Monday, November 18, 2019

WarpThrough, a fast paced platformer releases December 10th!

After one and a half years of working on it, Roofkat will be releasing their debut title WarpThrough on Steam this December.
Ramon Huiskamp: As the solo developer of this game, I’m sure you’ll understand I am both thrilled and terrified at the same time!

WarpThrough is a fast action-platformer with unique arcade-inspired gameplay and an interesting twist to combat: You have to stop moving before you can attack. As you jump from portal to portal, warping through different dimensions, you will have to find a balance between keeping the ever-appearing monsters in check and getting to that next portal. How many dimensions can you survive?

Gameplay is WarpThrough’s core, but it’s cast of characters are not just there for show! In the story mode you’ll get to know Charlotte, the hot-headed teen able to take out monsters with fiery punches,
as well as her dad Manor, a scientist creating Warpholes and leaving electrical traps to fend off enemies. Along with them are Three, an excited friend of Charlotte who’s laser gun could be really useful in battle, if only he knew how to aim, and Ebbie, who comes along as her dog is eager to go for a walk in alternate dimensions. In this short story mode you’ll get to unlock new levels, discover how to play with all of the characters, and try putting a stop to the monsters that invaded your home!

It’s been an adventure creating WarpThrough by myself throughout the last years, and I’m extremely proud of how everything has come together so far. I can’t wait to see what people think of WarpThrough’s unique gameplay!
WarpThrough launches on PC via Steam on December 10th, with more platforms following later.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Nieuwe Asterix & Obelix game tijdelijk verkrijgbaar voor 2 euro! (NL-event only)

Because this event is only happening in the Netherlands, this text is in Dutch!

Mindscape organiseert ter ere van de 60ste verjaardag van Asterix de GalliĆ«r een ludieke actie, waarbij de nieuwe game Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir voor slechts 2 euro verkrijgbaar is! In ruil voor de speciale 2-euromunt van Asterix (hieronder afgebeeld) kunnen fans een Limited Edition van de game ter waarde van € 49,99 ophalen op het kantoor van Mindscape in Amstelveen.



In zijn zestigjarig bestaan is Asterix uitgegroeid tot een held van wereldformaat. Om dit te herdenken werden er eerder dit jaar 310.000 munten van Asterix geslagen. Mindscape zet de Gallische held in het zonnetje en stelt de langverwachte game Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir beschikbaar in ruil voor deze 2-euromunt. Tot en met 20 december 2019 kunnen er in totaal zestig munten worden ingeleverd en iedere munt wordt door Mindscape omgeruild voor een Limited Edition van de game ter waarde van €49,99.

In Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir kunnen spelers voor het eerst samen spelen, nooit eerder bevatte deze franchise een coƶperatieve modus. Na 60 jaar kun je dus voor het eerst in de XXL-games samen spelen.


De 2-euromunt kan nog tot en met 20 december 2019 worden verzilverd op het kantoor van Mindscape*. Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir is vanaf 21 november verkrijgbaar voor Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One en PC.

Bekijk hier alle actievoorwaarden. Dus check je portemonnee, misschien heb je die munt al!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Let's play the Alpha of GTFO!

GTFO is a coop survival horror game and a very remarkable fact is that this project is entirely self funded. And I, Michael "Magic Mike" Dumee are looking forward to play this game for a while now. So, Luckily I could participate in the Alpha last weekend. Let me tell you all about it!


GTFO is short for Get The Fuck Out and that is basically the main goal of the game, I couldn't have said it better myself. Together with four other people you need to make your way through the level filled with aliens. You might think that running into the action all guns blazing is fun, but I can tell you, you won't survive it. Ammo is something to cherish and use sparingly. The good news is: the aliens are blind. So the sneaky and stealthy approach is the way to go, if you wish to live a long and happy life. But beware, they are not deaf!


To be honest, the fact that you need to think twice before using your ammo, was super fun! It's cool to play a coop game where the silent and stealth approach is the best choice. And you're not totally helpless. Throughout the levels there will be boxes for you to loot, so you might get your hands on medkits, ammo boxes, flashlights and other needful things, when battling, or better said, avoiding aliens.

