Legends of Rakasa is a tabletop adventure game set in a fantasy world. While its the Kickstarter campaign hasn’t really picked up much steam in the first couple of days, I think it has a lot of potential. It’s pretty obvious that the Vatcher brothers are good storytellers. While not yet as robust a mythos as Golem Arcana, I feel that the overall game play in Legends of Rakasa displays far more of its respective story than does Golem Arcana’s game play. You can read what they have so far on their webpage.« Continue »
Crowd funding is a marvelous way of getting necessary revenue to produce a new game. In addition, crowd funding campaigns also work as a method of informal advertising for such games. However, isn’t there something lacking from currently available crowd funding sites? Specifically, where’s all the user interaction? This is the age of social networking websites.
In steps Rallyoop: a new crowd funding site promising far more than current sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.« Continue »
Fief – France 1429 is a revamp of Fief: a French strategy board game focusing on conquest. Here’s a short description of the game: “Fief is a game of dynastic ambition, where players assume the roles of nobles in the 15th century Kingdom of France. Each player strives to become the most powerful ruling force in the Kingdom by gaining control of Fief and Bishopric territories. In turn, they acquire Royal and Ecclesiastical (church) titles which give their families influence to elect the next Pope and King. Players strengthen their positions by negotiating marriage alliances between their families, setting the stage for love, treachery, and deception!”« Continue »
I was quite excited when I saw this project on Kickstarter. Robot Turtles is a game marketed towards parents of young children. Okay, so I wasn’t planning on spending hours playing it myself, and I don’t have any children of my own at the moment. The reason I was so excited by this project was because it is an example of how games can be used as powerful tools for teaching children seemingly complex topics. In this case, Robot Turtles disguises programming techniques as a fun game for children ages 3 and up.« Continue »
Golem Arcana is an upcoming game by Harebrained Schemes LLC. It’s a miniature war-game, but unlike other games of the genre, the mechanics are handled in software. This greatly reduces the learning curve of the game and also prevents accidental rule violations during the learning phase. It also means that gamers will have access to virtual content along with the physical units. The units in Golem Aracana consist of Golems, Golem Knights, Blood Knights, and Ancient Ones. The Knights control the physical Golems on the board and Ancient Ones are virtual characters that provide support during the game. Interaction with the software is facilitated by the use of a special stylus.« Continue »
I’ve become a quite a big fan of steampunk lately, so I was happy to see this steampunk themed game show up on Kickstarter. Clockwork: Empire Roll Playing Game is a game set in the British Empire in an alternate history. Clockwork:Empire Roll Playing Game is being produced by Reliquary Game Studios.
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Something Different is an improvisational card game produced by Float a Goat Games. For those familiar with Fluxx, you might find Something Different to be similar to Fluxx in that it is a dynamic rule based game. However unlike Fluxx, Something Different requires complete interaction from the players. If you love improvisation, or games that have to physically get involved in the fun, than I would strongly suggest this game. This is definitely one of those games to play when you have a group of friends together.« Continue »
Unrest : An Unconventional RPG Set in Ancient India is a roleplaying video game set in Ancient India. The game includes exploration, combat, and conversation.« Continue »