Owlcat Games projected game Pathfinder: Kingmaker is based on the tabletop roleplaying game Pathfinder by Paizo. The story is based on an already published campaign of the same name, will be written by RPG veteran Chris Avellone, and will feature recognizable locations and characters from that campaign and the Pathfinder universe. The game follows in the spirit of games like Baldur’s Gate, Divinit...[Read More]
Stealth games have come a long in way in the last thirty years. From single maps to huge open world settings. Originality is key to new entries into the genre and that is where Wildfire by Sneaky Bastards comes into play.
In not too surprising news, the much anticipated Shenmue 3 has been delayed from its original release date of December of 2017 to the second half of 2018. In a brief update to Kickstarter backers, Shenmue creator and project Director, Yu Suzuki, explained the delay by saying “By utilizing new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the gam...[Read More]
Hand of Fate: Ordeals, the tabletop adaptation of Defiant Development’s action RPG franchise, can now claim the title of the most-funded Australian tabletop game in Kickstarter history at over $190,000 AUD. Perhaps most impressive is that their Kickstarter won’t end until Wednesday, June 21st at 9:00pm ET, so they have plenty of time to pad that lead. Before they launched this Kickstar...[Read More]
Developer Defiant Development and board game publisher Rule & Make, today launched a campaign on Kickstarter for Hand of Fate: Ordeals, a card game based on Defiant’s Hand of Fate video game.
Mages have a long history with video games. They are sometimes cast as villains and other times as members of the party. So, what makes magic fun? I had the chance to play Mages of Mystralia and now, I feel, that the question can finally be answered.
Surprise, Deadly Premonition is getting a board game adaptation!
The world of MMOs is pretty vast, but the amount of stand out titles can easily be trimmed to a handful. Ever since the massive success of World of Warcraft, MMO game design has stagnated, rarely reaching for anything creative or risky. Complexity is something often portrayed in staggering tables of items or row after row of abilities. Combat is typically a juggling act and events are, more often ...[Read More]
Several years ago, I was tasked with trawling forums to find interesting projects to bring to light. One of those projects was Ama’s Lullaby, an adventure RPG with turn-based combat that was in the very early stages of development. Not long after, developer Marc Chevallereau of Mercy Ground Creations decided to take the game in a different direction, but you can view the previous version her...[Read More]
Developer inXile Entertainment and Techland Publishing have announced that their crowdfunded RPG, Torment of Numenera will release on February 28, 2017 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. When the Kickstarter originally started, they had pledged a goal of $900,000. As of now, the campaign has reached over $4 Million, with over 70,000 backers supporting this dream project.
On December 13th, developer Playtonic Games released their trailer for the new open-world platformer Yooka-Laylee. In this trailer, we get a glimpse at the Capital Cashino world and some of the gameplay elements that will be in this new release. At the end of the trailer it was then revealed that Yooka-Laylee will be launched on April 11th, 2017. The game will be available for PC, Xbox One and Pla...[Read More]
I don’t think I’ve met someone who dislikes Jotun. While visiting Montreal, I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with William Dubé, the president and CEO of Thunder Lotus Games about being an indie developer, Kickstarter, and the way the gaming world has changed as a result of crowdfunding. The man has an infectious enthusiasm, especially about making powerful games that resonat...[Read More]