Welcome to SCIU #62, for the weeks of June 1st – June 14th.

This week the following new titles were announced:

EpicEpic – Epic is a fast paced, fantasy combat card game by White Wizard Games which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The good news is though, it reached its goal is under 12 hours. Rob Dougherty, the game’s designer, has described it as having elements of Ascension and Star Realms. The core set is 2-4 players, but its possible to combine a second set for up to eight player battles.

I Am Zombie – A horror/survival with a twist from the mind that brought you Vampire: The Masquerade and The World of Darkness. Players are self-aware, living half-deads known as Toxics. They will need to control their Odium levels stave off turning into a mindless zombie, while battling the forces of the CDC and BLEACH, a militarized disease control agency that wishes to destroy the virus and Toxics.

Steam Works – Players will need to use their steampunk workers to collect components and power sources in order to build devices. These devices are then later used as action spaces for the other players. The game has good replayability due to the modular mix and match nature of the game. Designed for 2-5 players, ages 12+, and plays in 90-120 minutes.

Apocalypse Chaos – This is just one of the upcoming Gen Con releases by Z-Man Games which we are looking forward to. Its a cooperative space survival game in which players need to join forces to fight a hostile alien race surrounding their ship. Even though the game includes a campaign of scenarios, players also have the option of using the modular components to create their own missions. Designed for 1-4 players, ages 13+.Apocalypse Chaos

In other news:

Director James Wan, who you may know from Furious 7 and Saw, has been signed for the upcoming Aquaman movie. Our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman will be in Batman v. Superman next year.

What would a world where Earth was never hit by an asteroid and dinosaurs never became extinct look like? Take a look at the teaser trailer for The Good Dinosaur to find out.

Zootopia follows the first bunny on the police force, Officer Judy Hopps, as she teams up with Nick Wilde, a fox who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit.