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20th September 2013

Skunkwerks Kinetic Launches KickStarter Campaign For Debut Game Title

skunkwerksMEG: RVO from independent Vancouver developer Skunkwerks Kinetic is a top-down, online multiplayer game for the iPad 3 (retina display) and up. It combines action and strategy in a video game universe where Slate Kinetic, a sinister corporate entity, is training remote vehicle operators to explore alternate worlds. The studio’s first production and KickStarter project, MEG:RVO is coming to you from the founders of Skunkwerks Software and its newly formed creative team. The company is made up of diverse professional backgrounds and different levels of experience, and from modellers to programmers to writers, everyone on the team has a say in the final product. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

GoD Factory: Wingmen Opens For Public Preview

nine dots studioTeamwork, tactical precision, and the intensity of twitch-based combat meet the cold vacuum of space in GoD Factory: Wingmen. A four-vs-four, competitive game of space combat from Nine Dots Studio, GoD Factory: Wingmen is now open to the public for preview with full access to all game features. Choose from four races with unique abilities and options, and build your ship from the ground up with tens of millions of part-combinations to suit your play-style. Cockpits, weaponry, power cores, wings, color palettes and more; every ship is tailored to your specifications. Potential recruits can start playing immediately by downloading the preview from the GoD Factory: Wingmen Kickstarter campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Renowned Voice Actor Mark Meer Joins The Long Dark

hinterlandHinterland Games is thrilled to announce that talented actor Mark Meer has joined Hinterland and will be voicing The Long Dark‘s protagonist, bush pilot William Mackenzie. Fans of the Mass Effect series will no doubt recognize Mark as the iconic Commander Shepard in that blockbuster game franchise, and we’re honoured that he’ll be bringing the lead character in The Long Dark to life. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2013

Hinterland Launches KickStarter For The Long Dark

hinterlandThe development team at BC’s Hinterland Games is sending out a huge THANK YOU for the interest in their studio and its first game. They are over the moon that you’re as excited about The Long Dark as they are and recognize that they wouldn’t be here without you. The team has launched their official KickStarter campaign, and it’s off to a great start as the staff at KickStarter have chosen it as a Staff Pick. The KickStarter campaign runs until October 16th 2013, and is looking for a total contribution goal of $200 000.00. Check out the studio’s informational video over on the KickStarter page. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th September 2013

Paper Machete Games Reveals Demo For Attack Of The Gelatinous Blob

paper machete gamesPaper Machete Games, an independent development studio located in Campbell River has just released a Windows demo for its upcoming title Attack Of The Gelatinous Blob, a real time strategy game mixed with some tower assault elements. In the game you play the mad scientist, Dr. Blob, who controls a horde of blobs set on taking over the world. The blobs have exciting abilities where they can change their attacks and skills based on what they eat. Combine them to create horrific slimy monstrosities, gelatinous cubes, and slime puddles. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2013

Industry Vets Launch New Game Studio On Vancouver Island

hinterlandGame industry veteran Raphael van Lierop has announced the formation of independent developer Hinterland Studio, a new creative studio located in the picturesque Northern Vancouver Island wilderness. With a roster of established industry veterans who have collectively worked on over 40 triple-A games, the studio is also pleased to announce development of its first title, The Long Dark. A first-person post-disaster survival simulation, The Long Dark is set in the aftermath of a geomagnetic super storm that has destroyed North America’s technology infrastructure. In the first season of this episodic series, players experience this grim new reality through the eyes of bush pilot William Mackenzie, isolated with other survivors in the Northern wilderness as a result of the event. Gameplay emphasizes exploration to gather resources and knowledge about the world, while mastering a deep survival simulation to overcome the myriad natural and man-made hazards of the new frontier. Players will also face difficult moral choices that will affect the outcome of gameplay, story, and ultimately, the course of humanity’s recovery. Read the rest of this entry »

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21st August 2013

Outlast Available For Discounted PC Pre-order

Red Barrels GamesIndependent game development studio Red Barrels announced today that its highly anticipated – and widely feared – survival horror game Outlast is now available for pre-order on Steam. Starting today through the PC launch on September 4, 2013, gamers who pre-order Outlast will receive a 20 percent discount off of the $19.99 price. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th August 2013

Introducing Steel And Steam: Episode 1

red meat gamesHot off the grill, a new video game studio has arrived in St. John’s. Founded by two game developers with a passion for intense experiences, Red Meat Games offers the kind of video games that players have a hunger for, and their first offering is partway through a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Steel & Steam: Episode 1 is a retro fantasy steampunk JRPG situated in a large open world. The studio’s initial funding goal has been met, and the developers are now working towards realizing their stretch goals, to which further contributions received will be applied. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th August 2013

Tiny Brains Attend PAX Prime

spearhead gamesSpearhead Games, an independent game studio founded by former EA, Ubisoft® and Eidos® developers, today revealed that it intends to publish Tiny Brains, the co-op puzzle game that drew wide acclaim at this year’s E3, as a PlayStation® 4 launch title in November, alongside simultaneous releases for Xbox LIVE® Arcade and Steam. However, PAX Prime attendees won’t have to wait until November to get their hands on PS4 controllers and play Tiny Brains: they can try a demo at the show in booth 6305. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd July 2013

A Preview Build Is Now Available For GoD Factory: Wingmen

nine dots studioIndependent game developer Nine Dots Studio is thrilled to release a preview build of their game, GoD factory Wingmen, the 4vs4 space combat MOBA, soon to be available on PC, Mac and Linux platforms.  The competitive game allows players build their ships part by part and fight massive online battles. GoD Factory is currently on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight seeking support from the community to finish the ambitious project. The developers are proud to release a public download of a working version game, in its current state, for the next 30 days.  The game also works with Oculus Rift, players simply press 7 on the num pad to activate Oculus mode. Nine Dots Studio has been releasing weekly updates for the campaign, including 4 sets of mystery ships, revealing a Linux version of the game, and an impressive video showcasing the game on the Oculus Rift. Read the rest of this entry »

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