If you look down the long path from a prototype to a finished game, you might think that next to development and playtesting, art direction and design, and then running a successful Kickstarter project, shipping is but a lesser detail, easily left out to be ironed out later. And you’d be horribly wrong.
There are two warning signs you should look out for when preparing to launch your first Kickstarter project: being worried too much, and not being worried at all. Regardless of the group you’re in, here’s a list of top 5 things you should probably do before launching your first project.
One of the things buddying designers often think about when preparing to present their prototype to a publisher is how to protect their idea from theft. That is a fair question, but asking it on forums or Facebook is often the point when tragedy strikes. Let me tell you why.
In the rather short life of NSKN Games – a mere 7 years – we’ve had to deal with our fair share of local, continental and overseas shipments, at least 100 of them. It was perhaps luck or due diligence which spared us any logistics problems until late 2017, but now we’ve hit the wall… Read More The intricate ways of overseas logistics and how they affect board games industry
For years the most popular number of players a designer board game goes up to is four. Be it a tableau building card game, a German style point salad, or a full-blooded American slugfest, it seems that if it does not cap at two, it will go to exactly double that number. Why?
One of the most exciting things about adventure games is exploration. One of the most annoying things is the randomness. You can’t really have one without the other, but you can still have a damn good game running right through the middle.
Let’s start with what’s an open house… I know that some of you already know, but just for the sake of clarification: a distributor open house in the hobby industry in an “internal” event, without (much) media and without games – our final customers – attending at all. It’s a lot of retailers and maybe… Read More Alliance Open House, what an experience!
Last time I told you about Chronicles of Frost, I mentioned two important features of a hero: the heroic skill we look up to, and the determination we relate to. There is however one more important element without which a mythical hero would simply not be: the myth itself.
Chronicles of Frost came to be within weeks. It’s been almost half a year since – that’s six months used to polish the game, to show it to different groups, to send out rough prototypes for blind testing that is happening as I write these words. Yet, it all begun with one idea.
If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you might have noticed a certain announcement we’ve made recently: we are once again going back into the world of Aestemyr. Specifically, we’re working on a new game that takes place in Valskyrr.