Interview: From Host to GHOSTS – a new approach to (FMV) videogame horror (part 2)

Jed Shepherd, co-writer of the runaway 2020 horror sensation Host, is dipping his toes into videogames. Bringing live action video to a real time horror concept, he’s looking to change the way we think about Full Motion Video (FMV) games while also helping us sleep a little less at night. Ghosts is currently on Kickstarter and set to come out on all major platforms through Limited Run Games early next year. It will star all five girls from host, with a stellar supporting crew attached as well. We spoke to Jed about the creation of Host, transitioning to videogaming and his views on horror films and videogames. Here’s part 2 of our interview, where we dive deeper into Ghosts and look at horror in videogames. You’ll find part 1 here. Continue reading “Interview: From Host to GHOSTS – a new approach to (FMV) videogame horror (part 2)”

Interview: From Host to GHOSTS – a new approach to (FMV) videogame horror (part 1)

Jed Shepherd, co-writer of the runaway 2020 horror sensation HOST, is dipping his toes into videogames. Bringing live action video to a real time horror concept, he’s looking to change the way we think about Full Motion Video (FMV) games while also helping us sleep a little less at night. Ghosts is currently on Kickstarter and set to come out on all major platforms through Limited Run Games early next year. It will star all five girls from Host, with a stellar supporting crew attached as well. We spoke to Jed about the creation of Host, transitioning to videogaming and his views on horror films and videogames. Here’s part 1 of our interview, looking back at Host and the first steps towards making a new kind of FMV game with Ghosts. You can also find Part 2 here. Continue reading “Interview: From Host to GHOSTS – a new approach to (FMV) videogame horror (part 1)”

Developer interview: Ruins of Symbaroum 5E

If you’re a tabletop enthusiast, you may have caught the recent news about the world of Symbaroum being adapted for the 5e ruleset. Opening up this acclaimed world to the massive crowd of D&D players out there is a big step, and the community has more than warmed to the new and upcoming version, dubbed Ruins of Symbaroum. The Kickstarter has already met its goal ten times over and there’s still a week left on it! Time to check in with co-creator and game writer of Ruins of Symbaroum, Mattias Lilja. Continue reading “Developer interview: Ruins of Symbaroum 5E”

Developer interview: Song of Iron

At a recent Xbox event, the one title that stood out to us more than anything else was Song of Iron – an absolutely stunning 2.5D action adventure. Even more remarkable was that it turned out it was being created by a solo developer, Joe Winter. We reached out to Joe to find out more – find out what he had to say below, and check out the gorgeous new trailer at the bottom. Continue reading “Developer interview: Song of Iron”

Developer interview: Blocksplode

Blocksplode comes out on April 14th and instantly appealed to us as fans of Tumble VR. Rich in content with over 90 levels to complete with a variety of gameplay mechanics, the game has you placing sticks of dynamite on carefully built structures in order to bring it down. In most levels, you have to knock a certain percentage of the blocks down, but additional requirements are to knock down grumpy blue blocks (who taunt you with Lemmings-like “Oh no!” sounds) or to make sure green gems don’t hit the water below. Continue reading “Developer interview: Blocksplode”