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Friday, July 25, 2014

07/25/2014 - Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Coming Soon
Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Coming Soon!

Positech Games, Developers of the popular Gratuitous Space Battles and Democracy games for the PC are gratuitously happy to announce that they are currently developing…

Gratuitous Space Battles 2!

Like the original, GSB2 is a 2D top-down space strategy game based on the idea of hands-off battles between huge armadas of player-design spaceships. GSB 1 sold over 150,000 copies on PC and continues to be popular with gamers, especially through the extensive mod scene and it’s innovative online asynchronous ‘challenge’ battles.

GSB2 uses an entirely re-written custom engine, vastly better visual effects, a much-improved GUI, and will feature steam achievements, mod support and some very sexy undisclosed new features. The game is especially targeting gamers with multiple monitor setups who enjoy ridiculously over the top space battles, but the engine should comfortable scale down to much older PC’s too. The aim is to replicate all of the OTT silliness of sci-fi movie user-interfaces.

There is an early website for the game here: 
http://www.gratuitousspacebattles2.com

 
And updates are being posted in the developer blog at
www.cliffski.com and also at the games official forums at http://positech.co.uk/forums/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=43

The release date for the game is ‘probably 2014, possibly early 2015. We have not yet decided whether to have a pre-order beta system but this is a strong possibility. The game will be available on PC, Linux and Mac. The engine is custom-written by the developer for this game.

The first opportunity for gamers to see the game in action will come at the Eurogamer show at Earls Court in London this September: 
http://www.egxlondon.net/

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07/24/2014 - LA Cops Coming to Steam Early Access
LA Cops Coming to Steam Early Access - Be a 70’s Action Cop!


LA Cops coming to Steam Early Access - 30th July ‘14

Have you ever wanted to be a Loose Cannon that gets results? Do you feel like you’re complicated and no one but your partner understands you? Have you always dreamed of growing that handlebar moustache that probably really itches? Then come and play LA Cops! The 70s Cop themed top down 3D shooter. 

Coming to Steam Early Access on Wednesday 30th July ‘14, LA Cops is an action game with a tactical aspect that sees you cleaning up the mean streets of 70s LA one action packed shoot out at a time.

Check out the coming soon page here to see the game.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/278810

Ollie Clarke, team lead said “There aren’t enough top down hardcore shooters out there right now. With LA Cops we want to make one that not only scratches that itch but is great fun to play,  has that tactical element and celebrates the handle bar moustache in Pop Art inspired style.

Helana Santos, Lead Programmer adds “We’ve worked really hard to ensure that this Early Access version offers a really polished taste of the full game. We’re hoping to hear what players think and work with them to make it that much cooler before releasing the full  high quality experience

On the 30th July ‘14 LA Cops will be available for $8.99 on the Steam store for both PC and Mac. We need players to download the game and tell us what they think about the experience. From this we’ll be improving the game experience in order to make something special for games players to find out about.

LA Cops is initially coming to PC, Mac and iOS with more platforms to come.

The full LA Cops game due Q4 2014 will include:

●Eight levels to play through. Each level is broken down into multiple sections totalling twenty overall.

●Six Cops to choose from each with their own attributes that can be upgraded withexperience points during play. Attributes include health, speed, ammo clip size & damage.

●Five weapons to take out bad guys with including Pistols, Uzis, Shotguns, Assault Rifles & Grenade Launchers.

●Destructible scenery, you can’t clean up a town without making a mess. 

●Multiple cut scenes tell the story of these Cops in full 3D. Just like people, not all Cops are bad & not all Cops are good.

●Plus a Rock soundtrack that needs to be played loud OK?!

LA Cops is in development at Leamington Spa’s new co-working space - Arch Creatives.

About Modern Dream:

LA Cops Ltd
is funded by an SEIS Tesseract investment set-up in association with Daedalus partners. It is the the latest game developed in association with the team that made The Cat that Got the Milk, The Button Affair and most recently Typing of the Dead: Overkill published by SEGA.

www.modern-dream.com

About Arch Creatives:

Arch Creatives
is a brand new co-working space based in Leamington Spa. It exists to support the most creative, motivated and ambitious game makers and help them realise their visions. Currently three game teams are based in there producing three original IP games for release this year. By sharing ideas, feedback, contacts and by providing a fantastic space to work from Arch Creatives is rapidly becoming the games making space to watch in the UK.

archcreatives.com/

LA Cops Gameplay Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQi2STKtTq4
 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

07/24/2014 - Beat Buddy Coming to iOS
PC HIT ACTION-ADVENTURE BEATBUDDY COMING TO iOS

Game will feature first-ever in a game iTunes integration, new soundtracks, free DLC

Hamburg, Germany - July 24, 2014 – THREAKS GmbH is pleased to announce that iPad and iPhone gamers will soon be able to play the PC hit action-adventure game Beatbuddy on their mobile devices this September.
Completely redesigned for touch controls but with the same stunning PC graphics, players will guide the titular Beatbuddy through six beautiful hand-drawn worlds, each with their own unique song by renown artists such as Parov Stelar, Austin Wintory, Sabrepulse and more, to save the music of Symphonia.

Originally launched on Steam August 2013 and available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, Beatbuddy combines puzzle solving and enemy vanquishing with exploration. Each colorful, lovingly-animated world moves to the beat of its exclusive soundtrack, and players who master moving and attacking to the rhythm will have a distinct upper hand.

Post-launch, Beatbuddy will feature free monthly DLC featuring new songs that enable new ways to experience the game’s levels. All of the music will be available to purchase from iTunes via a first-ever in games in-app purchase API. Music purchased in-app will be available as an interactive remix version in-game, further expanding the playability of each world.

