A few weeks ago I was in San Francisco to see what Kalypso Studios has coming. My previews are now up. You can read about the strategy/tower defense game Dungeons at 1up, and about the action/adventure game The First Templar at Gameshark.
Entries from October 30th, 2010
October 27th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Design, Medieval
I am still in the early moments of Lionheart: King’s Crusade. I am reviewing it for Gameshark, so I’ll leave any expansive comments on its quality for there once I am sure how I feel about it. Like Neocore’s last game, King Arthur: The Role Playing Wargame, it makes some interesting design decisions in the […]
October 27th, 2010 · 16 Comments · Podcast, Three Moves Ahead
Bruce Geryk returns to the show to give special guest Michael Abbot a hard time in a discussion that is intended to focus on the ethical and moral dimension of wargames and wargaming, but ranges all over the place, including a sidetrack into why people get into wargames to begin with. Rob Zacny tries […]
October 21st, 2010 · 18 Comments · Podcast, Three Moves Ahead
Hellmode‘s Ashelia (aka Rhea Monique) joins Rob and Julian for a discussion of how strategy games can learn from other genres. Rob also coins the Old Country Buffet approach to strategy game design. The October pledge drive continues with a more subdued plea for money. Listen here. RSS here. Subscribe on iTunes.
October 19th, 2010 · 8 Comments · PCGamer
I have three pieces in this month’s issue. My column tackles the issue of story based campaigns in RTSes (and why Starcraft 2’s is still terrible), I preview the upcoming scifi 4x game Sword of the Stars 2 and I review Victoria 2. There are also reviews from other people of Elemental and RUSE. I’ll […]
October 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Gamer's Bookshelf
I married above my station to someone smarter and more organized than I am. Her book, Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada’s Exclusion Era, 1885-1945, is now available at Amazon. I don’t expect any of you to buy it, but it’s worth an announcement anyway because I saw how hard this was for her to write […]