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Friday, April 4, 2014

04/04/2014 - DigThatBox Announces Arcade Token Gallery 2014
Arcade Token Gallery 2014

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Welcome to our 2014 arcade token celebration! In this gallery we will be posting a new token every day for the next 61 days. Our countdown concludes with the reveal of our brand new Five Year Anniversary Token! Learn the complete history of our collectible coins. Click the link to see cool and unique tokens from around the world.

Click Here to Visit the Gallery

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

04/03/2014 - Dragon Saga Announces Character Jump Event
DRAGON SAGA WELCOMES EUROPEAN PLAYERS WITH CHARACTER JUMP EVENT

New and Old players are ready to Jump into the Action!

BUENA PARK, Calif (April 3, 2014) – WarpPortal is excited to welcome European players of Dragonica to join the Dragon Saga server. To kick things off Dragon Saga will be hosting a special Jump into the Action Event that will allow them to create a level 40 character nearly instantly! More information can be found at
https://playdragonsaga.com
           
With the European Dragonica server closing April 30th, the European territory has been acquired by Dragon Saga and will now allow players to create characters on the WarpPortal server. To celebrate the occasion, Dragon Saga will have a Jump in the Action Event for the entire month of April, which will grant players the chance to create one level 40 character nearly instantly. To qualify, they must have (or already own) a level 5 character on the account.

About Dragon Saga
Dragon Saga
(Rated E 10+) is a free action/fantasy 3D Side Scrolling MMORPG, where players explore a world in which Dragons roam the land and sky, and civilizations thrive with extraordinary magical powers. The world of Dragon Saga, will take new adventures into the discovery of its riches and traditions. Dragon Saga compliments the hyper quick game play with visually beautiful settings. More information can be found at
www.playdragonsaga.com

About WarpPortal
Developed by world renowned Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMORPG) publishing giant, Gravity Interactive, Inc., WarpPortal is the newest online platform for North American gamers. Users able to utilize a single login-account for multiple game accesses and manage their online accounts for some of the hottest online titles including Ragnarok Online, Rose Online, Requiem: Memento Mori, Dragon Saga, casual games and more. Additional highlights of the site include community forums, online support and the Gateway system-an application that provides users’ access to gaming news, community communication and music all from one online application.  More information can be found at
www.warpportal.com

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04/03.2014 - Hero Generations Launches New Kickstarter Campaign
Hero Generations, “The 5-Minute Civilization” returns via Kickstarter from the creator of Highgrounds

Heart Shaped Games Revives IndieCade Finalist Strategy/Rogue-like game Hero Generations on Kickstarter

SEATTLE, Washington. - Apr. 3, 2014 –Hero Generations, independent game designer Scott Brodie’s unique strategy/Rogue-like game is returning with the help of a crowd funding campaign
now live on Kickstarter.com. A Finalist at IndieCade 2011, Hero Generations is a quick-playing turn-based strategy game that takes inspiration from rogue-likes, 4X strategy, and independent art games. It has been described as  the offspring of  Sid Meier’s CivilizationJason Rohrer’s  Passageand  The Legend of Zelda. In the game, each turn your hero takes costs them one year of their life. Heroes age, seek out fame, find a mate, and have a child in order to build a lasting legacy.

The new version of the game sports a gorgeous new art style, epic overworld map, city crafting, all new generational traits, and more. The game is targeting a PC, Mac, and Linux release, along with the OUYA console thanks to the “OUYA Double Our Funds” program.

Learn more and back the project now on Kickstarter.com:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/786551472/hero-generations

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

04/02/2014 - Havok's Next Gen Physics Powering inFAMOUS Second Son
Havok’s Next-Gen Physics Powering inFAMOUS Second SonTM On the PlayStation®4 system

April 2, 2014 - San Francisco - Havok™, a leading provider of 3D interactive game development technology, announced today that its next generation physics engine is powering inFAMOUS Second Son™, the recently released PlayStation®4 exclusive video game title from Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA).

