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Beating the Baron with buddies.
Sentinels of the Multiverse is a digital version of a co-operative deck building game that distilled a very social gaming experience into an excellent solo experience. So, it should have come as no surprise that one of the first major gameplay expansions...

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What's the opposite of linear?
You'd have to go all the way back to 2012 to find a year in which inkle Studios failed to win the Adventure/Interactive Fiction Game of the Year award here at Pocket Tactics.

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It apparently uses the text from the First Quarto
Stories are very strange. You’d think they’d just be about telling people what happened, but cultural expectations about stories have a lot of other requirements.

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My eyes!
It's hard to make satisfying action games for a touchscreen. So much so that, this year, developers seem to have given up. You'll get an idea of how few candidates we had for this category when you see what we picked as the runner-up.!--more--...

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It ain't The Shire, but it's home.
Earlier this week we posted that Offworld Games had submitted their Tolkien-less version of Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation to Apple, hoping for a pre-holiday shutdown release. They got their wish as The Confrontation is now available on the App Store.

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The Runner-Up for the Action Game of the Year Award is...

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Speak friend and enter
Playing D&D with my friends during freshman year of high school. Sitting alone, late at night, on my dad's Apple IIe sneaking in a couple hours of The Bard's Tale and using a flashlight so I can map each dungeon square by square.

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I attack the darkness.
Galactic Keep would earn its place in our 2015 wrap-up purely for having virtues so different from those of other games, even other role-playing games. That it delivers so completely on those virtues brings it into the RPG of the Year category, rather...

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It better have time travel, that's all I'm saying.
It's not a secret that we love inkle Studios here at Pocket Tactics. In fact, we spent the summer redesigning Mt. Hexmap so that its labyrinthine passageways conformed the twisting alleyways of Kharé, and Owen is petitioning...

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We all win!
I first became aware of Luca Redwood when I found myself hopelessly addicted to the Pocket Tactics' Word/Puzzle Game of the Year for 2012, 10000000. Three years later and he's done it again with its sequel.

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