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Saturday - October 25, 2014

Legend of Grimrock 2 - New Game Review

by Couchpotato, 05:26

Hardcore Games Al Jackson notified me of another review on his site for Legend of Grimrock 2, and the game was given a final score of 92/100.

Here is a small sample why.

Packed with puzzles and secrets and sporting a smart and enjoyable combat system, this is more than just a worthy sequel to the first Legend of Grimrock. It’s a beautiful game that measures up to its spiritual predecessor, Dungeon Master, and a master class in how to make RPGs.

Information about

Legend of Grimrock 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Witcher 3 - Opening Cinematic Released

by Couchpotato, 05:20

As promised from CVG here is the Opening Cinematic for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Here's the EXCLUSIVE full opening cinematic of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, shown at the Golden Joystick Awards 2014.

The Golden Joystick Awards was the first place in the world to see this trailer. And, if you missed the awards, don't forget that you can catch up on the full event by going here:

http://www.twitch.tv/goldenjoystickaw...

The Witcher 3 was one of several big video reveals on the day, so it's worth tuning in for that alone. You can also see all the big winners in the world's oldest gaming award ceremony, awarding the best home computer and video games of the year, as voted for by the general public.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an upcoming action RPG set in a lavish, open world environment - an open world, in fact, bigger than any other in modern RPG history.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is developed by CD Projekt RED and is due for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac on 24 February 2015.

Information about

Witcher 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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The CRPG Book Project - New Audio Interview

by Couchpotato, 05:17

Felipe Pepe sent out news that he was interviewed on site called General Protection Fault to talk about his CRPG Book Project in a new audio interview.

Felipe Pepe has spent a lifetime in Brazil gaming and is interested in giving it all back to past and future gamers through his crowdsourced book, The CRPG Book Project.

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The CRPG Book Project

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Bedlam - $155,000 Stretch Goal Made

by Couchpotato, 05:12

Skyshine Games announces Bedlam is in the final hours of it's kickstarter campaign, and has managed to make yet another stretch goal in two days.

5,000 BEDLAM BACKERS and the $155,000 Stretch Goal!!! WOO!

Like the Kool-Aid Man smashing through a brick wall, we have destroyed another Stretch Goal! OH YEAH! I know we say this a lot, but Thanks again to all our BEDLAM BACKERS!!!

BEDLAM now includes the A.I. Dozer, Crew, Weapons and Upgrades!!

The mysterious A.I. Dozer RUBICON and its crew are waiting for YOU somewhere out in the world of Bedlam. Chatter over the nanowire claims this colossal machine has been “patrolling” Bedlam for centuries, commencing its script of endless extermination protocols. With no surviving witnesses, these could all just be tales to scare the little ones at night. Or it could be a very REAL nightmare menace, deserving of all the dread these stories have caused!

Information about

Bedlam

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Post-apoc
Genre: Roguelike
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Shroud of the Avatar - Release 11 Instructions

by Couchpotato, 05:09

Portalarium has posted the Release 11 Instructions on the Shroud of the Avatar website.

We are moving full steam ahead (oh yes, I went there) towards our Steam Early Access launch on November 24. We were nervous at first about moving to Steam, but are feeling great now based on the overwhelmingly positive and speedy results of our Steam Greenlight campaign, and the incredible support Steam has been giving us. With that said, we need this launch to be super smooth. So we need your help in R11 to play the game through Steam if you are willing. As a reminder Steam is optional for playing Shroud. You can still play without using Steam.

We have lots of new content for you to play with (over a hundred!), and some major changes, including the addition of advancement (finally a sense of progress through gameplay), modifications to combat systems (movement penalties, sprinting, encumbrance, durability, etc.), crafting (cooking, repair, alchemy), and a major change to how wilderness scenes work on the Overworld map (see below for more details).

Information about

Shroud of the Avatar

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Lords of the Fallen - Another Live Q&A Stream

by Couchpotato, 05:06

CI Games hosted another live Q&A Twitch Stream with the development team. As usual we missed the live event, but don't worry as they posted a recording of the show.

Guys, we love answering all your questions. We really do. Even if we are answering them for a hundredth time. Still, with so many of you here, it is humanely impossible to answer every single one.

Remember to check out our FAQ thread on Fextralife forums before you ask your question. This way we have a chance to answer the other questions!

