Thursday, 28 March 2013

Epic Metal Knights - fundraiser for point and click adventure in development

Atraxgames, a small new indie developer from Italy, are hard at work making "Epic Metal Knights: war, love and other nonsense" - an old style point and click comedy adventure game, set in a fantasy world inspired by epic metal songs.  Head over to their website or fundraiser page for more information.


Early Screenshots:








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Steam release date and New Trailer for Dawn of Fantasy

Toronto, Canada – 27/03/2013 Indie MMORTS game Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars will soon become the latest 'Greenlit' title to be released on Steam. Since the game was voted onto Steam by the game playing community back in November through Steam's Greenlight project, Dawn of Fantasy's developer Reverie World Studios has been working hard on adding various new features in time for the Steam release. Now, after working with Valve, the release date for Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars has been set as April 1st 2013, and, no, this is not an early April Fool's Day joke. 

"All of us at Reverie are thrilled about this latest move and are grateful for the support of Valve and the Steam community," stated Executive Producer Konstantin Fomenko, "Release on the Steam platform will be an important next step in our continuous development of this indie game." 

A new trailer for Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars has been released ahead of the game's launch on Steam. Featuring all in-game footage, this trailer shows off some of the new features and visual improvements that we added to Dawn of Fantasy over the past several months. In addition this trailer gives players preview of features still to come - like Naval Combat and Magic. 



The developers have also made a commitment that existing players will be able to activate the game on Steam without any additional purchase. A spokesperson for Reverie World Studios has stated that instructions for how players can activate the game on Steam will be available from the developer's website closer to release. 

Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars is a persistent online RTS with MMO, RPG and city builder elements, set in a fantasy world where humans, elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons battle for supremacy. Players build up cities and armies, gather and trade resources, complete quests, unlock achievements and fight in co-op and pvp battles. 

The game will release on Steam on April 1st 2013 with language support for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. 

For more information and to stay up to date with the latest developments, visit the game's official homepage – http://www.dawnoffantasy.com - and Steam profile – http://bit.ly/S8y6Rj 

About Reverie World Studios, INC. 
Reverie World Studios is a Toronto-based independent games developer drawing on a pool of talented people from around the world including industry veterans and ambitious newcomers alike. Reverie World Studios' motto “Indie games for gamers by gamers” highlights the studio's humble roots and commitment to working with it's fan community to produce an exceptional gaming experience. 


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Guns of Icarus Adventure Mode Kickstarter

Muse Games prepares to open the skies for PvE Adventures on PC, Mac, and Linux!

March 26, 2013 – Kicking off live from the show floor at PAX East last weekend, Muse Games (www.gunsoficarus.com) has once again turned to Kickstarter to launch the next phase of its revolutionary airship combat game, Guns of Icaurs Online. The expansion, Guns of Icarus Online: Adventure Mode, takes the game’s unique team-based PvP battle system and places it in a fully realized persistent world, keeping the co-operative elements and expanding the game to include PvE, massive AI-controlled enemy ships, biplanes, missions, player progression, and a dynamic system of towns and player factions that evolves day by day as players actively affect and shape the world. Find out more athttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/musegames/guns-of-icarus-onlineadventure-mode
 
Adventure Mode has three fundamental pillars, each with its own funding target and each building on the previous goals. These are:
 
  • AI Director: At the heart of a good PvE experience is a smart, responsive AI that can go toe-to-toe with players and scale up or down on the fly to keep the experience challenging and entertaining. This pillar will enable the creation of co-op and solo missions to complement competitive PvP.
  • Socio-Economic System: Adventure mode will add a world map of towns and trade routes, with six player factions and a fully dynamic resource economy. Missions are generated dynamically to help or hinder the towns and the factions that control them, depending on their circumstances and needs. Completing missions earns status in certain quarters and notoriety in others, enabling players to rise in the ranks of their chosen faction, unlock new opportunities and perks, and exert an even greater influence over the world.
  • World-Building Tools: A robust toolset is necessary to build an expansive world map with diverse and varied environments. This pillar involves the creation of new tools and processes to speed up the development of new maps and locales using a combination of procedural generation and manual composition. While the existing PvP maps have all been assembled painstakingly by hand, worldbuilding on the scale of Adventure Mode will require a whole new way of doing things.
 
