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Recently I did some work for this awesome new digital board game called Armello by the League of Geeks in Australia. What I did are basically illustrations for cards that you can use in the game. Also another artist animated them after I finished and they look amazing when they come to life!  Here’s just a few of the illustrations that I did. I will post more later! 

Also, the game just came out on Steam Early Access and it’s really fun so check it out! 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/290340/

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12field animated the first trailer for League of Geek’s ’Armello’.


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Our friends at League of Geeks have just announced that they’re releasing Early Access for Armello on Steam on 22nd January 2015. They’ve been working closely with the Alpha and Beta Backers to help bring the game to this Early Access stage.

Go have a look at the Armello website to see how you can play this beautiful game!

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Yes. Armello is on Kickstarter. Just WAITING for you to back it.

I saw this game in the PAX Indie Megabooth last year and was just SMITTEN. The art is gorgeous. And I might be an old time Redwall fan so OF COURSE this speaks to me.

Armello, the Kickstarter-funded title from League of Geeks, will launch on PlayStation 4 in September 2015 in addition to the previously announced PC release. This fantasy board game come to life combines deep, tactical card play, rich tabletop strategy and RPG elements.

Today with the release of the Armello Teaser Trailer for PS4, League of Geeks is unveiling the game’s complete visual upgrade scheduled to hit PS4, PC, Mac and Linux at launch this September. Even with Armello already lauded for its visual achievements, numerous graphical improvements are being made, including volumetric cloud and weather effects, an overhaul of lighting and shaders, high detail character models and an entire remodeling of the environment.

At launch League of Geeks will also double the amount of playable characters currently available in Early Access, increasing the number from four to eight. The male bear clan hero, Brun Oakbreaker, is the first upcoming character to be revealed.

Set in a vibrant magical world with a tinge of darkness, Armello thrusts players into a Game of Thrones-esque struggle for power in epic single or multiplayer action. Players take on the role of a ‘Hero’ from one of the four animal clans and navigate their character across the procedurally generated board as they quest, scheme, explore, vanquish monsters, perform the Mad King’s royal edicts and face off against other players, with one ultimate goal in mind – storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello.

Players start in their clan grounds and traverse the board with a set number of action points for each turn to spend on moving their character from tile to tile. Each tile presents different consequences including exploring a dungeon, gaining or losing health, claiming a settlement for your own or granting stealth. With more than 100 beautifully animated and illustrated cards, players can cast spells, recruit followers, uncover ancient treasures and execute treacherous plots as they quest for the throne!

There are four ways to win in Armello.

  1. Combat – Slaying the king and surviving the confrontation
  2. Prestige Victory – Having the most Prestige when the King dies, whether from his afflictions (the King loses health every dawn) or dying in combat with the attacking player also not surviving the battle. Prestige is gained by completing heroic deeds such as killing other players, vanquishing banes or completing quests
  3. Spirit Stone Collection – magical Spirit Stones can be found throughout Armello. If a player collects four, they can use them to assist the King in passing in peace, restoring balance to Armello 
  4. Rot Victory – players who defeat the King in combat whilst having more Rot than him (and live to tell the tale) will win the game and shroud Armello in darkness.

“While we knew Armello would be something special, the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from players surprised even us,” said Trent Kusters, founder and director, League of Geeks. “Armello has enough simplicity for anyone to pick up and play, and has just enough depth to keep hardcore gamers coming back for more.”

The Early Access build of Armello is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam and Humble Store for $24.99 USD.

More information about Armello can be found at http://armello.com/.

About League of Geeks

League of Geeks is a Melbourne-based Australian indie developer made of industry veterans. While Armello is the studio’s first game, the team members’ individual resumes cite famous AAA franchises including Pokémon, Grand Theft Auto, Dragon Age and Warhammer.

League of Geeks’ goal is to create innovative games in original fantasy worlds with engaging stories.

To learn more about League of Geeks please visit http://leagueofgeeks.com/.

Armello Coming to PS4 in September Armello, the Kickstarter-funded title from League of Geeks, will launch on PlayStation 4 in September 2015 in addition to the previously announced PC release.
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A trailer for Armello has just been released! This is an indie game I’ve been working on with League of Geeks. The debut trailer coincides with the game’s announcement and first public interview

What We’re Playing: February

BY SARAH RICHARDSON

The winter chugs along, making staying inside gaming a better and better idea. Not that we need an excuse to spend the days rolling dice and wielding controllers. What are you all playing?

Sarah is playing Don’t Starve and Unknown Armies, 2nd Edition

Don’t Starve

Klei Entertainment

April 2013

Steam/Mac OSX

Don’t Starve begins with an anonymous man looming over your unconscious body, telling you that you don’t look so good and you should probably find something to eat before night. He then disappears in a poof of smoke, and you’re left alone as Wilson, a scientist with the best Burton-esque pointy hair and slowly growing beard.

The point of the game is to literally not starve, and even improve your lot if you’re good or lucky enough. You collect resources such as twigs, grass, and flint and combine those into torches and tools, which let you get better resources like wood and stone. Find a golden nugget and you can make a science machine, which allows you to make even more complicated objects like farms, crock pots, and your very own bee box. Cute animals populate the area, with roaming beefalo looking surprised when you draw near, to pigs who watch the player cautiously, to frogs that zap you with their tongue and try to kill you. There are health, hunger, and sanity meters to keep an eye on, and if you get too hungry a red haze overlays the screen, while if you lose enough sanity the edges of your vision start going loopy and animals transform into creepy, hairy versions of themselves. And wait — did something just move in the shadows? Did you hear that?

I’ve been putting some time into this game, and I haven’t even covered the downloadable content or all of the characters. The only frustrating thing is that if you die and have either not found all of your resurrection stones or used them all, your place is lost, even if you had previously saved it, and you have to start over from scratch. However, I’m having a lot of fun figuring out all of the stuff I can make while avoiding killer bees and hounds, so I’ll still be playing this for a while.

Read the rest of our February game picks on WWAC!