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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Jetboard Joust fusion of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups and modern roguelikes gameplay on Switch

Defend helpless civilians from an alien threat intent on capturing humans and transforming them into fiendish mutants. Take to the skies on a futuristic jetboard and wield a vast arsenal to push the invaders back to outer space. Advance through a branching campaign, earning powerful upgrades along the way, before facing off against multi-stage battles with massive bosses.

Jetboard Joust’s handheld debut comes three decades after the release of its predecessor, Skateboard Joust for the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC microcomputers. Experience an action-packed mashup of old-school arcade action with modern roguelike design by patrolling the skies for alien invaders on a rocket-powered jetboard.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Isle of Cumbrae recreated in Minecraft

One of Scotland’s most popular tourist destinations, the Isle of Cumbrae, has been recreated in Minecraft as part of a unique project to engage young people with the area’s heritage.

Students from Abertay University in Dundee built Cumbraecraft, a heritage-themed game for primary school children as part of the Millport Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme which is being delivered by North Ayrshire Council and Historic Environment Scotland.

Housed on the Minecraft education platform, Cumbraecraft comes with 8 distinct lessons and is designed to allow children to explore local heritage landmarks and learn more about their history.

Garrison House, Lion Rock and Cathedral of the Isles are just some of the places featured on the virtual island.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

MotoGP 21 first time gameplay unique bike motorsport simulation

MotoGP 21 is ready to conquer the next generation of consoles. With the official 2021 season, the right gear will be engaged to really turn the gas tap on.

A new strategic manager career mode, the clever and advanced neural AI and real-life gameplay innovations improve the simulation experience and the empathy of the players for their bike. This year MotoGP feels more real than ever.

Naraka: Bladepoint is the first unity game adding Nvidia DLSS tech

Sign up for the Global Beta now to experience the groundbreaking new technology firsthand.

For the first time ever, prepare to experience Morus in 4K Graphics with Nvidia DLSS Technology in the game empowered by Unity engine. 24 Entertainment, Developers of NARAKA: BLADEPOINT, are excited to announce that Nvidia’s new DLSS graphics technology will be available during the open global beta of NARAKA: BLADEPOINT at the end of April.

Friday, April 16, 2021

15.5 Touhou Project - Antinomy of Common Flowers Tag-Team Touhou Fighter

Take to the skies and pit duos of Touhou Project heroines against one another in blazingly-quick 2D versus battles inspired by bullet hell gameplay. Dash, block, dodge, and strike with simple-to-use special move inputs to keep up with the fast pace of battle. Duke it out against other players with local and online multiplayer or get to the bottom of Story Mode.

Touhou Hyouibana ~ Antinomy of Common Flowers, the tag-team Touhou fighter from developer Twilight Frontier in collaboration with Team Shanghai Alice and publisher Phoenixx, produces pairs of pugilists on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility on Thursday, April 22.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Relive 50 years of the FIA World Rally Championship with WRC 10

As the FIA World Rally Championship prepares to celebrate its 50th season in 2022, NACON and development studio KT Racing are unveiling WRC 10, the latest instalment of the official video game of the championship. 

Building on the success of WRC 9, in which over 200,000 special stages are played every day, the French studio and publisher are adding a range of improvements and new features for this anniversary edition. With WRC 10 you will relive the most intense moments of the Championship, from 1973 to the present day! NACON who has become a key player in racing games publishing over the last few years will make additional surprises and announcements in the upcoming days.

Hood Outlaws & Legends in-depth Gameplay of medieval multiplayer heists

Hood: Outlaws and Legends, the multiplayer PvPvE heist game from Sumo Digital and Focus Home interactive today releases its Gameplay Overview trailer. Matchmaking in opposing teams of four, choose your character based on your preferred playstyle, or what best fits your team’s strategy. In this game where cooperation is key, your team’s composition can suit a stealthy long-range approach, a brutal close combat heist or a balanced band of Outlaws prepared for anything.

Assemble, infiltrate, battle and extract
Every game of Hood: Outlaws & Legends pits you and your friends against a rival group of four other players who are also aiming to steal the treasure. You and your team must work together to select your band of complementary outlaws, each with unique abilities to offer, before infiltrating vast, medieval strongholds. Outsmart the opposing team and villainous State to find, steal, and return the riches unfairly taken from the people.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX 2021 striking art, improved boss fight systems and different modes

As well as including all of the original content and levels, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX catapults Alex Kidd into a new generation with striking art, improved boss fight systems and different modes! Extra levels will also be included, expanding the lore of the original title to bring a fresh dimension to Alex Kidd in Miracle World.

