Posts Tagged ‘TBS’

Top tier games today have a particular design goal that’s really messing up games: remove the parts of a game that are not fun. It seems like a good idea, but often designers forget that challenge, even if not fun, still can improve the game. Continue Reading »


You don’t need to have played the original to play this, although you probably should. Afrika Korps offers more of the same, focused on military adventures in Africa during World War II. Having done everything in the original game (and all the expansions), I just had to download Afrika Korps to see if there was any fun left to squeeze out of the system. Continue Reading »


2K Games today released a new developer diary trailer for Civilization V: Gods & Kings, the upcoming expansion to the fifth game in the series. “In this new developer diary for Civilization V: Gods & Kings, Ed Beach and Dennis […] Continue Reading »


Everything but refinement Fantasy turn-based strategy games are decidedly hit and miss. For every Age of Wonders there’s a Disciples, for every Fantasy General there’s a Master of Magic. The Civilization franchise has clearly influenced recent games in the genre, […] Continue Reading »


Paradox Interactive announced the release of Warlock: Master of the Arcane, the turn-based strategy game by Ino-Co. A demo is also available on Steam. “Warlock: Master of the Arcane is a new fantasy strategy game from Paradox Interactive and Ino-Co […] Continue Reading »


Paradox Interactive and Ino-Co today announced the launch of the official site for Warlock: Master of the Arcane. In addition, a new trailer and a beginner’s guide were released. “A continent divided among humans, monsters and undead cannot stay at […] Continue Reading »


Paradox Interactive and Ino-Co today released a new tutorial video for Warlock: Master of the Arcane. “This new six minute video tutorial will walk you through the basics of city development, unit movement, magic, diplomacy and exploration. With this training […] Continue Reading »


A new gameplay video for MechWarrior Tactics was released today, giving viewers a look at the upcoming turn-based strategy game by ACRONYM Games and Roadhouse Interactive. “It’s the year 3025. Hostile enemy lances are closing in all around you. As […] Continue Reading »


Yikes. I’m a regular at Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3). It’s amazing how many games have the “E3 effect,” where they look positively awesome on display there… but lackluster at best once I get them on my home computer. Swords of […] Continue Reading »


Ubisoft today announced the release of Might & Magic Heroes IV, which is now available worldwide. In addition, the first patch for the game has been released, bringing the game up to version 1.1. "In celebration of the 25th Anniversary […] Continue Reading »


1C Company today announced King's Bounty: Warriors of the North, the next game in the adventure series. "A new hero, young Olaf, the son of the Northling King, dedicates his life to the fight against the undead infesting the Northern […] Continue Reading »


Paradox Interactive today announced "Warlock: Master of the Arcane", an upcoming turn-based strategy game by Ino-Co. The game is currently set to be released in Q2 of 2012. "Warlock – Master of the Arcane invites players to take on the […] Continue Reading »


Playing Empire: Total War at launch had me thinking: “Does Creative Assembly have any idea just what they’ve got here?” The potential for something completely amazing was there.  Under all the bugs and all the egregious AI problems, there existed […] Continue Reading »


Paradox Interactive today released a new gameplay trailer and developer interview video on "Pride of Nations", the upcoming turn-based strategy game by AGEOD. "The latest developer interview video offers insight from the producer Philippe Thibaut, as he gives aspiring world […] Continue Reading »


When it comes to computer games, calling a game a sequel usually means something.  At its worst a sequel has the same engine with nothing new beyond a slightly different story or new scenarios.  At its best a sequel builds […] Continue Reading »