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Lords of the Fallen

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Wasteland 2 - New Tumblr Updates

by Couchpotato, 04:01

Brian Fargo released two short tweets that he re-posted on the games Tumblr page this week. The first one talks about the games Collector Box version.

Great that backers are getting their boxes…. Sad that I haven’t got mine yet. And The CE editions will ship next month…finally.

The second post was an update on the games next patch.

Looks promising that our next patch will allow the re-play of Wasteland 2 with the same set of characters you finished with.

Information about

Wasteland 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Starpoint Gemini 2 - Post-Mortem Update

by Couchpotato, 03:55

Mario Mihokovic the CEO of Little Green Men Game posted a new Post-Mortem update on gamasutra about the development , and Steam Early Access for Starpoint Gemini 2.

Our Early Access development story started about a year ago. In September 2013, Starpoint Gemini 2 was already advanced in development by quite a few steps… At that time Early Access was rather new with very few games in the program. When we were offered to jump into it we were scared to death of the very idea. It did sound interesting though, like a modified Kickstarter campaign, but... as we saw in following months, Early Access turned out to be a completely different experience than we could have ever imagined.

It gave the development of Starpoint Gemini 2 a whole new meaning and with it a bigger level of involvement with and from our community. That said, we have to say that Early Access surprised us in a very positive way! The last 12 months were the most intense and craziest in our history as a team and has shaped Starpoint Gemini 2 into what it is today. If you are ready to jump into this "mad" experience, we certainly recommend it. We'd like to share some prominent experiences from our Early Access time...

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Starpoint Gemini 2

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-fi
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Age of Wonders 3 - Development Updates

by Couchpotato, 03:50

Well since my  last post about Age of Wonders III Triumph Studios has released two more updates on the games website. The first update is about Cities of the Dead.

Here is the next update on the Necromancer Class Design, thanks everybody for the feedback. Here is some of our progress that hopefully answers some of your questions and may be it incorporates some feedback here and there. There are many aspects to this class, but we’ll start at the root which are the mechanics for Undead towns and transformed undead races.

The second update is about is a followup to the one above about Necromancer Units.

Today we take a look at the conceptual designs for first Necromancer Units.  As we posted in our last dev journal, the Necromancer can turn many types of living units into Ghoul variants using the Great Transformation spell, but of course, the Necromancer comes with its own unique unit roster.  Today we’re going to take a look at the first lower tier Necromancer units.

Information about

Age of Wonders 3

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Xenonauts - Review @ GameBanshee

by Couchpotato, 03:44

GameBanshee's Steven Carter is back with a new review this time for Xenonauts.

Overall, I think Xenonauts gets enough things right to be worthwhile.  It isn't as slick as the recent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but it has some old school charm, and it's about as close as you can come to playing X-Com: UFO Defense with a modern interface.  Plus, no sooner had I finished playing than I saw that Goldhawk Interactive was close to releasing their final patch for the game, which looks as though it will fix many of the things I didn't like about it (such as the wonky line-of-sight system).  So if you like tactical strategy games in general and X-Com games in particular, then Xenonauts is a reasonable purchase at its $25 price tag.

Information about

Xenonauts

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Path of Exile - Patch 1.2.4 Deployed

by Couchpotato, 03:41

Grinding Gear Games posted news on the Path of Exile forums that path 1.2.4 is now available for download. Here is the short post with the news.

Content Update 1.2.4 has been released. It includes the schedule and prizes for Race Season Nine, which you can check out here. The update also contains two new microtransaction skins and eight hideout decorations that you can view here.

Information about

Path of Exile

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Neo Scavenger - Update v0.9942 Released

by Couchpotato, 03:36

Blue Bottle Games has released a new build for Neo Scavenger. I know the developer posts a bunch of updates every week, but this one is about end game content.

That's right you can now finish the games campaign. Here the list of changes,

The major changes to watch out for include:

  • It is now possible to finish the plot, and see an ending.
  • New side missions.
  • New items.
  • New faction.
  • New "Enervated" flaw.
  • DMC Guard balancing.
  • Hidden Lake balancing.
  • Scavenging rebalancing.
  • New sound effects.
  • Melonhead rebalancing.

If there are any issues with the new build, let me know on the forums!