From Retro Mode which brings back the nostalgia from the Master System classic, allowing players to switch back to a recreated version of the original graphical style, to the new Boss Rush Mode which provides non-stop Rock Paper Scissors action, the DX version of Alex Kidd in Miracle World will include a wealth of extra content to expand on the original Master System version.

Layers of Fear VR Victorian Horror Hit Spreads to Sony’s Virtual Reality on April 29th, 2021

Psychological horror hit, Layers of Fear VR, is coming to PlayStation VR on April 29th, 2021. This is a continuation of the company’s strategy to bring its quality horror games to popular Virtual Reality platforms.

Based on the critically acclaimed 2016 title, Layers of Fear VR immerses players into the depths of madness as they take control of a painter aiming to finish his Magnum Opus. Uncover visions, fears, and horrors that entwine the painter while exploring the depths of an ever-changing Victorian mansion filled with macabre artwork, all brought to life in a truly immersive and frightening virtual reality adventure thanks to PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation VR headset.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Harold Halibut new ‘Story Trailer’ full of new reveals

It has been more than four years since the last proper update on the groundbreaking narrative game. Now, the new ‘Story Trailer’ is here to break the silence with a look at the final level of production value (including full voice acting) and a proper look at the game’s story of friendship and the meaning of home.

Everything shown in the trailer (apart from the 2D animated introduction) was rendered in realtime in the Unity engine.

“We are so excited to finally show you what we’ve been quietly working on these last few years” says Onat Hekimoglu, co-founder of Slow Bros and Game Director of Harold Halibut. “This trailer proves the cinematic level of production quality the game achieves, and gives you the clearest look at our huge cast of characters and the overall story yet. We’re not far away now, and we’re super thankful to our patient fans who’ve been following this journey - and we’re excited to hopefully welcome some new ones in the future”

Harold Halibut is a handmade narrative game about friendship, and life on a city-sized spaceship submerged in an alien ocean.

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Storm Ground Fast paced battles make your army your own in online PvP

Storm Ground is an action-packed, turn-based strategy game where you lead one of three highly-customisable armies - the eternal Stormcasts, the ghoulish Nighthaunt and the rotting Maggotkin - to glory through conquering their enemies in roguelike single-player campaigns or defeating other players in online PvP.

Use them to best your opposition in quick-hitting matches where your every move can decide the outcome, and make your way through the Age of Sigmar’s rich and monumental realms of Life, Death and Metal.

Friday, April 02, 2021

House Flipper Game - clean, renovate and resell properties for a profit

House Flipper is a massively popular game where your task is to clean, renovate and resell properties for a profit; it is a stimulating single-player simulation challenging your skills and abilities as a one-person handyman and small business owner. Fix, decorate and furnish interiors with 100s of unique items and turn ordinary properties into nuggets of gold and strike it rich if you are successful.

The April Fools update to House Flipper adds fun new stuff! You can now renovate and flip a Turtle House on a deserted island! You can switch from night- to day-cycle; there are new sliding doors, narrow options for bathroom and living room doors, pouf and sofa tortoise, new easels and even cool sunglasses.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

GT Manager - Racing Management racing management game at the heart of motorsport on iOS Android

GT Manager lets players take charge of a Gran Tourismo racing team and speed along the world’s most iconic racing tracks. In direct line with the rise of a new genre within the racing category, GT Manager - developed by French studio, The Tiny Digital Factory - allows players to build their own GT team in the ruthless world of motorsports. Available for free today on all app stores, GT Manager offers the best experience of motorsport management in the market.

GT Manager is the result of more than 10 years of experience building racing games from The Tiny Digital Factory team, having worked in partnership with Codemasters and Eden Games, including co-development on the official F1 Mobile Racing game, downloaded by 16 million players and played daily by 150,000 people. In offering unprecedented features and content, comparable to the best football management games, GT Manager carries the ambition to join the segment’s leader, F1 Manager, at the top of the rankings.

