||RPGnet Gaming Index Grows to Over 8000
The RPGnet Gaming Index, already the largest index of roleplaying games and supplements on the Internet, has now grown to over 8,000 entries.
||Xenagia Index Now iPhone Friendly
The Xenagia Book Index, a listing of fantasy, science-fiction, and horror books, has optimized its page displays for the iPhone through special iPhone style sheets.
||Skotos & RPGnet Launch New Forums
RPGnet--and parent company Skotos Tech--has launched three new
forums, adding d20 and LARPs to RPGnet and creating the brand-new
Xenagia forum for fantasy, science-fiction, and horror
||Trident Games Prepares New Online Game Using Skotos Engine
Skotos Tech, a producer of
online games, has licensed its innovative StoryBuilder Kit to Trident
Games, who will be producing a new prose roleplaying game with it
called Citadel: Lands of the Empty Sky ...
||Skotos Launches Ironclaw and Lazarus
Skotos Tech, a publisher
of online games, this week launched two new prose roleplaying games,
Ironclaw Online and The Lazarus Project. These games are available for
play as part of the extensive Skotos gaming channel. ...
||RPGnet Announces Expert Tuesdays
This month RPGnet kicks off a new feature called "Expert
Tuesdays". On the first four Tuesdays of every month, RPGnet is
running columns written by experts in various fields detailing how
their fields of expertise can apply to roleplaying games. ...
||RPGnet Adds Three New Columns
This July and August RPGnet added three new columns to its library of gaming articles: Aesclupius' Medical Musings, Shannon Appelcline's A Brief History of Game, and Christopher Gunning's The Next Level.
||Skotos Partners with GameTable Online
Skotos Tech has partnered
with GameTable Online to make five of GTO's online board, card, and
dice games available through the Skotos gaming channel. GTO games now
available at Skotos are Cosmic Wimpout, Igel Argern, Kill Doctor
Lucky, Nuclear War, and Reiner Knizia's Vampire.
||RPGnet Forums Go Live (Action)
Following shortly on the heels of its recent, successful launch of an
Actual Play forum, RPGnet has again extended its roleplaying
discussion area, this time by creating a new LARP forum at forum.rpg.net.
||RPGnet Forums Launch Actual Play
The RPGnet Forums this week expanded their content by creating a new
area for the discussion of "actual play". This new subforum provides a
place for players and gamemasters alike to detail their real-life
roleplaying campaigns. RPGnet's Actual Play subforum can be found at
||Skotos Publishes Two New Gaming Columns
long-time publisher of online gaming articles, this month added two
new columns to its regular rotation: Perspectives, by Sam Liu,
Lessons from the Live Team, by Sandra Powers. These and other
columns are all available at http://www.skotos.net/articles. ...
||RPGnet Enters the Blogosphere
After a year of
rolling out new software, RPGnet is now making all of its content
available through RSS feeds, a complete list of which can be found at:
||Skotos Releases H.P. Lovecraft Comic
Skotos Tech has released a new Cthulhu Mythos comic, Lovecraft
Country: Return to Arkham. This moody black and white piece, available
for free download at Skotos, is by Shannon
Appelcline and illustrated by Saffronrage Solutions.
||Lovecraft Country Online Goes Beta
Lovecraft Country: Arkham by Night, the online game of Cthulhoid horror, has been released in an open beta by Skotos Tech, and is now available for play at http://www.lovecraftcountry.com .
||Skotos Releases Castle Marrach Comic
Skotos Tech has released the first issue of their Castle Marrach comic, Awakenings. This fantasy comic written by Shannon Appelcline and illustrated by Bob Cram, Jr., is available for free viewing online or for download at ...
||Skotos Game Channel Adds Z-Opolis to their Lineup
Gamers looking for variety in online prose role-playing, graphical
role-playing, and strategy gaming, all for one single, affordable,
monthly subscription have already discovered Skotos. The one-stop game
channel destination for those where socializing, imaginative
story-telling by the players themselves, and the use of a little
brain-power are highest on the list of wants in the games they
||Lovecraft Country to Premiere at GenCon Indy 2004
Skotos Tech will release the public beta of Lovecraft Country: Arkham By Night at this year’s Gen Con celebration in Indianapolis, August 19-22, 2004. ...
||Skotos Articles Now Available via RSS
For three and a half years, Skotos Tech has offered the best
collection of game design articles online. Now, the newest articles,
most published on a biweekly basis, are available via RSS at http://www.skotos.net/articles/index.xml....
