Thursday, October 14, 2021

Press Release - Calling All Board Game Lovers! Upper Deck is Searching for the Ultimate Legendary Gamer

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Upper Deck, the leader in entertainment memorabilia, is looking for the most passionate tabletop gamer who is making a positive impact in the gaming community for the ultimate prize!

Board game fans can submit a video or written entry of why they are the ultimate Legendary Gamer through December 18th for a chance to win one of three prizes. First place will receive a trip for two to Gen Con Indy 2022, a year of free games and exclusive Legendary ® Gamer swag! Second and third place winners will win an assortment of games and merchandise.

Check out details on how to enter and full contest rules here: https://upperdeckstore.com/legendary-gamer

Schedule of Events:
  • September 9th, 2021, at 12:00 pm: Contest opens
  • September 9th – December 18th, 2021: Submit entries to LegendaryGamer@UpperDeck.com
  • December 18th, 2021, at 12:00 pm: Contest closes
  • December 18th, 2021 – January 5th, 2022: Submissions reviewed
  • January 5th, 2022: Top 3 winners announced

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 303: Theresa Duringer

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Theresa Duringer
Email:info@templegatesgames.com
Location:Bay Area, California
Day Job:Designer and CEO of Temple Gates Games
Designing:Five to ten years.
Webpage:TempleGatesGames.com
BGG:TDuringer
Facebook:Temple Gates Games
Twitter:@tduringer
YouTube:Temple Gates Games
Instagram:@temple_gates_games
Find my games at:Steam, iOS, Android
Today's Interview is with:

Theresa Duringer
Interviewed on: 10/3/2021

Today's interview is with a board game designer of a slightly different sort. Theresa Duringer designs mobile app versions of popular games, like Race for the Galaxy, Shards of Infinity, and now Dominion! Read on to learn more about Theresa and how designing board game apps is both different and the same as designing physical board games!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Press Release - Millimages and Ox Eye Media expand MOLANG into board games, comics

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Ox Eye Media has partnered with French animation studio Millimages to expand the popular character MOLANG into a series of comic books, board games and puzzles in 2022. 

“We at Ox Eye Media are very excited to be working with MOLANG. MOLANG and Piu Piu’s message is one that we’re very passionate about. We hope to add to that message as well as make it interactive with our games, puzzles and graphic novels,” says Ox Eye Media President Jacob Way.

Originally created as an online emoticon in 2010 by South Korean illustrator Hye-Ji Yoon, a chance encounter between Hye-Ji and Millimages resulted in a MOLANG animated television series. The series became an overnight hit, broadcasted in over 190 territories.

“We at Millimages are extremely proud to be a part of the new business lines of Ox Eye Media who are extremely creative and present in all of the major comic book conventions. Thanks to our agent, Licensing Works!®, and our many partners in the U.S., MOLANG is going to spread its incredible message of kindness and acceptance throughout the nation,” says Millimages Director General Marina Narishkin.

Radiating kawaii cuteness, MOLANG is all about friendship, spreading love, happiness and positivity. MOLANG has no nationality, is ageless and gender-neutral, and values taking care of the planet. Now, MOLANG’s universal language of good vibes will be felt in comics, games and puzzles. 

“MOLANG is an all-ages IP that we’re all thrilled to be working with. Expanding our all-ages lineup at Source Point Press with MOLANG manhwa graphic novels is a dream come true,” says Ox Eye Media Art Director Josh Werner. 
Ox Eye Media is an American entertainment company founded in 2019 by the merging of Deep Water Games, Source Point Press and N3 Art. Deep Water Games is a Midwest publisher and distributor of board games and board game accessories such as Fantastic Factories, MonsDRAWsity and more. Source Point Press is the publisher of books, comics and graphic novels such as Felix the Cat and Monstrous. N3 Art is an artists first publisher of gaming accessories.


For inquiries or interview opportunities regarding MOLANG graphic novels and board games, email cameron@oxeyemedia.com.

Millimages is an Independent animation studio operating out of Paris since 1991. With a catalogue of over 1,500 hours of produced content, Millimages prides in developing, producing, worldwide distributing & licensing high profile content on all media, with over 75 IPs generating 10M+ daily views.

