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Hatred Officially Greenlit for Steam

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The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam. After over 12,000 Comments, 600 individual discussion threads, and countless up-votes from the gamer community – the once banned game inspired by retro shooter series “Postal” has emerged victorious on its road to publishing through Steam’s Greenlight community feedback voting system.

Official Press Release:

“Release date: Q2 2015

Hatred fills your whole body. You’re sick and tired of humanity’s worthless existence. The only thing that matters is your gun and pure Armageddon that you want to unleash.You will go out for a hunt, you will clear the New York outskirts of the humans with a cold blood. You will shoot, you will hurt, you will kill, you will die. There are no rules, no compassion, no mercy, no point of going back. You are the lord of life and death now and you have the full control over lives of worthless human scum.

You will also run, you will need to think, you will need to hide and fight back when armored forces will come to take you down. You will have no mercy for them, because they dare to come in your way.

Only brutality and destruction can clear this land. Only the killing spree will make you die spectacularly and go to hell.


– Mad journey into the Antagonist’s hateful mind.
– Isometric shooter with best features of its kind.
– 7 free-roam locations -starting from the outskirts of New York State and ending at…
– Fight against law enforcement (police and stronger forces).
– Gathering equipment off the dead and spreading Armageddon upon society.
– Destroying everything on your way, hunting and fighting back.
– Discovering the plot evolving in a non-linear way.
– Unreal Engine 4 PhysX system boundaries pushed to the limits”

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Presents …


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Development studio’s note: “We’ve had to redo this trailer, cutting out Unreal Engine trademarks and also New York City asked us to cut out NYPD trademarks (we thought it’s a public property, not a registered trademark), so it’s censored now in the video.”

For more information visit: http://www.hatredgame.com

Gabe Newell Speaks: Hatred is Back, #1 on Steam Greenlight, and Releases in Q2 2015 on Steam as Planned

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You might not know this, but Hatred (the shooter video game which was pulled from Steam Greenlight yesterday) is actually massively popular already. After reaching #7 in the Top 100 of Steam Greenlight products, it quickly was removed by Valve. Gabe Newell himself has issued a statement on what happened next:

“Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight. Since I wasn’t up to speed, I asked around internally to find out why we had done that. It turns out that it wasn’t a good decision, and we’ll be putting Hatred back up. My apologies to you and your team. Steam is about creating tools for content creators and customers.

Good luck with your game.


Here’s what the devs behind the title had to say about it:

“Steam Greenlight campaign for Hatred was shut down after only 11 hours since launch, even though the game was then no #7 among all Steam Greenlight games with over 23,000 up votes. Destructive Creations team received a rather laconic information from Valve about the reasons behind the game removal but accepted it for what it was and thought that pretty much ends the whole story.

Until today when Gabe Newell himself e-mailed Destructive Creations Creative Director Jarosław Zieliński apologizing for the whole thing and bringing back the game to public voting on Steam Greenlight.”

QuestRun Steam Review (Spoiler Alert: It Got a 1 out of 10)

QuestRun Steam Review

After playing QuestRun one word mainly comes to mind… why? Beautiful artwork, extremely well thought out statistical systems in the back-end, and yet everything takes place with little to no animation, music that could have been excellent with just a little bit more time in development, and a battle system that is almost completely automated. For those who wonder what that means, users control the use of items and equipment but do not actually get to pick each battle choice in each turn. This wasn’t very popular for any RPG game that’s tried it so far, which brings me back to my initial impression… why?

Players can set up a strategic standing and attempt to speed up their adventure by simply hitting wave after wave with automated attacks and feeding their characters the weapons, armor, potions, and scrolls that they need to continue forward. The problem is this game is being advertised as a turn-based RPG for Steam not a smartphone flash game for children.

Every so often players get to interact with the game, but it’s always in ways that are not immediately clear and results in a confusing experience throughout. The development studio Cuve Games didn’t proposition us for this Review, we went to them. From the outside it looks good, and that’s a problem because prospective customers are likely not prepared for the truly mundane title they are diving into.

