has the announcement of a project codenamed Atlantis V, the fifth installment in
this point-and-click adventure series from Atlantis Interactive Entertainment
slated for release in October. The story has a link to a trailer from the game,
which can also be found on
, Gamer's Hell
Here's a bit:
This first-person, point and click, adventure is set in the
1930s and casts the player as Howard Brooks, a young engineer. Invited aboard
the famous Hindenburg, he loses consciousness and wakes up to find himself
mysteriously alone in the airship. Taking control of the zeppelin, he will
travel across the world, exploring locales such as the Empire state building in
New York, a palace in India, and a Mesopotamian temple, on the trail of one Miss
Sullivan, a famous archaeologist - and, hopefully, discovering how Atlantis ties
into all this in the process.
GFI announces a new RTS game
) is the press release revealing
development of Jagged Farm, an RTS game centered around a group of pigs who
decide to revolt. The announcement features the game's E3 trailer, and the newly
offers the first screenshots.
- Halo 2
(thanks Ant and
Digg) has answers from Bungie about PC plans for Halo 2, describing some
content the Vista version will offer that will not be present in the 360
version: "Add to that the fact that we will have new maps built specifically
for the Vista version and a map editor, and cross-platform matchmaking
becomes even more complex and less realistic."
- Hero Online
Hero Online Introduction is a journal purportedly from the Hero Online
development team, discussing the upcoming westernization of this MMORPG.
- MadMinute Games
Cancer's MadMinute Games Developer Diary hears from Norb Timpko who
discusses the ups and downs of life as a small independent developer.
The FlatOut 2 UK Website
is live as another home to BugBear's upcoming racing sequel. The site
includes the trailer, screenshots, info, a tattooed chick, and more. Thanks
The Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords
) offers a new beta 1 version 1.2 patch for Stardock's
space strategy sequel. The new version contains significant changes, including
modification support. As a beta, however, they iterate that the patch will have
some "rough edges." They expect to release another beta next week preceding a
final version 1.2 patch.
The Shadow of Aten
now offers two new engine demo clips and a pair of character
animations from Silicon Garage Arts' upcoming "Egyptian chronicles of Allan
Scott." Thanks Frans
The Dungeondoom Website
new version 8.1 of this modification that offers fantasy RPG gameplay using the
DOOM 3 engine. The new version offers Vanilla DOOM 3 support, improved
wilderness, a new Ironmaiden monster, and more.
Hope it's as nice by you as it is here today!
The Exotypos Homepage
) reveals development of No Brakes: X Racing, an independently
developed arcade racing game offering support for advanced graphics features
like pixel shaders 2.0 and HDR lighting. Here's a bit:
No Brakes: X
Racing is an arcade racing game. All classes of cars from old RWD to modern
sportcars. There are highway tracks with springboard, bridges and other
barriers. Each car has its own physics model so have to get physical experience
of driving each of them to win the race. Modern physics model with
oversteer&understeer; the side-slip; some elements of driving strategy.
has word in German
that Rush for Berlin is rushing to stores in Berlin as well as elsewhere in
indicates Stormregion's World War II RTS game is likewise now
available in the U.K. Thanks Frans
The Grotesque: Heroes Hunted Website
has re-launched, the updated bilingual homepage for this upcoming role-playing
game has new artwork and information, though no new screenshots.
Weekly Update #20 on the 3D Realms Website
discusses the ups and downs of
moving one's offices while working on a game. The diary describes their new
space and goes on to a bit about the game, including plans for a PC demo that
will be fairly lengthy by today's standards.
- War Rock
War Rock Website has the E3 trailer from K2 Network's upcoming free
online first-person shooter.
- Dungeon Siege II: Broken World
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World E3 movie (direct link) offers a look at
some of the features of the upcoming action/RPG expansion accompanied by
commentary from Gas Powered Games designer Daniel Achterman.
- Glory of the Roman Empire
Glory of the Roman Empire Website now offers the E3 movie from Haemimont
Games' upcoming management game, the clip is also available on the
- NFL Head Coach
Head Coach Theater Page now offers a new movie from the upcoming sports
management game combining gameplay with real-life interview clips with
coaches discussing the importance of hiring good assistant coaches.
- Auto Assault
Vault's Auto Assault Team Q&A #5 discusses NetDevil's MMORPG with four
of its developers, asking questions about their favorite aspects of playing
- Rise of Legends
Train Q&A (Part 2) on the Rise Of Legends Website (thanks Frans) follows
Part 1 of the Q&A that was not noted here when originally posted. Here's
a bit from Part 2 of the discussion of Big Huge Games' RTS: "The biggest
challenge has definitely been balancing three radically asymmetric races.
When the playstyles of a race are very different, getting everything in
equilibrium can be a real challenge. Changing just one little variable can
have far-reaching consequences…which is why we’re glad we’ve been playing
the game for almost three years now!"
- Rome: Total War
Back... Rome: Total War on Computer and Video Games is a Q&A on the RTS
sequel with Creative Assembly's Mike Brunton and Mike Simpson: "Our
philosophy was pretty simple. After Shogun and the original Medieval, we
knew we had a formula for Total War that worked and proved popular and fun.
We wanted to create technology that would allow us to make a bigger and
better Total War experience, to move away from the Risk-style campaign map
and introduce a 3D version that was linked more closely to the battles you
fought in real-time."
- SiN Episodes
Entertainment Website now offers a new podcast, in which Ritual audio
director Zak Belica discusses the creation of the main theme for SiN
Nights Infinite Dungeons on the BioWare Store
offers sales of this premium
module for BioWare's D&D RPG. Here's word: "Infinite Dungeons provides randomly
generated adventures for characters of every level. Play with your friends or
compete against your adversaries. If you dare, you can play alone. In the end,
it all comes down to one question: Are you brave enough?"
The Qtracker Website
offers a new version
4.22 of this server browser, the update is accompanied by the following
explanation: "Due to the Battlefield 2 v1.3 query protocol rollback today, a new
version of Qtracker has been released which supports both old and new style
query formats. This means Qtracker can now query any Battlefield 2 server
regardless of it's version or query protocol version."
I'm battling one of the more despicable variants on the summer cold, which is
the summer/holiday weekend cold. So far it's not so bad, just scratches and
sniffles, and I've used my trusted Zicam, so hopefully not much more will come