Brad Grier

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Rhythm Game Neon Drive Is All The ’80s You Can Take

Super Hexagon and Audiosurf walk into a bar. Except they realize the bar is a disco, and it’s having a Tron-themed party. Only neons light up the …

Arcade Raid – The Duke of Lancaster Ship

Regular readers of this blog will have seen me reference “Arcade Raids” in previous articles. This might create images in your head of hooded gangs …

Climbing Chutes & Ladders: The Positive Representation of Women in Board Games

As in any other medium, women are often misrepresented in board games. Female characters, especially in fantasy games, are oversexualized, overly …

Rovio's Desperate Push For 'Angry Birds' Movie

An anonymous reader writes:<i>Last year Rovio "cut 213 jobs, affecting all departments except those working on the film and its related projects,"</i> …

Angry Birds

Tales of the Gnome Ranger The Digital Antiquarian

Nick, Pete, and Mike Austin of Level 9 pose with Ingrid the Gnome Ranger.<p>Of all the creators I’ve written about so far on this blog, the Austin …

Interactive Fiction

Old-fashioned board games, not tech, are attracting the most money on Kickstarter

Kickstarter has become less about Oculus Rift and more about Cards Against Humanity. The “games” category on the crowd-funding platform has attracted $495 million since Kickstarter’s inception in 2009, making it the richest segment of the site. The runners up are technology and design.<p>The games …

Kickstarter

Greenstuff Basics: Or, How to Make Something Other Than a Lumpy Snake

Hey there, true believers! Today I’m going to walk you through the tools and techniques required to begin your foray into sculpting/modeling your own …

Why Sound Design In Horror Gaming Matters

In the opening scene of Silent Hill, it’s the first time players finally get to hear the notorious siren. This is probably the sound effect that …

Sound Design

Confuse and Amuse Your Adventuring Party with Out of Context D&D Quotes

Role-playing games are all about creativity, compromise, and carefully avoiding becoming a murder hobo. When we sit down to our tables, dice out, …

Dungeons and Dragons

Monument Valley made $14.4M in two years, even with most downloads being free

Two years later, the princess Ida is walking on and on<p><i>Monument Valley</i> developer Ustwo pulled in nearly $14.4 million of revenue in its first two years of release, the studio announced today, continuing its efforts to be transparent about the game's performance.<p>Ustwo offered the financial figures …

Monument Valley

Rise of boardgaming coincides with the fall of splitscreen multiplayer videogames?

Someone mentioned in the recent thread about solo boardgaming that their solo preference tends to be video games. It got me thinking that modern …

Gaming

Board Game Pairing: Yeti Mountain Ski Patrol

Serendipitously, I came across the new board game Avalanche at Yeti Mountain online while enjoying a Belgian inspired Wit from Brewery Vivant called …

Skiing

Twenty-Seven Years of A

Twenty-Seven Years of A-10 Warthog Computer Games<p>These sims will make your speakers go BBRRRRTT<p>by ROBERT BECKHUSEN<p>For almost as long as combat flight …

War

Copyright Law Does Not Protect Structure and Game Play of Card Game | Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

A federal court in Texas recently ruled that the structure and game play of a card game are not protected by copyright law in <i>DaVinci Editrice S.r.l</i> …

Gameplay

Imperial Assault Strategy - Jyn Odan Campaign Build

Every hero in Imperial Assault comes equipped with their own special set of skills that, when used properly and combined together in a synergistic …

Review: Fallen London

Fallen London. Ah, yes. I was there when London was stolen by bats into the cavernous ‘Neath, the Fifth City bartered to the ancient Echo Bazaar and …

London

Legacy Games: A Primer for Players and Designers - BGR

<b>This article is courtesy of Mike Mihealsick from Coalition Game Studios. The Coalition helps take your prototype or game to the next level with</b> …

Board Games

Eurogames vs Ameritrash - What's the Difference?

<b>This article is courtesy of Mike Mihealsick from Coalition Game Studios. The Coalition helps take your prototype or game to the next level with</b> …

Board Games

Dixit: Insert dick joke here

<b>Brutus Scale: 0/10 knives in the back. For friendship! Huzzah!</b> <b><br>Pairs well with: A cocktail with a rude name. Something like “sex on the beach”,</b> …

Cards Against Humanity

The Dirty Details of Self-Publishing an Indie Tabletop Game

After spending more than two years designing, iterating, fundraising, and publishing my card game, Pass the Buck: A Game of Corporate Responsibility …

Gaming Industry

Quest for Fun!: The $100 Board Game

The $100 Board Game<p>Among the many misconceptions about game stores is the amount of money they make on a sale. I wrote a post like this years ago, …

Board Games

Disney is ending its Infinity video game line, shutting down Avalanche Software

There will be two final releases<p>Disney announced today that it would be discontinuing its Infinity video game line and shutting down its internal studio, Avalanche Software.<p>In a statement, Disney's chairman of consumer products and interactive media, Jimmy Pitaro, said they have changed their …

Gaming

The Making of Pandemic - the board game that went viral

It's difficult to understate Pandemic's impact upon board gaming. This game, in which players work together to save the world from an outbreak of …

Pandemic

Could a plastic punch revolutionise the lives of palm oil subsistence farmers?

<b>Close up it doesn't look like much. A small bit of white plastic that could easily be mistaken for a golf tee or a child's toy.</b><p>Yet according to …

Palm Oil

Talisman: The Horus Heresy finally makes it way to iOS

Last week we posted an update about an upcoming expansion for the venerable Talisman: Digital Edition from Nomad Games. That expansion is Nether …

Mobile Games

Quebec teen discovers ancient Mayan ruins by studying the stars

A teenager from Quebec has discovered an ancient Mayan city without leaving his province’s borders. William Gadoury is a 15-year-old student from …

Canadian News

Gaming Groups – Keep or Build

I had my main gaming group for over 20 years. That’s quite a feat in terms of people being around, sticking together, etc. In some ways it was quite …

A Silicon Valley linguist invented a new sci-fi language and it’s catching on here on Earth

If you’re a screenwriter imagining a fictional place, whether on Earth or in space, it’s become almost de rigueur to invest it with its own language. Valyrian, created by linguist David J. Peterson for <i>Game of Thrones</i>, is the best recent example.<p>Sometimes these languages can take on a life of their …

Science Fiction

When Your Spaceship Can Build Other Spaceships

Prog Wang is an artist based in California who has done stuff with companies like id Software and design studio Gadget Bot.<p>The top pic is a starship …

Id Software