Friday, December 6, 2013
12/06/2013 - Rebellion offers Joust Legend FREE on iOS
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For one week only. Studio hints
at a bigger future for the game
Rebellion offers Joust Legend FREE
Independent UK developer Rebellion today celebrated the success of its
critically acclaimed iOS game Joust Legend by making it free for all gamers on Apple’s mobile devices December
6th – 13th.
Gamers can download Joust Legend from here: http://appstore.com/joustlegendOriginally launched in September, Joust Legend’s combination
of unique setting, intuitive, reaction-testing gameplay, and hardware-pushing visuals proved a big hit with mobile gamers
and critics alike:
“I haven’t played a better iOS game than this for a very long time.”
- Capsule Computers, (10/10)
“It looks, sounds, and feels, for lack of a better word, bad-ass.”
- Touch Arcade (8/10)
“The graphics on this app are some of the best the mobile world has ever seen.”
- Bullz-Eye (App of the Week)
Subsequently, Joust Legend was shortlisted for two nominations at the 2013
TIGA awards, and played a crucial part in Rebellion’s 2013 Appster Awards nomination as “Best Indie Developer”.
Further glory awaits...
The week long promotion offering the premium title for free also coincides
with the game’s latest update – 1.2.0 – which includes new customisation options for players’ knights
and trusty steeds.
But Rebellion CEO and champion jouster Jason Kinglsey OBE hints at much more to come for the
“We’ve just started out with Joust Legend – it was a fun and challenging project for our
team, and the positive reaction to the game was even greater than we hoped for. Today’s update is just a small step
towards some great plans we’ve got – getting new players into Joust Legend and offering them new ways to play.”
- Joust Legend is FREE
December 6th-13th and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store: http://appstore.com/joustlegend
- The game’s ‘free’ promotion coincides with a new
update that includes new content to customise players’ characters and horses, and the ability to purchase complete sets
of equipment when they want.
- Joust Legend was the nominated
in two categories at the 2013 TIGA awards and a crucial part of Rebellion’s ‘Best Indie Developer’ nomination
at the 2013 Appster awards.
Rebellion® is the studio behind worldwide number one hit games such as Sniper Elite V2 and Aliens vs. Predator.
One of Europe's leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers, Rebellion is privately owned company
based in Oxford, United Kingdom, and prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship.
It has been responsible for a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, including Star Wars
BattleFront, Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite.
Rebellion’s publishing portfolio
includes multi award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed
fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint Solaris Books, and shared-world pulp imprint Abaddon Books.
information please visit: http://www.rebellion.co.uk/Like Rebellion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RebellionDevelopmentsFollow Rebellion on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebellionSubscribe to Rebellion on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Rebellion2000ad
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, December 5, 2013
12/05/2013 - Speedball 2 HD arrives on Steam and PC
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Speedball 2 HD Arrives
at Full Throttle on PC
Dec. 5, 2013 –Mastertronic joined forces with two Godfathers of Britsoft to bring you an all-new version of
one of the greatest games of all time, Speedball 2 HD. Speedball 2 HD is now available on PC for $9.99.
gaming life has a narrative, Speedball 2 plays a huge part in many stories. From original developers The Bitmap Brothers and
Jon Hare’s Tower Studios comes a faithful high definition remake of the peerless ‘90s classic. Relive those epic
Speedball memories with a brutal mix of handball, football, and ice hockey, punctuated by super power-ups and tactical switches,
all brought together by Appster’s ‘2013 Indie Developer of the Year,’ Vivid Games.
their team, lock them in and then get ready for ruthless action! Players can manage and upgrade their Speedball team with
full player transfer market across four planets and new formations. Featuring 330 team members to choose from and six new
arenas, the ultimate mission is to assemble a Speedball team to win the Intergalactic Champions League and bring the greatest
prize in galactic sport back to Earth. Points are earned by injuring opponents as well as scoring goals, so let the carnage
“Retro style PC games are a growing trend. Many of today's game developers, like Vivid Games, grew
up in the 8- and 16-bit eras and enjoy using their talents to breathe new life into old classics. We have all enjoyed working
with Mike Montgomery to bring back the magic of the original Speedball franchise with enhanced mechanics and features for
the modern gamer,” said Jon Hare. “Speedball 2 was one of my favorite games on the Amiga, so when Mike offered
it to me to work on I couldn’t turn it down. We have done great things with Speedball in recent times at Tower Studios
and now we have Speedball 2 HD, the best version of this classic game ever to grace a PC screen.”
