Train2Game News Day of the Devs Looking For Indie Games

Day of the Devs, the industry’s foremost indie games showcase, is back again this Summer for Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition – marking 10 years of uniting the games community together to celebrate indie games and developers.

Day of the Devs is once again teaming up with Geoff Keighley to bring the showcase to life and provide a platform for indies to reach more audiences than ever before. 

The Day of the Devs team is currently looking for unique, diverse and beautiful indie games to spotlight in the showcase!

Developers interested in submitting their games can apply through the form here starting today until April 8.

Developers from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply and games/projects of all types and genres will be considered. 

In 2021, Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition provided a stage for some of the most innovative and exciting indie games of the year, including: Glee-Cheese Studio’s A Musical Story, Thomas Happ Games’ Axiom Verge 2, Akupara Games + Silver Lining Studio’s Behind the Frame, Devolver Digital + Acid Nerve’s Death’s Door, Picogram + Rose City Games’s Garden Story, Annapurna Interactive + Variable State’s Last Stop and Something We Made’s TOEM.

More details on Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition will be released in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out on brand new revamped site: www.dayofthedevs.com as well as on Instagram and Twitter.

Founded by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit in 2012, Day of the Devs is a collaborative multiplatform celebration of independent games and developers, striving to shine the spotlight on great, creator driven and unique games.

Over the last decade, Day of the Devs has showcased over 500 games in both in-person and online events.

Train2Game News Dungeon Defenders Going Rogue Early Release

Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue, a roguelite spin-off in the multimillion unit-selling tower defense action RPG Dungeon Defenders series, surprise launches on Windows PC via Steam Early Access alongside a simultaneous reveal from developer Chromatic Games. PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions will take up arms at a later date.
 
Suit up for battle once again to defend the Eternia Crystal from swarms of vicious creatures. Dungeons continue to fester as cruel and unforgiving places where one misstep can cost any Defender their life, and more importantly, their loot! Think fast and make use of randomly rolled runes to tear through hordes of orcs, goblins, dragons, and other fierce fiends. Heal up with life-preserving items and keep damage low before facing three progressively stronger bosses.
 
Experiment between four iconic characters, Squire, Huntress, Apprentice, and Monk, featuring individualized attacks, abilities, and towers at the start of each adventure. Secure ever-improving gear from fallen enemies, testing new build combinations to create the most lethal arsenal with weapon, off-hands, and two towers (including the near-infinite combination of runes). Improve run after run, battling across more than 20 different maps including fortresses, castle rooftops, forests, deserts, and more. Take on the challenge of going at it alone or with a team of up to four fellow Rogue Defenders in online co-op.
 
Speedrunners from the Dungeon Defenders community will take part in a singleplayer speedrunning competition starting today, Mar. 29, until Sunday, April. 3, for a chance at the $10k prize pool split between the top five spots. In order to compete, entrants must livestream their single-player attempts before submitting with the development team verifying the validity of each through the Going Rogue backend. All VOD submissions must be submitted by April 3 11:59 PM EST via the content submission form here.
 
Other speedrunning champions from all around the realm are encouraged to check back with each major update to test their previous strategies and see if they can still test their might against the perpetually distorting Dungeons. As Going Rogue carves its way through Early Access, it will collect a menagerie of improvements and expansions like new characters, daily challenges, more environments, among other community desires based on their feedback. This will follow alongside their Dungeon Defenders Awakened development, which is available for purchase in a bundle at a reduced price alongside Going Rogue.
 
Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue is an exciting new addition to the series, originally starting  as a new game mode that blossomed into an entirely new game,” said Alec Saare, Creative Director, Chromatic Games. “We are harmonizing the beloved elements of Dungeon Defenders with the ever-changing customizability and replayability innate to the roguelite genre. Creating fun challenges for players to take on over and over again is our favorite part of working on this beloved series!”
 
Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue is available now on Windows PC via Steam at 15% off in English with additional language support planned leading up to its v1.0 launch.
 
