Houston Game Dev

Evil Intent ! | October 5, 2012


A real gamer knows that games extend far beyond your handheld device, console, and computer.  I am talking specifically about board games.  By far, these are historically the most popular form of gaming by any stretch of the imagination.  That is not debatable.  Period.  Whether it was played for decades like the game Risk, played for centuries such as chess or played for millennia such as Go, board games are the undisputed champs in units sold and definitely number of games played.

Any game developer of worth is aware of this and fond of board games. So without a doubt we cover board games.  And we are absolutely thrilled to present to you local Houston Game Developers, Kraken Games.

Kraken Games brings across well polished professionalism that you rarely see in small game start-ups these days.  Their first title, Evil Intent, is based on the idea that the players are competing evil geniuses.  Right off the bat… SOLD.  As an avid Venture Bros. fan I just get it instantly.  It speaks to me in a split second.  For the average person consuming any amount of pop-American culture, from Disney cartoons to movies like the Avengers, the appeal is right up front.

Go to the Kickstarter.  Get on board.  Tweet and Post this to your Facebook friends.  After all, board games are about playing with others.

Also I would like to note… In an age where big shot video game developers are telling you what kind of game they would make if you support their Kickstarter, with little to no details, Kraken Games already seems to have their title well fleshed out from the looks of this video:

We look forward to future developments from Kraken Games and their Evil Intent title, as should you.


follow Kraken games on twitter @KrakenGamesInfo and of course on the facebook.





Posted in Kickstarters


  1. Wow. This is a brilliant idea. Looks very well executed too. The Cartoon that is in the Kickstarter of the evil robot guy is nicely done.

    Comment by Fernando Ortiz — October 5, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

  2. Hope they make it!

    Comment by Stephen Boyd — October 6, 2012 @ 6:29 am

  3. If I have a Kickstarter pitch for a game made in Houston? Will I get a story?

    Comment by Lucy Tabor — October 6, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    • Well it depends. Even if you have a prototype up and running the quality of the prototype and near completion would need to be on a level where we feel comfortable putting it forward as a game developed in Houston. While we wish to support everyone in every way we can, we would rather focus on completed products/teams than just a KS advertisement vehicle. Obviously this particular product met the criteria. Feel free to send email to us via Contact [AT] houstongamedev.org for whatever you think might be of interest to us.

      Comment by admin — October 8, 2012 @ 12:16 am

  4. I am glad that Houston GD is covering other games developed here besides just video games. I Usually play Carcassonne and Catan. Catan has an iPad version out. This game seems like it would make a great iPad game. Especially with the intro animation they have on their Kickstarter page and it looks like they are rendering their models in 3D so the sprites would be done!

    Comment by Jeff Freems — October 7, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    • I agree Jeff, and I know a few of the contributors to HGD love playing those too!

      Comment by admin — October 8, 2012 @ 12:17 am

  5. Hiya HGD!! This is very cool website!! Houston needed this!

    Comment by Henry — October 8, 2012 @ 12:51 am

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