Edgar Allen Poe-Themed "Masque of the Red Death" Has Deluxe Version Funded!

IDW's Masque of the Red Death has funded the "deluxe" version of the game, now hovering above $50,000 on a $15,000 Kickstarter campaign. The campaign will officially close on January 26th. Masque of the Red Death will be a deception-based game, in which characters select their moves during the famously cursed ball. An attractive art style, grim theme, and high quality pieces appear to have made this Kickstarter popular. 

At midnight, a horrible figure in the guise of the Red Death appears at the masquerade! It stalks amongst the rooms of the abbey, killing the nobles it comes across. The most popular noble wins… but that only matters if you survive the night.  

In Masque of the Red Death, players must navigate socializing at the ball and improving their popularity while also looking for important information. Players can flirt, laugh, dance, and discuss, while they move across the abbey. At the same time, they'll bet trying to maintain proximity to Prince Prospero... and, of course, hoping to survive the bleak end. 

The game is currently priced at $60 for the Deluxe version, with a retailer bundle available of six copies for $180.