Castalia House is a publisher of books, but we are also a developer of games. So that is why we are pleased to be able to announce that the Castalia House bookstore will also be carrying digital versions of various games we consider to be of high quality and potential interest to our readers in the new Games section. The first games we are offering here are published by Castalia House author Ken Burnside, who contributed “The Hot Equations: Thermodynamics and Military Science Fiction” to Riding the Red Horse. He is also Castalia’s newest blogger, where he’ll be focusing on various aspects of game development, from general analysis and history to in-depth design and mechanics.
The first three games available from Castalia House are Attack Vector: Tactical, the Origins Award winning game of hard science space combat, Squadron Strike, a comprehensive ship- and weapon-design system for space combat games, and Birds of Prey: Air Combat in the Jet Age, a revolutionary jet combat game. We also have received permission to make Marc Miller’s Fifth Frontier War available in EPUB format in combination with the VASSAL module created for it; it will be announced sometime next month when it is ready.