Hammer of the Gods puts you in the role of one of Odin’s chosen, leading Vikings, trolls, elves and dwarves in a war across Europe or a fantasy world of your own creation. A classic 4x strategy game, Hammer of the Gods introduced the combat system later popularized by Heroes of Might and Magic. During play you explore, create new colonies, raid and plunder, and fulfill rewarding quests for the gods of Norse mythology.
Hammer of the Gods review from Computer Gaming World Issue 127: … if you are looking to pass a few hours with friends having fun, then hop into a boat, slap your horns on your head and leave your civilized conscience behind. The Gods are waiting and they have TOYS!!!”
From Magister Moore’s annual Address to the Illuminants:
Merry Lux Splendor!
We celebrate the Radiance of Light, when the Prophet sanctified the roads between worlds. He reminds us that light is a gift, and so in this time we give to others, that our light might reflect from one soul to the next.
But what of those who are alone? Those who have no others near to receive their radiance and return it back? I am reminded of the writings of Sister Yetunde Folarin, the anchorite hesychast of the Zorqula Mountains on Nowhere in her Epistles to No One:
“Long, ageless solitude has attuned the eyes of my soul to see the Invisible Light. Its searchlight beams spring from each heart, questing forth to each other heart and onward, out across the infinite night between worlds. I tell you, No One, that you are not alone, for the Light is all about you, even in the darkest deep cave or the emptiest void beyond the jumpgate. It comes from you, and is returned to you a thousandfold by the Pancreator.”
Our programmer is back to work on Noble Armada: Lost Worlds, and we have a new build to test! Join us for a playtest livestream noon EST Aug. 2, and share your thoughts on what bugs still need to be addressed: www.youtube.com/GeorgiaGameDevs
We are also streaming Emperor of the Fading Suns 8 pm EST July 31 on the same channel.
To celebrate the arrival of the 4th edition Fading Suns game books in North America, HDI company director Andrew Greenberg will livestream insights into the game’s development, as well as that of other classic HDI computer games. The livestreams in May and June also celebrate the rerelease of the company’s other classic games like “Emperor of the Fading Suns” and “Machiavelli the Prince.”
“A number of these beloved games have been unavailable for years,” said Greenberg. “Our new partnerships with Ulisses Spiele (https://ulisses-us.com/faq-plus/fading-suns/), Hoplite Games, Good Old Games (www.gog.com) and FASA (https://fasagames.com/noble-armada/) mean people can re-experience these great games or try out new versions.”
The livestreams, conducted in conjunction with both the Georgia Game Developers Association (www.ggda.org), Ulisses Spiele, and the Columbus Interactive Media Festival, are:
Greenberg plans to delve into game design philosophy and gameplay techniques during the livestreams. He also plans for special guests in addition to taking real-time questions from viewers and other players.
We hope you enjoy the game, and we plan to livestream some Xbox play soon. One major difference with the PC version is that when you cycle through enemy ships to target, you will want to select the one you want to shoot with the up arrow on the D-pad.
Noble Armada: Lost Worlds is a strategy XBOX ONE title based on the Noble Armada miniatures game. Set in the Fading Suns Universe, where the suns themselves are dying, humanity battles to revive its lost greatness, or just take what is left. The five great Royal Houses dominate human space as they battle each other for control of the greatest resource… humanity itself. Get the game at: