Friday, November 4, 2016
11/04/2016 - Breakup Squad Heads to Steam Early Access
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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.
by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
11/02/2016 - Planet of Heroes Unveils First New Character
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MOBILE MOBA GAME PLANET OF HEROES UNVEILS FIRST NEW HERO
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.
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.
Sparks: New summoner powers like Smite and Scatter will be available for players.
- An All-New User Interface
- Automated iOS10 Streaming
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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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
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.
Submitted by: E.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
11/01/2016- BlazBlue Central Fiction Available today in North America!
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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!
BlazBlue: Central Fiction Available today in North America!
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
*Wired controller for instant response
LIMITED EDITION INCLUDES:
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
Submitted by: E. Thomas