08 Apr 2016

Flamberge: Synchronous Turn-Based RPG

I’ve had Flamberge on my Steam wishlist for a very long time and finally decided to explore it. What I found made me wish I had tried it months ago, but I’m happy to finally discover this synchronous, free-roaming, turn-based, tactical RPG that can be played singleplayer or multiplayer. There

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07 Mar 2016

5 Tips for Starting Out In Balrum

It must be Balrum-week here on Zero Friction, because I have a short video of tips to help new players get their feet wet. These are more quality-of-life tips than answers to specific puzzles or problems. I wanted to help new players get a handle on how the game function,

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28 Jan 2016

Let’s Play Eador: Genesis #1

Eador: Genesis is an alluring mash-up of turn-based tactics, stategy, troop management and city-building sprinkled with RPG aspects. I had gotten it for really cheap during a Steam sale and always liked what I saw, but never played it. I’ve decided to dive in and do a Let’s Play series

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09 Jan 2016

Dustbowl Gives Fallout Experience In A Unique Indie Package

Either a lazy Alien trash barge decided to use Earth as a quick dumping spot before speeding home to catch the latest Alien crime drama or something more nefarious is afoot. Welcome to Dustbowl. I started a Let’s Play series for Dustbowl and have been discovering a desolate, post-apocalyptic gem wrapped in

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31 Dec 2015

Intriguing Turn-Based Teaser by Makers of Serpent in the Staglands

I don’t know about you, but I got excited when spying a teaser-site for Copper Dreams by Whalenought studios, makers of Serpent in the Staglands. By the name and descriptions on the site, I’m envisioning a mashup of Cyberpunk, Steampunk and detective noir with a splash of Blade Runner featuring

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31 Oct 2015

Duelyst: A Turn-based Battle Arena

Call it a Turn-based League of Legends, a squad-based tactical game or a fantasy chess and CCG hybrid. I think those are all accurate-enough terms. Duelyst is an online, multiplayer, turn-based tactical game featuring 1v1 arena battles between players. The only other game that I can recall that tries to

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02 Aug 2015

Game Creation Station Recommends Legionwood – Tale of Two Swords

One of the big draws to working in the Hobbyist game creation field is the fact there are so many games available to play.  This is also one of the big drawbacks.  The amount of relatively easy to use game creation tools on the market leads to a flood of

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20 Jul 2015

Roguelike Caves of Qud: Developer Interview and Steam Early Access Release

Caves of Qud is a roguelike, but it’s not as easy to define as other titles filling the genre today. We have an interview with the developers to help describe just what this game is all about. And I think it would be doing the game a disservice if I didn’t expand

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