We have been working hard at Quicksilver over the past year on an internet gaming platform. Our development team, Team J, conceived the idea of a gaming platform that could be used to play various board games over network to connect multitudes of people who enjoy the same games. Our current focus is the euro board game scene and our flagship title is a card game that’s short and very easy to learn but fiendishly clever. Loco!, by Reiner Knizia, pits players against each other in a race to collect the most colored “chips” while striving to maintain the highest value for your chip colors while driving down the values of your opponents chip colors. In the end the winner is the player with the highest point value based the chips held in hand and the cards played on the table.
For more information on Loco! and game play basics, check out Board Game Geek’s description page for Loco! by Reiner Knizia. This should be helpful if you are unfamiliar with the game. The rules in PDF format are also a good place to start.
We are currently in open beta for the Nexus J platform. The client is available for both Mac and PC. All you need to do is download the client (see links below), register an account and you’re ready to play!
Enjoy great features on the Nexus J platform such as:
- Live Leaderboard Rankings! – Know how you rank against your friends. Can be filtered by specific game type or overall.
- Live Chat with other players! – Enjoy the convenience of live chat with others in game.
- Auto-Updating Client! – The Nexus J client takes all the guesswork out of updates. Simply launch your client and Nexus J will check if it is up to date and if needed will update itself!
There are always more improvements to come. Improvements are made constantly, and updates are provided frequently.
Nexus J runs on Windows and Macintosh computers as a standalone client application. Here are the download links:
We will have an internet wide Nexus J party this coming Wednesday (tomorrow), November 18 from 6pm to 8pm Pacific Time.
P.S. There is also a very popular top-rated game in the works that we can’t really talk about yet. However, it may be available soon. Check back often for updates.
Thanks for reading!