Category: Previews

Early Impression: Oriental Empires

A handful of intrepid eXplorminaters were lucky enough to be welcomed into the closed beta for Oriental Empires – the upcoming 4X developed by Shining Pixel Studios. You may not have heard of Shining Pixel, but you almost definitely are familiar with their lead designer, Bob Smith, who […]

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 […]

Planar Conquest Q&A

Planar Conquest (PQ) is the latest game by developer Wastelands Interactive. Wastelands was featured in Polygon’s article about up-and-coming Polish game developers. If certain elements of PQ look familiar to you, it’s because they are. PQ is an updated, mobile version of Worlds of Magic, which was released […]

Feudums Q&A: Part 2

Welcome to part two of the Feudums Q&A. I hope you enjoyed the first part where we talked about the game’s background, the world, enemy factions, and more. In case you missed it, here’s a link to get you going or refresh your memory. Let’s dive right in. […]

Feudums Q&A: Part 1

Greetings and Salutations, dear reader. Today, I bring you another new title called Feudums. This one is a little different than our usual fare because it is a hybrid MMO/Strategy game. It caught my attention on Twitter when a couple of people that I follow – or ones […]

Stellaris Q&A

Greeting and Salutations dear reader! I am sure that you are chomping at the bit having read the title of my latest Q&A writeup. I certainly was when Troy Goodfellow, a developer and PR-type at Paradox Interactive, presented me with the opportunity to discuss Stellaris with Game Director […]