Inside The Mind Of ‘ZombieEye’

Kihon Games‘ Creative Director Dan Kopycienski (@ZombieEyeDK) takes Gamasutra readers on an insightful journey into creating an independent online game. The man did it before with “PoxNora,” which was so good, Sony Online Entertainment threw some dollars at it. Itching to get back into the collectible card game arena, Kopycienski has been hard at work on his version of PoxNora 2.0, “Conquest of Champions” (a game you can join in beta right now). Read all about it on Gamasutra.

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Scorn Blackheart commands you to play “Conquest of Champions”

If You Love “Magic: The Gathering”…


Multi-Platform Game From CCG Veterans Now Available In Beta For Mac, PC Gamers

December 10, 2013 – Tucson, AZ – Kihon Games ( are going back to their roots with their new online collectible card/tabletop tactical strategy game, “Conquest of Champions,” now in beta.

Players with a Mac or PC can join the beta of “Conquest of Champions” by backing the crowdfunding campaign at “Conquest” was created by veteran game developers who have a passion for the collectible card game (CCG) genre, having worked together on the popular CCG “PoxNora” when Sony Online Entertainment acquired it.

“Conquest of Champions” combines deck building, crafting and card leveling with the best of competitive turn-based tactical strategy. Players must strategically build their deck and defeat their opponent by summoning fully animated creatures, casting devastating spells and launching weapons in battlegrounds reminiscent of tabletop miniature warfare. Players can alternate turns in real-time matches or leisurely in the asynchronous mode.

“We learned many things developing ‘PoxNora.’ Now as the Kihon team, we’re eager to incorporate those lessons into this new experience. We’ve created a game that will entertain our dedicated, enthusiastic fanbase,” said Dan Kopycienski, Creative Director, Kihon Games. “We listened to what collectible card and tactical strategy gamers want and we’re excited to deliver the best of both to them with ‘Conquest of Champions.’”

The beta currently features several multiplayer head-to-head modes as well as single player campaigns. The free-to-play game will be expanded to iOS and Android to be one of the first truly cross-platform CCG and tactical strategy mashups. Future expansions are already in development and will include additional campaigns, new cards, expansion content, tournaments and guilds. “Conquest” will launch with 3 Factions, 6 Heroes, a multitude of map layouts and more than 130 cards to collect and customize.

Previously, Kihon made their company debut in 2011 with an iOS game based on the smash YouTube videoBaby Monkey (Going Backwards on a Pig).” Kihon followed “Baby Monkey” with “SketchPhrase” and “Dojo Danger,” all available on the iTunes Store.



Livin’ Outside the Box With Drift Innovation

When it comes to wearable POV cameras, GoPro has dominated the category with a force that even Apple would be envious of. Thanks to GoPro, the popularity of these types of cameras have only increased, opening the marketplace to (better) alternatives. Enter Drift Innovation.

In 2009, Drift had the right idea – that there needed to be more options for consumers, and the cameras needed to be intuitive. Drift wanted to simplify action cameras and make them as easy to use as a regular ole point-and-shoot. They wanted to make it so easy for someone to just buy an action camera that they could start shooting right out of the box and not have to figure out what does what or buy additional accessories. Drift released their first camera that year, and in 2012, released their flagship camera, the HD Ghost.

The HD Ghost was an immediate success and Drift began to be uttered in the same sentence as GoPro. Utilizing R&D from both their sponsored athletes and HD Ghost users, Drift set out to enhance the HD Ghost with the new Ghost-S.

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The Ghost-S is Drift’s most powerful – yet easiest to use – camera to date. With impressive specs that rival GoPro, the Ghost-S also features the longest battery life on the market (3.5 hours), the ability to shoot 1080p @60fps  and accessories that most other companies sell as add-ons. It’s the perfect combination of power with simplicity.

The Ghost-S is available now at and at retail outlets worldwide.

Check out the awesome teaser video from Drift and read the early reviews from Engadget, Men’s Journal, CNET and CultOfMac.