The Muck & Mire
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March 15, 2023 News
Escape from a vile Victorian prison!
"It's the escape game I've always wanted to make." — Mark Swanson As a young lad, I remember watching the movie, Escape from Alcatraz with my Dad. This Clint Eastwood classic captured my imagination and has haunted me into adulthood....
November 17, 2022 News
New worker placement game in development
"You can't rush a labor of love. And, this lumberjack game is no exception!" — Mark Swanson Ever since I posted some preview illustrations of my upcoming worker placement game, FIR on BoardGameGeek, i've been inundated with a singular question.......
April 12, 2023 Interview
What’s Odd Bird up to in 2023?
Hot Game Magnet talks to Odd Bird April 11, 2023 | Hot Game Magnet podcast hosted by Justin Crooks Feudum by Mark Swanson is one of my all-time favorite games, but after five expansions fans of the game are hungry...
March 18, 2023 Interview
Advertising for Game Developers
"You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" June 21, 2019 | Originally recorded on the Legal Moves Podcast hosted by Zachary Strebeck In this episode, I talk advertising with Mark Swanson, owner of Odd Bird Games,...
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