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Munchkin Gets Gloomy: Announcing Munchkin Gloom

AUSTIN, Texas (August 15, 2014) – Next year, the over-the-top zaniness of Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin combines with the gallows humor of Atlas Games' Gloom to create Munchkin Gloom, a new experience for the brooding tragic figure lurking within your inner powergamer.

"The best part of Gloom is telling the saddest story, explaining how your family has it worse than anyone else," said Gloom designer Keith Baker. "Whose lives could be more miserable than the monsters of Munchkin, who spend their days waiting for some obnoxiously overpowered adventurer to kick down their door and take their stuff?"

"Gloom is all about killing your own characters in the most creative, depressing ways possible," said Andrew Hackard, Munchkin Czar. "No game has as many creative ways to kill things as Munchkin does! We can't wait to see what gamers think of this combination."

Munchkin Gloom is due for release in 2015.

About Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books, and magazines since 1980. Its best-selling game is Munchkin, with well over 5 million copies of the games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are GURPS (the Generic Universal RolePlaying System), Zombie Dice, and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and Toon. Steve's very first game, Ogre, originally released in 1977, drew almost a million dollars' worth of Kickstarter support in 2012 for a super-deluxe edition, which was released in late 2013.

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About Atlas Games

Atlas Games is the publisher of award-winning card games, board games, and roleplaying games. Its marquee titles include Gloom, Once Upon a Time, Ars Magica, and Unknown Armies.

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