Information about

Neo Scavenger

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-apoc
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Friday - October 24, 2014

ThinkProgress - Felicia Day Targeted

by Aubrielle, 11:03

Actress Felicia Day announced her fears about GamerGate and safety issues for women gamers, and had her private details released online afterwards.

“I have been terrified of inviting a deluge of abusive and condescending tweets into my timeline. I did one simple @ reply to one of the main victims several weeks back, and got a flood of things I simply couldn’t stand to read directed at me. I had to log offline for a few days until it went away. I have tried to re-tweet a few of the articles I’ve seen dissecting the issue in support, but personally I am terrified to be doxxed (having personal information such as an address, email or real name released online) for even typing the words ‘Gamer Gate.’”

In fact, Day was reportedly doxxed within an hour of writing her post on GamerGate. The immediate doxxing of female GamerGate critics, including Day, has been pointed to as an example of the sexism of the movement. Former NFL player Chris Kluwe, who wrote his own post calling GamerGaters “basement-dwelling, cheetos-huffing, poopsock-sniffing douchepistols,” said Day was only targeted because of her gender.

“None of you fucking #gamergate tools tried to dox me, even after I tore you a new one. I’m not even a tough target…Instead, you go after a woman who wrote why your movement concerns her,” Kluwe said on Twitter.

More information.

Source: ThinkProgress

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Live Stream

by Couchpotato, 05:37

Warhorse Studios released a new live stream video for Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

I also found a bunch of new videos with footage from the Alpha version.

Information about

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Dragon Age: Inquisition - News Roundup

by Couchpotato, 05:33

I found some more news this week for Dragon Age: Inquisition. So to get started here is a new preview from EGMR about the game being better than Destiny.

Dragon Age: Inquisition could well be BioWare’s apology letter for the failings of Dragon Age II and even Mass Effect 3; it looks like a strong and solid offering thus far and is honestly the only (read: the only) game that I’ve looked forward to this year. The only one. That might be because I’m a fan of BioWare games but surely there’s reason for that given how much I get accused of being tough on everything else… right? Maybe they’re a great series of games or something? Time will tell and very soon we’ll see if Inquisition stands up to the test.

Next GameranX has a new character creation miniguide from Bioware.

Bioware has shared a new Dragon Age 3: Inquisition character creation chart. It describes what you get from choosing a particular race and class.

And if you live in the US the ESRB has rated the game M-rated.

Rating Summary: This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a warrior battling evil forces in different dimensions. Characters use swords, axes, hammers, and magic attacks to kill fantastical creatures (e.g., demons, monsters, dwarfs) and humans in melee-style combat. Cutscenes sometimes depict characters impaled or getting their throats slit. Violent sequences are often highlighted by cries of pain, gurgling/gushing sounds, and large blood-splatter effects; blood remains on the ground in several environments. The game includes some sexual material: a female character briefly depicted in front of a man's torso (fellatio is implied); characters depicted topless or with exposed buttocks while lying in bed or after sex; some dialogue referencing sex/sexuality (e.g., “'I will bring myself sexual pleasure later, while thinking about this with great respect'” and “The way your t*ts bounce when I pin your arms and take you on the side of the bed…”). The words “f**k,” “sh*t,” and “a*shole” appear in dialogue.

Information about

Dragon Age: Inquisition

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Witcher 3 - Golden Joystick Awards Teaser

by Couchpotato, 05:26

CVG released a short teaser trailer of the of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt opening cinematic.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Teaser Golden Joystick Awards 2014

Here's an EXCLUSIVE teaser video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt opening cinematic. The opening will be premiered IN FULL at the Golden Joystick Awards on Friday 24 October.

This will be the first place in the world to see it, and you can join in via the Golden Joysticks Twitch live stream, which starts at 15.40 BST, 10:40 EDT.

Watch the awards livestream here!
http://www.twitch.tv/goldenjoystickaw...

The Witcher 3 is one of several big video reveals on the day, so it's worth tuning in for that alone. You'll also get to see all the big winners in the world's oldest gaming award ceremony, awarding the best home computer and video games of the year, as voted for by the general public.

Information about

Witcher 3

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Everstar - The World of Everstar

by Couchpotato, 05:23

Psycho Sorted posted the second update for Everstar with more information on the gam world. Funding is still going slow, but still has time to pick up.

