Level 99 Games and Behaviour Interactive have teamed up to create a board game based on the hit multiplayer game Dead by Daylight. The Dead by Daylight board game will launch on Kickstarter on March 29th 2022 with delivery scheduled for Halloween 2022.
“The board game includes familiar staples of the video game—distinct Survivor and Killer personas, items, perks, interactive props, and the Trial Grounds. The game is accessible for players of all skill levels, and the wide variety of play options allow groups to tailor the game to their tastes,” say Level 99.
You will be able to back two versions of the game on Kickstarter. The standard edition is priced at $49.99 USD and includes 6 Killers, 7 Survivors, and 2 maps. The collector’s edition is priced at $99.99 USD and includes 16 Killers, 17 Survivors, and 4 maps. The collector’s edition includes additional miniatures, such as miniature hooks upon which the Killer can sacrifice their victims (lovely), and miniature generators upon which the Survivors can display their progress towards escape.
The Survivors and Killers are taken from the original cast of Dead by Daylight up to and including the All-Kill DLC. The game allows or two to four players to play as Survivors with an additional player as the Killer.
“As fans of the original video game, we worked hard to capture the tension between the Survivors and the Killer on every turn,” says D. Brad Talton Jr, the designer behind the game. “The moment when you commit to your move and then have to hold your breath while the Killer makes their play—to me that’s the essence of Dead by Daylight.”
“I am probably the biggest board game nerd that I know and Dead by Daylight: The Board Game is just an amazing experience. Many of us, on the DbD team, are huge board game fans, so our expectations were high. When we were presented this project, we were all impressed and excited,” shares Mathieu Côté, Game Director, Dead by Daylight. “Level 99 have managed to perfectly adapt the Dead by Daylight experience to a board game: the Killers VS Survivors asymmetrical gameplay, the unexpected surprises, the game loops, everything is there. And with almost all original characters present, all the different perks there’s a lot to discover and love in this. I’m definitely ordering my copy, and I recommend our fans do too!”
Source: Press release