by Zane Gunton
Set in a sci-fi future that’s all too familiar, Infinite Horizons explores the development of a new human colony on a far-flung world – an untouched paradise called Niwa.
Teams of four players will each represent one of the nine major factions, and take a key role in shaping the civic, industrial and political development of the colony during the vital first few years. You’ll react to new challenges and strive to overcome both external and internal threats, balancing the interests of the colony with those of your sponsor back on Earth.
During the course of the game, you will explore how humanity can overcome its differences and work together to achieve great things - and how ambition, greed, nationalism and self-interest can undermine even the best intentions.
Is it possible to balance the two? Could a mission of such grand scale bring people of all nations, creeds and corporations together; or in the end, will it be just another tool in the struggle for power?
Each player will represent one of the colony’s leading voices. Yet nobody is on this mission without support from the major backers of the project. Three major alliances of Earth governments were involved in funding the colony project, and expect a return on their investment. Six further powers, smaller but still very influential, also contributed – their interests are more focused on specific areas such as science, mining and industry. No matter their goals all the colony’s backers now expect to see results and it is up to you to deliver...
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The cast list is now available!
What Kind of Megagame is it?
The game itself has rules of medium complexity, requires some roleplaying and has a strong focus on the political rather than operational elements.
Sign Up to Infinite Horizons
The game is on the 18th August at London’s Arc Centre venue (in Islington, not far from Angel tube station) and we are taking sign-ups now. Just complete the form below letting us know you are interested in playing and if you have any preference in team or role. We absolutely welcome team sign ups too - so if you want to play with a group of friends that let us know all their names and email addresses at the same time.
As with all our games a player role is priced at £30 for the whole day (those selected for Control play for free) - you can sign up now and we'll ask for payment about a month before the event.