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Thursday, March 27, 2014

03/27/2014 - Legions of Steel Returns as Mobile Game
Legions of Steel is back!

A classic sci-fi series from the 90’s is born again on iOS and Android

Epsom, UK – March 27, 2014.

Fans of Legions of Steel - a boardgame designed by Clark Browning, Marco Pecota and Derrick Villeneuve – the French developers from Studio Nyx (
www.studio-nyx.com) are working on reviving the eternal war between the Empire of the Machines and the factions from the Milky Way.

The Slitherine Group and Studio Nyx are now combining their efforts to develop a new game under the official Legions of Steel license. This adaptation for iOS and Android devices, will feature gameplay that both capture the essence of the original boardgame, and delivers the standards expected by modern gamers.
The team behind this project consists of veterans of the game industry. Sharing a passion for Legions of Steel they are fully committed to making a vibrant tribute to the series with this digital adaptation.

Soon players will be able to take command of Human and Machine squads during intense battles in solo and multiplayer modes. So stay tuned as we are likely to unveil more assets and information in the upcoming weeks!

Our tablet catalogue continues to grow”, said JD McNeil Chairman of the Slitherine Group. “This new partnership with Studio Nyx builds on our strategy of expanding the number of quality games that we are releasing for portable platforms, aimed specifically at our dedicated audience. It also displays our commitment in helping our developers to deliver their very ambitious projects to the market and supporting them throughout the development cycle to create these very unique games”.

Slitherine is part of the Slitherine Group

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

03/26/2014 - Zombie Studios Celebrates 20 Years
Zombie Studios Celebrates 20 Years

The Passion of the Undead

Seattle, WA - In 1994, the doors of Zombie Studios looked a lot different. Located in the bustling Columbia Tower on the 69th floor in Seattle, the 250 square foot office was all that two new CEO’s to the game industry could need, but that would soon change. Current CEO, Joanna Alexander remarks on those early days, “We were excited to have our first space, thrilled to be pursuing a longtime passion. We never dreamed we’d be here twenty years later, only two blocks away in a 10,000 square foot building.” Today, on the verge of their 20th Anniversary the company still feels young and, true to their age, constantly evolving with the industry they’ve come to love.

With over 28 titles under their belt, designed and produced on every major platform including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, iOS, Android and PlayStation 4, Zombie Studios has long since established themselves as a strong independent force in the game industry.  They have also been at the forefront of Serious Games, developing simulation, education and training applications for the last 20 years.

Zombie hasn’t stopped to look back though, as Studio Director Jared Gerritzen says, “We are constantly learning, pushing ourselves with each new project and becoming the masters of our domain. Anyone can say this, but we truly love every step of the process in creating a great game and enjoy challenging each other with each new project.” It shows in Zombie’s business model as well, debuting their first self-published title Blacklight: Retribution currently in Beta on the PlayStation 4, and preparing to release the first Unreal Engine 4 title Daylight on PC and PlayStation 4 next month.

Zombie Studios’ 20th year finds them speeding up rather than slowing down, and Gerritzen couldn’t be prouder of the where the studio has gone and is headed. “We are gearing up to bring Blacklight out of Beta, loving the way Phantom Army is looking, and have multiple projects in the works. The years keep getting better and better for us.”

For additional information, please visit
http://www.zombie.com and follow @ZombieStudios

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03/26/2014 - Ouya Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Special Sale
OUYA Celebrates Its Founders on One-year Anniversary

Seven Great Games From Early OUYA Developers on Sale Until Tuesday, April 1

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - March 26, 2014 - OUYA today announced that in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the console’s launch, seven games from seven of the first developers to build games for OUYA will be on sale for the next week. The games being celebrated are:
  • DubWars (Helium Interactive LLC): A top-down, rhythm-based shooter where your weapon is controlled by the power of music—33% off
  • The Ball (Tripwire Interactive): Explore ancient ruins and battle hordes of enemies using the mysterious power of a giant stone ball in this first person action-adventure game—60% off
  • Deep Dungeons Of Doom (Bossa Studios): Take on the horrors of the deep in a retro dungeon crawler that’s easy to learn and hard to master—50% off
  • Natural Soccer (Thorsten Schleinzer): Arcade soccer action inspired by 90’s classics like “Kick-Off” and “Sensible Soccer”—33% off
  • The Little Crane That Could (Abraham Stolk): Test your heavy construction skills as you tackle diverse puzzles from the seat of a crane, truck, forklift, and more—50% off
  • Knightmare Tower (Juicy Beast Studio): Rescue princesses as you escape rising lava in this action-packed arcade climber—50% off
  • Beast Boxing Turbo (Goodhustle Studios, Inc.): Trade blows with horrible monsters in this fast-paced first-person boxing game—50% off
With more than 725 games now available on OUYA, this sale is a salute to the developers who took a chance on OUYA and provided games early on. All games can be purchased directly through your OUYA.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

