Welcome to today’s Daily News, where we bring you up to speed with what’s happening in the gaming industry! In the news today…
“Custard!” releases today for free on Android!
Custard! is a mouth-wateringly addictive game from Option 4 Studios that is available as a free download for Android devices.
Each level is named after an app-etizing dessert, ranging from custard and key lime pie, to Black Forest cake and birthday cake.
To work their way up the food chain, players simply group together at least three matching tiles, then hit the gather button to convert these groups into points.
To make things a ‘trifle’ more difficult, they must do so against the clock and can even choose to have a ‘bake off’ with fellow players on Google Play. Fancy a nibble? Then download Custard! for free using the url below or search for ‘custard!’.
Empire: Total War now available on Utomik
Fans of grand turn-based strategy and real-time tactics can now playEmpire: Total War on Utomik, the unlimited play gaming subscription service. SEGA partnered with Utomik earlier this year, and as a result games such as The Cave, Sonic the Hedgehog™ 4 Episodes I & II and Alpha Protocol have already been released to the new subscription service.
Utomik’s new ‘all you can game’ subscription service has seen a steady growth in quality games since its open beta launch. Currently offering over 360 games for one low monthly fee, gamers can play a large variety of interesting games, ranging from the latest indie gems to nostalgic classics and AAA games.
As games are running from a PC and not being streamed from a server, users experience 100% of the original game quality. Gone are the long waiting times for downloads and installations, as well as unreliable, low quality video streaming.
Many leading publishers have already joined Utomik, including SEGA, Epic Games, Telltale Games, Codemasters and Paradox Interactive. Utomik continues to add about 40 games to its library every month, so there’s always something new to discover.
Utomik continues to add about 40 games to its library each month, so there’s always something new to discover. Interested in giving Utomik a spin? You can try the service 14 days for free on www.utomik.com and play any and all of the 350 games.
Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods released!
Metal Tales: Fury of the Guitar Gods covers all gaming bases – shooting with guitars, action and adventure. What more do you want? Mixing Metal with pure adrenaline gaming, it delivers the ultimate 3D roguelike shooter.
Fight against the curse that affects your brothers in Metal and free them from an ancient evil. Each of the end of level Bosses has its own unique Metal style including the Black Metal Boss, Math Metal Boss, Nordic Metal Boss and the Power Metal Boss, to mention but a few. Plan your path and play as you want. Collect all the in-game items to get full power and to clean the rooms, or shoot through as fast as you can to destroy the Final Boss. As levels are randomly generated, no two plays of the game will be the same.
Simply a game by Metal Heads for Metal Heads!
- A completely original soundtrack containing original metal music from Diego Teksuo, DESPITE, Persefone, A Breach Of Silence, Striker, Hyperion, Hyde Abbey, Legacy Of Brutality, and Nameless Day Ritual
- Tons of collectable items including guitars, strings, pedals, amps, summons and more!
- 8 different Guitar Gods in the vein of your favourite metal genres
- Share a beer and your couch with your brothers and sisters in metal and team up in the Local CO-OP
- Procedurally generated levels to ensure a new and challenging adventure every time you play
- 3 different environments – Metal den, Metal festival and Hell
- Summon your bandmates when you are in serious trouble
- Different playable characters
- Unlock new upgrades and more items and become a metal warrior!
- Available for Windows, Mac, Linux & Steam OS
Runbow released on Steam today!
It’s time for PC gamers to enter the multi-color, no-holds-barred brawling action of award-winning party game Runbow, from independent video game developer 13AM Games. The game makes its Steam (PC) debut today and brings its color racing chaos to players worldwide for $14.99 USD (£10.99), Runbow features an eye-catching color mechanic that has racers brawl amongst each other while objects and platforms appear or disappear based on the continually changing background color. Along with three online and local multiplayer modes, Runbow features tons of content in its two single-player modes, as well as the Satura’s Adventure DLC campaign that will test the skills and minds of any seasoned platformer.
After launching on Wii U, Runbow quickly rose through the ranks to become one of Metacritic’s highest-rated Wii U games, and garnered overwhelming praise from both media and players. In addition to frantic, humorous gameplay of its own, Runbow features 19 guest characters from some of the biggest indie titles, including Guacamelee!, Shovel Knight, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, and more.
Players can sprint against each other in classic “Run” mode, battle to the death in “Arena,” or try a colorful take on the multiplayer classic “King of the Hill.” In addition to these, the game features more than 140 levels in “Adventure,” and “Bowhemoth,” a single, massive platforming challenge that will test even the best platform gamers.
LEGO Dimensions – New Expansion Packs released today!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the release of six highly anticipated expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid, led by the Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack and the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, just in time for the November 18 release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ all-new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.
All expansion packs in this latest wave feature Battle Arenas with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. LEGO minifigures included in the expansion packs come with special golden Toy Tags which unlock a free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand, as well as a battle arena that can be reached through Vorton. Players can explore Adventure Worlds for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Sonic The Hedgehog, Gremlins, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Adventure Time, and also play four exciting gameplay modes within the battle arenas, including Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom!. Each arena comes with its own traps, defenses, and special powers that make every Battle Arena unique. Battles can be played competitively or cooperatively in multiple player configurations including 2 vs 2, 3 vs 1, and individually against the system AI to create fun for the whole family.
You can view the trailer for these packs here: https://youtu.be/CsycW6XyUeU.
Killing Floor 2 released today for PS4!
The sequel to the 3+ million unit selling PC game, Killing Floor, makes its console debut with this release, bringing with it, its trademark frenetic gunplay and larger than life gory visuals, completely amplified with fluid controls, sharper textures and overall increased fidelity. Today’s release marks the closure of KILLING FLOOR 2’s extremely successful time in the Steam Early Access phase, selling over 1+ million units and continuing to grow its loyal community. Those who have previously purchased the Early Access version will be able to update their game to reflect the full launch content, including the brand new Survivalist perk, available today.
In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.
Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.
Make sure to keep an eye out for our release-day review of Killing Floor 2, coming TODAY at 6:30pm!!
That’s all – Ciao!