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Offline em2nought

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Columbia block games coming to PC
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:25:48 PM »
They're starting with Richard III.  See the kickstarter for info
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/787937257/blocks-columbia-block-wargaming-on-your-pc-and-mac?ref=user_menu

demos available there
 
waiting list:
Crusader Rex
Julius Caesar
Hammer of the Scots


Offline WallysWorld

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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 02:41:16 PM »
I just downloaded the demo and tried it out for about 5 minutes. Looks promising. I remember playing Columbia's "Quebec 1759" game many years ago with my brother.

Thanks for the heads-up!
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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 02:42:46 PM »
I backed it, what the heck...willing to try it:)

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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2019, 02:15:38 PM »
Promising!

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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 06:51:29 PM »
I did a test run, not bad. It's got potential.
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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 12:01:28 AM »
I've never played any of the Columbia block stuff before. Tried the demo for Richard, seemed rather a simple game. Was expecting more Kingmaker I guess. More of a straight beat em up from what I could see. Will keep an eye on these though, the Caesar one got good reviews when it came out IIRC.

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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 04:20:15 PM »
We're excited about this project and the support we've seen so far.  Thank you for sharing!

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Offline WallysWorld

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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 09:57:17 AM »
It appears that Philippe Thibaut is/was involved in this new computer game project as he posts about it.

Philippe and Columbia's Blocks! computer games


For those who don't know, Philippe was the founder of Ageod. The founder or one of the founders.
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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 11:15:37 AM »
Philippe Thibaut is the main man at Avalon Digital. He and his team are the brains behind the Blocks project.  We, at Columbia Games, have found them to be a delight to work with. 

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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 01:23:32 PM »
Stream page is up.
Says release is this fall.

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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 06:17:43 PM »
Philippe Thibaut is the main man at Avalon Digital. He and his team are the brains behind the Blocks project.  We, at Columbia Games, have found them to be a delight to work with.

Good luck on the project, hope you get to bring more and more of the block games to the digital era.

I've got a lot of the Columbia block games dating back as far as 1st edition EastFront and a copy of Philippe's / AWE's Europa Universalis on my shelf, along with almost all of the AGEOD PC games so the collaboration bodes well  :)
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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2019, 10:14:54 PM »
More Blocks! games coming?

Upcoming Blocks! games?
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Re: Columbia block games coming to PC
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2019, 09:59:14 AM »
In addition to Hammer of the Scots, I'd particularly like to see their Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Rommel in the Desert, and Shiloh.

Great to know just "who" created the Blocks! gaming engine, gives me lots of hope for success.
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