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Alien Frontiers: Aurora

Do you have what it takes to conquer a new world?

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Alien Frontiers: Aurora

Make it happen!

Past, Present, Retro-Future

The Alien Frontiers board game by Clever Mojo Games was one of the first successfully funded board games on Kickstarter.com.

The first printing of 1000 copies sold out in mere weeks after release in October 2010. The second printing of 3000 copies sold out nearly as soon as it was released in April 2011.

The game created by Tory Niemann and illustrated by Mark Maxwell was very well received by board game players and reviewers around the world and is currently ranked in the TOP 100 of the world's best boardgames on the BoardGameGeek.com website.

Alien FrontiersImage courtesy of Mike Hulsebus

The game was scheduled to be released in Western Europe by a well-know European publisher.

This did not happen.

Now we at LocWorks, a small game publisher based in Poland, are calling out to board game fans around the world and asking you to help us fund Alien Frontiers: Aurora, an international version of Tory Niemann's excellent board game.

If successfully funded, the game will be fully localized into Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish and released in November 2012.

Mind Control Helmet
Image by Mark Maxwell.

About the game

Download the English rulebook (PDF) here.

Alien Frontiers: Aurora is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. During the game you will exploit orbital facilities and alien technology, building colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world.


The game board shows the planet, its moon, the stations in orbit around the planet, and the solar system’s star. The dice you are given at the start of the game represent the spaceships in your fleet. You will assign these ships to the orbital facilities in order to earn resources, expand your fleet, and colonize the planet.

As the game proceeds, you will land your colonies on the planet to control its territories. Each territory carries a particular benefit and, if you control a territory, you are able to use that influence to your advantage.

Solar ConverterImage courtesy of Mike Hulsebus

The planet was once the home of an alien race and they left behind a wondrous artifact in orbit. Using your fleet to explore the artifact, you will discover amazing alien technologies that you can use to advance your cause.

Alien Artifact
Image by Mark Maxwell.

Winning the game will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory bonuses into your expansion plans, and block your opponents from building colonies of their own. Do you have what it takes to colonize a new world?

Game components

  • 24 ships in four colors
  • 96 alien tech cards (4 sets in 8 languages)
  • 8 territory counters
  • 3 field generator counters
  • 1 relic ship
  • 20 gray ore tokens
  • 30 orange fuel tokens
  • 36 colony tokens in four colors
  • 1 game board
  • 1 victory point scoreboard
  • 4 rockets

Multlingual board


Used with permission.

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For more information and updates

What are the funds for?

The funds will go towards the financing of the following items:

  • the localization of Alien Frontiers: Aurora into 8 languages;
  • the printing and shipping of the game and bonus items;
  • the promotion of the game at game fairs, including Paris est Ludique 2012 (Paris, France), Avangarda 2012 (Warsaw, Poland) and the SPIEL 2012 (Essen, Germany).

About the project owner

LocWorks was founded in 2006 by Piotr Burzykowski. After obtaining a degree in Law and in Translation, Piotr started out on his fascinating journey in the localization industry. He worked as a translator, project coordinator and project manager for companies such as Seagate Software (currently Business Objects), Simultrans, LionBridge, and Symantec. In 2006, he moved to Poland and set up LocWorks, where he mixes with gusto his extensive experience, his passion for games of all kinds and his love of a job well done.

The LocWorks team has worked on many computer games, including S.T.A.L.K.E.R., The Witcher and Alan Wake.

The first "unplugged" game we released was the Polish version of Steve Jackson Games Chez Geek.


  • Are shipping costs included in the pledge levels?

    No, the shipping costs are not included. You must add the appropriate shipping costs. The amount of shipping costs is indicated in the description of the support level. Note: free shipping is offered to some participating locations. See the current list here: http://www.ulule.com/af/news/update-13-free-pick-locations-europe-6641/

    Last updated: 8 years, 3 months ago

  • Do you offer free local pick up?

    Yes, please see here: http://www.ulule.com/af/news/update-13-free-pick-locations-europe-6641/

    Last updated: 8 years, 3 months ago