It has become a trend to say that 2016 was a bad year, that it brought the worst in the world and everyone is happy it’s over. Yes, the politics and world conflicts have brought disturbing news and a lot of celebrities passed away. But for the entertainment industry 2016 came with a significant growth… Read More 2016 – A year in review
We are within the last 48 hours of the Shadowscape Kickstarter, and – as you might expect – things are moving fast. At nearly 1000% funded (yes, that is thousand, and not a typo), we decided to answer some questions live yesterday night. I know that not everyone was able to join, and since only… Read More Shadowscape: A Time for Answers
Almost two weeks ago I invited you to find an awesome name for the Mistfall, Heart of the Mists, and Shadowscape universe. The backers of the Shadowscape Kickstarter compaign have provided many excellent ideas. Finally the time has come to reveal the name we’ve chosen – and give out a few copies of Heart of the Mists.
Although Shadowscape’s Kickstarter campaign is not over yet, some of the backers of our previous Kickstarter have already received early copies of the game. This resulted in a very lucky occurence: we can show you a set of photos of actual Shadowscape, all by the amazingly talented Doctor Meeple.
The title of this post is not entirely truthful, as it would be a lie to say that the games we design and/or publish are completely solvable. Randomness is there, but the way we implement it is an element of a specific design philosophy… and of our personal tastes.
There are many memorable fantasy universes. From Middle-Earth to Krynn, from Toril to Thedas, each is known under its own unique name. We thought it was time to give a proper name to the Mistfall universe, so we thought of a contest that would allow you to give it a name – and land a signed… Read More Name a World: a Shadowscape, Mistfall & Heart of the Mists Contest
Shadowscape is coming to Kickstarter on November 14th, and today’s post is here mainly to give you a heads up, as I have already written about the game, its conception, story and design goals in a two-parter, which you can find here (Part 1), and here (Part 2). If you want to quickly get to… Read More Kickstarting Shadowscape
Last week I wrote about one single experience from Essen, providing a few visual titbits of what the more general feel of Spiel 2016 was for us. Today, I want to tell you about a new challenge we decided to rise up to this year: running two separate booths.
We have returned from Essen, and as always, we are tired but happy. The scale and sheer energy of Spiel is something that can surprise even someone who has been an attendee for the last five consecutive years. However, this post is not about the fair in general, but more of a single interesting experience.
Previously I talked about the design ideas and mechanisms of Shadowscape – the newest game that shares its universe with Mistfall and Heart of the Mists. Today it’s time to dive a bit into its lore, and to talk about the present and future of the game.