Review: Eador: Masters of the Broken World

[Originally posted on PopMatters] Eador: Masters of the Broken World is Snowbird Games’s HD remake of their 2009 fantasy strategy title, Eador: Genesis. The Masters remake benefits from a new coat of paint, but they’re otherwise the same game. Eador is a fantasy universe composed of several “shards” of land floating through space. The player takes on … Continue reading Review: Eador: Masters of the Broken World

To Explore or Conquer: Colonialism in Expeditions Conquistador

[Originally posted on PopMatters] When characters in Expeditions Conquistador talk about savages and slaves, they aren’t talking about monsters, androids, aliens, elves, mages, demi-humans, mutants or zombies like other games that approach colonial themes. Expeditions Conquistador is talking about actual people that were actually dehumanized, kidnapped, and forced to work themselves to death. And the game … Continue reading To Explore or Conquer: Colonialism in Expeditions Conquistador