For more information about the Dungeon Defenders series, please visit the official website, join the community on Twitter, Facebook, and Discord, and search for #DDGR on social media.

Train2Game Kung Fury Street Rage Coming To Switch

Hello There Games and Aurora Punks announces that Kung Fury: Street Rage – Ultimate Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer, including both the Arcade Strikes Back and A Day at the Beach expansions.


Based on the Kung Fury film by Laser Unicorns, Kung Fury: Street Rage – Ultimate Edition lets you step into the role of 5 playable characters including Kung Fury, Hackerman and David Hasselhoff in a classic wave-based story and endless mode.

The A Day at the Beach expansion introduces players to a brand new beat ‘em up adventure featuring a 2 player Co-op mode and all-new levels and boss battles.


A Switch release has been by far the biggest request from our community. We’re excited to finally deliver the game on a platform that’s built perfectly for 2-player couch Co-op,” says Oskar Eklund, CEO of Hello There Games.


Kung Fury: Street Rage and its expansions have previously been released on Steam.


Learn more about Kung Fury: Street Rage – Ultimate Edition at www.hellotheregames.com


Features


5 playable characters with unique playstyles:

  • Kung Fury
  • David Hasselhoff and his impressive chest hair!
  • Hackerman
  • Barbarianna
  • Triceracop

Team up in the brand new Multiplayer Game Mode:

·2 Player Co-op

  • Free movement side-scrolling Beat ‘Em Up
  • Button-Mashing Madness!
  • Every hero has an ultimate power
  • New epic story campaign

Watch the movie for free here!

Train2Game News Multiplayer Games We Loved In 2021

Multiplayer co-dev, full-dev and analytics company The Multiplayer Group (MPG) has revealed the findings of their latest research into the multiplayer games people loved playing over the past 12 months. 
 
The findings, presented in a blog by MPG’s Head of Data Science David Armstrong, cover Steam, PlayStation, Xbox and even Switch and include such topline findings as:
 
– Newcomers Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite saw an early surge in Xbox active players
– Lockdown boosted Fortnite’s growth by 20%
– Rocket League got a second wind with Free-to-Play on PlayStation
– Steam saw a steady rise in Fantasy and Horror genres
 
Using the myriad of data points that MPG’s data scientists constantly monitor, the report aims to deliver a valuable overview of market trends.
 
David said: “When the various global lockdowns kicked in during 2020, we saw very different playing patterns emerge, and 2021 has seen these stabilise but remain very active with more people than ever playing games with others. The past 12 months have seen a dynamic landscape of companies competing for exclusivity opportunities and growing market demand, and hopefully, this report will help people read the shifting sands.”
 
The report can be found here: https://www.themultiplayergroup.com/news/how-content-changes 

Train2Game News Hogwarts Legacy Gameplay Revealed

Warner Bros. Games have introduced the Official Gameplay Reveal for Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming open-world, action role-playing-game set in the 1800s wizarding world, in development by Avalanche Software.

The narrated video gives an in-depth look into the gameplay, including character customization, and the variety of spells, adventures, missions, locations, and characters that players will encounter as a student at Hogwarts.

Also showcased was the Official Behind the Scenes video featuring comments by the creative minds making the game.

Hogwarts Legacy is filled with immersive magic that puts players at the centre of their own adventure. Joining as a brand new fifth year student with a unique ability to manipulate powerful ancient magic, players will live the unwritten and embark on a dangerous journey to uncover a hidden truth of the wizarding world. Throughout their adventure, they will grow their character’s abilities by mastering powerful spells, brewing potions, and harvesting magical plants as they face off against deadly enemies. Along the way, they will meet new friends who can accompany them, interact with school professors, and confront dangers that could jeopardize the future of wizardkind.

To view and share the Hogwarts Legacy Official Gameplay Reveal Video, visit: YouTube

To view and share the Hogwarts Legacy Official Behind the Scenes Video, visit: Here

Scheduled for release holiday 2022, Hogwarts Legacy will be published by Warner Bros. Games under the Portkey Games label. The game will be available for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch™ system and PC.
 