Just four days into the campaign, Muse Games is already well past 25% of the way to the first funding goal. In addition to numerous digital goodies, physical swag, and exclusive rewards, Kickstarter backers can gain access to the currently released game on Steam (Skirmish Mode), as well as Adventure Mode upon its release! Take flight with Muse Games at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/musegames/guns-of-icarus-onlineadventure-mode

ABOUT MUSE GAMES
Muse Games is an independent game development studio in New York City that creates original 3D games using the Unity engine. Their flagship products, CreaVures and Guns of Icarus Online, are available on Steam.  Find out more at www.musegames.com


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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Unity Technologies Releases Facebook Functionality Update to Unity 4

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 26th, 2013 -  Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, today announced its collaboration with Facebook to launch an improved Unity experience on the social platform. The collaboration will improve the user experience of Unity games, continue to drive core games that build on the Unity Web Player, and make it easy for developers to build amazing cross-platform experiences.
 
With over 200 million global installs, the Unity Web Player is the best solution for core games and AAA visuals on the web, making the collaboration with Facebook a natural fit. Unity’s construction of a new social network API in the Unity Web Player has enabled Facebook to improve the “full screen” and the “full canvas” experience of Unity games by eliminating the need to leave full screen for social interaction, and to make it easier for developer to integrate tightly with Facebook’s social graph. Over 75m active Facebook users have installed the Unity Web Player to enjoy popular Unity games such as Offensive Combat, Robot Rising, Wizard of Oz, Uberstrike, Kings Bounty and I AM Playr. The new integrations will help make these existing experiences better while laying the foundation for further Unity Web Player adoption and feature expansion.
 
“The Unity Web Player is an incredible browser based platform for core games”, said Sean Ryan, Director of Games Partnerships, Facebook, “People on Facebook are looking for the type of immersive games that have traditionally existed on consoles and desktop PCs. This collaboration will drive discovery of the Unity Web Player for Facebook users, make it easier for Unity games to integrate with Facebook, improve the full-screen experience on our games platform, and make it easier for these developers to build cross platform games across desktop and mobile."
 
"The experience of playing a Unity game in Facebook is vastly improved in Unity 4, and working with Facebook makes it even better,” said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies. “We are already seeing an amazing crop of quality games coming to Facebook, and can’t wait to see how developers make use of this new opportunity."
 
As an addition to the recently released Unity 4.1 update, Unity 4.1.1 includes the new social network API. Unity 4.1 includes a complete overhaul of the Memory Profiler, updates to the Mecanim Animation system, Apple AirPlay support, and new shader features. To download the latest product cycle release for Unity 4 visit http://unity3d.com/unity/download/.


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Saturday, 23 March 2013

60% OFF Party of Sin in Steam Indie Spring Sale

Party of Sin is now 60% off on Steam. The soundtrack and game + soundtrack bundle are both discounted as well.

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Friday, 22 March 2013

Mage's Initiation - fundraiser update

Himalaya Studio's fundraiser for Mage's Initiation has virtually reached it's sixth stretch goal of $120K (with 7 hours to go at the time of posting this) - which means the game will also be released for Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

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Agawi’s B2B2C Platform Brings Top Indie PC Game Developers On Board to Reach Exponentially Growing Tablet Audience, With Zero Work for Devs

Agawi announces content partnerships with Daedalic Entertainment, Teotl Studios, NinjaBee and other indie PC developers to bring their games to Android tablets and tap into new revenue streams—no SDK needed

(Source: WEBWIRE

 Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today Agawi is introducing its new indie game developer partners that are bringing their top PC titles to Agawi on Android in April, and later, to the iPad. With tablets drawing more and more of the gaming market—and 240 million new tablets expected to ship this year—Agawi lets PC developers bring their titles to a huge new audience with no additional work or rewriting code required. Joining Agawi’s platform to reach this sizable market requires zero effort for indie developers, with no SDK or upfront investments, and it offers the opportunity for developers to tap into a new stream of incremental revenue.

Indie developers like Teotl Studios are now joining Agawi’s platform to bring hit titles, including Teotl’s award-winning game Unmechanical, to millions of new devices. "When Unmechanical came out last year, we were amazed by all the positive feedback the game received from critics and fans,” said Sjoerd De Jong from Teotl Studios. “We’re excited to utilize the Agawi platform to bring Unmechanical to the Android tablet market in a fast and efficient way"
 
Agawi offers flexible revenue options for the developer, with a range of different prices and rental alternatives.
 