Everstar is set in a unique fantasy world where monsters are rumored to stalk the nights while nations clash with steel and thunder and the fate of the known world depends on a few students and their teachers.

Most of our game happens in the Morningstar Academus, a school where students learn how to do battle with weapons mundane and magical.

The school’s royal charter is to educate the best and the brightest to a new standard of military-oriented excellence. Children from families of means low and high are recruited based on academic or physical potential and trained by the finest scholars and military minds in the nation. One major difference between the Academus and other schools in that it allows children to pursue the martial studies according to their interests.

The pinnacle of all this training is the Sparcross Games, the most celebrated events of the school. These games are sports events where student teams battle each other, competing to win the Tourney Cup.

Information about

Everstar

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Unity - Interview @ GamesIndustry.biz

by Couchpotato, 05:19

GamesIndustry.biz posted a new interview with Unity's EX-CEO Helgason about his history of making the game engine, and the joining of John Riccitiello as the new CEO.

In the press, we call this "a megaton." The sort of story that breaks just a handful of times a year, one that grabs the attention and prompts immediate discussion.

Over the past decade, Unity Technologies has grown from a Danish startup with the high-minded goal of democratising development, to one of the most influential companies in the ever-changing landscape of the games industry. Through it all, David Helgason has been the company's public face, and while he might continue serve that purpose, he won't continue to be its CEO.

That responsibility now rests on the shoulders of John Riccitiello, someone best known for his time at the head of EA, the kind of monolithic company that Unity was founded to oppose. In this interview, Helgason talks about why Riccitiello is the best possible fit for the role, and offers some reassurance that his own time at Unity is far from over.

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Unity

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Graywalkers - Rewards & Renders

by Couchpotato, 05:13

Dreamlords Digital's posted the fourteenth update for Graywalkers: Purgatory with information about new game rewards, and shares a few new game renders.

3D Model Render

Everybody knows that the game is still in pre-alpha. Luckily, many have loved the demo with regards to gameplay. With regards to the graphics, some people like it already, and some feel there is still room to improve. We've said that the characters in the game will be changed and to give an idea to what level of quality that change will be, we would like to share a render image of the 3d model for Father Ruben. The sample below is still a work in progress as many of the details are not yet final: such as weapons, accessories and texture finishes. However, we believe you guys will be happy with what we have in store. 

We're very confident that what you see now will even be further improved when we move forward with the development after the Kickstarter. 

REWARDS

We also have some rewards-related changes to further entice everybody to pledge more. As you can see on our page, we have a lot of Add-ons (both digital and physical). Unfortunately, not too many people have been availing themselves of them. We're thinking that price might be an issue so we've decided to lower the price on those we can afford to lower, just to make them more affordable. We have also included new Add-ons that people have been requesting, particularly the In-Game Starter Packs. We now have a price for them as well.

With regards to delivery of Rewards, most of those that are not dependent on the final finished game to fulfill might be delivered as early as within the 1st quarter of 2015. We're targeting to have those rewards available by GDC 2015 (ex. t-shirts, jackets, bags, etc)

Information about

Graywalkers

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-apoc
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Shadowrun: Dragonfall - New Patch Released

by Couchpotato, 05:10

Harebrained Schemes announces that a new patch for Shadowrun: Dragonfall: Director's Cut is now available for download. Here are some the changes from the post.

Release Notes 2.0.6

If you are experiencing a campaign-related issue, you may also need to restart your current scene (select "Restart Level" from the PDA) or rewind (select "Rewind" from the PDA save screen, then select a previous level) to before you encountered the issue in order to resolve the issue.

