Gloom: Digital Edition is a digital adaptation of the popular Gloom tabletop card game in which your aim is to make your family as miserable as possible while making your rivals’ families as happy as possible.
Misery is the key to success in Gloom, specifically the misery of your family. Played with up to four players, your aim is to end the game with the lowest total self-worth scores for your family. You lower the self worth of your family members by laying cards that put them through a series of horrible mishaps (such as being pushed down stairs, stabbed or mauled by a bear).
You can play happy event cards such as marriages, to sabotage your opponents’ families by making them happier, but generally it’s about putting your own family through as much pain as possible. Eventually family members will take too much punishment and die, and when all the members of a single family die then the game finishes and the self-worth totals of each family is totted up, with the winner being the family with the lowest score.
Tormenting your own family is a delightfully dark premise for a game and the devs of the Gloom: Digital Edition have captured the excellent hand drawn artwork of the original card game and updated them with character animation, voice-work and beautifully drawn backgrounds. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the Beta to start putting your family through Hell!
To Sign Up For The Beta, First Register an Account Here, Then Log in and Select the ‘Beta Tests’ Tab, then Select ‘Join’ Under The Gloom Test. Please note there are limited spaces available for this Beta and it’s first come first served so sign up quick!
Special thanks to plzcallmelala for the heads up about this Beta!