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Midnight Syndicate to Create Soundtrack for Zombies!!! Board Game

CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 13, 2016 – Almost 13 years after releasing the first official roleplaying soundtrack to the iconic Dungeons & Dragons® game, award-winning composers and dark music pioneers Midnight Syndicate have teamed up with premier game designer Twilight Creations to produce a game soundtrack for the zombie apocalypse-themed Zombies!!! board game.  The dark instrumental album, which will feature new and previously recorded material blended with movie-style sound design, is designed to heighten the game play experience. The musical theme will center around the Zombies!!! board game and its 15 expansion sets that pay homage to classic zombie films, especially those of directors George Romero and Sam Raimi.  

“We’ve beeen talking about doing this project for a long time,” said Edward Douglas. “ With Zombies!!! celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016, now seemed like the perfect time.  We’re working closely with the Twilight team to create something that really enhances their players’ gaming experience.” 

“Musically, it will be interesting to work in a modern setting,” added Gavin Goszka. “Most of our albums have been set in the Victorian and early 20th century, so this will definitely be something different and exciting for us and our fans.”

 “Words cannot express how excited I am to have Midnight Syndicate doing a soundtrack for Zombies!!!,” said Twilight Creations co-founder Kerry Breitenstein. “For many of our players, Midnight Syndicate has already been the unofficial soundtrack to their gaming sessions over the years. To have them working with us to create something specifically for our universe is incredible.”

The soundtrack is tentatively scheduled for release in September in coordination with the release of the Zombies!!! Ultimate Collector Set and Zombies!!! Ultimate Upgrade Kit.

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Midnight Syndicate

As Midnight Syndicate, composers Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have been delighting fans of roleplaying games, Halloween, horror cinema, and gothic music for almost two decades.  In addition to being the first musical act to win the game industry’s Origins Award (for The 13th Hour, 2005), their previous four albums have either won or been nominated in the roleplaying game industry’s ENnie Awards. Their eighteen albums, featuring their signature blend of dark orchestral music and sound effects, have become staples of the Halloween retail and haunted attraction industry, weaving their way into the musical tapestry of the Halloween season.  Every October, their music can be heard setting the atmosphere in haunted houses, amusement parks, television and radio shows, restaurants, stores, and homes worldwide. In 2015, they were included with seminal horror music acts like Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, John Carpenter, and Rob Zombie in Rue Morgue Magazine’s 50 Essential Horror Albums - Discs That Created, Evolved, or Defined Genre Music Over the Decades.

Twilight Creations

Twilight Creations, Inc. (TLC) is an award-winning board game publisher based in the Greater Cincinnati area. Founded in 2002 by Kerry and Todd Breitenstein, the company's best selling product is the Zombies!!! line which features 15 expansions, spin-offs and add-ons. The Zombies!!! game will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2016. Twilight Creations has also published various other horror-themed board games throughout the years including Cthulhu!!!, Zombie Survival and The Haunting House.

Zombies!!! Jr.

Playing outside just got serious! Your family, friends and neighbors are all trying to bite you and now you've had enough. You're ready to put them in Time Out and get outta here while you can. You've got a baseball bat, a Narf gun and a plan.

It's go time!

More information here.

New Games in August and September 2014

Crap or Slap! What Would You Do? tests each person's ability to tolerate the strange, the frightening or the annoying. How would you react if... "You wake up in the middle of ...the night and find a giant tarantula crawling on your bed" or "A vampire starts to sparkle"? The game comes with 250 cards, both containing a situation and a reaction. Active player picks a situation (or a reaction in round 2) and you try to figure out how that person would react (or which situation would prompt that reaction in round 2).

Twilight Creations to Release Zombies!!! Third Edition

Cold Spring, KY, USA − July 31, 2014 − Twilight Creations is proud to announce Zombies!!! Third Edition, an updated version of the award-winning Zombies!!! Board game. This is an exciting release for Twilight Creations, allowing us to add team, cooperative and scenario play to the original zombies game!

