….*Crickets chirping*…. I know, I’ve let SemiSorted hang for a while… but it’s finally time to get it back up to date. One project I’ve been dying to post about is Little Orc Wars. It’s a tabletop game that was developed by H.G. Wells (famous for the War of the Worlds and Time Machine books). Well, we’re turning it into a video game which can be tried out at Comicpalooza 2015.
Quick side note: By definition, this blog is semi-sorted/partially finished and so, I don’t feel so bad leaving it hanging for a couple weeks when the work maelstrom kicks in, but a lot of cool projects have started up and it’s about time to post some info about them.
So, one day at work, a coworker (Brendan) asked me if I happen to be interested in building a catapult… Yep, a catapult… For a game over a lunch one day… Honestly, would you really say no? This was my official introduction to a game called Little Orc Wars (and Brendan is one of the authors of the updated rules, published by Skirmisher Publishing), and after:
- Step 1 – Building the siege weaponry
- Step 2 – Locating suitable ammunition (sugar packets)
- Step 3 – Playing LOW repeatedly in the office during lunch breaks (many eyebrows were raised, and not a single sugar packet went unscathed)
- Step 4 – Apologizing to coworkers for waging sucrose-flavored war in the kitchens on Friday…
…Yup, we decided to turn it into a video game for phones and tablets!
Here’s a quick teaser movie of the work we’ve done on it so far:
I probably won’t keep a blow-by-blow account of the development work (it’s moving too quickly), but more information can be found on Brendan’s page on the D-Infinity website.
Feel free to drop me a message if you’re interested in helping with the modelling of content, or any other bits and pieces that would go into this project!