Friday, October 31, 2014
10/31/2014 - Heartbit Interactive Introduces Multiplatform RPG Doom & Destiny Advanced
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Heartbit Interactive Introduces
Multiplatform RPG, Doom & Destiny Advanced
Eppela Crowdfunding Campaign Begins Today to Help Complete Development of Second Installment in this Wildly
Successful Game Franchise
(Pontenure, ITALY) – October 31, 2014 - HeartBit Interactive (Twitter: @HeartbitBitInt) today announced it has launched a crowdfunding
campaign on Eppela.com (Twitter: @Eppela_IT), Italy’s premier crowdfunding platform, to help complete the development
of Doom & Destiny Advanced, a hilarious multiplatform role playing game (RPG) where players control the destiny
of four nerds through an epic journey in an unpredictable fantasy world. Doom & Destiny Advanced is the
second installment in the Doom and Destiny game franchise, which has had great success with over one million downloads
worldwide. The campaign (http://www.eppela.com/eng/projects/1053/doom-destiny-advanced) has a funding goal of 20,000€ (approx $25,000USD).
The long awaited Doom & Destiny Advanced features an original, comedic storyline with nostalgic 2D graphics
and animations that fully immerse players in an old school games experience for hours of fun and adventure. Starring
four out-of-the-ordinary heroes in a clash of comedy and fantasy worlds, the game features pop culture references and appearances
by famous video games, movies and comic characters.
“In the works for a few years, we’re thrilled
about the opportunity to partner with contributors to deliver Doom & Destiny Advanced, part of the interactive
game franchise played worldwide,” said Francesco Ficarelli, co-founder of HeartBit Interactive. “The
newest game features an innovative ‘SAVE’ system that perfectly blends both console and mobile gameplay into a
seamless gaming experience across different platforms. And, with this unique feature, progress is saved to the Cloud
so users can play on laptops, sync saves to a smartphone or tablet, and keep playing from where they left off!”
Unlike many games, Doom & Destiny Advanced gives players console- and mobile-like game elements that make the
game much more exciting and fun. Players will enjoy the strong narrative that drives the story and deep gameplay following
the “easy-to-learn and hard-to-master” paradigm, along with mobile game elements such as free-to-play and no-pay-to-win,
the automation of trivial choices and repetitive tasks and unique one-finger touch controls.
Doom & Destiny
Advanced appeals to single players and multiplayer enthusiasts alike. The game features unique game mechanics that
mix single player campaign with multiplayer cooperative and competitive gameplay. Players will enjoy controlling a party
of four nerds and explore dungeons, wastelands and cities, collecting treasures, resources and gear to beef up their team,
battle hordes of monsters to level up the party of heroes and customizing their characters’ skill with 30+ battle roles
that grant different combat styles and special abilities. Doom & Destiny Advanced, once funded, will be
available on the following platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8 (for tablets), PC/Mac, and Linux. If HeartBit
Interactive doubles its funding goal, PS4 and XBOX ONE versions of the game will also be produced.
Eppela Campaign Details:
Interactive is offering several contribution levels from 5€ for a credits mention and Beta access (PC/LINUX/MAC/ANDROID)
or 10€ for a premium digital PC game copy. There will also be tiers from 5€ all the way up to 2,500€,
which earn the contributor (along with three friends) to be transported into the game as either four friends of the main characters
or as a recurring antagonist team of plane-travelling warlocks. They will also be able to work along with the game designers
and graphic artists to create and rule a whole town or a dark dungeon as reward for the 1000€ tier. Lower tiers include
other great rewards such as getting a dedicated statue in the main square of a town, working with the design team to enrich
the game with a reference to the backer’s favorite game/movie series, or simply be portrayed as a non-playable character
in the game (with pledges of 500€, 500€ and 250€ respectively).
About HeartBit Interactive
HeartBit Interactive is an Italian indie game studio headquartered near Piacenza, Italy. It was founded in 2011 by
Matteo Nicolotti and Francesco Ficarelli, two nerds who share the same vision about developing video games. Soon after
the company’s inception, they started creating and programming their first project, Doom & Destiny, which
was first released on Xbox 360. It boomed soon after it was published on every major mobile App Store. Driven
by the success of this first acclaimed title, HeartBit developed three more games: Miner Warfare, Spyleaks and DKBL.
In October 2014 the team plans to launch the second installment in the Doom & Destiny franchise, Doom &
Destiny Advanced. For more information, visit doomanddestiny.com.
Headquartered in Lucca, Italy,
Eppela.com is among Europe’s top five rewards-based crowdfunding platforms, providing unique opportunities for contributors
to fund creative ideas and amazing projects. Since its inception in 2011, the platform has a 40% success rate of successfully
funded campaigns. In 2014, Eppela.com saw massive growth in the number of successful projects by 1500% compared to 2013.
