As an indie dev it can be easy to get caught up in trying to get one’s own game noticed and forget to talk about all the awesome inspiring games from other devs, along the way. I’m a gamer as much as I am a game developer. So, I thought it would be fun to recommend a hidden gem I’ve enjoyed playing, every Monday.
This week is Card Hog by SnoutUp. It’s a deckbuilder-lite that starts simple, but reveals plenty of strategic depth. Unlike other deckbuilders, your cards form a grid that makes up a game board you move around on. It’s in Early Access, but already has a lot of content and game mode variations. It’s easy to play for a few minutes at a time, or get sucked in for an hour. At $3.99 it’s already worth your hard earned bacon.
The Glossary:In case you’re new to the world of gaming, or just this type of game. Welcome!
Deckbuilder: A game that involves adding and removing cards to your deck as you play, to make yourself stronger. Unlike collectible card games, players usually start with the same cards every time, and have options to add new cards during play. When the game ends, they start over, and the deck is reset.
Early Access: A method of development that involves selling an early, unfinished game, and continuing to add to it until it is complete.
The new home for everything that was Gold5Games and is FromLefcourt. Games, pixel art, tutorials, and hopefully a lot more! It’s a simple, streamlined reboot, but more content is coming!
What’s here now
Game Pages: Check out info on all of our past, current, and future games. See those HERE!
The Twitter Feed: Twitter is the most active place for FromLefcourt news, and now it’s here too! Just click the “sidebar” cog icon at the top of the page to see the latest previews, screenshots, animated gifs, and more!
Contact: Always happy to hear feedback, engage with fans, and/or answer questions from the press about our projects. Use the contact form or write us directly. You can find all of that in the aptly named “Contact” page HERE.
Follow: Click the + sign at the bottom of the page to find links to all of our various social media accounts. Twitter is the most active.
FromLefcourt.com is a constant work in progress. Eventually this site will become a lot more sophisticated, with a larger variety of content. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Blog posts: Sure, this is a blog post, so technically this feature is already here. Caught red handed! BUT expect a broad selection of topics for discussion with more frequent updates (aka any updates at all) in the future.
Tutorials: With over 14 years of professional freelance experience as a graphic designer, illustrator, game developer, and pixel art animator, I have a few tips and tricks to share.
The Gallery: An ever-evolving collection of game and game-adjacent artworks and behind the scenes elements. You’ll be able to see art progress comparisons, animated gifs, and a variety of unreleased artwork that may or may not pertain to games currently in production.
Press-Kits: We want to talk about our games. We want YOU to talk about our games! We want to make that as easy as possible. When these pages go live, expect to downloadable content that will make sharing and talking about our games as easy as possible.