ZERO SUM: THE CARD GAME
A fast-paced, competitive card game set in a futuristic galaxy where seven mega-corporations have long since taken hold of humanity's future. Deeply embroiled in a not-so-friendly competition, these corporations are looking for everyone and any opportunity to gain an advantage.
Zero Sum: The Card Game is a brutal game of on-the-fly strategy and corporate posturing. Life is a zero sum game, and it's up to you to outwit, outbid, or outlive your opponents. Defeat is not an option.
Zero Sum: The Card Game can be played with 1-3 players.
REPRESENT YOUR CORPORATION
As an agent of a mega-corporation, you are tasked with expanding your corporation's foothold across the galaxy. Entrusted with a generous number of funds, you are expected to build up a respectable presence on the remote, mineral-rich planet of Zatheon Alpha 3. As you achieve success you will be promoted up the ranks, gaining access to new abilities and funds. Despite the harsh challenges that face you, your corporate overlords will accept nothing less than perfect execution.
Let's your benefactors, shall we?
Wielding the galaxy's most powerful military, TechNet ruthlessly pursues its goal of advancing the human condition through synthetic augmentation and enhancement. They hold a position of unprecedented economic power through a monopoly on the coveted mineral Technetium.
Dedicated to the digital preservation of humanity, Anacron controls the galaxy's information networks. Most of Anacron's citizens exist as digital entities, living consciousnesses called Wraiths that have been connected to the Uplink, Anacron's vast biosynthetic network.
On the surface, Nishka Black is the face of the galaxy's correctional institutions. Beneath that lies a brutal hierarchy that encourages both the methodical sabotage by some of the most vicious business minds in the colonized universe and the wild fanatical fervor of the vast Nishka Black military.
Each corporation has unique mechanics and assets. No corporation will play exactly the same, opening up opportunities for deep strategy and rewarding game mastery.
SURVIVE THE UNKNOWN
Explore the hostile world of Zatheon Alpha 3, an icy, wind-blasted planet on the fringes of colonized space. Build your foothold here as best you can, but it won’t be easy. The greatest danger may not be the wild animals or the unstable terrain, but rather a knife in the dark from a corporate spy or worse, one of your very own.
The obstacles you face will take the form of Crisis Cards - a unique type of card that forms the backbone of Zero Sum: The Card Game's gameplay. Crisis Cards have an immediate negative effect that hits all players simultaneously. If you survive the Crisis, you'll then have the opportunity to take it on headfirst and reap the rewards and prestige you'll gain from overcoming it.
USE RESOURCES WISELY
Your corporation is only willing to give you so much for the mission to this fringe planet. You must learn to balance the give and take, risk and reward of your resource flow. Be careful with what you have, for if your resources run dry, you’ll no longer be able to react to the countless dire situations that may arise this far out in space.