Ultima Ratio Regum 0.10 Update #7

January 22, 2023Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Welcome back, friends! This is probably now the final (or penultimate) update before release, which I am tentatively going to schedule for the first week of February. A slightly slower couple of weeks this time as there has been a lot of start of term work to get sorted (and my only family member is … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.10 Update #6

January 7, 2023Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Welcome back everyone! I think barring catastrophes this should release in around a fortnight, so this will either be the final update, or the penultimate update, before getting 0.10 out. I’m determined to stick to my schedule of putting out a new release every year – even if this is a relatively small release, albeit … Read More

Some Games I Played in 2022 and What I Thought Of Them

December 31, 2022Commentary, Game Design

Welcome to 2022’s edition of “Some Games I Played in [Year] and What I Thought Of Them”! This year I’ve played relatively few games compared to recent years, but that’s in part because the ones I have played have been unusually time-consuming; also in part because of Covid becoming more manageable and therefore being able to … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.10 Update #5

December 26, 2022Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Hello! Since the last update I’ve made some major progress on a large number of major optimizations and improvements to the code and speed of the game, and in also in the development of new features, for URR 0.10. So, let’s have a look: Field of view / map drawing optimizations The first place I … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.10 Update #3

November 29, 2022Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Welcome back everyone! Lots of new developments again, so let’s take a look: Buying supplies When you enter or leave cities you can now stock up on supplies. These take four forms – canteens, food, water, and equipment. Canteens, food ration bags and equipment have generated images while water is a slightly more abstract image. … Read More

Ultima Ratio Regum 0.10 Update #2

November 2, 2022Game Design, Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Welcome to the second URRpdate for the 0.10 release coming at the end of December! Quite a bit has been added in the last few weeks, so let’s get started: Banking To begin with, you are now able to deposit any amount of your money into the bank in a given civilization, which will then … Read More

Some Games I Played in 2021 and What I Thought Of Them

June 11, 2022Commentary

Welcome all to 2021’s (six months delayed) edition of “Some Games I Played in [Year] and What I Thought Of Them”! What a year it was. Much to my surprise (and I’m sure the surprise of everyone else) I released Ultima Ratio Regum 0.9 and I’m now actually beginning work on URR 0.10 (!) with … Read More

Getting Back To It

June 8, 2022Ultima Ratio Regum, Updates

Hi everyone – thank you so much for the messages of support both on the blog and by email / Twitter, I really do appreciate them. I am pleased to say that I┬áseem to be feeling stronger now, and I’m hoping to resume URR’ing in the coming month. I also have no more teaching now … Read More