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Friday, January 3, 2014

01/03/2014 - Santa VS Aliens passes 5000 downloads
Santa Rockstar VS Aliens Now Available!

Digital Tree Games,  a newly launched mobile gaming company has announced Santa Rockstar v/s Aliens, an action packed game that has crossed over 5000 downloads in a short period of time! This game for Android devices is all about moving fast through an in-coming force of deadly aliens by simply shooting them using various guns. The game is available for free on Google Play and SlideMe markets.

For more information please visit:
http://slideme.org/application/santa-rockstar-vs-aliens

Santa in a whole new avatar this Christmas.  More muscular and with armed with a machine gun to battle through a lot of aliens to make it to Christmas! Santa has to defeat aliens on 5 worlds. As you play each world, you will earn Santa Rockstar gifts to unlock the other worlds. Santa has access to three different types of guns to enhance shooting power that is the Rifle, machine gun and bazooka of which only the rifle has unlimited ammunition. The machine gun has rapid firing capabilities whereas the bazooka causes most damage to the aliens.

Game Features
·3 types of aliens to defeat
·3 types of guns to utilise
·Collecting gifts from one world unlocks the other.

Some Reviews
"Santa is all pumped up......its a lot of fun" - CoronaGeek
"Get in the Christmas spirit with a little alien destruction" - RedFerret
"Help Santa, Save Christmas and Enjoy!" - AppReviewExpert
"..you can enjoy it if you want a time killer." - TechCookies

For more information on Digital Tree Games, please visit
http://digitaltreegames.com
https://facebook.com/digitaltreegames or follow  @D3Games on Twitter.

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01/03/2014 - Cities in Motion 2 Announces New Monorail Expansion and Linux Support
Cities in Motion 2 Announces New Monorail Expansion and Linux Support


Single-rail Vehicles and Multiple-platform Availability Coming to Transit Strategy Game

STOCKHOLM — January 3, 2013 —  Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a jumper of turnstiles, today announced the forthcoming release of Marvellous Monorails, a new expansion for Cities in Motion 2, the transit-planning strategy game from Colossal Order. Paradox also announced that the entire Cities in Motion franchise will be released for Linux computers, allowing strategy and simulation fans to experience the game on an entirely new platform. Linux support will be added the same day the new expansion is released.

“We believe in Linux as a platform for the future of gaming,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Gamers who currently use Linux are a smart and demanding bunch, and they expect versatility and an experience that fits their personal preferences, which makes our games a great fit. We’re bringing Cities in Motion to Linux because we believe it’s just the type of game that Linux users will enjoy.”
In Marvellous Monorails, Cities in Motion 2 players can add five all-new monorail vehicles to their transit fleets, and give their cities a new look with elevated rails to carry them. Monorails, which work best on circular layouts, are ideal for inner-city connections, and offer a more affordable alternative to metro lines, with a choice of cars from big-and-slow to speedy-but-expensive.

In Cities in Motion 2, players must design, construct, maintain, and expand a multifaceted transit network that serves the needs of a growing city. Fleets of vehicles, including buses, trains, ferries and subways, must be assembled and set in motion on player-created tracks and routes, providing affordable and efficient transit between growing residential and commercial centers. As players engineer their systems, the city will grow dynamically around them, keeping players on their toes with increased population, congestion, and budgetary concerns.

To read more about Cities in Motion 2, visit:
http://www.citiesinmotion2.com/  

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

01/02/2014 - Farm Heroes Saga now on Mobile Platforms
King’s Facebook Hit Farm Heroes Saga Now Available on Mobile Platforms
Beat the holiday blues with a trip down to the farm!
LONDON & NEW YORK, 2 JANUARY 2014: King, the world’s leading casual games company and creator of global hit game Candy Crush Saga, today announced that Farm Heroes Saga, its hugely popular and loveable match-three Facebook title, is now available to download for free on iOS and Android platforms.

Perfect to pick-up and play anytime, anywhere, Farm Heroes Saga is a super cute and social game which challenges players to switch and match various selections of lovable ‘Cropsie’ characters in rows of three or more, within specified move limits. With 100 levels available at launch, players can look forward to endless strawberry switching and carrot crunching chaos.

Farm Heroes Saga incorporates similar gameplay mechanics to King’s award-winning Candy Crush Saga, while also featuring a number of new and distinct ways of playing a match-3 puzzle. Additional gameplay elements include rechargeable boosters and regular challenging ‘Boss’ battles where players take on the evil ‘Rancid the Raccoon’ who is attempting to spoil the peaceful nature of the farm.

