News and Press


Black Hole Council was successfully funded on Kickstarter, with over 200% funding! We're planning to deliver the game to Backers by August of 2018 at the latest.


Our new game, Black Hole Council, will be coming to Kickstarter on 1-2-2018! To gear up, we've started a planet-naming contest on the Orange Machine Games Facebook page. And here's a lovely press release.


Ryan over at Apt to Game did an unboxing and component review of Abandon Planet! It is super mellow and a really great video. Check it out if you're keen!


George Jaros of GJJ Games did an unboxing review of Abandon Planet over on his site that can be checked out. But only by people who are literate. So, if somehow you've been reading this but you aren't literate, I'm sorry you can't check out George's review. It's pretty cool.


Girls' Game Shelf reviewed Abandon Planet and it received an enthusiastic response, which is very exciting because it's Bobby's favorite board game review program. He loves that they do in-game cutaway confessionals like a reality show, and the videos are all pretty short, the rules explanations are all pretty good, and since each episode kind of has a dramatic arc, it pretty effectively draws you into the video. Check dat vid. 


Board Game Geek did extensive game coverage at GenCon, and part of that is an overview of Abandon Planet. If that doesn't immediately take you to Don's overview, it's on their Day 4 livestream. At 5:28:36. You can watch the other five hours plus of Day 4 coverage if you'd like. And then the other hours and other days. It's up to you. If that's your thing then go for it!


Married with Board Games ranked their top 5 social deduction games, and, wouldn't you know it, Don's work in that list. Check out the episode and their other episodes if you want. You do you.


Gin and Tonic films talked with Don on the first episode of their web film series "Getting On Board." You can also watch the other episodes if you're into that sort of thing.


Game Crafter's official podcast, (Game Crafter) had Don on for Episode 101 to explain Social Deduction games to them.


Here's an early review for Abandon Planet from Pub Meeple that found out that the game isn't about being nice.


Don talks with Dukes of Dice on Patreon Interviews 10 about stealing all the worst parts of Go-Fish in order to teach English in Korea.


Episode 41 of Your Table's On Fire finds Don talking about starting Orange Machine Games, doing game design, and yelling silly things during gameplay.


The fantastic designer and wonderful human Randy O'Connor had Don on Episode 18 of How Was Work?


Don played a round of Abandon Planet at BGGCon and recorded it, and you can watch it! You know, if you're into that sort of thing. You don't have to, but you can... is what I'm saying. I can only get you so far.


Here's an interview with Don in Meeple Town that explains his earlier introduction to game design, his path to Korea and independent game development, and why he loves getting people to lie.