Posted on October 16, 2014, 06:25:47 PM by Jubal
New Guns, Swords and Steam Website Launched, and start of Forgefyre!
It's here at last! After literally months of planning, procrastination, and occasional actual work, the Guns, Swords, and Steam setting has its own fully rebuilt and redesigned website. This will act as a repository for important articles and forum threads, and provide a new portal for people to explore the setting. For those who don't know, GS&S is an innovative setting that mixes steampunk, clockpunk, gothic, and fantasy elements to create a unique world with its own deep and rich mythos. With everything packed in - vampires, little folk, bizarre machinery, high politics and bloody warfar, run-down rural villages and bustling cities - there's a huge amount already to take a look at.
Not only that, but there's more excitement - namely the start of a new adventure, entitled "Forgefyre". As of today the prologue video has been unveiled, and the story will update regularly from now on at http://www.exilian.co.uk/GSS/ForgeFyre - keep checking back for more! The story will be unfolded with a mix of text, youtube segments, storytelling, and artwork.Hope you all enjoy the new story! Do bookmark it and tell your friends, and check back, more coming soon!
Posted on October 12, 2014, 04:52:50 PM by Jubal
New 0AD release!
0AD Alpha 17 - Quercus
Wildfire Games, an international group of volunteer game developers, proudly announces the release of “0 A.D. Alpha 17 Quercus”, the seventeenth alpha version of 0 A.D., a free, open-source game of ancient warfare. This alpha features a major gameplay rebalance, units on walls, trigger support, improved mod support and more!
Posted on September 23, 2014, 09:08:47 PM by Jubal
HyperNormal: The IndieGoGo Campaign!
HyperNormal - It's Crowdfunding Time!Lose your friends, lose your faith, lose your mind; HyperNormal is one girl's journey into madness... and it's coming to IndieGoGo! Pledge your support from as little as £1 or $1 to this fantastic indie game from Delta Studios. In the world of HyperNormal you can trust no one - friends become enemies as they turn monstrous and against you. Battle the monsters made out of Angel's friends and explore what made them that way. With unique features such as a stat tracker for your character's deteriorating mental state, this is a survival horror title like no other.
YOU can help get this released, and pre-order the game into the bargain! Take a look at the IndieGoGo campaign linked below to find out all the perks available for supporting HyperNormal!
Click here and donate today
Posted on September 01, 2014, 10:45:50 PM by Jubal
New Forum Areas!
New Forum Areas For 2014
This is to announce some board rearrangements, including two major new site areas and several minor ones. We're pretty excited to officially unveil these, with new areas to cater for both project works and the community...
The Senet House - Tabletop Game Design
2014 has been a good year for Exilian's tabletop gaming - with two new games published and new work in the pipeline on others! As such we've opened a new area specifically for designing tabletop games, now separate from the discussion zone. The new area - the Senet House - is now open to provide forum hosting and discussion for hobbyist boardgame developers, and will work in tandem with our affiliates project which can provide free hosting for commercially developed games. The Senet House has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the tabletop design community, and as such includes a subforum specifically for polls to test out new ideas.
The Secret Garden - Fandoms
Exilian's core community often get pretty excited about major TV, film, and book franchises, things that exist in multiple formats and haven't historically fitted well into the various areas of the site. We've finally addressed that with a new area to deal with the big fandoms, where you can all geek out to your heart's content.
So far, the fandoms with forums are:
- Doctor Who
- MSPA & Homestuck
- Tolkien and LOTR
- Star Trek
But more can and will be added - if you're part of a major fandom and you want space to discuss it, we want to hear from you so we can get this area providing the discussion areas that people need. Happy fanpeople-ing!
Yes, even that's not all! The Exilian Folk Club
is just starting to offer a new space to folk and world music fans to share reviews, lyrics, YT videos, and more. There's also the new Comic Central
area for fans of everything from Batman to The Order of the Stick - and along with the new tabletop game design area a historical boardgames forum
has been created as part of the old tabletop discussion area. With the site so brimming with new areas, there are more options for what to chat about on Exilian than ever before.
Of course the rest of the site is still very much open for business, and as always if you have a creative project or idea that you want to discuss or get hosting for we very much want to hear from you - hope to see you all around!Jubal (Megadux)
Posted on July 29, 2014, 11:18:14 AM by Jubal
ExiliCon - The Aftermath
The first ever Exilian convention happened on Saturday in Cambridge, UK! Thanks to everyone who came - it was a really fun day all round and we're very glad to have organised it. We'll be getting feedback over the next few days and weeks to look at what we can improve for future conventions. It's an exciting new departure for us and we were overwhelmed by the positivity and enthusiasm we found.
On a personal note, it was also great meeting some old friends who I'd never seen in realspace before (Comrade_General wins the dedication award for coming over from Ohio) and also making new friends among the convention-goers. Hopefully I managed not to send too many people to sleep with storytelling...
If you want to see more convention photos, head to our facebook or look at the thread here.
Looking forward to many more events in future!