Having first launched on Facebook in March 2013, Farm Heroes Saga is now a top three Facebook game (AppData Dec 2013) with an extensive and active community. Its popularity stems from its colourful design, wide range of loveable characters and distinct and original gameplay features.

Farm Heroes Saga on mobile will seamlessly synchronise with Facebook so players can progress, unlock new levels and access leaderboards wherever and whenever they like, without losing any of their progress.

“Ever since we first launched the original installment of Farm Heroes Saga on Facebook , the mobile version has been one of our community’s most requested titles,” says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King. “We hope that its snackable nature and rewarding progression system will prove to be as much of a hit with mobile players as it has been with our Facebook fans. We look forward to welcoming new players down to the farm!”

Farm Heroes Saga is available to download for free now on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and on Google Play for Android.

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01/02/2014 - Unello Design Breaks New Ground in the World of Virtual Reality
New Experience From Unello Design, Breaks New Ground in the World of Virtual Reality.


Unello Design has just released it's 4th free VR experience for the Oculus Rift. It is an interactive narrative set on the lunar surface on July 21, 1969 and starring the YOU the player. A free download for Mac and PC is available at:
http://www.unellodesign.com/oculus-rift-demos/

Austin, Texas/US - January 2, 2014 - The independent virtual reality studio Unello Design has released a new VR experience designed in Unity specifically for the Oculus Rift. Part game, part sci-fi animated short, Lunadroid 237 enters the relatively unexplored realm of virtual reality narrative. The game is set on the lunar surface on July 21, 1969. It explores themes of contact with extraterrestrial beings, space exploration, and the search for extraterrestrial life from the alien perspective.

Lunadroid was inspired by exploration games like Myst and Dear Esther as well as sci-fi films set in space like Moon and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Check out the trailer for Lunadroid 237:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl6lld1dA9Y

Along with the game, Unello Design has included a few goodies: wallpapers and the game's original soundtrack along with two extra VR experiences born out of a monthly game jam. Titled Void 1 (Cosmic Ice) and Void 2 (Cosmic Earth), each of these extra experiences offer players a meditative and soothing yet psychedelic environment to inhabit. With abstract flowing visuals and peaceful ambient music, Voids 1 & 2 harken back to Unello's previous releases, Eden River and Waking Man, by exploring the potential of VR as a tool for relaxation, meditation and transcendence.

Go to
http://www.unellodesign.com/oculus-rift-demos/ for trailers, free game downloads and more information on Lunadroid 237

Unello Design consists of Aaron Lemke, designer, artist, composer.  

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01/02/2014 - Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed out now on mobile
Transform Mobile Racing This New Year with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed out now on mobile.

Shenmue’s Ryo Hazuki to appear in this totally transformed sequel.

SEGA is excited to announce the release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed now available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and on Google Play. Following on from 12 million mobile downloads of the critically acclaimed Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, this sequel includes all of the exciting, transforming vehicle gameplay and multiplayer battles found in the previously released console version. With a multitude of game modes, over 75 events and a brand new World Tour, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has been specifically optimised for mobile and on-the-go gaming.

Sonic and his All-Star friends are breaking free from the traditional rules of the road with vehicles that transform mid-race and give the gamer three unique ways to play. It’s a race to the finish line as players drive powerful cars, pilot agile planes and glide across raging rapids in high-speed aquatic vehicles. Choose from more than ten legendary racers such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Tails, AiAi and for the first time in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Ryo Hazuki and his incredible transforming arcade cabinet. Fans will need to master each character’s unique vehicles and game changing all-star moves to come out on top in 13 dynamically changing courses. Discover alternate routes and collect new power ups in a racing game experience that never feels the same twice.

When players feel that they’ve got what it takes, they can challenge their friends and race in four player local matches or in synchronous and asynchronous online multiplayer races. They’ll never need to feel like they’re racing alone with integrated Facebook and Game Center functionality that lets them see their friends’ profile pictures zoom past them on the track. Last but not least, if fans want a new reason to play, iOS 7 & Android controller support transforms their racing experience into something different for mobile gaming.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is available now on the App Store for $2.99,
here.

YouTube Trailer Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWLmwgoMb40

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

01/01/2014 - Lipa Learning launches new title on New Year's Day
Lipa Learning welcomes 2014 by launching a seventh title on New Year’s day!


