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Stardock to develop a new Star Control game

Stardock to develop a new Star Control game

Stardock has send over a press release announcing that it has secured the rights to the classic PC franchise Star Control with the intent to develop a new Star Control game. Development on the new game will begin this year with a release date to be determined at a later time.

“We expect the new Star Control to come in the form of a reboot, similar to what Firaxis did with the XCOM series last year,” said Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock. “We are looking at Star Control II as a major source of inspiration.” (more…)

Quarantine Studio unveils NoseBound

Quarantine Studio unveils NoseBound

NoseBound, an adventure graphic game that proposes an entangling detective story is expected to launch soon according to Buenos Aires based Quarantine Studio. NoseBound combines entertaining puzzles with dramatic scenes of action, and sinks the player in a charmed, churned circle of deception, noir ambiance and a very peculiar opponent. (more…)

Messhof’s Nidhogg coming later this year

Messhof’s Nidhogg coming later this year

Nidhogg, the game described as “a 2 player fencing game with football & platforming elements” that has won the Nuovo Award at 2011 IGF, will launch on the PC (most likely via Steam) later this year, according to developer Messhof.

The long-in-development will reportedly come home in an evolved form, featuring new combat moves and online multiplayer. You’ll have the ability to dive kick, crawl, wall jump and roll under opponents and snap their necks in hand-to-hand combat once swords have been exhausted. (more…)

Mercenary Kings now available via Steam Early Access

Mercenary Kings now available via Steam Early Access

Tribute Games, the makers of Wizorb and the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game, announced today that their 2D indie action title, Mercenary Kings, is now available for download via Steam’s Early Access. In Mercenary Kings you are part of the Mercenary Kings, the most skilled team of warriors-for-hire on Earth, but when your comrades have fallen and the fearsome forces of CLAW have seized an island-wide top secret Laboratory Base, you must do what it takes to stop them. (more…)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game coming this October

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game coming this October

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is coming in October, Activision announced via press release. The game is based on the Nickelodeon animated series, and is described as a “side-scrolling action-brawler” with “loads of combat and animated scenes.” (more…)

Halfbrick announces Colossatron: Massive World Threat

Halfbrick announces Colossatron: Massive World Threat

Halfbrick, the creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, have today announced Colossatron: Massive World Threat a fast, fun and non-stop action combined with the signature Halfbrick style. Colossatron: Massive World Threat is the story of the biggest and most powerful being to ever wage war against mankind, with a unique style reminiscent of the craziest anime and cartoons of the 80s. (more…)

Legends of Aethereus now available for pre-order on Green Man Gaming

Legends of Aethereus now available for pre-order on Green Man Gaming

ThreeGates, an independent game development studio focused on Action Role-Playing Games, and online games retailer Green Man Gaming, today announced that Legends of Aethereus is now available for pre-order, exclusively via Green Man Gaming for $24.99. (more…)

Capcom announces Strider

Capcom announces Strider

Capcom today confirmed that the ultimate ninja, Strider Hiryu, will return in Strider, a brand new title in development for Xbox One Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation3 and PC. Remaining true to its roots, Strider features the same franchise hallmarks of fluid, lightning quick combat and ground-breaking free-flowing traversal that inspired many of today’s third person action titles. Strider further builds upon this pedigree by equipping the player with a wide range of moves and weapons to acquire and use. (more…)

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut heads to Steam Greenlight

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut heads to Steam Greenlight

The Director’s Cut edition for Deadly Premonition is no longer a PlayStation 3 exclusive as publisher Rising Star Games has announced they are bringing it to PC via Steam with “additional content” as long as it gets enough votes on Steam Greenlight. (more…)

Sir, You are Being Hunted Alpha opens to all Kickstarter backers in August

Sir, You are Being Hunted Alpha opens to all Kickstarter backers in August

Kickstarter backers and those who’ve pre-ordered Sir, You are Being Hunted can all enjoy alpha access August 19th, Big Robot has announced. So far only those who pledged £30 or more have been participating in the closed beta for the indie title. (more…)

Sven Co-op heading to Steam as stand-alone game

Sven Co-op heading to Steam as stand-alone game

Sven Co-op, the Half-Life co-op mod that’s been in development for nearly fifteen years, is now heading to Steam as a stand-alone game. “After nearly fifteen years in development as a mod for Half-Life, and with our final mod release out of the way, the Sven Co-op Development Team is incredibly proud to announce that we are now focusing all of our effort on our next big project. We’ve been granted access by Valve to work on our own custom version of the Half-Life engine!”, reads the press release. (more…)

Flashback is back on August 21st

Flashback is back on August 21st

Ubisoft announced that Flashback, remake of the iconic 1992 title, will be released on August 21st as part of the XBLA Summer of Arcade, for 800 Microsoft Points. It will also release on Playstation Network and Digital PC this autumn. The original Core-Team revamped their own creation, leveraging the best of today’s technology while remaining true to the classic side-scroller that set the standards of the genre in the 90’s. (more…)

Rekoil coming to PC, Xbox 360 later this year

Rekoil coming to PC, Xbox 360 later this year

505 Games today announced a new partnership with indie game developer Plastic Piranha to bring their mod-focused shooter Rekoil to Windows PC and the Xbox 360 later this year . Rekoil is a multiplayer FPS set in a world devastated by an unrelenting pandemic with a focus on support for modding, customizable servers, and esports. (more…)

Twisted Metal And Interstate ‘76 Devs unveil MotorGun, launch Kickstarter

Twisted Metal And Interstate ‘76 Devs unveil MotorGun, launch Kickstarter

David Jaffe, the man who created the popular PlayStation franchise Twisted Metal, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for MotorGun, a vehicular combat game for PC and Mac. He’ll be teaming up with Zack Norman, the creator of another cult car combat game, Interstate ’76, along with development studio Pixelbionic to work on MotorGun. (more…)

Gods Will Be Watching gets Indiegogo crowdfunding

Gods Will Be Watching gets Indiegogo crowdfunding

Indie developer Deconstructeam have announced that their “minimalist” adventure game Gods Will Be Watching, a game that took the second place in the Ludum Dare 26 Jam event, will be expanded into a larger game through IndieGogo crowdfunding.

In Gods Will Be Watching players are tasked with keeping their crew, which has crash-landed on a cold desolate planet, alive for 40 days. A unique aspect of the game, however, is that it takes place almost entirely on just one screen, as your character, Sgt. Burden, and his crew surround a campfire. You also have a maximum of 5 actions per day, so you’ll have to choose your actions wisely to make sure you and your crew stay alive until the rescue team arrives. (more…)

Sierra On-line legend Kickstarts Precinct, a new police adventure game

Sierra On-line legend Kickstarts Precinct, a new police adventure game

Jim Walls Reloaded, Inc., the new independent game company headed by Sierra veterans Jim Walls and Robert Lindsley, today announced a new police adventure game, Precinct. As a spiritual successor to the wildly popular Police Quest series, Precinct aims to bring back the classic Sierra-style adventure formula and update it into a modern police adventure. (more…)

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