Polish Steam Pulp Fantasy

Illustration: Pawel Chrzanowski

Wolsung: Steam Pulp Fantasy is a roleplaying game of cinematic action set in the daring times of the Magical-Industrial Revolution. The setting is an alternative Earth in the fantastic 19th Century. The game is due in English from Studio 2 Publishing, planned late 2011 spring 2012.

Web: Steam Pulp Fantasy
Illustration: Pawel Chrzanowski

Article by Ole Peder Giæver

Update 28/12: Correction on planned release date.

Standing in line

Kolejka - The Queue

The Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) produces board games for historical education purposes. One of their games, The Queue (Kolejka), tells a story of everyday life in Poland at the tail-end of the communist era.

- At first glance, the task of the 2 to 5 players appears quite simple: they have to send out their family, which consists of 5 pawns, to various stores on the game board to buy all the items on their randomly drawn shopping list, says Katarzyna Hołopiak.

- The problem is, however, that the shelves in the five neighborhood shops are empty…

The IPN is the biggest archive in Poland. The basic tasks of the Institute include: gathering, assessing and disclosing of documentation created by state security agencies in the years 1939-1989.

Kolejka - The Queue - Box

Web: Institute of National Remembrance
Downloadable game: The Queue
Illustration: The Queue board game