February 15, 2019


Kingdom Chronicles 2

from Casual Game Guides

Kingdom Chronicles 2, the long awaited sequel to the original exciting time management strategy game, has finally arrived and we can’t stop playing it! Get ready for a fun weekend filled with hoarding resources, reparing roads, and throttling orcs. 



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February 14, 2019


Episode 528: Back From Disaster

from Casual Gamer Chick

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Jonah’s desktop PC finally died completely from irretrievable hardware failure, and this episode was recorded clumsily on his cellphone. Meanwhile, TJ has been enjoying Apex Legends enormously, and gives it a rave review.

Otherwise, this week’s news includes:

  • Activision-Blizzard lays off 800 employees
  • World War Z gets an April release date
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 comes to Switch, PS4 this summer
  • Chucklefish boss says Sony is responsible for lack of PS4 crossplay

The Question of the Week is “Which game would you love to see remade?”

Jonah’s desktop PC finally died completely from irretrievable hardware failure, and this episode was recorded clumsily on his cellphone. Meanwhile, TJ has been enjoying Apex Legends enormously, and gives it a rave review. Otherwise, this week’s news includes: Activision-Blizzard lays off 800 employees World War Z gets an April release date Dragon Quest Builders 2 comes to Switch, PS4 this summer Chucklefish boss says Sony is responsible for lack of PS4 crossplay The Question of the Week is “Which game would you love to see remade?”



February 11, 2019


Cast of characters

from Grey Alien Games

I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the characters that have appeared in our games over recent years and how we’ve used them.

Spooky Bonus

Spooky Bonus was our successful match-3 game that came out in 2013 on casual portals (and later on Steam). There wasn’t a great deal of character interaction in this game, but it did feature this shopkeeper character, who pops up in dialogs.

Regency Solitaire

Our next game, Regency Solitaire had a visual novel element with slide-on characters and a protagonist that you can gradually ‘upgrade’ in terms of her costume and jewellery. We put a lot of effort into researching historical clothing, hairstyles and so on for this game.

Shadowhand

We took the customisable character to a new level with Shadowhand in 2017. Our main character had a wide selection of clothing and weapon items, all of which affected gameplay. To make things more complicated, our character also had several different fight stances. This meant hundreds of pieces of art, and a lot of art direction.

For all of these games we outsourced our art to RetroStyle Games. We think they did a really good job.

Ancient Enemy

For our latest project, Ancient Enemy, we have some new collaborators and have changed up the art style to suit the tone of the game. Our character artist is the talented Jen Pattison, and we have also had bold UI artwork from Dan Emmerson.

This style is something of a departure from our previous games, and we think it works…

Tell us what you think!



February 06, 2019


New Yankee 7: Deer Hunters

from Casual Game Guides

Hold onto your hats as we get ready for another exciting chapter in the New Yankee franchise. New Yankee 7: Deer Hunters lives up to the our expectations and delivers another fast-paced time management game that's sure to claim many hours of your foreseeable future. 



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January 31, 2019


Episode 527: Technical Issues

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This week’s episode has minor audio issues, but otherwise is okay. Most of the talk is about the Resident Evil 2 remake, and how it’s taken over the world. The crew also discuss the latest Gathering Storm civ, Phoenicia.

The news of the week includes:

  • Capcom shipped 3 million units of Resident Evil 2
  • Valve calls exclusive Metro Exodus deal with Epic “unfair” to Steam customers
  • American McGee confirmed to be working on Alice 3 story, art and design
  • Fallout 76 Survival Mode – PVP Beta starting in March

Let us know what kind of game you want to see remade.

This week’s episode has minor audio issues, but otherwise is okay. Most of the talk is about the Resident Evil 2 remake, and how it’s taken over the world. The crew also discuss the latest Gathering Storm civ, Phoenicia. The news of the week includes: Capcom shipped 3 million units of Resident Evil 2 Valve calls exclusive Metro Exodus deal with Epic “unfair” to Steam customers American McGee confirmed to be working on Alice 3 story, art and design Fallout 76 Survival Mode – PVP Beta starting in March Let us know what kind of game you want to see remade.



January 25, 2019


Grey Alien Games and Suricate Software bring Jewel Match Solitaire L’Amour to Steam

from Grey Alien Games

Jewel Match Solitaire L’Amour by Suricate Software is coming to Steam for PC. UK-based Grey Alien Games will publish the game on behalf of Suricate Software, a European game developer behind numerous classic casual titles. This follows a similar agreement to bring Suricate’s other Jewel Match Solitaire titles to Steam last year.

Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire L’Amour includes 200 solitaire levels, five beautiful scenes to build and multiple card decks. Players will can enjy tons of gameplay variations and power-ups, along with 50 replayable bonus mahjong levels.

Jake Birkett, owner of Grey Alien Games said: “We are delighted to publish Suricate Software’s romantic themed game on Steam. Jewel Match Solitaire L’Amour is a truly charming game and we think it’s just right for Valentine’s Day.”

Grey Alien Games has several of its own titles on Steam, including Regency Solitaire and solitaire-driven RPG, Shadowhand.

Jewel Match Solitaire L’Amour is due to launch on 14 February, 2019.

For more details or to wishlist, please visit the Steam store page, here:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1009700/Jewel_Match_Solitaire_LAmour/



January 24, 2019


Episode 526: New York State of Mind

from Casual Gamer Chick

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This week’s episode of Gaming Podcast features the first news of 2019 for the podcast, and there’s some juicy items to discuss. There’s no Gaming Flashback, but there is more discussion of the latest Civilization VI: Gathering Storm civs to be discussed.

The news includes:

  • “Exciting Halo: The Master Chief Collection news” teased for SXSW 2019
  • EA cancels open-world Star Wars game
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is getting turn-based combat later this week

Let us know what you think.

This week’s episode of Gaming Podcast features the first news of 2019 for the podcast, and there’s some juicy items to discuss. There’s no Gaming Flashback, but there is more discussion of the latest Civilization VI: Gathering Storm civs to be discussed. The news includes: “Exciting Halo: The Master Chief Collection news” teased for SXSW 2019 EA cancels open-world Star Wars game Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is getting turn-based combat later this week Let us know what you think.



January 21, 2019


Episode 525: Best Games of 2018 – A Rambling Recap

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This week’s episode has no news, despite the beginning of 2019 having some earth-shattering news items, which will be discussed next week, probably.

Instead, Jonah, TJ and Scott talk about their favorite games of 2018. Let us know which game was your favorite last year.

This week’s episode has no news, despite the beginning of 2019 having some earth-shattering news items, which will be discussed next week, probably. Instead, Jonah, TJ and Scott talk about their favorite games of 2018. Let us know which game was your favorite last year.