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Sumer

3 years ago

Boardvideogame Sumer is hopping into Early Access

Mesopotamian worker-placement platformer Sumer [official site] is going into Early Access from Wednesday, 15 February. I wrote about it on this site after spotting it at GDC last year because it takes a strand of boardgame which usually arrives with a massive rulebook and a need to spend twenty minutes at the end totting up victory points and converts all that into a platformer where…

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Feature: The state of games on Kickstarter in 2016

Kickstarter’s Head Of Games: “Kickstarter Fatigue Only Lasts Until Someone Sees Their Favourite Game Pop Up”

At this year's Develop conference in Brighton, I grabbed an hour with keynote speaker Luke Crane, Head of Games at Kickstarter, to talk about the state of play of videogames on the crowdfunding platform in 2016. Discussed: what makes a good project now, the odds of making it, 'Kickstarter fatigue' and the question of glory days, Kickstarter's reaction to funded projects that are not then…

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Feature: Divine strategy

Sumer: Eurogaming Meets Platforming In Mesopotamia

While over at GDC I stopped to check out digital board game Sumer [official site]. I feel like a fair few games have billed themselves as digital board games in recent years but Sumer is the one which caught my attention, partly because I liked the aesthetic and partly because anything that wants to offer me a Eurogame* experience without me needing to read a…

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