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LKA.it and Wired Productions Unveil “Renée Unmasked” Video for First-Person Psychological Thriller, The Town of Light
To set the tone for the upcoming console debut of The Town of Light this spring, developer LKA.it and publisher Wired Productions are pleased to share an insider look at the protagonist of the chilling, historically-inspired and story-driven thriller set in a real (now abandoned) mental asylum in Tuscany, Italy. In the video titled Renée Unmasked, Studio Head at LKA.it Luca Dalcò recounts the backstory of Renée, a 16-year-old girl condemned to a life of suffering, as he touches on the character’s creation, the game’s themes of mental illness, and the studio’s desire to bring a sensitive subject and a dark chapter of history to light using a medium in which these topics are rarely explored.
To view the Renée Unmasked video for The Town of Light, please visit: https://youtu.be/VUFogt26OI4
About The Town of Light
Set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum – a former mental treatment facility based in Tuscany, Italy – The Town of Light is based on extensive research and inspired by first-hand accounts of the asylum’s patients. Played through the fictional eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from the symptoms of mental illness, players must search for answers to the many questions from Renée’s past while exploring and uncovering the place where she spent most of her youth. What happens next is a dark and emotional journey where the lines of interactive entertainment, storytelling, and reality frequently tend to blur. The official trailer can be found at: https://youtu.be/ORSXOgy3-_8
An enhanced edition of the original, this new release of the first-person psychological thriller will offer new puzzles, additional story elements, reworked voiceover dialogue, more interactive elements and a huge graphical and UI overhaul that aims to deliver a more polished and immersive experience for its console and retail debut on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One this spring. Existing owners of the digital Windows PC version will receive this update free of charge.
DESTINY 2 – SET FOR 8TH SEPTEMBER 2017 LAUNCH
Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), announced Destiny 2, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. The official Destiny 2 reveal trailer, “Rally the Troops,” debuted a character-driven glimpse at Destiny 2’s story today. Additionally, the first hands-on gameplay reveal livestream will be broadcast around the world on 18th May 2017. The broadcast will showcase a variety of fun, action-oriented activities within Destiny 2 and will highlight the brand-new, epic adventure waiting for players. With a fresh start for all players right from the opening cinematic, Destiny 2 will expand across the globe with a worldwide release on 8th September 2017. Destiny 2 will be available on PlayStation®4 systems with additional timed exclusive content*, Xbox One (PlayStation®Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription, respectively, required for significant features), and for the first time in Destiny’s history, a new platform to enjoy this universe will be offered – Destiny 2 is coming to PC!
“Destiny was the biggest launch of a new console video game franchise ever. Along with our incredibly talented partners at Bungie, we are focusing on making Destiny 2 even better, with state of the art first person action, an awesome new story, great characters, and thoughtful innovations that make the game more accessible to all different kinds of players,” said Activision CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “We’re also bringing Destiny 2 to the PC platform for the first time. Destiny 2 will make an already great game franchise better than ever.”
Bungie CEO, Pete Parsons, said, “The past three years have been incredibly inspiring and rewarding for Bungie. To know that millions of players around the world have forged lasting Destiny memories and even made it their hobby is truly humbling and we can’t wait to continue the journey.” He added, “We are looking forward to sharing a fresh, inviting story, and with the upcoming Destiny 2 Beta slated for this summer, we are eager to get feedback from millions of players around the world who will get a glimpse of the new adventures that will unfold for all of us. Together, with our partners at Activision, we are thrilled to get Destiny 2 in the hands of players in September.”
In Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lays in ruins, occupied by a powerful new enemy and his elite army, the Red Legion. Every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. As a Guardian in Destiny 2, players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home. The official Destiny 2 reveal trailer, “Rally the Troops,” shows two of the Vanguard, leaders of the Guardians, inspiring the people of the last city in an impassioned (and occasionally sarcastic) call to arms. In Destiny 2 players will answer this call, embarking on a fresh story filled with new destinations around our solar system to explore, and an expansive amount of activities to discover. There is something for almost every type of gamer in Destiny 2, including gameplay for solo, cooperative and competitive players set within a vast, evolving and exciting universe.
The insane Rogue-Lite FPS, Immortal Redneck releasing on April 25th!
Crema, a Spanish indie studio who have turned their collective fever dreams in to a video game, are giddy with excitement to announce that Immortal Redneck, their frankly bonkers Rogue Lite First Person Shooter, will be releasing on PC, Mac and Linux on April 25th with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to follow later this year.
So, Immortal Redneck; what’s this craziness all about?! You are the aforementioned redneck on holiday in Egypt when you have a serious accident. Upon awakening you discover that you are now mummified in a sarcophagus in ancient Egypt. Sounds normal for a Tuesday. From there you must try to learn how you survived the accident and ended up transported to ancient Egypt with the answers lying inside three death-laden pyramids, each filled to their pointy tips with an array of monsters and bosses who have one thing on their ‘to do’ lists – kill you!
Each of the three massive pyramids in Immortal Redneck contains randomly generated dungeons, all with different sets of enemies and bosses, ensuring every play through is different. The game also features nine playable character classes each with their own traits and characteristics, a complete skill tree where you can upgrade your skills, unlock new classes and abilities, over 50 weapons from the traditional to the unique, as well as permanent death.
The release date trailer can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqNxvmaRlRE
Immortal Redneck can be found on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/595140
War Thunder Now Features Modern Military!
