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    Recently Played – Emissary of War

    As I noted a few days ago former BioWare co-worker Tobyn Manthrope recently released a new videogame ÔÇťEmissary of WarÔÇŁ for iOS devices. Well I finally squeezed some time in to play through the free first chapter. It was fun. Regular readers know I’m a fan of tactical RPGs and though Emissary doesn’t have a huge range of character types or special abilities what it does have is engaging and interesting. The combat was difficult enough that I died several times and had to rethink the tactics I used to get through the situation. Players control two characters — a warrior and a potion throwing sidekick. They have direct control…

  • Game Reviews

    Emissary of War

    Cedar Hill Games, founded by my former BioWare co-worker Tobyn Manthrope has released a new videogame “Emissary of War” for iOS devices. The first chapter is available for free. He is also writing a series for Gamasutra and so far it has been interesting and full of valuable information, especially to any of you out there looking to enter game development. Links Tobyn writes about his game development experiences at Gamasutra Splash page for Emissary of War (Today is a busy writing day for me but I’ll be downloading it this afternoon and checking it out.)