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Prismata — The Story of a Game That Shouldn’t Exist [Part 2]

[i]Continued from: http://n4g.com/user/blogpost/indiemonth/534724 [/i] [b]The Mos... Comments(3)
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At a Glance: Lunarch Studios

[b]Lunarch Studios[/b] is an independent studio formed in 2010 by MIT fellows who had a desi... Comments(2)
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An Interview with Elyot Grant

[i]Hello N4G! I am here today with Elyot, who will walk us through Prismata: a strategic and... Comments(3)
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Prismata — The Story of a Game That Shouldn’t Exist [Part 1]

[b]By Elyot Grant, Founder, Lunarch Studios[/b] Two years ago, I made an irreversible dec... Comments(3)

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