14th April 2014

DrinkBox Studios Introduces Severed

drinkbox studiosToronto developer DrinkBox StudiosIndependent Toronto developer DrinkBox Studios, creator of Guacamelee!, Mutant Blobs Attack and About a Blob, is pleased to give gamers a look at its newest game. Severed, which is slated for release in spring 2015,  follows the saga of a distraught warrior lost in a fantastical world. As she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future, the heroine will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During their journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power as they master both offensive and defensive techniques. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th April 2014

Bruce Lee Steps Into The Octagon With EA SPORTS UFC

EA SportsElectronic Arts Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) have announced that Bruce Lee, “The Father of Mixed Martial Arts”, will make his historic first step into the Octagon® in EA Sports UFC, launching June 17, 2014. Fans can pre-order today to get instant day-one access to Bruce, or they can complete the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty to unlock him. Players can fight with the legend across four different weight classes and test his legacy against the best of the best in the UFC. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2014

Postcards From Hinterland

hinterlandThrough the magic of modern technology, I’ve just received a bundle of postcards from the creative folks over at Hinterland Studio on Vancouver Island. The Long Dark devs are excited to share a few images from their upcoming game, and they’ve also launched a new community for the game, where fans can get the first word on what’s coming down the path. In the coming months, Hinterland will be revealing even more information about The Long Dark, sharing more screens and in-game footage, and other announcements about our plans for Alpha Pre-Orders and Release information. The new images are displayed below: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2013

Build Custom Airships Out Of Anything In Windforge

snowed in studiosAs a denizen of the airborne world of Cordeus, you travel places by way of airships you build entirely from scratch. This means building a deck with whatever you can find-wood, metal, rocks or even giant animal corpses-adding engines and propellers and taking to the skies in your own custom-built vessel. But the skies are far from friendly, and enemies like pirates and krakens threaten to destroy your creations piece-by-piece until nothing but your grappling hook can save you from plummeting to your doom.  Enter Windforge, a 2D side-scrolling, independent sandbox title in the works by Ottawa-based Snowed In Studios. Until now the company has survived on contract work, contributing to AAA titles such as EA’s The Sims 3 and Eidos Interactive’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and now, for the first time, Snowed In seeks to fund its own independent title by turning to Kickstarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th November 2013

Introducing Astrobase Command By Jellyfish Games

jellyfish gamesMontreal-based startup game studio Jellyfish Games has announced their new game, Astrobase Command. The game uses groundbreaking AI to treat characters within the game world as people. You can go anywhere and do anything, and the choices you make have real consequences because everything is controlled by the AI-Storyteller. The game encourages attachment and emotional investment in personality driven characters, an Astrobase Command, you feel like you’re inside your favorite sci-fi TV shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

The Long Dark Completes Successful Kickstarter Campaign

hinterlandOn October 16, 2013, almost 7,000 backers pledged their support for The Long DarkHinterland Games‘ first-person, post-disaster survival simulation through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. The Long Dark surpassed its $200,000 goal and raised $256,217 (CAN). Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

Emerald Winding Up A Very Successful Kickstarter Campaign

krangGAMESEmerald, an atmospheric, story-driven action-adventure game Emerald, currently in development at Vancouver’s KrangGames, is heading into its final 48 hours on Kickstarter, where the campaign has raised $ 7 395.00, surpassing its goal of $ 5 800.00 and heading towards meeting the developer’s sixth stretch goal. Krang’s founder, Nick Yonge (who incidentally celebrated his birthday this past weekend), is very excited by the promotion that Emerald has received over the course of its run on Kickstarter. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th October 2013

David Hayter Joins The Cast Of The Long Dark

hinterlandWith less than 48 hours to go in the Kickstarter campaign for The Long DarkHinterland Games is pleased to announce that one of the most celebrated voice actors in games today has joined the very talented cast for the game. David Hayter is best known for his over 15-year role as the English voice of the iconic video game hero Solid Snake, from Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2013

The Long Dark Surpasses Funding Goal

hinterlandOur congratulations to the team at Hinterland Games, who was beyond thrilled to announce earlier today that first-person post-disaster survival sim title The Long Dark reached its $200,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter – with three days remaining in the campaign. We were actually out for lunch with our Valley Indie Meetup Group and were watching on our phones as the numbers ticked up, closer and closer to the goal. Below is a message from founder and creative director Raphael van Lierop that was sent to The Long Dark’s Kickstarter backers: Read the rest of this entry »

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12th October 2013

Swing Into Action Next Spring With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Game

Beenox StudiosActivision Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, LLC have revealed The Amazing Spider-Man 2™ video game is planned to launch next spring, alongside the Sony Pictures Entertainment feature film of the same name. Developed by Quebec’s Beenox, the same game studio behind 2012′s original hit The Amazing Spider-Man™, this all-new third-person action-adventure video game builds on the story of the previous game with an alternative take on the events of the upcoming movie, while also giving players an enhanced, free-roaming web-slinging experience through a greatly expanded New York City. Read the rest of this entry »

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