Shadows of Inclusivity: Why We are Using Silhouettes for Our Artwork

“…all this helped to inform our team’s decision to use silhouettes to represent people in Upstaged and Icon — so everyone can see who they want to see for themselves in the games.”

Unpub Mini at The Guild House

On Saturday, November 10th, Koalatie Games, in conjunction with Axenic Games and The Guild House, will be hosting an Unpub Mini playtesting event! These type of events enable board game designers to test out their latest games in order to tweak and improve them. The event runs from 11am – 9pm at The Guild House in Bellflower, CA, and after each of the four sessions, we will hold a raffle for sweet board games and other awesome prizes. Best of all, the event is FREE to both playtesters and designers.

Cover Story

I recently took to Facebook via Koalatie’s FB page, some board game development groups, and my own personal page to ask opinions on what cover we should go with for the game. The results were a little surprising.

Now Presenting…

Highlights Make your game look presentable Present in a functional way Make sure you yourself are presentable Last night I participated in my first Publisher Speed Dating event as one of the potential game designer bachelors. I had signed up for the event, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to go through withContinue reading “Now Presenting…”

Playtesting Essentials

As I’ve mentioned previously, March is going to be a huge month for playtesting for Koalatie Games. By the end of the month, I’m hoping to have at least Center Stage ready for blind playtesting and hopefully Icon as well. For those new to the world of board game development, playtesting is the process ofContinue reading “Playtesting Essentials”

Spinning in Circles

Today is short blog post day! Mark that in your calendars. Because it’s an annual thing. Okay, not really. But it is for me today. Why? Because I’m busy Gearing Up for my own March Madness. So…I’ll leave you with this. My working prototype for Icon. Now you want to play, huh. Well, look toContinue reading “Spinning in Circles”

Prototype Creation

Highlights It Doesn’t Have To Look Great Or Does It? It Does Need to Be Legible Understand That it Will Change…A Lot Ah…prototypes. They both bring me joy and cause me a lot of trouble. I love making them. Maybe it’s the creative, artsy person in me. My wife likes to say I’m “crafty,” soContinue reading “Prototype Creation”

Gearing Up for March

Highlights Convention Season Prototype Creation Gear Cards! March is almost upon us, and it will mark the 13th month of existence for Koalatie Games. Thirteen is a lucky number for me. By the end of March I will have attended three major conventions far from my local area. I will also have finished my latestContinue reading “Gearing Up for March”

Google Drive!

Highlights Start a New Email Address Great for Collaborating Calendar! Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Keep! If you haven’t been introduced to the world of Google Drive or something similar, consider me your welcoming party! In the real world, this is like your Microsoft Office suite in the cloud. In the gaming world, it functions similarly,Continue reading “Google Drive!”