Kickstarter Review – Nightmare Forest: Dead Run

Nightmare Forest: Dead Run
February 5, 2016

From the moment I got a review copy of Nightmare Forest: Dead Run in the mail, I was impressed. While it wasn’t the final copy, the cards in the game were printed professionally, the custom dice and counters looked amazing, and the manual was well-printed. I didn’t stop being impressed for the whole time I played it. I’m a big fan of “medium-light” board games, with games like guillatine and…

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Kickstarter Interviews: Juul Arthur Ribe Rudihagen of Magination

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December 15, 2015

Here at GFTN, we like to interview Kickstarter creators about their game and their game design process. I had the opportunity to interview Juul Arthur Ribe Rudihagen, CTO of Magination, a new game being funded on Kickstarter. What inspired you to create this game? The idea behind Magination started three years ago with Tobias playing with some coin magnets he got from an online store. Fascinated by the way they…

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Kickstarter Interviews: Daniel Solis of Kodama: The Tree Spirits

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November 9, 2015

Here at GFTN, we like to interview Kickstarter creators about their game and their game design process. I had the opportunity to interview Daniel Solis, game designer for Kodama: The Tree Spirits, a beautiful card game on Kickstarter. What inspired you to create this game?  I love using cards in new ways that you don’t normally see in card games. I was inspired by James Ernest’s Agora and Hisashi Hayashi’s…

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Kickstarter Interviews: Anthony Rotondo – The Forgettable Dungeon

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October 26, 2015

Periodically, we like to interview Kickstarter creators about their game and their game design process. I had the opportunity to interview Anthony Rotondo, creator of The Forgettable Dungeon, an action-rpg/co-op rogue-like. What inspired you to create this game? The original Rogue! The game actually started out as a faithful recreation of the Rogue but with online multiplayer, this as you can imagine was quite complex and hard to balance. If…

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Kickstarter Interviews: GameKid

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September 2, 2015

In the past few years, there has been an explosion of indie games, some of which have become as successful as the AAA games from the major studios. My personal belief is that one of the biggest catalysts for this change in the market is Kickstarter. Kickstarter has provided a way for small studios and independent designers to present an idea, and get the funding to finish it. While there…

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We’re Giving Away Crysis 2: Maximum Edition!

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April 1, 2015

We’ve got a great giveaway this week, the lucky winner will take home an Origin key for Crysis 2: Maximum Edition! You can enter through the Rafflecopter Widget below, here’s how to do it. (1 ticket) Follow Giant From The North on twitter (2 tickets) Visit Giant From The North on Facebook (you can like us while you’re there too. We won’t mind.) (2 tickets) Tweet our message about the…

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Cookie Monster Reads r/showerthoughts

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February 18, 2015

If you haven’t heard of reddit’s r/showerthoughts, I highly recommend you check it out. If you haven’t watched Sesame Street and you haven’t met Cookie Monster, I recommend you check it out. If you haven’t watched Cookie Monster reading shower thoughts, I highly, highly recommend you do that now.

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Dad Sings Frozen Wrong, Kid Loses It

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February 12, 2015

  Other than the vertical video, this is one of the best videos I’ve seen lately. A dad purposely sings the lyrics wrong to the most cherished toddler movie of all time, Frozen. The kid then proceeds to lose it. Enjoy.

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100 Word Review: Sky Force 2014

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January 22, 2015

Sky Force is one of those games that’s really easy to play in short bits, but it’s entertaining enough that you can play for longer stretches. It’s a traditional top down fighter plane game, with great touch controls.. Great graphics, good sound. Sky Force has actually been around for a while, but they do a great job of updating it. Simple play, reminds me of one of my old favorites,…

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