Friday, January 24, 2014
01/14/2014 - Crave Creative Games Announces Pinball Block Breaker Craft
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January 24, 2014 - Crave Creative Games
(http://www.cravecreative.com/) is pleased to announce Pinball Block Breaker Craft.
Pinball Block Breaker Craft - Create and play your own block breaker levels.
Block Breaker Craft is a mashup between pinball, breakout and crafting style games. You create and play your own levels. The
Minecraft inspired theme has 27 different blocks to build your levels with. Once you create a level you can play it to see
if you can complete it.
- Fun Mashup Between Pinball, Breakout and
Crafting Style Games
- Create Your Own Levels
- Get 4 Stars By Completing A Level with 1 Ball
- 27 Different
- Minecraft Inspired Theme
- Fun For Everyone
About Crave Creative Games:
Mike Hempfling has been making apps since early 2011.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/24/2014 - Konami demonstrates new DDR Classroom Edition
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Edition steps out
‘Exergaming’ – a fun, new way to exercise for schools and fitness centres
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. announces that it will be demonstrating a new
classroom edition based on its multi-million selling ‘Exergaming’ series, DanceDanceRevolution, that is suited
for classes in places such as schools, community and fitness centres, at the upcoming BETT 2014 Show. BETT is an event that
covers learning technology and innovative solutions to inspire and offer tips for primary, secondary, higher education, as
well as workplace learning and development environments.
DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition
is an interactive video game that promotes physical activity via dance and movement. The PC-based system allows for up to
48 wireless dance mat controllers to be linked, whereupon users then have to match a series of onscreen arrows with the correct
corresponding icon on the mat.
The system then allows teachers to track vital information such as steps taken,
Body Mass Index (BMI), and the calories burned by each user. Each user is also given an individual card that allows them to
store their progress and monitor their efforts on an ongoing basis.
KONAMI’s DanceDanceRevolution series
has long been recognized by leading researchers and Doctors as an innovate and fun way of promoting a healthy lifestyle and
combating obesity, with studies showing that playing DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition for 40 minutes
is the equivalent to a 5k run. The system – termed ‘Exergaming’ – has enjoyed huge success in the
US and Canada, and will be revealed for the first time at this year’s Bett event in London’s EXCEL Venue.
BETT takes place January 22nd-25th, and is the global meeting place for the educational technology
community, and KONAMI will be demonstrating DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition through the four-day event.
DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition: Key Facts
·Link up to 48 wireless mats
·Charge rack for compact and easy storage
·Smart card system to monitor progress
·Programmable sessions: determine time
and add breaks for tailored use
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/24/2014 - GameSpree Announces New Kings and Legends Reckoning Update
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KINGS AND LEGENDS FACES
Gets Tons Of New Content
January 24, 2014 -- GameSpree, publisher of free-to-play browser
games is extremely pleased to announce the release of Update 1.4 “The Reckoning” to Kings and Legends, the unique
strategy/TCG, free2play browser title. This huge update adds new Cards, Races, Events, Equipment, Bosses to challenge
and a brand-new game mode called City Defense! To join in the action, players can visit http://kingsandlegends.com/
The Reckoning is here!
The action unfolds in the latest update featuring two exciting new card races: Dragons and Angels. The Reckoning is
an expansive 3-part update that adds a host of Dragon and Angel cards that players can collect through new events!
Battle the Queen of Dragons in “Challenge Veraaksia,” and earn points to spend on new Dragon Cards, but be quick
to fight through the waves of her draconic offspring, Veraaksia will wipe out your party if you take too long! Dragons are
popular in a fight, their low-cooldown, good attack and draconic abilities make them great assault units.
Tower adds a new element to the popular Ascension Tower; a colossus of 50-levels of challenges. Now you can face the might
of the Heavens and earn points to redeem on collecting Angelic cards; these great support and utility cards help control the
battlefield with Healing abilities and great Area of effect spells to stall your opponents advance.
Man the battlements:
City-Defense is a brand new Game mode pitting players against each other in assault-style battles. Hide units in a Fog of
War and devise cunning ambushes, or take the fight to the enemy and complete Quests to discover Rune-formulas!
powerful pieces of equipment can now be forged and add another layer of strategy to a battle!
