Heads up Civilization gamers, Jon Shafer the designer behind Civilization 5 has announced that he has formed a new Michigan-based studio, and launched a Kickstarter to fund its first game. True to form this is very much like a Civilization game, but it isn't Civilization, this game is "At the Gates". A 4X turn-based strategy title set during a period of the Roman Empire in collapse. You take on the role of a barbarian tribe that is looking to carve a path for itself and establish itself as the new master of Europe.
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Ex-people Can Fly Developers (The Astronauts) of Bulletstorm and Painkiller, have unveiled a new teaser trailer of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which is a Fictional Horror game based on a detective with a supernatural ability. Now we know how graphic Painkiller was in the horror department, and this looks to be no exception, as they state : a game to be played at night, alone, and with headphones.
I love 4x space strategy games and this looks right on the planetary universe scale, this is StarDrive which is a 4x Action-Space-Strategy game, where the goal is to build a space empire. Now I know we've had a lot of 4x space strategy games in the past and upcoming ones, but a good number of them have dashed my space dreams. But everything about this game could make it a worthy classic, we shall see.
As with most games of this type you Start with a single planet and a small number of space vessels in which to travel the stars. The basic goal of this action space strategy game? Head out into the galaxy, explore new worlds, build new colonies, and discover the StarDrive universe.
What do you do when you've just finished working on Borderlands 2 dlc? That's right; you make a game where cute furry animals, or Fuzzies for short, take on the evil 'PITA! Sandwich Corporation'. Simple. Then you make this 4 player co-op, add chainsaws and pretty 3d graphics and live in hope of donations! Or so say Triptych Games the studio behind Fuzzy Slaughter.
Remember Commander Keen? Been platform gaming for years and think you've seen it all? Want to make your own platformer? Then why not support Worlds of Wander the new platform game creator from Tom Hall, creator of Commander Keen? Promising an easy but fully customisable platform game creation environment, available across PC, iOS, Mac and Linux; making games should be a breeze.
I'm a huge top down racer fan, but truth be told, so many are utterly rubbish. I remember playing Micro Machines, Supercars and the like, against friends and had so much fun doing so. We now have a new contender on the scene : Real World Racing. This game looks to smash any previous racers of this generation, off the road! The HD graphics blend enhanced high resolution aerial photographic images with 3D cars and physics based objects. Even the screenshot above smacks of awesomeness!
How about a Zelda style 2D RPG with high quality 16-bit-era visual style graphics? Ok then, here's Anodyne, in which you explore and fight your way through nature, urban and abstract themed areas in the human Young's subconscious. You'll be fighting above ground and below it, especially in the monster filled dungeons.
Time to get excited Alien's fans as a new mod version 1.2 has been released for Killing Floor. This high quality FPS mod was almost two years in the making, the WPC together with Marco bring you the most comprehensive overhaul of killing floor to date. You'll be dealing with all new Alien game play, with Facehuggers, Aliens and the Queen herself. That's not all, as with a new UI, the textures have been overhauled with true to life weapons, voice overs in an immersive experience.
Check out this drool worthy Asteroids style Shoot em up mini-game for Windows,Mac and Linux systems. This is Galaxy In Flames : The Crucible, which is a small scale sample from their rather bigger upcoming 4xRTS title Galaxy in Flames. Enjoy high quality graphcs, lots and lots of asteroids and top notch shoot em up style action, oh and it's FREE!
A new Indie rpg is on the scene, it's Dungeon Lore for both Windows and Mac. In this rpg you traverse your character through dark dungeons at your own pace, while searching for loot. But watch out, not only do you have enemies to contend with, but you need to use your ability to disable dangerous traps before you end up as a puddle of goo on the floor.
A new kickstarter titled, Starbase Orion, is a port 4x space strategy game from the iOS devices, in which you can colonize planets, research new technology, fight in space battles and be diplomatic with other races. It was hugely popular on those devices and gained fantastic reviews, however unlike most kickstarters, this kickstarters information is very sparse and lacking any great detail.
Another day another update, thanks to Toni Wilen, who has released the latest beta 2.6.0 Version 6 of this amazing Amiga Emulator WinUAE. Which enables us to play Amiga games on windows. Let's see what has been fixed!
Another great retro event is coming our way and we don't have long to wait. Located in The Winter Gardens in Margate(UK) - 21st-24th feb, it will be filled with puzzles, tournaments, consoles and pinball machines. But the main event will be retro computer games, current card and computer games as well as lots more, I can't wait!
Finally a kickstarter game of interest on this bleak Monday, it's Death Inc from the developers Ambient Studios, made up from Media Molecule, Lionhead and Criterion. Death Inc is an unusual strategy game. It's a unique mix of real-time strategy, god game and business sim, with the flavour of old time bullfrog classics.
Another great Amiga Emulator which uses the core of WinUAE, is FS-UAE. This is a rather interesting front end/emulator as it Features include : emulation of Amiga 500, 500+, 600, 1000, 1200, 4000, CD32 and CDTV, perfectly smooth scrolling on 50Hz displays, support for floppy images in ADF and IPF formats, CD-ROM images in ISO or BIN/CUE format and mounting folders on your computer as Amiga hard drives. It also has the added function of a great Amiga emulator multiplayer software for the ability to play other amiga gamers using the same games through your PC.
I remember when I first got into serious gaming with my playstation, I had tons of demo discs and the Theme Park games were on nearly all of them. Theme Park, Theme Hospital, Theme Park World I dabbled in them all and have many fond memories of causing untold misery to many a visitor to my attractions and wards. Well now it looks like Theme Park Studio is set to make a comeback of sorts and to usher in a new age of terror for those, like me who enjoy placing public toilets inside operating rooms and 'relatively' safe roller coasters and 'suspect' candy floss vendors.
Fancy going to a huge retro game event here in the UK? Well on the 18th-19th May 2013, a revival retro event is being held at Wolverhampton and this is looking very special, for us retro gamers. The debut event of Revival Retro Events is (a joint initiative of Turnarcades Custom Arcade Machines and Retro Fusion Magazine), the event will feature over 250 retro gaming exhibits!
Project Cornerstone is developed by a four man indie company called Ascension Games. They describe the game as "an open world, action/adventure/puzzle game with an emphasis on physics and player-choice".
Solo or 4-player co-op hack and slash adventures await you in this new offering from Jochum Skoglund and Niklas Myrberg. Inspired by the Gauntlet series but with "elements that force you to think just a little bit more".
Unlike most games whereby you play as the hero character, in Lilith and the Golden Arrow the player is a monster running for its life from a Princess bent on hunting down all the monsters in the kingdom. The landscapes are of forests and ice caverns, but all is not safe as you run and jump, while avoiding dangerous obstacles like falling icicles and unstable platforms.
Been awhile since we've done any WarZ updates, though WarZ is a fun game, Indie and Retro games will always take a front seat. However back to the 2/1 Dev Diary! Check out the latest Reputation, self-defense, Missions, Strongholds, New characters and Safe settlements updates to come.
Toni Wilen has released the latest beta 2.6.0 Version 5 of this amazing Amiga Emulator WinUAE. Which enables us to play Amiga games on windows. After testing a few games with this new version, they are now working so much better than before!