Saturday, March 29, 2014
Back Burner Friday, on Sunday.
Raid is a bit of a different game from what you've seen in previous Tree of Woe back burners. Most of what we have developed has been card games. Raid is a board game. You play it on a grid like with chess or checkers, but the board is longer and more narrow. It is an asymmetrical game. One side plays as Vikings who are attacking. The other plays as Villagers. There are less Vikings but they all start in a unit working together. Villagers are more numerous, but they are all scattered. The vikings start on one side, on their boat, and are trying to get to the other side where the Villagers are keeping their gold. After collecting the gold they have to get back to their boat. In the middle of the map is the fort or castle. Vikings cannot enter the castle, but Villagers can move through it freely. Vikings move in a straight line, like rooks, and Villagers move diagonally, like bishops, unless they are in the fort/castle, when they can move in any direction, like a queen. Up to 4 Villagers or Vikings can all be in a square with others of their type. If a Viking or Villager move into the same space, they fight. Whoever has the most pieces in a fight wins, but when their is a tie the Viking always beat the Villagers. When Vikings collect gold, one of the Vikings has to carry the gold, this Viking does not help the Vikings win fights, he's carrying too much loot.
The result of this is a game where one side starts off at an advantage, the Vikings are organized and more powerful. That power shifts as you play, and the Villagers are more powerful as they have turns to get organized and the Vikings are weighed down by their loot.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Hello People. All of you foxes out there who have been sitting on the edge of your seats in anticipation of Tree of Woe, a fun time game companies first Kickstarter launch. Check it! Share it! Donate and get rewards! You like Sandwiches, don't ya?
Mia kicked off the kickstarter.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Sandwiches kickstarter page has been submitted! I'll keep updating on the status of the approval. When we get approved I'll also post the actual go live day, which will be as soon as we can start or maybe the Friday after. We're so excited about all of this hard work coming to a head.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
I am planning to make Fridays a day where I talk about projects that are on the back burner.
9Lives is a game my wife, Kelli, and I started working on together. It started off as us just chatting about games and the popularity of cats on the internet. She suggested that we could make a fighting game that uses 9 face down cards as each players life total. As you take damage you flip up these cards. Each card has a different effect on it when you flip it up like drawing a card or increasing damage on your attacks. As you take damage you become more powerful. It gives players very interesting choices about when to damage to one another.