11th March 2013

Sword of the Stars: The Pit Releases On Steam

kerberos productionsKerberos Productions, the makers of the Sword of the Stars series of 4X strategy titles, are pleased to announce the release of their first science fiction role-playing game, Sword of the Stars: The Pit on Steam. A fun, fast, light-hearted RPG in the tradition of Rogue and other old school dungeon-diving games, Sword of the Stars: The Pit is set in the popular Sword of the Stars universe. The game’s turn-based mechanics and playful art style are suitable to a wide audience and offers a rich science fiction backdrop and sharp modern gameplay. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th March 2013

Fans Create Music For The Secret World MMO

funcomLast month Funcom announced a unique competition where the community could send in their own self-made music. The winning tunes would be implemented into The Secret World where they could be enjoyed by all the players in the game. Funcom is excited to announce that The ‘Get your Music in the Game’ competition has been a great success, all thanks to the combined creative power of the games’ wonderful community. Funcom has received more than three hundred submissions, many of them containing several songs. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th March 2013

Phantom Compass To Debut Rollers Of The Realm Demo

phantom compassCanadian indie developer Phantom Compass takes its upcoming pinball puzzle role-playing game Rollers of the Realm on several side-quests in March. Rollers brings together the drama of RPGs with the fun and skill mastery of pinball, combining physics puzzle play with a unique nudge mechanic. Each character is a pinball, and each scene in the story is a new pinball board. Players can hot-swap characters during play to combat enemies on each board and protect their vulnerable flippers. A vertical slice of gameplay will debut in San Francisco this month. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd February 2013

The Secret World Previews Issue 6: The Last Train to Cairo

funcomFuncom has revealed an exclusive preview of the next upcoming update for ‘The Secret World’ – Issue #6: The Last Train to Cairo. In this action filled update which is set to launch in early March, players will get to fight atop moving trains, travel back in time to ancient Egypt to secure powerful artifacts, fight with the awesome new Whip Auxiliary Weapon, reap great new rewards for Veterans and Recruiters and face down a new and terrible monster from another dimension in an epic raid size encounter! Read the rest of this entry »

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21st December 2012

The Secret World Game Director Joel Bylos Emerges From His Doomsday Bunker

funcomFor everyone who has been following Joel’s decent into madness this December – prophesying the end times through interviews, tweets and videos – it is probably not surprising to hear that today, after 11:11 UTC has come and gone on December 21st, he is a very happy man. In his third and final ‘End of Days’ video log we follow him into the bunker where he does one or two things that probably warrants a ‘viewer discretion’ advisory, before learning from Funcom’s CEO that the world is still standing and that everything he believed in was all a hoax. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th December 2012

What May Be Coming to The Secret World If We Are Still Here After December 21st

These are truly exciting times to be following The Secret World. Not only did Funcomremove the required subscription fee last week, this week the company released the fifth major content update, ‘Issue #5: The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn’ which is chock full of great content including a special in-game end of days event. Log in now to check out some of the awesome stuff awaiting you, such as a new Auxiliary Weapon – the Quantum Brace, fresh missions and a brand new and revealing story arc. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th December 2012

New End of Days Content Update For The Secret World Is Now Live

funcomFuncom is excited to announce that Issue #5; The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn has just gone live. This update introduces much new content, and also sets the stage for a very special in-game event called the End of Days. This event starts on the 21st of December and offers tons of new challenges. A competition is held during the event to reward those who do the most to stem the tide of this rising darkness. Catch the exclusive Issue #5 Preview Video narrated by Game Director Joel Bylos, and get a sneak peek into all the fresh content and some of the new and brutal monsters which bring the apocalypse. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th December 2012

The End of Days Is Near – Funcom’s Alternate Reality Game Intensifies

funcomAs the world heads for its inevitable doom on December 21st, tens of thousands of conspiracy theorists are working around the clock to unlock the mysteries of Funcom’s latest alternate reality game (ARG) set in and around ‘The Secret World’ universe. Since pre-registration began on December 3rd, participants have spent over 30,000 hours working side-by-side solving riddles, cracking puzzles and unlocking rewards in the deep, complex ARG experience which focuses on the imminent end of days and how we can prepare ourselves for what is to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th December 2012

GREE Announces Knights & Dragons: Rise of the Dark Prince For iOS

IUGOGREE has announced the release of Knights & Dragons: Rise of the Dark Prince, an all-new free-to-play game for iOS devices developed in collaboration with Vancouver developer IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc. Knights & Dragons takes players on a medieval adventure to a fantastical kingdom, a once-peaceful place that has been overrun by the evil Dark Prince and his army. Knights & Dragons offers a suite of robust social features, including battling friends in weekly player-versus-player tournaments, hiring friends’ knights to use in battle, accessing leaderboards, and viewing players’ profiles and adding them as friends. Players will also able to check their in-game achievements and send game invites to other users. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th December 2012

Funcom Removes Subscriptions From The Secret World

funcomFuncom has announced that a subscription is no longer required to play the company’s modern-day massively multiplayer online game ‘The Secret World’. The game is now available online and in retail and starting today no subscription fee is required to enjoy any of the game’s content, features or storylines. There are no complicated rules or restrictions, no complex matrixes telling you what you can and cannot access. Pay Once, Play Forever – it’s that simple. Read the rest of this entry »

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