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]
Star Citizen is a game that looks to be a holy union between Call of Duty, Mass Effect, and even bits of No Man’s Sky. One with incredible expectations as it smashed its Kickstarter goal with over 2 million donated to the cause of development. That Kickstarter campaign was several years ago with the game just now getting into its earliest of alpha stages, with no definite release date in sig...[Read More]
Beloved indie film series The Gamers is getting a new series which will culminate in a new film. It begins where the first one left off, following a Kickstarter happening throughout July. Before we go into the details of the new series, lets explore the history of The Gamers. So far there are three major films, with several spin-offs, all created by Dead Gentlemen Productions and Zombie Orpheus En...[Read More]
Multiplayer is an important aspect of game design. Since the days of the Egyptians playing Senet, people have been playing against each other and with each other. Kinetik is being marketed as a tactical RPG shooter from the talents of the folks that brought Everquest and H1Z1 to life. Hero Machine Studios is a new independent company built from these developers who are looking to bring their newes...[Read More]
We all remember our first time. NO, I’m not talking about that. Well. Sort of. I’m talking about our first romantic visual novel. I can more than likely tell you what you don’t remember. That’s that the visual novel was also a dungeon crawling RPG. I may be willing to put money down on that, to be honest. Enter Undead Darlings ~no cure for love~. Last year it started its trek on Kickstarter, but u...[Read More]