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Epic Games Releases “Tappy Chicken” To Showcase Indie #GameDev Capabilities Of Unreal Engine 4

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Unreal Engine is a household name these days. Many of us grew up with titles like Gears of War – okay fine, I’m old – I grew up with Unreal Gold, Unreal Tournament, and other stuff you never heard of – the point is Unreal doesn’t exactly ring bells in your head for indie development. Many hurdles, mainly licensing fees, have plagued indie developers attempting to gain access to a larger audience by utilizing the Unreal Engine over the years.

And while the UDK Unreal Development Kit has made intense strides in providing indie devs with real success – UE4 seeks to re-invent the wheel somewhat by offering indie devs the center floor and support. Realizing that the term “indie devs” can refer to teams that end up producing anything from the next Flappy Bird to the next COD Epic Games is seemingly offering more blanket support to their overall customer-base and implementing some of the transparency the indie scene demands for sake of productivity, collaboration, and efficiency.

In order to show that dedication, Tappy Chicken was created. Tappy Chicken is a game which publishing house Epic Games claims was made by an artist who does not have programming experience. Updates and mod support are forthcoming for the project which has been made available on Google Play, the iOS App Store, and hits the HTML5 platform in a few hours. This title is free-to-play and highlights how truly anybody can become an indie game maker with UE4’s $19.99 per year subscription (more info here).

Are you an indie developer? Let us know what you think about this post in the comments below! We are always seeking to improve our understanding of the development process and the tools being made available in the industry today.

Below is a trailer for Tappy Chicken followed by an excerpt from the Official Press Release with further information on UE4 and Tappy Chicken which was put out by Epic Games today.

“Tappy Chicken features:

  • Pretty 2D style visuals with procedural level generation
  • Easy yet hard to master gameplay
  • Small download size
  • iOS: Game Center leaderboards, achievements and iAd Network integration
  • Android: Google Play leaderboards, achievements and AdMob support
  • HTML5/WebGL: Emscripten toolchain; runs in Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera
  • Built by one artist using UE4 Blueprint visual scripting
  • Easy to modify and extend
  • UE4 code and Tappy Chicken content available through unrealengine.com”

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BROFORCE Gameplay + Hands On Preview [HD]

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Our Public Relations Editor Josh and I recently sat down for some killing time with BROFORCE and were pleased to discover a hilarious, over-the-top game with clear retro influences and references to games of yester-year. The title is still in Steam Early Access, and jumping in now will run you $14.99 – however, the amount of polish seen already and fluidity of experience says to us that this game is worth it.

In addition to a campaign resembling Super Meat Boy with big flippin’ guns, BROFORCE proceeds to stimulate the Dopamine dispensers in your brain (like any good murder simulator should!) with a cast of characters jumping all over pop culture, 80’s, 90’s, fiction, above, beyond, and comedic action with the grizzling brutality of high intensity, fast-paced 2D war experiences like Contra.

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Bullet Hell? Hell Yes. 

BROFORCE comes equipped with “destructible everything” (according to the developer Free Lives), 4 player online and local multiplayer, campaign co-op, deathmatch, horde, explosion run, suicide mode, and more. There’s even a Level Editor and Level Sharing software kit built into the game off the bat so the community can get to work on expanding it and when the time comes expand the replay value and longevity of the game by adding free content to the internet for BROFORCE. Beyond that, the development studio themselves is far from done and will also be releasing new missions and ‘New Bros Every Month’.

Stay tuned for our Full RGN Review once the Final Build of BROFORCE is released!

RGN Video Gameplay + Hands-On Preview Podcast:

Preview Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this hands-on preview.

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New TownCraft Trailer Released Showing Desert Island Gameplay [HD 1080P]

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The following trailer is presented in Full 1080P High Definition and shows off Desert Island Gameplay of the game TownCraft. For more info on this game developed by Flat Earth Games, check out their YouTube Channel.

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Grave (Indie Open World Survival Horror Game) – Now Coming To Xbox ONE

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Backers have until 1 AM on April 28, 2014 to get behind Grave, a self proclaimed Open World Survival Horror Game from Broken Window Studios who have announced today that Grave is going to be an Xbox ONE title. Previously, Grave raised over $8,000 in the first 15 days as a Windows PC / Mac OS X / Linux game and will now have 15 more days to bring together enough pledges to round out the full goal of the project.

