Square Enix Helping Indie Developers

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SQUARE ENIX COLLECTIVE HAS HELPED TO RAISE OVER $1,000,000 USD FOR INDIE DEVELOPERS THUS FAR

LONDON, July 13: Square Enix Collective™, the indie-support and publishing initiative from Square Enix®, is celebrating a major milestone today as the total money raised via crowdfunding by teams assisted by Collective has now surpassed the $1,000,000 USD mark.

With the exception of last month’s successful Fear Effect Sedna™ campaign, all of the projects supported were based on original IP, from small teams around the world.

Since 2014, Square Enix Collective has assisted about 100 developers build awareness and collect feedback via the Collective website, and some of those projects have been successfully crowdfunded as a result.

2016 brings the first games to be published by Square Enix Collective, with upcoming E3 hits The Turing Test™ (August 2016) and Black The Fall™ (Late 2016) joining the platform’s first release, Goetia, which enjoys a 98% positive rating on Steam and a Metacritic rating of 82 at the time of writing.

With the idea of publishing up to ten games per year, Square Enix Collective enables developers to retain all rights to any original IP, as well as creative control and the majority of net revenue.

Later this year, similar to Fear Effect, Square Enix Collective plans to open up further selected Eidos® IP for developers to pitch for as a means of helping them generate greater awareness.

Meanwhile, every project that is supported through crowdfunding by Square Enix Collective undergoes a Team Assessment to check on the development team’s experience, capabilities, and planning.

“The data clearly shows that new teams with their own projects are finding it increasingly challenging to build awareness for their games, and even harder to raise meaningful amounts via crowdfunding,” said Phil Elliott, creator and project lead on Square Enix Collective.

“We’re delighted to have been able to use our Team Assessments to help build greater trust between blossoming talent and forward-thinking gamers, as well as open up our channels to spread the word and help drive interest.”

Square Enix Collective was first announced in 2013 and fully launched in 2014. Since then, it has posted almost 100 pitches on the Collective website, helped teams raise over $1,000,000 USD via Kickstarter, and signed a number of teams to investment and/or publishing deals.

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Highly Anticipated MMO Games

There’s a search for the most highly anticipated upcoming massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) that continues as the best MMORPG 2017 list is launched.

TORRANCE, CA, USA, Earlier this year /EINPresswire.com/ — Bestmmorpg2017.net, a game website which was created for the purpose of reviewing online games, unveils the list of the most popular and highly anticipated massive multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs) that will be released in the year 2017.

The website has published the Best MMORPG 2017 list with links and mini-reviews of each title. The games are grouped into several categories such as free to play, browser-based, buy to play or no subscription, pay to play (subscription), and upcoming MMORPGs 2017.

With the seemingly endless number of available online games, searching for the best game can be a problem for many players. Best MMORPG 2017, however, provide a means of solving this problem by publishing the list of highly recommended MMORPG games helps players easily find the most popular titles.

“I think that next year will undoubtedly be a very interesting year for MMO games. There are quite a few innovative indie games that will be launching and I look forward to playing them all,” said Olivia Morin, editor of Bestmmorpg2017.net. “Currently, we have a total of eleven games that we recommend but please bear in mind that the wbesite is in its pre-launch stage. We will be adding more and changing the list constantly as we strive to keep it updated and relevant.”

The Best MMORPG 2017 list can be found at http://bestmmorpg2017.net

Morin added that apart from graphics and gameplay, players also tend to favor the MMORPGs that have fast-paced action combat, large-scale open-world PvP (player vs player) and PvE (player vs environment) battles, crafting, dynamic environments, epic story quests, and sandbox features.

“In terms of playbility, all of the featured MMORPGs are different and unique. There’s everything from PvP-focused indie games to big-budget AAA releases. Just the same old MMO gameplay features won’t hack it these days because of increased competition from other online games. Each of these games appeal to a specific type of player such as the ones are nostagic for old school MMORPGs or those who want a sandbox game with a player-controlled economy,” said Morin.

To get more information, visit the Bestmmorpg2017.net website.

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Father Son Gaming Tradition

Twisted Metal 2

Every Father’s day in this house, My son and I play a 90s Playstation game called ‘Twisted Metal 2’. Ken ususally wins 90% of the games we play. In my opinion no Twisted Metal after that came close to the fun, feel, and replayability of TM2. If you can play for hours and not know where time goes, well, that’s the mark of a classic game.

Here’s Video of My son and I battling it out in a ‘secret level’ on TM2. I’m Spectre. (This Game Played in 2010) The tradition continues.

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Twisted Metal 2
Classic!
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One of This Dad’s Favorite Games

Garry's Mod

Ever Play Garry’s Mod on Steam? Hands down that is my Favorite Steam title. From Garry’s Mod.com: Garry’s Mod is a Sandbox Game based around the idea of building. Unlike most other games there aren’t any objectives – you can’t lose and you definitely can’t win. That is the beauty of it. Building is quite popular, I’ve always enjoyed the many new Maps and NPCs (Non-Player-Characters) that the Mod community churns out on an almost daily basis. More fun than should be allowed by law.

Here’s some screenshots (Click for the BIG Picture}:

Beautiful Map

Marty McFly and The Doc

The Tardis!

Tardis Crash

Map: DM Tropic

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Map: Tropical Waters
Standing Guard

Map: GM Tropics

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I could go on forever. My son and I play together on occasion.

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