ongoing development


Completing the Ritual

Posted by Cha

Cordial Minuet is a two-player game inspired by Texas Hold'em poker, but completely skill-based to avoid potential legal issues. The quick tutorial video explains the rules much better than I would.

Most of the coverage doesn't seem to know what to make of Cordial Minuet. Gambling and indie video games don't typically mix. People's reactions might stretch to "that's interesting" but more rarely to "I want to play".

Something Inhuman

Admittedly, if I didn't already know at least something about the game designer Cordial Minuet would be a dubious prospect. The introductory webpage has a deliberately dark, cluttered design featuring occult symbols and magic spells. It reads like mystical get-rich-quick propaganda. It's funny, I think, but that doesn't do much to lighten the mood.


Changing Games

Posted by Cha

I keep a spreadsheet of my unplayed games, so I know I have about 900 titles waiting in my backlog, not counting all the interesting free stuff I have bookmarked. Even if I cut out all the crap I don’t really intend to play (most of it, honestly) that’s still an awful lot of games, and even short things will usually take a while to get to. Games are not static, and can keep moving in the meantime.