What is planned in 2018 for yobowargames?
Battle for Korsun
I was originally hoping to release this around late November but as usual I underestimated how much effort it takes to really finish a game.
As of now, the two player game is almost complete and I have all the translations for the game. In the new year, I will focus on the AI and really test it out.
The planned launch is now sometime in March/April 2018.
If this game does well there is the possibility of a follow-up game that has the same ruleset – meaning a lot less work for me to release.
Invaders from Dimension X!
I am also tentatively looking at April/May (possibly earlier) for the launch of this game. Presently I am testing one of the scenarios out and making sure all the Alien and Marine actions work correctly. Once that is done I will work on the second map/scenario and the campaign game. I also need menus to be created and designed.
As for Korsun, if this game does well there is the possibility of a follow-up game.
One of the things I have learned is that creating games that have different rule sets means I cannot reuse a lot of the code I have written. This means a long time span between games coming out.
With Kampfgruppe I am planning to release smaller incremental modules to the game. I am pretty much decided on the base game being free. This model seems to be working for Slitherine’s Order of Battle. Also, I want to appeal to fans of games like ASL who are used to a game coming out in modules. As a side note, the rules for this game will not be based on ASL.
This will allow me to work on a smaller subset of the game with each release. Also with the base game being free, I am hoping there will be more people playing it. Finally, I can get community feedback a lot earlier and adjust the future of the game based on that.
I will be adding modding tools to this game. For it to be successful I need to have community involvement.
In today’s world to get noticed you really have to be active in the social media.
I am going to tackle this in a couple of ways. First up is I have started a Flipboard Magazine that puts together a lot of stuff I read on the web on a daily basis.
I will also use my Facebook and Twitter feeds on a more regular basis.
Happy New Year and thank you for all your support in 2017