Entrant 2018

Studio Wumpus


In Sumerian mythology, mankind was made to serve the Anunnaki, the heaven-gods. The priest-kings of the first cities gave them beer, bread, and all that is good, and received the divine right of rulership in return. In this retelling, the struggle for power is painted across a living Mesopotamian mural as players compete to fulfill the sacrificial rituals prescribed by heaven. The swiftest and cleverest will ascend the ziggurat and be crowned king or queen.

Sumer introduces the elegance of modern European board game design to the world of digital games. Its unique mix of turn-based and real-time gameplay creates a tense, cyclical rhythm where players must plan, execute, and adapt in order to achieve victory.