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Friday, July 3, 2015

07/03/2015 - Alternative Software announces Battle Squadron on Steam
Alternative Software announces the release of Battle Squadron on Steam


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Leeds United Kingdom July 2nd 2015 - Alternative Software Ltd announces the release of Cope-Com’s retro classic “Battle Squadron” on Steam for Windows and Mac OS X at £4.99 / $4.99.

Originally published by Innerprise Software, this retro classic game has it all. With a top rating of an incredible 109%! A 2 person simultaneously vertical shooter; featuring super smooth scrolling, huge explosions, cloaked alien enemies mesmerising music tracks and sound fx!

Battle Squadron is a thrilling blaster that will give your trigger finger a real workout.

Game Story: 
Taking place many years in the future in another star system, a century long war has been waging between the Earth Defence Fleet and the ruthless Barrax Empire, with mass casualties on both sides.  Earth Defence Commanders Bergin and Mayers have been captured on a reconnaissance mission and are currently being held hostage on the hostile planet of Terrainia. Your mission: is to rescue the commanders and eliminate the Barrax threat that exists on the planet. Good luck.

Attention Commanders: Incoming Earth Defence Fleet message………..
Your mission code C61-178DE is to rescue Commander Berry D. Mayers and Commander Lori Bergin and their star ship. The E.D.F. inter-track scanner has picked up signatures from a huge Barrax alien enemy object moving towards the hollow planet Terrainia. Data indicates that the hollow Planet Terrainia is their home base and is much feared due to cloaked enemy ships and the deep unfriendly subterranean worlds with frightening alien species.

We have equipped your ships with our new universal ultimate weapon: The NOVA missile.

On behalf of the Earth Defence Fleet… “Rescue our brave Commanders. Engage and terminate this threat to Mankind”

Game Key Features
Engage the Barrax Empire in classic vertical scrolling combat.
Traverse multiple levels and take down hordes of enemies.
Defeat ground defences, vehicles, aircraft and alien technology to increase your score.
Collect power-ups and hidden caches to increase your chances of survival.
Level up various weapons and wage destruction on your foes.
Face end of level bosses in the ultimate showdown.
Tweak the speed and quantity of enemy bullets to change the difficulty level.
Beat the high scores and take your place on the leader board.

Steam page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/383110/

About Alternative Software Ltd
First established in 1985, Alternative Software is now celebrating its 30th Anniversary and is considered one of the major companies in the European computer industry. Having well over 300 titles to its name, the company is still a growing global success. Indeed Alternative Software’s very latest title Rugby League Team Manger 2015 went straight into the PC chart at number 4.
Alternative Software originally created games for major computer platforms such as Atari, Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad in the mid to late 80’s, titles including Rugby Boss, Skool Daze, and BMX Ninja. Other successful titles released included award winning children’s character games, including Thomas the Tank Engine. In more recent times the company has released several "Top Forty" video games on PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Sony PSP, Sony Vita and Nintendo Wii as well as on PC. In association with Australian company, HES (Home Entertainment Supplies) Alternative launched Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge, Rugby League Live 2 and Rugby Challenge 2 Lions Tour Edition to tremendous consumer and critical reception.
Alternative Software is also involved with major film companies, gaining the rights to produce software for huge films such as Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Shrek, Madagascar, Wallace & Gromit, Transformers, Marvel Heroes, plus many more.  

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

07/02/2015 - Ninja Pizza Girl Gets Major Update
Ninja Pizza Girl gets a stylish and speedy update!

July 2, 2015 - Noosa, Australia - Disparity Games are proud to announce the speedy arrival of the first free update to Ninja Pizza Girl which include speedruns, visual enhancements and accessibility-based difficulty options.

The update lets players savour the taste of victory as they attempt to run, slide, leap and wall-jump as fast as they can through each of the game’s vibrant, flowing levels to chase the fastest time possible.

Scores and best times for each stage are automatically uploaded so you can instantly see how your speedruns compare to your friends, rivals and all other Ninja Pizza Girl players across the globe. Are you the fastest, smoothest pizza delivery girl in the world? The question will keep you up at nights, as you shave precious milliseconds off your record.

In addition, the game now features a significant graphical update, as thick, tasty layers of graphical effects are heaped upon the neon, dystopian visual base. It’s a visual recipe for gaming pleasure that will keep you hungry for one more tasty bite.

As this update is all about speed, there is a new feature to make the game more accessible to everyone. As part of the new difficulty settings that are now available, players can adjust the game to run at full or half speed, meaning gamers of different abilities can enjoy Ninja Pizza Girl equally. There’s also a “1.5x” speed setting, for the truly nimble.

The game’s first update (of many) is available now as a free download for all Ninja Pizza Girl owners on Steam across PC, Mac and Linux systems and will be part of the game for all new players across all platforms. Just visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/319470 to get your copy delivered to your computer in 30 minutes or less.