03/25/2014 - Total War SHOGUN 2Coming to Mac
Total War: SHOGUN 2 Brings Clan Warfare to the Mac This Spring

Feral Interactive today announced that the historical strategy game Total War: SHOGUN 2 will be released on the Mac this spring. Developed by Creative Assembly™ and published by SEGA ® for Windows, this is the latest installment in the critically acclaimed Total War series to be brought to the Mac by Feral, following Rome, Empire and Napoleon.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 places the series’ celebrated gameplay elements of real-time battle tactics and turn-based political strategy against the dramatic backdrop of the Sengoku, or 'Warring States' period of 16th century Japan. As leader of one of nine competing clans, players will attempt to dominate Japan and become shogun, unifying the country under one undisputed ruler.

Players will deploy their clan’s unique mastery of a particular aspect of warfare as they command samurai, ninjas and warrior monks in spectacular battles across snowcapped mountains, heavily fortified hilltop citadels and fields garlanded with cherry blossom. Off the battlefield, they can develop infrastructure, research new technologies and improve their political position by pursuing intelligent diplomacy and using covert agents to bend rival clans to their will.

The release of Total War: SHOGUN 2 on the Mac will be accompanied by all the additional content packs already released for Windows. This includes the Rise of the Samurai Campaign DLC pack, which challenges players to establish Japan’s first shogunate, 400 years before the events of the main game.

Total War: SHOGUN 2 is a meticulous depiction of an exciting period in Japanese history,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “From the AI’s use of authentic Samurai battle tactics to the Japanese woodcut style of the UI, every aspect of the game is rendered in evocative detail.”

Pricing, system requirements and a minisite dedicated to Total War: SHOGUN 2 for the Mac will be revealed closer to the release date and available

A trailer for Total War: SHOGUN 2 is available now on Feral’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsIyU0Qkp6Y).

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03/25.2014 - New Digimon April Events
SHAKOMON SHAKES UP DIGIMON MASTERS

Shake A Leg Before This Digimon Disappears!

March 25, 2014 - Leading online game developer and publisher Joymax is combining together fan favorite events for a huge April celebration in their worldwide sensation MMO, Digimon Masters, this month!  Whether you’re looking to gain a new digital friend, grab a new mercenary follower, or grab a sweet new ride, you can do it all!  Tamers can peruse the full details of this huge event at
http://www.joymax.com and download the game today.

It’s what’s on the inside that counts:  Shakomon may look peculiar with its hard exterior shell, but crack it open and you’ll find a cute Digimon secretly hiding inside!  They use this cute face to lure other Digimon into their attack range, and then let loose with a Water Screw and Black Pearl special attacks.  This Digimon will only be available for sale until April 11th, so Tamers who want to grab this unique crustacean shouldn’t dally!

If seafood isn’t your flavor, then perhaps the monthly Log In Event will be more palatable?  From March 25th through April 22nd, players who return to the Digital World daily will be amply rewarded.  Staying logged in for 30 minutes nets players a basket of Mysterious Growth Fruit, at one hour 3 Capsule Coins will appear, after two hours a 1000% Amplification Booster is awarded, and the final reward at three hours is an Easter Bunny coin!  Players can earn one of each reward per day.

Bunny Coins can be used in exchange for a variety of items.  As players will have the opportunity to win only 30 of these precious coins, they will need to decide carefully what to purchase:

3 Coins: Backup Discs
5 Coins: 7 Day Jogress Chip
10 Coins: 30 Day DigiAura
15 Coins: Reinforced Mercenary Digiegg
20 Coins: Digimon Archive
25 Coins: Random Reinforced Mystery Mercenary Digiegg (Level 4)

Check out Digimon Masters today before all these gifts disappear!  Fans can find everything and anything about Digimon Masters Online on its official Facebook page, which has more than 388,000 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

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03/25/2014 - New Extreme Simulator Game Bundle
New $4.99 bundle offers simulator games worth $150!

March 25th, 2014 – Are you feeling EXTREME? Then grab a piece of the action and enjoy intense thrills with the new Extreme Sims 2 Bundle from Bundle Stars (www.bundlestars.com).

The Extreme Sims 2 Bundle is a new collection of 10 Steam games for Windows®, all for just $4.99 – that’s an amazing saving of $150!

Take a white knuckle ride on your own roller coaster; get your racing kicks in realistically modelled classic sports cars; plunge into daredevil aerial dogfights above the jungles of Vietnam...and much more!

