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Friday, November 4, 2016

11/04/2016 - Breakup Squad Heads to Steam Early Access
Party game about breakups launched on early access

New York, NY – Catt Small, a New York City-based designer and game developer, released the early access version of Breakup Squad on October 30, 2016. The game was created as part of NYU Game Center's 2016 No Quarter exhibition. Small was commissioned to design and build the game within about nine months. She tapped Chris Algoo, Ethan Gooding, and Hillmon Ancrum to help with code and sound effects, music, and art. The game was built in Unity using C#. Breakup Squad is a fast and asymmetrical team-based game for five players. Two people play as former lovers who spot each other at a party after their toxic breakup. Three players are the lovers’ friends who suffer from collateral damage after each makeup and breakup session.
 
“I love making games that make people laugh and feel awkward at the same time,” Small said about the game. “People are drawn in by the cute characters, but stay for the hilarious subject and tactical strategy-making.”
 
In Breakup Squad, players can choose whether the lovers will be together again or if the friends can keep them apart until the party is over. The lovers must reach each other before the timer runs out. Meanwhile, the friends must make distractions and obstacles to ensure that the lovers stay separated. "I thought it would be a great point of discussion to make a party game about the very common situation of running into your ex. We've all had relationships that don't, or shouldn't, continue. This was an opportunity to make a game that is not only fun, but easy to emotionally connect to." Brooklyn Gamery, the company she operates with Chris Algoo and Dennis Liaw, is distributing the game for Mac, Windows, and Linux. The team plans to make many updates in the near future. As more features are added, the minimum price will increase. For more information about Breakup Squad, visit
https://brooklyn-gamery.itch.io/breakup-squad. You can also follow Catt Small on Twitter @cattsmall.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

11/02/2016 - Planet of Heroes Unveils First New Character
MOBILE MOBA GAME PLANET OF HEROES UNVEILS FIRST NEW HERO

Next Testing Phase Dates And Brand New Content Revealed

Moscow, Russia – November 2, 2016 –
Developer Fast Forward Studios and global publisher My.com are pleased to announce the next testing phase dates for its MOBA for mobile devices,
Planet of Heroes. Getting ready for a release on iOS and Android devices, the community-driven development project embraces feedback from a counsel of pro MOBA players including notable figures in the streaming community. In addition to the counsel, Planet of Heroes is actively looking for player feedback as the next closed beta phase begins November 2 and finishes up on November 20.

To sign up for the beta and get more details, please visit the
beta sign up page.

Watch the Planet of Heroes - gameplay trailer
HERE
New features available in this testing phase include:
  • A Brand-New Hero: Adding to the already diverse roster of heroes, Candy will join the fray as a ranged physical damage dealer. Her range and utility allows her to set up lethal ambushes from afar, and will fill an essential role for teams seeking to outplay their adversaries.
  • New Sparks: New summoner powers like Smite and Scatter will be available for players.
  • An All-New User Interface
  • Automated iOS10 Streaming
  • Integrated Facebook Invitations

Planet of Heroes is an action-packed modern MOBA for mobile devices that aims to capture the essence of what makes the genre great on PC, while playing to the strengths of mobile platforms. Planet of Heroes makes the most of the mobile experience, allowing for both simultaneous head-to-head online play, and asynchronous offline play. Game controls are tailored to make the most of mobile devices, eschewing awkward gestures and control layouts in favor of friendly, easy-to-grasp control schemes.

To learn more about Planet of Heroes, visit
moba.my.com. ‘Like’ the game on Facebook and follow the game’s development on Twitter @PoHMOBA for all the latest developer updates and news.

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ABOUT MY.COM
My.com comprises myMail, MAPS.ME, myTarget, and online and mobile games. Its mobile communications and entertainment services and apps facilitate people in pursuing their business goals - and let them relax and have a good time gaming in-between. Copyright © 2016 My.com.
For more information, visit
my.com

ABOUT FAST FORWARD STUDIO
Fast Forward Studio, recently formed by international multimedia powerhouse My.com, focuses on mobile development and making games that are optimized for mobile platforms. With a staff of more than 30 experienced developers, Fast Forward Studio takes a "Community Driven" approach to development, integrating members of popular online communities, live streamers and bloggers to help fine-tune their game designs.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11/01/2016- BlazBlue Central Fiction Available today in North America!
BlazBlue: Central Fiction Available today in North America!

Aksys Games and Arc System Works proudly announce that BlazBlue: Central Fiction is available today in North America physically and digitally on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. BlazBlue: Central Fiction is the newest installment in the storied BlazBlue franchise and stands alone as the pinnacle of next gen 2D fighters! Like a well-timed 2D punch, BlazBlue: Central Fiction bashes massive amounts of content and innovation into one slick title that hits hard and keeps the pummeling steady! Prepare yourself for a brand new story, new characters, levels, modes, system mechanics and more! Choose from over 33 unimaginable fighters as you battle for 2D supremacy!

Available at
Amazon.com, GameStop.com and the Aksys web store.

The exclusive Fighting Commander Bundle is available now at the Aksys web store! Get it
HERE!

Officially Licensed by Sony and Arc System Works. The Fighting Commander is the ultimate controller for 2D Fighting Games and also works great on many other 2D software titles. This pad is a pure performer with the industry's best D-Pad, six-button layout, large buttons, improved ergonomics, and high quality construction. Features include the R/L Toggle switch to allow all buttons to be accessed by the right hand, Turbo functions, and more! Switch the D-Pad to function as the D-Pad, the Left Analog Stick or the Right Analog Stick. 10-foot cable is long enough for most gaming environments, and the wired connection ensures quick and accurate response. Also compatible with PlayStation 3 and PC through XInput.

*Officially Licensed by Sony and Arc System Works
*Designed for 2D fighting games with 6-button layout
*Compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC (via XInput)
*R/L toggle switch and Turbo functions
*Wired controller for instant response

LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES:
- Physical copy of BlazBlue: Central Fiction -
- Collector's Box and Slipcase -
- Deluxe 100 page 7"x10" Hardcover Art Book -
- Mini Noel Vermillion Nendoroid Figure -
- BlazBlue Song Interlude III Soundtrack (10 Tracks) -

About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games includes Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (Game Critics’ Awards Best of E3 2014 “Best Fighting Game” nomination),  Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power),  Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (2012 GDC Awards “Best Story” Nominee), the acclaimed  BlazBlue fighting game series such as BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and  Muramasa Rebirth. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, 
www.aksysgames.com.

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