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 »