Monthly Archives: January 2023

Explorminate: Rob’s Look at 2022 and 2023

By | January 31, 2023

Rob from Explorminate has written a view back onto 2022, and an outlook for 2023. While he has some contenders for best game of 2022, like Warhammer: Total War, or the Humankind expansion “Together We Rule”, he is not satisfied with any bigger release last year, and puts his hopes for 2023. For this year, he is looking… Read More »

Ara: History Untold Developer Diary: City Layouts

By | January 30, 2023

The developers of Ara: History Untold have posted 2 in their dev blog, talking about city layouts. They describe the difficulties of having procedurally generated city layouts, which also need to look appealing. Initially they cities appeared like pizzas, with repetetive sectors. They seem to have fixed this problem by definiting some basic layouts, from which the game… Read More »

Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #218

By | January 29, 2023

Now you have the chance to not only try the GOTM 217, but we already also give you the GOTM218! In this one you play as Montezuma of the Aztecs on a standard-size small continents map on Emperor level. The scrambled continents map pack is a requirement for this GOTM. You have in total until February 28 to… Read More »

Old World update #104

By | January 25, 2023

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest update for their game. This update includes, among other things, bug fixes, AI changes (e.g. optimization for spreading religion) and a balance change to give you a better chance to start with horses in the surrounding. Discuss this update with us here. Old World is currently available… Read More »

Mahokenshi: A turn-based deck builder in a Japanese fantasy setting

By | January 24, 2023

The turn-based deck builder Mahokenshi has today (24.01.2023) been released on Steam.In this game you lead your samurai hero, belonging to one of 4 different houses, through a campaign on a hex-based landscape. You build up your deck of cards, to gain special abilities, with which you will slay all kinds of far-eastern themed fantasy monsters. The game… Read More »

Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #217

By | January 23, 2023

And also our Civ5 “GOTM” is active this year (although we’re a bit late to announce it here, sorry). In this game, you will play Elizabeth of England, but you’re tied into a team with Bismarck of Germany. It’s a modern era start on a scrambled continents map (DLC required) on Prince level. You have until January 31st… Read More »

GLSMAC – An “Alpha Centauri” remaster in the making

By | January 22, 2023

Do you like the old “Alpha Centauri”, but think it is too outdated, and would need a revamp? Our user nj666 has taken up this task, and started to re-implement the basic functions, with the goal to update the multiplayer, the graphics, and other features in the future. His project is right now in a very early phase,… Read More »

Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #151

By | January 21, 2023

And we are already at the 2nd Civ6 GOTM of the year 2023! Since we released this GOTM before the latest leader pack, it does not feature the new Chinese leaders. Instead you will be reigning as Shaka of the Zulu on a standard size hot and arid pangaea map, with sparse resources, but with a lengendary starting… Read More »