In addition to all
this base-content, GameSpree is steadily and consistently releasing its own inspired and exclusive cards available only in
Kings and Legends!
“Long-term motivation and balancing is a key focus of our plans to develop the game experience
even further, identifying opportunities for new unique cards and tactics to make Kings and Legends more exciting than ever!”
said Thorsten Russ, Lead Producer.
Find out more about the game and play visit, www.kingsandlegends.com and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingsAndLegends and Twitter @KingsAndLegends
https://twitter.com/KingsAndLegends for exclusive codes and gameplay tips.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, January 23, 2014
01/23/2014 - 10 Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs
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10 New Rockstar Verified
GTA Online Jobs, Including the #CreatorWeekend Selections
Recently, we challenged the GTA Online community to show us their best Races and Deathmatches during our Social Club #CreatorWeekend for a chance at GTA$1M and an exclusive GTA Online license plate. Below
please find the Creator Weekend selections, along with five more community-created Jobs that will join the ranks of Rockstar
Verified content as part of our continued evolution of GTA Online. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available
during Freemode sessions for players across both Xbox 360 and PS3.
Twists and Twirls
A complex but beautifully constructed point-to-point through
some of Blaine County's iconic countryside. Follow the winding roads of Vinewood Hills as you race from Galileo Observatory
through to Tongva Valley. Car selection from the Sports class is key here - steer clear of the Comet's twitchy back end or
risk a fishtail festival. Tight turns and unforgiving cliff edges require deft use of the brake pedal, but don't be afraid
to go for broke when the opportunity arises.
Stars In Your Eyes
As the description so eloquently explains, this is "a tribute
to the legendary track 'Stars in Your Eyes' in GTA IV". Pick the fastest car in the garage for the long straightaways
on one of the busiest highways in Los Santos. Although Creator blueeyedbarbi advises that "you might want to turn traffic off if your reactions
aren't quick enough", we think it's better to leave them on for a hair-raising drive into oncoming traffic that could
leave the asphalt stained red.
Monaco Grand Prix GTA ed.
Another recreation of a famous real-world track, the Monaco Grand
Prix GTA ed. contains all the features of Southern Europe's iconic Grand Prix race track: empty urban streets, a seafront
setting, high end cars, a tricky hairpin, and two unforgiving chicanes that will slingshot you into the race lead, or through
your own windshield.
Casal Dos Ferros Race
A track for the Online racing purist. No novelty factors, no
sneaky tricks, no unwelcome distractions - this is raw and unadulterated driving where timing is everything and winning is
decided on milliseconds and inches. Use slipstreams to push yourself into the lead and don't look back, particularly as you
hurtle towards the water on the final straight down Del Perro Pier... and definitely don't blink.
Amongst the mansions of Vinewood Hills, a new build is going
up bringing downtown construction workers into uptown 'hoods. Tensions arise between these two tribes, and isolated firefights
break out across the elevated terrain. High walls and high end cars allow for a variety of maneuvers in this tricky Deathmatch.
We recommend taking the sniper rifle to the top of the mansion turrets or seek out the minigun and own the streets.
ROCKSTAR VERIFIED #CREATORWEEKEND SELECTIONS
4 Way Madness
This tight Downtown track is spread over four blocks and built
for aerial mayhem. 4 Way Madness forces players to jump cross each others paths through a central airborne death zone, flying
through mid-air in four different directions. Creator gangsterpdp has placed gas tanks beneath the airspace to ensure that any collision
results in instant death. Be sure to max out the starting grid, and then wait until the pack thins out for the carnage to
begin. So deliciously cruel and marvelously cunning we couldn't help but select gangsterpdp for the GTA$1M as well as an exclusive
CRE8R license plate.
Crastenburg Drifting Race
French-Canadian Creator WoriedNiko recommends turning the rain on to get the full experience from this
tight, twisting race constructed across several parking lots near Los Santos International. Barrels and containers have been
carefully positioned to create a series of on-a-dime turns and unforgiving chicanes best navigated via finessed tapping of
the handbrake to throw out the back end of your ride into a controlled, smooth drift. For designing a race that brilliantly
focuses on a specific racing technique, WoriedNiko gets the TOP CRE8R license plate and GTA$1M. Trés bien!
