SPIEL 2020: INSIDE UP GAMES
By Raymond "DuMeeple" Dumee on November 18, 2020
After the Friday evening sunset, it was getting darker so we played a game of Bonfire, but I already told you about that earlier on. So let's get straight to our little get together with Conor from Inside Up Games to try out the finished games of my most favorite demos of last year's Spiel. Alas, as this edition of Spiel was completely digital, hugs where not included this year...
Nevertheless, My wife and I sat down for a game of The Quick and the Undead explained by the big hugging Canadian himself: Conor McGoey. In this game you and your fellow outlaws are trying regain control of a small town in the Wild West, which is overrun by zombies. We had a very bloody game filled with zombies, because I died a lot. But I shot a lot at Conor and that is what is all about, creating great memories and bullet wounds.
Inside Up's other very fresh demo of last year's Spiel was 7 Souls, I think it was even my very last game at the fair that year. I already had a refreshing game of 7 Souls with the members of the Inside Up Games team HootMcToot and Pixy (Leen) on Friday morning, so I could beat Conor his ass later at his own game. Unfortunately, when we played this game on Saturday evening, Conor insisted on my wife joining the Tabletopia table, so I still didn't get a chance to open up the proverbial can of whop-ass on his aforementioned behind.
"Did you only play old games?", I hear you ask. "Were there no new games from Inside Up Games?" Uhm, Yes and No. New upcoming games are City Builders: Ancient World, which had a successful Kickstarter earlier this year. And Sea Change; a more family friendly reimplementation of Gorus Maximus, the very game where my bromance with Conor started.
When backing games on Kickstarter from Inside Up Game it is always fun to read their updates as Conor often share family matters and photos. Speaking of Kickstarter: Inside Up Games has a new game in the works called Block and Keys, about which we will receive more information during the coming weeks. So, for that and for other upcoming Inside Up Games reviews, stay tuned.