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Troy "TC" Costisick

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Children Of The Galaxy Q&A

2017 is shaping up to be another banner year for space 4X games. There  is a whole slate in development, including Children of the Galaxy by Empty Keys. We got together with the lead developer, Filip, who was kind enough to answer some questions about his company’s upcoming […]

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Planar Conquest (PC) Review

I struggled for a long time with how to approach a review for Wastelands Interactive’s Planar Conquest (PQ). To date, eXplorminate has reviewed Worlds of Magic (the “first” version of PQ), ReeXamined WoM, and reviewed the mobile version of PQ for the iOS. Graphically, the PC version of […]

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Pricing: An eXposition

I think that one of the most difficult decisions a developer has to make is determining what to charge for their game. It is just as difficult for those of us who comment on video games (like me) to advise developers on pricing. There are so many factors […]

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Predestination Q&A

Of all the MoO games coming out this year, Predestination might just be the MoO-y-est (that a word???). Everything about the game – from its mechanics to its marketing – shows its Master of Orion heritage. Before you write this game off, however, consider the fact that the […]