[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Mission Viejo, California (February 3, 2014) –
Backers pledged $26,185 to the Kickstarter campaign for
Ares Magazine, sending the One Small Step Games project
$1,185 over the goal in its final hours on Sunday.
“Last night was amazing,” says OSS Games owner
Michael Anderson, who is also editor-in-chief. “We learned a
lot this month—not the least of which is that there are a lot
of people out there who share our enthusiasm for this project. Our
backers are our heroes.”
Anderson says the project team has already begun production for
the full-size, science fiction magazine combined with a
ready-to-play board game.
The magazine has more than enough short fiction stories to fill
the first issue, ranging from horror and fantasy to hard science
fiction. Design details are being finalized for Bill Banks’
War of the Worlds, the flagship game.
“We send the files to the printer in April,” says
Anderson, “and it should ship to subscribers by May
Anderson says the project team has also begun work on the future
issues, selecting stories and games. Submissions for games are
being accepted on the
For those who missed getting in on the Kickstarter, OSS Games is
offering pre-orders for subscriptions at reduced rates on its
More information is available on
Ares’ Facebook page and the
Ares Magazine website.
ABOUT OSS GAMES
One Small Step Games has been around since 1996 and has
published dozens of games, including
Millennium Wars and
Politics as Usual. More information is available at
ARES MAGAZINE PRE-ORDERS