Fireside Games is celebrating the 5th anniversary of Castle Panic. They are going to have a Google Hangout today starting at 1pm CST (USA). Looking forward to checking it out. But that’s not why I’m writing. Well, not exclusively. I did want to share that info. But also, there is some controversy. “Controversy?!!!” you may exclaim. “Yes!” I would exclaim back.
Board game publisher Queen Games have a Kickstarter for a game called Orcs Orcs Orcs. Go take a look and then come back: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1016374822/orcs-orcs-orcs
Look familiar to you? If not, go check out this link and come back: http://www.firesidegames.com/castlepanic
Yeah. So, that’s awkward. Looks like Fireside Games is aware of the situation and is looking into it. I understand that lots of games have lots of similarities, but did you know that often that is because one publisher licensed the mechanics from an existing game or just specific elements of another? That’s a thing! Who knew? Well, me, and now…you.
Anyway, I am interested to see what happens especially since Queen Games received $50k more than their goal.
Castle Panic Bday Google Hangout: https://plus.google.com/events/c2r1v90358nbm1rjdnm21835pdoby