Posts Tagged ‘Conifer Games’

Gated Community: At The Gates’ Painterly New Art Style

By Alec Meer on October 17th, 2014.

At The Gates somehow feels like a lifetime ago, and I’ve never even played it. It’s the turn-based strategy game that Civilization V lead Jon Shafer turned his hand to after parting ways with Firaxis, and it turned up at the tail-end of the Great Kickstarter Gold Rush of 2012-13. I’m quietly relieved that his Conifer Games are taking their sweet time over it. That suggests care and craft, which is what a turn-based game needs.

Also suggesting care and craft is a switch to a new, watercolour-like art style, as demonstrated in the full hour of narrated footage below.
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4Xtra: Jon Shafer Explains At The Gates

By RPS on February 6th, 2013.


RPS chum Joe Robinson talked to Jon “Civ V” Shafer about the formation of his new studio, Conifer Games, and his new game: At The Gates. As you’ll see below, Shafer has renewed his mission to bring vigour and innovation to the 4X world. Read on to find out why At The Gates is the first step in his mighty quest.
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