On 18 January 2013, the Courier Mail, Queensland's leading newspaper, ran an article on board games and how much they have changed over the past two decades. The bulk of the article was based around an interview with LXG’s Keith Done, and it includes a list of top twenty board games, including Viewpoint, written by Keith.
The article never appeared online, but the Courier Mail have very kindly given LXG permission to display the article on their website. Click the links below to open up the two-page article. Enjoy!
Viewpoint is a fun-packed and easy to learn card game for 2 or more players aged 7 and up. Be the first player to reach 100 points by looking into the future, spying on other players and blindsiding your buddies!
Sydney-based game design company – 93 Made Games – has recently released its first card game, Viewpoint, to shake-up the reign of foreign games in Australia. Viewpoint was designed to provide Australians with a new, highly-interactive and replayable card game amid a multitude of American-designed games.
“It’s all about designing something from an Australian perspective – with our unique culture and our jovial nature in mind,” according to 93 Made Games’ Sean Carroll.
Viewpoint provides perfect entertainment for Australian families on a tight budget. It’s a game to be enjoyed by the whole family – both parents and children.
93 Made Games’ main challenge in releasing Viewpoint has been getting Australian retailers to stock a product that was not produced by one of the larger US game publishers, such as Hasbro or Mattel. But by releasing Viewpoint at Australia’s premiere games and entertainment expo, Gen Con Australia, they have garnered great support from Australian retailers, including Good Games and Games World, which now stock Viewpoint.
“However, we’re totally confident the overseas audiences will also enjoy something that is designed from a unique and fun Australian perspective, so we are intending to distribute Viewpoint throughout the US, Europe and Japan,” according to Carroll.
And there’s more in the pipeline with 93 Made Games intending to release more games in 2010 including a Rugby League card game. To assist other up-and-coming Australian game designers 93 Made Games has also provided a forum for game designers to pitch their ideas.
“Australians have always been known for their ingenuity and inventiveness and these are exactly the skills that we’re after,” said Carroll.
Viewpoint sells for a RRP of $14.99 and can be purchased from your local game store or via the 93 Made Games website at www.93madegames.com.au.
93 Made Games is an Australian game design company specialising in the design and production of card games, board games and miniature games. 93 Made Games has recently released its first card game, Viewpoint, and has plans for the release of several other games including the Show’n’Go Rugby League card game, Gladitorus Millennia medieval miniature battle game and Monster Town card game.
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