"As Daedalic continues to introduce its critically-acclaimed games series across new platforms and offer them through new distribution channels, we’re very happy to partner with Agawi, whose cloud gaming platform allows us to deliver our award-winning Deponia title to the millions of users of tablets" said Sergei Klimov, director of international business development at Daedalic Entertainment. "The availability of different rental models and the fact that we can set the prices on our own makes this partnership very interesting for independent studios like us, and we look forward to bringing more titles to this platform in the near future"


One of the most unique features of Agawi is that it doesn’t require developers to write any new code or do porting to make their games compatible with various platforms and devices, as would be required by a game engine.  

“As an indie developer, it’s really important for us to be thinking about where our games are going to reach a maximum audience,” said MiniBoss founder Pedro Medeiros. “Agawi is helping us reach players across platforms and devices. We’re proud to be a part of their platform launch and to see our title, Out There Somewhere, reach hundreds of millions of tablet users without any investment on our part.”

Bringing games to tablets via Agawi is an ideal way for PC developers to expand their business without making sacrifices. A recent survey of game developers attending the 2013 Game Developers Conference reported that nearly half of developers are still choosing to code specifically for PC. Agawi lets developers quickly jump onto new devices while continuing to develop for PC.

“Agawi’s new service is the perfect fit for NinjaBee, since it allows us to focus on what we do best: creating high quality games like A Kingdom for Keflings without having to worry about porting or rewriting any code,” said Andrew Hill, director of marketing and PR at NinjaBee. “Now, with Agawi, we can tap into new revenue steams and reach the rapidly growing tablet market with essentially no extra work. It’s really a win-win for developers.” 

This ease of distributing games, in addition to the speedy streaming and high quality graphics supported by Agawi partners NVIDIA and Marvell, makes Agawi the most accessible and seamless choice for PC developers looking to grow to new devices.

“Neko is proud to have Puddle on board for the launch of Agawi’s new cloud gaming service,” said Neko Entertainment business development manager Cedric Bache. “Agawi will deliver the same high quality gaming experience that gamers have on PC, Mac, Linux and consoles to tablets.”


“As a publisher focused on bringing a catalogue of independent games to the wider marketplace, KISS is always excited to find new, cost-effective ways to get our games into the hands of consumers,” said Darryl Still, founder of KingStill International Software Services. “The Agawi solution is an innovative and fresh approach to cloud gaming, with no work required on our part to get hit games like Darkout to our gamers on new devices. We are delighted to come on board as a launch partner.”

In addition to the developers above, Agawi has also teamed up with Or1go Games, developer of A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda; Plug In Digital with WRC 3; and Crankshaft Games with Party of Sin. 

“With these outstanding developers and publishers coming to Agawi, we are thrilled to give passionate game makers a flexible, capable and far-reaching platform to deliver diverse gaming experiences to players wherever they want to play,” said Agawi chairman Peter Relan. “We’re always looking for new great games and partners to join us.” 

Independent developers interested in bringing their games to new devices on Agawi should contact partners@agawi.io .

Agawi will be at the Independent Games Summit at GDC on March 25 and 26 and at booth 131 in the North Hall March 27-29, as well as co-hosting the Indie Games Summit Mixer on March 26 at 5:30pm. Agawi reps will be happy to speak with potential new partners at the conference as well as give demos.

About Agawi:
 
Agawi, focused on the mission of delivering "Any Game, Any Where, Instantly,” provides high-performance, scalable and cost-effective cloud gaming solutions through its state-of-the-art streaming technology for post-PC-era devices, such as tablets, TVs, and STBs.
 
The Agawi CloudPlayTM platform enables all genres of games, from casual to mid-core to hardcore, by leveraging an open, true cloud-based architecture easily deployed on any cloud service provider. Available for gaming publishers, network operators, OEMs and indie developers, Agawi CloudPlay supports multiple B2B business models.
 

Based in Menlo Park, CA, Agawi was founded by Silicon Valley veteran entrepreneurs and spun out of the YouWeb Incubator in 2010. It recently won a Best in Biz award for fastest-growing small company.

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Why me? New experimental one-life game hits AppStore

Brno, Czech Republic -- March 21, 2013 -- Why me? - new experimental iOS game from two-man independent studio hits AppStore. Awaken as a prisoner in a cell player knows nothing but the fact he just won his one chance for the freedom. But there is a vicious game to be played first. Death is permanent. Player has only one life! 

Why me? is a new iOS game from indie game studio Running Pillow. It is an experimental game done in 7 days by two people where player plays as a prisoner locked in his cell. He will win his chance for a freedom but soon he will realize that there is a catch. He must run through dangerous corridors of space prison while being hunt by killing monster. The entire game is controlled just with taps or swipes. 

"This game is all about experience. It is not about save&load. It is not even about winning. It is about experience." said Martin Halamicek, chief programmer of Running Pillow. "You have got one life and that is it. This game really makes you feel the death. Unlike most of todays games." 

"Whilst the game is controlled by simple gestures everyone can perform, it is the adrenalin of one-life-permanent-death mechanics which makes the game truly hard-core experience." said Jan Halamicek, chief artist of Running Pillow. "It reminds us how adrenalin games can be." 


Why me? is now available on iTunes for FREE supporting ipad1 or better and iphone4 or better. 

For more information, screenshots or video visit www.RunningPillow.com 

Links: 

About Running Pillow 
Running Pillow is an independent game studio creating unique indie and casual games with innovative gameplay focusing on the final experience. 


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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

7 Little Words for Kids Receives Prestigious Award


Caribou, Maine - Newly-released mobile puzzle app, 7 Little Words for Kids has received the prestigious Editor's Choice Award from Children's Technology Review, according to Blue Ox Technologies, the Caribou, Maine-based developer of the game.

Following the breakout success of its "parent" mobile app 7 Little Words, the new iOS game has been among the top 5 paid educational games in the U.S. app store since its release in early March and has had similar success in other major, English-speaking markets. Both games blend the best elements of crosswords, word finds, and anagram games into mini puzzles perfect for short bursts of fun.

"In addition to the kids we designed the game for, 7 Little Words for Kids has gotten a warm reception from parents, teachers and critics," says Christopher York, president of Blue Ox and creator of 7 Little Words, "It is gratifying to be recognized also by such an impartial, important guide to excellence in children's technology."

In bestowing the award, Children's Technology Review's Editor and Founder, Warren Buckleitner, called 7 Little Words for Kids "an excellent language enrichment activity" and thus judged it to be one of "the highest quality children's products in the interactive media category."

Designed to give elementary school children word puzzle fun in a colorful and safe environment, 7 Little Words for Kids features 350 words and clues that are randomly generated for virtually infinite playability. Solving the puzzles earns stars that players use to unlock each of 7 worlds. 7 Little Words for Kids is also kid-safe, containing no advertising or opportunities for in-app purchase.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 29.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
7 Little Words for Kids 1.2.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

7 Little Words for Kids 1.2.1: http://www.sevenlittlewords.com

Blue Ox Technologies Ltd. is an independent studio that creates original family-oriented mobile apps and other entertainment products.






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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

H2FLOW: A Water Physics Puzzler Inside - Kickstarter Launched


Chicago, USA.  March 19th 2013.  Haptix Games Inc today announced that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund 'H2FLOW', a water physics puzzler targeted for release on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. 

Quick thinking and timing is put to the test as players help guide the flow of water through intricate and challenging levels.  Use bombs to blast through terrain, barriers to redirect the flow, and divert water along new brick paths!

Danger lurks everywhere! Landmines, spinning buzz saws, and electric shock mines are just a handful of enemies trying to stop you from freeing the flow!  Survive long enough to collect all the drops and free the land from the tyrannical grasps of the Evil Water Bottling Corporation!

"H2FLOW is a combination of all our favorite games old and new!  Challenging puzzles like Lemmings, destructible terrain like Worms, and lots of flowing water like Where's My Water," said Sebastian Procek, founder and CEO of Haptix Games Inc.

Navigate through themed levels and collect all the water by destroying terrain, blocking water paths, and creating new water paths using the tools in your tool belt: bombs, barriers, bricks, and other special abilities.  Purchase character upgrades to customize your character's look and behavior.  Evade and destroy enemies to beat the Evil Water Bottling Corporation at its own game!

