Major Makeover & Upgrade Coming To GOG

Is PC gaming heading toward its own version of the Great Console Wars from the 80s and 90s? With competition between Valve’s Steam and Epic’s Epic Store heating up, CD Projekt has announced major changes to its own platform,  GOG (formerly Good Old Games), designed to compete for your gaming attention. The changes to GOG … Continue reading Major Makeover & Upgrade Coming To GOG

Interstellar Space: Genesis Q&A

Explorminate has made a conscious effort to reach out to as many of 4X studios as possible to find out more about their projects through a series of Q&A’s. That series continues today with Praxis Games and their upcoming title Interstellar Space: Genesis. Could you start by telling us about your team? The development team … Continue reading Interstellar Space: Genesis Q&A

Space Tyrant Review

Right now, I’m in the prime of my life. My career is going well, and I’m taking on more responsibilities. My child is growing up and consequently getting more involved with clubs, sports, and various other extracurricular activities. My house is getting old enough now that I have to make occasional repairs and improvements. My … Continue reading Space Tyrant Review

Thea 2: the Shattering – Mechanics and Gameplay Q&A Part 2

Here we are again folks. In part one of this Q&A series, we spoke to Mila about the quests and lore of Thea 2. For the second part in Thea 2: the Shattering Q&A series, we’ll be delving into the mechanics and gameplay elements. This time, we are joined by Khash Firestorm, the (remarkably well-named) … Continue reading Thea 2: the Shattering – Mechanics and Gameplay Q&A Part 2

Aggressors: Ancient Rome Preview

2018 is proving to be an unconventional year for 4X games. Instead of the barrage of Master of Orion 1/2 clones and the occasional fantasy offering, we’ve gotten a quick-play 4X called Space Tyrant and a post-apocalyptic title, Warhammer 40k Gladius: Relics of War. Both have been well received by our community. Next up is … Continue reading Aggressors: Ancient Rome Preview

Aggressors: Ancient Rome Q&A

2018 is the year of small studio games. Explorminate has made a conscious effort to reach out to as many of these small studios as possible to find out more about their projects through a series of Q&A’s. That series continues today with Kubat Software and their upcoming title Aggressors: Ancient Rome. Could you start by … Continue reading Aggressors: Ancient Rome Q&A

Sub-Genres & 4X Design: Post-Apocalyptic Settings

In several previous articles and podcasts (such as Theme, Future Development part 1, and MoO-itis) I have advocated for 4X developers to branch out into genres other than Space and Fantasy. I feel I made my case fairly well in those entries, but what I didn’t do was give much guidance on what those other … Continue reading Sub-Genres & 4X Design: Post-Apocalyptic Settings