The Making Of A Very Different Kind of War Video Game

"The pattern is always the same," video game designer Pawel Miechowski told me recently. "People struggle for food, soap and medicine. They trade liquor or any alcohol for bullets or any weapons. That's what happened in Sarajevo." That's what happens in cities wracked by war. That's what will happen in Pawel… » 4/08/14 10:00am 4/08/14 10:00am

The War Video Game That We Need May Finally Be On Its Way

Video games about war are always about the people with guns or tanks or planes. They're about the people who put on a uniform and fight or the people who order them to do so. They can be interesting, but they're usually a whitewash. At last, someone is making a game about war's victims: regular people just like you. » 3/12/14 4:00pm 3/12/14 4:00pm

While Anomaly: Korea was lovely, it wasn't much of a sequel to the right war game for the iPad. 11 Bit Studios delivers a proper follow-up to the reverse tower defense hit this fall, when Anomaly 2 goes mobile. » 8/09/13 8:30am 8/09/13 8:30am

A Beer With a Clean, Crisp Taste That Says 'Anomaly: Warzone Earth'

Why would a tower defense "offense" game be the perfect inspiration for a beer? Because "warzone," spelled exactly that way, in Polish means "brewed." And the guys behind the Polish-developed Anomaly: Warzone series like to hoist a pint, too. » 6/29/13 12:30pm 6/29/13 12:30pm

You Can Preorder This Game Before You Even Know What It Is

Indie developer 11 Bit Studios has quite the deal for you: if you preorder their game now, you'll get 50% off the final price. That'd be quite the saving, if we actually knew a damn thing about the game. » 2/15/13 12:00am 2/15/13 12:00am

See the Difference a Year Makes for Anomaly: Korea

Last year, developer 11 bit studios released a scaled-down version of its reverse tower defense PC game, Anomaly Warzone Earth for the iPad, and it was wonderful. Look how far they've come with the soon-to-be-released sequel, Anomaly Korea. » 12/10/12 3:35pm 12/10/12 3:35pm