Praise for Regency Solitaire

July 8th, 2015

Regency Solitaire has grabbed its fair share of media attention in the last couple of weeks. Some of the highlights:

Felicia’s a fan

Online entertainment pioneer, actress, and “queen of the geeks,” Felicia Day has been tweeting about her Regency Solitaire addiction:

Felicia, there's no shame in enjoying such a finely-crafted and delightful game as Regency Solitaire! ;-)

Indiegames.com

After a decade on the indie game scene, Grey Alien Games was finally honoured with a review on IndieGames.com
John Bridgman reviewed Regency Solitaire and said:

“If you like traditional solitaire games, this is probably going to be right up your alley. Also if you want a charming visual novel story, you’ll want to give this a look. The game is wonderfully endearing and I think a lot of people will be surprised if they give it a chance.”

You can read the full review here.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

RPS reviewers Pip and Adam had a long discussion about the merits of Regency Solitaire, and more generally about the ‘casual game’ genre.

I am so into Regency Solitaire that I spent lunchtime on that instead of Dota or Destiny. This is a BIG DEAL.

…I think the whole game is a superb example of how a decent design can be elevated by a strong theme.

Read more here.

Leigh Alexander – Boing Boing

This follows on from some other great reviews, including this one from Leigh Alexander on Boing Boing, who says:

Regency Solitaire’s additional gameplay elements always feel like pleasing twists on an old classic, and they make Regency Solitaire incredibly hard to put down

Giant Bomb video

Finally, if you’ve not already seen this gripping Giant Bomb video where “Alex gets mixed up in the dark and dangerous world of high society solitaire,” then do check it out:

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As developers it’s great fun to see how the audience responds to our game. The good news is that people love it.

We’re also trying hard to contain our excitement about our next game, which is in development now…watch this space for more news very soon.

If you’ve not already given Regency Solitaire a try, you can buy it direct from us for PC/Mac here, and it’s also available on Steam.

More Glowing Reviews:

“I love every minute, every second, every word of this game.”

Wardfire (youtuber)

“I am so in love with this little game, I find that no superlatives will do.”

Jenn Frank (The Frisky)

“Regency Solitaire, with its attention to detail in story, gameplay, and artistry, stands as an example of how a standard game can be reinvented with creativity”

Game Rant (4.5/5)

“Regency Solitaire is as beautiful, clean, and elegant as the time period it represents.”

jayisgames (4.2/5)

“It had me hooked from start to finish and is definitely one of the most addictive examples of the genre”

GameRamble (8.3/10)

“A wonderfully addicting, deceptively simple solitaire game. Get it!”

Nerdy But Flirty (A)

“Regency Solitaire is one of this year’s most surprising games.”

DefunctGames (B+):

“Regency Solitaire is a fantastic game in an underappreciated genre.”

Gamestyle (8/10)

“The game is wonderfully endearing and I think a lot of people will be surprised if they give it a chance.”

Indie Games

Regency Solitaire is a product of the GamesLab South West programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and led by Creative England.

Visiting the past

June 13th, 2015

The Grey Alien team (aka Jake and Helen) have been on tour around the South West of England taking in some of our favourite historical spots.

As well as staying in some lovely Georgian hotels in Bath and hanging out in the Pump Room in honour of our friends from Regency Solitaire, we also went out into the Cotswold countryside in search of Regency landmarks.

We rocked up at this amazing hunting lodge, part of the Duke of Beaufort’s historic estate in Gloucestershire. It’s not in any way obviously “open to the public,” but a kind lady opened the gates and told us she lives there – actually in the monument – and offered to show us around! Click the image below to see our photo from earlier this week, alongside the Regency Picnic scene from our game.

Of course we hadn’t expected this…what an amazing building. The hunting lodge, designed by William Kent, is known as the Worcester Lodge, and was built as a hunting pavilion for the Duke to entertain his guests who preferred to observe the hunt from a distance, from the salon on the second floor. Kent’s work on the facade of the grand house, and on the hunting lodge, was done in the 1740s.

From the window there is a very long view (several miles) to the massive grand residence at the end of the long grass gallops.

Since it’s so far away, here’s a closer look:

Not too shabby…

Finally here I am imagining I’ve been invited to a Regency picnic in the shade of the lodge…

Regency Solitaire is available direct from us for PC/Mac, and is also available on PC from Steam.

Regency Solitaire: debut on Steam

May 18th, 2015

We’re really excited that Regency Solitaire launched today on Steam for PC. It’s our first game on the Steam platform, so this is a new experience for Grey Alien Games.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun:

I think that Bella would also have been most gratified that her debut on Steam was also remarked upon by Society commentators at Rock, Paper, Shotgun. We can only hope that her reputation as a young lady of consequence continues to grow…

Achievements:

A number of our fans have been asking for the game on Steam, so that they can collect achievements. We enjoyed putting these together, and were pleased with how they turned out:


(click to enlarge)

Review Keys:
If you are press or a YouTuber/TwitchTV streamer and would like a review key, please request one here.




Regency Solitaire is a product of the GamesLab South West programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and led by Creative England.