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  • Pocket Gamer.Biz
    Deconstructing the secrets of MZ's success part three: Monetisation and the future of 4X games
    Pocket Gamer.Biz
    In part two of this series, we looked at the core design of Machine Zone's 4X games. We delved into the infrastructure they put into place that allows for emergent social gameplay atop a near infinitely scalable game economy and permanent losses that ...
    Published on: Thu, 31 Aug 09:01:10 34 487

  • Kotaku
    What Made Age Of Empires Great
    Kotaku
    These win conditions have a lot in common with 4X games like Civilization, emphasizing more than just military dominance. It's not surprising that Age of Empires has a lot in common with Civilization, of course. Bruce Shelley, Civilization's co ...
    Published on: Tue, 29 Aug 17:23:15 3 48

  • TechRaptor
    Fantasy Flight Games Announces Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition
    TechRaptor
    Twilight Imperium is a 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) tabletop game with a history stretching back over 20 years. The Third Edition of the game released over a decade ago and has had several expansions over the course of its life. Players ...
    Published on: Fri, 11 Aug 19:54:02 15 230

  • PC Gamer
    The best strategy games
    PC Gamer
    Chris Thursten: A sleeper hit of recent years, Endless Legend is a 4X fantasy follow-up to Amplitude's Endless Space—a pretty good game, but apparently not the full measure of the studio's potential. Shadowed at the time of its release by the higher ...
    Published on: Tue, 29 Aug 10:33:11 47 952

  • TechRaptor
    Crowdfunding Spotlight – Horizons
    TechRaptor
    Daily Magic Games is back on Kickstarter with their newest game Horizons. Horizons, designed by Levi Mote, is a space themed 4x-Euro game mashup that is already, in it's prototype form, one of the best games that I've played this year. The Kickstarter ...
    Published on: Wed, 30 Aug 15:04:06 0 190

  • TODAYonline
    SEA Games: Singapore win men's 4x100m medley relay in new Games record
    TODAYonline
    KUALA LUMPUR — Singapore broke the SEA Games record in the men's 4x100 medley relay on Saturday (Aug 26) with a time of 3min 37.45sec. The quartet of Quah Zheng Wen, Lionel Khoo, Joseph Schooling and Darren Lim finished about three ...
    Published on: Sat, 26 Aug 13:08:35 4 67

  • Pocket Gamer.Biz
    Deconstructing the secrets of MZ's success part two: The game design
    Pocket Gamer.Biz
    In part one of this article, we defined the style of Machine Zone's games as "mobile 4X," but how do mobile 4X games work? While Kabam's Kingdom of Camelot was arguably the first Mobile 4X game to achieve success on the app store, we're going to ...
    Published on: Mon, 14 Aug 10:09:57 7 165
  • 'Stars in Shadow' Legacies DLC Announced, Coming Soon - Screens
    WorthPlaying.com
    Stars in Shadow features everything you'd expect from a 4X game. Begin with a single, humble, planet. Expand your influence and colonize new worlds. Research new technologies and upgrade your cities and ships. Discover and interact with strange alien ...
    Published on: Tue, 29 Aug 16:26:45 42 980

  • Pocket Gamer.Biz
    Bitter decisions Disruptor Beam hopes will sweeten The Walking Dead: March To War
    Pocket Gamer.Biz
    Combining the sort of base-building seen in 4X games such as Game of War with the strong focus on narrative that unpins all of Disruptor Beam's games, it's also the only one of these titles designed for phone use in portrait, not landscape, mode. That ...
    Published on: Thu, 31 Aug 13:00:20 1 157

  • TechRaptor
    Horizons Preview – Throwing Shade
    TechRaptor
    There is no shortage of space-themed 4x games in the tabletop world. From massive games that see multiple revisions and take hours to days to play, to abstracted and simplified versions, to deck-building games. If you are interested in eXploring ...
    Published on: Fri, 18 Aug 12:03:16 30 799

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