Those who have had a taste of Ninja Pizza Girl have said that the game is “a fast-paced and involving platformer, in which stylish, well-timed moves are rewarded.”, (The Guardian) and “a supreme platformer with a deep-dish message” (CNet).

Disparity Games is catering to all tastes by bringing Ninja Pizza Girl to Windows, Macintosh, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, WiiU, PlayStation Vita, iOS and Android soon.

More details, future updates and press information can be found on www.disparitygames.com . Follow the team’s adventures in game development on Twitter @disparitygames and watch sleep deprivation kick in with hilarious results.

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

07/01/2015 - BitSummit New Details on Japan's Premier Indie Game Convention
Japan's premier celebration of independent game development returns to Kyoto, in July 2015; announces line line-up of premier sponsors, media partners and exciting games on the new BitSummit website.

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Kyoto, Japan - June 29th, 2015

Japan’s leading independent game development festival, BitSummit, unveiled the line-up of sponsors, media partners and developers participating in the show via the newly updated website. BitSummit will be held July 11th and 12th in Kyoto, Japan.

BitSummit is proud to announce that Unity, CyberAgent, Cygames, Microsoft, and GungHo have come on board to be the primary sponsors for this year’s show. They join a host of other sponsors, including Sony, Nifty Cloud, Valve, Tapjoy, GTune, to help showcase Japan’s best in independent games. 

In addition to our great sponsors, BitSummit this year is being supported by media partners Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, and US Gamer. These media outlets will be providing exclusive coverage of the event in the form of exclusive interviews, live streams of the show, and hands-on of some of the game of the show.

Finally, BitSummit is happy to share the list of indie games that will grace the show floor this year. This year we have over 80 on a variety of platforms, from PC to console to mobile devices in almost every genre imaginable. There will also be an Indie MEGABOOTH section of BitSummit sponsored by Devolver Digital and Iron Galaxy, where you’ll find great indie games from overseas making their debut in Japan. On the newly updated BitSummit website, visitors can find press kits of the games appearing at the show. You’ll also find a list of all the developers participating at the bottom of this press release. 

The event will be held in the historic Miyako Messe, in the heart of scenic Kyoto. Last year’s event brought over 100 local developers, 5000 attendees and global support from sponsors like Unity, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, and Microsoft Japan, to name a few. This year’s event will continue the BitSummit tradition by bringing in the best and brightest Japanese development teams, musical acts, the BitSummit awards ceremony, developer-focused networking events and exciting new surprises for fans!

For more information regarding sponsorship, ticket sales, game submissions, news and more, please visit the BitSummit website: http://bitsummit.org

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Monday, June 29, 2015

06/29/2015 - Torchlight Mobile Makes Spectacular Debut at E3 2015
Torchlight Mobile Made Its Debut at E3 2015

Industry professionals received their first look at the upcoming ARPG for iOS and Android,  Torchlight Mobile. Runic Games CEO, Max Schaefer joined developer Perfect World and publisher Fedeen Games to provide an introduction into the world of  Torchlight Mobile, and guide media representatives through the all-new  Torchlight  experience. The gameplay and controls in the first playable demo received an overwhelmingly positive response from the participants.

"Torchlight Mobile is the real deal." -  Hardcore Gamer

"...smooth with no lag, and controls were easy to use." -  ZAM  

Torchlight Mobile walked away from E3 2015 winning the "Best Mobile MMO or RPG" award from  MMORPG.com who calls the game  "visceral, impactful, and fun," and also received a "Best Mobile MMO" award from  2P.com, who says that Torchlight Mobile will be  "one epic journey."

A Worthy Successor

Torchlight Mobile bears many similarities to its predecessors, both in terms of gameplay as well as visual aesthetics. Pets that can carry loot and fight alongside the player's characters will once again serve as one of the series' hallmarks. The fishing system, another fan favorite, is also confirmed to return. The entire game is crafted in the signature style of the Torchlight series, which is sure to strike a familiar chord with fans.

"It's definitely Torchlight through and through..." -  Touch Arcade

The game features a smooth touch-based system that allows players to intuitively guide their characters through the world of  Torchlight Mobile  while not interfering with the on-screen action or being overly complex.

Unique Features: 

  • An entirely new Torchlight game with a new story and new areas to explorer
  • Easily accessible gameplay with fluid, unobtrusive controls
  • New playable races and classes exclusive to Torchlight Mobile
  • New skill augmentation system
  • PVP and multiplayer gameplay
  • New collectible pets system
  • Timed challenges
  • And more to come!

As development continues, more information will be forthcoming about new gameplay features, classes, story and more.

For more information on  Torchlight Mobile, please visit:

www.torchlightmobile.com

Follow  Torchlight Mobile on Facebook:

http://facebook.com/torchlightmobile

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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