Laguna Seca Remake
Previously featured on the Rockstar Newswire as a Job that caught our eye, we gave GTAVDriver a Rockstar Verified
stamp of approval this week so that players on both platforms can enjoy this painstakingly detailed recreation of Southern
California's famous Laguna Seca raceway. Bookmark it now for long straights and tight 270 degree turns that will challenge
all your skills as a driver. The aptly named GTAVDriver also lands himself a NO1CRE8R License Plate and GTA$1M to spend on
high end cars to throw around the track.
unseenchaos26, recipient of a THECRE8R license plate, warns that the law of the urban
jungle reigns supreme in his well-crafted Deathmatch amongst the warehouses high-walled street alley littered with
heavy weapons, heavy armor and multiple entry points force you to keep moving, so campers be warned! The audacious play
is to snag an ATV from the perimeter, and charge through the burnt out cars and buses into the central corridor to try
and spring a surprise attack. When the coast is clear climb the ladder to the top of the warehouse overlooking the old
motel and pick off your respawned enemies from above.
The only #CreatorWeekend selection set outside of Los Santos,
eponymous creator terrynut6969 scoured the Blaine County landscape to find this cluster of buildings
set around a small airport hangar. terrynut6969 has earned his I CRE8 license plate by cleverly splitting the
space using wrecked buses that not only fit the derelict environment but create dynamic pathways and cover areas that set
up brutal head-to-head showdowns. The added cover allows for surprise attacks using assault shotguns spread throughout the
map, while isolated king-of-the-hill skirmishes will decide who owns the coveted positions atop the hangar and the air traffic
control tower. Best enjoyed beneath the cold blue desert moonlight.
Please note, in addition to occasionally changing
Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs
before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or
increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/23/2014 - Yoshi's New Island Arrives on Nintendo 3DS
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Embark on a magical journey with Baby Mario and the Yoshi clan in a quest to find Baby Luigi!
DROP INTO EGG ISLAND ON 14th MARCH WHEN YOSHI’S NEW ISLAND ARRIVES
ON NINTENDO 3DS
January 23rd 2014 – An enchanting adventure featuring ground pounds, flutter jumps, and
countless enemies to devour and turn into eggs awaits when Yoshi’s New Island, the latest instalment in the Yoshi platform series, launches for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems
on 14th March 2014. Rendered in a variety of art styles that illustrate the fairytale charm of
the Yoshi universe, Yoshi’s New Island invites you to gobble up or stomp on enemies big and small in a bid
to help safely reunite Baby Mario with his brother!
The tale of Yoshi’s New Island is a sequel
to the Super Nintendo title Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, and is set in a new location, Egg
Island. In this new chapter in the series, Baby Luigi has been whisked away once again, leaving it up to the Yoshi clan to
keep Baby Mario out of harm’s way and embark on a mission of discovery.
Yoshi fans who wish to book their
Egg Island adventure by pre-ordering a copy of Yoshi’s New Island before the game’s launch can receive
an added ‘egg-stra’ in the form of a handy Yoshi Egg Game Case - the perfect carrier with which to store copies
of your favourite Nintendo 3DS games or another cherished small item. Whether you have followed Yoshi-dedicated games since
the days of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, or are new to egg-throwing escapades of the Yoshi
clan, set out on a magical journey when Yoshi’s New Island releases exclusively for the Nintendo
3DS family of systems on 14th March.
Yoshi’s New Island will also be
available to via the official Nintendo Store.Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/23/2014 - Eath Defense Force 2025 release February 21st
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EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 2025
has gone gold and will release on February 21st with the first of three upcoming DLC mission packs
D3Publisher (D3P) today announced Earth
Defense Force 2025 has gone gold and will be available in EMEA for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on February 21st. In addition, three
mission packs will be available as downloadable content (DLC) with the first pack titled “Special Ops” available
starting on the date of launch.
Mission Packs to include: (Will also be available as a bundle)
Ops – Will feature 5 new missions for 2.99€/£2.39 on Xbox Live® and PlayStation®Network
and be available on February 21st.
·Mutant Rampage – Will feature 20 new
missions for 8.99€/£7.19 on Xbox Live® / £7.29 on PlayStation®Network and be available on February
·Beyond Despair – Will feature 20 new missions for 8.99€/£7.19
on Xbox Live® / £7.29 on PlayStation®Network and be available on March 12th.
Defense Force 2025 is under development by Sandlot and is rated PEGI 12. To find out more about Earth
Defense Force 2025 please visit http://bngames.eu/EDF2025 and www.facebook.com/EarthDefenseForce.
About Earth Defense Force 2025
Defense Force 2025 is the long awaited return in the Earth Defense Force (EDF) series from beloved Japanese
developer Sandlot. The insects return from dormancy to disturb the peace with over-the-top action and massive city-leveling
explosions that will entrench the EDF and the citizens of earth into a state of emergency.
Defense Force 2025 is an action shooting bonanza that arms players as an EDF soldier equipped with hundreds
of weapons, four new soldier classes and the training to exterminate insects of all sizes in the global quest to protect the
world from alien invasion. Featuring the largest number of missions from the series and includes four-player multiplayer,
Earth Defense Force 2025 is an all-out battle against the terrifying Ravagers that have come back
stronger than ever in their mission to destroy the planet.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
01/22/2014 - Classsic Shooter Blast Em comes to PC, MAC and Linux
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22nd January 2014, London. Veteran game developer Byron Atkinson-Jones today launches
his highly anticipated retro-styled shooter Blast Em! from his indie studio Xiotex Studios onto Steam for PC and
Mac in collaboration with the publisher Mastertronic.
DidThink you can blink? Think again. Old-school shooter Blast Em! speeds
to PC, Mac and Linux. Eye drops not included.
BLAST EM! is a return to the rock-hard-and-addictive games
of the 80s. Take charge of a space ship and battle your way through endless hordes of evil alien robots terror-bent on your
destruction while you try desperately to control your automatic blink reflex. Take your eyes off the game and it's time to
press the play button again!
Already attracting a lot of attention from its beta release, BLAST EM! came to life
after a chance meeting with the journalist Will Freeman in 2013 about a completely different game. Will is a massive fan of
the shoot-em-up genre and given the chance will talk about the subject until you lose the will to live. It was after one of
these epic chats that the seed of BLAST EM! was sown and over the next two months it germinated into a fully grown game. BLAST
EM! had a small experimental release on the developers own website but was then approached by the publisher Mastertronic who
really wanted to publish the game.
Taking its cues from an old browser-based shooter of the same name from Xiotex
Studios, Atkinson-Jones has crafted an intense new game that never lets up. With one life and an endless stream of unpredictable
enemies, obstacles and power-ups to navigate, the non-stop action, frenetic visuals and thumping soundtrack have already got
its early testers hooked, having been played over 11,500 times, with some of the testers playing it over 700 times each, some
playing it 400 times in just two days.
The game is also intended to help students and aspiring indies learn about
development. In addition to releasing the game itself, Xiotex Studios is also making the source code for the project available
to buy. Support for the next generation of indies doesn't end there though - he's also sharing updated sales and marketing
data daily in order to lift the veil on the challenge of discoverability for indie games developers.
Was designed and developed by Byron Atkinson-Jones, with art from Dugan Jackson and music from Gavin Harrison.
More information about the game can be found at www.BlastEm-game.com and about the developer at www.xiotex-studios.com. Follow on Twitter at @xiotex.
Blast Em! will be available at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/257630/$9.99 for the game but with 25% off in the first week.
for the source code to the game but with 50% off in the first week.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/22/2014 - Quark Games and Tilting Point Announce Multi Game Agreement
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CUPERTINO AND NEW
YORK – January 22, 2014 – Quark Games and Tilting Point today announced a partnership to develop and
market mobile and tablet games together. The agreement combines Quark’s creative vision and development talent with
funding, operational support, and marketing resources from Tilting Point to bring high quality, original game properties to
consumers everywhere. Quark Games is the 5th developer to partner with Tilting Point, a company formed by game
industry veterans with the goal of facilitating success for the world’s top independent developers in the highly competitive
mobile game market.
