Popular RPG ‘SUPERHERO 2044’ Purchased by Checker BPG, Kickstarter Planned


Checker Book Publishing Group has announced that it has purchased the publishing rights to the classic super hero themed role playing game Superhero 2044  from Gamescience Publishing.

Superhero 2044 was the first comic book-themed role playing game at the dawn of the industry appearing in 1977 shortly after the explosive launch of early games like Dungeons and Dragons and Runequest. Innovative for the time period, it featured such specific rules as classifications for differing types of super heroes, melee rules unique to super heroes, a ranged combat system, point based character construction, and eventually a comprehensive defined list of super powers.

Checker BPG is a graphic novel publisher that published nearly one hundred graphic novels from 2001 to 2013. Checker BPG  launched titles with such high profile licenses as Star Trek, X-Files, Flash Gordon, and Clive Barker to name a few. The publisher put the company on hiatus after the death of his fiancé, father, uncle, and the  cancer diagnosis of his sister in 2015.
“Our goal is to upgrade the entire system and game to be the pinnacle of super hero gaming”, said Publisher Mark Thompson. “Superhero 2044 is one of the fondest memories of games from my childhood. Super heroes dominate every entertainment medium  from toys, movies, television, comic books, and video games. We feel this genre is under served currently within the industry”.
Industry legend Lou Zocchi will  continue to serve as an advisor on the game.
The company plans a Kickstarter program to launch the newly revamped role playing games as well as a Super Hero 2044 themed card game.



The Grand Daddy of all Superhero role playing games returns with an updated SUPERHERO 2044 version which will (re)set the standard for the super hero game genre. With extensive artwork by the industry’s top artists and upgraded game play by some of the hottest and most respected game designers  this milestone in the industry returns with a vengeance in Fall of 2017. The game will also expand to include a collectible card version as well as a comprehensive pre-designed super hero universe.

This game will launch on Kickstarter in Fall of 2017.



*** info/images courtesy of SphinxPR and Checker Book Publishing Group

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