Join the Hogwarts Legacy conversation on Facebook (https://facebook.com/HogwartsLegacy), Twitter (https://twitter.com/HogwartsLegacy), Instagram (https://instagram.com/HogwartsLegacy) and YouTube (https://youtube.com/HogwartsLegacy)  Website: http://www.hogwartslegacy.warnerbrosgames.com/

Train2Game News Gamigo Continues To Support Ukraine

gamigo announces its continued support for children and families from Ukraine by making more unique in-game items available across more games.

This means players can donate by buying items from even more gamigo published games.

The following titles are also offering special items to support Ukraine:

  • Shaiya – This fantasy MMORPG is making a special package available that includes the Support Ukraine Costume and Support Ukraine Wings that can be purchased from its web shop starting at 5 EUR.
  • Aura Kingdom – The popular anime MMORPG features a Ukraine Charity Packs starting at 5 EUR that contains a flag sticker for a character’s face and a pair of wings, both displaying the color of Ukraine’s flag.
  • Grand Fantasia – Show your support for Ukraine in gamigo’s 3D anime-themed MMORPG by purchasing the Sunshine Hope Pack starting at 5 EUR. This pack bathes your weapon and mount in blue and gold.
  • Echo of Soul – The giant, immersive MMORPG is showing its support by making a Medical Outfit Random Box available via its web shop for EUR 20.

The games listed above join the likes of TroveFiesta OnlineLast Chaos, and Wizard101 in offering in-game items with all profits being donated to support families, children and people in need who have been particularly affected by this war.

Players who would like to show their support for Ukrainians while also earning special in-game items are encouraged to donate.

Train2Game News Wobbledogs Available Today

Developer Animal Uprising and publisher Secret Mode are thrilled to announce the launch of Wobbledogs on Steam today. After six years of development and a year in Early Access where it received Overwhelmingly Positive user reviews, players can today jump in and discover the weird and wonderful world of this colourful mutant pet simulator.

Launching today, Wobbledogs is a 3D pet simulation that allows players to manage their own kennel of mutating dogs, hatched from eggs and simulated in incredible detail all the way down to their wibbly-wobbly guts.  
 

Wobbledogs is a casual and relaxed sandbox experience for players of all ages who want to care for their very own virtual pets in a surprising, unique, and stress-free environment. The dogs start out relatively normal but mutate and behave in unexpected ways as the game progresses and their evolutionary lines advance.  

Wobbledogs is launching out of Early Accesswith a whole host of features including resizable decorations, customisable dog dens, an anti-gravity machine, ghostly hauntings and additional surprises. Like its colourful canine characters, Wobbledogs will continue to evolve with new content and game updates after launch.  

“There’s nothing quite like Wobbledogs out there.” said James Schall, Director of Publishing at Secret Mode. “It allows gamers to simulate a dog living its best life, right down to its guts! With all the creative craziness going on in the game, we’re always thrilled to see the next generation of wobbly dogs out there as player share the madcap exploits that their newfound canine friends get up to.”  

“Wobbledogs is by far the most ambitious project I’ve ever worked on,” said Tom Astle, founder of Animal Uprising. “I’m super proud of what it’s turned into and I’m incredibly grateful to the wonderful community that’s grown around it during its time in Early Access. I can’t wait for everyone who’s been looking forward to the full release to finally get their paws on it, and I hope you all enjoy!”  
 

Wobbledogs launches today onSteam for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99. For more information visit Wobbledogs.com.  
 

Follow Secret Mode on Twitter or visit WeAreSecretMode.com.  

Train2Game News Glory Hunters Coming To Game Boy

Mexican indie game developer César Arminio with his design studio 2think (creator of Pato Box) and software house Bitmap Soft are teaming up to bring you Glory Hunters, a new physical release for the Game Boy with their Kickstarter campaign.

