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”

Developer interview: Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar

Free League recently released a brand new starter set for Symbaroum, entitled Treasure Hunts in Davokar. It’s been our introduction into the rich world of Symbaroum, and after our first few gameplay sessions we can’t wait to dive deeper into the world through the many additional campaign books already available for this award-winning game. It also prompted us to reach out to Mattias Johnsson Haake, one of the co-creators of the game, who also helped found Järnringen. In additional, Mattias has a PhD in Behavioral Science and has already written five novels to date in addition to his work on numerous RPG adventures and sourcebooks. Here is the result of our conversation, in which we delve deeper into the creative process of crafting something like Symbaroum, and look at Table Top Role Playing Games (TTRPGs) in a wider context as well. Continue reading “Developer interview: Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar”