Train2Game News Voice Controlled Interactive Adventure

Indie studio godolphin games are excited to announce that their Voice-Controlled Interactive Adventure game, Unknown Number, is coming to Steam, with a full release planned by Q2 2022.

This announcement is accompanied by a new Gameplay trailer showing off cryptic puzzles and high-pressure choices. 

Answer the call from Amanda and Ethan, two eco-warriors conducting a daring heist on an abandoned oil rig. Discover a thrilling adventure filled with danger, corruption and political intrigue.

Talk, sing, whisper, and shout your way through an immersive audio-rich experience that uses voice commands for just about everything.

Watch the Unknown Number Gameplay trailer

“Voice control is everywhere. And it’s not just Siri and Alexa. These days, even our cars seem desperate to talk to us. But where is voice control in the world of games?” says Creative Director, Thomas Keane.

“With Unknown Number, we wanted to create a game that fully explored voice as a core gameplay mechanic. And what better starting point than a mysterious phone call? A phone call that might just save the world… but only if you’ve got the gift of the gab.”

Described as a “First Person Talker,” Unknown Number defies the usual restrictions of Adventure games and brings a whole new life to the genre with its unique Voice-Control mechanics. Using cutting edge voice recognition technology, players can enjoy total immersion in this high-octane audio blockbuster, featuring a full cast of professional voice actors, creative sound design and engaging FMV. 

And of course – like any great heist movie – the plot has more twists and turns than an offshore oil drill.

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 a burgeoning underground eco-movement
  • MAKE crucial moral decisions that impact the story
  • TELL knock-knock jokes… and maybe even SAVE the world

Add Unknown Number to your Steam wishlist:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1692340/Unknown_Number_A_First_Person_Talker/

Train2Game News Iconic Creatures Returns To Steam

Gameware Europe and Critter Consortium are proud to announce the upcoming release of the iconic “Creatures” series on Steam.

Seeking to model life itself via digital DNA, Creatures is a game all about raising and teaching virtual “Norns” – a friendly species, that with the player’s help can learn, communicate, breed, and (hopefully!) survive in a world full of danger.

The series has been recognized in a number of awards, such as two EMMA wins for Creatures and Creatures Adventures, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Creatures Playground.

With 6 major releases on PC between 1996 and 2001, the series has delighted fans with its unrivalled technology in the field of artificial life by modelling real, scientific principles – “Call it a game if you like, but this is the most impressive example of artificial life I have seen” Richard Dawkins ( Oxford University Zoologist and author)

“I first saw this program in the same week that evidence was discovered of life on Mars. This is more exciting” Douglas Adams ( Author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

Creatures Docking Station and Creatures 3 are set to release on December 6th, while the other games will be released later that month as Creatures: The Albian Years (a compilation of Creatures & Creatures 2 with their respective expansions) and Creatures Village (including both Creatures Adventures and Creatures Playground).

Train2Game News Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend Now On STEAM

Square Enix Ltd., today announced the launch of COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND™ on PC via STEAM®.

In this digital collection, players can experience the first three titles in the revered SaGa series: THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, FINAL FANTASY LEGEND II, and FINAL FANTASY LEGEND III. Previously released on Nintendo Switch™ and for mobile devices, the collection offers a fun and exciting adventure to newcomers and long-time SaGa fans alike.

  COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND is a great introduction to the quintessential series created by Akitoshi Kawazu, and includes the very first title in the SaGa series, THE FINAL FANTASY LEGEND, which was originally released on Game Boy™ in 1990. RPG and retro gaming fans can enjoy a faithful recreation of all three classic 8-bit titles and experience a nostalgic, pioneering adventure through fantasy worlds as they fight monsters, explore towns, battle through dungeons and more. The collection also brings several quality-of-life adjustments and new features to improve the gameplay experience, including high speed boosts and adjustable screen magnification. Additional features include: special 30th anniversary commemorative music and illustrations, 8 different in-game wallpapers and the choice to play with either Japanese or English text, as well as 4K support for Steam version.

  COLLECTION of SaGa FINAL FANTASY LEGEND is rated PEGI 7 and now available on PC via STEAM, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices for £14.99. For more information, visit: https://square-enix-games.com/en_GB/games/collection-saga-final-fantasy-legend

Train2Game News PC Building Simulator Free For A Limited Time

Today we’re excited to announce that players in record numbers are now enjoying PC Building Simulator!

The cult-hit/repair ‘em up has been claimed over 2.5 million times since launching on the Epic Games Store yesterday as the free game of the week, with the first million achieved after just three hours of availability.

The game is also enjoying its highest ever number of concurrent users, with 1500% growth compared to previous peak numbers on PC. The title originally launched on Steam in 2018 and is currently preparing for the arrival of its biggest ever career mode expansion.
 
To celebrate the overwhelming response from fans, on the Epic Games Store we’re discounting the full range of DLC for PC Building Simulator for the remainder of its free week promotion, with 10% off all workshop DLCs and a chunky 50% off the Esports Expansion career pack.

Don’t worry if you’ve already bought the DLC on the Epic Games Store – players who have already jumped in will automatically receive a partial refund to match the new prices. 
 
In PC Building Simulator, build and grow your very own computer repair enterprise as you learn to diagnose, fix and build PCs. With real-world licensed components and comprehensive hardware and software simulation, you can plan and bring your ultimate PC to life.
 
PC Building Simulator is currently available free on Epic Games Store through October 14.

Check out the store page for more information.

Train2Game News Final Fantasy IV Now Available On Steam And Mobile

SQUARE ENIX® today announced that the critically acclaimed RPG FINAL FANTASY® IV is now available worldwide for Steam® and mobile platforms.

Fans will relive FINAL FANTASY IV’s timeless story of love and betrayal, alongside dynamic characters and battles, with upgraded pixel graphics and audio as a faithful recreation in the 2D pixel remaster series.

The story follows Cecil, a dark knight and captain of the Red Wings, who decides to fight against the tyrannical Kingdom of Baron with his trusted friend and his paramour at his side, and later join forces with Kain the dragoon, Rosa the white mage, Rydia the summoner, and many more skilled allies. FINAL FANTASY IV set the standard for role-playing games with its diverse cast of characters, deep plot and real-time Active Time Battle (ATB) system, where time moves even during battle, giving the players an exciting sense of urgency. This latest version of FINAL FANTASY IV, brings the original release to life with improvements and updates, including:

  • Universally updated 2D pixel graphics redrawn for modern hardware, featuring iconic FINAL FANTASY character pixel designs created by the original artist and current collaborator, Kazuko Shibuya
  • Beautifully rearranged soundtracks, overseen by the original composer, Nobuo Uematsu
  • Improved gameplay, including updated controller and touch controls, modernized UI, auto-battle options and more
  • Quality-of-life improvements including supplemental extras like the bestiary, illustration gallery, music player and the ability to save at any time

Those who purchase FINAL FANTASY IV on Steam® by September 23 will receive early purchase bonuses, including three specially rearranged music tracks, two wallpapers, and a 20% discount. These special tracks transition from the iconic original versions to the new arrangements and include:

  • The Red Wings (Timelapse Remix)
  • Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV (Timelapse Remix)
  • Battle 2 (Timelapse Remix)

FINAL FANTASY IV is rated Everyone 10+ (E10+) and is now available on Steam® and mobile platforms. All six games within the pixel remaster series are available for purchase as part of the FINAL FANTASY I-VI Bundle for a further discount. More information on the bundle is available on Steam at: https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/21478.

Long-time fans and newcomers can look forward to additional details and the launch of FINAL FANTASY V and VI at a later date. Visit the official FINAL FANTASY pixel remaster series website for more information at: https://ffpixelremaster.com/

Train2Game News Honey I Joined A Cult

Team17 and Sole Survivor Games have today announced that 1970’s-based cult management simulator, Honey, I Joined a Cult will launch into Steam Early Access on 14th September.

Taking up the mantle of architect, players will design every aspect of the cult from building its headquarters, caring for believers and members, and planning the propaganda to make the organisation as successful and venerated as possible.

Curating a lucrative cult is not all plain sailing: law enforcement, angry protesters and your leader’s inflated ego will need to be kept in check if your plans are to be realised.

