Welcome to the semi-regular feature War Tapes, where Jake Tucker examines some of the better PC games of years gone by. In this instalment we’re going back to the future with Frozen Synapse.
Iceberg Interactive have announced that they are publishing a 4x strategy game based on ancient/medieval China. The game, called Oriental Empires, is set to be released on Steam Early Access around the middle of the year. More info if you read on …
Yesterday we pondered on why we keep playing WW2 games, and now today we see Matrix Games release a new game in what may be the 2nd most popular period – the Civil War. We have already carried a partial teaser AAR and interview with the devs of Brother Against Brother, but now the game itself is release into the wild.
Occasionally here at Wargamer.com we like to step a bit outside our normal wargaming remit and bring the readers something different, but that we believe they will still be interested in. Change is as good as a rest and all that. This time we step into RPG territory with Pillars of Eternity from Obsidian Entertainment, published by Paradox Interactive and reviewed for us by Rob Clark.
Space Hulk was definitely one of Games Workshop’s more popular variants of their dystopian Warhammer 40,000 universe – I certainly massively enjoyed the boardgame when it was released, along with all the expansions. PC versions inevitably followed, and the current incarnation, Space Hulk: Ascension is now into its third expansion.
My favorite editor Nik and I were engaged in a brief email conversation when we somehow slid into the subject of our compatriots’ apparent obsession with World War II. The funny thing was, though I really hadn’t thought about that possibility prior to our exchange, the idea utterly intrigued me! So I thought I’d apply my massive investigative journalistic skills towards determining if such an infatuation actually existed. Did we wargamers harbor a particular fascination for the last global conflagration?
Another peruse through the games looking for funding and another space game pops up looking for some our hard earned dosh. This one is called Solar Crusaders and is, according to their Kickstarter page, a multiplayer top-down strategy game featuring 4X gameplay elements, sandbox universe, real-time battles, and simulated virtual economy. If that piques your interest read on.
Hot on the heels of last week’s AAR preview of Matrix Games’ soon to be released Civil War title, Brother Against Brother, we now bring you an exclusive interview with the developers. Eric Babe and Gil Renburg of Western Civilization Software kindly agreed to make time in their busy pre-release schedule to answer a few of our questions. So for further insight into the game and development involved read on …
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