Exo One

Exo One

EXO ONE has Kickstarter launch, shows off game in a Reveal Trailer

Adelaide, Australia – May 1st, 2017 – Indie developer Jay Weston, with his studio Exbleative, has launched a Kickstarter for his upcoming PC game EXO ONE. He has also released a Reveal trailer showcasing the exhilarating, momentum-based exploration gameplay in EXO ONE.

Here’s the Reveal Trailer:

EXO ONE is a momentum-based exoplanetary exploration game where you pilot an alien craft capable of manipulating the laws of gravity, on mankind’s first, ill-fated mission outside the solar system.

The trailer also gives you a first-glimpse at the voice-over narrated story elements, and coincides with EXO ONE’s Kickstarter. Exbleative are asking for AU $35,000 (USD $26,000) to complete the game: Kickstarter Link

I’d say it’s worth a consideration!

World Rally Championship 6

World Rally Championship 6

WRC 6 NOW IN STORES FOR PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, AND PC/STEAM.

The Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship Brings thrilling eSports Competition and Latest Roster of Rally Racers to Gamers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Mar. 3, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Bigben Interactive, a worldwide player in video game publishing, have released WRC 6, a new entry in the acclaimed rally racing series. WRC 6 enables players take on all 14 official rallies, play-as or against the official drivers and teams in the 2016 FIA rally season for a complete racing series. WRC 6 is now on sale in the Americas or the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®.

Developed by Kylotonn Racing Games, WRC 6 is an extreme motorsport challenge that offers the complete rally experience with accurately reproduced tracks, teams, and drivers from the World Rally Championship. In addition, the game offers 11 new Super Special Stages that combine unique driving challenges with iconic environments from around the world. To help friends compete against each other, WRC 6 includes a split-screen multiplayer mode, diverse and challenging new stages, the eSports WRC Championship, and more realistic vehicle behavior to help players lose themselves to the rush of the race.

Racers who have mastered every jump, turn, and terrain of WRC 6 will have an opportunity to put their racing skills to the test with a series of official competitions for Season 2 of the Esports WRC Championship. The championship is open to all WRC 6 players to enter where they’ll compete in a series of rally races that run parallel to the official WRC calendar. The eSports WRC Championship rounds end in November 2017, followed by a final competition. Players will have multiple opportunities to put in their best performances through a variety of conditions and stages. The routes and additional information will be available before each event on www.esportswrc.com .

“Since its start in 1973, the FIA World Rally Championship has become the authoritative name in gritty and challenging rally races. We can’t wait to see gamers climb in the driver’s seat and experience the high octane driving experience the talented teams at Kylotonn and Bigben have created to bring the rallying action to gamers,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With its fast cars, fierce eSports competition, and rich roster of courses, WRC 6 lives up to that world famous racing series and truly puts players in the driver’s seat.”

“We’re excited to work with BANDAI NAMCO to bring the excitement of the newest season of the FIA World Rally Championship to the Americas. Perhaps the best part for us will be seeing racers from around the globe squaring off to determine who in the best racer in the world,” said Benoît Clerc, Head of Software at Bigben Interactive. “We work hard to make games that everyone can enjoy, and with WRC 6, beginners and veteran racers alike will have an opportunity to experience the exhilaration of rally racing at the highest level. There’s something here for everyone!”

WRC 6 is available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and WRC 6, go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR, SEQUEL TO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR

Monolith Productions Expands on the Award-Winning Nemesis System and Offers Each Player Unique Personalized Game Worlds

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™, winner of more than 50 industry awards, including 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards’ Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming at the 2015 D.I.C.E. Awards and the BAFTA for Game Design. Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.

The official Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ Announcement Trailer can be viewed here:

In Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam™), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro beginning 25 August, 2017. Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

“Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalised gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ truly drives the genre forward by taking the Nemesis System to new heights and allowing players to create their own personal journey within Middle-earth.”

“Following the amazing reception to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™, we massively expanded every dimension of the game, including the world, the story, the RPG systems, the core gameplay and of course the personal player stories of the Nemesis System,” said Michael de Plater, Vice President, Creative, Monolith Productions. “As lifelong fans of Middle-earth, we are so grateful to have the privilege to bring to life the most incredible fantasy world ever created in a new way, for a new generation. With Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, we can’t wait to see the amazing stories players are going to create and share.”

