Jun
27
2018
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@SJGames’ Ogre now on Steam Summer Sale.

Ogre — Steve Jackson Games’ classic turn-based robotic tank wargame, now in digital form — is ten bucks off between now and July. I believe that the technical term for this is ‘ka-ching;’ I was waiting for this to go on Steam Summer Sale, and now it has.   I look forward to blowing a lot of stuff up now.

May
07
2018
1

The Ogre Miniatures Second Edition Kickstarter.

Fine, let me go get my credit card.

Geez, and I thought that I had published this one, too.  I think I need to back to bed.  — But, seriously, way cool.

Nov
13
2017
1

In the Mail: Ogre Miniatures Set 1.

Shiny.  Well, actually, no, they’re plastic.  But: shiny anyway.

You can still get Ogre Miniatures Set 1 from SJG, by the way. The basic set has everything that you need to play.

Oct
05
2017
1

The Ogre video game is now live on Steam.

Twenty five bucks.  For that you get multiplayer, and what looks to be an absolutely faithful computer version of the game.  Which very much includes the visual look.  The aesthetic goal here seems to have been ‘automate all the movement and combat rolls and everything boring,’ while reproducing the way that tabletop Ogre presented itself. Add that to an actual single-player campaign and you just may have a video game on your hands.

Jul
06
2017
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@SJGames Ogre video game still on track for October 2017 release.

At least, that’s what the email I just got on the subject has informed me.  Not much more detail here, but based on the year-old rendering video below the game concept isn’t that complicated. If it’s turn- and hex-based, putting it together should actually be a snap.

Which is fine, by the way.  I don’t know if I can really enjoy a real-time multi-unit tactical combat game with overkill graphics.  I’m pretty sure that I can enjoy this.  Although, alas, it was not actually a Kickstarter stretch goal…

Mar
21
2017
8

Tweet of the Day, @SJGames Should Use This For Ogrethulhu edition.

It’s not entirely dissimilar in layout to the classic silhouette of an OGRE.  Which makes sense. As I noted on Twitter, this picture is insanely evocative of Gary Larson’s classic cartoon How nature says “Do not touch.” It’s like they had a contest.

UPDATE: My wife says It’s like Scooby-Doo meets Mad Max.  …I married well.

Dec
14
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, Oooooohgres edition.

Shiny.

Nov
07
2016
1

The Ogre Miniatures Set 1 Kickstarter.

Yup.

Unpainted plastic miniatures that will let you play the basic scenario: the higher the final total, the more free extra minis I get in my box, so go right ahead there, folks.

Jul
15
2016
5

OGRE: the video game.

Hear that rumbling, coming from the horizon?  The Ogre approaches:

Ogre, the classic game of future tank warfare, will come to PC via Steam next year in a hex/turn based adaptation by experienced Steam developer and publisher Auroch Digital. Ogre raised nearly a million dollars on Kickstarter for its giant Designer’s Edition, and one of the stretch-goal promises was “We will do a computer game.” Here it comes. Work on the project will begin immediately, and the game should be released in late 2017.

Not a real-time game, then.  But, you know? It might work out, at that.  If it was a RTS I’d be spending most of the game firing blindly at everything at once and then flipping my Ogre into a ditch.  Whether the game would let me do that, or not.

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Jan
07
2016
5

Ooh. Gonna be an Ogre expansion from SJG coming out this year.

Ogre Designer’s Edition, of course, being that huge-as-heck wargame that I totally geeked out about when it got Kickstartered… a few years back? Sheesh, time flies, huh? Anyway: Steve Jackson Games will be putting out an expansion later this year, with a hard cap of $65 on the retail price. New maps, more buildings, possibly the Ninja ‘stealth’ Ogre.  And yes, the concept of a ‘stealth’ tank that’s bigger than my house raises eyebrows in-game, too.

More about it all here.

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