Thursday, March 27, 2014
03/27/2014 - Legions of Steel Returns as Mobile Game
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A classic sci-fi series from the 90’s is born again on iOS
Legions of Steel is back!
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
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
03/26/2014 - Zombie Studios Celebrates 20 Years
2:54 pm pdt
The Passion of the Undead
Zombie Studios Celebrates 20 Years
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 @ZombieStudiosSubmitted by: E. Thomas
03/26/2014 - Ouya Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Special Sale
2:49 pm pdt
Seven Great Games
From Early OUYA Developers on Sale Until Tuesday, April 1
OUYA Celebrates Its Founders on One-year Anniversary
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:
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.
- 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%
- 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
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
03/25/2014 - Total War SHOGUN 2Coming to Mac
3:46 pm pdt
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
Total War: SHOGUN 2 Brings Clan Warfare to the Mac This Spring
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.”
requirements and a minisite dedicated to Total War: SHOGUN 2 for the Mac will be revealed closer to the release date
A trailer for Total War: SHOGUN 2 is available now on Feral’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsIyU0Qkp6Y).
Submitted by: E. Thomas
03/25.2014 - New Digimon April Events
3:43 pm pdt
Shake A Leg Before This Digimon
SHAKOMON SHAKES UP DIGIMON MASTERS
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.
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/digimonmastersPlayers can learn more about the game and download it for free
at http://www.joymax.comSubmitted by: E. Thomas
03/25/2014 - New Extreme Simulator Game Bundle
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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).
New $4.99 bundle offers simulator games worth $150!
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
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
- 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
The Extreme Sims 2 Bundle is available for a limited time only from http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/extreme-sims-2/.
by: E. Thomas
Monday, March 24, 2014
03/24/2014 - Fairplay Media Announces MacGyver Mobile Game
2:38 pm pdt
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!
FAIRPLAY DO ‘A MACGYVER’!
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
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!”
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.
by: E. Thomas
03/24/2014 - LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Announced for Nintendo 3DS & PS Vita
2:32 pm pdt
Warner Bros. Interactive
Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announce LEGO® NinjagoTM: NindroidsTM for Nintendo 3DS &
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, 2014 – Go,
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.
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.
Submitted by: E. Thomas