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The Golf Club 2 Swings Into Action With New Features And Improved Gameplay

Foooore! Video game publisher Maximum Games, in partnership with developer HB Studios, has today released a brand-new first look trailer for their highly anticipated sports game, The Golf Club 2. Further expanding upon the popular first installment, The Golf Club 2 aims to hit a hole in one with its huge community of players, as well as newcomers to the franchise, when it releases this Spring on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam.

In this first in-depth look at the game, Maximum Games and HB Studios shed light on the process behind the game’s development, focusing on all-new features that take the game to a whole new level. Now with a progression-based Career Mode, the addition of Societies, and improved Course Creator, The Golf Club 2 replicates a compelling and authentic experience of being on the green. Alongside these giant improvements to the game, The Golf Club 2 scores big with a host of new environments, cutting-edge swing mechanics, limitless customization options and dynamic online tournaments.

Responding to the request of The Golf Club community, the developers have now built out a series of tournaments players must advance through in Career Mode to move up in status. As you progress through your season, your competition grows with you, pushing you to improve your game. Career earnings from each event and season give you the freedom to purchase clothing and accessories for your golfer, along with membership dues to Societies.

Players will now be able to create their own online Society or join a pre-existing one. While you can be part of more than one Society, one of them will be your Primary Membership. You’ll represent your Society in all events you play, climbing your way to the top of Team Leaderboards and upgrading your clubhouse as you progress.

The Course Creator, a signature feature that HB Studios is committed to perfecting in each of its titles, also sees vast improvement in this upcoming sequel, with more creative freedom to build the ideal course to suit any player’s style. Fans of the first installment can either start fresh or upgrade a previous masterpiece from The Golf Club. Included in the new additions to the Course Creator are: tournament dressings with media stands, crowd placement, multi-level water features, and more.

Players can get a head start on their career and pre-order The Golf Club 2 now for $49.99.

Jack The Miner launched on iOS and Android!

Indie developer Ravindra Krishna has launched Jack The Miner – his second creation – on iOS and Android for free. With Jack The Miner, get ready to explore an awesome world of mining.

The game comes with a warning – Insanely Addictive!

To watch Jack The Miner in action checkout the release trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf1_C0iT1g8

Humans have established a robotic settlement on a planet far away to dig out metal from the alien world. Jack is a specially designed robot that we have sent to do our bidding by digging out the most precious metal.

You start with simple ore and dig deeper to find more precious ore hidden beneath the surface of the planet. Spend all your ores at the market to collect coins using which you can buy upgrades or buy resources for your Jack. Using resources from teleport to nuclear blast you will be able to increase capabilities of Jack making it easier for him to mine more ore for you. Make your way to the final precious metal, but make sure you refuel and repair Jack from time to time. How well you manage your earnings on upgrades or resources to mine the precious ore depends on you.

So download the game and get your Jack working!

Riveted Games and Crowdwork Studios To Launch Lightspeed Frontier Into Early Access on March 7

Create blueprints to construct the ultimate spaceship for galactic domination in order to prepare for upcoming open world sandbox spaceship building and exploration game Lightspeed Frontier from Riveted Games and Crowdwork Studios. Launching into Early Access via Steam (PC) on March 7 for $14.99, Lightspeed Frontier is a humorous, space-based game where players build ships from block modules before partaking in open-ended missions that have a lasting effect on the surrounding environment as well as the galactic stock market. For those interested in meeting with the developers, Lightspeed Frontier will be playable at PAX East in Boston March 10-12 in booth 10052.

As captain, players will embark on an adventure to discover the mysteries of the universe as they complete missions to reap the riches of the galaxy. During exploration, captains will decide whether to practice diplomacy or engage in riveting battle with crime lords and space pirates. As a savvy businessperson, players will compete against greedy corporations that are monopolizing business to become the most successful captain in the galaxy.

For more information regarding Lightspeed Frontier please visit the game’s Steam page or Twitter page.

Koei Tecmo America Brings Atelier Sophie And Nights Of Azure To Steam!

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book and Nights of Azure, are now available on Windows PC via Steam® for $29.99 each. PC gamers are able to experience the colorful worlds of GUST Studios for the first time with these inaugural releases, and will receive a 20% discount if both titles are purchased at the same time.

To celebrate the developer’s jump to PC, the Steam release of Atelier Sophie comes packed with a wide variety of DLC, including a collection of items to aid players on their adventure, background music packs featuring fan favorite tracks from the Atelier series, an additional “Hidden Archive” map, and a selection of delightful costumes for Plachta, such as the Doll Making costume Viorage, Silver Tail, Mascoty, Lady Saber, Saint Knight and the Aqua Suit. Nights of Azure includes the adorable Gust-chan support character, who can be summoned to gain an upper hand in battles.

Joycity Launches Full-featured “Gunship Battle2 VR” For Samsung Gear VR

Joycity, a Korean game developer and publisher, today announced that the next installment in its series of “Gunship Battle” videogames, Gunship Battle2 VR, is now available for Samsung Gear VR for $9.99.  A fully immersive game (not just another VR experience), Gunship Battle2 VR offers gamers two highly intriguing, episodic, story driven episodes (10 levels per episode) that meld together amazing graphics and visuals to deliver a seated cockpit experience with simple controls and non-stop, fast paced action in vast open battle fields, providing the ultimate “feeling” of being an Army helicopter pilot in combat. The three years of research and development allowed the studio to offer an immersive VR experience without the usual, dreaded VR nausea.

The action begins with players starting off as former ace pilot, ‘Lieutenant Dylan Reece,’ in a top-secret government project that has wiped his memory clean.  Before he knows it, the fate of the world rests solely on his shoulders and “his” experimental gunship is the only chance he has to save the world.  Immediately, and as ‘Dylan,’ players will find themselves flying over various terrains and having to complete mission objectives, and will quickly find themselves immersed in an action-packed journey.  In-game, players can choose from a wide range of combat aircraft (a.k.a. Gunships), five different gunship classes to provide them with different strategic play choices, and they can unlock and upgrade their gunships and weapons (guns, missiles, rockets, bombs and torpedoes) to better progress through the game and meet the challenges of each mission.

Each episode contains 10 stages, each with different objectives and selective difficulties.  Each stage has unique play settings and aesthetics to provide players with various difficulties and experiences.  In the game’s last stage, players can access a massive “Boss” battle experience that is sure to thrill!

Tactical RPG Fantasy Adventure Narborion Saga Launches on March 21st

Independent Developer Liber Primus Games announced that their epic dark fantasy adventure title Narborion Saga is officially launching on Steam on 21st of March. The PC version of Narborion Saga will have an overhauled combat system, in-depth branching storylines scattered around the open world and PvP battles making this epic fantasy adventure a whole new experience each time it is played.

“Launching Narborion Saga on Steam takes this title to a whole new level”, said Dénes Csiszár, Producer and Co-Founder of Liber Primus Games. “We wanted to create an intense and versatile experience that appealed to the huge yet demanding consumer base of RPG fans on PC”.

The Narborion Saga for Steam combines three main RPG quests where players will have the opportunity to develop character abilities while learning new spells as well as dueling in Player VS Player combats. The gameplay will be broken down into small episodes and placed as locations on the map. To reach the episodes, players move their character on an overland map as well as on several smaller (swamp, city, and dark forest) maps. Once there’s something to do or discover, characters leave the map and enter a gamebook-styled narrative section to complete their quest.

Narborion Saga on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/581340
Narborion Saga Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/narborion/

That’s all!