Quark Games and Tilting Point Partner on Multi-Game Agreement
“Quark is one of the few elite, independent developers in the world today with demonstrated
experience and success on mobile, which makes them an ideal partner for us,” said Tom Frisina, Executive Chairman of
Tilting Point. “Our role is to provide our partners with the resources, support, and marketing muscle they need to succeed,
while they focus on bringing their creative vision to life. This gives them the tools to compete with the biggest players
in mobile games.”
The new partnership between Quark and Tilting Point covers the development of multiple
titles, the first of which is currently in production. The games will focus on the core gamer segment and will offer strategic,
challenging, and deeply social gameplay experiences.
“We believe in making mobile games that give players
the ability to affect outcomes through skill and effort. Choices and consequences are what lead to high quality gameplay experiences
and emotional impact to the player,” said Eric Peng, Founder and CEO of Quark Games. “The team at Tilting Point
shares our vision and commitment to building better mobile games and provides us with valuable expertise and resources while
allowing us to retain control of our IP.”
Quark Games was formed in 2008 and has found success by offering
high-quality, hardcore gameplay experiences for mobile devices. Their games, which include Valor and Champs:
Battlegrounds, have been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS and Android devices.
Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios, with a focus
on the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets. Tilting Point empowers elite developers with expert resources, funding,
and operational support to give carefully selected games mainstream success. The company adheres to a core philosophy of putting
development talent first, advancing industry-leading analytics, and overcoming discoverability hurdles with aggressive, best-in-class
marketing. www.tiltingpoint.comAbout Quark Games
Quark Games is
a leading tablet and mobile game developer bringing high-quality and immersive gameplay experiences to gamers worldwide. Games
from Quark's dynamic portfolio have been downloaded more than 50 million times worldwide on iOS and Android devices. Founded
in 2008 with the mission to innovate, create, and engage across the mobile gaming industry, Quark Games is a privately held
company headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit: www.quarkgames.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas
01/22/2014 - Galaxy Run Update Adds 9 New Levels
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Galaxy Run Adds a Marathon of Fun
Update Adds Nine Free New Levels Daily
York – Jan. 21, 2014 – Like an interstellar marathon runner, Spiel Studios does not want the Galaxy Run to stop, so the developer has delivered a free update that adds nine new
levels daily to the iOS single-screen auto-runner.
Each of the three Galaxy Run worlds -, Perseus (Deep
Space), Drak-Nok (Desert Planet) and Aquarian (Blue World) - will receive three new levels every day. Players access
them via the bonus section that unlocks when the player completes that particular world, which adds hours of play onto the
already available 360 levels.
“The response to Galaxy Run has been overwhelming; the title has received
great feedback from the players and has a passionate fan base across all age groups” Mohit Sureka, CEO, Spiel Studios,
said. “Our community expressed a desire for more content, so we decided to go above and beyond their expectations
and deliver more content daily. The players will be able to download new levels directly from our servers, everyday!”
Spiel Studios is also developing a level editor through which players can create and share their own designed levels
and build a community. The Level Editor will be released later this year.
Galaxy Run can be downloaded
at the App Store.
To learn more about Spiel Studios , please visit http://www.spielstudios.com/Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
01/21/2014 - Dark Expanse Announces Logorasch Invasion Event
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On January 24rd 2014, the Logorasch Invasion Event will begin. The Logorasch,
due to rapid population growth, overcrowding, and a lack of resources, will abandon their planets and seek to invade a new
homeland. Over the next ten days, this energetic and unstable race will swarm from their underground lairs and threaten the
galaxy. Are you ready to help stop this menace?
Expanse: Have you captured a planet today? - Announcing the Logorasch Invasion Event!
Both the Andromeda galaxy, specifically designed for a relaxed
style of play, and the Black Eye 4X speed galaxy, designed for an intensive play style, are open to new and experienced gamers.
The Dark Expanse universe continues its dynamic evolution. A new galactic history story by William Snee
entitled “Whatever happened to the Zxylar?” has been added. As you can see, there's no better time to join
the growing number of Dark Expanse players. So have you captured a planet today?
