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GameWright Games: Over/Under, Qwixx, and Sushi Go! Reviews

Written by (@nightskyre) on September 5, 2014 in Reviews

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I have long been a fan of GameWright games. Even before my children were old enough to game I owned a copy of Forbidden Island and would play with my wife and friends. As my children grew to gaming ages (where by “gaming ages” I literally mean two years old) I began to look for… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Untame on Mushroom 11

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 8, 2014 in PAX East 2014

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  Inevitably at PAX East every year I find a game that makes me stop in my tracks, stare at the gameplay, and look for whoever I can find to shake their hand in appreciation for a job well done. This year, Mushroom 11 was that game. Mushroom 11 is a post-apocalyptic puzzle-platformer with unique… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Kevin Teich on Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 7, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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When Puzzle Quest burst onto the scene in 2007 it forever changed the face of match-3 game play. In a genre that was characterized by an ever-growing points total, there didn’t appear to be any room for stories, or enough complexity to transform the casual game type to something more immersive. The introduction of spells,… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Ash Monif on Dragon Fin Soup

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 7, 2014 in Features, PAX East 2014

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On the heels of their incredibly successful KickStarter, Grimm Bros LLC attended PAX East 2014 proudly displaying the banners of their upcoming game, Dragon Fin Soup. We were fortunate enough to sit down with Ash Monif, CEO of Grimm Bros LLC, to talk about Dragon Fin Soup, its origins, and what to expect from the… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Interview with Adam Winkels on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Written by (@nightskyre) on May 6, 2014 in PAX East 2014

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Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a couch co-op game I saw at PAX East 2014. As a married gamer, I am overjoyed when I see opportunities for my wife and I to sit side by side and play through a game co-operatively. I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with one of… Read More »


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Bits and Pieces of PAX East: Epic Arena

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 25, 2014 in News, PAX East 2014

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Travian Games is a company that is already well known in the browser game space, having been working in this particular industry niche for nearly ten years. Bringing their publishing expertise to bear and working with the fresh-faced and excitable talent of small independent developer ShadowMasters, this team has created Epic Arena, a new deck-based… Read More »


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PAX East 2014: Day One First Look

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 11, 2014 in News, PAX East 2014

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Those of us fortunate enough to represent the media contingent at PAX are given a special privilege – We’re allowed to enter the Expo Hall one hour early, only on the first day. This is a priceless time we can use to engage with developers in a slightly more controlled setting, where they aren’t yet… Read More »


Review: RAMBO: THE VIDEOGAME

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Oh, Rambo. When I think of Rambo, it brings to mind a shirtless, grease covered man with a headband and a mullet, mowing down enemies with aplomb, and a deep, monotone voice backing up wooden but intense action. Who can forget the cinematographic perfection of the legendary John Rambo arming himself for battle? Okay, let’s… Read More »


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What I’m Looking Forward to at PAX East

Written by (@nightskyre) on April 1, 2014 in Opinion, PAX East 2014

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PAX East is just around the corner. Whether you’re into the AAA titles or the little people – whether you go for the panels or the games, there’s something for everyone. Here are five things I’m looking forward to as I look ahead to PAX East 2014. The Indie MEGABooth The video game market is… Read More »


Review: Castellan

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The King has decreed a new castle, and sent his most trusted nobles to supervise its construction. After the last stone is laid, a single lord will be chosen as the ruler of the castle. The one who uses his resources most wisely will become … the Castellan! Castellan is a new table game by… Read More »