Originally published at: http://statelyplay.com/2018/05/23/what-does-playdek-have-up-their-sleeve/
Not a lot of time today, so I'm going to just touch on a little nibble that I found last week but haven't been able to coerce a certain forum member into divulging any details. Yet. It all stems from a tiny little blurb in last month's GMT Games newsletter.
The blurb in question is in the Digital News section of the newsletter and contains one cryptic paragraph:
Sighted at this April's GMT Weekend at the Warehouse: Team members from Playdek, the programming wizards who brought us that marvelous digital version of Twilight Struggle. What does this mean? The world wonders.... One passerby did note that he heard the Playdek folks describe the Chinese dinner they shared with Gene and Volko as "divine!"
When pressed what this might allude to our in-house Playdek representative, Strangiato, told me that they simply found some really good Chinese food.
Now, an intelligent man might believe such a story, but I'm definitely not one of those and I can smell a scoop. Problem is, nobody's talking. I've been browsing through the GMT catalog to see if there are any games involving China and/or religion (why else the quotes around "divine"?) and have come up empty (unless it's Here I Stand, but I don't think any of us are that lucky). This is where you come in. Do we have any idea what game this might be hinting at as Playdek's next foray into GMT goodness? Anyone? Please someone say yes.
If not, I'm going to have to drive to San Diego and keep an eye on the Playdek guys personally until they spill the beans. Seeing as I'm still in Germany, another trip isn't in the budget, so that plan is out the window. Let's work together and either bug Strangiato until he talks or figure this out on our own. I'm okay with either, really.