Letter from the Chairman on the Roberts Space Industries website
that Star Citizen
crowdfunding has now surpassed the $18 million mark,
just a week after the announcement
the upcoming space combat game had reached the $17 million plateau. Chris
Roberts explains the "exclusive star system for backers" triggered by reaching
the $18 million goal, and also goes on to discuss balancing the game's item
sales based on supporter feedback. He also unveils their $20 million goal is
"First person combat on select lawless planets. Don’t just battle on space
stations and platforms… take the fight to the ground!" He calls this their
"penultimate planned stretch goal," cryptically explaining: "While goals will
continue after $21 million, they will take a new form representative of what
additional funding can add to the game!"
has news that EA is closing down Phenomic's
free-to-play RTS game as of the end of next month after a four-plus year run
in March 2009 (thanks
). Here's word from Sky Marshal Dienes:
Today we bring sad news to the world of Nyn as the rift between our worlds is
coming to a close, and with this we come to the unfortunate retirement of
The decision to retire older games is never easy. We hope you’ve enjoyed playing
BattleForge as much as we enjoyed making it and we wish to extend our sincerest
thanks to all of our passionate and dedicated players for supporting BattleForge
over the past 4 years. Those of you who still have a balance of in-game currency
are encouraged to spend it before the game is shut down on October 31st and is
no longer available for play.
This new video trailer
from "the Devolver Digital Marketing Department" shows off some "Wangtastic
features" of Shadow Warrior
, the upcoming martial arts shooter remake. Some of
the features they highlight suggest that they are throwing a little mocking in
the direction of some high-profile game projects:
- Fully destructive bicycles!
- Optional katana maintenance!
- Tasteful product placement *cough* Alienware *cough*
- Advanced Fish Physics!
- Next-Gen Tree Swaying!
- And more!
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I just love how the background
in this video
reads "Keep Portland Weird." I'm going to go out on a limb and
say things are safe in that regard for the time being.