Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pre-Essen Update

That title sort of makes it sound like I'm heading out to Essen soon. Sadly, I am not. However, I do have another game being released there! AEG will be launching Canalis, the next game in the Tempest series. My designer diary was recently featured on BoardGameNews. The rules can be found on AEG's site.

In other news, I signed two more contracts in the past month. APE Games will be publishing my rice game, Spirits of the Rice Paddy. It's the most complex game I've ever designed--a 90-120 minute euro about growing rice. I'm very excited to see how this one is received by the gamer community.

Also, my hastily-conceived Battlecruiser game was signed by ??? I'm not sure when/if there will be an official announcement, especially since one of the prototypes was recently stolen from the co-publisher's house! I'm guessing he's been pretty busy with life at the moment.

Finally, the art team (yes, there's a whole team) for Skyway Robbery continues to turn in amazing work. Little bits of the elaborate backstory (a novel is in the works) are woven into many of the card images. It's a little insane--and a lot mind-blowing! Can't wait to start showing this off!