The State of Games, Episode 36 – The One About the Stronghold
From time to time on the podcast we like to just sit down and talk to some of our favorite people in the gaming industry. We’re lucky to have not only met one of our favorites, Stephen Buonocore, but we’ve also gamed, imbibed and worked side-by-side with him. As it turns, out we had a lot to talk about with him this time around, so we decided to break the episode down into a listed timeline of important talking points for your listening convenience. Enjoy!
- Discussion with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games
7:04 GenCon and Essen
11:22 Huge growth of the company, keys to success
15:34 Expanding past American style games to Euros; Milestones
20:00 CO2, going hippy
24:08 Crude: The Oil Game
30:14 Why Stronghold doesn’t use Kickstarter
40:15 Revolver Expansions
47:08 Article 27: The UN Security Council Game, social gaming
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1:03 Discussion with Darrell Louder of a weekend playing 23 games, including thoughts on Defenders of the Realm, D-Day Dice, Rumble in the House, The Speicherstadt, Mystery Express, the Kickstarter projects Viticulture and Jungle Ascent, and, of course, Compounded.
Links to important things mentioned on the podcast:
VivaJava pre-orders for direct delivery
Limited Essen pre-orders for VivaJava and Carnival from LocWorks
ALSO, OUR KICKSTARTER ALL STARS:
VivaJava: The Coffee Game (The shipment is here! Get your pre-orders in!)
Carnival (It’s here, and ready for you to enjoy!)
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