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“That was an Heroica effort”

About a year ago Lego started a new line of their famous brick toys: Lego Games. The idea was pretty simple; create board games using Lego pieces. Unfortunately, Lego was also wholly focused upon their core philosophy of toys to create with.

I say unfortunately, but it was more of a double-edged sword. Lego kept their games simple to the point of obsolescence. Ramses Pyramid had a nice core concept that was a little throwback to Ravenburger’s Coco Crazy but in essence was just boring.

Global Game Jam 2011 entry: APOCA

Global Game Jam 2011 is over and together with my colleagues and chiptune-master Stu we created a fun little co-op shooter called APOCA as you can see above. Want to try it? You can download the Flash file at globalgamejam.org. I’d embed it, but as we wanted to join in with the Winnitron 1000 competition, the game runs at a 1024×768 resolution. Not exactly embed-friendly. 🙂 Enjoy and let me know what you think of it!

No Mobile Games

It’s odd. I expected to at least be playing something. Casual games and such. The type of games everybody is talking about. But instead I found myself deleting the last games from my HTC Desire last week after noticing I hadn’t touched them for weeks. Suddenly, I had an Android device without games.

Spellborn: Merald Heragon – Master Wrathguard

  • Name: Merald Heragon
  • Race: Daevi
  • Gender: Female
  • Age (998 AC): 24 (974 AC)
  • Previous Faction: Torque

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Isarah Nenuse – Master Void Seer

  • Name: Isarah Nenuse
  • Race: Daevi
  • Gender: Female
  • Age (998 AC): 48 (950 AC)
  • Previous Faction: Veridan

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Nolden Krainstyn – Master Trickster

  • Name: Nolden Krainstyn (pseudonym for Endlon Prisoner)
  • Race: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Age (998 AC): 42 (956 AC)
  • Previous Faction: Citizen (Ousted)

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Shift – Master Skinshifter

  • Name: “Shift”
  • Race: Unknown
  • Gender: Unknown
  • Age (998 AC): Unknown
  • Previous Faction: Unknown

At one point during TCOS development we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.

Spellborn: Gerreth Bournbray – Master Runemage

  • Name: Gerreth Bournbray
  • Race: Male
  • Gender: Human
  • Age (998 AC): 48 (950 AC)
  • Previous Faction: House Silver

At one point during development of The Chronicles of Spellborn, we created the Discipline Masters, a set of the Enclave’s greatest heroes and prime examples of what to expect from the Disciplines, our class system. While they were put in the game, they never got the attention I wanted them to have, nor were all assets used. I envisioned them as a band of contemporary heroes the players could fight alongside to in specific scenes.

Marlon Kromodikoro, Dennis Zoetebier and yours truly created a bio for each of the Discipline Masters and this series is meant to showcase each of them. The game itself only contained minor bits and pieces.