Yet another find from Boing Boing, which if you don't read, you should. I've played the first few levels, and the game play isn't breathtaking, but the visuals are. I'm a visuals guy, so I really like it and intend to play through the 'free' version. When I'm done, I'll decide whether or not to buy it. I'm leaning towards yes, because I'd love to see what they could do with these amazing graphics plugged into a 'real' game.
Check it out at - http://www.samorost2.com/
Also from Boing Boing, it appears the Battle Pencils are being imported. Yeah! Got ta get me some o' dat! http://www.boingboing.net/2005/12/09/battle_pencils_shipp.html
Coming up: The Trading Game Experience, Part 1 I'm putting together an industry eye view of trading games (like trading card games, trading miniatures games, ect.) as an entertainment experience. I expect it to come in four parts, over as many weeks. The series will attempt to explain why they succeed, how they can fail, and different opportunities exploited and missed by publishers over the last dozen years. I hope my work will shed light on where trading games might be headed in the future. This essay is the reason I started this blog in the first place, so I hope it turns out well. (I wish I was a better writer!)