I have been impressed with Gamelyn Games and how they package a great experience in a small box. With the size of game boxes these days, it’s refreshing to see small games come out. The Tiny Epic series has been a great example of this. However, Gamelyn Games is moving in the opposite direction with the latest Kickstarter, making a big box game called Heroes of Land, Air, and Sea.
Heroes of Land, Air & Sea breaks the mold of regular 4X games in that it is easy to learn, simple to play, and games only last 2 hours. It is a Scott Almes design after all, designer of the Tiny Epic series.
This is the classic tale of orcs vs humans, and the warring factions of a fantasy realm. It is a game of territory control, resource management, mastering your faction and exploiting your opponent’s weaknesses.
Featuring Pre-Painted Minis
Heroes of Land, Air & Sea will feature something rarely done in the Kickstarter world. Pre-Painted Minis! The sculpts are done by the fine hands of Chad Hoverter (Mice and Mystics, Spector Ops).
This obviously sounds a little like a very popular PC franchise, but I’m certain that Scott Almes will have his own twist on it. Being able to play a 4X game in two hours is a huge accomplishment though, and I’m curious to see how it plays. For more information, check out the Kickstarter page.
While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.