In terms of graphic GTFO looks great. It will not blow you away or something, but it's very good and the good news is you don't an almighty, super expensive PC to play this game.

I had a blast playing this GTFO Alpha and I can't wait for the full game to release!



Friday, November 08, 2019

No money, no Problem!

A brand new "No Money, No problem" episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends!

Elder Scrolls Online 
Let's start with some awesome news! You might remember that we posted a very nice article about a charity project in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls Online a couple of weeks ago. Well, we can tell you this project #SlayDragonsSaveCats-campaign raised more than $ 100K for charity so far! How cool is that? Want to help? From November 6 till 13, you can get access to this unlimited adventure, completely free. Create your own champion and Elder Scrolls story, explore a massive, ever-expanding world, and even release Dragons into Tamriel to begin your Season of the Dragon epic. Play solo or with friends–it's up to you! (Xbox Live Gold membership is required for Xbox One) Continue your adventure and pick up The Elder Scrolls Online Standard Edition on sale now!


Dog Duty (Free for limited time)
The fun, fast-paced Real Time Tactics game Dog Duty is free to play for everyone on Steam from November 4, 10:00 a.m. Pacific until November 11, 10:00 a.m. Pacific. This free to try week offers players the chance to take down evil octo-bosses and provide feedback. This feedback will be gathered by Soedesco to further improve Dog Duty. Soedesco also created a survey that gives players the opportunity to choose which language they would like to see supported in the game.


Tank Maniacs Demo
Introducing Tank Maniacs – a couch party game with tanks for everyone out there who’s into couches AND tanks! Hungarian developer Gamelab has made a FREE DEMO of Tank Maniacs available on Steam. Featuring 10 different tanks, 3 distinct maps and the “Last Tank Standing” game mode, the Tank Maniacs demo be available November 5 - 17.


Bless Unleashed’s (open beta exclusively on the Xbox One)
Starting today, November 7, 2019, until November 21, 2019, the Bless Unleashed open beta is intended to give players an in-depth look at the upcoming action-MMORPG by Bandai Namco before it launches in early 2020. The open beta will enable the development team to test systems, ensure server stability, and engage the community for valuable pre-launch player feedback.


Utomik 
Whether you enjoy sneaking around as a bald guy with a barcode in his neck, managing a Viking clan to survive a harsh world, classic 2D fighting games, or a fresh new roguelike action game, Utomik got you covered! Just watch the video below for some of the great titles landing on Utomik in November. (14 days free trial period)


Happy Gaming!

Monday, November 04, 2019

Marvel at the Whimsy of this Wondrous Woolen World!

Indie developer, Alterego Games, and publisher, StickyLock, have today announced that their exciting new title, Woven, coming to Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms on November 15th, will be priced at €19.99 / $19.99 / £19.99 across all platforms at launch. You can watch the game-play trailer here.


In Woven, players assume the role of Glitch, a metal robotic Firefly and on your travels, you encounter an elephant called Stuffy and together explore a seemingly safe knitted world where stuffed animals live. Customize Stuffy by changing his body parts, which can help in solving puzzles. Together confront the metal mechanical menace that lurks below the world's soft and fluffy exterior and unravel the mystery of Glitch’s origin and discover things both amazing and terrifying, that binds the fate of the unlikely duo.

"To know that Woven will soon be springing to life on everyone’s screen is very exciting. The team and I have worked for years to create something unique, yet appealing, that invites players to explore and question the world we’ve created. It is an incredible milestone on our studio's journey to create more colorful and engaging games". - Vincent da Silva Creative Director

Features:

  • A fantastically grumpy storyteller tells a deep and rich story in rhymes.
  • An epic bed-time story for everyone that’s still in touch with their inner child.  
  • A casual, but challenging and rewarding title for those that want to discover it all.
  • Character-customization is key to solving puzzles.
  • A dynamic soundtrack making the world of Woven come alive, by composer Vortigon. 
  • Colorful, beautiful, and very detailed 3D world, with a dark and ominous past. 
  • Discover the world, the mystery at your own pace. 
  • Detailed and adorable cute creatures, all in fear for their lives. 