||Gang of Four 2.0 Now Available at Skotos
Gang of Four 2.0, the newest version of Days of Wonder's most
popular online strategy game, is now available as part of Skotos
Tech's online gaming channel....
||DroidArena Enters Third Generation
DroidArena, one of the eleven games available through the Skotos Online Gaming Channel, has released a dramatically updated version of its software with the opening of its newest season, this January....
||Fist of Dragonstones Joins Skotos
Fist of Dragonstones, a tabletop strategy game, has joined the Skotos Tech online gaming channel as its eleventh multiplayer offering. Here it joins a collection of roleplaying and strategy games, all available for one low monthly fee....
||Download Online Games Affiliates with Skotos
Download Online Games, an up-and-coming gaming portal, has signed on with Skotos as an affiliate portal. Through this partnership, Download Online Games members will have the opportunity to try out Skotos games....
||New Season of Droidarena Available at Skotos
Droidarena 2, the popular online strategy game, is now available for play as part of the Skotos Online Gaming Channel. In the future world of Droidarena, the pent-up aggressions of an entire people are spent upon the newest sanitized blood sport: robot fighting....
||Skotos Adds Queen's Necklace to Strategy Channel
Skotos Tech has added Queen's Necklace, a new tabletop strategy game, to its collection of multiplayer games. Queen's Necklace is the ninth game to join Skotos' online community, where a variety of strategy and roleplaying games are available for a single subscription price....
||Space Federation Joins Skotos Online Gaming Channel
Space Federation, an online science-fiction strategy game, has joined the Skotos Online Gaming Channel as an Associate Game. It is the eighth game to become a member of Skotos, a gaming community which provides access to many strategy and roleplaying games, all for a single subscription price....
||Dave Rickey Fires Up Engines of Creation
Dave Rickey, a well-known online game enthusiast & designer, today began publishing Engines of Creation, a new column on game design. This biweekly column is the newest entry in Skotos Tech's Online Gaming Library, which already includes almost 500 articles on online games, with 2-3 new ones being published every week....
||Skotos Tech Launches Partnership With Gamer.tv
Skotos Tech, creator and publisher of multiplayer games, has launched a partnership with Gamer.tv, leading producer of television and online computer games coverage. Through this relationship hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Gamer.tv online site will be given the opportunity to try out Skotos' entire channel of high-quality online games....
||Gang of Four Joins Skotos Tech as Associate Game
Gang of Four, an online game produced by Days of Wonder Inc., has joined Skotos Tech as an Associate Game. This marks the seventh game to become a member of Skotos, a gaming community which offers its players access to a multitude of online roleplaying and strategy games for a single subscription price....
||Pendragon Online Begins Development with Skotos Tech
Green Knight Publishing, producer of the traditional dice-and-paper King Arthur Pendragon roleplaying game and Pendragon Fiction series, has begun development on the Pendragon Online game. This new Internet-based roleplaying game, developed using the StoryBuilder Toolkit created by Skotos Tech, will allow for a rich, immersive storytelling-based roleplaying experience....
||Skotos Launches Associate Games with Meridian 59 and Underlight
Skotos today launched its Associate Games program. This program offers existing online games to the Skotos community. Meridian 59 and Underlight, two veteran Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPGs), are the first to join Skotos as Associate Games....
||Skotos Brings H.P. Lovecraft to the Internet
Skotos Tech, under license from Chaosium Inc., has begun intensive development of a new prose game centered on the works of horror writer, Howard Lovecraft. Lovecraft Country: Arkham by Night, a game of horror set in the early 1930s, is intended for release in early 2003....
Monsters Go Gold!
Skotos Tech Inc. and Worlds Apart Productions have officially released their newest game, Grendel's Revenge, after several months of beta testing. Now you can join the world of Uthgol as a regular player, taking the role of one of dozens of different races of monsters in the fight against the scourge of humanity....
Monsters Unleashed On Internet!
Skotos Tech Inc and Worlds Apart Productions release the public beta of Monsters! Monsters!: Grendel's Revenge to the Internet. Now you can play the role of any one of forty-five different races of monsters and free the land of Uthgol from its greatest plague: humans!....