  Esteemed cult leader entrepreneur and spokesperson, Burt Biscuit has this to share:  https://youtu.be/QbU3aGZk9_w

  Honey, I Joined A Cult key features:

  • Take full control of a funky cult: Recruit cultists to maintain the organisation’s smooth operation; keep them entertained and happy to grow its money and influence
  • Build freaky deaky bases: Build the cult from the ground up and design the layout from ‘hypno-chambers’ and bathrooms to monoliths and bedrooms
  • Branch out into the community: Send minions out to spread the good word, or to steal fancy items for your cult HQ
  • Stick it to ‘The Man’: Overcome threats from law enforcement, oppressive government bodies, and misinformed protesters
  • Get down with deities: Choose where your cult’s heading – fiery apocalypse or the second coming of the Squid Lord?

Would be cult leaders can wishlist Honey, I Joined a Cult on Steam right now, and can keep up to date with all the information on the game by liking us on Facebook, following Sole Survivor Games on Twitter and joining the Team17 Discord channel.

Train2Game News Zool Redimensioned Coming Soon

Retro gaming fans rejoice! Secret Mode and Sumo Digital Academy are proud to announce Zool Redimensioned coming to Steam on August 18th.

Originally released by Gremlin Graphics in 1992 on the Amiga to critical acclaim, iconic gaming mascot Zool returns in Zool Redimensioned! 

This brand-new reimagining of the classic action platforming adventure has been rebuilt from the ground up for modern audiences. Help Zool jump, spin, and shoot his way across eight alien worlds, taking down menacing bosses and saving the universe from the nefarious influence of Krool.

Zool Redimensioned has been brought back to life by the students of Sumo Digital Academy, a talent development programme focused on creating new pathways into the games industry. With guidance from the developers of the 1992 original at Gremlin Graphics, this team of talented young developers earned their coding wings by programming their own C++ game engine to bring Zool to a new generation of retro gamers.

Zool’s old school platforming action will challenge the most hardcore gamers, with modern enhancements that bring the game into the 21st century: 

  • Over 28 retro platforming challenges, all enhanced for the best possible experience
  • Choose between two main game modes: Redimensioned for a more accessible modern experience, or Ultimate Ninja to experience a true hardcore challenge
  • Trade blows with the dimension’s most dangerous creatures in seven completely redesigned boss fights
  • Discover new secrets, challenges, and extras across your adventure, with over 25 achievements to unlock
  • Enhanced quality-of-life options, including a level select screen, checkpoints, accessibility options and more
  • Play the original Mega Drive version for a truly authentic retro adventure

Zool Redimensioned will also be coming to consoles in the near future, so stay tuned!

Train2Game News Legend of Mana Remastered Edition

Square Enix Ltd., today announced that Legend of Mana™, the remastered edition of the fourth instalment in the Mana series is now available to play on modern consoles Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 console and STEAM®.

In Legend of Mana, players will embark on a journey to find the mystical Mana Tree seen in a dream, only to discover that the world map is empty. Throughout their adventure, they will acquire special artifacts, which can be placed on the map to bring towns and dungeons to life via the unique Land Creation system. Players can also capture eggs and hatch pet monsters to help with battles, and progress through the story in different ways based on the choices they make, offering a more personal and unique gameplay experience.

  Legend of Mana features remastered visuals and a rearrangement of selected songs from the beautiful soundtrack, including ‘Hometown of Domina’. Players will also be able alternate between the new and original soundtrack. The game also introduces the “Ring Ring Land” mini-game which will be available to the West for the first time. During their travels, players will encounter a colourful cast of characters, square off against fearsome monsters in real-time combat and explore the vast world of Fa’Diel, all while experiencing Legend of Mana’s timeless story.

  Legend of Mana is now available digitally for £24.99 on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation®4 console and PC (STEAM®). Players who purchase Legend of Mana before July 23 will receive an early purchase reward, including ten avatars and a custom Legend of Mana theme on the PlayStation®4 console or Legend of Mana Wallpaper on PC (STEAM®).

For more information visit: https://square-enix-games.com/en_GB/games/legend-mana

Train2Game News Kung Fu Jesus

Celestial Gold Studios’ brawler Kung Fu Jesus is launching today on Steam.

Featuring trippy visuals, 2.5D beat ‘em up gameplay with combos and grappling moves – and a total of three story arcs! – Kung Fu Jesus will leave a lasting impression on gamers looking for original, unconventional gameplay.

At its heart, Kung Fu Jesus is a story-driven RPG beat ‘em up with unlockable combos and special abilities.

Players enter the world of Kung Fu Jesus, where they quickly start to see things from the point of view of a schizophrenic facing his own mental illness … with his fists. Going deeper and deeper into an alternate reality, Kung Fu Jesus soon finds out that everything he’s read and seen (from the Bible and David Icke to Carlos Castaneda and John Carpenter’s They Live) turns out to be true …

Kung Fu Jesus boasts an original soundtrack by Craig Snape – founder of Celestial Gold Studios and a talented musician – who is known as “Kung Fu Jesus” himself. This is great news, since a full playthrough can take upwards of 60 hours – including mini-games and side missions unique to each arc. Bonus: The Kung Fu Jesus OST (containing 33 tracks) will be available along with a game/OST bundle in conjunction with the game’s launch!

“We’ve created a whole universe for Kung Fu Jesus,” says Craig Snape, lead developer and founder of Celestial Gold Studios. “I mean, it’s a massive game for indie standards – and something I’ve poured my heart and soul into for more than 4 years at this point. There are so many interesting characters and locations in the game – all fully realized with psychedelic visuals, music, and sound effects unlike anything else out there. I can’t wait to see Steam users get some time with Kung Fu Jesus and the wonderful world we created for it.”

Key Features

  • Fight your way to the truth – beat ’em up style.
  • Pick up and use various weapons throughout the game.
  • Experience reality from Kung Fu Jesus’ point-of view through a story-driven campaign.
  • Try your hand at several mini-games.
  • Unlock powerful combos and special attacks.
  • Level up your character.
  • Uncover 3 different endings!

Pricing & Availability

Kung Fu Jesus is now available on Steam for $12.74 – a 15% discount. On June 3, the game will return to its original retail price of $14.99. The Kung Fu Jesus OST will also be released on June 3 – priced at $5.99 along with a game/OST bundle for $18.99.

Celestial Gold Studios is also planning to release Kung Fu Jesus on both current and next-gen consoles in the near future.

Steam URL:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1140790/Kung_Fu_Jesus

Train2Game News Lawn Mowing Simulator

Curve Digital and Skyhook Games are pleased to announce Lawn Mowing Simulator, a stunning mowing simulator and detailed business management game set in the British countryside, coming to Xbox Series S|X and PC summer 2021.

Watch the reveal trailer here: https://youtu.be/wIfAfcZ34Mc

Lawn Mowing Simulator explores the Great British countryside and invites players to ride an authentic and expansive roster of licensed lawn mowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as they manage their mowing business.

Before Lawn Mowing Simulator releases later this year, Skyhook Games and Curve Digital are giving players access to the game for a limited time period via the Xbox Insider program. Pre-registration starts now, with the flight taking place from April 2nd until April 16th.

We’re incredibly excited to show the world our first in-house developed game,” said David Harper, co-founder of Skyhook Games. “We can’t wait for players to experience the satisfaction of manicuring a lawn to perfection within Lawn Mower Simulator’s idyllic setting.”

It feels great to be able to reveal Lawn Mowing Simulator alongside Skyhook Games. The team have done an amazing job recreating the experience of lawn mowing across the gorgeous British countryside“  added Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital. “We’re excited for players to get hands-on with Lawn Mowing Simulator as early as next week through the Xbox Insider Program and to hear everyone’s thoughts.”
Lawn Mowing Simulator will feature:

PHYSICALLY AUTHENTIC LAWN MOWING EXPERIENCE
Execute ground checks, set your blade height, and measure your engine load as you complete a variety of contracts across Career Mode, Free Mode or Challenge Mode. Take your mowing to further heights with several attachments from stripe rollers, mulching kits, grass collectors, recyclers, flail decks and more.

BEAUTIFUL RURAL BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE
Lawn Mowing Simulator is set in a beautiful British countryside town. Busy residential streets, vast castle grounds, quaint cottage greens, and large equestrian fields are just some of the locations that await your mowing blades.

REAL WORLD LICENSED MOWER MANUFACTURERS 
Toro, SCAG and STIGA front line Lawn Mowing Simulator with their real-world machines painstakingly re-created visually and physically. 12 Mowers are available in the base game, each with their own challenges, attachments and upgrades to pursue.

ACCURATE AND ATTENTIVE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 
Build your own lawncare business from the ground up. Purchase and upgrade your headquarters, hire employees, purchase advertising and balance the books as you grow and expand your business.

Lawn Mowing Simulator is headed to PC and Xbox Series S | X in 2021. To be kept up to date with any news follow Lawn Mowing Simulator on Steam.