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Only a few other reviews exist in mainstream media for this title, one of which claims that it “appears surprisingly solid” implying that the reviewer didn’t even play it. Not to mention, we know that the publication who reported that actually charges cash for their reviews.

Another piece of press written on the game featured on the title’s Steam page is actually from a place that hasn’t spoke ill of many titles since their main focus is to expressly to help titles get greenlit on Steam’s Greenlight program which Valve aims to do away with soon for an even more open ended marketplace.

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There are only basic attacks and special moves per character with no story or dialogue whatsoever. Although this was done on purpose, it’s not a good thing since the battle gameplay found in QuestRun is utter crap. Instead, clunky and confusing are the words I’d use to describe the overall feel of the game. Enemies are beautifully crafted but sometimes come completely odd and out of place. I don’t even know what some of them are supposed to be based on, a baby man in a suit? Again, most of them are great but some just make you scratch your head a bit and laugh.

Perhaps most disappointing is the completely reckless way that classic and fundamental role playing battle mechanics are thrown to the wind. When you go from mission to mission there is no tracking of stats or level. Skills and weaponry all start over from their basics. Enemies attack in waves that basically just proceed until there’s a major problem at which point everything stops and players must figure out what to do or accept defeat.

Final Verdict:

Don’t get me wrong, some people might really dig this title (I haven’t met any yet), but it could have been so much more and the vision the developers had based on their advertising was not even close to met by their efforts and work. Compatible with Windows PC or Mac OS X, QuestRun features Steam Trading Cards (though somehow this isn’t being displayed properly on its store page) and also Steam Achievements. The Steam Stats feature suffers from a glitch which wipes the amount of time you’ve played from record repeatedly. Introductory quests feel the same as most of the rest of the game, so if you can manage to find clips of that and don’t like it – rest assured that QuestRun is not for you. We beg the developers to take some of this great art, remix it, take all of those good intentions, re-inspire them, and make something playable. QuestRun is one of the worst games ever.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 1 / 10

RGN Rating: Below Bronze

Developer: Cuve Games

Publisher: Digerati Distribution

Available On: PC | Mac OS X

Played On: Windows PC

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

Dragon Fin Soup (PC / PS4 / PS3 / Vita) – Tactical Action RPG Alpha Gameplay w/ Commentary [HD 1080P]

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Dragon Fin Soup is a game that has completely surpassed its goals in a crowd-funding effort on Kickstarter in order to bring to the gaming world something truly special. This unique Tactical RPG will arrive on the Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Sony PS3, and PS Vita. This game aims to reproduce the retro feel of SNES Era role playing games, mixing Action elements in a similar way to Secret of Mana’s gameplay battle system.

Another feature that will leave the RPG hardcore die-hard crowd pleased is the fact Dragon Fin Soup is also a Roguelike experience. A story featuring down to earth, flawed but intriguing characters, and a gripping turn of events is also promised. With over 300% funding on Kickstarter, many Stretch Goals have been met as well and the game’s release across these many ambitious platforms has been secured. On PC it will have support for both Mac and Linux in addition to Windows and will also be featured on the Steam market.

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Classic elements such as inventory management, item accumulation, HP / Mana management, and exploration are in some ways resurrected from the golden age of the genre and re-invented where development studio Grimm Bros has saw fit. The team was highly inspired by titles such as Chocobo Dungeon and is made up by just five talented people who have managed to get the game this far and show it off in the Alpha version footage seen below.

Some of the bonus features unlocked by the generous Kickstarter backer support include Endless Labyrinth Mode, Online Leader Boards, Additional Porting cost for PS3, PS4, Vita, Asian / Oriental Weapon Pack, Sheep Pet Quest, and Playable Skeletons in Survival / Labyrinth Modes.

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Steam Greenlight: Successful

Kickstarter: Successful

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1080P Gameplay w/ Commentary of Work-In-Progress Game


Celestian Tales: Old North on Kickstarter

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Ekuator Games, located in Bandung, Indonesia, is making an epic looking RPG game called Celestian Tales: Old North. The game strives to tell a story that does not rely on fantastical beasts or dueling deities, but rather unearths the concepts of greed, loyalty, dishonor, and love within every human. Through the perspectives of six different characters, players will have to see with their own eyes that nothing is one-sided.