Prague, Czech Republic - 1st January 2014 –  New Year’s day sees Lipa Learning introduce yet another title to its ever growing learning ecosystem of games. Less than a month ago, the Prague based company released a digital version of the classic game connect-the-dots. Three weeks later, a second classic arrives in the form of the impressively educational Lipa Pairs, a memory game for kids aged between three and five.

Lipa Learning offers entertaining educational apps for early learners designed to develop Fundamental skills and Language, Creativity, Math and Science. Designed around a unique digital curriculum, the company’s portfolio consists of: Lipa Eggs, Zoo, Frog, Train, Bear, Dots and now Lipa Pairs. Each game focuses on one specific skill set. Together they build the foundations for an understanding of the world, promoting natural progression and working towards a lifelong love of learning.

Lipa Pairs is the second title to be released from the Science area of the digital curriculum. It concentrates on developing children’s memory with engaging gameplay. This fun educational game is set across thirty levels incorporating over fifty animals for kids to discover, developing essential real world skills at every stage.Becoming increasingly harder as progression is made, rewards are gained throughout as incentives for children to continue their learning experience.
                                                             
Based around the classical memory game format, Lipa Learning has reinvented the game by introducing sound and animation. The introduction of sound is a key factor in breathing new life into this classical game. Children not only locate and pair images, they also learn vocabulary and gain memory and recognition skills simultaneously.

Lipa Pairs is now available to download on iOS and Android for under $3, a generous price for a  Premium game with plentiful content and educational value. With no in-apps or additional purchases, Lipa Pairs will keep children excited about learning for hours.

All seven Lipa Learning titles are now available to download on iOS and Android, with the added bonus of Lipa Train being Free to download on iOS during January.

Download Lipa Pairs here by choosing the correct store for your device 
LipaLearning.com.

For more information, visit 
LipaLearning.com, or follow Lipa Learning on  Facebook or  Twitter.


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01/01/2014 - Fantasy Realm Online Open Beta
Fantasy Realm Online is now fully open to the public!

Fantasy Realm Online is a FREE classic sandbox MMO/RPG hybrid for Windows and Linux that has a similar look/feel to the Ultima series (Specifically U7/UO). We have been working on the game independently over the past few years putting thousands of hours of development and tens of thousands of dollars into it. We feel the game has approached a state that is ready to share with more players!

Fantasy Realm Online uniquely blends many of the classic aspects of single player RPGs and a massive multiplayer game. It has been designed to be fun to play by yourself and with others.

The world can be explored as a brave adventurer that allows you to battle opponents collect treasures and build your character through quests and combat experiences. You can also explore the world as a merchant, apprentice under shop keepers, mine mountains for precious metals, chop through forests for rare woods, craft items, and much, much more!

You can check out a preview video at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7_KAkDoTc4

If you would like to play the game sign up for an account and download the game at http://www.fantasyrealmonline.com

We are always welcoming new players, their thoughts, ideas and feedback! So if you enjoy an Ultima-esque style RPG you will love Fantasy Realm Online! We are constantly evolving and expanding the game.

Lastly, we’re planning on launching a Kickstarter early next year to help take the game to the next level! Watch for more information late in January.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

12/31/2013 - New Guild Introduction for Alfheim Tales Online
Guild introduction of Alfheim Tales Online

Guild is an important team work system for players to assemble power fighting with Monsters in Alfhein Tales Online, the 3D micro-client-based MMORPG operated exclusively by Ray Media Group Ltd. It is also one of the ways for players strengthen skills. The more powerful guilds often represent more strength of their members. It is a symbol of honor.

Guild construction:
It is the most major part of Guild. If you build a Guild Base, you will achieve a level up Guild City. The important work for every member is join hands together to level up construction and develop more funs of Guild.

Guild function:
Guild provides a channel for you to communication with your friends and improves personal levels; you will complete different kinds of missions and join the diversity activities in the Guild Base. Bringing the profit for Guild and improving personal skills at the same time. Guild is a big family, different classes of players will complete different quests in the Guild and it will help to increase more fun for Guild development.

Guild gameplay:
Players who like fighting could receive different quests to fight with monsters in the Guild Base. You could join the battlefield event, fighting with enemies outside in order to increase achievement. If you like level up in a peaceful way like me (I swear to god, my ultimate dream is World Peace), you may follow the Chain quest or Escort Quest or join the four elements daily quest like farm and fishery. You could also enjoy the free time to chat with players and plant tree in Guild Base. To summon Blessing bear assist battle to get EXP Merit is a good choice as well.
Trust me; you don’t want to miss out adventure full of mysteries and the chance to meet with the multi-culture Guild friends in Carlyle land!

