Game Design

Holy Grail Games Announces DomiNations Board Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 1:00pm
Being put in charge of an entire civilization isn’t easy. there’s many facets of life to take into account, and many different ways you can build your society. In DomiNations, “build” is exactly what we mean, too, as you’ll use triangle-shaped dominoes to expand and strengthen your reign. Holy Grail Games will be bringing DomiNations […]
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80% Off Megabundle of Castles & Crusades at DrivethruRPG

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 12:00pm
Troll Lord Games is running their 80% off Megabundle for Castles & Crusades over on their DriveThruRPG webshop. I mean, it’s 80% off. That’s an amazing savings. You should definitely head over now and pick it up for yourself. You’re almost losing money by not going! From the post: This year, the wildly popular 80% […]
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Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 11:00am
Wednesday already. Granted, for me, it’s usually the day of the week that takes the longest. Not that there’s anything particular terrible that happens on Wednesdays. It’s just the day that seems to go on the longest. Gotta make it up and over that hill and then we can slide back down toward the weekend. […]
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Ludus Magnus Studios Running Black Rose Wars Contest

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 10:00am
Ludus Magnus Studios will soon be launching their Kickstarter campaign for Black Rose Wars. But they’re wanting to just give a copy away… and not just the new game, but all of the Nova Aetas goodies. Simply head over to their Facebook page, like it, sign up for their newsletter, and reply with your favorite […]
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Overlight Coming To Kickstarter April 24th

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 9:00am
Renegade Game Studio has announced that they will be launching their Kickstarter campaign for Overlight on April 24th. This is a game that’s been a long time coming, with a lot of anticipation building around it. Just two weeks and we’ll know much more, with all sorts of insights from the game’s designers. From the […]
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Ares Games Creating Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 8:00am
Ares Games is adding another great sci-fi series to the tabletops. It’s Battlestar Galactica, and it’ll be joining Wings of Glory and Sails of Glory. So strap into your starfighter and remember to only shoot the Cylons. From the announcement: Ares Games will publish and distribute worldwide a starship combat miniature game based on the […]
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Catan Universe: Mobile optimization for Unity - by Ruben Torres Bonet

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 April 2018 - 7:22am
The purpose of this document is to tell the story about the steps and methodology I followed to diagnose and improve the performance of Catan Universe in mobile (iOS, Android) with benefits to WebGL. The path from 2 FPS to 50-60 FPS in two weeks.
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Privateer Press Previews July releases

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 7:00am
A new faction will soon be making its way to the battlefields across Western Immoren. They’re the Crucible Guard, and they’re coming in force. These scientists and alchemists have been pushed too far by those that would stifle their research. As such, they’ve taken up arms with some of the most technologically advanced gear ever […]
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Cheaters are poisoning your mobile game’s community. Here’s what you can do. - by Sean Webster

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 April 2018 - 6:51am
While cheaters may be few and far between, they have the ability to poison your game’s community and disrupt the in-game economy and app monetization. Here are some simple steps to prevent cheating from turning your mobile game community toxic.
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What Are The Best Programming Languages For Game Design? - by Connor Addis

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 April 2018 - 6:51am
In the digital era, video games have become the bread and butter, especially for the youthful population. If you are planning to become a game developer or designer, you will need to learn some of the finest programming languages.
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How do you approach writing romance in games? - by Greg Buchanan

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 11 April 2018 - 6:46am
An interview on writing romance, featuring Samantha Wallschlaeger (Guild Wars 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, SWTOR), Ben Gelinas (Speed Dating For Ghosts, Dragon Age, Mass Effect), Ed Sibley (miniLAW, Love Island), & Jared Rosen (The Tingler, Dream Daddy).
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Zombicide: Invader Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 April 2018 - 6:00am
CMON and Guillotine Games’ latest Kickstarter campaign is up, up and away. Head for the far-off planet of PK-L7 in Zombicide: Invader, the latest in the ongoing series. Though, this time, the regular zombies we’ve come to know have been replaced by Xenos. They’re no less deadly, though. Thankfully, there’s all sorts of futuristic weapons […]
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Conventions Are My Favorite Laboratory, Part Two

Gnome Stew - 11 April 2018 - 5:00am
In my last article, I mentioned how, in recent years, I’ve been playing various Apocalypse World-derived games at my local convention, and how this gives me the opportunity to look at the differences in these systems and how that helps to enforce different genres and tones between them. I tackled the first half of the […]
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SHUX ’18 tickets are now on sale

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 April 2018 - 3:00pm
The convention season is packed with great shows. Just about every weekend, you can find someone getting together somewhere. Making sure to plan early and pick up tickets for shows is important. That’s why you should go and grab yours for SHUX 2018, put on by Shut Up & Sit Down. From the announcement: Oh […]
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Drinking Buddies Party Card Game Coming To Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 April 2018 - 2:00pm
Despite being a teetotaler, myself, I don’t mind if other people imbibe safely and responsibly. And as a gamer, I certainly know that gamers tend to like to get their booze on. Well, a new party drinking card game will be making its way to Kickstarter soon. It’s called Drinking Buddies. From the website: Drinking […]
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Gioconomicon Interviews Makers of Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 April 2018 - 1:00pm
There are several great sci-fi series out there. One of those that’s been around the longest is Battlestar Galactica. There’s been a few games based on the series over the year, but a new one’s coming in the form of Battlestar Galactica Starship Battles. Gioconomicon sat down with the games’ designers for a quick chat […]
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Late Backing Open for Into the Black: Boarding Party

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 April 2018 - 12:00pm
With all the Kickstarter campaigns going on, its easy for one to slip by you. Maybe you just missed it. Maybe you were short that month. Whatever the reason, the end of the Kickstarter doesn’t always mean you’ve missed out on all the goodies. Take, for example, I Will Never Grow Up’s Into the Black: […]
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Podcast Radio

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 April 2018 - 11:00am
Monday’s gone. That brings us to Tuesday. Mine’s starting off pretty good. I got new dice and a new shirt delivered in the mail. And, I mean, who doesn’t love dice? Nobody who I call my friend, anyway. Also, my Monday seemed to go by quickly. Here’s to hoping the rest of the week speeds […]
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Yndaros: The Darkest Star Adventure For Symbaroum Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 April 2018 - 10:00am
Just looking at movie series, you know people are always excited about the next installment of a beloved property. In the case of tabletop RPGs, that’s no different. In this case, it’s the next part of the Throne of Thorns campaign for Symbaroum. It’s called Yndaros: The Darkest Star and it’s up on Kickstarter now. […]
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Renegade Game Studio Taking Pre-Orders For Junk Orbit

Tabletop Gaming News - 10 April 2018 - 9:00am
Humans are pretty bad about leaving a trail wherever we go. Even well-meaning people leave stuff behind. And that penchant for being a bit messy can follow us even out into space. But one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and that’s where you find yourself in Junk Orbit. Your job is to collect this […]
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