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    Do you like card games? What about cute dragons like me? You should check out Havok & Hijinks!

  • About Us

    Epic Slant Press is a small publishing company based in North Carolina that currently focuses on books and games. Positivity is the driving force that guides each and every project that the company takes on. The team strongly believes that with a positive outlook anyone can achieve great things. Epic Slant Press strives to support small and local businesses, aid fellow entrepreneurs, and donate a portion of all profits to charities and good causes.

    Why Positivity?

    Think of a time when you went back to a store or restaurant and an employee there remembered your name. That simple act probably gave you warm feelings (and might help retain your business!). How about a day when all of your customers were angry or just apathetic, and then you had that one customer that was cheerful and grateful for your help? Positive encounters like these make lasting impressions and it is our mission to better serve the community by creating as many of them as possible.

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  • Havok & Hijinks Successful Tactics

    Havok and Hijinks Amber DragonRecently I posted my lessons learned article about the process of bringing Havok & Hijinks to market. I focused on what I felt we did wrong and the things I would never repeat. Now I want to turn around and focus on the things we did right and will absolutely do again on our next project.

    With any luck you’ll also find value here and will be able to apply some of the tactics we used to your project. If you have any questions be sure to let me know. I’m glad to answer what I can.

    Disclaimer:This article ONLY captures what I felt we did RIGHT. That may give the impression that I think we were amazing and can do no wrong. Obviously that isn’t true. Check out the linked “lessons learned” article for what we did wrong.
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    Havok & Hijinks Lessons Learned

    Havok and Hijinks Amber DragonI’m a big fan of transparency and educating. In my mind knowledge is not a resource to be hoarded. It should be shared with everyone so that others can hopefully learn and avoid similar mistakes. As such, I wanted to sit down and discuss everything I can think of about the process through which Havok & Hijinks became a reality. We’ve learned a lot and it will be far easier the next time around. It is also my hope that you can learn something from this.

    Disclaimer: This article ONLY captures what I felt we did WRONG. That may give the impression that this whole thing was a train wreck. It actually wasn’t. It is just easier to focus on the smaller column (things done wrong) than the larger one (things done right) first. I’ll do a “things we did right” column later.

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    Havok & Hijinks Is Now Shipping

    Havok and Hijinks Amber DragonIt has been a long time coming but I am pleased to announce that Epic Slant Press is now shipping its debut card game Havok & Hijinks.

    Havok & Hijinks enjoyed a successful Kickstarter in 2013 and has been in production since. Starting in June orders have been filled for the backers of that project. Now that those are arriving it is time for the game to move to general sales.

    Starting in August you’ll be able to purchase Havok & Hijinks from our distributor Game Salute. They are currently taking preorders.

    We’re also pleased to announce accessories for the game that will be available from both Epic Slant Press and our partners. Feel free to check them out!

    Thank you all for helping make our first game a big success!

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    Game On: ESP Edition 34: The Game On Reboot!


    Welcome to the first episode of Game On in 2014! After a short break, we are happy to announce that we are relaunching and rebooting the show with a totally new format, bringing you the latest news, straight from the week’s presses. Game On is your premiere destination for MMO news and discussion on the go, plus a regular dose of developer interviews! Adam is out this week, so join Chris and Liore as they ring in the new year and a new era of Game On.

    Follow the hosts on Twitter! Chris is @gamebynight, Adam is @FerrelES, and Jessica is @Liores.

    Chris’ Links: The Tourist @ MMORPG.comHooked GamersGame By Night;
    Adam’s Links: Epic Slant Press
    Jessica’s Links: Herding CatsCat Context Podcast

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