Episode 43 – Salutempest

Yes, it’s a terrible title. They can’t all be magically awesome.

Anyway! Episode 43 is here, where I get to (virtually) meet up with a couple of the industry’s good guys. First, Todd Rowland (who has been on before) comes along to discuss the new Tempest project from AEG. Tempest, a world in which designers are invited to make whatever game they like using provided assets and stuff, launches in October at Essen with three games – Dominare, Mercante and Courtier – with many more to hopefully follow. Imagine having the ability to create a prototype where the art and templates have already been built for you, then letting your imagination go wild: that’s Tempest. After that, I’m joined by Game Salute’s very own Dan Yarrington. In a pretty candid discussion, we talk about Kickstarter (of course) and what GS are attempting to do with their Springboard Seal of Quality, as well as get into the meat of what’s happening in the industry today.

Et maintenant, les links du jour:

Direct download: http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/7s9a3j/LMD_Episode43.mp3

Serpent Stones on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/springboard/serpent-stones?ref=live

Alien Frontiers iPad: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clevermojogames/alien-frontiers-for-ipad?ref=live (Be quick, it ends on July 15!)

AEG’s Tempest Designer Resource site: http://www.alderac.com/tempest/designer-resource/ (VERY cool indeed)

Game Salute: http://gamesalute.com/home/

And last but not least… the Little Metal Dog Show’s 2012 pledge drive! Help get the show to Essen and keep us online for another year! http://www.indiegogo.com/LMDS2012?a=703837

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