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Friday, January 27, 2012

01/27/2012 - Base Invaders! Battle Pirates Special Event - All Your Base!
Base Invaders: Battle Pirates Special Event



KIXEYE, the online game developer, is hosting an in-game event starting this Saturday called Base Invaders, for the real time strategy title Battle Pirates - the #1 ranked Top Up-and-Comer by Facebook in 2011. Base Invaders will allow multiple players to join forces in their sector in a first-ever combat battle with under-construction Draconian bases.  Let the destruction begin!

Base Invaders will allow multiple players to join forces in their sector in a first-ever combat battle with under-construction Draconian bases.  Players who reach their damage quota will be rewarded with Compound Armor, and players who inflict the most damage in their sector will receive the pride of the Draconian fleet, the Dreadnaught Hull.  All players will have 72 hours to execute this coordinated attack, starting Saturday, January 28 at 9am and ending Tuesday, January 31 at 9am.

Below is the Base Invaders start time for each sector:

Sectors 1-100: 9am PST

Sectors 101-200: 10am PST

Sectors 201-300: 11am PST

Sectors 301-400: 12pm PST

Sectors 400+: 1pm PST

Players can RSVP to the Base Invaders event,
http://on.fb.me/zvtj7U
 
Go here to begin preparing your fleet:
http://apps.facebook.com/battlepirates

For more information, please visit:
http://www.kixeye.com/

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Friday, January 27, 2012

01/27/2012 - Puddle Now Available on Xbox Live
KONAMI ANNOUNCES PUDDLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR XBOX LIVE® ARCADE

Physics-Based Puzzle Platformer Game and Winner at GDC 2010's Independent Games Festival Comes to Xbox Live®Arcade

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – January 27, 2012 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Puddle, a winner in the 2010 GDC Independent Games Festival Student Showcase Division, is now available for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. A brilliantly designed physics-based puzzle platform game, Puddle initially began as a project from six students from the French videogame school ENJMIN, and was ultimately picked up and developed by Neko Entertainment.

In Puddle, players must guide a puddle of fluid to its target destination, not by moving the fluid, but by tilting the game world. A new experience based on physics and liquid properties, players must work with friction, momentum, and the unique properties of each type of fluid and environment to send as much of each puddle past fires, rifts, spills and more. The challenge lies in the fact that the fluid motion is realistic. If players tilt too quickly, droplets are left behind and if tilted too slowly, they may not be able to make certain jumps. Players also have to control their fluid and safely navigate through pipes, plants, laboratories, a human body, a sewer, a rocket, a foundry and a power station. The end goal- avoid being evaporated away.  With endless twists, turns and surprises, Puddle tests puzzle fans like never before in an unparalleled physics-based puzzle platformer title.  

Puddle is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is now available for download on Xbox® LIVE Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points.  Puddle will also be available for PlayStation® Network on January 31 for $9.99. For assets and more information please visit
www.konami.com/download and www.konami.com/puddle.

About Neko Entertainment
Since 1999, the creation of the little cat, Neko Entertainment has been developing video games on all consoles, PC, iOS and Android devices. Neko Entertainment is officially licensed to develop on Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft consoles. Neko's main activity is to develop licensed titles for leading worldwide publishers and has produced quality, interactive games including Cocoto, Maestro, Dodogo, Faceez and Puddle. Over the years and after many released titles, Neko has aimed to create exciting game content. Thanks to attractive IPs, Neko Entertainment has built strong partnerships with several distributors and publishers. The Company creates innovative game plays and technologies that utilize the full potential of the new generation of consoles. 

About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at
www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at  http://www.konami.com.

Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries 

"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

01/26/2011 - Rayman Origins Coming To PC
RAYMAN® ORIGINS COMING TO PC

London, UKJanuary 26, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft® announced that Rayman® Origins will be available on PC on March 30th, 2012. Fifteen years after the first launch of Rayman, players can discover or rediscover the legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of fans.

Rayman is invoked by the Fairy Council to save the Glade of Dreams from the nefarious Darktoons. To help him, he teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies.

Players can control Rayman in the solo campaign, or have up to three friends join in or leave any time the game as Globox or as one of the two Teensies in the offline multiplayer mode using four controllers on one computer. There are 60 vast levels of 2D platforming gameplay to explore suited for all ages and all playing styles.  Players can unlock new abilities progressively and return to previous levels to discover new paths and secrets.

Rayman Origins PC will be available in retail stores and as well as online and Ubishop.

Ubishop link:
www.ubishop.com/raymanoriginspc

Minimum configuration
OS:  Windows® XP SP3 / Windows Vista® SP2 / Windows® 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Pentium IV 3.00 Ghz or AMD Athlon64 3000+ @ 1.8 Ghz
Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 1.5 GB Windows Vista – Windows 7
Graphics: 128 MB DirectX®9 / Radeon X600XT or GeForce 6800GT
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card

Recommended configuration
OS:  Windows® XP SP3 / Windows Vista® SP2 / Windows® 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Core2Duo E4400 @ 2.00 Ghz or AMD Athlon64X2 3800+ @ 2.00Ghz
Memory: 2 GB Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
Graphics: 256 MB DirectX®9 / Radeon HD 2600XT or GeForce 8600GT
DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
Sound: DirectX 9.0-compliant sound card

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010–11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.039 billion euros. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoftgroup.com.

© 2012 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Rayman, Rayman Origins, the character of Rayman, Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.  

