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Hachette Games and Gigamic announced the upcoming tile placement game Akropolis will be coming to the US on July 1st 2022. "Construct the most prestigious Akropolis and develop cohesive districts for your citizens. As you create new buildings, you will expand your city - either spreading out or building up. The higher your stacks of tiles, the more valuable the buildings! Just make sure you don't run out of stone; it's a finite and valuable resource for every architect!" Gameplay Overview Take on the role of an architect and build your own akropolis in ancient Greece. Try to construct districts of similar buildings and stack them high to increase their value. Add plazas as multipliers for even more points! Each turn, choose an available tile and add it to your city. The further down the construction site the tile is, the more stone you'll need to pay to take it. Immediately add the tile to your city, either expanding outward or stacking higher. Once all tiles hav

Early Preview of @ImageComics Oddly Normal by @OtisFrampton


JOURNEY TO THE MAGICAL LAND OF FIGNATION IN ODDLY NORMAL

You’re invited to join in on an extraordinary fantasy adventure

A little bit The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a splash of Liz Kessler’s Emily Windsnap series, ODDLY NORMAL is an all-new ongoing series written and illustrated by Otis Frampton (How It Should Have Ended, ABCDEFGeek) that will enchant readers of all ages. Image Comics is pleased to reveal early artwork from ODDLY NORMAL, which follows the adventures of a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears, green hair, and an anything-but-ordinary life.


Oddly inherited her pointed ears and emerald hair color from her mother, who hails from a magical land called Fignation, and as you can imagine, this makes fitting in at a school full of mortals challenging to say the least.

On her tenth birthday, feeling misunderstood and alone, Oddly makes a disastrous wish over the candles of her birthday cake and her parents vanish from existence. Now, with the aid of her great aunt, Oddly must travel to Fignation to live under Auntie’s care while the elder witch works to uncover the mystery of their disappearance.

But when Oddly arrives in Fignation, she is enrolled in Menagerie Middle School, a learning institution filled with all manner of pint-sized monstrosities. “Now she is an outcast simply for being ordinary,” explained Frampton. “During her time in this new world, Oddly must contend with the trials and tribulations of being a normal ten year old, but they take unusual and sometimes dangerous forms; bullying by ravenous vampires and werewolves… rivalries with full-blooded witches and broom races through canyons filled with deadly creatures… crushes on one of the most popular boys in the school who just happens to be a member of a super-hero team from Oddly’s favorite comic book.”

For anyone who has ever felt like a little bit of an outsider, ODDLY NORMAL is a coming-of-age story that will enchant readers and inspire the imaginations of even the oldest children at heart. The first issue of ODDLY NORMAL arrives in stores 9/17 and will be available for $2.99. It can be pre-ordered using  Diamond Code JUL140443.


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