To support this growth and ensure continued successful funding for projects on its platform, Eppela works with top Italian
corporations such as the Poste Italiane, Italy’s largest postal service, and Fastweb, an Italian Telecommunications
company, to fund 50% of select tech, Internet of Things (IOT) and domotics projects once they reach the first 50% of their
funding goal. For more information, visit http://www.eppela.com/eng/.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10/29/2014 - The Most Frightening Video Game Commercials Ever Made
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The Most Frightening
Video Game Commercials Ever Made
In honor of Halloween here's a collection of
terrifying video game commercials too spooky for TV! These horrifying video game commercials perfect for Halloween! Check
out this video collection of the most frightening TV spots and game videos ever made! Be warned, these videos may be too intense
for younger viewers!
Watch The Videos Here
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10/28/2014 - Alien Isolation First Add On Pack Available Today
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ALIEN ISOLATION ’S
FIRST ADD-ON PACK, ‘CORPORATE LOCKDOWN’ OUT TODAY!
The first of five add-on packs for Alien: Isolation™, ‘Corporate Lockdown’, releases today, offering
players three new challenging and terrifying maps for the game’s Survivor Mode. Each challenge pack offers a new perspective
on the events on-board Sevastopol Station in the days before the arrival of the Weyland-Yutani team, with a new playable character,
a unique set of objectives and a new game mode.
In ‘Corporate Lockdown’, Seegson Executive Ransome
has learnt that he has been abandoned by his paymasters. Knowing that the Torrens is on the way, he decides to make his escape
and hitch a ride on board, taking decoded Nostromo data with him. However, while escaping he wants to tie up a few loose ends…
Across three new challenge maps, ‘Severance’, ‘Scorched Earth’ and ‘Loose Ends’, players
are challenged to compete against others through Alien: Isolation’s online leaderboards, to escape the station in the
fastest possible time or attain the top score through numerous side quests and hidden bonus objectives. New to ‘Corporate
Lockdown’ is the addition of Gauntlet Mode where players are challenged to top the Gauntlet Mode leaderboards by completing
all three challenge maps back-to-back without dying.
‘Corporate Lockdown’ will be available to download
via online marketplaces for available platforms today, priced at MSRP $7.99/€6.99/£5.59 and will be followed by
four more packs: ‘Trauma’, ‘Safe Haven’, ‘Lost Contact’ and ‘The Trigger’.
Each will feature a new playable character alongside a mix of new maps, objectives and game modes to challenge even the most
proficient player. Players wishing to explore every inch of Sevastopol Station can take advantage of the Alien: Isolation
Season Pass, offering access to all five Survivor Mode add-on packs at up to a 25% discount. All add-on packs are scheduled
to be released by March 2015.
Alien: Isolation is a first-person survival horror game set on board a decommissioned
trading station in the fringes of space. Players find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an
unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge
resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
Alien: Isolation is available now for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4
computer entertainment system, Windows PC, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer
For more information and to keep ahead with the latest news, find us at www.alienisolation.com, follow us on www.facebook.com/alienisolation and join the conversation on www.twitter.com/alienisolation.
by: E. Thomas
Monday, October 27, 2014
10/27/2014 - Grepolis 2014 Halloween Event Announced
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gives players the chance to craft items and get an exclusive hero
A Caldron of Treats: Grepolis’ 2014 Halloween Event
Hamburg, October 27, 2014. InnoGames invites you to let your inner alchemist come out this month, with Grepolis’ 2014 Halloween Event, which started today. The in-game event will center on Democritus, an alchemist
and philosopher by trade who will brew special rewards until November 10. InnoGames released a video outlining the main changes in the event.
By gathering ingredients and mixing them, players can craft by themselves special rewards. In the spirit of trick-or-treat,
ingredients will be randomly generated and available to participants after completing common in-game activities; the rarer
the item the more worthy the bounty. On worlds with heroes enabled, players can also receive Democritus as an exclusive hero.
In order to craft a reward, players will need to put three ingredients of their
choice onto Democritus’ alchemy table. Although the order of the ingredients is not important, different brewing combinations
will yield different results. The recipe book that’s available to players will help with this alluring task as they’ll
be able to add specific ingredient combinations with known results. Whatever the outcome, players can either instantly use
the items on selected towns, save in the inventory, or cast them off.
Grepolis is a strategy game set in Ancient Greece. In the free browser-based title, players are tasked with building
up a vast metropolis and uniting with other players to establish a powerful military and conquer far away islands. Grepolis
is also available as a full mobile app for iOS and Android.
million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world's leading developers and providers of online games. Currently, the
Hamburg-based company employs 350 professionals from 25 nations. InnoGames has scored major success with games such as Tribal Wars, Grepolis and Forge of Empires.
Submitted by: E. Thomas