New Features, Improvements

  • General UI improvements.
  • Minor AI improvements.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved issue that caused Ability Tray arrows to be shown when incorrect number of items are available for use.
  • Resolved issue that caused actor gore to spawn when actor was killed via trigger.
  • Resolved issue that caused actors to lose the flushed from cover debuff.
  • Resolved issue that caused Armor effects to be applied in Matrix combat.
  • Resolved issue that caused blood splatter to apply on walls when attacks were blocked by armor.
  • Resolved issue that caused Broken Free Spirits to lock up the game.
  • Resolved issue that caused clear all and confirm all options to not work as intended for team advancement UI.
  • Resolved issue that caused Essence Buffer to not be used under certain conditions.
  • Resolved issue that caused Female Trolls to not have a sprint animation.
  • Resolved issue that caused Gargoyles to play incorrect animation after saving and loading.
  • Resolved issue that caused healthbars to flicker when taking damage.
  • Resolved issue that caused IC Healthbars from updating correctly.
  • Resolved issue that caused icons and waypoints to show on top of the Hiring screen.
  • Resolved issue that caused idols to not be removed when Charisma was removed.
  • Resolved issue that caused incorrect UI scaling in main menu.
  • Resolved issue that caused multiple interactions to stack on an actor.
  • Resolved issue that caused old saves to fail to load if they contained propdefs that no longer exist in the latest scene.
  • Resolved issue that caused Overwatch to not be saved in the Matrix.
  • Resolved issue that caused Players to gain Idol with incorrect stats.
  • Resolved issue that caused snow VFX to draw under props in certain circumstances.
  • Resolved issue that prevented Mindwipe, Confusion, and Blindness spells from effecting new AI.
  • Resolved issue that prevented number 4 from selecting third equipped weapon.
  • Resolved issue that prevented Overwatch from being used on touch and double click input settings.
  • Resolved issue with new AI being set to non-hostile team.
  • Fixed BHM causing spaghetti monster.

Information about

Shadowrun: Dragonfall

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Wasteland 2 - Review @ Hardcore Games

by Couchpotato, 05:06

Hardcore Games Al Jackson played Wasteland 2, and posted a new review sharing his thoughts on the game. He gave the game a final score of 96/100.

Some have suggested that Wasteland 2 is a game for another era. And the jury is still out I think on whether or not the hardcore PC game revival sparked by Kickstarter will meet with meaningful success. The big hope, of course, is that a large pool of mainstream players will respond positively to WL2 and the handful of other like-minded new and upcoming releases, so that maybe in the next few years we’ll see hosts of new games that are as deep, complex and satisfying as Wasteland 2. That would be something because this a great video game across the board. By creating a comprehensively interactive gameworld, a compelling tactical combat system, as well as a narrative that not only engages via solid storytelling, but also by making player agency a driving force in its narrative, InXile has created what is one of the finest and most engaging RPGs of this year, or any other for that matter.

Information about

Wasteland 2

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-apoc
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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The Mandate - Post-Funding Update #43

by Couchpotato, 05:01

The next post-funding update for The Mandate has more information from Perihelion Interactive about character progression, skills and traits.

The previous update outlined a schedule for the next few updates and today would have been about space combat (update #43). However, we decided to wait a bit with that update and instead dig a bit deeper into the boarding operations. Update #44 which will talk about progress/schedule is on track for the second half of November and the space combat update may arrive either before or after that one.

For this update we will start by talking about character progression, skills and traits. Next we will cover veterancy and how this is important and affects the performance of your marines and pilots in particular. As part of this we will also revisit the battle drills and formations.

Information about

The Mandate

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-fi
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Pier Solar - Review @ Snackbar Games

by Couchpotato, 04:57

Snackbar Games has the second review that I have found this month for Pier Solar, and they award the game with final score of 3/5.

Pier Solar and the Great Architects is a fun title that serves its purpose well, taking the player back in time to a time when RPGs were king. Whether or not this journey is worth taking depends a lot on how much time and patience you have. The core of the game is brilliant, but unfortunately this core is wrapped with a layer of tedium and frustration that is almost inexcusable from a modern standpoint.

Information about

Pier Solar

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Icewind Dale: EE - Survival Videos

by Couchpotato, 04:53

Gamebanshee posted two new trailers from voice actor Mark Meer.

"Survival Rules: Get Buffed"

"Survival Rules: Attack The Darkness"


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Icewind Dale: EE

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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The Dark Throne - Open World Adventure Game

by Couchpotato, 04:50

The Dark Throne is a new kickstarter game from developer Brett Munro. He is asking for £20,000 to help fund the developement of his game. Here are the details.

The Dark Throne is an open-world adventure game with action and RPG elements for Windows, Mac and Linux. The game is a throwback to some great PC games of the 90's, including the DOS-style pixelated visuals. It will have modernized mechanics (free aim) and RPG level progression, but don't worry, there's no cover system or QTE!

