With all those Kickstarter projects, it can be really easy to miss one. Fortunately, in the case of Diamond Trust of London, it doesn’t mean you also missed out on the final project. The Kickstarter to fund the DS game and put it on a cartridge came through back in May 26, 2012. People who helped fund it already got their copies, but now people who didn’t have a chance to chip in and acquire one as well.
Diamond Trust of London is the same price as a regular DS game at $30. It just happens to be a very limited product with only around 4,500 copies available at 10:25am CST on September 5, 2012. Players who pick it up get to take part in a diamond smuggling adventure against another player. Each player has eight months to try and grab the most diamonds and bring them to Angola. The goal is to work against the other player, bribing or swaying their spies and trying to hit various diamond sources before the other person does. The thing is, you might not know if your opponent knows what your doing, as your spies may secretly betray you.
The good news is, even though Diamond Trust of London is a multiplayer game, you don’t have to worry about always having a partner or multiple copies of the game. It has a single player mode that lets you practice. It also lets you use the DS Download Play feature to allow multiple people to play using two DS units and one cartridge.
If you were at PAX Prime 2012 last week, you don’t need to worry about buying Diamond Trust of London online. Odds are, you picked up your copy at the convention since Jason Rohrer was there selling them. Or, at the very least, you used download play to test it out.