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Diamond Trust of London Now Available to Buy

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Limited numbers, so don't wait too long

Diamond Trust of London, which is actually called Jason Rohrer with Music by Tom Bailey: Diamond Trust of London, is notable as the first successfully player-funded DS title. As we reported back in May, Diamond Trust of London hit its Kickstarter funding target, meaning that game designer Jason Rohrer was able to fund the production costs for thousands of game cartridges and packaging. With well over 1000 backers, it showed that there's still an appetite within the gaming community for full indie retail releases on the venerable handheld.

As expected, the bulk order of game carts has produced plenty of extras, which are now available to buy directly from the game's official website for $30, if you're based in the United States. There are options to ship worldwide with delivery costs, with the adjusted price for a UK order coming in at $46.95, which at the time of writing equates to £29.55.

Jason Rohrer is renowned for creative, innovative games, and this turn-based strategy title gives you the morally dubious challenge of buying up as many diamonds as possible from Angola before a new UN law is passed. Your activities will involve bribery and smuggling, so definitely not something to try in real life.

Are any of you thinking of taking the plunge with this one?

[via diamondtrustgame.com]

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User Comments (15)

BenAV

#1

BenAV said:

Still waiting for my collector's edition.
Should get it within the next couple of weeks, so then I just need to find someone to play with. :P

Odnetnin

#2

Odnetnin said:

Already got my RE last week, but this is great for people who missed the Kickstarter. Get on it, guys!

Adhrast

#6

Adhrast said:

This would be so awesome to have on DSiWare :D
Also, is there single player as well?

Wheels2050

#7

Wheels2050 said:

@Adhrast: There is single player but, as Jason Rohrer himself admits, it's basically a training mode for MP. The game is all about deception and second-guessing your opponent, so you can see how that may not work as well in SP.

The good news is that the game supports full download play - i.e. you only need a single copy of the game to have a full, unrestricted 2 player game.

ElectricSplash

#8

ElectricSplash said:

Why didn't make this to DSiWare? Come on... The Kickstarter is sucha good idea, but now i dont have all the money i wish to spend for a game.

NightSmoke

#10

NightSmoke said:

My copy came in last week. I've been playing it with my wife and we love it. Might not be worth it if you don't have anyone to play with, and it's not exactly content rich. However I still think it is a gem of a game.

JohnPhilipSousa

#12

JohnPhilipSousa said:

So this is multiplayer only for the most part? Shame. It sounds great, yet all my friends are Xbox and PS3 fans.

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