Truly Olympic - A Spartan Q&A

The UK indie developer Slitherine was founded about 4 years ago. The company has been focused on the development of turn-based strategy titles so far. Their latest product, Spartan, was among the IGF 2004 Competition nominees and even made it to score in the Visual Arts category. I've sent some questions to Iain McNeil, lead designer on the game.

Bundle of Joy

The day my family brought home its newest addition home was a bright, sunny, and otherwise pleasant day. We cradled it lovingly as we trundled up the stairs. Once safely inside and settled we promptly began the long arduous process of teaching it about the world and about its new parents.

April 5th - 11th

So we've entered the month of April, I hope everyone set their clocks ahead. For me, time seems to be moving ahead fast enough as it is. E3 is quickly approaching and six days after I get home from that I'll be standing at the altar, waiting for my woman to glide up the aisle and seal the deal.
You kick ass as a spy. - Sway to Certis on ICQWhen I was a kid, some of the most fun you could have was playing hide and seek in my neighborhood. You could see (or not) see me crouching in some bushes well past bedtime as a neighbor kid stalked by, looking for me.

Let There Be Not Light!

I never played Splinter Cell. I pretty much figured I wouldn't like it based on how quickly I quit Thief, Thief 2, and Deux Ex. I came to the conclusion that I'm just not patient enough for a stealth game. So I didn't even bother picking it up when it was free with the purchase of Prince of Persia.

Far Cry

It was startling how the month of March began with virtually no significant new shooters on the market, and ended with more action goodness than any one person has a right to.

Unreal Tournament 2004

Fang Blackbone

Fang Blackbone. The name alone is enough to strike fear into the hearts of the burliest men. Fang Blackbone. Ruler of isometric Action-RPG's and knower of way too many MMORPG facts and ideas. Fang Blackbone. Giver of advice in the ways of love through our very own forums.

March 28th - April 4th

Finally, we can relax and not worry so much about buying games this week. There are a couple notables on the PC and PS2 side of things but that's about all she wrote. With slim pickings to choose from, the game of the week will be.... BAMM BAMM BAMM! Breed.

The Force Is Strong With This One

Along with the good pain of attempting to master Colin McRae's punishing if rewarding version of rally racing, I've also been putting the time into some Ninja Gaiden. Some folks -- especially locally it seems -- feel that this would fall in the bad pain variety.