Thursday, April 18, 2019

New Fade to Silence Trailer is out now!

Dive into this emotional trailer (including a creepy version of Pixies - "Where Is My Mind?") which will bring the snowstorm directly to your living room.

Fade to Silence takes players into a frozen, post-apocalyptic world where defying nature’s threats and enemies is key. A compelling mix of a puzzling story, a constant strife for resources, balancing short term needs versus your long term goals, and a tense, atmospheric mood makes this game a unique survival adventure.

- Explore a vast winter landscape
- Tense atmosphere and unforgiving game-play
- Wolf Sled Expeditions
- Roam the world and experience the story at your own pace
- Lead your followers and keep them alive

Fade to Silence will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on April 30, 2019. The suggested retail price on PC will be € 39.99, the console versions € 49.99.

Our first look at Warpthrough!

Sometimes a simple thing can be a lot of fun. I didn't know what to expect when I received an invitation to play this game, but boy oh boy, I'm glad I did.

The game is called Warpthrough and is developed by Ramon of Roofkatgames. He designed a game that is simple and so much fun! At the moment you can play the demo and if you like it, add Warpthrough at your Steam Wishlist.

You only use the arrow keys to move left and right and you can jump with arrow up. With these controls you can move through the platform level, where reaching the next warp hole is your main objective. But you're not the only one in the level; more and more creatures will enter the stage. What stands out is the unique battle system; you can shoot enemies by standing still first to load and then move to the desired direction and shoot everything in your way.

I had a blast playing the demo of Warpthrough, even if I died so many times. I can totally imagine playing this game with friends. It's fast, it's challenging, it's Warpthrough!

Please visit the official Warpthrough website for more info.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A sneak peek at Stylish Turn Based RPG Grimshade!

The literal words of the PR agency for Grimshade were: "Can I tempt you with a Steam Review code?" Well, to be honest I didn't need much tempting, because I already was curious abut this game. My only hesitation was time. My sister was having her wedding last weekend with our one and only Dennis " CallMeBackDraft" Aspers. But now we've got that out of the way, let's check out Grimshade!

Successfully funded via a Kickstarter campaign and developed by Russian developer TaleRock, with a team of only 21 people. And at this very moment, you can already buy this game at Steam.That's already impressive right? So, let's see if Grimshade is impressive as well! The 80's art-style of this game caught my eye in the first place. The city of Brann is were this adventure starts. Whenever you find a peaceful city, there always will be groups who want to interrupt this peace and benefit of it. Grimshade tells the story of the company of heroes, by a twist of fate, involved in the cycle of events unfolding in the world of Ree'fah. Numerous dreadful monsters infest the forest around the city of Brann and the high walls can no longer protect its residents from the attacks. The menacing army of the neighbouring kingdom have suddenly landed on the outskirts of the city, wreaking havoc. There is no hope for salvation. The strength of the city defenders is failing, and the King and his loyal Champions have vanished. But when you think all hope is lost, a hero stands up to fulfill his destiny. And the name of this hero is Alister Garuda!

Grimshade offers you an turn based tactical adventure. You walk on the map, but when you face an enemy, the game will transport you to the fight view. Here you can see squares at the floor to indicate steps and you can easily access your special abilities and start the fight. You can change the pit and pan of the battle camera if you like. During battles you nee to keep an eye out for your health and your tension bar. Tension works as a kind of mana; as long as your tension bar is filled, you can perform actions. After every victorious battle you will be rewarded with items and sometimes the enemy guarded treasure. What really stands out is that there is no XP and stats system. Characters will level up simultaneously and new characters will start at the same level as the party already is. Excellent, right?

Grimshade has a significant amount of dialogue. You have the option to skip it, but then you miss out on the story and you might have a harder time understanding what's going on. Besides that, there is also a very nice tutorial in this game to set every player on the right path. So whether you're a seasoned veteran or a noob as it comes to turn-based RPG games, every one can have a fair starts thanks to this tutorial.

Grimshade is released on March 26, 2019 on PC via Steam. Later this year a For more info, please visit the official Asterion website or follow TaleRock at Facebook.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Enter the pages of an interactive tech-noir graphic novel with Liberated!

