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Posts tagged “Armageddon-Empires”

Solium Infernum’s Vic Davis Leaves PC Game Dev

Who will rule hell? No longer Vic Davis and Cryptic Comet, creator of the RPS-beloved turned-based strategy game Solium Infernum. In a post over at his blog, Davis explains that he's leaving computer game development behind in order to take his boardgamey design skills off to the land of actual board games. Why? "I’ve been selling computer games for over 7 years and it’s been…

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!: Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Seven Year Humble Bundle

We're seven years old! (Actually, we were seven years old last month, but we've never been much for punctuality.) And so by way of celebration we've curated the latest weekly Humble Bundle, and that means we've chosen some of our most beloved indie games from the past seven years for the Pay What You Want sale. An esoteric bunch, but so very beautiful, all. If…

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Feature: Locked door, I hate you

The Occult Chronicles: Death By Door & Other Humiliations

Reader, I died. I died not in epic battle with nameless gods who threatened the very fabric of reality. I died not freeing an innocent from the curse which consumed her life. I didn't even die fighting a bloody haunted suit of armour or a mad necromancer or something. I died opening a door. I died picking a wrench off the floor. I died from…

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Roguelikeboardgamelike: Cryptic Comet’s Occult Chronicles

Good news, everyone. The Occult Chronicles, the latest game from Vic Davis, aka Cryptic Comet, aka creator of splendid video-based boardgames such as Armageddon Empires and Solium Infernum (be sure to revisit our infamous diary about that one), is now available to buy and play. This one's a singleplayer game which finds a hopefully happy middleground between roguelikes and boardgames. It's got a classical theme,…

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A Tip-off for the Tip of the Spear

While we'll write more about it when it hits a full release, Cryptic Comet has lobbed a beta of the latest Armageddon Empires free mini-expansion online. Tip of Spear is about adding utility to the overlooked footsoldiers of our favourite turn-based post-apocalyptic strategy game of last year. Vic Davis shows off the card art as well as reveals some of the rules - like an…

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Patches: Too much? Too little?

Two stories caught my eye. Firstly, Cryptic Comet – as well as revealing Solium Infernum – announced their next free content patch for Armageddon Empires. The innuendo-provoking Tip Of The Spear is primarily about increasing the utility of infantry troops through new advanced training cards. It's due on the 17th of July, the anniversary of the game's release. Which is nice. Secondly, Crytek announcing that…

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Armageddon Empires: Cults of the Wasteland

Perhaps appropriately in the week when we've been talking about Scientology, Cryptic Comet release their Cults Of The Wasteland free mini-add-on for our favourite turn-based strategy game of 2007. That is, the ever-lovin' child of Vic Davis, Armageddon Empires. I love it. It was Tom Chick's fourth favourite game of 2007, despite the fact it only has one hot-key. It was strategy-specialist Troy Goodfellow's favourite…

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King of the Wasteland: Vic Davis Interview

Armageddon Empires was RPS' favourite turn-based strategy game of 2007. So it was kinda inevitable its creator, Vic Davis, would be one of the first people we'd want to talk to in our new series of indie-interviews. Self-effacingly Vic describes himself as a pretty boring average geek, but the resultant exchange undermines that. I dare say there aren't many developers who've flown a single combat…

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Review: Armageddon Empires

My review of Armageddon Empires goes live over at Eurogamer. In which I start like... There's something about December that makes me crave turn-based strategy. I don't know what it is - some kind of deep grained memory that when you can't go outside it's time to play boardgames or something. While I've been dabbling with everything from Fantasy Wars to (just starting) the New…

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Armageddon Empires

Oh, God, I'm not going to be able to get a decent screenshot for this. Let's go with... As at least it shows some pickytures and features the brilliant phrase "Zombie Launcher" rather than a load of Hexes. Anyway, I'm reviewing this Turn-based strategy/Deck-building game for Eurogamer at the moment, but since I'm late to the party, I thought I should plug it and recommend…

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