ATO official site:
http://ato.gamedp.com/show/
ATO forum: http://forum.gamedp.com/index.php?gid=430
ATO Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/ATO.gamedp

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12/31/2013 - Endless Nights now available on App Store
Endless Nights Now Available

Explore an ever-changing world in Endless Nights, a new rogue-like role-playing game by Nations Software.  Tired of the same old quests?  Sick of playing a great game and then replaying the same game?  Endless Nights features randomized quests, areas, dungeons, caves, towers and even multiple end-game bosses, which makes each new adventure, well... a new adventure.

The skill-based system creates a play-as-you-want atmosphere, with no class choices or skill trainers.  Instead, players simply play the game, and the choices they make direct their class.  For example, a character may either pray to the gods for help or cast magical spells, but they cannot do both.  Once the character chooses to cast a spell, they have made that choice.

Endless Nights is a rogue-like game, which means death is permanent and the challenge is to see how long you can survive.  Building on this theme, a new permanence system allows players to choose a specific profile, some of which allow them to carry over some of their gold or gems to their next character.

The crafting system allows the use of manastones to create magical weapons or armor, and the themed areas will have adventurers clearing spiders out of a forest or bandits out of a tower.  Each play through is different, and with so many different skill and ability combinations, Endless Nights provides an endless amount of adventure.

Endless Nights is available in the iTunes App Store.

App Store URL: 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/endless-nights-rpg/id779713007?mt=8

Nations Software Website:  http://www.nations-software.info/

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Monday, December 30, 2013

12/30/2013 - RunBot Launches Massive Content Update
Sci-fi endless-runner RunBot© launches massive content update with custom robots and missions

2.8 million downloads and counting – version 2.0 of popular iOS game now features new RunBot models, customised skins, in-game missions & more

London, UK – December 30, 2013 –  Marvelous Games has today announced a major update to RunBot, the graphically stunning endless runner that has been downloaded over 2.8 million times on the AppStore since its launch on August 22.  RunBot 2.0 is a comprehensive update with a wide array of features including a varied mission system, striking new RunBot models and skins with enhanced in-game abilities, daily rewards, a score-multiplier system and a host of other customisation opportunities.

RunBot is a free to play game set in the year 2371, in a 3-D futuristic cyberpunk landscape.  Players are cast in the role of RunBot, an artificially intelligent robot that has rebelled against its role as a next-generation killing machine.  They must use intuitive touch/swipe motions to control fluid freerunning Parkour moves – vaulting static obstacles, sliding underneath electrified fences, leaping vast chasms – anything to keep ahead of chasing authorities.  It’s not just about running – powerful cutting-edge laser and missile weapons systems help RunBot blast a way to freedom.

“The development team at Bravo Games has been working incredibly hard over the past few months to bring RunBot fans this content rich update,” says Jonathan Nevill, RunBot Product Manager, MAQL Europe. “Our players love RunBot, and have been quick to suggest new improvements that we’ve included - customising RunBot and a mission system were both top of their list!”

To download RunBot for iOS on the AppStore, please visit
here. RunBot will also be coming soon to Android platforms. For more information on RunBot, please click here.

About Marvelous Games:
Marvelous Games is the digital brand of MAQL Europe, a subsidiary of MarvelousAQL, Inc. of Japan – which is the result of the 2011 merger between Japanese publishers Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive, and mobile/social developer Liveware.

Known for acclaimed console games like No More Heroes and Harvest Moon, MarvelousAQL has also enjoyed critical and commercial success in Japan with social and mobile games like Logres of Swords and Sorcery and Three Kingdoms.

Marvelous Games partners with mobile and social game developers around the world, including recent iOS titles such as Eyes Attack and the multi-million download hit RunBot, providing expert help with development funding, user acquisition, monetization, PR and marketing for their games.

About Bravo Game Studios:
Bravo Game Studios is a mobile game developer located in Seville, Spain.

Established in 2010 as a result of the commitment of two leading companies in the mobile industry: Mobivery and Genera Interactive, Bravo Game Studios currently has 12 employees specializing in high-quality, bespoke mobile games delivered to the broadest possible audience.

In the past three years of activity, Bravo Game Studios has published more than 14 multi-platform titles, surpassing 7 million downloads. Many of these games have been featured in the main app stores - App Store and Google Play, each appearing at the top of the ranking in its category.