  • RPG elements including character progression, weapon upgrades and trading with merchants.
  • Free aim - Upper body is seperated from your lower body, so you can walk in one direction while aiming another.
  • Classic camera style - fixed/directed camera, but also a behind/shoulder.
  • Open world where you can go anywhere. No decorative doors.

The idea sprouted from a yearning for a more old-school gameplay style, as seen in the first three Resident Evil games. Some of my favourite games use this style — Resident Evil, Bioforge, Dino Crisis, Ecstatica, Alone in the Dark and Dark Earth. They use fixed camera angles and are slower paced.

Why don't they make games like that anymore? Well, with your backing, we can. (And you can save me from having to make mobile games.)

Information about

The Dark Throne

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Thursday - October 23, 2014

Mage's Initiation - October Update

by Myrthos, 22:19

The October update for Mage's Initiation tells us that in the last month not much new can be told, but it is still worth an update.

Much time over the past month has been devoted to bug fixes and refinements in the Verb Coin user interface. We have made some adjustments to the way the system functions. Previously, only one of D'arc's spells would appear on the Verb Coin Interface at a time. You can see this functionality if you play the demo we released back when we ran our Kickstarter campaign. We've since changed it so that all of D'arc's spells will appear on the Verb Coin as he learns them (for faster accessibility and also to reduce the number of clicks required to cast spells). In addition, we've also made it so the active inventory item will appear on the Verb Coin as a clickable icon. These probably sound like they should be simple additions, and on the surface they are. But they resulted in a lot of “run-on” issues that then had to be addressed separately, and which took significant time to investigate. Each interface has its own script and those scripts all link into other scripts in various subtle ways, so there can be a sizable amount of cross-checking involved.

Considering that Mage's Initiation will have a choice of three player interfaces, we need to constantly perform extra testing and fine-tuning, like this, to ensure that the interfaces are still behaving as intended.

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Mage's Initiation

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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RoA: Blade of Destiny HD - Pulled Off Steam

by Couchpotato, 21:29

Kordanor brought to my attention that Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny has been pulled off Steam due to the developer stopping their publishing deal with UIG.

The reason for the pull from steam is that we as a developer ceased our publishing cooperation with UIG for good. There are some legal issues to be resolved, and as soon as they are, I will come back with an update. This has of course no effect whatsoever to your already bought game, you can play it regardless of whether it is available to be bought on Steam at the moment.

Check out the thread linked above for information from Kordanor. 

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RoA: Blade of Destiny HD

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Alpha Released

by Couchpotato, 06:24

The next update for Kingdom Come: Deliverance has information the games early Alpha is now available to all backers who pledged at the Baron Tier or higher.

We proudly present you the Tech Alpha version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance! This is a very important milestone for us as it gives us the first chance to show you what’s already been created and what we are aiming for. At the same time also providing us with the first chance to get direct feedback from you

Your feedback is very important to us in the following steps of development. Seeing videos and screenshots is nice, but touching and feeling the interactive piece with all your senses is way better. Therefore backers with the Baron Tier and higher will get the chance to meet Henry and experience his life in 1403. 

Usually Alpha version means that you get a finished game with plenty of bugs, rough edges and missing parts. We would like to approach the Alpha early access phenomenon a bit differently. So how our Alpha look like? Our Alpha version is more likely a Technical Alpha.

What does that mean? The Tech Alpha version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a collection of several technical aspects and game mechanisms in a more or less advanced state of development. The playable content will grow in stages (updated versions approximately every two or three months), adding new aspects, settings or game mechanics to the Alpha. You’ll get the chance to become acquainted with Kingdom Come: Deliverance step by step and can delve into more and more of our world as the amount of the content grow. Interested?

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Serpent in the Staglands - New Beta Update

by Couchpotato, 06:03

Whalenought Studios released information about the lastest patch for the Beta version of Serpent in the Staglands. Here are the details from the forums.

Hey everyone, for the 1.1 update in adapting a lot of new systems (some below) and fixing others, we’ve stumbled across a small domino effect of bugs that we want to tackle before sending it out. Apologies on the delay, we are sure it will be worth the wait playing again with a smoother build. Aiming at next weekend, will keep you posted if earlier

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Serpent in the Staglands

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Lords of the Fallen - More Video Updates

by Couchpotato, 05:58

CI Games & Deck13 Interactive have released two new videos for Lords of the Fallen this week. The first video is a response to all the feedback from the new video previews.