Beatbuddy will be available in September 2014. Pricing, specific launch date, and much more will be shared in the weeks to come.

Link to Youtube video:
http://youtu.be/m0sZgZBOvZ8
Download video: http://tinyurl.com/mte67cg
Home page: http://beatbuddy.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Beatbuddy
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeatbuddyGame

ABOUT THREAKS
THREAKS is an indie developer based in Hamburg, Germany. The studio likes to design their games loud and wears their speedos tight. Their latest title Beatbuddy has won multiple international awards both from the music and games industry, including BEST GERMAN YOUTH GAME at the German Game Awards 2014. Next months THREAKS will attend gamescom with their own booth.
 
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07/23/2014 - The Walking Dead Season Two New Episode This Week
Critically-Acclaimed The Walking Dead: Season Two Continues in Penultimate Episode This Week


Episode Four, 'Amid the Ruins' available for download on Consoles, PC/Mac, and the iOS App Store this week

Trailer:  http://youtu.be/0TgHThlzcWI
 
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 23rd, 2014 - Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead for his Skybound imprint at Image Comics, today announced the release of 'Amid the Ruins, ' the fourth of five episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series.

The episode is available now on Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services. The episode will also be available on the App Store for compatible iOS devices Thursday, July 24th.  

In their review of 'Amid the Ruins,' GameTrailers.com awarded the episode a 9.5 out of 10 score, saying, "The writing is the best it's ever been, employing meaningful character development, symbolism, and choice to create a story that's emotionally exhausting,"  later adding, "There's a level of purpose and confidence here that the studio has rarely matched." Gamespot.com awarded the episode a 9 out of 10 score, saying, "Telltale's masterful storytelling keeps us hoping for the best even as that optimism is continually shattered by what is proving to be one of the most memorable tragedies ever told in gaming."

The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, left to survive in a world gone mad.  Players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through the choices that they make.  
  
To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 28 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 90  Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar, and was also the recipient of two  BAFTA Video Games Awards for  Best Story and  Best Mobile Game.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.

The Walking Dead: Season Two - A Telltale Games Series - Episode Four: 'Amid the Ruins' is rated 'M' (Mature) for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, and Strong Language by the ESRB. Content for future episodes in  The Walking Dead: Season Two has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

For more information on the game, visit 
the official websiteFacebook, and follow Telltale Games on  Twitter. For more information on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

07/22/2014 - New Square Enix Humble Bundle
HUMBLE BUNDLE AND SQUARE ENIX LAUNCH HUMBLE SQUARE ENIX BUNDLE
Customers can pay what they want for up to 16 games on Steam for Windows
San Francisco, Calif. - July 22, 2014 - Today, Humble Bundle is launching the first-ever Humble Square Enix Bundle, featuring 16 titles on Steam for Windows from some of Square Enix's biggest franchises, including Hitman and Deus Ex. Select titles are also available for Mac. Customers can pay what they want and support charity.

Customers can pay what they want for:
●      Thief Gold
●      Daikatana
●      Mini Ninjas
●      Anachronox
●      Hitman: Codename 47, and
●      Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Customers who pay more than the average will also unlock:
●      Deus Ex: Invisible War
●      Deus Ex: The Fall
●      Hitman Absolution
●      Nosgoth Veteran Pack, and
●      Battlestations: Midway

If customers pay $15 or more, they'll receive all of the above plus:
●      Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut
●      Just Cause 2
●      Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
●      Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition, and
●      Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

As with all Humble Bundles, customers have the power to choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the developers and charity. The Humble Square Enix Bundle supports GamesAid, dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled youth, and Make-A-Wish, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

The Humble Square Enix Bundle runs for two weeks and ends on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT.

About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $41 million toward charity to date. For more information, please visit
https://www.humblebundle.com.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

07/21/2014 - Disney Interactive Reveal and Little Orbit Reveal Disney Planes Fire & Rescue
GET READY FOR TAKE OFF AS LITTLE ORBIT AND DISNEY INTERACTIVE REVEAL “DISNEY PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE”

Video Game Inspired By This Summer's New Adventure Film Will Arrive On Nintendo Video Game Systems This Fall

Santa Ana, CA. – July 17, 2014 –Leading worldwide video game publisher Little Orbit, in collaboration with Disney Interactive, announced today that Disney Planes: Fire& Rescue, the video game based on Disney’s new animated feature film, “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (in theaters Friday, July 18), will launch this fall exclusively for Nintendo platforms. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for sky-high fun as players embark on fire-and-rescue emergencies with all their favorite characters from the movie!

“Working with Disney Interactive on this game has been a wonderful experience for us,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “We know these are beloved characters, and we’re thrilled to bring them to life in this fun-filled video game experience.”

Inspired by Disney’s adventure-comedy adventure film, the video game continues the storyline as players join the Piston Peak Air Attack team to fight fires and rescue those in need. Kids will embark on an adventure playing as any one of nine playable characters from the big screen including world-famous air racer Dusty and a new crop of characters Blade, Dipper, Dynamite and more! Together, kids will combine heroic action and teamwork as they scoop up water, drop smokejumpers and bulldoze debris in an effort to battle massive wildfires.

Players will soar across rich environments that feature iconic monuments and structures from the film as they participate in two exciting modes of play: Fire & Rescue and Training Academy. Take to the skies with 12 story missions and more than 30 training academy missions as players operate planes, helicopters and ground vehicles as to respond to emergencies. Heroes in training can“earn their wings” as they progress through training and story missions to reach new heights!

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue will be available in North America, Europe and Australia on Nintendo WiiTM, Wii UTM Nintendo 3DSTM and DSTM this fall.

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