Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Free Game: TripleA - Open Source Board Game Crossover

Open-source gaming continues to surprise me, delivering some really great titles over the years (some original, some revised versions of other games.  Games like FreeCiv and OpenTTD are awesome (and free!).

TripleA, coined as the World's Foremost Open-Source Grand Strategy Game is an open-source board game somewhat based on Axis and Allies, playable single or multiplayer online, community run, TONS of different maps and scenarios available for download right in the client.  I created an account and was online and looking for games within minutes.  There's definitely a thriving community, as the game list had a couple dozen games running and waiting for players, and nearly 100 players in the waiting room.  I'm definitely looking forwarding to trying some of the Star Wars maps.  Here's some of the features:

Special Game Features:

  • Can Save at any moment
  • Player disconnect generate a savegame, so that you can rehost without losing any time or information, and can even replace the player who dropped if need be
  • Can view game history at any moment, showing not just what happened and the dice rolled, but also how the entire board/map looked
  • Many game options, including a Bidding system, and Low Luck (a method of reducing the luck in a dice game)
  • Edit mode to add and delete units, change money, change territory ownership, and even move pieces around
  • Over 18 different skins for the user interface, ability to switch map skins in game
  • Can zoom out on maps, and can change the size of the units
  • Online and in-game chat, support for sounds
  • Battle Calculator shows you average results of 5000 simulated battles of opposing forces you choose from
  • Dice and Game statistics, shown in game and can be exported to files
  • Ability to set different victory condition

Huge Variety:

  • Though the majority of our maps and games revolve around World War II, we also have:
  • World War I games
  • World War 3 games, like the Cold War or future conflicts
  • Fantasy styled games, like Lord of the Rings games and Dungeons and Dragons
  • Ancient History games, like the Punic Wars between the Roman Empire and Carthage
  • Other Historical conflicts, like the Napoleonic Wars
  • Abstract Maps, like things on hex maps
  • Futuristic games, like Star Wars, or Zombieland

























New Retro Game: Hero-U

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is an Adventure/Role Playing Game under development by Corey and Lori Cole, creators of the Award-winning Quest for Glory Series.  Great to see a lot of the original designers coming back with the help of Kickstarter, when it may never have happened otherwise.  If you're an adventure fan of any kind, you'll probably want to check this out.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Retro Game: Wolfenstein 3D

iD has a fully playable version of Wolfenstein 3D up on their site.  Even though it wasn't the first, many would consider this the mother of all FPSs.  Go get those Nazis!



Saturday, October 14, 2017

New Retro Horror Game: Peridium

Found a great looking point and click game today called Peridium.  2D point and click, full voice acting, and multiple endings.  Sounds like a winner.

Mycologist Dr. James Turner had been stationed at an Antarctic research base for the past decade. He and his wife were nearing completion of their study into the ancient fungal organisms buried deep below the ice, when something had gone very wrong.

Will definitely be streaming this one on my YouTube channel soon.  It's completely free to download on the developer's website.











Retro Arcade: Operation Wolf

Who remembers this gem from the arcade? Plays really well in the browser.  Enjoy!  Game hosted on The Internet Archive.