"H2FLOW delivers the best gameplay mechanics from puzzle, action, and strategy games.  We have created a unique gaming experience that can be enjoyed by casual and hard core players alike," added Chris Misztur, co-founder and CTO of Haptix Games Inc.

The campaign went live today, with a minimum funding goal of $10,000.  The initial funding goal will ensure a timely release, while each additional stretch goal will help deliver 'H2FLOW' to a wider device selection and expand gameplay.

An exclusive 'H2FLOW' PC / MAC / LINUX demo awaits gamers athttp://www.haptixgames.com/kickstarter to give you a sneak preview of the exciting gameplay!

FEATURES:
• Fun water physics
• Fully destructible terrain
• Addictive puzzle and action oriented gameplay
• Challenging puzzles with multiple solutions
• Customizable character
• Special character abilities like teleportation and speed boosts
• Themed levels

Visit the H2FLOW Kickstarter at : http://www.haptixgames.com/kickstarter
Subscribe to project updates : http://www.haptixgames.com/kickstarter-updates

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Ultratron out now on Steam

From our friends at Puppy Games:

We're jolly well pleased to announce the release of Ultratron on Steam! The humans have been deleted. All that remains of humanity is your brain, transplanted into an upgradeable battledroid. Destroy the guardians of the Central Nexus and avenge the human race!
We've completely rewritten our classic twin-shooter Ultratron. Your droid is now completely upgradeable in the new shop and it comes with a whole range of new powerupsnew enemies, including homing missiles, spawn pods and factories, and orbiter spawners, and 4 new bosses armed to the teeth with blaster, rocket and laser turrets!
All in crispy HD graphics with an all new thumping soundtrack with 40+ tracks and with wibbly wobbly shader effects!
Play on Steam on Windows or Mac OS or Linux and you'll get to unlock 67 Steam achievements and compete for hiscores with your Steam Friends!
Ultratron video
... and for 1 week only it's 50% off!
Alternatively, support us by buying directly from our shop and get a free Steam key (coming soon), which will keep us fuelled with warm ale and hot pastry-based snacks for work on our next game, codename Battledroid :)




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Cerebral Bundle: Pay What You Want for 9 Great & Clever Indie Games



Having obsessively researched the wild and wondrous world of indie gaming and having given developers the time to prepare something special, Bundle In A Box returns for its fourth installment and is proud to present you with the Cerebral Bundle. A fine assortment of 9 delightful, properly smart and truly indie offerings everyone can enjoy for the most reasonable price of “pay-what-you-want” over at http://www.bundle-in-a-box.com/.

The bundle, the fourth effort of  Kyttaro Games (http://www.kyttarogames.com/) to promote indie creators and quality games, is launching this Tuesday the 19th of March 2013, will last for 14 days and offer all of its games as DRM-free downloads (but not exclusively so; most games are also available on Desura and/or Steam ), while supporting Windows, Mac and Linux.

The Cerebral Bundle is all about …

… selecting the best and most intriguing games across all genres but within the 'cerebral' theme

Gamers’ brains will get to enjoy a rich compilation of both successful and less known games, that have all made it through the painful, slightly silly, but always thorough Bundle In A Box selection process. 

…  fantastic indie games.

Paying anything above $1.99 will get you:

-deep, retro-esque and utterly elegant RPG Phantasmaburbia (Windows/Desura)
-artful, being-stood-up-sim Dinner Date (Windows/Steam)
-undead infested puzzler Vampires! (Windows/Mac)
-illustrated interactive fiction exclusive debut Necrotic Drift Deluxe (Windows /Mac/Linux)
-beautiful puzzler exclusive debut Dédale De Luxe (Windows/Mac/Linux/Desura)

…  even more games.

Beating the average price will allow gamers to enjoy four more cerebral games:

-sci-fi puzzle exploration adventure J.U.L.I.A. (Windows)
-hilarious boring-job-sim I Get This Call Every Day (Windows/Mac/Desura)
-Jane Jensen powered point-and-clicker Cognition, Episode 1: The Hangman (Windows/Mac/Desura)
-just released dystopian adventure Reversion: The Meeting (Windows/Desura)


…  directly supporting upcoming game developers.

