Monday, January 05, 2015


Vic Davis announced recently that he was leaving computer game development to move into board game development.

A couple of things here. First, even though Vic's games were never rewarded with huge sales, he was very, very highly respected as a designer/developer. RPS had an article today noting his move, and just the fact that they found it noteworthy speaks volumes about his reputation.

Vic developed his PC games in Adobe Director, which is kind of an unusual sidenote. Director had reached the point, though, where it wasn't really viable anymore, and learning an entirely new language is tremendously time-consuming. I think that's probably one of the reasons that board games, where he can focus more on design, are an appealing avenue for him. Plus his games definitely have a board game feel.

I've been fortunate enough to e-mail back and forth with Vic over the years, and it's always been a total pleasure. He is thoughtful and personable, and he loves the mechanics of games. Moving into board games seems like a very natural fit.

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