Desert Child Released

Rev your hoverbikes! The highly anticipated hoverbike racing shooter, Desert Child, by Australian indie developer Oscar Brittain and publisher Akupara Games is now available!     In Desert Child you are broke, but talented, hoverbike racer who needs to find a way off Earth to get to Mars to compete in the Grand Prix, the […]

Card Type 101 – Party Favors

We have arrived at the last card type of the game! Though Party Favors are the last to be introduced, they are probably the easiest to understand. They are essentially your spell or trap cards of the game to give you advantages or deal disadvantages to the other Hosts.   When drawing from the main […]

Card Type 101 – VIP

Continuing our dive into the cards of this game, let’s take a look at the VIP Card. If you are just joining us on this card series, go back and read the Alien Card post (we’ll still be here when you get back)!   VIP Cards are all different challenges in the form of a […]

Card Type 101 – Aliens

Let’s delve deeper into the mechanics of the game by looking at the most abundant, and important, card type of the game – the Alien Cards! Aliens each have their own rules and customs that Hosts must follow in order to keep them at their party.   These cards are your points and will help […]

Welcome to the Galactic Bash

Hey party people (and aliens), thanks for all the support for Day 1 of our campaign!   We’ve updated the Print and Play with better-formatted cards, and some new art. Download it below, for free! Let us know in the comments what you think, and any feedback you have. Remember that the Print and Play […]

History of Whispering Willows

By Kyle Holmquist   Whispering Willows is very much a historical fiction, considering the story of Wortham Willows (the game’s antagonist) is actually set in the mid-late 1800s. We took a huge amount of inspiration from the story of John Bidwell, an affluent pioneer from that same era who was known for leading one of […]

Exploring Elena Elkhorn

By Kyle Holmquist   Elena Elkhorn, the young protagonist of Whispering Willows, is 13 years old and is one of the last remaining members of the Kwantako tribe, a fictitious Native American tribe we created for the game. She’s smart, playful, angsty, stubborn, and free-spirited. Elena’s a lot like other girls her age, but the […]

Why a Female Protagonist in Whispering Willows?

By Kyle Holmquist   For Whispering Willows, we decided to go with a female protagonist for a few different reasons. During the time we were conceptualizing the game, there was a lot of unrest in the games industry for more diverse character portrayals beyond the relatively standard white male protagonists, and that played largely into […]