PT Games Today and Tomorrow

We have made significant strides in our efforts during 2020 to expand our audience and look forward to 2021 to take another step or three forward.

The introduction (or re-introduction) of to the PT Games lineup is allowing us to include Print-on-demand (POD) to our lineup. We have already brought a few items to the market in the Hockey Bones lineup, from cardsets to ARC cards and will be adding a steady diet of POD to the Hockey Bones roster.

Adding POD expands our audience to players that prefer already printed to PDF, and the quality of the product is first rate. Rounded corners, double-sided, high-gloss (think Magic or Bicycle playing cards) adds another dimension to the sports gamer experience.

Don’t get us wrong, the cards from our local printer have been first rate and in trying to limit cost we decided against the quality level of DTC. New Hockey Bones sets will still be sold through our “Pre-Release” sale in our webstore but if you miss that sale your only choice will be DTC.

We have lots of discussion in our forums on this and many subjects.

PTG Football work on a computer version has been underway for several months and progress is slow but steady. The first version won’t be a graphic masterpiece, its a text-sim. It won’t have moving graphics but it will play a good deep game of football. The computer game will not be a port from board to computer, no, the computer game will be much deeper, we are using data from over a dozen sources. Building an amazing game engine that can be modified for the time period. Decision making by the AI will be driven by data and have the ability to learn and adapt while playing.

We are hoping to have the game Windows, Mac and Linux compatible on release and reach a greater audience. Online and multiplayer are a priority and as we move forward look to our forums for more information.

The year of 2020 has meant many challenges for us personally and professionally. We hope 2021 brings us all a damn sight better year.

Keep an ear out for our podcast for the latest PT Games news, surprises and guests.

Best Laid Plans

Sometimes the best laid plans go awry. My hopes for a PhD from Trinity College Dublin have been put aside. I returned home on December 10th not feeling well and in a weakened state.

A few days later a visit to the family doctor and blood tests ( I have these all the time due to diabetes and past illness) brought a 10 pm call that my hemoglobin number was in the critical range.

The missus and I headed off to the ER and thoughts of dealing with anemia. Well, not so fast. I’m admitted and yes I have anemia brought on by a malignant tumor. Four long days later tumor removed, but the cancer still remains.

This has changed my life in many, many ways. I have enrolled back in school here to pursue my PhD albeit from a different school. To do this I need to get another Master’s degree. So, I’m off to classrooms and papers once again. Ugh! I dread sitting in classrooms again.

Looking for full-time work and working on the next PT Games projects are the order of the day, oh and a little video game playing. I can’t play C&D games without taking apart a game engine or fretting over results.

Keep an eye on the forums for the new projects from PT Games and thanks for the continuing support!