Osmos, Updates, and Floating-Point Determinism

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Dev, iPhone/iPad, Multiplayer, Osmos | 9 Comments
Osmos, Updates, and Floating-Point Determinism

We just released Osmos 2.4.0 on iOS – our first release in almost 4 years. Why the long hiatus? Was it because 2.3.1, our previous release, was perfect? No, though it was solid and stable, and we were happy with it. Rather, it was due to our reliance on “floating-point determinism” for multiplayer. And for […]

Karmaka’s Art Lived Multiple Lives: Part 2, The Box

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Art, Karmaka | 2 Comments
Karmaka’s Art Lived Multiple Lives: Part 2, The Box

As I mentioned in my last post, after having painted a version or two of all the cards in Karmaka, it was time to tackle the mother of all Karmaka paintings: the one that would be printed on the box. Dave and Eddy wanted a square-shaped box with an image that encapsulated the game’s characters, themes, and images. I […]

Karmaka Art-Print Poll Results

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Art, Karmaka | 2 Comments
Karmaka Art-Print Poll Results

On Saturday we posted an online poll to Karmaka’s Kickstarter asking people to pick the top three Karmaka cards they’d like to see converted into art prints. (These will be available for purchase on Society6, alongside the box art and the Karmic Ladder sometime in February.) I didn’t intend to write a blog post about […]

Karmaka Print and Play

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Karmaka | 2 Comments
Karmaka Print and Play

This is a BIG moment in Karmaka’s development: we’re releasing a free Print and Play (PnP) of the game! You can download it from this page. For those unfamiliar with the PnP concept, it’s analogous to the free demo of a video-game. Download the files to your computer, print up the various components (cards, rules, […]

Quick Reference Cards

Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Karmaka | No Comments
Quick Reference Cards

We’re *this close* to releasing a Karmaka print and play! One thing we just finished creating is a two-sided quick reference card – a handy rules summary for each player: The graphic design style for these cards is based on the look Scott has created for Karmaka’s rules – coming soon! :)

The NEW Karmic Ladder

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Karmaka | No Comments
The NEW Karmic Ladder

Here’s another sweet art update for y’all: the NEW “Karmic Ladder”, by Lane Brown. We had revealed the original Ladder by Marco in the Spring, but over the course of play-testing we’d gotten a not-insignificant amount of feedback saying the Ladder’s “woodcut” style didn’t quite fit the rest of the game’s art style. We had […]

Karmaka Graphic Design Update

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Karmaka | 3 Comments
Karmaka Graphic Design Update

One of the things we’ve focused on over the last month has been the graphic design of the cards for Karmaka. It’s primarily a card game, and we really want the cards to look their best! So we worked on them with a graphic designer, Scott Nicely, and have something we’re really happy with at […]

Box Art!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Karmaka | No Comments
Box Art!

Hey everyone, here’s a short and sweet post to show the box art Marco has done for Karmaka! We’re really happy with it! What do you think?

Karmaka Theme and Zen Kōans

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Karmaka | 7 Comments
Karmaka Theme and Zen Kōans

Our game Karmaka has, from the beginning, been themed on the concept of Karma. This has driven the design of the game’s mechanics, as we’ve tried to capture and reflect the concept of “Karmic Justice” and the whole “what goes around comes around” concept. It has also driven the game’s multiple-lives structure, working your way […]

How to Play Karmaka

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Karmaka | 4 Comments

In part 1 of this series we explained the goal and overall game structure of Karmaka, and presented the Karmic Ladder. In part 2 we presented the cards, including the three card colors, their point values, and their abilities. Here, in part 3, we’re going to put it all together and explain how the game […]

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