For every 100 bundles sold $15 will be added to our Indie Dev Grant and the whole sum will be awarded to a developer selected by vote; no strings will be attached as to how the grant will be used.

… charity

5% of all revenues will be shared with the Hellenic Centre for Mental Health and Treatment of Child and Family.

… all sorts of extras.

What’s more, for every 1000 bundles sold new extras will be unlocked for everyone who grabbed the Cerebral Bundle. Unlockable extras include:
-The source code of Necrotic Drift.
-The Cognition soundtrack and prequel comic.
-Phantasmaburbia’s Deluxe Digital Box.
- Dédale De Luxe wallpapers and soundtrack.
-Music from Reversion.

As an added bonus, all who purchase the bundle will get access to exclusive content for Droidcape: Basilica (http://www.kyttarogames.com/?page_id=384); Kyttaro Games’ own upcoming game for iOS and Android.


And now for a selection of handy links:

Bundle In A Box site: http://bundle-in-a-box.com/
Downloadable press kit and screenshots: http://bundle-in-a-box.com/page/2/
The Indie Dev Grant site: http://idg.kyttarogames.com/
Contact email:  info@bundle-in-a-box.com


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MS-DOS poised to make a major come-back in gaming!! (Well... sort of.)

From indie dev Bryan Lundyke:


I present to you the most ridiculous technology story of the year:

Linux Tycoon -- the popular game where players simulate building their own version of Linux -- has been ported to DOS.

Yes.  That DOS.  MS-DOS.  The one that nobody has used in the last 20 years.

This is not a joke.

Full story, including screenshots and a most triumphant video where Linux and MS-DOS fall in love:


The complete insanity of porting any game to DOS in the year 2013 aside... there is one great benefit.  People can now play the game on Android, iOS, OS/2, Haiku-OS, Maemo, FreeBSD and a bunch of other platform through the power of DOS emulation.  Nifty right?



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The Battle for Hill 218 to Hit the App Store on Wednesday, March 20th


Bristol, United Kingdom - Large Visible Machine announces the upcoming release of The Battle for Hill 218 for iOS. Hill 218 looks just like any other hill on your map, but High Command says it's important and it's your job to take it. Unfortunately the enemy has the same plan.


The Battle for Hill 218 is an abstract strategy card game for two players where you represent a military commander struggling for control of Hill 218 as part of a larger military struggle. Players must maintain supply lines and destroy enemy units to advance on the enemy home base, while ensuring that their own base is not taken. It's easy to learn and quick to play but has a depth of strategy usually found only in games that takes much longer to play.

* Deploy different army units such as Infantry, Tanks and Special Forces
* Play vs. the computer with two difficulty levels
* Online play through Game Center or play a local friend over wi-fi
* Game Center Achievements and Online Leaderboards

Based on the popular card game with the same name, The Battle for Hill 218 has been described as the perfect strategy card game and is now finally available for the iPad.

"... only Ascension has ever felt better over such short play sessions." - Pocket Tactics

The game will be available on the App Store on Wednesday, March the 20th. Please get in touch to review a promo codes to be used for reviewing purposes.

Large Visible Machine: http://largevisiblemachine.com
The Battle for Hill 218: http://largevisiblemachine.com/games


Large Visible Machine is a small independent game studio in Bristol, United Kingdom, focusing on card and board games developed for the mobile market. 



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Udder Destruction Unleashed: Take Control of a 50ft Cow

Austin, Texas - Retired Astronaut Collective, LLC today is pleased to announce the release of Udder Destruction, its new action, arcade game developed for iPhone, iPad and iPd touch. In Udder Destruction, players take control of Patty, a cow who mootates into a 50 foot cow. By tapping on the screen, players squirt gobs of radioactive milk from her bloated udders as she rampages across the peaceful pastures, farms, and towns of Muffin Meadows. The builders and architects of Muffin Meadows are not the brightest builders around (who builds a barn on the side of a cliff?) so Patty will have to take care as she destroys and demoolishes everything in her path.


Game Features:
* Fast paced action and explosions
* Dynamic, never the same, levels with every play
* Fun destruction and collisions with a real-time physics engine
* Multiple enemies and hazards to shoot and blow up
* Over 14 different Mootations in game to power up Patty
* Never-ending, udderly fun unique gameplay

"Udder Destruction is constant moohem and cow chaos. We were udderly exploding with bovine banter and cow puns while making this game and we think this game will have a legendairy effect on the app stores," said Chris Chuter, co-founder of the Retired Astronaut Collective.

