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Jason Rohrer's games are often somewhat ... unconventional. Passage was a game about growing old, and Sleep is Death required players to constantly be engaged with the story they were creating in order to keep the game alive. Now, Rohrer is developing Cordial Minuet, a gambling game with an occult...

September 28th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Oh boy, look! It's that game you like, and it's 20 percent off right now! Sales are great, aren't they? Well, The Castle Doctrine developer Jason Rohrer doesn't think so. Rohrer argued on his blog that rampant sales create a "culture of waiting," where players wait for a good sale before pulling th...

January 19th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Game designer Jason Rohrer designed a board game, built it out of 30 pounds of titanium, then buried it in the Nevada desert. A Game for Someone was his entry in the last GDC Game Design Challenge, which carried a theme of "Humanity's Last Game," and it won.Rohrer has never played his game, and he...

March 29th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The Castle Doctrine is a massively multiplayer indie game about home defense, burglary and the lengths a desperate man will travel to ensure his family's safety. The Castle Doctrine comes from Jason Rohrer, the developer of Sleep is Death, and it's available now for PC, Mac and Linux as a public al...

March 12th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Jason Rohrer, the developer behind such unconventional cult hits as Diamond Trust of London, Sleep is Death and Inside a Star-Filled Sky, has a new game in the works titled The Castle Doctrine. It's "a massively multiplayer game of burglary and home defense" and will come soon to PC, Mac and Linux,...

October 21st 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Jason Rohrer's virtual board game Diamond Trust of London was the first retail DS game to be crowdfunded via Kickstarter, and now it's followed up that achievement by being the first DS game to be available outside of Kickstarter after a successful drive. In other words, you can just buy a copy now...

August 31st 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Jason Rohrer's ninth title, Diamond Trust of London for Nintendo DS, has been teased, tortured and tested since it snagged publisher Zoo Games in May last year. Nintendo has been checking out the master revision of Diamond Trust of London since October 2011, and now, seven months later, it's approv...

May 1st 2012 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Whereas Indie Game: The Movie aimed to explore the lives of the people behind some of indie gaming's biggest titles, an upcoming documentary on the indie gaming scene entitled "Us and the Game Industry" seeks to capture already established success cases in that world. Cases like Jason Rohrer (Insid...

February 17th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Zoo Entertainment has officially announced its intention to publish Jason Rohrer's DS strategy title Diamond Trust of London. The board game-esque title, which is about the conflict diamond business, was originally to be published by Majesco. Zoo's IndiePub label " rescued Diamond Trust of Londo...

May 24th 2011 at 3:05am 0 Comments