Havok’s next generation physics technology has been re-architected from the ground up to offer developers a smoother performance profile, enhanced run-time and reduced memory footprint enabling maximum physical fidelity with unprecedented performance.

The development team at Sucker Punch Productions has made full use of Havok’s latest physics technology in conjunction with their in-house engine to bring the highly interactive world to life, where seamless collision detection, as well as realistic simulation of objects, debris are controlled by Havok’s next-gen physics technology.

“Havok’s newest and latest physics technology delivers significant technical innovations in performance and memory utilization allowing developers to leverage the incredible capabilities of platforms like the PlayStation 4 to take simulation to the next level” said David Coghlan, President & Managing Director at Havok. “Havok’s advanced physics technology and Sony’s robust hardware open up the possibilities for impressive titles like inFAMOUS Second Son.”

For more information about Havok, please visit:
www.havok.com.

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04/02/2014 - Digimon Masters Announces Easter Update
BLAST INTO EASTER WITH DIGIMON MASTERS


New Riding Mode, Easter Eggs, and More!

April 2, 2014 - Leading online game developer and publisher Joymax is celebrating Easter with new and exciting events this April in their worldwide, sensational MMO Digimon Masters!  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 downloading the game today.

Riding mode has now been available for three months, and Easter marks the third update to the new system!  Tamers will need to collect 5 Mode Selector pieces to saddle up their new mounts, which include Blacksaintgalgomon and Victorygreymon; both of these Digimon have bipedal riding modes, so if you’re not keen about four legged friends, these are the mounts for you!  Selecting, raising, and digivolving Digimon who offer a riding mode continues to be a hot trend in the Digital World in 2014.

What’s Easter without a few hidden eggs!  From now until April 22nd, hunt level-appropriate Digimon and there’s a chance they’ll drop a Miracle Sapphire!  These eggs drastically increase the amount of EXP that a player earns – and aren’t attached to a time limit.  Both the Tamer Miracle Sapphire and the Digimon Miracle Sapphire will grant the recipient a bonus 661, 500 EXP over time.  Grab these goodies before they disappear with the Easter Bunny.

This is in addition to the Easter Bunny coin log-in event, where players can earn prizes including a Level 4 Random Reinforced Mystery Mercenary Digi-egg!  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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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

04/01/2014 - Steampunk Airship RPG coming to iOS
Steampunk Airship RPG coming to iOS

Become a Rebel Captain! Liberate us from the Imperial Tyrants!

LOS ANGELES, Calif.  - April 1, 2014 – BoxCat Games, the 2-man indie developer team of the award winning mobile game, Nameless: The Hackers RPG, now feverously working on their next title, Flying Fortress RPG, which is expected to release Q3 2014.

Flying Fortress RPG takes place in a futuristic steampunk universe that combines deep character narratives with lush pixel art environments in epic airship battle gameplay!  The game will feature 108 collectible story-driven characters, the ability to craft and tinker with airships setups, and an exploration-based culture filled with kooky inventors, ruthless air-pirates, zealous Imperials, and a desperate rebellion force.

The spirit of adventure goes mobile with Flying Fortress RPG!  Live out your dreams of becoming an airship pirate as you save the land from total Imperial rule!

BoxCat is offering an exclusive airship to players who join the Rebel Coalition & a chance to participate in the limited closed beta.  Sign up at the Rebel Recruitment Page.

Rebel Recruitment Page
http://ff.box.cat

Preview Story Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTB6qhfRm20

ABOUT BOXCAT GAMES
BoxCat Games is an award-winning Los Angeles-based video game development studio that focuses on making story driven narrative games with awesome UI for mobile. Founded by James Liu, a former White Hat security expert and Stephen Ip, a Japanese Hip Hop producer, BoxCat Games has been turning heads with their debut game, Nameless: the Hackers RPG. Winner of SlideDB’s App of the Year 2013 Interaction Award and 148Apps Editor’s Choice, Nameless: the Hackers RPG continues to bring a unique perspective to the JRPG category. With over 2000 reviews internationally and an average of 4.7 ratings, Nameless: the Hackers RPG has quickly become a must-have for any iOS RPG player. Moving forward, BoxCat Games aims to release more titles in 2014. More information about the studio can be found at
http://box.cat.

