White Guardian Studios have just informed us that Celestial Tear: Demons Revenge, which is a Sci-Fi fantasy RPG is now going through both a Epocu Campaign and also pushing for votes through Steam Greenlight. Although the developers didn't have a Kickstarter success, they have mentioned to me that this 90's JRPG inspired game will have another Kickstarter during early September. With beautiful landscapes, lovely stylish graphics, inspirations from games such as Final Fantasy 7, Chrono Trigger and the exploring and puzzle solving of Wild Arms 2nd, lets hope that Celestial Tear: Demons Revenge has more success on it's second run.
It has been a long time coming but finally we have a brand new release of FreeOrion; a turn based 4x strategy game with inspirations from Master of Orion style titles. Developed as an Open Source release, FreeOrion is currently at v0.4.4 RC2 which is nearly a year from it's previous release and according to the developer fixes nearly over 100 commits. Although FreeOrion isn't a Master of Orion beater it's looking to be far better than the spreadsheet that was Master of Orion 3, with lots of lovely battles, colonizing and researchable technology.
For those of you that enjoyed Dungeon Keeper, you might be interested to know that KeeperRL, which is inspired by that great game but in a roguelike world, is currently going through a Steam Greenlight campaign. Developed by Michał Brzozowski and a recent Indiegogo success, you play as an evil wizard seeking the ultimate knowledge of destruction, and this is done through a procedurally generated world which can be both explored and conquered. According to the developer you can control your minions, design your dungeon and the combat is both turn-based and very tactical.
If like me, you were a huge fan of the original Civilization, then you've got to try this fine open source inspired game based on that very title. Freeciv, which is a free and open source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of the human civilization, has now got a brand new 2.4.3 stable version release! Prepare yourself for many hours of lost sleep as you develop your civilization from the Stone Age to the Space Age in an incredible game experience.
Even though the open source remake of Caesar III is still going through a Steam Greenlight campaign, the development of the "CaesarIA" public build has been available for some time. Originally developed by Impressions Games and published by Sierra Entertainment, CaesarAI improves upon the great city management game with further fixes and additions that was not available in the original release. Today the developers have announced the release of vb1941, although I could not find any updated changelog details.
A small mention to our previous main feature, you'll be pleased to know that the remake of the incredible 1991 space strategy game Deuteros has now been updated to a new alpha V0.0.19 release. The developer of the PC remake "Gambit", has added a new options screen, more sounds and fixes to the research and production scene. Please note though that this is alpha and is in no way playable, plus there is also an issue with the GFX of which the developer is using and may well have to be redone. Read on for the changelog
It seems as if there are still some issues with PPC as Toni Wilen has released another beta update to the Amiga emulator WinUAE. We can't be that far off now from a final version of 2.9.0 as so far there have been more successful reports for AmigaOS 4.1 than previous releases. This version 2.9.0 Beta 12 fixes a number of issues such as BlizzardPPC flash mapping, b11 Blizzard accelerator Z3 autoconfig hack and more. See changelog for details
Welcome to the latest fan based action/fighting title developed by Douglas Baldan (O Ilusionista), who makes some fine fighting games released through Gamejolt, based on classic characters. This time the developer has moved onto none other than the classic Nintendo character Kirby. According to Douglas, Kirby The Dream Battle has a very similar gameplay style to Kirby Super Star Ultra, in which you need to beat your opponents with the ability and attack of the character you are currently playing.
Over these last few weeks or so, Toni Wilen has been hard at work on the latest version of the Amiga Emulator WinUAE, which provided brand new features for PPC emulation. But as is the case with beta's, Toni was not happy with the current bug problems that caused a number of issues including a non bootable AmigaOS 4.1. But the good news today is, the developer has released WinUAE 2.9.0 beta 11 which not just fixes bugs but allows AmigaOS 4.1 Classic to boot. It would be well worth you updating if you wish to use AmigaOS 4.1 and to get the latest other bug fixes included in the changelog.
In June of last year we preview featured a brilliant retro inspired game that had all of my childhood wrapped up into one neat little platformer, and that game was Life of Pixel by the developer Super Icon. Dedicated to the classic gaming machines of our time, Life of Pixel had you playing as a blocked pixel, traversing through 72 levels of retro gaming fun spread over 9 historic machines. It was so so much fun, probably one of the best retro inspired games I've played this year. So it was great news today from the developers that they have released a fully featured demo browser version with eight Commodore 64 levels.