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

01/25/2012 - Anomaly Warzone Earth HD Lands on Android Marketplace
Anomaly Warzone Earth HD Lands on Android Marketplace

Take the fight to alien scum in tower offense game for Android 2.2 and higher

It's been called "[a] fantastically intriguing take on reversing the roles in a Tower Defense game" by AppSpy, "so engaging it's almost impossible to put down" by Touchgen, and "a perfect challenge for any strategist" by IGN. And now, Anomaly Warzone Earth HD is available on the Android Market for devices running Android 2.2 and higher.

Anomaly Warzone Earth HD turns tower defense games on their head, putting the player in control of the attacking force. Players control a heavily armored squad sent into the teeth of an invading alien horde, fending off foes and smashing towers and turrets with an array of special weapons and powerups.

To succeed in your desperate mission, you'll need to carefully plan which squad to take, which route to follow and how to upgrade your combat force in order to get through each alien infected zone. Victory requires an agile mind and clever use of your special abilities.

Anomaly Warzone Earth HD features two engrossing gameplay modes: the Story Campaign, taking players through the story of the alien invasion, and Squad Assault mode.

Anomaly Warzone Earth HD is available now on the Android Market here:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.elevenbitstudios.AnomalyWarzoneEarthHD.

Players eager for updates can follow 11 bit studios on Youtube at
http://www.youtube.com/user/11bitstudios and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/11bitstudios.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

01/24/2012 - Indie Royale Serious Sam Lightning Pack Released
Indie Royale's Serious Sam Lightning Pack Launched

The Indie Royale game bundle website is launching a new series of 'lightning packs' - more focused, 'niche' collections of PC games with a shorter time-limit to buy. 

The first surprise pack, the Serious Sam Lightning Pack, is available to buy immediately, with a starting price of $2.99 and a total of six  Serious Sam-themed games, including four new indie-developed games riffing on Croteam's gonzo FPS franchise, plus the two original games in the series. 

Serious Sam's recent indie spinoffs were commissioned by rogue micropublisher Devolver Digital and franchise creator Croteam (still an independent developer themselves!) around the launch of 
Serious Sam 3: BFE, but gained some notoriety thanks to their entertaining spinoffs of the shooter franchise.

Of the previously available titles in the bundle,  Serious Sam: The Random Encounter - available on PC as a DRM-free download, on Steam, and on Desura - is a refreshing take on the RPG genre, developed by acclaimed indie developer Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Ridiculous Fishing). Its gameplay is a clever pixelated hybrid of turn-based battles with real-time, run and gun offense and defense maneuvering. 

Also part of the pack,  Serious Sam Double D - available on PC as a DRM-free download, on Steam, and on Desura - is a hand drawn, side-scrolling shooter featuring over-the-top gameplay and chaotic action from arcade-loving indie Mommy's Best Games (Weapon Of Choice, Explosionade). 

Next, making an exclusive debut on PC in this Lightning Pack is a DRM-free download and Desura PC version of  Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack. Developer Be-Rad Entertainment's offering (originally available exclusively on smartphones) is an  Canabalt-style action-platformer where players control the Headless Kamikaze enemy, striving to accomplish the bad guy's dream of blowing up the vile Serious Sam on every level.

Finally, as a world exclusive Indie Royale debut,  Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter is an 8-bit, top-down "demake" of  Serious Sam, specially commissioned by  Team Fortress Arcade and Halo/DJ Hero demake author Eric Ruth. It's available for PC as a DRM-free download and on Desura, and sees Serious Sam in ancient Greece battling the relentless hordes of Mental's army in an all-new retro 8-bit adventure.

And as a special bonus, Croteam, the indie team who originated the  Serious Sam franchise, offers the original  Serious Sam: The First Encounter and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter games for PC, redeemable on Steam. These two original titles are packed with the arcade-action style first-person shooting that the Serious Sam series is known for, including gonzo single- and multi-player modes.

This new Lightning Pack will run for just 100 hours, under the same pricing model as before: the price will automatically increase as more people buy the pack. Those generous buyers who pay more than the current minimum can decrease the price for other purchasers.

Indie Royale was co-created by Gamasutra sister site IndieGames.com and independent game download service Desura. More information on the Serious Sam Indie Series Lightning Pack, including real-time statistics and its current price, is available at its 
official website or via its  Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

01/23/3012 - Jurassic Park Ep 3 Now Available
Jurassic Park: The Game Episode 3 Dives Onto iPad 2!

Episode 3: “The Depths” – Now Available on the App Store

The adventure continues in Episode 3 of Telltale’s cinematic journey, Jurassic Park: The Game – Episode 3, “The Depths”!  Available for immediate download, check out the next chapter in the saga of Gerry Harding’s crew and their perilous adventures as they flee Isla Nublar.

Episode 3: “The Depths– The group looks for escape through the dark maintenance tunnels that connect the park, while being hunted by relentless pursuers and carnivorous dinosaurs along the way. Uneasy partnerships teeter as the simmering tensions explode and the survivors begin to turn on each other. 

Jurassic Park: The Game is a cinematic adventure that takes players back to Isla Nublar during the events of the first Jurassic Park film. Players will experience Jurassic Park as they never have before in an interactive format. In addition to locations and creatures familiar to fans of the movie, the game offers new areas to explore and new prehistoric beasts to survive in a game that combines fast-paced action, exploration and puzzle-solving.

Jurassic Park: The Game – Episode 3 on iPad 2 is available for immediate download on the
App Store for $6.99.

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