One of the major forces in game experimentation and development today is, without a doubt, crowdfunding. Video games have raised millions upon millions of dollars over the last half-decade from numerous sites. The behemoth in this sector is Kickstarter. Nowadays it’s commonplace to hear of a new game project that is launching a Kickstarter campaign … Continue reading Kickin’ Ain’t Easy: An eXposition
Are you bummed you missed out on Kickstarters for games like Stardrive, Predestination, Worlds of Magic, or John Shafer’s At the Gates? Here’s an opportunity to not miss an opportunity! A. Scott McCallum (creator of Fractured) is kickstarting a new 4X game called Remnant. Remnant is a RTS 4X game set in a single solar … Continue reading Remnant Kicks Off!
We are in the midst of an explosion in the 4X genre. Big companies like Firaxis, Stardock, Triumph, and Amplitude have all launched major titles in the last 12 months. Likewise, a mass of indie developers have brought us games like Star Ruler 2, StarDrive 2, and Worlds of Magic. Adding to our bevy of … Continue reading Apollo4X Review
Firaxis is announcing today that it will launch a new eXpansion for Civilization: Beyond Earth in the fall of this year. The name of the expansion will be “Rising Tide.” As one could gather from the name, it will focus on expanding the aquatic aspects of Beyond Earth. The expansion will bring several new features … Continue reading Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide Announced
If you love science fiction and 4X games, this is a banner year for you. From AAA studios releasing new titles, mid-tier studios doing their first sequels and small indie studio startups putting forth their first entry into the genre, 2015 is a sci-fi aficionados 4X paradise. One of the choices that might get overlooked … Continue reading Predestination Preview
Review by: Troy Costisick Worlds of Magic is a straightforward sandbox 4X game. There are no racial quests, scenarios, or storylines for you to follow. It is pure 4X goodness. The object of the game is simple: destroy your enemies by either conquering all of their cities or by casting the Spell of Domination. There’s … Continue reading Worlds of Magic Review