The innovative Nemesis System created unique personal stories through procedurally-generated enemies who remember every encounter and are differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ expands this innovation with the introduction of Followers who bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The Nemesis System is also expanded to create a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses, which allows players to utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc army.

Set between the events of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the Rings™, Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, players can purchase a digital version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ once and play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Gamers can pick up where they left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, bringing all the saves, game add-ons and achievements with them at no additional cost.

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.

Steamhammer VR

Steamhammer VR

GamestormVR launched a Kickstarter campaign for SteamHammerVR, a beautifully designed, steampunk-themed, story-based, smash ’em up Virtual Reality gaming experience that has been Greenlit on Steam Greenlight. The team currently plans to launch a demo of the game this month, July 2016.

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“When we saw VR for the first time in January this year we just knew we had to get involved, we wanted to be part of this amazing revolution in the gaming industry,” says Mark Bellinger, Managing Director of GamestormVR,” We didn’t just want to make a game, we wanted to make a truly audacious game. To do that, we know we need to involve the gaming community and transform their wishes into the world of SteamHammerVR.”

SteamHammerVR takes you to the steampunk world of Victorian London, 1892. The dastardly Professor Rattwurm is attempting to enslave the fine English folk with his army of clockwork rodents. Using this new-fangled steam power and the technical expertise of Doctor Obadiah Springhorn you are armed with the latest gizmo for bashing robot rats – The Steam Hammer exo-suit!

Players can choose Steam Hammer weapons for both hands. Options available include the Steam Hammer, Steam Cannon, Magnet Beam, Rotor Hammer, Rotor Saw, and Tesla Ray. The game features quite the engaging storyline and characters that immerse you in 19th century Steampunk Victorian London. Explore many areas, including the streets, to the sewers, from the Tower of London to the banks of the River Thames while completing your missions.

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GamestormVR has turned to the Kickstarter community to raise money for this game because they want to create one of the most epic VR experiences of 2016. The team wants to involve the gaming community in SteamHammerVR’s development, and they are even giving players the chance to be immortalized in the game! If this crowdfunding campaign goes well, GamestormVR would like to build a version of SteamHammerVR for both PlaystationVR and the Oculus Rift.
“It is a dream becoming reality seeing your ideas on paper brought to life in VR, truly magical,” says ‘Magic’ Martin Rowe, the project’s Artistic Director, “The funding raised will not only be used to enhance and expand the world of SteamHammerVR but will also allow us to attend as many gaming conventions as possible between now and the official launch in December 2016. We want to bring SteamHammerVR to as many people as we can.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a credit in the end titles for £5, a Founders Edition of the full SteamHammerVR game for £15, and more. Backers can also pledge £25 for an official Limited Edition ‘SteamHammerVR London Tour 1892’ T-Shirt or £100 to have an image of your face expertly placed somewhere in the gameplay and an acting credit.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here.
Since being awarded the Smarta100 in 2010 as one of the most resourceful, inspiring small businesses in the UK, Showstorm has grown to be a uniquely talented team of creative and technical professionals driven by a passion to create, pioneer and deliver first class memorable entertainment experiences.
If you can imagine it then we can very likely create it, but our real forte is in dreaming up and delivering products that nobody has imagined yet.

Already industry leaders in the creation of professional Entertainers Software, in 2016 we are pioneering with our vision for the next evolution of stunning content, specialising in (AR) Augmented Reality and (VR) Virtual Reality technologies.

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.

Cricket Captain 2016 on Steam

Cricket Captain 2016

Cricket management game returns for July 2016, Looking like fun!

With England having seen off Sri Lanka in the first of the English summer Tests and Pakistan next in town, it is time for cricket fans from around the world to put their cricketing expertise to the test in the most in-depth Cricket Captain ever made.

Developed in association with Chris Rogers, captain of Somerset County Cricket Club, Cricket Captain 2016 has more playable teams and more great features than ever before!

Cricket Captain has been hailed as the best cricket management simulation ever created and Cricket Captain 2016 takes the game to the next level – new teams, a beautiful new interface, updated 3D graphics engine and all the attention to detail that you expect from the series.