From farming to zoo keeping, from tow trucks to pimped up rides, The Extreme Sims 2 Bundle has plenty to keep simulator fans busy. In total, you’re saving 97% off the combined retail price of these games:

* Roller Coaster Rampage
  • RACE: WTCC + Caterham Expansion
  • Professional Farmer 2014
  • Air Conflicts: Vietnam
  • Bridge Project
  • Towtruck Simulator 2015
  • Warehouse and Logistics Simulator
  • World of Zoo
  • Pole Position 2012
  • Ride ‘em Low


After redeeming your bundle keys on Steam (a free user account is required), download your games and start playing straight away.
The Extreme Sims 2 Bundle is available for a limited time only from
http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/extreme-sims-2/.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

03/24/2014 - Fairplay Media Announces MacGyver Mobile Game
FAIRPLAY DO ‘A MACGYVER’!

Birmingham, UK – 24th March 2014 – Mobile game publisher, Fairplay Media, has put all the pieces together to bring the classic American action-adventure series, MacGyver, to the mobile games arena!

MacGyver was a hit television series in the 80’s and 90’s about the adventures of a laid-back but extremely resourceful secret agent whose main asset was his practical application of scientific knowledge and ingenious use of whatever common items were at hand to confront any crisis.

Created by Lee Zlotoff, the original show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and by 1994 was released in over 70 different worldwide markets. Due to popular demand, two TV-movies were released in 1994. MacGyver is still showing around the globe to this day.

Fairplay’s CEO, Simon Phillips enthused “Who doesn’t know MacGyver? To most people MacGyver is a household name that conjures up so many fond memories of puzzle solving, ingenuity and doing ‘a MacGyver’. We’ve been talking to Lee for some time and have constantly discussed different ways of bringing Mac to the mobile games market and we were delighted to be able find a way to do just that!”
“We’re excited to be able to bring MacGyver up to date and into the mobile games market. Games are the perfect way for Mac to start new adventures with both the existing fans and an entirely new global audience as well.  I’m looking forward to working with the team at Fairplay and seeing Mac back in action” said Zlotoff. “What’s more, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the game will go to support The MacGyver Foundation.”

The first MacGyver title is already deep in development and due to be announced in the coming weeks.

About Fairplay Media
Fairplay Media is a global publisher of mobile games and apps. Formed in 2007 by Geoff Brown and Simon Phillips, Fairplay’s roots can be traced back to the very beginnings of video game history when Mr Brown founded U.S. Gold in 1984. Bringing 30 years of game publishing, development, licensing, marketing and distribution experience together, Fairplay Media develops and publishes original IP as well as acquiring 3rd party licenses and products.

www.fairplay-media.com
facebook.com/fairplaymedialtd
@fairplaymedia

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03/24/2014 - LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Announced for Nintendo 3DS & PS Vita
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announce LEGO® NinjagoTM: NindroidsTM for Nintendo 3DS & PlayStation® Vita
Popular LEGO videogame franchise is back with high-kicking action! Become the ultimate Ninja and battle to save Ninjago City against the evil Overlord
London, UK – 24th March, 2014Go, LEGO Ninjago, go!  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced the second installment to the highly popular LEGO Ninjago franchise, LEGO ® Ninjago™: Nindroids™ comes to the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and PlayStation ® Vita handheld entertainment system this summer. Developed by Hellbent Games in partnership with TT Games, the latest LEGO handheld game delivers a high-kicking action oriented gameplay experience based on the hit LEGO Ninjago TV show and play theme. 

“It’s been over two years since we introduced our first LEGO Ninjago game, and we are excited to bring the series back for our fans with LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “Young gamers will have loads of fun playing as their favorite Ninja, and we’re introducing new characters and new villains – it’s the ultimate Ninja action game for kids!”

LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids will feature 30 fast-paced, action-packed levels that follow the key plot scenarios featured in the “LEGO Ninjago Rebooted” animated series. In the game, the player must fight like a true Spinjitsu Master, using special moves and combo attacks or secret weapons like Technoblades to hack into computers to solve puzzles and defend the city. 

LEGO  Ninjago: Nindroids players will face their greatest challenge as they work to protect New Ninjago City from the Overlord’s Nindroid army.  Infiltrate Borg Tower, fly the Kai Fighter and face off against the evil Tech Wu. Take to the streets in Cole’s Earth Mech and Jay's Thunder Raider, defend the skies in Zane's Ninjacopter, escape Pythor on Lloyd’s Golden Cycle, and enter the Digiverse for an epic final battle. Story mode features additional favorite characters like Nya, Sensei Garmadon, Samurai X, and PIXAL.
LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids is an action oriented sequel to the wildly successful LEGO Battles: Ninjago (2011), which was released for the Nintendo DS™ and developed by Hellbent Games in partnership with TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  The LEGO Ninjago handheld videogame series has sold more than two million units worldwide to-date.

For more information on LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids, please visit:
http:// www.lego.com/ninjago.

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