Posts Tagged ‘Grey Alien Games’

Wot I Think: Shadowhand

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Fans of bodices and inheritance might remember card game Regency Solitaire. Pip and Adam enjoyed looking for tea sets underneath piles of cards in that tale of gambling and gossiping. But I’m in charge of the card games now. So I get to review highway robbery follow-up Shadowhand. If I were a member of the polite, ball-attending society of the game I might say it was frightfully untaxing. But I’m not, thank fuck. So I can just say it’s boring. Read the rest of this entry »

Card-RPG Shadowhand shuffles into release

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Shadowhand from Regency Solitaire developer Grey Alien Games is out now, offering a unique blend of card-battling and corsets. You can take a deeper look at the game below via a short Making Of video, featuring half of the husband & wife duo behind the game in a fetching tricorne hat.

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Shadowhand stands to deliver on December 7th

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A long line of RPS writers (generations of em!) have been sharing their thoughts on Shadowhand, including an in-depth preview over the past couple years. It’s been fascinating watching Grey Alien’s game of card-based swashbucklery grow and evolve, and now the distinct and interestingly themed CCG has a release date.

December 7th seems to have a bit of a ‘powerful, dangerous women and the cards they deal’ theme, after that Reigns announcement. Hardly one to grumble about, I must admit. Plus, if you value neither your money and your life, you might want to read a little further; We’ve got a snazzy near-launch trailer showing off some of Shadowhand’s beautiful art, and no shortage of card-based conflict.

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The real life of an indie game developer

I am fascinated by anything which let’s me peek behind the curtain of indie game development, whether it’s to see the effort that goes into making games or it’s a look at the realities of being in business for yourself. The video below falls into the latter category. It’s a 2016 GDC talk, posted to YouTube last month, in which Grey Alien Games’ Jake Birkett talks about how he survived in game development for eleven years without a hit. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, he’s the developer of Regency Solitaire, which was one of our favourite games of 2015.

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Watch: Shadowhand Dev Offers Peek At Card Combat

Hello! I’m back from holiday and easing myself back into the week by watching a developer video about the dueling in upcoming highwaywoman solitaire combat game, Shadowhand [official site].

Here’s the vid which focuses on taking down some jerk called Rich Turnpike who wields two blunderbusses. Blunderbii?

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Shadowhand: Dueling With Playing Cards In Georgian England

Remember how last year Adam and I got VERY into romance novel card game Regency Solitaire? Well, the developers, Grey Alien Games have been working on Shadowhand [official site] – a twist on the solitaire format which lets you duel enemies as an adventurous highwaywoman by playing cards.

I took the current demo build for a spin a month or two back but sat down for a proper chat with the studio’s owner Jake Birkett at GDC so we could talk about the game in more depth. Let’s start with the highwaywoman herself – who is the mysterious Shadowhand?

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Shadowhand Shows Its Cards With First Trailer

Regency Solitaire took Castle Shotgun by surprise, and transformed it into a Victorian mansion for a while, all gossip and idle chat and falling in love with the cold and distant guy who secretly has deep passions but cannot show them because it’s not cool.

A few months ago, devs Grey Alien Games announced they were going to spice things up a bit and throw some action into the mix. Shadowhand [official site] reiterates on their card-game-plus-visual-novel formula, but pairs it with a darker setting of villains and outlaws, “mysterious woods and gloomy manors.” And now there’s a short trailer to show you how it’s shaping up.

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The RPS Advent Calendar – Dec 2nd: Regency Solitaire

What is the best card game of 2015? The RPS Advent Calendar highlights our favourite games from throughout the year, and behind today’s door is…

Regency Solitaire!

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ShadowHand: Regency Solitaire Devs Announce Highwaywoman CCG

Oooh. You know how happy Regency Solitaire made Adam and me earlier in the year? Its creators Grey Alien Games have just announced ShadowHand [official site], the tale of a notorious highwaywoman and her secret identity, which they describe as a historical visual novel crossed with a collectible card game.

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A Genteel Verdict: Regency Solitaire

While everyone else is off killing monsters and looking at bottoms in The Witcher 3, Pip and Adam have been killing time and looking at butlers in Regency Solitaire [official site]. It’s a game of cards and cads, taking in romantic Regency hotspots such as the baths of Bath, the beaches of Brighton and the ballrooms of London. As well as discussing its finer qualities, we try to work out what it all means, how important theme and setting are to our enjoyment, and whether so-called “casual” games are often unfairly passed over. Onward, gentle reader.

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Romance Is On The Cards: Regency Solitaire

I would like to play a game about romance and balls (this kind of ball) in Regency England. Ideally, it’d make for a pleasant holiday destination, away from the interstellar wars and fantasy fighting that make up my working life. If such a game took the form of a Solitaire-based puzzle game, I’d be as happy as the folks in “ever after”.

Imagine my delight when I saw that Regency Solitaire [official site], a game I’ve admired from afar with a certain Darcy-like faux-disdain, is now available on Steam.

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