Did you see me post this before GenCon? Maybe you passed your Perception check and even noticed that I said you could find me with the rest of the Steamforged Games team.
YEAH, YOU READ THAT RIGHT. PLEASE WAVE HELLO TO YOUR SCREEN AND THEN SCREAM INCOHERENTLY.
As of August 1st, I am the newest member of the SFG Team and I could not be more thrilled!
I’ve freelanced with them on a few projects and GenCon marks my second convention working with them and it has all been a blast. Since starting, I’ve been meeting the various team members and getting the hang of how things flow for now, but I’ve already got my paws on a few projects.
You’ll find my name in several products as a designer, but I have come on board as an editor and I am looking forward to working on all the TTRPG lines and whatever else we can fit in. There’s so much to do and I can’t wait to get started so we can get some great games in all of your paws!
Who the heck is Steamforged Games?
Founded in 2014 after the successful launch of Guild Ball, Steamforged Games Ltd—headquartered in Manchester, UK—has seen remarkable growth within the industry. They currently have an impressive catalog which includes the following games:
- Adventures & Academia: First Class
- Animal Adventures™
- Animal Adventures™: The Faraway Sea
- Animal Adventures™: The Gullet Cove
- Dark Souls™: The Board Game
- Dark Souls™: The Card Game
- DARK SOULS™: The Roleplaying Game
- Devil May Cry™: The Bloody Palace
- Epic Encounters
- Epic Encounters: Local Legends
- Guild Ball™
- Horizon Zero Dawn™: The Board Game
- Monster Hunter World™: The Board Game
- Ni no Kuni™ II: The Board Game
- PAC-MAN™: The Card Game
- Peaky Blinders™: Faster than Truth
- Resident Evil™: The Board Game
- Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game
- Resident Evil™ 3: The Board Game
- Rivet Wars: Reloaded
- RuneScape Kingdoms: Shadow of Elvarg
They are passionate about delivering premium tabletop experiences and accessories, inspired by modern gaming philosophy and technology.
Additionally, Steamforged Games Ltd. plans on supporting other smaller, indie developers with their projects by providing consultancy, pipeline support, order fulfillment, and retail distribution. If you’re interested in working directly with them as a retailer, you can check out more info here.
“We all share the same passionate belief in outstanding customer service and gamers playing games in their local stores,” said Mat Hart, Co-founder of Steamforged Games Ltd. “Beyond this, every project developed teaches us new and exciting ways to make great games and miniatures. Steamforged Games Ltd. will really enable other indie developers to learn from us and each other as well as provide a rock-solid logistics platform for them to launch their games which will allow them to focus on the core of their game experience.”
How’s it going so far? Glad you asked.
You know you’re in the right spot when you absolutely adore your coworkers and feel like they respect and admire you in return. And my team? Well, they bought me kitsune minis, so you know, you could say they think I’m alright.
As I mentioned above, I’ve already worked with SFG as a freelancer so the transition is going pretty well and I can’t wait to see what the future brings since there are so many exciting projects coming down the pipeline.
I am also looking forward to seeing everyone at future conventions! I’ve got great proximity since I live in the Midwest US so it just makes sense to send me to shows, and for anyone who’s seen me work a show, you know that I will bring the right kind of energy and excitement.
Come check out the SFG booth wherever we attend, since there’s always something new to see—and now you can hear all about it, directly from me!