Zombies!!! Third Edition adds rules for playing Zombies as a team in which both players must make it to the Helipad in order to win. Also, there are rules for cooperative play where all players must make it to the Helipad without running out of life tokens. Finally, there are several scenarios in the game to vary game play.

In addition, there are four new zombies figures, survivor tokens for scenario play and door tokens. The rules and the cards have also been updated. This set is fully compatible with all other Zombies!!! Editions.

Zombies!!! Third Edition will be released in September, in plenty of time for Halloween.

New in May: Jupiter Rescue

March 16, 2014 - This May Twilight Creations will release Jupiter Rescue, a cooperative strategy game by Mark and Christina Major. You play a crack team of rescue robots, launched into space to help the humans at the Jupiter Deep colony escape imminent death at the hands of a shapeshifting menace from beyond the stars. 

Between 2 and 7 players work together to evacuate colonists before they're converted into alien creeps. Players take 5 actions to move, drive back the creeps, and use powerful programming cards. The board and dice rolls determine creep advancement, and double-sided tiles allow for hundreds of station variations.

Jupiter Rescue takes 30 to 60 minutes to play, and contains 20 double-sided module tiles, 1 evacuation pod tile, 4 reference cards, 36 rescue cards, 1 six-sided die, and 127 plastic figures (7 player robots, 50 colonists, 60 creeps, and 10 super creeps).

Cthulhu!!! Hastur La Vista, Baby! Rules Uploaded

March 15, 2014 - Cthulhu!!! Hastur La Vista, Baby arrives in stores this month! Revel in bashing, slashing, and gutting cultists and mythos critters in this great twist on the classic Zombies!!! board game. 

Wondering how the game plays? Wonder no longer! You can view or download the rules right here!

We've also noticed a small omission in the printed rules that went in the box - there's nothing about the Automatic cards, so we've started up the official FAQ, which you can view here

We hope you enjoy this brand new addition to the Twilight Creations catalog.

New in May: Zombies!!! Deadtime Stories

February 20, 2014 - This May Twilight Creations introduces a brand new way to play Zombies!!! Now you can take on roles, build characters, and undertake narrative missions in the realm of the undead! Get ready for some Deadtime Stories!

Deadtime Stories is a story-driven expansion for the award-winning Zombies!!! board game. For the first time, players can take on roles, achieve a variety of goals, and gain experience over multiple games. The box also contains variant rules, zombie types for a different flavor every time a new fig hits the table, and new ways to combine sets and even merge Zombies!!! with Humans!!! and Martians!!!

This product contains a softbound scenario book with two full campaigns and several single missions created by fans of the game, along with rules for combining sets and games and tons of extras to make your Zombies!!! experience better than ever. Also included are 10 character cards, 24 experience cards, 30 scenario cards, and zombie stat reference cards. 

Cthulhu!!! Hastur La Vista, Baby! Coming in March

February 11, 2014 - Due to a shipping issue, Cthulhu!!! Hastur La Vista, Baby! will be shipping in March, rather than February as originally expected. We apologize to everyone who's eagerly awaiting this title, but please know that we're doing everything we can to get it out as soon as possible. 

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February 7, 2014 - We were facing some issues with our webhost but everything should be fixed by now. We apologize for any inconvenience that might have caused.

New in March: Cthulhu!!! Hastur La Vista, Baby!

February 6, 2014 - Next month Twilight Creations brings you a whole new game in a whole new universe, powered by the same great Zombies!!! system you all know and love: Cthulhu!!! Hastur La Vista, Baby!

Cthulhu!!! thrusts you into a desperate fight against elder forces from beyond space and time. You play the stalwart private detectives and quick-thinking girl Fridays who've stumbled onto the Cult’s plans, and it’s your job to find and sanctify enough ritual sites to prevent the avatar’s arrival. For good or ill, you’re already a bit unstable from years of mythos busting, and not above using the Cult’s relics yourself. You can resist the objects’ siren call long enough to save the world... can’t you?

