27th November 2013

Introducing Astrobase Command By Jellyfish Games

jellyfish gamesMontreal-based startup game studio Jellyfish Games has announced their new game, Astrobase Command. The game uses groundbreaking AI to treat characters within the game world as people. You can go anywhere and do anything, and the choices you make have real consequences because everything is controlled by the AI-Storyteller. The game encourages attachment and emotional investment in personality driven characters, an Astrobase Command, you feel like you’re inside your favorite sci-fi TV shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

The Long Dark Completes Successful Kickstarter Campaign

hinterlandOn October 16, 2013, almost 7,000 backers pledged their support for The Long DarkHinterland Games‘ first-person, post-disaster survival simulation through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The Long Dark surpassed its $200,000 goal and raised $256,217 (CAN). Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

Emerald Winding Up A Very Successful Kickstarter Campaign

krangGAMESEmerald, an atmospheric, story-driven action-adventure game Emerald, currently in development at Vancouver’s KrangGames, is heading into its final 48 hours on Kickstarter, where the campaign has raised $ 7 395.00, surpassing its goal of $ 5 800.00 and heading towards meeting the developer’s sixth stretch goal. Krang’s founder, Nick Yonge (who incidentally celebrated his birthday this past weekend), is very excited by the promotion that Emerald has received over the course of its run on Kickstarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

David Hayter Joins The Cast Of The Long Dark

hinterlandWith less than 48 hours to go in the Kickstarter campaign for The Long DarkHinterland Games is pleased to announce that one of the most celebrated voice actors in games today has joined the very talented cast for the game. David Hayter is best known for his over 15-year role as the English voice of the iconic video game hero Solid Snake, from Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2013

The Long Dark Surpasses Funding Goal

hinterlandOur congratulations to the team at Hinterland Games, who was beyond thrilled to announce earlier today that first-person post-disaster survival sim title The Long Dark reached its $200,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter – with three days remaining in the campaign. We were actually out for lunch with our Valley Indie Meetup Group and were watching on our phones as the numbers ticked up, closer and closer to the goal. Below is a message from founder and creative director Raphael van Lierop that was sent to The Long Dark’s Kickstarter backers: Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2013

Swing Into Action Next Spring With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game

Beenox StudiosActivision Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, LLC have revealed The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ video game is planned to launch next spring, alongside the Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film of the same name. Developed by Quebec’s Beenox, the same game studio behind 2012’s original hit The Amazing Spider-Man™, this all-new third-person action-adventure video game builds on the story of the previous game with an alternative take on the events of the upcoming movie, while also giving players an enhanced, free-roaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2013

Award-Winning Voice Actor Jennifer Hale Joins The Long Dark

hinterlandThe world of The Long Dark is one of harsh beauty. The same elements that may kill you with indifference, haunt you with their majesty. The wind howls, the snow falls, and the aurora hangs above you, a breathtaking reminder of what humanity has just lost. The developers have talked a lot thus far about rugged bearded men, the rough “coffee and cigarettes” men like bush pilot Will Mackenzie, who have the stern stuff needed to survive in this post-digital, post-disaster world – but every bit equal to them are the strong women who face the new frontier, and today Hinterland Games announced that my absolute favourite female voice actor, Jennifer Hale, has officially joined the cast of The Long Dark. In a project funding update – at press time, the Kickstarter campaign stood at $ 161, 514.00 with 5.5 days remaining to reach the studio’s goal of $ 200, 000.00. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th October 2013

The Long Dark Releases Prototype Gameplay Video Footage

hinterlandSupport for first-person post-disaster survival sim The Long Dark on Kickstarter has been overwhelming. Yesterday, the game was named Project of the Day on Kickstarter, and the number of backers swelled past 3,500. The final push is on in this, the final week of the fundraising campaign, and those backers have pushed Hinterland Games to the 60% mark of its financing target with 8 days to go. To celebrate this mark, and to hopefully encourage more people to back the game, Hinterland has released its first prototype gameplay video. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2013

Hinterland Adds Elias Toufexis To The Long Dark Cast

hinterlandJust a week into their Kickstarter campaign for The Long Dark, and Hinterland Games has already amassed the support of 2,500 backers who have generously pledged more than $70,000 towards development of the simulation survivalist project. The developers are very pleased to announced that one of our personal favourite Canadian actors will be joining Mark Meer (who is also a personal favourite) on the cast of The Long Dark. This morning we were very pleased to discover that Elias Toufexis will be lending his talent to one of the characters, even though Hinterland is not yet revealing which character. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd September 2013

Modding Capabilities Revealed For Attack Of The Gelatinous Blob

paper machete gamesVancouver Island indie game developer Paper Machete Games, creators of the real time strategy (RTS) game Attack of the Gelatinous Blob, has revealed what modding capabilities will be available for the real time strategy game. The studio is currently running a KickStarter campaign to assist with development, and will be announcing more features as they become available. Read the rest of this entry »

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