Sitting in the mailbox is the latest rejection. That inevitable tide of feeling “what did I do wrong?” They’ve become so numerous now that over the years it’s almost like seeing an old friend. Well, maybe not a ‘friend’ per se – or maybe that friend who turns up at your house drunk and trashes your kitchen and is sick on your cat – but still, someone you know well.
It’s normal too, for the insides of your head to be screaming “I’m A Fraud! I’m A Fraud!” like some maniacal demon. Especially when you’re just starting out on your career.
As you may have guessed – New Year’s are always gravitationally slow for me. Call it the lack of sunlight, or not getting out into the garden so much due to the cold, or a host of other things. But, nonetheless I am kicking those jams and sharing some MORE good news with you, erstwhile reader.
Two of the indy games that I have been working with have been nominated for the much-coveted Most Anticipated Games of 2018!
*happy dance* 🙂
Boardgame Geek, as I am sure you know, are the go-to site for indy games, covering every style of boardgame from kids, to fantasy-rpg, strategy, historical, war, dungeon-crawl, science… You name it, if you’re looking for a fun and innovative game designed and produced by other enthusiasts – this is the place to pick something up. They’ve been running the Most Anticipated Game awards for the past 9yrs [9!!] with some truly amazing games winning over the years.
There are 20 final winners in the various categories (eg. fantasy, war, children’s, etc), and luckily you can vote multiple times – you just ‘like’ the game nominated, and the winners are those with the most ‘likes’.
City of Kings by Frank West (City of Games Publishing); a cooperative adventure game, set in a unique fantasy world during a time of war. Nominated in 8 categories.
Rise to Nobility by Final Frontier Games; a strategy worker-placement game set in a developing fantasy city. Nominated in 7 categories.
These are two great companies to work with, each with amazing attitude and approach to their work (and each has some stand-out art, too). I would love to claim a little of the shared glamour of their nominations – but really, all respect has to go to their fantastically dedicated creators and designers.