The Journey Part 5: The Story

When me and Jack sat down to create an unique universe to build our game around, we had no idea how big it would get. We did not want it to become too cliche’d and in turn was determined to create something that felt original to anyone who reads it. Gordian Layers revolves around the concept of evolution. In this universe, we wanted to try and peg an elusive genre combo; sci-fi/fantasy thats actually more on the science side than the fantasy one.


This is where our overarching villains came from. A rather long discussion about space and space travel led us to create the Worm, which represents an antagonist for all Layers.

A mouth as large as a city, they bust through an unseen membrane in the atmosphere of the layers. Wherever the Worm descends, reality is torn apart, and madness grips the planet.

This is but one mystery that surrounds the Layers as many have their own mystique and questions to be answered. But, what does that mean for us? Well, if this game is funded, we have many other works planned moving forward. While Gordian Layers: Portal Bound may be a board game, Gordian Layers as a brand will be represented in many places. Success in 2018 will allow us to start on a path to creating an SNES style rpg to help spread the story to a larger audience. Novels are also planned out, with all the beats already mapped. Who knows where we could go after that! Not to worry, we have plenty of other board game ideas as well.

By: Jonathan Hansen