Gem Wizards Tactics launches in 2 months

Hi everyone. I wanted to give people a general update on Gem Wizards Tactics: precisely what it is, in some detail, because two months from today it will become available on Steam (wishlist it now!). I’ve written about it before – use the Gem Wizards Tactics tag to find everything I’ve written on it – … Continue reading "Gem Wizards Tactics launches in 2 months"

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Kickstarters and Game Design Theory with Fabian Fischer

On today’s show, we have an interview with designer and theorist Fabian Fischer. Fabian is the designer behind Crimson Company, which is now running its fourth Kickstarter, which is currently doing incredibly well—at the time of this writing, it has over $33,000 pledged (and they were only asking or $11,000)! On the show, we discuss … Continue reading "Kickstarters and Game Design Theory with Fabian Fischer"

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How Strategy Games can use Output Randomness

Been thinking a lot about output randomness and what it means in games. My overall opinion on output randomness has not really changed much, but I think from the process of working on Gem Wizards Tactics, which does have some light output randomness, I have come to some new conclusions about when and why it’s … Continue reading "How Strategy Games can use Output Randomness"

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Gem Wizards Tactics Version 0.05 Patch Notes

Hi everyone. I thought I’d post the patch notes for the new version of GEM WIZARDS TACTICS which just went out to my Patrons. Here’s some of what you’re missing! Version 0.05 – Rate of fire spread decreased slightly – Fire duration reduced to 4 – New tile type: Scorch. Created when a fire dies. … Continue reading "Gem Wizards Tactics Version 0.05 Patch Notes"

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Gem Wizards Tactics: The Garg-oil and the Bulldozer

I’ve talked a little bit before about the Business Demons, who are the first completed faction in my upcoming turn based tactical war game, Gem Wizards Tactics. They have two special units: the Bulldozer, and the Garg-Oil. I’ve just recently finished up a bunch of the mechanics for the Garg-Oil so I wanted to write … Continue reading "Gem Wizards Tactics: The Garg-oil and the Bulldozer"

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