The art for Celestian Tales is comprised of pixelated sprites, similar to older Suikoden games. Each pixel is hand-drawn, giving the style a unique look all of its own. The environment is a mixture of water-colored sceneries that have been digitally retouched and combined in a beautiful way.

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Another intriguing aspect of this game is the fact that it spans three decades. This change is shown in the world environments and even in the characters themselves. They will age and they will learn. The choices that each character makes help shape the future profoundly. So before you decide to blindly follow orders, take a moment to consider the consequences that your actions will have later on in your life. Will you regret doling out punishment just because someone ordered you to, or will you instead regret taking a stand and deliberately disobeying a direct order? The choice is yours to make.

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The battle system is comprised of turn-based combat with customizable and branching action choices for each character. Yet, to enter battle, you must physically interact with an enemy, similar to Persona or Grandia. Yet, “To purposefully avoid or chase enemies is integrated as part of the story-line elements. For example, not fighting any single fey creature when you attempt to pass through an elven forest would raise your standings as a friend of nature. This will in turn affect how persuasive you are to the elven-kin, who may not aid those they distrust.”

So, strategically avoiding certain battles, or aiming to engage in particular fights, will affect the story down the road.

Celestian Tales: Old North is on Kickstarter right now, and at the moment, has exceeded their goal. Nine days remain in the campaign, however, so you still have a chance to lend your support and help Ekuator Games reach their stretch goals. The game will be presented in three parts, one for each decade. Part one is scheduled to release late 2014, with the other two parts to be distributed by mid-2015.

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Indie Game Pixel Piracy Heads To The Greenlight District And Gets Approved

Pixel Piracy

Just shortly after allowing gamers to pirate their pixels, literally, Vitali Kirpu and Alexander Poyskys’ creation gets greenlit on Steam. Pixel Piracy is a side-scrolling strategy game in which you control the crew of a pirate ship. You sail your ship over a number of sea zones that have procedurally generated events, all the while facing pirates and other hostile forces. You’re also in charge of recruiting new crew members, keeping discipline among your ranks (you don’t want a mutiny on your hands!), along with outfitting and upgrading your ship.

“Our little sociological experiment in Pixel Piracy Piracy is going so much better than we could have possibly conceived.”

Check out the game’s trailer below in high def:


GoD Factory: Wingmen Preview

GoD Factory

Have you heard of GoD Factory: Wingmen? If not.. You’re missing out on a potentially great aerial space combat shooter. In GoD players pilot a ship which can be customized in depth and will be their tool of destruction as well as defense. Objectives include destroying enemy carriers and defending yours while earning “credits” from playing matches and blasting through enemies. Players also get a second ship that can be customized with the ability to switch back and forth between the two which will help diversify the arsenal of terror zipping through space and hopefully laying the smack down on unsuspecting, and a few suspecting, enemies.

Each point of weakness destroyed earns one integrity point. Once you reach 6 integrity you have defeated the enemy ship. The game is balanced nicely for both teams and all species to help with evasion and battle, but carelessness will still result in getting killed, so strategy is the key and teamwork with allies is, well, your ally.

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The game’s size and structure are well done and beautiful. You’re in space and the size of the carriers, which are 9 miles long, take you back a bit. These take tons of cooperation with other teammates to destroy, which is done by strategically attacking certain weak points throughout. So this game isn’t going to be a typical ‘go off and do your own thing’ kind of game like most end up being. The matches will often be well over 30 minutes. There’s 4 species you can choose from as a faction with each having significantly differing weapons.

Take for example Humans who have speed on their side, while the Chorions have a higher chance of survival. Each species has a weakness, but also a strength that other factions don’t. While there’s still a lot of information that has yet to be revealed to us, like the economics, GoD Factory: Wingmen is proving to have all the makings of a strategic hit so far and is currently on Kickstarter as well as Steam Greenlight in case you want to help support this title’s development.