Rock Hippo Productions has announced that starting this Thursday, the studio will launch major updates for its popular online cartoon style third-person action shooter MicroVolts, as well as its upcoming online multiplayer action combat game Brawl Busters.
“What’s better than an update to your favorite game but two updates for two awesome games at the same time, said Howard He, President and CEO of Rock Hippo Productions. “Constantly creating fun and fresh new content for MicroVolts and Brawl Busters is really important to us and our players and there will be a lot more fun in store.” Read the rest of this entry »
Electronic Arts Inc. and Sports Illustrated have announced details of an exclusive marketing partnership between the internationally renowned Need for Speed™ and Swimsuit franchises, bringing together the worlds of fashion, video games, cars and beauty in a first-of-its-kind partnership. The deal will see 2011 SI Swimsuit Cover model Irina Shayk and popular Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen play guest starring roles* in one of this holiday’s most anticipated releases, Need for Speed™ The Run. The action-packed racing game, which is currently in development at EA Black Box, takes players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. In addition, the partnership powers a new SI subscription bundled offer featuring Need for Speed The Run assets and both EA and SI will execute significant cross-promotion across in-game, TV and social media. Read the rest of this entry »
Montreal software publisher Strategy First Inc. has announced a publishing partnership with Berlin studio Just A Game GmbH for the 3rd person shooter title Deep Black. Strategy First will publish Deep Black to North American retail outlets as well as work with Just A Game on a worldwide digital release strategy for Deep Black with all participating outlets. Strategy First and Just A Game will provide further updates about some of the innovations that they are bringing to Deep Black that will allow Gamers an opportunity to experience the game on a whole new level. Read the rest of this entry »
EA BioWare™ has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art customer service center in Galway, Ireland. The new facility, BioWare’s first outside of North America, will provide 24/7 support for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, the award-winning story-driven massively multiplayer online game from BioWare and LucasArts. BioWare Ireland is recruiting another 200 jobs in preparation for one of the biggest game launches of the year. Star Wars: The Old Republic will be released in North America this December 20th. Read the rest of this entry »
Independent game developer Spooky Squid Games has announced that its upcoming Xbox Live Indie Game They Bleed Pixels will feature guest levels created by four indie developers. Featuring a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action.
They Bleed Pixels tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent Lovecraftian nightmares. The game features a robust one button combat system and a mid-level save system that requires players to execute stylish kills in order to earn checkpoints. Read the rest of this entry »
Vancouver-based Strangeloop Networks has announced its latest product – Mobile Site Optimizer – the first website acceleration solution designed from the ground up to meet the specific needs of mobile users. Mobile Site Optimizer (MSO) – which is currently in beta and will be available in Q4 of this year – is the latest in a series of industry firsts for Strangeloop. The company was also the first to offer advanced site optimization via the cloud, as well as the first to integrate Google’s SPDY protocol into its products. Read the rest of this entry »
As follow up to the release of Burn The Rope: Worlds, Big Blue Bubble has released new trailers for their next projects, Fling A Thing and Hamster Cannon, both of which will soon be available for download to your iOS and Android devices. Also coming soon from the prolific game developer is Dark Incursions, a 3D-style iPhone title with side-scrolling, hack and slash game play that takes place amidst an industrial revolution and a world war in a late 1800’s alternate reality setting. Read the rest of this entry »
Following his critically acclaimed music for Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, British Academy award-winning composer Jesper Kyd has written and produced the original score for Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, the fourth installment in Ubisoft’s immensely popular video game franchise, alongside music composed by Lorne Balfe. To reflect the story’s multicultural setting of 16th Century Constantinople, Jesper Kyd has crafted a rich and evocative hybrid music score drawing on Greek, Renaissance and Middle-Eastern instrumentation, while combining his emotional melodic writing and acoustic/electronic styles associated with the series. Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be available on November 15th for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC. Read the rest of this entry »
Go!Speed!Go! is the latest all-ages arcade racing game from independent developer JPK Games. Coming to an iPhone and iPod Touch near you, Go!Speed!Go! will be available for $0.99 on September 28th. Players will be challenged to race their car along the track to get the highest score. Pay attention to the lines – green will gain you fame, glory and points, while red will literally fire you up – into a fiery explosion.