Kickstarter News -Casual Game Insider Magazine now on Kickstarter

 

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Kickstarter News -Casual Game Insider Magazine now on Kickstarter

 

This is a magazine worth supporting!

From the Kickstarter page –

As we enter our 3rd year of production, please help us get onto major newsstands all over North America to promote tabletop gaming!

 

 

We have been accepted by a major magazine distributor who serves mainstream newsstands all over North America, at stores like Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Jo-Ann, REI, and many more.

 

Expanding onto major newsstands is a huge undertaking with a lot of risk, and we need your help to produce larger print runs than ever. Rewards for your pledge include print and digital subscriptions, reseller bundles, and sponsorship packages. Pledge now to download a FREE PDF of the latest issue immediately!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stratusgames/casual-game-insider-magazine-year-3

Victory Point Games Teams Up with Hunted Cow Studios!

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Victory Point Games Teams Up with Hunted Cow Studios!

 

Hunted Cow Studios Targets Victory Point Games for New Ventures

 

Elgin, Scotland – July 7th, 2014: Hunted Cow Studios and Victory Point Games are pleased to announce their partnership to develop and publish digital versions of some of VPG’s most popular titles.

 

Victory Point Games is a boardgame publisher staffed by many digital game developers,”VPG co-founder Alan Emrich remarked. “That’s why we’re so glad to have found our kindred spirits in the digital game publishing industry who ‘get’ manual-to-digital game translations. We’re very excited to be working together with a great publisher, our new friends at Hunted Cow Studios.”

 

Head of Marketing at Hunted Cow Studios, Craig Withers, said, “Everyone at Hunted Cowis incredibly excited to help bring Victory Point Games to a larger audience. At the moment, the first titles we expect to release are the solitaire games Astra Titanus, Dawn of the Zeds, Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp and Legions of Darkness. The opportunity to work directly with a company of their quality doesn’t come along every day, and we look forward to showing our fans what we can accomplish together.”

Astra Titanus is a space opera game where the player must defend their fleet of starships and outrun the threat of the alien Star Titan. Dawn of the Zeds pits you against the perennial threat of the undead, as you co-ordinate the defences of the isolated town of Farmingdale and hold out until a National Guard relief column arrives to save you. InInfection: Humanity’s Last Gasp, you are the director of the Department of Plague Control field office in New York City, with the fate of the human race in your hands as you desperately struggle to find the cure to the terrifying Morbusian virus. In Legions of Darkness, the brave defenders of Highmoor Castle are under siege and you have the responsibility of fending off the evil creatures assaulting the walls.

 

As well as publishing digital versions of Victory Point Games’ titles, Hunted Cow Studiosare also partnering with other developers such as Hex War Ltd and Criss Cross Games Ltd to bring more great games to the digital marketplace.

 

About Victory Point Games:

Victory Point Games was launched in February of 2007 and has been providing fantastic titles emphasizing gameplay above all ever since. They publish Card and Board games in every category and type, from Euro and Family, to War and Strategy. VPG is known in particular for their many solitaire games, including their vaunted States of SiegeTM games which includes their zombie apocalypse title, Dawn of the Zeds, the award-winning Zulus on the Ramparts!, and the recently released Cruel Necessity on the English Civil Wars.

 

VPG’s list of boardgaming hits includes InfectionGem RushCircus Train, and Nemo’s War, with the popular Napoleonic 20 and No Retreat! series games a staple of historical war gaming tables. Their smash hit fantasy co-op game, Darkest Night, has taken the company to new markets and new heights. Their recent first-time Kickstarter effort for I Say, Holmes! (the case-solving party card game) brought in four times its lofty goal and began shipping in record time. Publishing their boardgames in their own small factory in the United States, Victory Point Games has truly proven to be “The Little Game Company That Could.”

 

About Hunted Cow:

Hunted Cow Studios is a leading game developer and publisher which was founded in 2003. Their most popular browser game is Fallen Sword which has attracted over four million players since its launch in 2006.

 

Hunted Cow are currently working on their flagship 3D MMO, Eldevin, which has been well received by gamers and critics alike. They are also continually improving their other games, such as Fallen Sword, as well as releasing innovative strategy and role-playing titles on mobiles and tablets.

 

Hunted Cow and HexWar have a strong portfolio of iOS games, including Tank Battle: North Africa, which won the “Game of the Week” award on Pocket Gamer.

 

Hunted Cow also prides itself on working with other talented developers to bring their

games to a wider audience. Developers interested in discussing collaborations can emailpublishing@huntedcow.com.

 

Contacts:

Hunted Cow

Craig Withers

Marketing and Social Media

T: +44 (0)7507 438884

E: craigwithers@huntedcow.com

 

Victory Point Games

Deon Carrico

Operations Director, Digital Games Producer

T: (714) 957-4066

E: DeonCarrico@victorypointgames.com

 

Victory Point Games

3303 Harbor Boulevard, Suite B-1

Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1523

(714) 957-4066

http://victorypointgames.com

 

Kickstarter news 6/7/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

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Kickstarter news 6/7/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

Leave it to a Brit  to come up with the only game that truly stands out to me as refreshing this week.

Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver is a game of Highwaymen. Become the likes of the notorious Dick Turpin, the suave Claude Duval or the beautiful Catherine Ferrers.

You may form alliances with other players or strike it out for yourself, but be warned alliances between these knights of the roads do not last forever.

Find Stand and Deliver here…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1211150820/stand-and-deliver-0?ref=discovery

 

Sadly, Kickstarter  has far too many game projects that are pretty uninspired or unappealing and the key words which will trigger my “yawn reflex” are typically but not exclusively…

“This is still in early stages of development!”

“The city is overrun with undead”

“you’re delivering goods to fulfil contracts”

“Cthulhu”

“steampunk”

“zombies”

“build a kingdom”

“magic”

“dungeon”

“purchase properties and earn income”

“Miniatures”

“Deck-Building”

 

News – What happens after our Kickstarter Funds! – A behind the scenes look at the production of Luchador! 2nd Edition

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News – What happens after our Kickstarter Funds!- A behind the scenes look at the production of Luchador! 2nd Edition
Leo from Backspindle Games has written a post on Boardgamegeek.com explaining all the steps that will take place in the production of Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice, 2nd Edition after the Kicktarter project funded. This is an excellent behind the scenes look at the post-Kickstarter game production process.
This is a real example of the importance of good organisation and project management. Also, there is a clear example here of how important it is to have your game pretty much ready BEFORE you get anywhere near launching your project.
Have a read –

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Announcing Victory Point Game’s July 4th Weekend sale!

It’s that time when VPG is particularly thankful for each and every one of you and your support throughout the year. To celebrate the nation’s birthday with our Made in the USA games, we are having a site-wide sale!

For a limited time, from Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th 2013 (midnight to midnight U.S. Pacific time), everything is 10% off!! This discount also “stacks” with our normal Volume Discounts, so the savings are exploding like a skyrocket in the night.

Go here – http://www.victorypointgames.com/news/fourth-of-july-sale/

AND CAN YOU SAY VIKINGS?

Those sneaky devils at VPG are open for pre-orders for Villainous Vikings which I have to say looks cool!

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