Train2Game Save Your Computer In Motherboard

Motherboard is a platformer/platform game in a unique setting.

The game world is the interior of the computer, the components of which serve its inhabitants to live worry-free in the digital world. 
The player takes on the role of a Bit – experienced worker, who, just like other people of its kind, is involved in extracting energy created by the laser dragon.

When Motherboard is attacked by a terrible virus, the hero of the game goes on a lonely journey to the city’s capital – Procesopolis, with the mission to stop the spread of infection. 

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The land inside your computer is waiting for you to visit it. Each of the components is a city, a settlement, or land inside the game universe.

Experience an unforgettable adventure! Visit the soaring towers Procesopolis, explore the endless voodoo swamp, or try to climb into the rotating sun. From a great wake-up call, bits and bytes work to live, enjoy and by the way, make your computer work at 100%.

Take control of the young Bit, which was the only one to resist the dark forces and now uses them against the enemy. Rescue your brothers and sisters, find shelter, and get to know what is behind the attack. Every day you use your computer to watch a movie, talk to friends, or listen to music. Now the computer needs your help!

The shadow of an unknown hostile force infected the peaceful world of Motherboard. Whoever he reaches becomes his soldier. It is unknown where he came from. Is this the ancient evil that has always inhabited the underworld? Or maybe it comes from the Land of the endless light and darkness? No one knows, but the enemy must be defeated. Otherwise, Motherboard will no longer exist!

Motherboard is an action-adventure game, settled inside the computer! Take on the role of the Bit – one of the inhabitants of the motherboard and help him to save the world from viruses!

Train2Game News Grid Fight All Hand Drawn

Join Donna and more than 35 other unique playable characters in their mission to cure the madness infecting the goddesses of the world in this action-RPG game set in a carefully hand-drawn, vividly animated and most beautifully colourful world. 
 
Grid Fight draws inspiration from classic grid-based games like Mega Man Battle Network to deliver a whole new experience where quick reflexes and careful team management are key to win the battle.
 
Different characters are especially suited to overcome different challenges and it’s your mission to get to know them enough so they will join your squad. Enlist, evolve and equip powerful masks to make them achieve their ultimate potential and use them in PVE and local PVP battles, all while you enjoy the earworm 90’s inspired soundtrack.
 
The demo of Grid Fight – Mask Of The Goddess is out now on Steam where players can have a taste of the main mechanics of the game, including recruiting new characters and choosing different paths in their story.
 
The game will be available for PC and console platforms in 2021. You can watch the trailer here.

More Information about Grid Fight can be found on the official website

Train2Game News Parkour VR Game STRIDE Now Available

Developer Joy Way is delighted to announce its parkour and combat game STRIDE on the Oculus store is available now.

Called “A worthy Mirror’s Edge VR tribute” by UploadVR, STRIDE is a high octane VR game which fuses parkour and combat to create one of the most nail-biting virtual reality experiences available. Joy Way wants to put players in the shoes of a master free-runner as they vault, swing, roll, and shoot through an intense, action-packed adventure.

STRIDE has been available in Steam via the Early Access program, but has now launched in full on the Oculus store. The game is due to leave Early Access on Steam on November 4th.

STRIDE launches on Oculus with three game modes:

  • Endless mode: Infinite procedural level generation provides unlimited challenging terrain to traverse.
  • Arena mode: A spacious arena with waves of enemies. Perfect for practicing tricks across a varied terrain and refining shooting skills.
  • Time Run. Perfect for testing parkour-at-speed skills in a race against the clock.

A full story mode update is planned for release in 2021.

Joy Way has painstakingly crafted an homage to parkour which feels incredibly close to the real thing. Designed specifically for virtual reality play, the rush of leaping across impossibly wide gaps over dizzying heights is replicated perfectly in STRIDE

Players can navigate city rooftops like a pro, grabbing ledges, jumping from roof to roof, vaulting through windows, sliding down cables, swinging from hooks; with a near unlimited skill ceiling, anyone can put on their running shoes, but it’ll take some work to truly master the city.

STRIDE is now available on the Oculus store for Oculus Rift devices with Oculus Touch support.

STRIDE will leave Steam Early Access on November 4th.

Enjoy the trailer below…

Train2Game News Drine Swarm Available Now

The new strategy adventure Drone Swarm, which lets you control a swarm of 32,000 individual drones, is available now on Steam™!

The innovative gameplay of Drone Swarm is embedded in an exciting sci-fi story, that will take you to the frontiers of the known galaxy and beyond.  

