, the blog of Cryptic Comet's Vic Davis, announces plans for Six Gun Saga
, the next project from the one-man developer of Armageddon Empires
and Solium Infernum
(thanks Big Download
via Rock, Paper, Shotgun
). He describes a project that's been in on-and-off development for over two years, saying it was once planned as a Rogue-like game set in the old west before that idea was scrapped. He says the game is "hopefully" due in a couple of months, even though it is being worked on alongside a Solium Infernum expansion. Here's word on what to expect:
It will remind you of some games like Race For the Galaxy, Dominion and of course Poker and it’s more than just a simple card game as it’s got a small board for moving your “posses” around and going after your opponent’s homesteads…and more importantly killing off their dudes which gives you victory points. It’s single player focused. You can play up to 3 other AI’s. You’ll meet a lot of historical characters from the Old West. This all sounds like a jumble but I’ll start posting more about the mechanics. If you have played any of my previous games you’ll find a lot that is familiar and hopefully that feeling that you can’t always quite do what you want and a bunch of hard choices.