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By Brad Grier | Games | Culture | Development

Amid Board Game Boom, Designers Roll The Dice On Odd Ideas — Even Exploding Cows

When you play a game, you have to learn some rules, right? Well, same goes for designing a game. And here's one rule: No idea is too wacky.<p>Take a game called Unexploded Cow, for instance.<p>"That's a game where you've discovered two problems with a common solution," says the game's co-creator, James …

Game Design

How to download and install Pokémon Go for Android or iOS

<i>Pokémon Go</i>, the augmented reality game that lets you capture virtual Pokémon in real world locations, is now available to download for both Android …

Augmented Reality

The Joy of Unboxing: Scythe

In this situation mediocrity and genius are equally useless!<p>The EOG downs tools to open a copy of <i>Scythe: Collector’s Edition</i> by Stonemaier Games. …

Board Games

Peter Molyneux’s Kingdom in a Box The Digital Antiquarian

Peter Molyneux, circa 1990.<p>I have this idea of a living world, which I have never achieved. It’s based upon this picture in my head, and I can see …

Peter Molyneux

A question of the Dice we use for games...

In the most part, I'm not a fan of specialist dice. I don't like that you can't play the game without the aforementioned dice (well, you can, but …

RPGs

Ford copies Firewatch official art for Freedom Sales Event promotion

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Campo Santo should feel <i>extremely</i> flattered considering Ford completely copied Firewatch’s official …

DMCA

Neverwinter Nights Made Me Love Games

Gaming

'Fallout 4' in Virtual Reality Isn't As Fun As It Sounds | Motherboard

Over by the road, a pair of leather-clad raiders were trying to shiv my dog. I leveled my sawed-off shotgun at one of them and fired. He flew backward in the direction of the town of Concord. I switched my handgun and shot the other guy three times, and he crumpled on the dead grass.<p>"I did not ask …

Gaming

Elite's AI Created Super Weapons and Started Hunting Players. Skynet is Here

A bug in Elite Dangerous caused the game's AI to create super weapons and start to hunt down the game's players. Developer Frontier has had to strip …

Artificial Intelligence

paizo.com - Paizo / Paizo Blog

Adventure Card Game<p>Rules<br>• FAQ<p>Pathfinder Roleplaying Game<p>Rules Archive (PRD)<br>• Beginner Box<br>• Core Rulebook<br>• Free Downloads<p>Adventures<p>Adventure …

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 …

PC Gaming

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:Last year Rovio "cut 213 jobs, affecting all departments except those working on the film and its related projects," …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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