Archive for March 9th, 2014

Doctor Who: Legacy – Screenshots & Press Release

March 7th 2014, Los Angeles: Doctor Who: Legacy, the free to play, gem-matching, puzzle RPG game from Tiny Rebel Games, Seed Studio and BBC Worldwide, is pleased to announce the launch of the game on Amazon’s Appstore, joining existing versions on iOS and Android. Adding to the growing list of Doctors, the beloved William Hartnell will be dropping into the game. John Barrowman joins Legacy as the incomparable Captain Jack Harkness.

As time collapses due to the Sontaran attack, the Doctor’s old enemy, The Master, uses the chaos to begin construction of his own empire. Captain Jack joins the Doctor’s side as a new ally. All of this leads to the impending launch later this month of Doctor Who: Legacy Season 5, The Return of the Master!

Doctor Who: Legacy was named one of the 50 best iOS and Android games of 2013 by The Guardian and has received rave reviews from Doctor Who fan sites, mainstream and gaming press alike. It has also been cited by Digital Spy and others as “one of the more moral free-to-play games when it comes to how it treats its players”.

Team up with your favourite Doctor and head back through time – revisit your favourite episodes from the TV series and build a team of your favourite companions and allies including Clara, Rory, Amy, River, Sarah Jane, K-9 and dozens more, each of which has their own abilities to help you solve an infinite number of puzzles.

Doctor Who: Legacy is available now on the Amazon Appstore, Google Play, iTunes. A Facebook browser version is coming later this month.

Keep up to date with Legacy on Facebook and Twitter.

And get the latest news on Doctor Who on the official website, Facebook and Twitter

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

Race To Mars Now Available On Steam Early Access

If you’ve ever dreamed about making it to our nearest planetary neighbor, Intermarum is going to help make those dreams come true with Race to Mars, a new PC game which is now available on Steam Early Access. The game is ready for players to get their first taste today for $19.99. The full game is slated to go live in June / July 2014.

Race To Mars is a turn-based, space company simulation game where players become the head of the newly established company with the goal of establishing a colony on Mars. You begin as a startup – develop cutting edge aerospace technologies and use them to achieve orbit and fly beyond Earth vicinity, blazing the trail of a space pioneer and leaving the competition far behind on your way to victory.

While the game is still currently in development and the Early Access build is not the final version of the game, players who jump into Race to Mars now can expect the following features:
• System of gaining Prestige points, which show how your company evolves and
will enable it to develop further
• Almost all features in Administration building: manage staff and buildings, use the bank (take loans or deposit money), view reports, answer first questions from journalists and build your reputation
• Answer questions from the journalists and build your reputation
• Build Satellite Program which unlocks development of crucial technologies at Research & Development
• Access to the Market which allows players to buy items like a rocket which will launch your satellite to the orbit
• Access to the first Full Space Mission
• Random events which will affect your company’s evolvement

Of course Intermarum is continuing to add new features which will be available when the full game is ready, including new research projects, new contracts, more market options (including selling services or asking for funding), achievements and more.

Additionally you can stay up to date on the latest game developments at the following:
FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/RaceToMars
TWITTER:  http://www.twitter.com/RaceToMars
RACE TO MARS HOMEPAGE:  http://www.racetomars.pl

Source: GamesPress

Vertiginous Golf – Screenshots & Press Release

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, March 7, 2014 – In stark contrast to the disempowered working classes that feature in Vertiginous Golf, publisher Surprise Attack Games today revealed that the community will help drive the development of the game through to release, starting with a launch on Steam Early Access today at 17:00 PST and a new whizz-bang community website.

The label, along with developers Kinelco and Lone Elk Creative, have pledged to make the development process as transparent as possible and will give fans of dystopian steampunk mini-golf a say in everything from the priority of major features through to tiny art and design decisions.

Vertiginous Golf’s project management tool has been made public for anyone to access and the new community-focused website will provide a hub where fans can track and discuss the development, vote on key decisions, upload their own fan-art and even contribute content to the game’s fictional universe.

Vertiginous Golf is a physics-based, first person exploratory mini-golf game, set in an alternate, steampunk-infused world where life on the ground is enveloped in permanent smog, constant darkness and never-ending rain. Players chip and putt their way around courses floating high above the clouds with complex machinery and Victorian-era décor, as they slowly discover what the hell is going on in this peculiar place.

The  Steam Early Access build, launching today, includes several significant updates from the previously available beta. Most notable is an all new after touch mechanic, where players can use a tiny jewel-encrusted mechanical beetle to apply post-swing spin to their ball. Other additions include more holes, controller support and an improved tutorial, along with adding analogue controls for the mouse and keyboard.

The developers intend to add more content every couple of weeks with major feature updates planned every month between now and the anticipated launch of the game in Q3 2014. Members of the game’s community will get to determine the priority of these major features such as online multiplayer, customisation, a course editor and Oculus Rift support.

“We really want to bring our community into the process as much as possible,” said Paul Barnes, Director at Kinelco. “I’m particularly excited to see what they contribute to the fictional universe of the game and for fans to be able to see something they have come up with in the final game.”

“As an indie label we’re not cash-rich like a big publisher so we have to get creative,” said Chris Wright, Managing Director of Surprise Attack Games. “It’s clear to us that engaging and empowering your community is a huge weapon in the indie marketing arsenal. Vertiginous Golf is our first game where we are trying to involve the fans as much as possible. Our next step is to figure out how we can be just as transparent and open as a publishing label.”

In development for PC with Mac and Linux versions planned, Vertiginous Golf is available now on Steam Early Access or the game’s website for $15. The full release is expected in Q3 2014 and will cost $20.

