek pantheon of gods, that was decimated, the gods scattered. Numerous modes of play were possible in the game, which pitted Greek gods and monsters against each other and supported up to four players.
Little else is known about Monolith’s Batman prototype, but the Cannes International Games Festival in Cannes, France is open from February 24-26. Monolith has yet to announce the launch date for the campaign.