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Friday, November 20, 2015

11/20/2015 - Team17 Showcases Its 2016 Line-Up
Team17 Showcases Its 2016 Label Line-Up


Wakefield, UK – 20th November 2015 – Award-winning games label Team17 have today released details of its exciting 2016 line-up.

2015 has been quite the year for the games industry veterans who this month have seen its Worms franchise enter its 21st year whilst the company is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary in December.

Team17 have also released a new video that takes a look ahead at the label’s exciting 2016 releases featuring:

Yooka-Laylee – An all-new 3D platformer from the creative talent behind the  Banjo-Kazooie and  Donkey Kong Country games. Featuring new heroes, Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with big nose) players will be able to utilise an arsenal of special moves like Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s tactical sonar blast, whilst exploring – and expanding – the gorgeous 3D world.

Worms W.M.DWorms W.M.D features a fresh, brand new look 2D cartoon-inspired worm as well as gorgeous hand drawn landscapes. For the first time ever players will be able to use exciting new vehicles and even enter buildings which will add new strategic elements of gameplay to the traditional wormy warfare. 

Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE – A charming yet brutal 3D fighter/brawler. Brimming with old school attitude, Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE is the kind of game you BEAT instead of finish. Playing as the mighty War Golem you will engage in tactical and skill based combat as Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE pits you against multiple deadly enemies at once and includes epic boss battles!

Sheltered – A post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a whole new meaning to the term “nuclear family”.

With all hope lost, how will you cope in this bleak new world? How you handle the many moral choices you'll encounter on a daily basis could be the difference between your family surviving or dying. Combat claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion as you cling desperately to life in the cramp, cold and scary underground shelter. You’ll have to leave the scant protection the shelter offers behind as you’re forced to venture outside into the dangerous desolate wasteland to scavenge for vital supplies which could ensure your families survival for just one more day.

Allison Road - You wake up one night without any recollection of prior events. Now it is your turn to uncover what happened to your family and face off against the horrors that await in the house…

What would you do if you could feel something stalking you in the dark, in the safety of your own home? If you couldn’t tell what’s real and what’s not?

Allison Road is a narrative-driven survival horror game developed entertainment industry veterans and life-long game enthusiasts Lilith.

To keep up to date with all the information on Team17 please visit
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About Team17 Digital Ltd
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading independent developer and games label headquartered in West Yorkshire (UK). Team17 publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms. Visit
www.team17.com for more info.

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

11/19/2015 - Twin Otter Studios Announces Arcadian Atlas
Twin Otter Studios Announces Arcadian Atlas


New Studio Launches in Anticipation for Tactics RPG

AUSTIN, TX – November 18th, 2015 – Twin Otter Studios has formed in anticipation for its first studio release, the tactical RPG Arcadian Atlas. Featuring innovative job classes, a rich character driven narrative, strategic grid-based battles and a jazz infused soundtrack, Arcadian Atlas is a lushly hand-crafted 2D isometric tactical RPG that takes the rich history of the genre and makes it thoroughly modern.

“Twin Otter Studios’ mission with Arcadian Atlas is to create the tactics RPG we always wanted to play ourselves,” said Becca Bair, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Twin Otter Studios.

In the richly detailed pixel art world of Arcadia, watch your footing & mind the elevations as you climb your way around the maps - A turned back or tumble on the battlefield could cost you a friend’s life. Let the moody jazz soundtrack carry you through a thought provoking & ruthless story of love, deceit, murder, companionship & war. Meant to be a modern go at the Tactics Ogre & Final Fantasy Tactics game style, Arcadian Atlas was designed from the ground up to incorporate more challenging battle strategies, new & balanced job classes, and darker subject matter for a more mature audience.

For more information, visit
http://www.arcadianatlas.com/

About Twin Otter Studios, LLC
Twin Otter Studios is an independent game developer started in 2015 by siblings Taylor & Becca Bair. After ranking in various game jams, creating their 5 hour indie RPG "Genesis" together & working professionally in the gaming industry as a writer & freelance artist (respectively), the brother/sister duo decided to make their work official with an LLC & logo.

Our goal is to craft lovingly handmade games with a fusion of modern elements & classic aesthetics that we ourselves would want to play. We have brought together some of the freshest & most innovative talent in the industry to bring you unforgettable gaming experiences. Learn more about the team here:
http://arcadianatlas.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

11/18/2015 - World of Tanks Update 9.12 Released
World of Tanks Update 9.12 is Ready to Roll Out


New game mode, original map and PvE tutorial go live

November 18, 2015 — World of Tanks Update 9.12 has gone live today in North America and Europe, with Asia, Korea and China to follow on November 19. The update features a new game mode, adds an exclusive map, reworked, high definition vehicles and the first ever PvE tutorial on PC.

