First impressions: Terraforming Mars

*Cough* *cough*, I’m sick and past few days I’ve been watching a cat doing things, but here I am writing about how to terraform Mars! Terraforming Mars has been designed by Jacob Fryxelius, co-owner of Swedish game company FryxGames. It has already published other games, but honestly, I haven’t played them yet. Fun fact about […]

Game design workshop for beginners

A couple of months ago, when I was still in Finland, my friend, Piotr, asked me to conduct some workshops during WWW  – Wakacyjne Warsztaty Wielodsycyplinare (Summer Multidisciplinary Workshops). It’s a camp for gifted high school pupils where they learn stuff (and more stuff) about Math, Physics and programming, but WWW organizers also invite people […]

Are you in rush? Better stop before you hit the wall

If you are keeping tabs on what’s going on here, you might end up with a conclusion that I got rid of Haskell from my life and ended up playing games. Well, the truth is a little bit more complicated. Or maybe not – I’m just writing my thesis about people playing miniature wargames (those […]

Finnish game industry – the Finnish Board of Education study


The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) prepared a report about skills and competences necessary in game industry in the nearest future (10-15 years). I browsed through this research and I would like to share of my thoughts on it with you. I will be jumping from topic to topic showing you interesting stuff. But […]

The heroes you don’t know – review of “Sentinels of the Multiverse”


If you are just looking for simple comparison to “Legandary”, skip to the end of the post. Long time before I bought my own copy of “Sentinels of the Multiverse”, I’ve started playing this game with my friends who discovered it on Steam (I will explain that later!). It’s a card-driven board game with superheroes, […]

On scholarships for women in STEM and games

DISCLAIMER: I tried to chose recent resources which are not purely academic papers, but are based on them. I wanted to give you understandable sources which are not behind a paywall and are credible. Scholarships meant only for women pop up here now and then. Companies also offer free passes at the conferences. If take […]

Free passes and other thoughts – women in wargaming

Little Wars: a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys’ games and books. “Little Wars” is one of the first miniature wargames played usually with toy soldiers. As you can see, girls weren’t considered as a potential target […]