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Telepath Tactics alpha funding

Over the past few months, I’ve received a surprising number of messages from people who want to support Telepath Tactics, but either (a) missed the Kickstarter campaign, or (b) did not have a bank account to allow them to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign while it was running. For these…

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Telepath Tactics July 2014 Update

Wow, is July gone already? I guess that means it’s time for another monthly update! Perhaps the single most exciting thing (from my perspective) that happened in July was “Tactics Jam,” a 6-hour intensive workshop I ran on how to mod Telepath Tactics. Basically, I gave a small group of…

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Quantum interpretation and art as a Rorschach test

Back in April, Dutch indie studio Vlambeer was embroiled in a controversy over the use of Nazi-style imagery in its 2D dogfighting game Luftrausers. Rami Ismail (the business half of Vlambeer, and a fellow developer whose company and conversation I quite enjoy) took to the Vlambeer blog to defuse the…

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Telepath Tactics June 2014 Update

Another month, another update! What’s new? Work is underway on the game’s promotion classes. All but four of them are outlined now, and we’re making progress on drafting their sprites. You can see drafts of the promoted cavalier and bandit below: We have new rest sprite variations for certain unique…

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Telepath Tactics May 2014 Update

May is now gone–and with its passing, we investigate the various things we got done on Telepath Tactics. So what’s new? First up, I released a new teaser trailer for the game! This is the first trailer to showcase the game with final graphics and animations. I don’t know why…

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Telepath Tactics April 2014 Update

Hello, tactics fans! We’re another month in and another month closer to the release of Telepath Tactics. So what did we get done in the month of April? New character portraits! I took some more time to practice pixeling–this time, I edited the “cast” animation for the pyrokineticists, making them…

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Ask me anything!

Today, I have decided to start a new feature: ask me anything! For this day only, I am opening up my site to questions from you, the fans. Have a question? Send me a tweet, or comment below, and I’ll update this post with my answer! Without further ado: Winter…

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Telepath Tactics March 2014 Update

Hello, tactics fans! Wouldn’t you know it? Another month has gone by, and we’ve made still more progress on Telepath Tactics! Before we get to The Big List, something funny happened last month: the very day after I posted the last monthly update, I started getting tweets of congratulations. Curious,…

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Telepath Tactics February 2014 Update

Hello, tactics fans! With February behind us, it’s time to recap everything we got done on Telepath Tactics during the month. As always, we’ll start with all the pretty new art! More portraits from David Hammond! Lorne Whiting has completed the first set of NPC sprites! This first set consists…

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How to speak lissit

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Today, in honor of the Day of Love, we are going to learn how to speak the most romantic language of all time: Lissit! (Or “lizardtongue,” as it is sometimes called by the humans of Cera Bella.)   Let’s get started with some basic pronouns: si…

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