Glory Hunters is an all-new action-adventure RPG for the original Game Boy with a unique and original twist: you progress through the game by obtaining achievements. Key Features

  • A unique experience in the action-adventure RPG genre. The only game where you progress by obtaining achievements!
  • A giant map (aiming to be the biggest one in a Game Boy game) for you to explore freely.
  • Nonlinear gameplay.
  • Over a thousand achievements.
  • An epic story in a world full of lore.
  • Many eccentric characters that will aid you during your quest.
  • 20 hours + of gameplay and high replay value.
  • Physical cartridges will feature battery-less saving! No more lost saves or soldering irons.
  • Digital rewards will include a .pocket file for the Analogue Pocket alongside a Steam Key to play it on your computer (PC only).

THE GAME

A massive object is about to strike Earth and you hear the call: Rise hunter.

Knights and warriors around the world make journeys from their homeland to the ancient gods’ vessels seeking for their blessing in an hour of need. These courageous heroes are called Glory Hunters.

Fire has lit the sky announcing the last days of the world. Its up to you to find one of the four gods’ vessels to save the land of Glorianta.

Glory Hunters is an all-new action-adventure RPG for the original Game Boy with a unique and original twist: you progress by obtaining achievements that grants glory points.

Glory points are the main currency and they are mainly used to open your path in this world. You will be able to find many glorious deeds that award them by gathering materials, aid the townsfolk in various quests or diving into dungeons and caves to defeat different kinds of mobs!

Players can choose freely where to go and discover different zones with unique minigames, enemies and funny characters!

You can also upgrade your health, buy more items or hire people to help you on this quest. You are free to spend glory points to create your very own and unique personal experience!

Bitmap Soft will publish Glory Hunters in Game Boy Cartdridge format compatible with the original Game Boy DMG, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Physical rewards at the kickstarter will come directly from them. The standard version and the collector’s edition will be offered during the kickstarter.

Glory awaits everywhere

Discover and hunt various achievements. You can be a pacifist and focus on gathering, puzzle-solving and questing or choose the fighter way, by traversing caves and dungeons to defeat the evil that lurks within their walls. You will find that almost every action can grant you glory!

A world full of life

Venture into an open world full of possibilities and meet many characters across the land! You choose where to go and which one of the four gods you want to awaken. Lose yourself in a game full of lore and many secrets! Maybe you’ll encounter secrets and events that others may never find on their first adventure!

An adventure that will last forever

Once you finish the game by awakening one of the gods, you can start over and choose to seek a different one. Choose your own adventure: Revisit your favorite characters, towns, and events, or attempt to open a new way to discover a whole new experience on your next journey. If you are one of the real hardcore players, maybe you will be one of the few ones to awaken all four gods in a single run!

A nostalgic trip

Delve in a game that has the same glorious retro graphics and sounds used over 30 years ago. You can dust off your old handheld consoles (GameBoy DMG, GameBoy Pocket, GameBoy Color, GameBoy Light, Super GameBoy, GameBoy Advance) and relive that 90’s experience from your childhood. Alternatively you can join the hunt by adding the game’s files to modern emulation devices (Anbernic, Retroid Pocket, GPD, Powkiddy, Raspberry Pi) or even play it on the Analogue Pocket!About the Kickstarter Campaign:

The campaign is planned to be launched on April 10th this year (2022).

The rewards will be available as digital versions of the game (regular and deluxe including files to run on any Game Boy emulator, the Analogue Pocket and a Steam code) and physical Game Boy cartridges (standard and collector’s edition, the latter being limited to 200 which will include an art book and OST cd alongside other goodies).

All physical rewards will include worldwide shipping. There will be special offers for early backers and limited add-ons within the campaign, one of them being adding custom dialogue to special NPCs.

The goal is to reach $800,000 MXN (Other currencies est. £28,571; 38,150 USD; 34,115 €) but stretch goals will include additional content and making the game in full color.

To sign up for updates on when they Kickstarter is live go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/98220550/glory-hunters-a-unique-game-boy-action-adventure-rpg

Train2Game News Unknown Number Chosen For London Games Festival

Indie studio godolphin games are thrilled to announce that their voice-controlled puzzle adventure game, Unknown Number, has been chosen as part of London Games Festival’s Official Selection.

