CCP has ended its arrangement with Tiancity, the previous publisher handling EVE Onlineâ€ s Serenity server, andÂ penned a deal with NetEase to keep the online game up and running going forward. ...
A whole new batch of releases are available over at Zenit Miniatures, and they’re bringing out the big guns, literally. The far East was the first place that gunpowder was used in a military setting, and those big booms are coming to Kensei. There’s two different cannons, along with several other new figures you can […]
Many of you out there adventure through Rokugan when playing the L5R card game. Soon, you’ll have an new way to experience that foreign land. Fantasy Flight is coming out with a new Legend of the Five Rings RPG, and they’re kicking things off with a beginner’s starter box to ease you into it. In […]
The greatest superheroes in the DC universe are gathering together for a secret meeting. However, everything isn’t as it seems. One of them isn’t who they say they are. The Joker has grabbed a disguise kit and gotten in on the group chat. As the superheroes work to tell the location without explicitly giving it […]
A deep dive analysis of how diegesis is used in the gaming medium and how it may be used to create immersion and meaningful connections between the player and the characters.
In today's post, I share 5 free tools that we use to effectively promote indie games.
This year I gave a presentation on video games and the First Amendment at Casual Connect USA. This is Part 1: Introduction and Background. Parts 2-3, coming very soon, will cover the basics of what the First Amendment says, and what it protects.
What's the best way to create complexity in a game system? Mix it with some other system. This article takes a look at how spreadsheets can be used as a quick-and-dirty tool for designing systems interactivity.
Reposted from Game-Wisdom, this is a written interview I did with Game Designer Michael Hicks on puzzle design and the challenges of tying it to a serious topic.
It’s Gen Con Eve. Yeah, the show officially starts tomorrow. Hard to imagine, really. You spend all year waiting for it, and then it’s here and it’s almost like, “… whoah, already?” Catalyst Game Labs will be in attendance, and while it’s been a while since we’ve heard much from them, that doesn’t mean that […]
The state of game development has shifted this decade towards post release content, but what does that mean for a game whose reviews are no longer relevant?
WizKids has announced a new box set for Dice Masters, and it’s a biggie. It’s the Avengers Infinity Campaign Box and it’s a starter set and much more. Containing a large selection of heroes, along with sidekicks, basic actions, and dice bags, it’s the entire Infinity War in one box. From the website: Avengers Infinity […]
Adapting SF equipment to D&D.
Dude! Dude. Duuuuuude! Dude? Dude. *nods sagely* Dude. It’s a word that basically can mean pretty much anything you want it to mean. And, in North Star Games’ latest game, Dude, you do just that. Players draw cards with different ways to say dude and you must try and match up with someone else meaning […]
Come from the land of the ice and snow. From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow. Yes, from up in the arctic circle (or for those that read Greek, the bear circle), there’s many adventures to be had. If you want to carve a legend for yourself among that harsh land and hardy […]
Money doesn’t grow on trees. But it can be printed on a press. It puts a whole new spin on “making money.” In Counterfeiters, players take on the role of the titular criminals and must produce and pass off their funny money without getting caught. From the announcement: Players act as Counterfeiters, printing fake bills […]
The Traveler has been chosen! Actually, they’re just wandering around South America, seeing what they can see and sharing their wisdom as they go. The Traveler is the new expansion for Altiplano coming from Renegade Game Studios and dlp Games. There’s new locations, resources, and more, all in one box. From the announcement: Renegade Game […]
I’m sure there’s quite a number of you in planes, trains, and automobiles, headed to Indianapolis. And when stuck in those modes of transportation, there tends to not be much to do. Well, one thing you can do is listen to some gaming podcasts. And that’s just what we’ve got for you here. Today on […]
In the far-off and distant future, humanity is no more. The only thing that’s left are the armies of robots that we created and programmed to fight. But not with guns or tanks or bombs, these robots are designed to sword fight to the finish. And, being robots, they remember past mistakes and always are […]
Alright! You’ve done it! You’ve survived or stopped the apocalypse! Time to move on to the next one! What? You thought that one was all you had to deal with. Oh no, good traveler, there’s plenty more where that came from. And that’s what you’ll be up against in Necrotopia, a new RPG that’s up […]