This all-new game mode challenges even the most proficient tank commander by adding fresh mechanics such as respawns, Garage Battles, tank repair stations and a Capture the Flag variant. It also brings new “Artillery” and “Airstrike” abilities, capable of inflicting major damage on the battlefield. Now players must evolve their strategy and tweak their tactics to claim victory. The new map—“Berlin”—is also available for this mode, as well as a special season of Personal Battle Missions. Doing well in these missions will earn commanders the impressive Tier 10 T-22 sr. tank and offers achievement hunters the chance to obtain unique medals for proving their prowess in battle.

Update 9.12 continues to enhance World of Tanks by rolling out twenty-eight high definition vehicles and an improved tank customization interface, allowing players to buy and set camouflage, inscriptions and emblems. The British tank line updates its ranks by replacing the Tier 10 FV4202 medium tank with the mighty Centurion Action X. Finally, a PvE tutorial arrives giving new tankers the chance to hone their skills before taking to the online battlefield.

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oinky Boinky Brings High-Flying Action to iOS Devices, Apple TV


LOS ANGELES - Nov. 17, 2015 - Everyone that loves fast-paced gameplay and colorful, animated characters can now download Rekkener's Oinky Boinky for iOS devices as well as the brand new Apple TV.  Initial levels are simple enough and fun for new players to enjoy but later stages will challenge even experienced gamers. 

Boinky the hedgehog wants an eagle eye view of the most beautiful locations around the world. His friend Oinky the pig offers his piggyback as a trampoline, inflating his body to bounce him high above exotic lands like Pigburg and Hamsterdam. 

Gamers position Oinky by swiping the screen of their mobile device or Apple TV remote and must tap at just the right moment to give Boinky the cushioning he needs to soar higher. Are you a Porkfessional or just a Piginner? If you're really good, you might witness the glory of the Hogosseum. But almost no one makes it to The Great Wall of Dragon...

Tap too soon and Boinky lofts left or right, losing height and momentum. Too late and Boinky comes crashing down, ending the level. Help Boinky reach a certain elevation, and the pals are off to the next hilariously-named location.

Players also help Oinky and Boinky collect coins to unlock more than 35 pun-eriffic characters including Moosahontas, Cleopigra, Bearlock Holmes and Albear Einstein. Coins can be accumulated by touching them, opening presents or getting a helpful hand from other animals like eagles and dragons. The money can also be used in each land to rent hotel rooms for temporary stays or to buy homes that alter the landscape and offer permanent residence. 

Game Features

·Get your bounce on with fast-paced arcade action

·Collect more than 35 colorful animal characters including: Harvey Koalatel, Beavra Stewart, Doc Penguin, Boris the Loris and Muay Tiger

·Travel to 15 laugh out loud locations around the world including The Pig Apple, Chicken Itza and Castle Moosealot

·Compete with friends to see who can bounce the highest

·Collect coins to get more characters, buy homes and rent hotel rooms

·Test your reflexes on different devices - phones, tablets or the new Apple TV

·Features specifically designed for those using the new Apple TV remote

·Dynamic parallax scaling and scrolling effects give players a vivid game experience of bouncing and falling

Oinky Boinky is free on the App Store. The game features optional microtransactions for acquiring characters in addition to homes and hotels in the various locations.

To learn more, visit
https://oinkyboinky.com/

Assets

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd5n7Wagnxo

App Store Link:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/oinky-boinky/id988670945

About Rekkener

Established in 2012 by industry veterans, Rekkener is a Los Angeles-based independent game development studio dedicated to creating memorable experiences for everyone to enjoy on mobile devices.

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Monday, November 16, 2015

11/15/2015 - Knight Squad Out Now on Steam and Xbox One
Destroy and Rekindle Friendships with Knight Squad, Out Now on Steam and Xbox One


November 16, 2015Knight Squad, the frantic and (loosely) medieval-themed party game by Chainsawesome Games, is out today and ready to pep up your next social gathering with top-down arena madness. Up to eight buddies can battle it out locally or online in head-spinning action reminiscent of well-loved classics like Bomberman.

Miss the launch trailer? Watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAUH-qEIjZM

From wild team deathmatch to crazy full-contact soccer, Knight Squad’s nine different game modes provide the best mail-on-mail entertainment this season.
If you have an Xbox Live Gold membership, you can download the game for free starting today. Get in on Knight Squad before it disappears from November’s Games with Gold lineup!

Also out today is Knight Squad: Extra Chivalrous, a downloadable content pack featuring four extra game modes and three additional knights. The Extra Chivalrous DLC is yours free of charge if you supported Knight Squad on Steam Early Access. Catch a glimpse of the Arms Race, Jail Break, Soul Hunter, and Serial Killer modes over on Chainsawesome’s
YouTube channel.

Find Knight Squad on Steam
here or learn more at knightsquadgame.com.

GAME INFO:
Name: Knight Squad
Developer: Chainsawesome Games
Publisher: Chainsawesome Games
Genre: Action
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One
Price: $14.99

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