For inquiries regarding the MOLANG brand, email Millimages Marketing & Communication Manager Mathilde Bayle at m.bayle@millimages.com.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Press Release - Call of Cthulhu Terror Paths from Petersen Games

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News Release
Terror crawls beneath the surface of our world. Secret passages lead to hideous destinations that bear witness to unspeakable deeds.
Hidden in the shadows THEY want to bring about events to shatter the minds of mankind and tear asunder the cosmos itself.
Game designer Sandy Petersen returns again to Lovecraftian gaming with a new board game: Call of Cthulhu Terror Paths

Forty years ago Sandy's roleplaying game Call of Cthulhu was published by Chaosium. It changed the world of gaming and also made the then-obscure writer Lovecraft and his creations (such as Cthulhu) both cultural phenomena.
 
Now Sandy is back with a new board game inspired by the Call of Cthulhu RPG, and produced under license from Chaosium Inc.

"It’s terrific to re-activate my old connections with Chaosium and work closely with them once more. I look forward to introducing new players to the horror of Lovecraft’s tales with a fast and easy to play board game. It also has the depth and detail to fascinate even the most experienced gamer. It provides an authentic and unique Call of Cthulhu experience. The game design is done and I consider Call of Cthulhu Terror Paths to be my personal contribution to the 40th anniversary of Call of Cthulhu!"


Expected release will be in 2022.

More information about Call of Cthulhu Terror Paths including a video trailer will be found here: https://petersengames.com/terror/
More information about Call of Cthulhu Terror Paths will be found here: https://petersengames.com/terror/

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 302: Evan Johnson

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Evan Johnson
Email:Play@saratogatoy.com
Location:Utah, USA
Day Job:I'm a software account manager full-time.
Designing:One to two years.
Webpage:saratogatoy.com
BGG:SaratogaToy
Facebook:Saratoga Toy & Game Co.
Instagram:@SaratogaToyandGame
Today's Interview is with:

Evan Johnson
Interviewed on: 9/23/2021

Have you ever played the video game Zoo Tycoon? Have you ever wished you could play Zoo Tycoon as a tabletop game? This week’s interview is with Evan Johnson, the designer of Zoo King, the tabletop card game that was inspired by Zoo Tycoon. It launched on Kickstarter today and is available until November 4. Read on to learn more about Evan and Zoo King, and don’t forget to back the game today!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 301: Alex Aboud

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Alex Aboud
Location:Dragori Games - US
Day Job:Game Designer and Publisher
Designing:Five to ten years.
Webpage:dragorigames.com
Find my games at:Our live campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dragorigames/tanares-rpg
Today's Interview is with:

Alex Aboud
Interviewed on: 9/21/2021

This week we get two interviews! Today we get to meet Alex Aboud, the designer of the successfully Kickstarted Tanares Adventures and the currently crowdfunding (and nearing $2 million raised) Tanares RPG! Tanares RPG is only on Kickstarter for a few more hours, so be sure to check it out right away if you want to get in on the action. And if you want to learn more about Alex, read on!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

People Behind the Meeples - Episode 300: Nero (Ondrej Sova)

Welcome to People Behind the Meeples, a series of interviews with indie game designers.  Here you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the people who make the best games that you may or may not have heard of before.  If you'd like to be featured, head over to http://gjjgames.blogspot.com/p/game-designer-interview-questionnaire.html and fill out the questionnaire! You can find all the interviews here: People Behind the Meeples. Support me on Patreon!


Name:Nero (Ondrej Sova)
Email:nero@nerogames.sk
Location:Slovakia
Day Job:web developer
Designing:Over ten years!
Webpage:nerogames.sk
BGG:Nero Games
Facebook:fb.com/nerogames.sk
Instagram:@nerogames.sk
Other:
Find my games at:BGG
Today's Interview is with:

Nero
Interviewed on: 7/24/2021

This week marks a major milestone, it's my 300th People Behind the Meeples interview, almost exactly 5 years after the first one (a lot has changed since then, so maybe I should share an update)! Take a look back at some of the amazing designers I've featured since I started this series in 2016. This week we get to meet designer Ondrej Sova, better known in gaming circles as Nero. Nero has designed several games that have been published, including Kombo Klash by HubGames, and has plenty more designs that he's working on. To learn more about Nero and his projects, read on!