Chris Brooks and Havoc: The Hundred Years War

I never cease to be amazed by all of the cool things my friends are doing. Chris Brooks, a former suite-mate from Washington University and a longtime friend, spends his days as CTO at Corillian Corporation (check out his executive bio). In his free time, however, he plays a lot of games. And when I say a lot, I mean a LOT of games. Now Chris has branched out from playing into designing, marketing, and selling games through a new company he started with some friends, Sunriver Games

So why am I posting about them? Well, they just released their first game, HAVOC: The Hundred Years War. By all accounts it sounds like they had a successful launch at Essen Spiel 2005, and the reviews I’ve read online have all been positive. So, if you’re looking for a new game to try out, consider picking up Havoc, available online at Funagain Games~product_id=015392.

I have to admit that I have not played it myself, but what better game than one designed by a gamer? For some more info, check out the following:

  • News article from the Sherwood Gazette (Chris’ local newspaper) about Havoc.
  • A look at the Economics of Havoc where Chris sheds some light on the economics of releasing your own game.