Hi, my name is Don Lloyd and I'm the
lead designer for Knight Works. We are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Knight Works team is a small but ornery and determined group of individuals.
Back in 2000 I started work on the board game Shadow Wars and slowly gained
the support from some of the gamers in my area. We eventually released
Shadow Wars back in 2001 as a self published game that was produced by
hand. The campaign setting for the board game was a project of mine for
roughly twenty years. It started out as a campaign for a role playing
game and then migrated into a simple shareware game that I released back
in 1993. The game setting even had a short prototype run for a collectible
card game but I couldnt fund the project back then. Through out each of
the different incarnations more of the history, setting and overall game
atmosphere has been developed.
A lot of time has passed since I worked on the
first edition of the Shadow Wars board game. Our group has all went through
a lot of changes. Friends have come and go, been married, started families
and went about our normal lives. I took a break from designing back in
2003 and got married and started a family as well. The pull to start getting
back into game design grabbed a hold of me in 2007 and the group was back
together to fire up the Legends of Syrrith design. We had some problems
with the overall flow of the game and mechanics and it was unfortunately
put on hold. The last thing any of us want to do is to rush a crappy game
out into the market. Our group takes pride in the designs and ideas that
we work on. I promised everyone that no game would ever be rushed out
the door like some other independent designers that I have meet with.
Our most recent game is set in the Wild West and
involves players taking on the role of mayors building out their territories
and gaining influence. The project has really been a steam roller and
everything is falling into place. We are shooting for this game to be
the first professionally printed game from Knight Works.