Kickstarter announced Tuesday that it would elevate board game designer and publisher Jon Ritter-Roderick to be its new director of games. Ritter-Roderick has been with the company since 2020, serving as the senior outreach lead for tabletop. He’s best known for Dragonthe beautifully appointed strategy game. He’ll be joined by Nicole Amato, who will take on the role of games outreach lead in his place.

“Back in 2015 we ran our first game [on Kickstarter],” Ritter-Roderick said in an interview with Polygon. “I said, ‘What the hell, why not do this game thing and see what happens?’ And I made plenty of mistakes, advised people, and then slowly over the years my advice became better. And then a job opportunity happened on Kickstarter. It was the one place where I would probably accept a full time job, and I was like, this seems like the right fit. So

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Today, Warner Bros. Discovery and Rocksteady Studios have teamed up together to launch an inaugural Games Academy in the UK. This program is focused on giving under-represented and eager game creators insight into the games industry, and offering formal training to up-and-coming developmental talent.

If you need a reminder of Rocksteady Studios’ endeavors, catch this trailer for Batman: Arkham City from 2011.

The program is being launched in partnership with NextGen Skills Academy, who is ‘a leader in delivering skills-based vocational training for the creative industries.’ Its aim is to help participants to build their confidence and to equip them with up-to-date technical skills that’ll aid with their careers in games. Ergo: it’ll help make the UK a destination for video game development talent.

The program itself will run for 12 weeks, providing a hybrid training model that teaches participants about art, audio, quality assurance testing, and games design. Up

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Disney Lorcana is a new trading card game that teams up different Disney characters in a Magic: The Gathering-style battle, and it’s set to launch toward the end of 2023.

Along with being “rooted in the magic of Disney characters and storytelling”, the press release notes that this game is accessible for newcomers while still providing “thoughtful” gameplay where veterans of the best card games are concerned. Disney Lorcana will also feature “more original Disney artwork than any other single product ever created” according to the vice president of Disney product design.

Although nothing has been revealed about Lorcana’s mechanics just yet, the setup sounds more than a little reminiscent of MTG – especially with the inclusion of several elemental colors in the game’s logo. Taking place in a world called ‘the Great Illuminary’ where every Disney song and story is stored, players become sorcerers known as Illumineers that can

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A new Avatar: The Last Airbender console game called Quest for Balance is apparently in development, after various versions of it appeared on Amazon Japan listings.

As reported by Nintendo Everythinga Nintendo Switch version of the game has been listed on the website with a November 8 release date. Listings for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One versions can also be found, implying that Quest for Balance will be a console game released across most platforms.

The listings on Amazon Japan are for an imported English version, meaning the game will seem to be released with a North American audience in mind, and while storefront release dates are subject to change, November 8 is an unusually specific date for a placeholder.

Quest for Balance is apparently being published by Game Mill Entertainment, the company behind several Nickelodeon tie-in games such as Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and Nickelodeon Kart Racers.

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squid game season 2

Netflix has seen its fair share of ups and downs regarding the streaming wars still ongoing in American households. With the news that Disney+ has brought in more subscribers recently to its streaming platform, Netflix has been dethroned as the top tier of streaming providers. Disney’s great fortune is primarily due to its partnerships with Hulu, the Star Wars franchise, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For Netflix, the streamer has had to make do with its own brand of original content, and in 2021, it looked to its global audience to help further its reach by adopting new subscribers. One series, in particular, Squid Gamesbecame a hit for Netflix, and its upcoming season 2 may introduce fans to a whole new set of deadly games.

According to an interview series star O Yeong-su gave to Discussing Film, Squid Games season

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