While I may have poked some fun at noted fashion game designer David Sirlin in the last post, I actually have immense respect for the man. While I don’t think I can follow the “playing to win” attitude (I’ll write more about this in a later article), his book of that title is an extremely interesting read for any competitive gamer, and will probably teach you something about yourself. I’ve been following his game design and projects ever since I read it.
One such project is Yomi, a card game which somewhat mimics the choices made during a fighting game match. It was in beta for many years, some versions of which I tested out. It went in to final production late last year, and while I was extremely interested in purchasing it, two main things stopped me: insane shipping rates, and lack of people to play it against.

Well, turns out there’s something which avoids both those problems: a free dev version on the internet that you can play. I had a brief go at it last night, and while some of the rules have changed since last I played, it was just as good as I remember it. I reckon it’s worth checking out. Try it here Game is now out on steam for real! http://store.steampowered.com/app/287960/

There’s also an interesting post David Sirlin made about some statistics from several thousand games that were played: Yomi online rankings

I reckon people should check it out, it’s good fun.

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