We’ve long been a supporter of the local gaming scene. This is evidenced by our publicity for Danger Planet in Waltham and Battleground Games in Abington along with the recent inclusion of Griffon Games in Greenfield.
The other day at Battleground I heard talk about one of the regulars starting a gaming company. With some research I came across Imperium Star Games, the brainchild of Adam McLaughlin. He has a lot of drive and we’re more than happy to do our part in helping Adam succeed with his dream.
Imperium Star Games (ISG for short) is a nice company. Right now they’re looking for an artist (e-mail Artwork [at] imperiumstargames [dot] com) to create the artwork for their first game titled The Joust. According to the official ISG site The Joust is “a game of jousting knights.” Players get to “take on the role of a knight in the Tournament of the King, Jousting to win the purse, the girls and mostly the Honor of being Tournament Champion.”
The Medieval Ages is great era for gaming, just look at the success of Dungeons & Dragons, and knights and jousting are a time honored entity that always attracts attention. Anyone who has ever been to King Richard’s Faire knows the excitement of jousting.
In conversation with Adam I learned that a mid-summer ’08 release is expected for the game. There’s still lots to do but this devotion to detail is a positive sign. Too often gaming companies will rush product to the shelves that is inferior. ISG is making sure to put its best foot forward with The Joust.
To help bring The Joust into production ISG has made the classic t-shirt (at left) available for pre-order. Priced at just $15, I’ve paid more for band shirts from the mall, the shirt is a slimming black with the ISG logo in green. Black looks good on everyone and as one gamer speaking from experience we, gamers, tend to be under or overweight and black makes us look nice. The logo is pretty awesome too. Pre-order your shirts now at ISG Pre-Order T-shirts. All the details are there and yes ISG takes the usual cash, check, money order, and Paypal.
I know Adam appreciates all interest in ISG. Be sure to go to the ISG Contact Page to send them an e-mail. You can also hang out at the official Message Board. Adam hangs at Battleground Games in Abington usually on Sundays. Be sure to pop in, buy some product from Derek, and talk to Adam about ISG. Make sure you tell him that the CWF Game Cast sent you.
We look forward to sharing more news about ISG with you in the future. Don’t be surprised if Adam himself makes an appearance here on the CWF Game Cast. And, don’t forget to pre-order those shirts!