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Friday, October 31, 2014

10/31/2014 - Heartbit Interactive Introduces Multiplatform RPG Doom & Destiny Advanced
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.

Teaser Video:

Eppela Campaign Details: 
Heartbit 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

About Eppela
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

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/29/2014 - The Most Frightening Video Game Commercials Ever Made

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

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/28/2014 - Alien Isolation First Add On Pack Available 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 entertainment system.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

10/27/2014 - Grepolis 2014 Halloween Event Announced
A Caldron of Treats: Grepolis’ 2014 Halloween Event

Event gives players the chance to craft items and get an exclusive hero

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.

With 130 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.

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