Monday, June 3, 2013


Welcome to the Oreganik Dev Blog, home of a one-man game studio in Eugene, Oregon which, legally speaking, is Oreganik LLC. My name is Ted Brown, and I'm the janitor. Also: game designer and Unity programmer. I've been working on a game called Chess Heroes since my contract with Zynga expired at the end of May 2013.

What is Chess Heroes?
Glad you asked, internet friend! Chess Heroes is a turn-based strategy game that takes chess pieces off the kitchen table, and puts them on the battlefield. Journey through a colorful kingdom built out of paper, conquer a range of tactical scenarios, unlock special abilities for your troops, and learn magic spells that can completely break the game... in your favor! Of course, you'll need all the help you can get when mysterious forces are turning your own troops against you!

My goal with Chess Heroes is to achieve a lifelong dream: sustainable independent game development. I have a family to feed and a mortgage to pay, so this is a very dear dream indeed! Should it fail, I'll probably have to take a job in a different city, robbing us of the roots we've given up so much to grow here.

But enough of those dark clouds. Let's celebrate a summer of game development!

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