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
Dominions 5 is an astounding game. As a longstanding indie darling, the magnum opus of Illwinter Game Design has long been the poster child for iterative design: more the product of small adjustments over time and continuous development than a series of leaps and bounds. With Dominions 5 (Dom5), Illwinter has brought the full force … Continue reading Dominions 5: Warriors Of The Faith Review
One thing we are always looking for is a unique experience. Something with a twist on 4X games in what can sometimes seem like a tired, formulaic genre. But really, what can be done differently? Well, why not try a MMORTS experience? If that appeals, then Starbone: Sovereign Space might be the game you’ve been … Continue reading The Starborne Experience
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
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
Three years ago we first heard of the game Remnant. We wrote up a little piece about it and then everything went radio silent. Well, good news: the primary developer A. Scott McCallum is back and he is almost done developing this promising game. So, we thought we’d catch up and see where we stand … Continue reading Remnant Q&A
Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Endless Space 2, Dawn of Andromeda, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Eador: Imperium, Civilization and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #188 – Valve, What Have You Done?!?!?!