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04/01/2014 - Starpoint Gemini 2 New Beta Update
NO APRIL FOOLS WITH STARPOINT GEMINI 2: NEW BETA UPDATE

New Dazzling Looking Wormholes and Particle Effects, New ‘Smuggle’ Mission and Fresh Screenshots

Haarlem, The Netherlands – April 1, 2014 – No joke here, indie developer Little Green Men Games is spoiling its community today with a brand new update to space sim Starpoint Gemini 2 (PC), currently available on Steam’s
Early Access program and growing ever more popular as it nears completion. This first post-Beta update brings the game just that much closer to final launch, and features a number of improvements and community-suggested tweaks. Also included is the brand new  smuggle Freelance mission and many visual enhancements have been made to fine-tune the game.

Important Update Notes Include:
  • UPDATED: Wormholes received a visual and physics overhaul
  • UPDATED: It is no longer possible to dock on hostile stations/planets
  • UPDATED: HUD markers transparency now depends on distance to object
  • ADDED: Smuggle Freelance mission
  • ADDED: Particle effects on ships when being damaged
  • ADDED: Heavy weapons can now force a ship to drop Power to Engines
  • FIXED: Several bugs, amongst others in dialog panel issues and ship assembly
For a full list of changes please visit the official Steam community hub HERE

Starpoint Gemini 2 is currently in Beta on Steam’s Early Access program and is set to launch later in Q2 on Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/236150

About Starpoint Gemini 2
In this sequel to Starpoint Gemini, players will captain their own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D in this tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth! Space has never looked so inviting – but images can betray... It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, and the situation in the war-torn system is further from resolution than ever before.

Key features:
  • Complex, but easy-to-use RPG system, now coupled with dynamic real-time 3D combat.
  • Explore the dynamic game world as a whole, rather than through individual maps. 
  • Use T-Gates, wormholes and rift ways to travel faster around the Gemini System. 
  • Fifty diverse factions ranging from states and companies to outlaws, locked in a power struggle, with over 100 commodities to trade or plunder. 
  • Special revocable licenses acquired from factions offer various bonuses and unlock new options. 
  • Hire mercenary captains to follow you on your travels and share your fate, and employ officers to fill key positions on your ship (engineering, navigation, tactical). 
  • Random missions get generated depending on the player’s actions and allegiances. 
  • More than 70 unique ships, fully upgradeable with various ship systems, with, amongst other things, visible turrets, and a large arsenal of heavy weapons to blast enemies to pieces. 
  • Direct ship controls create complete immersion. 
  • Advanced physics provided by NVIDIA PhysX technology

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04/01/2014 - Gameday Releases Doors & Rooms 2
Puzzle Your Way Out of Doors & Rooms 2 from Gameday


SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 1, 2014 – The newest installment for Gameday’s puzzle escape series, Doors & Rooms 2, has been released today worldwide on both the iOS and Android stores. It is the sequel to the #1 free Puzzle and Adventure game in the App Store in 51 countries, and the #1 free game in the App Store in 12 countries with over 10 million downloads. The international developer, Gameday, is a pioneer for making “escape” style games where players must exercise their minds to solve each stage. Gameday published the popular Roombreak series and the original Doors & Rooms in 2013; they are now looking to improve the genre as a whole with Doors & Rooms 2.

Doors & Rooms 2 features improved and high quality HD graphics over its predecessor. Each stage contains the main puzzle in finding an escape route, and also a secondary puzzle for those who want to push their sleuthing skills to the limit. There are over 20 tough stages to solve, with more stages promised by the developers in future updates. As players proceed, stages get harder, and more attention need to be paid to the smaller details. Players must think outside of the box to discover and use the clues around them, even sounds, to solve their way out of all types of rooms, ranging from living rooms, to a school and a subway.

Players can start escaping immediately with the intuitive UI and easy to learn mechanics of Doors & Rooms 2. This game is part of the K!games community and is available for download for free now! Get it
here and here!

