Plaid Hat Games recently announced that they were coming out with a new sci-fi board game called Starship Samurai. And, I mean, it’s giant robots fighting in outer space, so you know it’s got my attention. But the giant robots, alone, aren’t enough to make me want to get the game. I need to know […]
It’s getting hot outside. What a great time to get out your paints, sit down at your painting table, and crank the AC (and maybe AC/DC while you work). And if you’re a master at slinging the colored goop around, you may want to check out the Summer Offensive Painting Competition that Warlord Games is […]
The concept behind the development of a Psychecology game (PEG) prototype is that authentic game-play based on the most current cognitive research and the principles of dream analysis identified by Carl Jung can promote individual and collective psycholog
In this essay I write about the creation of b r 1 (Bitsy Reality 1), a Bitsy remake of v r 1, a Unity game. I write about the process of development and specific insights into translating a game between radically different game engines.
Tech Support uses procedurally generated conversations to make dialogue flow naturally between the 200+ customers a player encounters over the course of the game, and adding variance to make every chat feel unique.
A QA Tester makes a case for the unification of Automated & Manual testing.
The Hellboy comic series has had many memorable and important storylines within it. For the board game, Mantic is looking to bring as many of those directly to your tabletop as they can. In this case, they’ve added a new expansion set that gets them one step closer. it’s the Darkness Calls expansion, and undead […]
A talk about story game design and Archives of the Sky.
We’re just a couple weekends away from the release of Free Nations, the newest book for Team Yankee from Battlefront. But what’s coming in the new release? What new forces will be heading to the fields of Europe? How will they stack up against what’s already available? Well, Battlefront has posted up a detailed book […]
Cryptocurrency. Honestly, all I know about it I learned from John Oliver. So I’m not really one to try and discuss it. However, after playing Bitcon Cards: Lose All Your Money, we all might just be experts in how they work. The game is a new card game up on Kickstarter now. Originally created as […]
Update This is a big deal given that Wargaming Seattle is the Redmond-based studio formerly known as Gas Powered Games, which was founded in 1998 by Chris Taylor and other former Cavedog devs. ...
How many of us haven’t, at some point in time, shot a rubber band across the room? Maybe you were aiming for something (or someone), or just having fun, but we all know someone who’s really good at it. If that’s you, then you might have an innate advantage in Loot N Shoot, a dexterity […]
In this 2016 GDC session, Jagex's Conor Crowley covers how the development team for RuneScape moved from an established development process to multiple agile cross-disciplined teams without missing an update. ...
RuneScape developer Jagex has announced that it will shut down RuneScape Classic on August 6, 2018, ending support for the early online game 17 years after its first launch. ...
We’ve got lots of games out there about WWII and subsequently, there’s also a good number of Weird-War-II stuff. What I’d love to see more of is WWI games, and then, Weird-War-I stuff. *looks at Interbellum* Oh, hey there! The game is an RPG that brings in magic and other supernatural elements to the conflicts […]
Halfway there, everyone. We’re halfway there. The weekend is making its way inexorably towards us. And it’s a 3-day weekend, too. It’s looking like I’ll be getting in some Guild Ball on Sunday, along with some grilling. So that’s gonna be fun. Whatever you might have planned, be sure you’re not famished by snacking on […]
Air combat games can be pretty complex. There’s all sorts of things that can be thrown in, and as such, they can tend to be hard for new players. Air Strike does away with all that. It’s so simple, the whole family can enjoy it. Hop into the cockpit of your favorite fighter aircraft and […]
I took French in high school (because I just knew that I was going to play hockey and I wanted to be able to talk with my French-Canadian teammates). However, as you can tell, I did not end up being drafted for the NHL, and so my French skills are lacking. As such, if I […]
Kickstarters come and go. It’s easy to miss one in all the shuffle. Thankfully, there’s usually Late Pledge opportunities. However, those don’t last forever, either. So, if you missed out on getting The Reckoners as part of the Kickstarter, don’t miss out on also getting it during the Late Pledge time. From the website: Games […]
Ooooooooooh, I can’t get a long, little doggie. I can’t even get one that’s small. I can’t get a long, little doggie. I can’t get a doggie at all! Thank you, Yosemite Sam, for that. Doxie Dash is a game all about long, little doggies. Play as a dachshund (or doxie, for short) and do […]