It isn't often that we look at games that started out life on IBM's OS/2. I miss OS/2 very occasionally.
But Galactic Civilizations did exactly that.
Tagged: 2003, 4X, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Stardock Entertainment, Steam, turn-based strategy, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Sometimes when you play a game, you feel echoes of its predecessors' spirit flowing through them.
Endless Space seems to channel the spirit of one of the games I grew up with, sounds great to me.
Tagged: 2012, 4X, Amplitude Studios, indie, OS X, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Steam, turn-based strategy, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Not content with defending our planet from aliens invading from space... X-COM have to do it with aliens already here.
Yes... it's the Terror From The Deep.
Tagged: 1995, DOS, isometric, Microprose, Mythos Games, real-time strategy, sci-fi, Sci-Fi Month, Steam, tower defence, turn-based strategy, Windows, X-COM series | No repliesContinue reading →
WWI is one of those events that very few alive today would have lived through any part of, but it is still taught in schools to give people a sense of how awful a period it was.
There are curiously few games based on WWI and today we're taking a look at one of them, HistoryLine 1914-1918. godboko was the first to guess it, but as I said, there aren't that many games that focus on WWI...
Tagged: 1993, Amiga, Blue Byte Software, DOS, hex tile map, Retro Month, turn-based strategy | No repliesContinue reading →
I did wonder whether my clues would be enough, knowing there is one complex matter about this game.
Few games have both a real-time strategy and a turn-based strategy component, but combined with the retro vibe, and the fact we're up to X, I hoped someone might get that today's game is X-COM: UFO Defense.
Tagged: 1001 Games, 1994, Amiga, DOS, isometric, Microprose, Mythos Games, real-time strategy, Retro Month, sci-fi, Steam, tower defence, turn-based strategy, Windows, X-COM series | No repliesContinue reading →
Today's interesting little number is actually a board game that's been converted to the computer screen. I've not played the board game, but I get the impression I would have no trouble with it.
All I need, then, is the Ticket To Ride - which is today's game.
Tagged: 2012, board game, Days of Wonder, indie, New Beginnings Month, OS X, Steam, turn-based strategy, Windows | No repliesContinue reading →
Day 11 takes us to an interesting but polished RPG, King's Bounty: Armored Princess.
I haven't played any of the preceding games, but somehow I don't think this will be any kind of an issue. Let's see, shall we?
Tagged: 1C Company, 2009, demo available, fantasy, hex tile map, Katauri Interactive, King's Bounty, New Beginnings Month, OS X, role-playing game (RPG), Steam, turn-based strategy, Windows | 2 repliesContinue reading →
Day 5 of New Beginnings Month, and we take a look at games beginning with E - and today's choice is Elven Legacy.
Before we begin...
So before the main game starts I'm treated to a bit of backstory about the history of the world - that the elves had great power, that a student tried to learn it but that it caused a schism when he tried to steal the teacher's power. Cue the elf lord summoning the power of the dragons, or something, and smiting the traitor.
Developers (Y-Z, #)