on the original The Bitmap Brothers games, it becomes apparent how much of those games are still relevant today,” said
Mike Montgomery. “It’s been a fascinating journey translating the original Atari ST game for modern engines but
with that said, Speedball 2 HD is as strong and addictive as ever before.”
Developed by Vivid Games and designed,
directed and produced by Jon Hare with Mike Montgomery, Speedball 2 HD is available now on Steam with a 20% discount.
In addition, indie developers Mode 7 are offering all that buy Frozen Endzone a 30% discount to Speedball 2 HD on Steam.
Speedball 2 HD is available for 20% off the first week only at:
Get Games: http://getgamesgo.com/product/speedball-2-hd
Receive 30% off Speedball 2 HD on Steam when you purchase Frozen
Endzone, available here: http://www.frozenendzone.com
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
12/04/2013 - PixelJunk titles now on MAC App Store
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titles are now available on the Mac App Store!
Eleven has brought the original PixelJunk Shooter and Monsters to the Mac App Store for OS X Gamers!
Shooter features an advanced fluid dynamics system that requires a keen sense of observation to be able to manipulate fluids
in the game's surroundings. Players interact with water, magma, and more in this fluid-based shooter, through a range of cavernous
environments in a bid to save the scientists trapped underground!
PixelJunk™ Monsters is a tower defence
in which players take on the role of Tikiman in the quest to protect his offspring from countless waves of monsters. Players
place weapons at strategic points around the landscape to destroy the invaders! Monsters can attack by land and air so players
must be prepared to fight hard!
Both titles are now available on the Mac App store:
Be sure to follow @DoubleElevenLtd for future announcements and
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
12/03/2013 - Ninja Kitty for iOS Worldwide Release Dec 5th
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NINJA KITTY for
iPHONE, iPAD and ANDROID - Worldwide Release December 5, 2013
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA
–December 3, 2013 - The villainous Evil Dragon King has begun his plot to destroy the "Kitty Claws Clan"
and take over the world! They have kidnapped the Ninja Kittens and are holding them captive until the Kitty Claws hand
over the Mystical Sword. Only our brave Ninja Kitty warriors can rescue the Kittens and defeat the Dragon Empire once
and for all.
NINJA KITTY is a new casual mobile game which debuted in Australia, New Zealand, Panama, Japan and
the Philippines and is now ready to take over the world. Put your ninja skills to the test as you run, jump, and slide
your way past deadly traps and obstacles. Use powerful ninja warrior weapons to slice through hordes of minions and
terrifying bosses on your way to victory!
Colorful and Adorable 3D Graphics
Action on a winding path
· 5 Lush Environments
· 25 Exciting Levels - Earn the Master
Rank in every one
· Thrilling Boss Battles
· Endless Mode for an infinite challenge – Compete
with your friends
· 150+ unique obstacles to
hinder your path
· Over a dozen weapons –
swords, claws, staffs and more
· 4 Unique Armor
· 5 Ninja Kitty Characters – Unlock
· Swipe or Button controls - play how
The game is produced by an exciting company from Canada called CrowdWorld Inc. “We
are confident that Ninja Kitty will be a breakthrough iOS and Android game that people are really going to enjoy playing,”
says CrowdWorld president, Alexander Julien. Ninja Kitty supports iOS platforms iPhone 4S, iPad
2, iPod Touch 5 and higher; and Android Platforms Galaxy SII and higher. Game is $1.99 to download.
is also launching an amazing new social network for casual gamers and friends as they continue to make awesome
high quality 3D games for the mobile world. Watch for details to be released.
CrowdWorld is a social networking and game development company from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
CrowdWorld plans to revolutionize the way people "connect, share and play" in the promising markets
of mobile, social networking and gaming.
