Yep, it’s #TuesdayNewsday and here come some more wargaming updates >>>
This Week’s Headline:
Slitherine has started a new program focused on indie strategy games, called the K-Project.
As per the official news release about K-Project
What is K-Project? An organic, ongoing programme of activities to allow indie developers to show their games to a broader audience, with a direct pitch channel accessible to any dev team. “Last year, we saw more than 9,000 games debuting on Steam alone. K-Project is our way to help indie strategy games to be seen; our act of love to remember where we started and help others with the same dream,” says Marco Minoli, Marketing Director of Slitherine.
You can find more details on their site, with a dedicated page to this new incubator. Let’s see what they come up with!
GMT is re-opening on 25 May, with their website going live and office folks working through all the correspondence that’s piled up. So you can get your GMT fix, but it might still take a while to get to you as they work through their backlog that’s accumulated during the plague lockdown.
This Week’s Other Other Headline:
Newly Released This Week:
- Compass Games is now shipping Stellar Horizons, a game for you to build your own space program. Looks like it’s aiming for the spot between GMT’s SpaceCorp, and OSS’s High Frontier.
- Steve Jackson is shipping the class Pocket Box games bundle, which bring back a bunch of those classic 80s-era small-box games that we all grew up on. $100 + shipping gets you Undead, Necromancer, One-Page Bulge, Raid on Iran, Kung Fu 2100, and The Awful Green Things from Outer Space, printed as close to the 80s as they could get them.
- Legion is re-releasing Adobe Walls – at a discount! – for those of you that are still jonesin’ for that Great Plains fix.
Newly Launched This Week:
- TRL is taking pre-orders on the third printing of Under an Iron Sky
- Border Rievers from GMT, covering the Anglo-Scottish raids in the 1500s. Yes, there are sheep.
- WizKids has announced a new Blade Runner 2049 game coming soon.
- The coin we all need for our plague-induced lockdown era
- Some other nice-looking coins to use around your table, too
- Didn’t launch this week, but you know you want in on Dwellings & Driveways: Keep on the Cul-de-sac
New from the Dragoons:
- Guest writer Ian from RockyMountainNavy gave an excellent, detailed look at Compass Games’ Blue Water Navy
- This week, Design x Dragoons talks all about different kinds of maps and movement
- Saturday Night Fights started a massive Battle of Wagram that’ll continue this week
- We started a new AAR on Matrix Games’ Shadow Empire 4X space game
- New videos went up from Brant, Mike, and well… Mike
News From The Wargame Industry:
- If you’re not keeping up with Alan Emrich’s latest online site, you’re missing some deep thoughts by a wargaming great.
- Avalanche Press talks about the UK involvement in/around the Suez in their latest bonus content.
- Minden Games has a whole bunch of games in PDF format pretty cheap that you can print & play.
The Professional Wargaming World:
- Q&A with Yuna Wong of Rand on The Serious Side of Gaming; she’s a good follow on Twitter if you’re interested in professional wargaming
- International Crisis War Game at Stanford coming up
- GUWS has registration open for their upcoming webinar on designing a wargame about Rome, led by the students who designed the game.
Something From Our Partners:
This Week’s Mashup:
Let’s see how much hate mail we get over this one!
That’s all for this week!
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