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone 3Gs and up
* Compatible with iPod touch 3rd generation and up
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 15.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Udder Destruction 1.0 is offered at the introductory promotional price of $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

Retired Astronaut Collective: http://www.retiredastronaut.com



The Retired Astronaut Collective, LLC (RAC) is an independent developer and publisher of mobile applications and games. Game industry veterans and former NASA engineers teamed up to found the Retired Astronaut Collective in 2009. 


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Monday, 18 March 2013

Taking a Schein to this indie game...

I stumbled across a post about this indie game and thought it looked interesting, so I'm giving it a shout-out here:


Schein puts the player into the role of a troubled young man, who has lost his only son. Struggling to deal with his grief, he finds himself wandering through a dark, menacing swamp. He tries to find a way out, but is confronted with obstacles he cannot overcome. Just as he is about to give up, a spark of hope arrives in form of a ghost light named Irrlicht. With the power of the Irrlicht, he can bathe his surroundings in different lights and thus discover new paths. Learn to use these lights and your wits to trigger mechanisms, solve puzzles and defend yourself against dreadful creatures.

Key features
  • Mysterious dimensions: Use different colors of light to unveil new dimensions and manipulate your environment. Discover new paths, avoid hazards and learn to trigger mechanisms to overcome obstacles.
  • Brain-twister: Use your ingenuity and take advantage of the light to solve complex puzzles and continue your journey through the swamp.
  • Ingenious Soundtrack: Our exciting, specially commissioned soundtrack builds up suspense and creates an eerie atmosphere. Crank it up and immerse yourself even deeper in the mysterious world of Schein.
  • Mighty monsters: Ancient creatures inhabit the swamp and are not easily persuaded to let you pass. Use what you have learned on your journey to defeat them and gain new powers.
  • Lost souls: Throughout the swamp linger the souls of other adventurers who have perished. Collect these softly glowing orbs to unlock secret levels.
  • Gripping Story: Discover the tale of the magical swamp and the journey of the witty main characters in fully synchronized dialogues and cut scenes.

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Legend of Dungeon now available


3/15/13 The husband and wife team Robot Loves Kitty, have released a new teaser trailer in celebration of opening Legend of Dungeon’s alpha to the public. Beginning today it will be available to buy in it's “Nearly Beta” state exclusively on their website through the Humble Store. This new version of the game features it’s highly anticipated Dynamic Music System with over 240 responsive tracks that randomize for each play through. You’ll never hear the same music twice!




There will also be a playable demo of Legend of Dungeon at Pax East from March 22nd-24th, so anyone attending the expo can swing by the Robot Loves Kitty booth (#191) to play the game. Just tell them that "the internet" sent you and a controller will be placed in your hands!

The Legend of Dungeon Alpha is available for $10 on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The expected final release is this spring. There are also plans for Android and OUYA versions in the future.  

Game Info

Legend of Dungeon is a randomly generated action RPG Beat’em’up with heavy Rogue-like elements, striking visuals and dynamic music.
On your journey, you will find weapons, items, and long forgotten magic that will help you to fight off the hundreds of mysterious creatures you will encounter. There will be complete darkness to contend with, secrets to discover, traps to avoid, and treasure that, should you manage to bring it back, will make you a Hero.

Key features:

  • Single and Multiplayer co-op (up to 4 players)
  • Randomly generated dungeons, characters, items, enemies and bosses,
  • Real-time beat’em’up style combat
  • A dynamic music system that changes through gameplay, randomizing entirely with every run
  • Over 50 items and weapons, with magical items adding hundreds of possibilities
  • Dozens of enemy types, becoming more dangerous the further down you get
  • Hats! Hats! Hats!
  • random encounter NPC’s
  • Permadeath, and a unique revival system for co-op


About Robot Loves Kitty

Robot Loves Kitty is a Husband and wife game studio based in New England.  Their main goal is to make games that they love, without being held back by standard industry norms. With no conventional schooling or previous experience in the field, their entire journey has been, and still is, one giant learning experience. Their first game was nominated for the technical excellence award at the Indie Game Festival in 2011 and since then they have never looked back.


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