Dark Expanse is a free to play
browser based galactic strategy game. The game offers players the chance to control their own fleet of spaceships, capture
solar systems, and the opportunity to become an intergalactic legend. Go to Dark Expanse and sign up for free today.
About Deorc Enterprise
started in 2009, is a company involved in online game development. Deorc Enterprise strives to deliver new and exciting content
ideas, and unique gameplay features for its current browser based game Dark Expanse.
About Dark Expanse
Dark Expanse© is a free-to-play, massive multi-player online real-time strategy game of galactic conquest. Local commanders
develop their resources, improve their planets, colonize new worlds, research new technologies and build space fleets while
defending their territory and conquering enemy worlds. Choose your friends and allies carefully because mutual offensive,
defensive and navigational capabilities can be achieved through combining forces with other commanders.
- 80,000 Stars, and Over 200,000 Planets
- 3 Dimensional Dynamic Universe
- 5 Playable Races
- 15 Ship Types
- 7 Government Types
- 25 Mission Types with 4
Levels of Mission Commitment
- and Persistent Combat Damage
For more information, please visit the Dark Expanse Online Manual. Also check out the Dark Expanse Facebook Page, for even more game details, and images.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/21/2014 - Heroes of Stalingrad gets a Release Date
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celebrate the release of Mark H. Walker’s latest design gem
LOCK’N LOAD HEROES OF STALINGRAD GETS A RELEASE DATE
Arlington, VT, 21st
January, 2014 - It’s been a long wait, but it’s almost over. The anticipation started to build before
Christmas when the game appeared to be almost complete. Years in development, Mark H. Walker’s Lock’n Load Heroes
of Stalingrad is now set to release on February 12th.
The game is the most accurate possible digital
representation of Lock’n Load’s engaging and immersive playability, while adding features that would be too fiddly
or complicated for a board game.
Two story-driven branching campaigns will take players through a series of tactically
challenging missions; first by deciding who to take into battle by carefully spending resources, and then by engaging on the
The game is of course designed by Mark H. Walker, and programmed by elements of the team responsible
for bringing you Panzer General Online. All the graphics are from some of the best board games artist around. David Julien,
Marc Schwanebeck, and Nicolas Eskubi have combined to make soldiers, tanks, and maps that pull you into the conflict and won’t
Check out the latest screenshots of the game and, if you want to know more about the game, visit the product page.
Matrix Games is part of the Slitherine Group
About the Slitherine Group
The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and
publisher of digital wargames and strategy games. Under the Slitherine ( www.slitherine.com), Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Ageod (www.ageod.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital
platforms, from home consoles to modern Smartphone’s and Tablets. Slitherine is also involved with book publishing,
board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®,
Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best
blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way. Together the Group companies form the world’s largest
organization specializing in this important and vibrant niche. The Slitherine Group’s mission over the coming years
is to lead the way in innovation and growth in an ever expanding segment of the entertainment industry.
by: E. Thomas
01/21/2014 - Special Effect's 24 Hour GameBlast Event Helps Disabled Gamer
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Ajay is one of the 75 teams and
individuals that have already registered to push themselves to their gaming limits to help people with disabilities.
Ajay's disability is no barrier to SpecialEffect gaming marathon
He’s signed up for SpecialEffect’s GameBlast event, where gamers will play hard in marathons lasting up to 24
hours to support the charity, who help people with disabilities to enjoy video games.
The teams will undertake
their marathons over the weekend of 21-23 February.
“If it wasn’t for SpecialEffect then many people
with disabilities, including myself, wouldn’t be able to play computer games,” said Ajay, who will be playing
an FPS for seven hours straight. “They’ve brought fun and inclusion back into many people’s lives.”
Ajay, an IT support analyst, has spinal muscular atrophy and hadn't been able to play since he lost his hand dexterity
when was 16 years old.
“I contacted SpecialEffect last year asking them if they could help me to get back
gaming again. I had lost the ability to use any type of games controller, but with their assistance and perseverance they
found a controller I could use along with voice recognition software.”
