ARTICLE: Cry Havoc Design Journal 04

The first 3 design journals were brought to you by Grant Rodiek. Today, we switch perspective to Michal Walczak, the lead developer for Portal Games on Cry Havoc. It’s possible that the best thing about being a game designer is that with every project you get to learn something new. You

ARTICLE: Cry Havoc Design Journal 02

Today we share with you the second in a series of design journals from Cry Havoc designer Grant Rodiek. Enjoy! In the last post, I detailed the origins of Cry Havoc and its first year of development. Where we left off, the game was playing decently and some major changes had

ARTICLE: Podcast Reviews

This week, two podcasts have been spending some time talking about our games: Rolling Dice and Taking Names – In this episode, Marty and Tony take you through a look at both 51st State and Crazy Karts. These guys love fun and Crazy Karts is all about the fun! Check

ARTICLE: Crazy Karts Design Journal

Crazy Karts showed up in our mailbox in the spring of 2015. We receive dozens of prototypes in the mail and try to play them all. It’s rare that one sparks our interest. After the first play, the whole team took a minute to breathe, then looked around the table

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tides of Madness

 Portal Games announces Tides of Madness An all new experience built on the game play of the award winning Tides of Time. Gliwice, Poland – May 23, 2016. Today, Portal Games announced Tides of Madness, a 2-player drafting card game based on the award winning Tides of Time. Tides of

ARTICLE: About the Master Set

We are only a few weeks away from the retail release of the 51st State Master Set. The game hits retail on the 25th of May! Be sure to ask your local game store to order yours! Pre-orders began arriving last week and there has been some confusion about what

ARTICLE: Crazy Karts – Our First Play

Once in a while we receive a prototype that blows our mind. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. We found Legacy: testament of duke de Crecy in 2012. Tides of Time happend in 2014. Crazy Karts came to us in 2015… *** I remember exactly the first afternoon we played the

ARTICLE: 51st State Master Set – SOLD OUT!

THANK YOU!!! Well, you did the impossible. We were set to close the pre-orders next week, but you’ve forced us to close them early because you bought everything we’ve got! This past week has been a whirlwind of awesomeness as we saw the pre-order numbers skyrocket. We manufactured 1,000 pre-order


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.