Combining cutting edge voice recognition technology with an explosive thriller narrative, Unknown Number is scheduled to launch in Q2 2022 on Steam.

An innovative voice-controlled adventure told entirely through interactive phone calls, Unknown Number has been picked for the London Games Festival Official Selection, and will be showcased as part of the 10-day in person and online event, from Friday 1st April to Sunday 10th April.

The game is part of this year’s ‘Narrative Excellence’ category, where Unknown Number and other titles tell gripping stories in innovative and experimental ways.

Watch the Unknown Number Gameplay Trailer

“We’re thrilled that Unknown Number has been selected for ‘Narrative Excellence’ at the London Games Festival”, said Thomas Keane, Creative Director of godolphin games. “Voice control puts players at the heart of the action like never before. After all, who needs a fancy avatar when you can speak to characters directly?”

“In Unknown Number, you’ll receive phone calls from a full cast of colourful personalities – from eco-warriors to oil barons. But it’s your words, and your voice, that really take centre stage. Heck, at the end of this, you’ll probably deserve an award for ‘Best Vocal Performance’. We’ll have a word with the LGF to see if they can make it happen.”

The first game in an all-new genre that the developers are calling a “First Person Talker”, Unknown Number combines elements from puzzle adventure, interactive story and augmented reality games to create a high-octane gameplay experience. Make your voice heard as you talk, sing, whisper and shout your way through the captivating narrative, and interact with a plethora of morally complex characters.


In this genre-defying thriller, use your voice to…

  • SOLVE complex puzzles to unlock treasure vaults
  • NAVIGATE a maze-like oil rig under serious time pressure
  • IMPERSONATE high-profile oil execs on conference calls
  • TRICK henchman into abandoning their guard posts
  • JOIN an underground eco-movement run by kids
  • MAKE crucial moral decisions that impact the story
  • TELL knock-knock jokes… and maybe even SAVE the world

More information about Unknown Number:


Add Unknown Number to your Steam wishlist: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1692340/Unknown_Number_A_First_Person_Talker/
Visit the Unknown Number website: http://www.godolphingames.com/
Follow godolphin games on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/godolphin_games
Like godolphin games on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/godolphin_games
Join the godolphin games Discord channel: http://www.godolphingames.com/discord

Train2Game News The DioField Chronicle

SQUARE ENIX® today announced The DioField Chronicle, an all-new strategy-RPG that immerses players in an epic tale of war and honour, is coming to the PlayStation®5 (PS5™) system, the PlayStation®4 console, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and STEAM® later this year.

To watch The DioField Chronicle Announcement Trailer, visit: https://youtu.be/T62KUVFuLwg

This fresh new franchise is developed by SQUARE ENIX® in conjunction with Lancarse Ltd, a team of veteran strategy developers, features unique character designs by Taiki (Lord of Vermilion III, IV), concept art by Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XII, FINAL FANTASY XIII) and has beautifully orchestrated music by world-renowned composers Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell, known best for their work on Game of Thrones.

The Announcement Trailer unveiled today provides a first look at the story and new, deeply strategic real-time battle system called ‘Real-Time Tactical Battle’ (RTTB). Told through stunning ‘diorama’-style combat scenes, players will assess front line conditions in real-time, issue decisive orders and use a variety of skills, classes, and equipment to gain the upper hand over their foes.

The DioField Chronicle is set in a beautiful and unique world blending fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences. Under the steady hand of the Shaytham dynasty, the Kingdom of Alletain, on DioField Island, has known peace for 200 years, but suddenly find themselves cast into an age of uncertainty due to the rise of warlike powers and Modern Magic.

The Kingdom of Alletain is rich in the mineral Jade, prized for its use as a base ingredient in magic and sorcery, and the attention of both the Empire and the Alliance inevitably turns towards the island. Players will take control of a band of elite mercenaries calling themselves “Blue Fox”, but will the name “Blue Fox” come to signify hope or darkest tragedy?

Visit the official The DioField Chronicle website for more information at: https://www.diofieldchronicle.square-enix-games.com