Sunless Skies

Sunless Skies in development by Failbetter Games has entered early access on Steam and GOG. I backed this when it was crowdfunding, so got my key sent to me already. It’s currently on launch discount, so pick it up!

Sunless Skies is a top-down literary RPG set amongst the stars. Explore a universe steeped in celestial horror and ravaged by Victorian ambition in this game of exploration, corruption and jeopardy for PC, Mac and Linux.

Early Access will begin in one of the four regions of the High Wilderness: the Reach. As development continues more regions, locomotives, ports, sky-beasts, loot, equipment, discoveries, wrecks, characters, and stories will be added to the game.

Skull of the Cyclops Trial

This is a play session of Skull of the Cyclops, a solitaire Trial from Index Card RPG Core. I play Take, a Small Folk Shadow, in this short scenario of three challenges.

Index Card RPG Core Set from Runehammer Games

Index Card RPG Vol. 1

Rigaroga is a technologist lost in the wilderness, having adventures in geekery and nerdy mishegoss.

The Odd Order is a place for Rigaroga, friends and acquaintances to gather online.

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Demons by Daylight

Most of the narrative in the stories collected in Demons by Daylight by Ramsey Campbell occurs at night. Daylight, my ass. That’s about the level of quality here, with a few brief but truly good creepy spots that shine, in this rather mediocre repetitive-feeling collection not really worth the light needed to read the pages. I ended up finishing this out of spite, not because I cared at all for it. Publishers Weekly, with glowing blurb on the cover, was smoking crack in a gutter, if they saw any stars at all. Keep this in the dark where unpurchased things lurk, and don’t bother.

I made 11 highlights.

Originally posted on my personal blog at Demons by Daylight

TUNIC

TUNIC is a spiffy looking new game in development by Finji.

TUNIC is an upcoming action-adventure game from solo developer Andrew Shouldice about a little fox in a big world where you do not belong. Coming to Windows, Mac, Linux, and consoles in 2018.

I’m a bohemian killing it with this rhapsody in Bohemian Killing

Trying out Bohemian Killing by The Moonwalls, from IQ Publishing. I was given a courtesy copy of this game to play.

Bohemian Killing by The Moonwalls.

Rigaroga is a technologist lost in the wilderness, having adventures in geekery and nerdy mishegoss.

The Odd Order is a place for Rigaroga, friends and acquaintances to gather online.

If you’d like to pitch in, add a buck to the tip jar.

Or become an ongoing Patron, get gratis music downloads, and help me geek out!

Cultist Simulator

Cultist Simulator by Alexis Kennedy, will begin crowdfunding on Sept 1st.

Become a scholar of the unseen arts. Search your dreams for sanity-twisting rituals. Craft tools and summon spirits. Indoctrinate innocents. Seize your place as the herald of a new age.

Cultist Simulator is a narrative game that lets you play a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories. Perhaps you’re looking for knowledge, or power, or beauty, or revenge. Perhaps you just want the colours beneath the skin of the world.

What you find may transform you forever. Every choice you make, from moment to moment, doesn’t just advance the narrative – it also shapes it.