Category Archives: Previews

A Game of Dwarves

I just spent two hours underground. Time compressed as I chased veins of precious minerals and excavated forgotten vaults of treasure. My diggers scurried to obliterate the cubes of earth and stone I highlighted: expansions to the top level base; passages leading into the unknown, stretching out like fingers in the dark; trunklines bifurcating into arterials before reuniting; exploratory shafts widening into vast chasms, going ever deeper into the blackness below. I must admit I didn’t really get A Game of Dwarves at first. Before playing it my naive mind had hoped for a 3D Dwarf Fortress, replete with all…

Expeditions: Conquistador

Expeditions: Conquistador is a turn-based RPG in which you control a group of Conquistadors exploring Central America during the 1500s. Jonas Wæver, developer of critically acclaimed Deus Ex mod The Nameless Mod, is one of the lead designers for the title which – thanks to a late flurry of pledges – has just passed its funding goal on Kickstarter. And based on what I’ve played of an early preview build, this is good news. I should preface all this by saying that I’m not normally a fan of turn-based RPGs. Normally I like combat to be swift, free flowing and give…