Soon, you’ll be able to get a variety of games that range from modern to science fiction in my new OP4S [pronounced Opposing Force] line. So, what’s OP4S?
OP4S is a group of games whose design concept will be to take the disconnects that I believe currently exist between video games and tabletop games, and then marry the disparate elements that gamers enjoy about them both on the tabletop. All the while, I intend to embrace the tropes and idioms that I feel we all love from the shooter, tactics, and strategy genres.
So, what’s OP4S going to run on? The RTS game engine. The RTS game engine features 4 distinct elements, including the Overdrive mechanic, that I will discuss in more detail as the initial release draws near.
A crazy plan…
My plan is to release a product that is part pay-to-play beta and part pre-order. The model will work something like this:
1. Anyone who purchases the beta version will receive all electronic updates of that version for free. This includes the final product.
2. Players that purchase this version will be able to participate in a Yahoo development group and receive credits in the final rules as appropriate.
3. Everyone that purchases the electronic beta will receive a 50% discount coupon on the final print edition.
That’s the concept I have now. Any suggestions are welcome. I’m excited about the opportunity to have people who play my game, or just like the concept, join in the creative process.
OP4S has the support of over 10 miniature manufactures!
Who are they? An announcement is coming soon.
OP4S, the RTS game engine, and Overdrive are all trademarks of Brent Spivey.
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