Take a look at the Launch Trailer to see a summary of all features that await you in Drone Swarm

In Drone Swarm, you slip into the role of Captain Carter, the commander of the Argo, mankind’s only FTL ship. On your journey into the depths of an unknown galaxy, your main mission is to jump from system to system and battle powerful alien fleets in action-packed space battles. To this end, you need to take control of the impressive swarm of 32,000 individually simulated drones. Destroy enemy vessels, slam them into one another, block attacks and outsmart defenses. Quickly analyze attacks of your adversaries in order to develop the best defense strategy and to launch a strong counterattack.

To be successful, your tactics must always be adapted to the different types of opponents you will encounter, because they too have different weapons, special defenses, and unique behaviors in their arsenal. During the fast, action-packed fights, players therefore should always keep a cool head and make use of all the possibilities the drone swarm has to offer if they want to turn the tide of each battle and claim their victory.

The strategy adventure is accompanied by a gripping sci-fi story

In the year 2118 the earth lies in ruins, after it was attacked and destroyed by a gigantic swarm of alien drones. The psionics among the few surviving humans found a way to control the drones and stop the attack. After the swarm was finally under human control, the interstellar spaceship Argo could be built and sent out with the mission to find a New Earth for mankind.

The universe and story of Drone Swarm is a result of a collaboration between studio 451 Media from New York and the game’s developer, stillalive studios. 451 Media, co-founded by star director Michael Bay, will publish Drone Swarm comics that tell the prequel to the space adventure.

Next to a unique space soundtrack, English and German voiceovers contribute to the very special atmosphere of Drone Swarm, that will take all players on a journey far beyond the stars. Subtitles are also available in a total of 13 languages.

Drone Swarm will be released digitally on Steam™ today. The Standard Edition will cost 19.99 Euro/24.99 USD/17.99 GBP and the Deluxe Edition 24.99 Euro/29.99 USD/22.49 GBP.

The Deluxe Edition provides next to the base game additional digital content such as the first issue of the official comic by 451 Media, two additional weapon upgrades for your mothership and a soundtrack exclusively composed for Drone Swarm. Next to the main theme, this soundtrack includes 23 tracks that manage to perfectly capture the atmosphere of the exceptional space adventure that is Drone Swarm.

To celebrate astragon’s website revamp there will be a special offer for all Drone Swarm fans: Until October 28, 2020 the Deluxe Edition can be ordered at the discounted price of 19.99 Euro/24.99 USD/17.99 GBP on astragon.com

Train2Game News Baldurs Gate 3 Early Access

Larian Studios is excited to announce that its long-awaited RPG Baldur’s Gate 3 today released into Early Access on Steam and Gog on PC/Mac and, Google Stadia.

Players all over the world are now able to enjoy the first act of the game, which spans roughly 25h of content, 46.000 dialogue lines in english, 600 NPCs and 146 spells and actions. The extensive Character Creation within the game will let players pick from 16 races and subraces as well as six different classes with each their own subclasses.
 
Today’s release into Early Access marks the beginning of a long journey towards full release. Working directly with the community, the team will continuously iterate and improve the game, adding new content along the way. RPGs this large, with so many permutations, thrive from feedback as new features and fixes are incrementally added to the game. Early Access gives players a chance to participate in development and it gives the team an opportunity to explore different game ideas with a live community.
 
A parasite planted in their brains, they wake up on board a burning Nautiloid Ship, racing across hell and at the very center of an epic fight between Mind Flayers and red dragons. And that will only mark the very beginning of their journey. Players will encounter many challenges upon their return to the forgotten realms in a tale about fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival – and the lure of absolute power.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is an expansive, cinematic, player-driven RPG based on 5e D&D. It features a
rich character creation system where players can create an avatar based on 16 different D&D races and subraces, select their cantrips, skills & abilities, and enter a world where their actions truly define the story.
 
Baldur’s Gate 3 expands on Larian’s award-winning narrative gameplay both through the
advent of cinematic storytelling, and with dice-rolls for key decisions throughout the game, in
and out of combat. Dialogue options often have multiple responses, and some responses may
require a dice roll to succeed, defined by both luck as well as the attributes of the player
character, or circumstances of the situation.

The Forgotten Realms are a vast, detailed and diverse world, and there are secrets to be discovered all around – verticality is a vital part of exploration. They can sneak, dip, shove, climb, and jump as they journey from the depths of the Underdark to the glittering rooftops of the Upper City. How they survive, and the mark they leave on the world, is up to them:

  • Online Multiplayer for up to 4 players allows players to combine their forces in combat, and split their party to follow their own quests and agendas. They can concoct the perfect plan together… or introduce an element of chaos when their friends least expect it.
  • Evolved, turn-based combat, based on the D&D 5e ruleset. Team-based initiative, advantage & disadvantage, and roll modifiers join combat cameras, expanded environmental interactions, and a new fluidity in combat that rewards strategy and foresight.
  • Defining the future of the forgotten realms through their choices, and the roll of the dice. No matter who they play, or what they roll, the world and its inhabitants will react to their story.
  • Player-initiated turn-based mode allows the players to pause the world around them at any time even outside of combat. Whether they see an opportunity for a tactical advantage before combat begins, want to pull off a heist with pin-point precision, or need to escape a fiendish trap. They can Split their party, prepare ambushes, sneak in the darkness – and create their own luck!

Baldur’s Gate 3 today releases into Early Access on Steam, GOG, Google Stadia and Mac which marks the beginning of the games journey towards full release.

Train2Game News Steam Digital Tabletop Fest

The first ever Steam Digital Tabletop Fest, celebrating games that cross between physical and digital, will make its debut 21- 26 October 2020.

Produced in collaboration with Auroch Digital, the event will feature virtual let’s plays, panels, talks and more streaming activities that explore the fusion between physical and digital games with legendary designers, upcoming studios, and you.

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Working with Valve, indie studio Auroch Digital is helping curate the program of events and line up speakers such Sandy Petersen (Call of Cthulhu RPG, Quake, Cthulhu Wars and more!), Steve Jackson (Munchkin, Ogre, Car Wars and many more), Ian Livingstone (Co-founder Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy, Chairman Sumo Group plc), Elizabeth Hargrave (creator of the hit game Wingspan) and author and New Yorker writer Simon Parkin talks about how a board game helped the allies win WW2 and many more!

Here’s a look at just some of the other wide-ranging activities happening during the event:

  • Plague Inc: Evolved (where James Vaughan, game designer of the digital and physical version plays the digital game’s boardgame scenario while discussing the design of both versions)
  • Othercide (the tactical-RPG blending strong art style, unique lore and challenging tactical gameplay, presented by its Art Director and Lead Game Designer)
  • Gloomhaven’s stream, featuring the developers, will discuss the upcoming content for the next major update of Gloomhaven’s Early Access on Steam.
  • Virtual panel on games about Mars, where game creators will be joined by actual space agency staff and scientists to ask what games get right and wrong about Mars.
  • Virtual panel on Cthulhu games, where some of the most notable Cthulhu-themed designers from digital and physical ask about the cultural impact of such titles and more.

How to get involved

Join in during the live broadcasts to chat to the devs about the topics of conversations and their games, or catch them via VOD if you can’t make the live steam. More panels and talks will be announced as the event gets closer.

The Steam Digital Tabletop Fest features games that run across the lines between digital and physical games; this can be a digital port of a physical game, a game which has produced a physical version from the digital one, a game that simulates the physical play experience, or a digital game whose aesthetics are inspired by tabletop games. 

To learn more and to sign up to be reminded when the event begins, please visit this link.

Train2Game News Fall Guys 7m In 3 Weeks

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has taken the gamingworld by storm since its release on August 4, 2020. The game falls under the increasingly popular Battle Royale game mode and has been trending among avid and casual gamers alike. According to data presented by Safebettingsites.com, Fall Guys has sold over 7 million units of the game on gaming platform Steam in less than 3 weeks and is fast becoming one of the most popular games on streaming platform Twitch.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – A Wholesome Battle Royale

In the last few years, the Battle Royale game mode has become one of the most popular game modes in terms of both active players and in viewership on streaming platforms. The game mode was popularized with the release of Fortnite in 2017.

Itentails gamers playing online against other real-life gamers all vying to be the last one standing at the end of a match. However, most of the different iterations of the game mode involve combat of some sort where opponents are needed to be killed off to be eliminated from the game. 

This is what separates Fall Guys as it puts a totally wholesome twist on the Battle Royale game mode. Fall Guys is played with up to 60 online players all vying to finish an obstacle course where only a certain number qualify for each level of the course.

The obstacle course has been described by many as a combination of popular tv shows, Wipeout and Takeshi’s Castle. The graphics of the game is also designed to be suitable for most ages. Players are represented by little animated avatars that they can customise to their liking. This made the game appealing to even the most casual of gamers.

The game was developed by Mediatonic and is available to download for free on PlayStation Plus or for various prices (depending on region) on Steam.

Fall Guys Takes Over Steam, PS Plus and Twitch

Since its release in the first week of August, Fall Guys has sold over 7 million units of the game in just a little over 3 weeks after its release. Sony also announced that the game has set the record for most downloaded Playstation Plus game of all time.

The game’s appeal stretches beyond the gamer experience as it has also proven to be popular among those who merely enjoy watching the game being played. In August, Fall Guys was already making its way to the top of the charts despite being in its infancy on streaming platform Twitch.

You can read more about the story with more statistics and information at: https://www.safebettingsites.com/blog/2020/09/16/fall-guys-sold-7m-units-in-less-than-3-weeks-on-steam/

Train2Game News Pixel Game Maker MV Game Development Challenge

The Pixel Game Maker MV Game Development Challenge, a contest seeking talented developers using the intuitive yet fully-featured 2D game engine from Playism and Kadokawa Corporation, is now underway.

Taking place until March 30, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. PT, the competition offers a grand prize award of ¥1,000,000 JPY (approx. £7,539) and opportunities to be among the first Pixel Game Maker MV creations published on Nintendo Switch. In addition to the grand prize, there are award categories for side view, top view, multiplayer games, and more. Winning entries may also be adapted into books, comics, and more.

Sister software to RPG Maker, which sold more than 2,000,000 copies worldwide, Pixel Game Maker MV puts 2D game development in the hands of first-time developers with no programming knowledge while maintaining the flexibility, power, and depth required by long-time game creators through extensible scripting.

Featuring native physics and local multiplayer support as well as 20 sample games and a host of modern, sci-fi, and fantasy assets, Pixel Game Maker MV makes it easy to get started prototyping. Developers can carry their games through to completion using the assets to hand or import their own to create top-down or sidescrolling action games in any genre.

“If you can imagine it, you can create it with Pixel Game Maker MV,” said Noboru Mogami, producer, Kadokawa Corporation. “With this contest, we’re hoping to find amazing talents to highlight and nurture. We’ve already seen some truly wonderful things come out of our community so far and we’re looking forward to the delights our creators still have in store for us.”

Pixel Game Maker MV is available now on Steam in Japanese, English and Simplified Chinese for $84.99 USD/£67.99.

The full official rules can be found on the Pixel Game Maker MV Game Development Challenge page. For more information about the engine, please visit the Pixel Game Maker MV official website, Facebook page and follow @PixelGameMaker on Twitter.

Train2Game News Lunar New Year Sale

Gamers are being urged to ‘pig out’ on some of the hottest Steam games around in the highly-anticipated Lunar New Year Sale from leading digital retailer Fanatical.

Over 1,000 games have launched on the Fanatical Store. Ranging from top AAAs to entertaining and retro Indies, with up to 91% off. Plus, gamers can also save an additional 8% off selected Steam games by using the LUNAR8 coupon code.

Take on the role of hit assassin Agent 47 in diverse sandbox locations filled with opportunities to take out your target with HITMAN 2 (-37%) – or enhance your stealth action experience with two additional expansions and the Executive Pack DLC with HITMAN 2 Gold Edition (-37%). See DC Comics’ famous superheroes and villains engage in close-quarter combat and decide the fate of the world in arcade-style fighter Injustice 2 – Legendary Edition (-60%), including all released DLC with 10 additional characters and five Premiere Skins.

Grab your friends and family for a night of laughs, trivia and team spirit (sometimes) with The Jackbox Party Quadpack (-40%) which includes four Jackbox Games party packs with 20 game modes available, as well as streaming capabilities to share your comedy moments with millions of gamers worldwide.

Plus, for the next 48 hours gamers can get The Jackbox Party Pack 5 at the best ever price (-50%) featuring five party-saving new games to enjoy as part of Fanatical’s latest Star Deal.

Lead your clan of Viking warriors into unknown territory and build settlements to withstand the elements and foes in simulation strategy Northgard (-33%); witness a gripping narrative that flows into a live action show based on your in-game decisions with third-person shooter Quantum Break (-75%); and visit galaxies with over 50,000 planets, moons and asteroids as you embark on a journey to build an intergalactic empire in turn-based strategy Distant Worlds: Universe (-75%).

Take on one of the most challenging, yet addictive society survival Steam games in deadly arctic conditions with Frostpunk (-40%); run and gun your way through classic animated environments with a flurry of enemies in Cuphead (-20%); and tend to your duties as a shopkeeper while travelling through portals to slay monsters in the dungeon-crawling, action-adventure Moonlighter (-40%).

Fanatical always stay true to supporting the hard-working developers and publishers featured on their store by only stocking officially licensed Steam keys, which means that your purchases benefit the people who create these amazing games.

The Fanatical Lunar New Year Sale ends on February 11th 2019 at 11:59pm (GMT).

Please note: Some games included in the Lunar New Year Sale may be region locked. The coupon code is not available to use on Star Deals, bundles and pre-orders.

Train2Game News War Child UK Charity Drive

As the 100th anniversary of the day the guns fell silent approaches, War Child UK calls on people across the world to join them in helping children caught in conflict by supporting the launch of its own Armistice across games on all platforms.

Starting today a Steam sale of epic proportions will be taking place. The Steam Armistice Sale includes The Room, ABZÛ, Scanner Sombre, Democracy 3, RiME, Prison Architect, The Talos Principle, Broken Sword 5, Dick Wilde, Mini Metro and Machinarium. A percentage of developer proceeds from each of the sales will go straight to War Child UK’s work supporting young people and children in conflict zones around the world. For the full list of titles on sale, visit https://store.steampowered.com/sale/armistice-sale/

Watch the Armistice gameplay trailer here: https://youtu.be/RaKeHX0_ED4

Gamers can also get their hands-on brand new, limited content for their favourite games, including Prison Architects and a special Cupid’s Bow in Dick Wilde. World of Tanks (PC) will have Armistice-themed emblems and skins on offer and all players (old & new) can join a commemorative laying down of arms on Sunday 11th November between 11:11 AM CET and 11:30 AM CET and then enjoy access to a day of premium content using the code ‘’111111”.

11-11: Memories Retold, the highly anticipated title from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, Aardman Animations and Digixart, will have a specially-created downloadable content available at launch on November 9th, costing £2.99 and with all profits going to support War Child UK’s activities. The world of mobile gaming is also rallying to support Armistice, with amazing fundraising activations available across games like Lords Mobile, War Wings, March of Empires and Shadowgun Legends.

“We’re thrilled with this year’s support from some of most talented people & studios in the sector.” said Wayne Emanuel, Gaming Partnerships Manager of War Child UK. “Each year we aim to go bigger and we’re hoping that this will be our biggest year yet with a truly diverse range of games supporting Armistice including; the separate story featuring Carey Mulligan in War Child DLC in 11-11: Memories Retold, Dick Wilde joining as our first ever Steam VR title with the addition of ‘Cupid’s Bow’ and The Respawnables bringing back their healer item’.

Carey Mulligan, War Child UK global ambassador, said “War Child’s Armistice is a unique and exciting initiative. Peace is denied to too many children around the world, but millions of gamers can help some of the world’s most vulnerable children affected by war by playing games as part of War Child’s Armistice. It’s such an innovative way to fundraise and very simple too – just buying and playing a game you love can help provide crucial support for innocent victims of war.”

Armistice is a wide-ranging fundraising initiative created by War Child UK and its US partner Children in Conflict that aims to encourage peaceful gameplay in the month of November, to coincide with Armistice Day on 11th November.

For the first time, gamers who use live streaming platforms such as Twitch will be able to run their own charity streaming events in support of War Child. Through JustGiving, it’s never been easier for gamers and their audience to safely and securely give to charity online. Using JustGiving LiveStreaming, gamers can now integrate their Twitch stream with their JustGiving fundraising page to enable donation alerts and create progress bar overlays. To register your own charity stream for Armistice, visit the campaign website – https://armistice-uk.blackbaud-sites.com/

The list of games that have added in-game content in support War Child’s Armistice project:

  • 11-11: Memories Retold (Bandai-Namco Entertainment Europe)
  • Dick Wilde (PlayStack)
  • Guns of Boom (Game Insight)
  • Imperia Online (Imperia Online)
  • Lords Mobile (IGG)
  • March of Empires (Gameloft)
  • Prison Architect (Introversion Software)
  • Respawnables (Digital Legends)
  • Shadowgun Legends (Madfinger Games)
  • Snipers vs. Thieves (PlayStack)
  • War Planet Online (Gameloft)
  • War Wings (Tencent/ MiniClip)
  • World of Tanks (Wargaming.net)

Games available in the Armistice Steam sale:

Link: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/armistice-sale/

  • ABZU (505 Games)
  • Broken Sword 5 (Revolution Games)
  • Democracy 3 (Positech)
  • Dick Wilde (PlayStack)
  • Machinarium (Amanita Design)
  • Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club)
  • Prison Architect (Introversion Software)
  • RiME (6 Foot Europe)
  • Scanner Sombre (Introversion Software)
  • The Room (Fireproof Games)
  • The Talos Principle (Devolver Digital)

For more information about War Child’s Armistice and the gaming studios that are participating, visit www.warchildarmistice.org or follow @WarChild_Gaming on Twitter.