BLOG: Managing provinces

Rise of the Empire introduces three pillars that add new gameplay elements to the Imperial Settlers. The first one is well known for all fans who played Imperial Settlers solo variant I published as a free expansion back then in 2014. I will discuss this element today as an opening

BLOG: Feel at home

It was October 7th, 2018, when I played Imperial Settlers for the last time. Since then, I released Empires of the North, Imperial Settlers R&W, and Roman Banners and Japanese Islands expansions. Things happened, I’d say. This weekend I put my old box of Imperial Settlers on the table again,

Portal Games is opening Twitch channel

Gliwice – June 17th, 2020. Portal Games announces starting a new channel to communicate with their fans. The current list of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channels, which the company has been successfully using to share news for the last several years, will be expanded by Portal Games US Twitch

Portal Games updates 2020 publishing plans

Gliwice – June 1st, 2020. Portal Games announces an update for its 2020 publishing plans. The company is pleased to announce two new titles to be released in 2020 but regrettably informs about moving the release dates of a few titles to 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and

Neuroshima Hex 3.0 – Troglodytes pre-order!

After the war, the winters were near impossible to survive. The frost, lack of supplies, and the deadly machines… it’s hard to experience something like that and remain human. The hard conditions led to cannibalism and tribal lifestyles: primitive, mutated, and deadly. Every winter they migrate south and search for shelter, food, and loot. They attack with bare fists and the most primitive of weapons: bones, hardened wood, rusted remnants of human tools, and clubs wrapped with barbed wire and mangled metal. When the waters are icebound, the way in is easy, so you better double up the watch. The icy wind is not the only thing coming from the north!

BLOG: Signature Series

‘I hate you.’ said Rob Daviau when he approached me at Gen con 2018. ‘I played Detective. You know I was thinking about designing a story-driven game like that for a long time, and you did it. It is everything I wanted my game to be. I hate you.’ I

BLOG: THE LIBRARY

There are two teams at Portal Games HQ. There is team #RobIsAwesome, and there is team #IHateRob. I must admit that #RobIsAwesome team is much bigger. Frankly speaking, it consists of most of my employees. The opposition, the #IHateRob team consists of only Portal Games Digital, and after all those

BLOG: INTERVIEW

I am with Rob Daviau at Grandcon, and he goes like ‘I have this idea for a new Antares feature, but I am not sure if this is possible…’ ‘It’s possible.’ I promptly say. He didn’t even manage to finish the sentence, but let me tell you this – when

Portal Games announces PortalCon Online

Gliwice, Poland – May 12th, 2020. Today, Portal Games announced PortalCon Online, a live-streaming, English language event for all fans of Portal Games. PortalCon Online will stream live on the Portal Games YouTube channel July 10th thru 11th. Each stream will feature contests, gameplay sessions with designers, seminars, special guests,

BLOG: Play it again!

  Last year, in November, almost one and a half years after I finished writing all of the Detective cards, I invited my old friends to the Portal Games headquarters. I used to play RPGs with them many years earlier. We sat in the conference room. I launched the Antares

Welcome to PORTAL GAMES

We are bookworms. Movie maniacs. Story addicts. We grew up reading Tolkien, Howard, Herbert, Dick, Lem… We were watching Willow, Blade Runner, Never Ending Story, Robin Hood…

And yet, we don’t write books… we don’t make movies. We don’t make those things, because we make games. We make games that tell stories.

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