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

Nkidu Games Announced As Publisher For Full Bore Part 1 & 2 Steam Release

Nkidu Games is happy as a pig in a blanket to announce that it will be publishing Whole Hog Games’ boaring platform-puzzling masterpiece, Full Bore, on Steam this Spring. The Steam release will include both Part 1 and 2 of the game.

Full Bore’s beautiful 2D art and lighting, free-roaming puzzle platforming, exceptional music and oh-so-adorable protagonist(s) really stood out to us. It was a Kickstarter success story for the three-person team at Whole Hog, and they released Part 1 – The First Dig – in 2013. It attracted a good audience thanks to being part of the Not on Steam sale and the team’s tireless efforts showcasing the game wherever they could. Now we’re really excited to help Whole Hog bring the game to Steam players.

Here’s the official site.

Source: GamesPress

Joymax Announces White Day Celebration For Digimon Masters

March 7, 2014 - Leading online game developer and publisher Joymax is giving gifts aplenty during the White Day celebration in their worldwide MMO sensation, Digimon Masters this month.  With a plethora of free goodies alongside a welcome back campaign, players can reignite their Tamer passion by logging in at http://www.joymax.com and downloading the game today.

White Day is a celebration of not just romance, but love and respect in Korea.  Much like Valentine’s Day in the west, this holiday is best known for its thoughtful gifts!  To express their love and respect, Joymax has prepared a huge variety of presents just waiting to be unwrapped.  First, all Tamers will receive a 30-day White Day Avatar, which grants players numerous boosts including 300 bonus attack, 3000 bonus DS, and a 35% movement speed buff.

Players who have taken some time away from the game are welcomed back with open arms!  Any account which has not logged in since January 1st, 2014 will discover they have a huge welcome back package from now until March 25th!  This pack includes everything they need to get up to speed, including a Mystery Reinforced Mercenary DigiEgg, 7-day DigiAura, five 2000% Amplification Boosters, three Evoluters, five Backup Disks, and an 30-day equipment package including a helmet, top, pants, shoes, and gloves!

Tamers will also receive White Day gift boxes, which may include Level 6 Monster Cards, Backup Disks, Hatching Backup Disks, Mode Selectors, Evoluters, Digimon Archive Expansions, Tamer Inventory Expansions, and even Mystery Reinforced Mercenary DigiEggs!  This is in addition to the Psychemon sale, which will end March 11th.

Join or return to Digimon Masters before all these gifts disappear March 25th!  Fans can find everything and anything about Digimon Masters Online on its official Facebook page, which has more than 384,000 likes from all over the world. Join the conversation now at  https://www.facebook.com/digimonmasters
Players can learn more about the game and download it for free at  http://www.joymax.com

Source: GamesPress

The Witch and the Hundred Knight – Screenshots

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Spandex Force: Champion Rising – Screenshots & Trailer

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Journey of a Roach – Screenshots & Press Release

Hamburg, Germany March 7th 2014: Acclaimed German adventure-game publisher Daedalic Entertainment and Swiss developer Koboldgames today release Journey of a Roach on Linux. The post-apocalyptic point-and-click adventure is available on Steam for £11.99 for PC, Mac and Linux.

Set in an underground bunker following a nuclear war, Journey of a Roach follows adorable cockroaches Jim and Bud as they embark on an incredible trek to the earth’s surface. Faced with a labyrinth of subterranean tunnels and pipes, the roaches will need to use their special ability to climb the walls and ceilings in order to overcome the obstacles, strange creatures and puzzles that get in their way.

Journey of a Roach is a unique take on the point-and-click genre, combining classic adventure puzzles with unusual gameplay mechanics, farcical humour and cartoon styled environments.

Journey of a Roach is now available for PC, Linux and Mac on Steam priced £11.99. Players will also receive the game soundtrack as a bonus.

A trailer for the game can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-D8Iud9eZM

The game on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/255300/?snr=1_7_15__13

For more information visit: http://www.daedalic.de/joar/en/

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

X-Mercs: Invasion – App Store Icon, Artwork, & Press Release

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Moscow and San Francisco – March 7th 2014 – Game Insight, a leading developer globally and publisher of free-to-play games for all major mobile and social platforms is proud to present its new project X-Mercs: Invasion. This epic turn-based strategy game invites you to head a military scientific corporation that has only one goal – to fight off an invasion of vicious aliens who want to conquer Earth and destroy humankind!

In the year 2040 a new natural resource is discovered on Earth, the blue crystals of Advinite. The global battle for these valuable resources has divided the world into two warring factions; Red Dragon Union and North Atlantic Defense Alliance. But the worst is yet to come. Over time, the impact of the crystals slowly changes the planet’s nature. Monsters created by the Advinite radiation forces humans to hide in megalopolis protected by invisible and impenetrable force fields.

People have hardly gotten used to their new living conditions before they are faced with a new threat; an alien invasion! The situation demands immediate and drastic measures so the Earth Council is founded. It decrees that private military companies will take the leading role in the war against the aliens. You are the head of one such company.

X-Mercs: Invasion gives you the chance to lead your own military campaign! Gather an army of the best soldiers, construct a modern military base, study alien technology and turn their deadly weapons against their creators! The fate of mankind rests on your shoulders! Save the Earth from the alien invaders and forge a legend!

X-Mercs: Invasion coming soon for iPad.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3)

Rumor: Live Action Titanfall Project Coming Soon?

Respawn Entertainment has teamed up with Playfight to perhaps bring to light a live action version of Titanfall. They haven’t announced what the actual idea is, just that they are partnering together on something Titanfall related.

Source: All Games Beta & Your Titan Is Ready