Designed for 2 to 6 players, Cthulhu!!!: Hastur La Vista, Baby! features an ever-changing map of downtown Kingsport, a 1920’s Lovecraft Country city besieged by deranged cultists, frightening creatures from beyond the stars, and an endless supply of mythos mayhem. Players take turns placing map tiles, fighting Hastur’s minions, collecting relics of power, and striving to save the world from imminent destruction. Every game is different, and the strategy evolves with every new tile that hits the table.

Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter Launched

UPDATE 4: The Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z Kickstarter campaign has come to a close, and the project was not only fully funded but also expanded in many exciting ways as a direct result of your support! From the bottoms of our rotting hearts, everyone here at Twilight Creations would like to thank each and every person who backed this campaign, commented, spread the word, and otherwise helped to start us down this path to create the most fan-driven set for Zombies!!! yet. We can't wait to see what all of you submit, and how this product comes together! Please stay tuned for additional updates about the various aspects of DEFCON Z as they come together. We'll do our best to keep all of you in the loop as much as possible. Take care, and happy hunting, you Dirty Devils! 

UPDATE 3: We've also released the first chunk of the set's opening fiction, leading up to the initial step in an interactive exchange with campaign backers to help us tell the story of DEFCON Z. Again, all you have to do is pledge $1 or more to get access to this part of the game's development. 

UPDATE 2: Twilight Creations has released the beta playtest rules for Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z to all backers of the Kickstarter campaign. Pledge $1 or more and you get access to all private updates and the ability to directly impact the development of the newest expansion for the original zombie survival board game. 

UPDATE 1: Thanks to the generous support of our backers, Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z will now be a fully standalone expansion for the Zombies!!! board game, containing everything needed to play the set on its own. We're also closing in on a few more stretch goals that will make the set even better, so if you've been on the fence about pledging your support there's never been a better time than now. 

Cold Spring, KY, USA − January 15, 2014 − Twilight Creations has launched its first Kickstarter campaign to bring players of the award-winning Zombies!!! board game deeper into the development process than ever before. The campaign focuses on Zombies!!! 13: DEFCON Z, a standalone expansion presenting the human response to the undead menace. 

Along with dice, tokens, and rules, the game box will feature 30 new map tiles, 50 new event cards, 100 zombie figures with a new pose and design, and 6 original survivor figures, all conceived by backers of the campaign and realized with the help of Twilight Creations staff, illustrator Dave Aikins, and tile cartographer Kurt Miller. Backers can suggest new card effects and rules for the game, decide what appears on the tiles and in the card art, propose looks and abilities for the set’s new figures, and even help develop the cover art for the game box. 

Everyone involved in a development tier will receive a copy of the expansion and a set of exclusive Kickstarter-only promo cards. Basic tiers are also available for those who prefer to pledge toward the effort without getting involved in production. The lowest tier that secures a copy of the expansion is $35, and the promo cards are available in limited supply at the $40 tier. 

The Zombies!!! 13 Kickstarter is now live and can be reached from the following link: 

The mobilization against the zombies arrives in the form of what’s left of the military, the CDC, and others, but the heroes of the day are survivors recruited into the counter-offensive: the very same survivors who’ve been winning games of Zombies!!! all over the world for years. As a hint about what to expect in the story, Kerry Breitenstein, CEO of Twilight Creations, offered this appropriated movie quote: “You probably heard we ain’t in the zombie-takin’ business... we’re in the zombie-killin’ business. And brother, business is a-boomin’!”

Twilight Creations is extremely excited to launch this ambitious project. Developed by the fans, for the fans, Zombies!!! 13 is the ultimate collaboration for the world’s first zombie survival board game. 

Twilight Creations, Inc. (TLC) is an award-winning board game publisher based in the Greater Cincinnati area. Founded in 2002 by Kerry and Todd Breitenstein, the company's best selling product line is the Zombies!!! board game, which features a number of expansions, spin-offs, and add-ons. The Zombies!!! game celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2011.

Illustrator Dave Aikins studied at the Columbus College of Art & Design and has owned and operated Let’s Draw Studio since 1998. He produces work for clients in the areas of advertising, product design, and publishing, and his other clients include Nickelodeon, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Scholastic, Hasbro, and Mattel / Fisher-Price.