What is Emergents: Genesis?
Emergents: Genesis is a new PvP, multiplayer deckbuilding game where players take on the role of powerful superheroes—known in this world as Emergents—and battle against the other players in the game to be the last person standing. Players customize their decks based on four classes of superpowers in a fast-paced game that can be played by two to four players. Designed by Urban Island Games and Top8Magic, Emergents: Genesis introduces innovative, interactive mechanics to the deckbuilding game that will appeal to all fans of both the superhero genre and interactive card games.
Emergents: Genesis takes place in an original universe by game designer and comic creator, Brian David-Marshall and features art from a host of best-selling and award-winning comic book artists headlined by Steve Ellis.
Designed by Urban Island Games and Top8Magic, Emergents: Genesis, introduces innovative, interactive mechanics to the deckbuilding game that will appeal to all superhero and game fans.
You can watch the video below, which describes the mechanics and gameplay of Emergents: Genesis:
For more information (and spoilers!) about Emergents: Genesis, check out our Kickstarter page here.
For our rulebook, click here.
About the Creators of Emergents: Genesis:
Brian David-Marshall is the creator of the Emergents Universe and co-Founder of Top8Magic, the home of a popular podcast and a number of upcoming comic and game projects. Affectionately known as BDM, Brian has spent his entire adult life making comics and games. After starting out as a comic book publisher and creator, Brian was sucked into the vortex of a little card game called Magic: The Gathering, which he has been playing, commentating, writing, organizing events and being generally excited about since the 90s. The Emergents are the culmination of his planned adolescence of creating comics and games.
Favorite Faction: Non-Stop
Favorite Emergent: Aloysius Zeroth
Favorite Card: Can’t Stop
His Ideal Superpower Would Be: The power to turn people into living bread. It might seem silly until you consider using that power near a flock of pigeons or while walking along the shore. When your soggy legs collapse beneath you and a flock of filthy seagulls are tearing your stuffing out you will rue the day you laughed at The Loafer.
Favorite Comic: The Only Living Boy
When not playing Emergents: Genesis, he likes to play: Magic: the Gathering
Anthony Conta is the Lead Game Designer of Emergents: Genesis & Founder of Urban Island Games. Anthony has been playing games since he could hold a controller in his hands. His favorite gaming experiences are the ones that bring people together—either in front of a screen or around a kitchen table. He strives to make gaming experiences that promote interaction—his least favorite games are the ones where everyone’s staring at their phones until it’s their turn.
Favorite Faction: Acolyte
Favorite Emergent: The Abyss
Favorite Card: CTRL+ALT+DEL
His Ideal Superpower Would Be: Time Control
When not playing Emergents: Genesis, he likes to play: Super Smash Brothers Melee
Matt Ferrando is a Senior Game Designer of Emergents: Genesis. Matt has been designing games for almost as long as he’s been playing them. He’s spent over seven years making games for a variety of NYC game companies, including To Be Continued and 5th Planet Games. Matt is excellent at finding synergies and exploiting them to their fullest potential, burying his opposition in a flurry of hard to interrupt interactions.
Favorite Faction: Non-Stop
Favorite Emergent: Billy Stopless
Favorite Card: Grind
His Ideal Superpower Would Be: Teleportation
Favorite Comic: The Watchmen
When not playing Emergents: Genesis, he likes to play Magic or complain how there’s nothing to watch on Netflix.
Kyle Gallagher is an Associate Game Designer of Emergents: Genesis & Director of Business Relations at Urban Island Games. Kyle has been playing games since early childhood, ranging from Candyland to D&D. He is a stickler and advocate for “flavor” in games, and has worked hard to instill that into Emergents: Genesis. Recently, he has been able to share his passion for games through his work at Urban Island and has loved every minute of it.
Favorite Faction: Sculptor
Favorite Emergent: Bantam
Favorite Card: Eradicate
His Ideal Superpower Would Be: Regeneration
When not playing Emergents: Genesis, he likes to play: Anything made by BioWare or Bungie.
Miles Rodriguez is an Associate Game Designer of Emergents: Genesis & Director of Tackling Repeatedly. Miles loves to punch his way to victory. Why ask questions when you can just fight? His impulsive nature is his greatest strength—he sets his sights on a goal and runs straight at it, charging into the fray without a second thought.
Favorite Faction: Strongharm
Favorite Emergent: Moxie
Favorite Card: Tackle
His Ideal Superpower Would Be: The ability to sleep at will (so he can rest from all that rampaging)
When not playing Emergents: Genesis, he likes to play: League of Legends
Matthew Wangis a co-founder of Top8Magic, the home of a popular podcast and a number of upcoming comic and game projects. His game credits include 5th Planet Games’ Clash of the Dragons online collectible card game, Zenescope’s Wonderland board game, Z-Man Games’ The Walking Dead board game, 4Kids’ Chaotic trading card game and a number of other offline and online games. Matt is a senior advisor at 5th Planet Games (the company that acquired his previous game company, To Be Continued) and a board member at Gamers Helping Gamers, a scholarship fund for gamers. Matt has been prowling the NYC comic and game stores since the 80s picking up issues of Dragon Magazine, Chris Claremont’s X-Men and Power Pack at Westside Comics or D&D modules at Wah Kue Hobby Shop.