Posts Tagged ‘Regency Solitaire’

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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Our Steam Sale Picks, Round Two

We already chose 13 of our favourite games in the current Summer Steam sale, but more games have been discounted since. So, based on the entirely correct hypothesis that you all have completed every single one of our first round games and are now thirsting for more, here are 18 more to throw your spare change at. Everyone on the RPS team has picked three stone-cold personal favourites, making for a grand old set of excellent PC games: here’s what we chose and why.

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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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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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