Ajay’s fundraising target is
£500, and you can support him at Ajay at http://www.justgiving.com/Ajay-Yadav. There’s a video of him using his gaming setup at http://www.specialeffect.org.uk/activities/ajay“It’s going to be a brilliant weekend,” said
Mark Saville, the charity’s Communications Officer. “Gamers all over the UK and beyond will be taking part, and
it’s a very powerful way of showing that games can be a force for good. We’re blown away by the response.”
The event will form part of the charity’s efforts to raise the £750,000 they require this year to meet
demand for their services.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, January 20, 2014
01/20/2014 - Brainwash from Paradox Coming to Mobile Devices
4:29 pm pst
India, (Jan 20, 2014) - Brainwash is a Valentine's Day Mind Control game for mobile phones and tablets that will be launched
worldwide on Feb 5, 2014 by GBoom Software. This role-playing game is a Valentine's Day paradox that challenges the player
to use wits and mind control to breakup Romeo and Juliet!
Brainwash is a Valentine's Day Paradox Game of Mind Control for Mobile
The trailer video is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seIfP5AUt2Y. Promotional codes are available on request if you wish to download and
try out the game prior to its launch. The game is available on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones Samsung Galaxy
S4, S3 and HTC One X.
Brainwash is presented in the form of an interactive story book spanning scenes, characters
and conversations. The plot unfolds purely based on the player's responses and actions. With each response, the story may
take a turn. The target audience are puzzle lovers and book worms. Additional information such as game screenshots and description
are available at http://www.gboom.in/brainwash-mind-control.
Brainwash: Mind Control is developed
by GBoom Software, a startup based out of Chennai, India. GBoom Software is a mobile app and media production firm that
specializes in product development for the mobile platform. GBoom is also into video production and runs a service for producing
marketing & tutorial videos for mobile applications.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
01/20/2014 - The Kingdoms Bundle Comes to Steam
4:21 pm pst
Cast a spell on the January blues with The Kingdoms Bundle
Serving up six Steam keys for just $2.99, the latest bundle from Bundle Stars (www.bundlestars.com) is sure to dispel the January blues.
Making your money stretch
further, The Kingdoms Bundle delivers a feast of five strategy games and one RPG – saving you 95% compared
to the normal retail price.
Create a global empire in the highly rated Europa Universalis III Complete*; cast
spells and wreak havoc in Magicka*; trade, negotiate or fight in Europa Universalis: Rome -
Gold Edition; enter World War II as any country in Hearts of Iron III*; create a space empire in Swords
of the Stars Complete Collection, and fight epic 3D battles in The Kings' Crusade.
games run on Windows PC and two of the games (Europa Universalis III Complete and Hearts of Iron III)
work on Mac. Three games (marked with an asterisk) also include Steam Trading Cards which can be collected and traded.
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01/20/2014 - Tail Drift is Coming to Mobile
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Tail Drift, Winner Of
Unity’s 'Flash In A Flash' Contest Is Coming To Mobile
Brisbane, 20th January, 2014 - Attract Mode Games and Right Pedal Studios are thrilled to announce
that Tail Drift, winner of Unity’s “Flash in a Flash” contest is finally coming to iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
and Android devices this year.
Tail Drift is an arcade flight racing game that challenges players to maneuver a
plane along a 3D tubular track which runs below, above, around and through floating islands, hot-air balloons and other obstacles
that the player must avoid to win the race.
Tail Drift won the “Flash in a Flash” contest against stiff
competition and was praised by Unity for it’s creativity and fun and for showing off the amazing technology of Unity.
“It’s great to get the chance to realize the game I always wanted to, ” said Cameron Owen, creator
of Tail Drift.
Tail Drift is scheduled for a 2014 release on smart phones and tablets.
You can play
the demo that won Unity’s “Flash in a Flash” competition here:
About Tail Drift
Tail Drift won Unity’s
“Flash in a Flash” competition back in 2012, and is an arcade racing game where the player flies along a tubular
track. It a variety of features beautiful and fantastic environments to race around, over a series of different racing leagues.
·Lots of tracks with unique environments.
·Multiple racing leagues to play through.
·Plenty of game modes, including classic racing, time trial
·Daily challenges with rewards.
·Leaderboards to compete against your friends and
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