The second video is a new developer diary about design philosophies, and techniques.

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Lords of the Fallen

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Legends of Dawn - Collector's Box Sent to Backers

by Couchpotato, 05:53

I was notified by the Community Manager of Dreamatrix Game Studios that the Collector's Box version of Legends of Dawn has been sent out to backers.

Legends of Dawn Collector's Edition sent to Kickstarter backers

Dreamatrix Game Studios is thrilled to announce Legends of Dawn Collector's Box has been sent to all Kickstarter backers.

The Legends of Dawn Collector's Box includes game DVD box which includes game manual printed in color and a soundtrack CD; a separate soundtrack CD in its own box, map of the Narr (world the game is set in), Dwarven Chronicle (a fantasy novel about dwarves of the Narr) and the Legends of Dawn t-shirt.

Now the project is completed and we can take a look back at what was an amazing ride. A few years ago we went through phase that probably a lot of indie developer have to pass. Publishers kept rejecting us on the grounds that the game of such scope and complexity can’t be done by such a small team. Especially not if the team is developing its own RPG engine as well. We were not aware of any other truly independent team of similar size and resources who managed to do the something similar either. But giving up wasn't an option for us.

After the release we received a lot of suggestions and feedback from players and we focused on releasing several patches with improvements and on delivering stretch goals. Many suggestion were collected for future patches or our next project as well.

A big Thank You to everyone that helped us reach our goal. We’ll also do our best to keep our fans informed as we continue the drive forward.

More information about Dreamatrix Game Studios' next project can be found on the official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dreamatrixgames

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Legends of Dawn

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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Dungeon Kingdom - End of Indiegogo Campaign

by Couchpotato, 05:43

The Indiegogo Campaign for Dungeon Kingdom ended a few days ago, and the games developer has a new update with news how you can still support the game.

Thanks to all our supporters on Indiegogo! For the others, you can still help us to fund the game by using the “Make a Donation” button on the right , and of course, you can request the same perks as on the indiegogo campaign.

We are studying all options to raise a bit more funds. Don’t worry for the project, the game will be released anyway! Just a matter of time and content.

Thanks to our awesome community!

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Dungeon Kingdom

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Everstar - First Update & PC Controls

by Couchpotato, 05:40

Psycho Sorted posted the first update for Everstar with a video that shows how the games PC controls will work.I will have a new interview with the developer in a few days.

When we captured the 13m video ‘The Cendant Heist’ of Everstar using an Xbox One controller we didn’t think anything about it – we had developed our PC controls first and had grown accustomed to testing the recent addition of gamepad controls. 

Since then we’ve gotten a lot of questions (and even seen a few snarky comments) about whether the PC version is an afterthought or just a cheap port or something. No way! We love the PC and in fact playing on keyboard & mouse is a distinctly pleasant experience – it tends to be more tactical and involve less pausing when manipulating your party. In fact the PC version allows you to pause and unpause in either direct control or tactical mode – on the controller pausing is tied to the tactical mode. 

But don’t just take our word for it, today we captured some combat footage entirely controlled with keyboard and mouse.

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Everstar

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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Outland 17 - A Strong Finish Update

by Couchpotato, 05:36

Grenade Tree announced in a new mail update that Outland 17 was successful in getting voted yes on the Square Enix Collective . Here are the details of the e-mail.

A Strong Finish

We finished our time on the Square Enix Collective with an 81% "YES" rate! Thank you guys for the votes, comments, feedback, and being overall just awesome.

Where does this take your revolution to next? Outland 17: Void of Liberty will be entering Square Enix's due diligence phase, where they'll determine if it received enough support to be featured by them during crowdfunding.

We couldn't have hit this huge milestone without you guys, so again, thanks for helping share this game. Your excitement and passion only further fuels our fires, so we'll be updating you guys with more awesome game content while we gear up for Kickstarter.

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Outland 17

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-fi
Genre: Tactical RPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development

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SW:TOR - What The Game Could Have Been

by Couchpotato, 05:31

A YouTube member by the name of Kid Lee posted a new video where he talks about what SW:TOR could of been like before the content was removed from the beta version.

What things were removed from the game? In this video Kid-Lee takes a walk back in time to look at some of the things that were removed in Beta.

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SW:TOR

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Sci-fi
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released

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