Archive - September, 2012

Hirelings: The Ascent

I depend on Gavin Nichols for my day to day “what is hot in gaming news”. Gavin is currently the lead programmer on our latest game Wind Up Football. For nearly two years now Gavin has been my Obi-Wan in the game industry. In the ever changing atmosphere where I have to keep up on the latest gadgets, games and nuances, Gavin comes through with what I really need to be paying attention to. You can find him on twitter at @radiago.

Yesterday Gavin skyped me a link to Hirelings. The video is hilarious and the game concept is brilliant. I just finished reading The Princess Bride with my family and my favorite characters have to be the two hirelings Fezzik and Inigo. The Game Hirelings takes your favorite sherpas of the gaming world and makes them into the focus of a great game. They only have 9 days left so get in on the action while you can.

Planetary Annihilation-Incredible

Continuing with Gamers Week, my lead programmer, John McGlothlan showed me an incredible game project, Planetary Annihilation by Uber Entertainment Inc. I want to play this game so much! Here is why.

First, I love the rolling world interface. I have seen this in a few tower games and if game-play is anything like the mock-ups I think this will be a perfect fit for the genre. Second, I am a total Mechwarrior nut. The battles look like they take plenty from the best of MW. Last but not least I really like the team Uber.

So now the wait. I have no doubt these guys will deliver a remarkable game.

I believe it enough that I backed it myself.

Oh and thanks for the incredible response on our own game Kickstarter campaign. Keep the love coming.

The Directorate – We Launched

I think by now you know why I decided to make this week Gamers Week.

I have been working alongside an amazing creative team to launch a Kickstarter campaign and today we submitted on time. I have to tell you it is really cool to finally be on the other side of the process. I love featuring great projects and seeing the drama unfold, but it is so different to finally press go and see all your hard work go live. (we started the video, website and other materials in earlier this year).

Ok, enough of that. This is The Directorate. Please check it out, share it and help us reach our funding goal.

The Gamers Hands of Fate

This week is gamers week. I am from time to time going to feature specific categories from Kickstarter. And by that I mean I will at one time or another feature every category….even dance.

Ok, back to this weeks feature.

This is a great project that has so many incredible gamer community elements. The Gamers series started as just a college project but now has millions of fans. See what they are up to for their next film in Hands of Fate