About Gameday
Established in 2006, Gameday Inc. is a mobile game development company that provides services to not only the global app stores but also to Korean domestic markets. Their first iOS app “Escape the Room” jumped to the #1 in the App Store in Korea in 2011, with over one million cumulative downloads. Based in Busan, Korea, Gameday’s company motto is to overcome the challenges of rapid market change through adapting like a chameleon.

About K!games

K!games is a leading platform and gaming community for free-to-play iOS/Android mobile games. It is expertly curated and managed by passionate gaming professionals. The platform provides quality user experience and up-to-date news and service announcements. K!games was founded in 2013 as part of the Kiyat Games network.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

03/31/2014 - Age of Wonders 3 Now Available
The Prophecies Are True: Age of Wonders III Now Available!

The legendary fantasy series makes its return to the legendary PC platform

DELFT, the Netherlands, March 31, 2014 – Triumph Studios, the team behind the successful Overlord and Age of Wonders series, announced today that Age of Wonders 3 is now available on Steam, GoG and retail in select territories with a recommended price of $39.99 (local prices may vary)

The third Age of Wonders title revives the classic fantasy strategy gameplay of the original, where kings, queens, and dark lords battle for the spoils of an ancient paradise. This iteration adds RPG-inspired classes and specialization, letting rulers craft empires of their own design and craft their own unique strategies and play styles. 

"After 39 months of hard work, we're finally letting our baby out into the world. We're excited to let people finally return to the game they loved so much," said Lennart Sas, Development Director at Triumph Studios. "The new classes and specializations let players choose to play the way THEY want, rather than being hemmed in by the typical fantasy restrictions."

Key features include:
·Explore, expand and exploit a living fantasy world. Discover wondrous locations and gather legendary heroes.
·Develop your domain, with many classes having the ability to change terrain and climates to suit your needs.
·All new 3D graphics that provide a crisper and more detailed overview of the world and battle maps.
·New styles of play are possible with the introduction of RPG style leader classes like warlord, theocrat, rogue and sorcerer, along with a wide selection of specializations.
·Command a variety of races. Pick your starting race and shape your people’s destiny using your leader’s unique skills.
·A brand-new tactical battle system renders each battlefield and siege in great detail; new rules include flanking and a massive set of special unit abilities.
·An epic story campaign with two playable factions;. Choose the mighty Commonwealth Empire or join the Court of the High Elves, founded after the reunion of the Dark Elves and Wood Elves.
·Compete online in extensive multiplayer modes and scenarios.
·High replay value through random maps, difficulty modes and tools allowing user created content.

Age of Wonders 3® is rated T for Teen and PEGI 16 and now available through Steam, GOG.com, and a variety of online and physical retailers. For more information, visit
www.ageofwonders.com

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03/31/2014 - Racer 8 Rally Inspired Puzzle Game for iOS
Racer 8 - Rally inspired puzzle game for iOS


Thirty 06 Studios are pleased to announce the release of their latest game - Racer 8 - on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

A Rally inspired puzzle game, reminiscent of old arcade favourites like Pipe Dream and Gutang Gong, where you must rotate road tiles to keep the rally car driving for as long as possible, without crashing, while reaching your objectives. As you drive around, you can collect bonus items, and more importantly extra coins - which can be used to buy more power ups, more cars and new paint schemes. 

The game is free to play and integrated into Game Centre and Facebook - allowing you to challenge your friends and achieve the highest scores. 

There is also a micro game on Facebook call Racer 8 Enduro - where the aim is to achieve the best time as the car accelerates from a slow steady pace , to a full on turbo charged, vision blurring speed. 

Thirty 06 Studios have released previous award winning apps in collaboration with Harper Collins - The Big Cat series of children's interactive books - as well as their first title WarChesst which was released nearly three years ago. 

Links 

Racer 8 on Apple App Store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id634136894?mt=8

Facebook - Racer 8 Page 
Search for Racer 8 on Facebook 

Racer 8 Enduro on FaceBook
http://apps.facebook.com/racer_eight_enduro/

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