Exploring Emotions Through Solo RPGS

A misty mountainous landscape

I appreciate that the title sounds a bit essayish but today we’re talking about ancient artefacts and monster sex so, y’know, its not all that dry. Quick note: all the images in this article lead to their respective game’s itch.io page. Some are free so check them out. What are Solo RPGs? For anyone unfamiliar […]

Developer Spotlight – Oliver Joyce (Swords and Sandals Series)

After reviewing the Swords and Sandals: Classic Edition I took the chance to catch up with series developer Oliver Joyce to talk about the highs and lows of Flash development. Having played these games back when I was but a nipper, it’s strange and cool to be in a position to chat to the creator […]

UKGE Card Game Roundup – Part 2

Kitty Cat-aclysm by Bez I’d like to take a moment to applaud the creative decision to call your game studio “StuffbyBez”. If only I had thought I could get away with that when brainstorming the name for this site, could have saved hours of hair pulling! Kitty Cat-aclysm is, as the name suggests, filled to […]

UKGE Card Game Roundup – Part 1

Fair warning: This article contains NSFW imagery and language Lonely Bears by Bear Bros Gaming Does anyone remember Bad Taste Bears? Yeah, probably best if you don’t… In Lonely Bears you must arm your weird little bears with weapon mechs and golden AK47s while protecting them with barbed wire fences, piles of dead bears and […]

UKGE Microgames

As part of the writing I do for Tabletop Gaming Magazine, I curate and occasionally design for a monthly microgame feature. I love seeing what people can do with tight restrictions (it’s also why I love Pico-8 and game jam games). With that in mind, I went looking for microgames at the UK Games Expo […]

Anna’s Pico-8 Taster Plate

While I have a bachelors degree in game development, I’m not very good at the programming side of things but it has taught me enough to be able to look at stuff and think: “Wow, that’s impressive.” With Pico-8, developers use a ‘fantasy console’ to impose strict limitations on themselves and have to perform fantastic […]

M.E.E.P.L.E Force – Preview

M.E.E.P.L.E Force is currently in its prototype phase, images are not indicative of the final product. UKGE was last weekend and with it comes a whole load of new and interesting games for tabletop media to look at. But while most are focused on the big fish in the pond, we’re looking at the little […]

Wildermyth Beta – Early Access Preview

Going into any beta, it’s important to remember that a large chunk of the content won’t be there and that the game is likely to change substantially before release. With Wildermyth, I can wait. The amount of content already in place in Wildermyth is enough to play for hours and still not see it all. […]