TIGA have announced their latest member, Global Empire Soft. A few Train2Game students are a part of the company and they are currently working on a title called Man Alive. The game is a fun little platformer with an art style which I would describe as a happy version of Limbo. You can try the game here. CEO Richard Hoffman attended the World Record winning Game Jam and was part of the second place team.
The Kickstarter has been broken, previously held by Tim Schafer at $3.3 million. Obsidian Entertainment has earned just shy of $4 million for a game called Project Eternity. The game is going to be a turn based fantasy RPG, similar to that of games such as Shining Force. The exact amount they earned is $3,986,929.
Microsoft will be releasing a Windows 8 tablet to coincide with the launch of Windows 8 on PC. The price of the tablet will range from £399 up to £559. The tablet is called the Microsoft Surface and a pro edition will be released at a later date.
The small home computer, Raspberry Pi, has had its RAM doubled and still stays the same price. The RAM has had an increase from 256mb to 512mb allowing more programmes to run at one time. Consumer, CPC, have stated that they have enough stock to last until January 2013.
Steam has approved the next wave of games for Greenlight. Twenty one games have been chosen this time as opposed to the ten in the last wave. According to Steam the number has gone up because of the “number and quality of games submitted”.
Microsoft launched Xbox Music earlier this week, offering 30 million songs for users to stream to their Xbox 360, PC, phone and tablet devices. Xbox 360 owners will need to pay a monthly £8.99 fee on top of a Gold subscription for ad-free songs with unlimited playback on the console, as well as access to “tens of thousands” of music videos.
A World Of Warcraft player has hit the level cap of 90 without killing a single enemy in the game. With a grand total of 92 damage being done through out the game pacifist Warcraft player, Irenic journeyed to level 90 without a single kill and just one unavoidable quest completion under his or her belt. Irenic said the entirety of the run was a solo effort of massive grinding sessions for professions and archaeology digs.
You can get the iOS game, Carmageddon for free today only! The game is a remake of the 1997 classic which was originally banned for being too violent. It is being given away as a thank you from the company to all those who helped get the funding through Kickstarter for Carmaggedon: Reincarnation. Download it here.
Dungeon Defenders is one year old this week, so here’s a present: an entirely free DLC pack. The Dungeon Defenders Anniversary Pack will be free on Steam for two weeks only, and includes one mission – the Tavern Siege – as well as party hat accessories, a birthday cake crystal core and decorations for the tavern. The tower defence action RPG hybrid is also on sale at 75% off during Steam’s midweek madness.
Nomad Games is close to completing its first release of a digital version of the classic fantasy adventure board game, Talisman. The game was shown to the public for the first time at a recent Games Day in Birmingham, the UK, attended by 8,000 visitors. The game is currently on Steams Greenlight whereyou can vote for it to help get it to publication. You can download a free demo and vote for it at www.talisman-game.com