During last year’s Gen Con 2011 event we shed some light on a new tactical miniatures game from Catalyst Game Labs. That game is called Leviathans: Monsters in the Sky, and it’s something we’ve not seen before. Leviathans is set in an alternate history that pulls themes from the steampunk aesthetic. It’s been a while since we’ve heard news on the game’s development, but we can assure you it’s still getting some love.
Leviathans takes the idea of naval battle to the skies in a brand new form of combat. Using warships and destroyers that are powered by engines that allow them to soar into the clouds, players will send their fleets into battle with one another for ultimate supremacy. You can choose from the U.S., French, and German navies to command, and each one will have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Though we haven’t heard much more about the game, Catalyst is working hard to make sure we don’t forget it. Right now the developer is working on getting shipping taken care of, and trying really hard to make sure all the miniatures are coming together as they should. There are many features to the game that Catalyst wants to implement into the final version, such as a set of PDF files explaining each faction’s Minor Powers. Right now there’s still work to do, and in the meantime Catalyst team members are helping to put plenty of fiction into the game. On the Leviathans official site, blog posts are going up that follow a storyline that helps make up the backbone of the game’s history. So far there are three entries, all titled under the title “Intrepide.” These little posts follow a crew among a flying Heavy Cruiser as it follows a voyage through a battlefield.
If you’re looking forward to this upcoming miniatures game like I am, then keep that hope alive. The game is still very much being worked on, and the story is continuing to build. Leviathans: Monsters in the Sky looks like it will be tons of fun, and I can’t wait to jump in the captain’s chair to wage war on helpless opponents. Go check out the fiction posts on the game’s official page, and get ready for explosive aerial combat when the game finishes production.