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Posts tagged “Auroch Digital”

Shoot Nazi Shoggoths in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, out now

The Third Reich were bad enough to begin with, but now they've got squid-men there's twice as much reason to gun them down in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics. Developed by Auroch Digital, it's a pure tactics game with some light RPG elements based on Modiphius's pulpy Call Of Cthulhu spinoff tabletop setting - it's out now. While superficially similar to XCOM, Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics seems more like…

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Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics slithers into stores on October 4th

I'm no expert on eldritch elder fiends, but I'm pretty sure that you'll need more than a WW2 SMG to bring down a Shoggoth - maybe the troopers in Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics know better, though. It's a superficially XCOM-ish tactics game based on Modiphius's Call Of Cthulhu spinoff RPG setting, building on the old trope that the Third Reich were dabbling in the occult. Stands to reason…

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Supertanks for the memories: Steve Jackson’s Ogre out now (plus some brief impressions)

I've played Ogre [official site], the Steve Jackson tabletop wargame, exactly once before, but it was many years ago, I was drunk and all I remember is a) faint outrage that the most of the units were only cardboard counters rather than lovely, heavy, spiky miniatures and b) the other guy played the titular Ogre supertank and I played the clutch of smaller tanks staring…

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Steve Jackson’s Ogre rumbles onto PC in October

The video game adaption of Steve Jackson Games' wargame Ogre [official site], which is about battles between super-powered AI war machines rather than man-eating giants, is coming out on 5 October, developers Auroch Digital have announced. I haven't played the tabletop version, but a glance at the rules reference sheet tells me that one player controls a single, immensely powerful Ogre and the other tries to fend it off…

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Tanks A Lot: Steve Jackson’s Ogre Rolling Onto PC

When Steve Jackson Games Kickstarted a new release of his tank battle board game Ogre [official site], one of the stretch goals they hit was a video game adaptation. Well, it's coming a few years later than planned but the game is now officially announced. The adaptation is coming all hexy and turn-based in 2017 from Auroch Digital, the folks who adapted Games Workshop's Chainsaw…

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Feature: Potential but as yet unrealised

Premature Evaluation: Last Days Of Old Earth

Every Monday, Rob Zacny ... Early Access … a worthy in-progress game. Last Days of Old Earth [official site] has tons of potential to be a great strategy game, in much the way a story outline has the potential to be a literary masterpiece.

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Fast & Furiosa: Games Workshop’s Mad Maxy Dark Future

'Can we make a game like Mad Max: Fury Road before everyone forgets about it or a massive backlash starts up?' is probably a question on a lot of developers' lips right now. Pure momentum, minimal exposition, a whirlwind of wordless world-building: this is the stuff digital dreams are made of. Avalanche are working on an official game, but I think it's the games which…

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Grrrmrmrmrm – Chainsaw Warrior: Lords Of The Night Out

I never played Games Workshop's Chainsaw Warrior (or had even heard of it), but I dig the idea: a single-player board game using dice and cards to recreate a big daft zombie-filled action movie over an hour of real time. Auroch Digital turned the board game into video game back in 2013, and now they've released a sequel which changes the original formula a little…

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Have You Sawn (Seen) This? Chainsaw Warrior Sequel

With today's modern video game technology, we can chainsaw a zombie into procedural hunks and release a spray of ichor that runs fluid-simulated down walls and gathers into glossy black puddles. Y'know, if we wanted to. Back in 1987, a little imagination was required to see such things. I never played board game Chainsaw Warrior, but it sounds a lot like a man vs. demons…

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Prepare To Dice: Chainsaw Warrior

Auroch Digital's adaptation of Chainsaw Warrior has arrived on Steam. I hadn't heard of the game until the digital version was announced but I don't think I'm alone in having this particular gap in my Games Workshop knowledge. It's a solo card game, in which the player must save New York from the 'orrible monsters that are spilling through a dimensional tear in Manhattan. Encounter…

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Massacre Effect: Chainsaw Warrior

There are three immediate things to note about Chainsaw Warrior: 1) Despite claims that they are violent, computerised games have managed to exist for ages without Chainsaw Warrior becoming a best-selling franchise. Gears of War doesn't count. 2) The game is a digital adaptation of a 1987 Games Workshop boardgame for one player. I have never heard of that game but I did adapt Cluedo…

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Endgame: Syria Informs You As You Play

I've had a quick game of Endgame: Syria, a game that came to my attention after being rejected by Apple for the app store because it dares to include decisions about a real world conflict. There are no such restrictions on the PC, obviously. Apple are queasy about any game that "solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other…

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