Monday, March 29, 2021

WW1 - Isonzo: Italian Front Alpine warfare clash between Kingdom of Italy and Austro Hungarian Empire

Alpine warfare on the Italian Front
Isonzo takes place on the southern front of the Great War, immersing players into the titanic clash between the Kingdom of Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Inspired by the two year struggle for the Isonzo river, Isonzo will see players deploy to new WW1 battlefields which are beautiful but deadly in equal measure.
The fighting takes place among the scenic peaks, rugged valleys and idyllic towns of northern Italy. The brand new Offensive game mode puts players right in the middle of key historical offensives on the Italian Front, from high-altitude combat in the Alps through to the ferocious battles for the Isonzo river.

Magic: The Gathering Arena Out Now On Mobile, New Card Set Strixhaven: School of Mages Out April 15th

Wizards of the Coast has unveiled the latest details for its next Magic: The Gathering premier set, Strixhaven: School of Mages. Releasing on MTG Arena for PC, Mac, iOS and Android on April 15th and tabletop on April 23rd, Wizards of the Coast revealed a first look at brand new cards, new mechanics, and special cards from Magic’s past and more.

First Day of School
Over 30 Strixhaven cards debuted today, including powerful Planeswalker cards for Kasmina, Will and Rowan Kenrith, and Professor Onyx (a familiar face in disguise!). Players were also given a deep dive into Strixhaven’s five schools and the elder dragons that founded them - Lorehold, Prismari, Quandrix, Silverquill and Witherbloom.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Lawn Mowing Simulator teaser mowing sim business management game set in the British countryside Xbox

Lawn Mowing Simulator explores the Great British countryside and invites players to ride an authentic and expansive roster of licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as they manage their mowing business.

Before Lawn Mowing Simulator releases later this year, Skyhook Games and Curve Digital are giving players access to the game for a limited time period via the Xbox Insider program. Pre-registration starts now, with the flight taking place from April 2nd until April 16th.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Hood: Outlaws & Legends: The Mystic controls the tides of battle in new character gameplay trailer

Hood: Outlaws and Legends, the multiplayer PvPvE heist game from Sumo Digital and Focus Home interactive, introduces in-depth gameplay of one of the four playable classes available at launch. Matchmaking in opposing teams of four, choose your character based on your preferred playstyle, or what best fits your team’s strategy. 

In this game where cooperation is key, your team’s composition can suit a stealthy long-range approach, a brutal close combat heist or a balanced band of Outlaws prepared for anything. Today, join game director Andrew Willans in a new playable Character Gameplay Trailer and discover The Mystic for our last outlaw overview.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! release late in 2021

Romans, pirates and boars beware! The famous Gauls Asterix and Obelix are coming back for a brand new adventure this fall on PlayStation 4, Xbox One Consoles, Nintendo Switch and PC! The game will be backward compatible on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Microids is proud to announce the next game in the Asterix franchise! Asterix & Obelix: Slap them All! This 2D beat’em up, in the universe created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, is unveiled today in an action packed video teaser. Get ready to slap left and right before the sky falls on your head!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Barotrauma sci-fi submarine sim free to play

Sci-fi submarine sim Barotrauma is playable for free starting 23rd March at 10 am PST / 6 pm CET until Thursday, March 25th, same time. The game will also be on sale at 55% off until Friday, March 26th at 10 am PST / 6 pm CET.

Barotrauma is currently in Early Access and receives free updates and new content on a regular basis. The latest update, Uncharted Depths, was released in December 2020 and added new missions and enemies.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sunshine Manor sneak preview of their forthcoming horror RPG pixel retro action gaming at its best

Fossil Games have released a sneak preview of their forthcoming horror RPG Sunshine Manor, scheduled to be released later this year. “As you can see from the trailer there's a lot more to Sunshine Manor than your standard horror RPG. The team has added combat, multiple enemies, boss fights, puzzles and much more awaits you behind the doors of the mysterious Aitken Manor.” Paul Dolby, developer at Fossil Games.

Sunshine Manor is a true love letter to classic horror films of the 1980s where you play as Ada whose night of trick or treating turns into a night of terror when she becomes trapped inside the old Aitken Manor. Use Ada's latent psychic powers to battle all kinds of fiendish demons, solve puzzles and maybe even defeat the omni-present Shadow Man….who is watching your every move.