Gaijin Entertainment today announced that its military MMO masterpiece War Thunder will begin to feature modern ground and air vehicles, expanding the game’s technology tree from five ranks to nine. Tankers of War Thunder can look forward to modern main battle tanks such as the renown M1A2 Abrams and T-14 Armata, while the game’s pilots will see supersonic jet aircraft like the F-22 Raptor and T-50 PAK FA, as well as a multitude of attack helicopters.
Players can already read about some of the upcoming vehicles in the Developer’s Blog, where the main battle tanks Leopard 2A5 and T-90A as well as the attack helicopters GA-64 and Mi-35 will be presented in great detail, including several images. Further information on how to access the vehicles in War Thunder will also be made available on the official website.
“Our players often reach out to us with requests and wishes for the introduction of modern vehicles to War Thunder,” says Kirill Yudintsev, Creative Director of Gaijin Entertainment. “In fact, even way before the release, we have already begun to run large-scale internal testing and preparations, as we see this as great opportunity to expand the historical framework of our game. This weekend, we are finally able to present the first results of our efforts.”
Updated research trees with a broad array of new vehicles for the army, air and naval forces of all nations will be published soon on the game’s official website. Modern vehicles will bring along a massive amount of new vehicular features to the game, including reactive armour, smokescreen launchers and modern high-precision weapons. More information and details will be released on the game’s Developer Blog in the coming days.
Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (WiiU) – released
Cube Life returns… with guns!
Cypronia, an indie games developer, is proud to announce a new game from Cube Life series, “Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes”, has arrived on the Wii U eShop™ in North America and Europe, it costs $6.99 / €6.99
At launch, this game will be available for 50% SALE $3.49 / €3.49, for 5 days after its initial release ONLY for existing Cube Life: Island Survival customers, as a way of showing appreciation to Cypronia’s loyal customers.
Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes is the most complex shooting game for the Wii U. Play as an iconic action hero from the 80’s in fully destructible block building world.
– Wipeout zombie hordes, but beware of the bosses!
– Practice your skills and eliminate Bots.
– Local Multiplayer (In many cool game modes)
– Ragdoll physics
– Fully destructible maps (destroy the level with tools, guns, explosives)
– Map editor (create your own maps)
– Skin editor (customize your hero)
– Fluid and smooth gameplay (30+ FPS)
– Large variety of foes and challenging bosses
– Build your own maps and share with other players
– Large selection of firearms based on real life weapons
May 19th launch date for creepy FMV whodunit The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
Indie developer D’Avekki Studios has today announced a May 19th release date for FMV murder mystery, The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker.
Following in the footsteps of recent FMV successes Her Story, Contradiction: Spot the Liar, and The Bunker, “TIMODD” is the first of its kind to allow players to type their own questions instead of choosing from a pre-determined list. The game has been in development for a year and is being launched following a successful week-long Steam Greenlight campaign and two closed beta tests.
The player takes on the role of a psychiatrist, tasked with treating the unusual patients of the recently deceased Doctor Dekker — one of whom murdered him. Patients will ask questions too, and player responses influence the nonlinear storyline which culminates in one of multiple endings. With six suspects and five optional side-quest patients including John Guilor (Ryan Rand from 2015’s Contradiction: Spot the Liar!)the game contains over 2000 full-screen HD videos, of which 1600+ are scripted responses, totalling almost 7 hours of film.
“The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker puts the psychology in psychological horror,” explains co-writer Lynda Cowles. “Each character has layers of twisted story to uncover and the player can choose to help them and steer them towards their happiest ending, or hurt them and lead them somewhere much darker.”
The game is the studio’s first entry into the videogame market and was written, produced and filmed on a micro-budget (<£3,000) over the course of twelve months in the village of Gorefield in North Cambridgeshire, UK, and programmed in California, USA. Development was completely self-funded.
Launch date: 19th May 2017
Price: £6.99 / $8.99
Steam Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/545540
Announcing the first launch on Android for the FULL version of Where Angels Cry: Tears of the Fallen.
Stop an obsessed Inquisitor’s reign of terror in this riveting sequel to Where Angels Cry! Rumors have it that Inquisitor Augustine has lost his mind and become fixated on witch-hunting. People are terrified.
Step into the shoes of the Vatican’s secret agent and travel to Spain to the isolated village of Portonero to bring an end to this madness! Watch out, though – your trip is going to be long and dangerous. No one is safe from the Inquisitor’s bloodstained hands. Search the village and its mysterious surroundings, solve numerous challenging puzzles and find useful items. Are you the one who can bring peace and justice back to the good people of Portonero?
- Over 30 enigmatic locations to search
- 20 perplexing mini-games to play
- Four difficulty modes: novice, adventure, challenge and custom
- Collect 15 Holy Dove Symbols to unlock additional achievements
- Beautiful HD graphics and an absorbing storyline
Languages supported: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
The game is developed by Cateia Games and published by G5 Games.
Roguelike Yodanji for PC: KEMCO’s latest roguelike appears on Steam Greenlight!
KEMCO proudly announces that Yodanji has been submitted to the Steam Greenlight program today. Help us make our game’s release possible on Steam by voting for us on Greenlight! We’ll keep posting updates on our Facebook page so please follow us to stay tuned!
Yodanji is a coffee-break roguelike themed after Japanese folklore tales. Your computer gets the ability to summon and trap yokai – numerous spirits that have been living hidden among us (until now). Admire them and give them witty nicknames and then put them through the brutal ever-changing dungeon to try and summon even more yokai! Spooky cute graphics and powders made from various body parts included.
KEMCO is a video game publishing company specializing in handheld RPG games. By focusing on immersive narratives and quality gameplay we strive to continually design gaming experiences both seasoned and new gamers alike can enjoy while advancing the genre to a whole new level.
That’s all for today!