New Game by Jeff Petersen & Tony Mastrangeli Coming in February
Evacuate came about because I thought, “What game wants the player to be in the middle of a pack? Not the first, but not the last.”
In most games, you are racing to be the first, the one in the lead. So I had to think of a way to convince the player that they didn’t necessarily want to be in the lead.
What if there was danger all around and you didn’t know what was around the next corner? Would you want to lead the pack? And if the danger is all around then you don’t want to be at the back of the pack either. You want to be protected like the president with people all around you.