Finding and combining the right blueprints is a major part of game-play in Woven. Players will face lots of obstacles in Woven which can only be solved through customizing Stuffy's limbs. Find blueprints of different animal types, scan them, and re-knit Stuffy so that he may overcome hurdles and challenges. The possibilities are endless; after all - elephant legs may be strong, but rabbit legs would allow you to jump!

Why is Stuffy all alone? Why is Glitch here, and why is this land being invaded by monstrous metal machines? Unravel the mystery November the 15th! 

Friday, November 01, 2019

Racing with Ryan!

Imagine you're a seven year old and already you're a YouTube phenomenon with more then 27 millions followers! Not too shabby right? Ryan is famous because of his Toys Review YouTube Channel. So what could he possible want more? Well, how does your own video game sounds?


And this dream also came true because on 1st November 2019, Race With Ryan launches worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. It's a race game developed by 3D Clouds, clearly inspired by the Mario Kart series. Only in this game, not Mario will be your guide. No it's Ryan time!

Before we begin, let me tell you that 3-6 year olds are the target audience. You play this game Single Player, where you can follow the career path or perform random an quick races. But you can imagine that racing together with friends is where the fun really starts, right? So, luckily Ryan also thought of a Multiplayer mode, so you can enjoy the beautiful tracks together with your friends.


What I like about this game is definitely the design of the tracks. They're all inspired by toys and most of the times something exciting will happen like stuff falling down or something. The special items you can collect during racing, are also funny. When you see a row of eggs on the road, don't worry. Just drive through them to collect cool items to use in your advantage. My favorites are the glue bottle to put glue on the tracks. And the fake eggs you can leave at the track, to fool your fellow racers.

I also liked the characters and their vehicles and I fell in love with the pink cat in her submarine. Unfortunately, some of them had things that were a bit to high and therefore, blocking your sight during racing. But then again, the difficulty of this game and the tracks or not that high, so it might be offering that little bit of extra challenge that you might need ;)


To be honest, I didn't know this Ryan kid before I actually received this game. It's a fun game, an easier variant of Mario Kart if you will, but enjoyable. The only thing I didn't like that much was, and I don't like to admit it, but here we go; Ryan. He will pop-up while playing and naturally he is the narrator of the game. I was actually relieved that I discovered the option in the menu to mute his narrating voice during the game. But then again, I'm not a six year old, I'm actually six times six..... and add another three years to that :)

Seasoned race game / Mario Kart fans might find this game to easy, but I like to state that this was not their target group while developing this game. The game is aimed at children aged 3-6 years old.  If you're a fan of Ryan, this game is a collector's item you want to have. Young children who just learning to play a (race) game, are also going to like it. I liked the tracks and especially if you have friends who don't play video games that often, it's a great ride!


Thursday, October 31, 2019

No money, No problem! (Halloween part 2)

Get ready for Halloween with this No Money, No problem episode! Let us tell you about upcoming demo's, beta's, (temporarily) free games and free weekends! Happy Halloween!

Epic Games: Free games
Epic Games has two free games in store. One of them is a real thriller: Soma from the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It is an unsettling story about identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human. And to cool down and relax from all the horror: Costume Quest! It's a Halloween adventure from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. In this charming role-playing game, choose your hero and trick-or-treat through three beautiful environments full of Double Fine humor and story.



Halloween in GTA Online: Alien Survival Series
Halloween kicks off in GTA Online today with Alien Survivals, a new series where players take up arms as extraterrestrials against Marines, NOOSE teams, and FIB agents across seven maps. Double Reward payouts are available for Alien Survivals and several other suspenseful modes, including Slasher, Slashers, Lost vs. Damned, Condemned, Come Out to Play and Beast vs. Slasher. 


GTFO (alpha)
Over the Halloween weekend, the GTFO alpha will be open again. Same expedition, but with some bug fixes since the first test. The alpha will open again at October 31st, 7 AM PDT to November 3rd, 11 PM PST. Didn't participate in the earlier alpha and wonder how you access it? Read more below the video!



And if you saved up some money because all the money you saved since you;re reading our free game tips, maybe you like to take a peak in several Halloween sales: 

PlayStation Halloween Sale                              Nintendo Halloween Sale
Steam Halloween Sale                                     Xbox Shocktober Sale