#221: Sakura Arms


It’s a weird little thematic disconnect when you’re not sure who or what your avatar in-game is. Perhaps we have swallowed corporate personhood so fully that we can easily accept playing as a corporation but balk a little at an amorphous group of power brokers–or a faceless protagonist channeling two different tree spirits.

Games Played Last Week:
01:51 -The Great Wall (Kamil ‘Sanex’ Cieśla, Robert Plesowicz, & Łukasz Włodarczyk, Awaken Realms, 2021)
07:49 -Stars of Akarios (Brendan McCaskell & Jonathan Thwaites, OOMM, 2022)
11:46 -Messina 1347 (Raúl Fernández Aparicio & Vladimír Suchý, Delicious Games, 2021)
14:35 -So Clover! (François Romain, Repos Production, 2021)
16:40 -Rush Out! (Thomas Dupont, Sit Down!, 2021)
20:22 -Vengeance: Roll & Fight (Gordon Calleja, Noralie Lubbers, & Dávid Turczi, Mighty Boards, 2022)
24:07 -Project L (Michal Mikeš, Jan Soukal, & Adam Spanel, Boardcubator, 2020)
27:23 -Ark Worlds: MOBA Inspired Hero Engagements Game (Orion McClelland, Unpossible Game Labs, 2021)
31:42 -Reichbusters: Project Vril (Jake Thornton, Mythic Games, 2020)
33:20 -The Silver Bayonet (Joseph McCullough, Osprey Games, 2021)
38:08 -Barrage (Tommaso Battista & Simone Luciani, Cranio Creations, 2019)
38:50 -Regicide (Paul Abrahams, Luke Badger, & Andy Richdale, Badgers from Mars, 2020)
39:12 -Aquatica (Ivan Tuzovsky, Cosmodrome Games, 2019)

News (and why it doesn’t matter):
41:13 Grand Carnival expansion and Kittens Love Sushi on Kickstarter
42:10 Omicron Protocol: Critical Condition on Kickstarter
43:03 So far so good for Board Game Arena under Asmodee? T&E, Regicide, El Grande

44:55 Feature Game: Sakura Arms (BakaFire, Level 99 Games 2022)