Skotos Releases Strategic Hegemony Game
Players in Galactic Emperor: Hegemony take control of their destiny through a 2-D Java-based graphical interface. By careful allocation of resources, brilliant tactics, and a little luck any Overlord can assure himself of galactic domination....
||Monsters Take Center Stage At Skotos
Skotos Tech and Worlds Apart Productions, developers of innovative prose-based computer games, announced today that they are collaborating on the creation of a new multiplayer RPG title....
||Skotos Tech & RPGnet Release The Gables for Halloween
Skotos Tech has partnered with RPGnet, the premiere roleplaying community site on the Internet, to release its first Chat Theatre, The Gables, in a special Halloween night event....
||Worlds Apart's THE ETERNAL CITY joins the Skotos Community
Worlds Apart Productions and Skotos Tech are pleased to announce a partnership in which Skotos Tech will publish Worlds Apart's acclaimed text-based online virtual world game, The Eternal City (TEC)...
||Jessica Mulligan Bites the Hand at Skotos
For four years Jessica Mulligan has written "Biting the Hand", one of the most insightful and controversial columns available about online gaming. After a long run at Happy Puppy, the column has now been picked up for publication by Skotos Tech...
||Skotos Tech Crowns New Galactic Emperor
Skotos Tech's second game, Galactic Emperor: Succession, has now been released to the entire Internet for an unlimited beta. In this science-fiction game of intrigue, politics, and subterfuge the ultimate goal is to become the next Galactic Emperor...
||Skotos Tech & Sanguine Productions Collaborate on Ironclaw Game
Skotos Tech, publisher of multiplayer online interactive fiction games, and Sanguine Productions, producer of the Ironclaw roleplaying game, have announced that they will be working together to produce an Ironclaw-based Skotos game late in 2001.
||Brian Moriarty Joins Skotos Tech as Director of Game Development
Brian Moriarty, acclaimed computer game designer, has joined Skotos Tech as Director of Game Development. He will oversee the production of all future titles, beginning with the release of Skotos Stages in early 2001, and will also coordinate with external game authors.
||Skotos Tech Announces First Five External Game Developers
After careful consideration of over seventy proposals, Skotos Tech has announced its first five external game developers. They are: Jeff Crook, Gareth-Michael Skarka, Sam Witt, Daniel O'Huiginn, and Nikkisa Christian...
||Castle Marrach Opens its Doors to the Entire Internet
Castle Marrach, Skotos Tech's first multiplayer interactive fiction game, has opened up its beta test to the entire Internet. An earlier, limited beta test that began on September 21 has became an instant success. Players from all over the world can now try out Skotos' new online text-dominant game...
||Skotos Tech Premieres New Online Games at Gen Con Game Fair
Skotos Tech, a new online game company, introduced its initial game line for 2001 and 2002 at the 33rd annual Gen Con Game Fair held August 10-13 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the four-day convention nearly a thousand convention goers either signed up for Skotos' games or wrote proposals to create their own Skotos worlds...
||Skotos Tech Licenses Lovecraft Country
At last, the stars are right! Skotos Tech has licensed Chaosium's 'Lovecraft Country' supplements to create multiplayer online interactive fiction games. This partnership promises to bring together Skotos' innovative game technology and Chaosium's renowned Miskatonic Valley setting...
||Skotos Tech Licenses Og
You me go bang hairy cave thing. Hairy cave thing food. Big food. Monosyllabic vocabularies aren't just for Neanderthals any more. Skotos Tech has licensed 'Og', a humorous prehistoric roleplaying game of limited words, to create multiplayer interactive online fiction games. Soon, everyone will be able to struggle for survival before the dawn of history with the minor inconveniences of ignorance, miscommunication and misunderstanding...
||Skotos Tech Licenses Paranoia
Attention Citizen! The following is a message from the Computer. Skotos Tech has licensed Paranoia from its original authors Greg Costikyan, Eric Goldberg, and Dan Gelber and will soon begin creating multiplayer interactive online fiction games set in Alpha Complex. These games will be part of Skotos' online gaming and storytelling community...
||Golden Gate 1849 Game Announced
Skotos Tech today announced its second interactive fiction game, Golden Gate: 1849. Lisa Eichler, an amateur San Francisco historian and long-time designer and graphic artist, has been hired to develop this historical game...
||Alvatia Fantasy Game Begins Development
Skotos Tech, an online game company located in Berkeley, California, today announced the hire of its second game developer. Michael Blum will take the lead in creating Alvatia: Realms of Fantasy, Skotos Techs fantasy flagship game...
||Skotos Purchases DGD
Skotos Tech, an online game company located near the University of California at Berkeley, today announced that it had acquired a license to DGD, a powerful online game server. The licensing agreement was signed by Christopher Allen, President & CEO of Skotos Tech, and Michael S. Oswald, General Counsel to Acuity Corporation. "Ive had my eyes on DGD for a while," said Christopher Allen. "Its acquisition will provide Skotos Tech with a solid development base and will substantially reduce our time to market..."