Archive for March, 2010

Cyberstratege Interview

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Bertrand over at Cyberstratege put together a fairly in-depth (and tough from my perspective) interview with the help of some of the lounge lizards (and I mean that in a good way 🙂 ) from the Cryptic Comet Forums. You can read the interview here.

Quality Analysis

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Dubious Quality is such a great name for Bill Harris’ blog since the quality of the analysis you get there is anything but dubious….from NPD numbers, the great console wars to musings on outcomes of games’ industry litigation, Bill always hits the mark with a keen eye and economical articulation. So I should have mentioned this on Monday but [insert generic excuse here that deflects from my incompetence]. Bill has started a detailed play guide for SI which you will want to read as it includes some great observations about the game.

Here is the first entry

And Thanks! Bill.

Solium Infernum Update 1.05c

Monday, March 8th, 2010

The main point of this update is to correct a problem that occurs in games with Blood Vassals and Blood Lords where the Blood Vassal does not get credit for actions during Vendettas. If you are a host for a PBEM game then I would recommend you update. There are some other fixes as well but the main one is the Blood Vassal problem.

The update is compatible with 1.05b and 1.05a. If you have a lower version than 1.05a then I would strongly recommend that you upgrade

You can use a .zip file here: Solium Infernum Update 1.05c ZIP

Or a self extracting .exe here: Solium Infernum Update 1.05c .Exe

The March of Folly

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

The concept is one that should never be forgotten by a good systems analyst. Barbara Tuchman’s classic is an examination of the process of how organizations can relentlessly pursue policies that act against their own best interests. The utility analysis of best interests can be a bit subjective but the concept that Tuchman illustrates with her case studies is very useful.

If just a bit of what you read here at Broken Toys (the best summation I’ve found) is true then my guess is that the book could use a new chapter.

The Three Amigos Indie Bundle

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

If you follow this blog at all you have probably figured out that I am a bit of a loner and maybe marginally agoraphobic…at the least I have serious hermit tendencies that are coddled by my ability to make a living via the internet. However, sometimes misery loves company. So when Cliff Harris and Chris Park approached me about doing an indie strategy game bundle that would offer our latest games I didn’t think twice about it. Being associated with two quality designers like Cliff and Chris is great business sense and I’ve followed and enjoyed their games. If you haven’t heard about Gratuitous Space Battles (Cliff) or AI War Fleet Command (Chris) then you have been hiding under a bigger rock than mine 🙂 Seriously though, if you are a strategy fan then you should check them out. You can also grab up all three of our games (and the expansions for GSB and AI War) for the bargain price of $49.99.