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12/30/2013 - Hyper Breaker Turbo is FREE for a Limited Time
Hyper Breaker Turbo is Free for Limited Time!

The Netherlands - December 30th - 2013 -
Get ready to break. A new breaker game on iOS that’s putting aside boundaries normal breaker games have. And for a short period, available for FREE on your iPad & iPhone! Thanks to AppEvent we're able to offer your Hyper Breaker Turbo for free until New Year's Eve! So get your next generation brick breaker on iOS before it's 2014!

Hyper Breaker Turbo is not just some ordinary breaker game based on a well known classic from the old days, but it’s actually a completely new action puzzle game like you’ve never seen before. Imagine a breaker game with actual multiple screen level design, ‘free’ paddle control which gives very precise control over the ball, realistic physics and more!

Features of the game
  • A brick breaker game you’ve never seen before!
  • Three completely different themes, with 25 levels each, that’s 75 levels in total! And more themes will arrive in the near future!
  • Easy, intuitive gameplay which contains physics and very precise paddle controls.
  • Full iPhone 5, iPad Retina support!
  • Running on 60 FPS. Smooth gameplay on every device you own!
  • Stunning, colourful graphics. Expect completely different look ‘n feel in all three themes.
  • Packed with Game Center leaderboard rankings, achievements & global achievements.
  • Join the world in getting those rare achievements which can only be attained by working together, breaking as much blocks as possible.
  • Music and SFX composed bij Martijn Vaassen. Has an ‘oldskool’ feeling to it which brings back those retro feelings you had while playing the classic breaker games.
  • Record your own gameplay! Integrated replay recordings, so you are able to share your gameplay videos instantly on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Made possible by Everyplay.
Get Hyper Breaker Turbo now for a limited time on the App Store!

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12/30/2013 - Play N Trade partners with RETRO Video Game Magazine
Play N Trade Partners With RETRO Video Game Magazine


Play N Trade and RETRO form a strategic partnership that allows gamers to keep up to date on the latest gaming news dedicated to the past, present, and future of retro gaming.

San Clemente, CA, December 27, 2013 – RETRO Video Game Magazine has announced Play N Trade “The Ultimate Entertainment Exchange Store” as their retail partner. The premier issue is due to launch mid January with available copies in all Play N Trade locations. Play N Trade stores already carry a wide assortment of retro games and consoles at a reasonable price.  Adding an extensive retrospective magazine to Play N Trade’s inventory will add uniqueness and compelling draw for the consumers.  Charles Beaupre, CEO of Play N Trade comments on this partnership, “We have been a staple in the retro gaming community for years. The partnership with RETRO Video Game Magazine is a great channel for our consumers to receive the latest in retro gaming news.” Our two organizations complement each other and we are very pleased to have RETRO as a retail partner. 

Retro Video Game Magazine will have three decades of renowned video game journalists that have been united to collaborate on the expansive subject of video gaming. RETRO will feature coverage of games from every era, including classic gaming systems, current and next generation consoles and upcoming independently funded projects. The magazine will feature retrospectives on classic consoles and games with an emphasis on ill-fated add-ons that made them famous. RETRO reviews classic games across countless genres.

Reviews of current generation products with a focus on franchise reboots, games with classic licensing tie-ins and modern games that build on 8, 16 and 32-bit gaming’s core principles. Mike Kennedy, Founder and President of RETRO comments on this partnership, “We are very excited to work with Play N Trade stores and to make RETRO available to their customers in North America.  Retro gaming is a common theme with both our organizations and working together and promoting one another makes so much sense.”

About Play N Trade
Play N Trade is one of the largest video game and consumer electronics retail franchises worldwide.  The company specializes in the sale, repair and trade-in of video games and consumer electronics.  Play N Trade stores offer a lifestyle experience in its innovative store design that provides an emotional attachment to the consumer’s passions. Many customers say simply “This is the best store I have ever been to!”  The company’s office is located in San Clemente, CA. For more information please visit
www.playntrade.com.

About Retro Video Game Magazine
RETRO Video Game Magazine (ReadRetro.com) is a new, print and digital format magazine dedicated to the past, present and future of RETRO gaming.  Publisher, Mike Kennedy recruited an all-star team of gaming journalists from the past three decades to provide new and original content in the pages of RETRO.  RETRO Video Game Magazine joins the GameGavel.com network, a network of websites for gamers combining video gaming content, commerce and community.

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