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Concarolinas and what is next

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Jul 15 2013

Sorry to anyone who is seeing this twice, the original post got lost due to some server issues so I’ve had to re-publish it.

So at the beginning of last month we were guests at ConCarolinas. Great time and we’ll definitely have to go again next year. Besides the various panels me and James talked on we also showcased a board game we’ve made currently tentatively titled Hexit Strategy.

Unbound:endless war getting played at con carolinas

Unbound:endless war getting played at con carolinas

 

The second day of the convention we got several people to play our little game and even had three games going at once! So right now we are looking at few things to do next.

  • Looking at thegamecrafter.com or some other source to make a printing of the game.
  • Looking into kickstarter or other potential sources of funding for said run(losing 10% between them and finance fees doesn’t seem like the best thing though)
  • Working on making a digital version of the game.
  • Re-write the rules so they are easier to understand without someone who knows the game explaining them.

That last one I discovered when I had the guy from Bower’s Game Corner review it from our Print & Play pdf.

 

The digital version has been a little bit slow in part because of exhaustion from the convention and also a bit of craziness going on in personal life. I’m going to be trying to get back to it now though and regularly make progress, update you all here, or ideally both.

 

On another note if anyone of you out there are good with user interface design, especially if you’ve used Unity3d and NGUI before and would be interested in helping out with Fortunes, please let me know.

 

What are your favorite conventions? Where should we be going to try and show off/drum up interest in our games either board or video? Let us know in the comments!

Spring awakening!

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Apr 09 2013

We are preparing to ramp things back up here at Cliche. James has been super bogged down with his day job and I’ve been dealing with moving to a new city and getting settled in. We’ve got a lot going on this spring.

 

ConCarolinas

Cliche Studio is going to North Carolina May 31-June 2 for con carolinas. We don’t know what panels we’ll be on yet but in the afternoon-evenings we will be showing off two games. Hexit Strategy and Fortunes.

Fortunes

Fortunes UI work has resumed and we have offloaded hosting of the work in progress to gamejolt. Their site gives me more flexibility with the presentation of the game without me having to be concerned about breaking the theme of the current website or muck around too much with wordpress settings. If you want to see how the game has progressed head over there, play fortunes, and leave a rating or a comment with some feedback.

Hexit Strategy

And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James has done a good bit of playtesting with our newest version of Hexit Strategy, and our friend Corey has been working on some art as you see above. We hope to have 3 sets of the game ready for the convention.

I also discovered a nifty site called gumroad which lets us put up the print and play version for sale and handles everything for us. It is a pretty nifty set-up and we have the pdf as pay-what-you-want. We’ll be sure to make an updated version once all the artwork is done. In the meantime go download and play.

 

Sidenote: To break-up the long slog through this lengthy project of fortunes and to hone my own personal skills I’ve been participating in one game a month. Some of these are not official cliche games but you can check out else I’ve been working on here.