SpyParty is a spy game about human behavior, performance, perception, and deception. While most espionage games have you spend your time shooting stuff, blowing stuff up, and driving fast, SpyParty has you hide in plain sight, deceive your opponent, and detect subtle behavioral tells to achieve your objectives.
Unlike the suave and confident spies you might find in films or books, most spies in spy games are more like super powered commandos--more Rambo than James Bond. By contrast, SpyParty is a new and quite different game about the more interesting and deeper aspects of being a spy.
In 2015, I attended PAX West for the first time. I wrote a brief diary and a not at all brief essay about the experience. When I decided to return in 2016, I thought it’d be fun to make custom shirts for all the booth attendees. I settled on the admittedly minimalist design you see above, on the left, and they were well-received enough that it’s become a tradition. Continue reading →
A few random facts and possibilities picked up around the booth at PAX West 2017:
The next new art maps are Courtyard and Gallery.
The new maps will likely be held until the game goes on Steam Early Access, targeted for February.
Reika is working on both of the new maps, and is particularly excited about Gallery.
They’ve modeled cars for Gallery’s external environment.
A new art Balcony is still planned; Modern isn’t going to replace it. Instead, it’ll transform into a much larger map by opening up the indoor area, which John has basically already finished. The new map was referred to conversationally as “Moderne.”
I know what you’re probably asking: what is Bridge Cast? Is it an actual podcast about bridges? Is it an inside joke taken way, way too far? What do bridges have to do with SpyParty? The answer to all of these questions is “yes.”
Without further ado:
Drawnonward interviews warningtrack about bridges:
Drawnonward holds a roundtable discussion with lthummus, aforgottentune, and slappydavis:
The thrilling conclusion wherein warningtrack and cleetose debate bridges: