W3 Studios announces Abatron
science fiction-themed real-time strategy/first-person shooter hybrid coming to
Windows, OS X, and Linux using Valve's Source engine. They offer
off the concept and gameplay to spur support for the game's
. Here's word on what to expect:
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flames pierce and singe your armor; your eyes are blinded by the destruction of
your defensive tower. As ground forces are dwindled & slaughtered, you discover
new technology enabling long range bombardment. You decisively spend resources
to create new SIEGE, GROUND, and AERIAL units. While your
enemy advances on the front lines, your flanking maneuver with starships goes
unnoticed. Immediately, you switch to FIRST-PERSON-MODE. Now is the time
to bring vengeance and rain death upon your enemy!
Abatron is space warfare on steroids. Blurring the lines between
Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person-Shooter, Abatron is the next evolution of
hybrid game-play. Create armies, then switch to FPS and play any unit at
anytime! Truly, get into the battle and turn the tide of war.
ATLUS announces Rollers of the Realm, a game that will put the wizard in pinball
wizard by combining a pinball simulation with a fantasy-themed role-playing
game. This is planned for release for Windows, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita this
holiday season, and in the meantime, the game's
and details to help us understand how this will work. Here's more on that from
In the game, static pinball tables are replaced by
dynamic locations with objectives, secrets, and multiple areas. Along with the
standard bumpers are AI-controlled enemies, who can attack and do damage to the
pinball flippers. And the familiar shiny silver pinballs? Those become playable
characters, each with different attributes, special abilities and even physics.
The story opens up through an epic six chapters, where players will have to
master the strengths and weaknesses of each character ball.
Along with compelling backstories and personal agendas that get revealed through
main story progress, characters come to life in voice-acted cinematics and
dialog scenes. New characters with new abilities can be unlocked and can browse
the realm's item shop. Upgrades bestow enchantments and special abilities that
will be needed to topple some of the game's tougher bosses.
Eclipse Games announces the release of Super Toy Cars
for Windows and
OS X, saying the scaled-down racing game is 25% off for its first week out of
Early Access. They provide the following outline of improvements since Early
Access began in February:
- Improved gameplay: Drifting system has been
tuned and improved, and gamepad controls have been redefined, as well as
rumble functionality added for Xbox controllers.
- Improved graphics: New weather effects, new
paintjobs for all the vehicles, improved illumination, night tracks,...
- Level Editor: The Track Editor has been
improved and extended, so that now you're given more options and it's easier
to create and share tracks with other players.
- New Achievements: There are now 30
achievements to unlock, many of them suggested by the community.
- Mac version: The game now supports Windows
The Roberts Space
Industries Project Status page
has details on a new patch that's now live in
the early access version of Star Citizen
, updating the Early Access
version of the space combat game to version 12.1 (thanks Robert). This contains
a number of bug fixes, and temporarily upgrades everyone's hangar to allow them
to vote on the two TNGS finalist ships today. Here's word:
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Star Citizen Patch 12.1
- Today’s patch adds the Freelancer variants to
the Hangar and gives backers a first look at the two TNGS finalist ships!
Vote for your favorite during the live TNGS broadcast, Saturday, June 7th at
3 PM PST.
- PLEASE NOTE: Your Hangar has temporarily
been updated to Deluxe to display the TNGS finalists. The ships will be
removed and your normal Hangar returned after the finale.
I have another day of rural ground keeping slated for today, having barely
recovered from last week's efforts. I will be a bit better prepared this time,
however, as I have a towel (Douglas Adams would approve) for cooling, and will
adopt the fashion-forward look of tucking my pants into my socks to stave off
the ticks. Here's hoping this can make the ordeal suck less this time.