Solium Infernum - from the creator of Armageddon Empires
I expect this to be for a fairly niche audience, but Vic Davis is just about to release his followup to the fantastic Armageddon Empires. Where AE was a single player affair set in a post-apocalyptic environment and married turned based strategy with a collectible card game, Solium Infernum is set in Hell where your goal is to take over and be the top demon. The game is still turn based with a CCG aspect, but Vic took the time to develop a multiplayer portion this time around. He is looking at Dominions 3 as the sort of mp experience he wants people to have (simultaneous turns) and a basic description of how the game plays is as a "grand strategy board game on a computer." See, limited appeal.
For more information I recommend checking out Vic's blog, this recent interview by RPGWatch or Rock, Paper, Shotgun's interview from last January. Tom, Troy and Bruce (of Three Moves Ahead and . . . if you don't know who I'm talking about, how did you ever hear about this game?) have been "liveblogging" a match they've been playing over at the QT3 forums.
A visual walkthrough some basic concepts: http://img691.imageshack.us/slidesho...
7inchsplit created his own cheat sheets for the game, which are super handy. See his post to download and print them out.
The game is out now and a demo is also available here (right click and save as).
3/15 - Bill Harris has finally started posting up his beginner's guide. You can get the different parts at his blog:
Part One: Creating an Avatar
Part Two: Creating a Game
Part Three: Understanding Frames
Part Four: Orders
Part Five: More Orders
Part Six: Last Orders
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