Game play and storytelling are combined like never before in a multi-perspective story set in a dystopian future
Independent developer Atomic Wolf, in collaboration with and publisher Walkabout Games today announced its playable tech-noir graphic novel, Liberated, with a brand new trailer. Liberated launches later this year on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Leap into the frame of a graphic novel, where classic motion comic storytelling transitions into fully playable action sections in a story about technological surveillance squeezing society’s freedom away. Liberated was honored as a finalist at the 2019 SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition.

Players will experience a story about a world where government authorities use advanced technology to manipulate the population. Civil rights are a thing of the past, with the government engaging in complete surveillance of every citizen in the world. Social media activity, online payments, and GPS location tracking from mobile devices are just some of the ways every single person is being monitored. In this world, there are insurgents resisting this oppression, fighting for their freedom, while government agents try to maintain order and control. In Liberated, players will experience both sides of this conflict, with every choice they make changing the course of the story.

Told over the course of four chapters, with each issue focusing on a different character, Liberated is an interactive graphic novel that combines the experience of a motion comic with a video game. Liberated transitions seamlessly from choice-based branching story sequences to fully playable action sequences as the action moves from panel to panel. By combining a motion comic with 2.5D platforming, stealth mechanics, and shootouts, and quick-time events, Liberated brings the story to life like nothing else.

“The way technology is being used to aid government control has changed drastically in the 21st century and we wanted to explore the dangers of where it’s seemingly headed,” said Marek Czerniak, Creative Director at Atomic Wolf. “Liberated explores this in a nuanced, pragmatic way, with a stylish blend of motion comics and gameplay that keeps things brisk, stylish, and on the edge of your seat!”
“When we first saw what Liberated was up to we were instantly hooked!” said Robert Purzycki, co-founder of Walkabout. “It’s exploring real issues that we grapple with every day as we wrestle with both the advantages and perils of technology, social media, and the stranglehold corporations have over us. We think it’s one of the most thought-provoking games on the horizon and can’t wait to hear players discuss it!”

Visit the Liberated website, Add Liberated to your Steam Wishlist and follow Atomic Wolf on Twitter or Facebook.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

Second Dev Diary Man of Medan!

Imagine celebrating your vacation on a boat with friends. Sounds awesome, right? Well, I think this group of friends will change your mind about that. Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, bringing supernatural horror on board a ghost-ship adrift in the South Pacific.

Dive into Part 2 of our ‘A Watery Grave’ dev diary! Man of Medan is coming this summer to Xbox One, PS4 & PC Digital including Steam. Don’t Play Alone!

Miss the first dev diary of ‘A Watery Grave’? We got you covered:

Men of Medan is developed by Supermassive Games and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. For more info about this upcoming game, please visit the official website.

Friday, April 05, 2019

New Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey 101 Trailer!

Before you enter your weekend, take the time to this very special upcoming game! The more curious you are, the more fun this game is going to get!

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game where you Explore, Expand, and Evolve to advance your clan to the next generation in this exhilarating new adventure from the creator of Assassin’s Creed. Coming 2019 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Explore the world of Neogene Africa beginning 10 million years ago in Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. With your clan, travel across a breathtaking open world but beware of dangers lurking around every corner. Learn about core survival skills and some of the threats along your journey from Creative Director and co-founder of Panache Digital Games, Patrice D├ęsilets.

For more info, please visit the official website.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Challenge the wit of the ancient gods in SlabWell!

~ an original puzzle adventure for Nintendo Switch! ~

Put your mind to test, solo or co-op, in SlabWell, the new original puzzler coming soon exclusively to Nintendo Switch!

The Quest for Kaktun's Alpaca
Somewhere deep in the Amazon jungle, lies the finest treasure mankind has ever crafted: The Jade Alpaca. Professional thief duo Sam and Jacky head off on an adventure to recover the mythical artifact, determined to solve the riddles and overcome the challenges that have kept it safe through centuries.

Put your mind to test as you explore Kaktun’s pyramid, where you’ll find over 100 handcrafted levels full of traps, enigmas and a host of new mechanics with every step. Play solo or team up with a friend!

  • A brothers tale: Follow the story of Sam and Jacky in their dream to become the world’s wealthiest thieves, as they face their worst fears in their hardest heist yet.
  • Co-op mode: Join forces with friends and family to solve custom cooperative levels, where communication will be your most valuable tool.
  • An engaging journey: Explore the wonders of a long lost temple, from its corridors reclaimed by nature to its majestic treasure chambers, accompanied by the game’s beautiful soundtrack.

Slabwell is developed by Undercoders. For more info, please visit their official website.