Coalition Games

Hello, Coalition! As some of you may have noticed, our site is going through some changes.  As we approach full launch in July, we’re working hard to provide better, more specific services to our clients. Some of the changes you’ll find in v0.2: A new home page that more accurately outlines our services  New customizable… Read Article →

Social anxieties are different from introversion or from being shy, and they’re far from imaginary. When an anxiety disorder is triggered acutely–socially or otherwise–the human body’s sympathetic nervous system experiences a sharp, physiologically measurable stimulation. What does that mean? It means that when someone’s anxiety triggers, they feel an actual fight or flight response. For those… Read Article →

What is a Legacy game? Maybe you’ve heard the buzz.  There’s certainly been plenty of it.  From Ars Technica to NPR, the media can’t stop showering attention on these Legacy games.  Maybe you’ve even seen Pandemic Legacy topping the Boardgamegeek Top 100 Strategy Games by a fairly significant margin.  So, what makes these games so special?… Read Article →

What is player scaling? The term “player scaling” describes developers’ efforts to ensure a game is a suitably satisfying experience at each individual player count.  Scaling is typically a purely mechanical undertaking, but is a necessary consideration in any game–not just for games with a heavier procedural focus.  It is an unfortunate reality that many inexperienced game designers… Read Article →

Coalition Game Studios soft-launched its open beta just over 24 hours ago, and the response has been overwhelming. I’m proud to announce that we have been contacted by multiple clients in the USA, UK, and even one in Greece. The team is really looking forward to digging into some fresh prototypes. I’d like to extend a… Read Article →

What is the difference between a Euro and an Ameritrash game? Spend any amount of time reading up on board gaming, and you’ll come across two terms–Euro and Ameritrash (or, for the politically correct, Amerithrash).  Look a little longer, and you’ll find that it’s not exactly easy to pin down a definition for either.  Even in… Read Article →

What is Theme? In film and literature, a work’s theme is the unifying idea behind it–typically stated indirectly.  For example, if I were to recommend Frankenstein to a friend, I might say, “Frankenstein is a Mary Shelley classic about man’s responsibilities as science progresses.”  I’ve outlined the book fairly accurately, although that statement is never actually… Read Article →

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