COMING SOON - Watch for these three thrilling NEW games being
released by CrowdWorld Inc in the next few months .
CONNECT, SHARE AND PLAY
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, December 2, 2013
12/02/2013 - Classic Cinemaware Amiga Games coming to Samsung Apps Marketplace
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Iconic game developer Cinemaware has teamed up with 100% Indie to bring its back catalog of classic Amiga games to a modern, mobile audience,
through the Samsung Apps marketplace.
100% INDIE IS JUST THE TICKET FOR RE-RELEASING CINEMAWARE’S BACK-CATALOG
Formed in 1985, Cinemaware is famous for developing games rooted in classic
movie genres, with iconic games such as IT CAME FROM THE DESERT, LORDS OF THE RISING SUN and WINGS.As well as announcing plans to release a range of new cross-platform
games, the company has started relaunching its classics to new platforms this month, delighting retro gamers who will recall
the highly acclaimed standards that earned the studio several entries in “Best Games of All Time” lists.
The first game to be released as a Samsung App through 100% Indie is ROCKET RANGER, which originally blasted off in 1988. The game sets the player in a world
where the Nazis won World War II. Using rocket pack technology sent from the future, the player must travel the world and
rid it of the escalating threat, combining strategic planning, infiltration by spies and lots of action scenes.
games are a delight for so many, combining great gameplay, excellent narrative, cinema references, art, and retro game styling,”
says Chris Byatte of 100% Indie. “We’re thrilled to be working with such a range of titles and look forward to
playing these games again on modern Samsung Android devices.”
“It’s an exciting time for Cinemaware,
as we launch new games and target new audiences with our classic games from a quarter of a century ago,” says Lars Batista
of Cinemaware. “We’re keen to ensure the standard of the games is still as high as before and being sold on the
Samsung Apps marketplace means we are still as good as people expect. Thanks to 100% Indie for making the whole process so
simple - and watch this space as the games are released on Android!”
Submitted by: E. Thomas
12/02/2013 - Frozen Pepper releases new Custom Controller App
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Gamers can now
use touchscreen technology to create custom controllers and joysticks
FROZEN PEPPER CHANGES WORLD OF GAMING WITH RELEASE OF CCP APP
Pisa, Italy -- Game developers Frozen Pepper have announced the release of an app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod
touch designed to change the world of gaming. CCP (Custom Control Pad) allows gamers to use their mobile devices as an extension of their keyboard
by creating virtual controllers, joysticks and keyboard that can control either Mac or PC games and programs. Custom Control
Pad app is currently available for download on the App Store for special launch price of $0.99 in the Productivity category.
Users of CCP can create and save multiple controller layouts/skins for use with different
programs and/or games. A variety of traditional interface elements are available for each layout, including joysticks, knobs,
buttons, slide controllers and many other GUI elements. Established keyboard commands (like Ctrl+Alt+Delete) can be translated
into single button commands. Further, CCP receives data from users’ computers in real-time via a public API, allowing
the user to customize and mod programs/games to show program or in-game data on their iPad. Default skins and layouts are
included in the app for those who do not wish to create custom controls, but simply wish to control their computer remotely
via wifi. CCP was designed for Pro Applications and works
with all PC and Mac applications which use a keyboard (or joystick) as an input source.
About Frozen Pepper:
Frozen Pepper is an iOS game development company founded in 2008 by Ottavio Radicati in
Pisa, Italy. They have developed several very popular flight simulation/helicopter simulation games in partnership with Ethervision
& iDev2 that have consistently been ranked highly by Apple. RC Plane is one of the 100 top grossing iOS apps worldwide
- RC Plane 2 is ranked in the app store #15 worldwide, #1 (iPad)/#2 (iPhone) in the UK and in the Top 10 in Europe. RC Heli
Gold was named one of Apple’s “Best Apps for Kids” and is one of the Top 100 apps in 20+ countries, worldwide.
CCP © Frozen Pepper, 2013 - All Rights Reserved. Apple, the
Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
by: E. Thomas