I'm happy to announce that the pesky fantasy board game I've been working on for the last six months has finally been finished, and is available to play online.
Since I've only been 'programming' since the start of the year I'm very happy (and somewhat surprised) with what I've managed to achieve. The game changed quite a lot as I worked on it, and was originally going to be a homage to Paul Eldridges Gonad athe Barbarian board game, from issue 12 of the Temple apa. I was quick to realise that doing a board game about a testicle shaped hero attempting to negotiate his way through Klunge valley would narrow my audience down a touch, and opted for something a bit more universal.
Here's a brief description of the game: 'Board Horde is a fantasy board game for one or two players (hot seat). Navigate your way across six trap filled boards, kill monsters, die frequently and swear lots! Play against your friends, family and loved ones - and annihilate them! After all, there's points to be won and a spot on the Leaderboard to be earned.'
Board Horde can be played at the following places (completely free. It's supported by ads):
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/616297 (desktop and some mobiles)
www.facebook.com/boardhorde (desktop only)
http://boardhorde.clay.io (desktop and mobile, though mobile may have audio issues)
Its also possible to embed the game on websites, so please let me know if you would like to do so (its as simple as pasting a small piece of html code onto your site).
Special thanks to Olivia Egbunike for the excellent music track, and my wife Jenny for providing some of the background art (and for those who tested the game, ta!). John Kirkham also provided the company name and logo (It was a close call between Biomekazoik and We Demand Monkey Butlers) and will be getting involved with the next gaming projects.
Anyway, please give the game a try and let me know what you think. If you'd like to hire me for projects and Bar Mitzvahs then just give me a yell at firstname.lastname@example.org