Key features for this edition of Cricket Captain include:
79 playable domestic teams across 5 domestic leagues, including 12 new teams from the New Zealand and South African domestic cricket leagues
Updated One Day International (ODI) and 20 over (T20) World Cup Tournament modes. Play as any international team that played in the last two World Cups including Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Oman, Scotland or the UAE.
Day/Night matches
New 3D lighting system
New user controlled cameras in 3D highlights
Improved One Day and T20 match engine combined with improved player form calculation for One Day and T20
Updated kits for International teams
Sri Lanka and Pakistan historical scenarios
New database with improved player ability ratings
New and improved interface
In-Game Help System
New Achievements

Cricket Captain 2016 will be releasing week commencing 4th July on Steam (and all other retailers of digitally downloaded games), Android, iOS and Mac.

Title: Cricket Captain 2016
Players: Single Player
Platform: PC, Android, iOS and Mac
Genre: Sports Sim
Publisher: Kiss Ltd
Developer: Childish Things
Release Date: July 2016
SRP: TBC

Additional resources:
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Dad Quest

Dad Quest

The Steam Greenlight process for this game is now live – in time for Father’s Day

The platformer from publisher Excalibur Games has a truly unique game mechanic and brings a new meaning to parenting. The highly anticipated game is from indie developers Sundae Month – Excalibur’s latest signing. Sundae Month have published free to play games on their own website in recent years and are ready to take the step into the world of paid-for publishing. It is expected that following considerable interest in this title that the Greenlight process will be lit in a couple of weeks and then the product will progress smoothly into the Early Access programme in late September.

The storyline of this action-adventure platformer (with some RPG elements) follows the objective of raising your child whilst on a journey to the legendary Dad Island. The process of child-rearing in Dad Quest uses your child as an effective weapon who, when being tossed through the air, can defeat enemy “Bad Dads” and collect treasures along the way to improve their development.

The combat system of throwing the child through the air marks the game mechanic in Dad Quest as unique. The more the child is airborne the happier he is! This combat system is under constant development and we encourage you to keep posted to the webpage where you can see further updates.

Take a look at this latest offering on the Steam Greenlight page or visit the Dad Quest web page that includes a downloadable demo of the game and further information.
www.dadquestgame.com

Dad Quest

    Features list

Two playable “Dads” one male and one female
Collect all 3 badges called “Dadges” to guarantee your place on Dad Island
Collect heirlooms to stay with you throughout the generations to improve your abilities and even have an impact on the game mechanics
Your child can receive toys to expand its abilities, open up new routes and unlock secrets
Sinister “Bad Dads” are enemies that will need to be defeated
Procedurally varied levels for hours of gameplay
Toy stores where you can purchase new toys for your child
Catchy music and sound effects

Yesterday Origins

Yesterday Origins

Paris – 11 June, 2016

Co-producers Microids and Pendulo Studios will be unveiling more about Yesterday Origins at E3 2016, the largest videogames expo in the world. In a teaser revealing certain disturbing and bizarre characters who appear throughout the game, players will get their first taste of a quest full of unexpected turns. The game arrives on September 29, 2016, for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.

Here is the Yesterday Origins teaser on the Microids YouTube channel:

Yesterday Origins invites mystery and adventure lovers to take a journey through time and around the world in a new production by the creators of the world-famous Runaway saga. With more than 20 years of experience in story-driven videogames, Pendulo succeeds with its first 3D-game, retaining its inimitable graphic style. The look inspired by the comic is enhanced for the first time by novel visual effects (dynamic shadows, physics engine, etc.)

In Yesterday Origins, you play as John Yesterday and Pauline Petit, a couple of immortals who own an antiquities shop in Paris, in an adventure through time and around the world. The story begins when a young John is imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition for sorcery and must use his cunning to escape the prison guards. It’s the beginning of sequences alternating between past and present, recounting the origin of John’s coveted immortal powers.
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Yesterday Origins
The game is fully dubbed (more than 25 main characters) and boasts an original score. While the game addresses adult topics and sprinkles in saucy dialog, it retains a relaxed feel and a good dose of black humor, something Pendulo Studios does all too well. The interface is designed to work equally well for joypads and mouses.
The latest installment in this series will be presented to the media at E3, the largest videogame expo in the world, in Los Angeles, June 14-16, 2016.
Yesterday Origins is an adventure game co-produced by Microids and Pendulo Studios scheduled for release on September 29, 2016, for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Polish.

Find Yesterday Origins on Steam soon: http://store.steampowered.com/app/465280

Microïds will be at E3 2016 from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 june in the Los Angeles Convention Center in the Concourse Hall, meeting room 8608. Don’t hesitate to come to discover the games