Grave’s total goal is $30,000 and that leaves 15 days for a little over $21,000. Tristan Parrish Moore (the Designer/Creative Director behind Grave) has created two Kickstarters total, backed twenty, worked on WWE 13 / Due Date, and has a full team on board with development of Grave via Broken Window Studios including Lead Artist Abigail Bagulay-Moore who previously developed PlayStation Home games, Daniel Strayer developing shader technology and handling graphics programming, William Tate the 3D Artist / Creature Creator, and the Concept Artist Richard Partridge. The team has put together a decent explanation of their budgetary needs as well, found here.

What makes Grave special? A few things could potentially be the answer to that question, though it is still early to tell on a game that has yet to release. The combination of fear-based Escape gameplay with lightweight weaponry based on a Darkness Vs. Light concept is certainly one that’s been turning heads since Grave began getting exposed. Oculus Rift support for VR Gaming has also helped bring a lot of attention to this project which actually started out as a game jam title called Cimmerian Shade.

Another feature that Grave sports is the ability to make decisions. This is an open world title, and what that ends up meaning in the final version still remains to be fully realized. Thus far, Broken Window Studios is aiming to utilize this open world to enable the player to craft their own experience through Grave’s survival horror gameworld. Grave runs on the Unity engine, meaning it’s very much open ended as to which platforms it could eventually end up on. For now, computers and Xbox ONE appear to be a great start if it can get funded. Take a look at some of the resources below and keep in mind that this project isn’t finished yet. If you’d like to pledge and back this project, visit the Grave Kickstarter Page.

In addition to having a prototype demo available (link below) both before and during the Kickstarter, Grave has been featured in a number of Gameplay Videos on the web (also featured below). Indie awards that Grave has been recognized for thus far include “being part of a month-long exhibit at Arizona State University”.

Click To Play Prototype Demo

GDC 2014 HD Demo:

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PAX East 2014: Hack N Slash – Steam Early Access Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Early Access Trailer for Hack N Slash by Double Fine is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition. This game is expected to release in the next few weeks according to Double Fine who develop both indie and high-level productions.

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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

Follow Dragon Fin Soup: Twitter | Facebook | Kickstarter | Official Website | YouTube | Google+

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

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PlayStation Store Update – North America PSN – 04-08-2014

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For all our fell RGN Playstation fans, this week on the PSN gives us some fantasy, sci-fi, and stealth fun to partake in. Whether you want to enjoy a new Lego game, a new PS4 sci-fi title, or a free Indie game Sony has us covered!

Pricing will be updated as more information is provided. Until then… Sony please take my money!

New Releases

PS4 Games

King Oddball Cross-Buy PS Vita $6.99
LEGO The Hobbit $59.99
Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut $19.99
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Subscription Required FREE

PS3 Games

LEGO The Hobbit $49.99
Sonic Unleashed Digital Re-Release $19.99

PS Vita

LEGO The Hobbit $29.99

PS2 Classics

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 $9.99

PS Plus Instant Game Collection

Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark PS3 & PS Vita FREE

Discounts and Sales

Regular Price PS Plus Price
Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut $19.99 $15.99

Enjoy!

 

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Villagers & Heroes: Fury of the Stone Lord [HD 1080P]

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The following Full 1080P High Definition trailer is presented below for Villagers & Heroes: Fury of the Stone Lord which is releasing On Steam April 17, 2014.

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25 Indie Games Announced For ID@Xbox

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Today Microsoft has announced 25 new indie titles that will be a part of their ID@Xbox program. The 25 games in question have been confirmed as coming to the Xbox One. These announcements come from the Game Developers Conference currently taking place in San Francisco. Some titles included in the announcement are Divekick, Contrast, CastleStorm, and a revamped version of the stellar once PSN only downloadable title Guacamelee.

The titles announced were posted on Xbox Wire:

  • 1001 Spikes” by Nicalis – This hardcore side-scroller features precise controls and a degree of difficulty that means starting with 1001 lives is not at all a guarantee you can make it through the game! Every level is custom designed to be beaten… barely. The game also includes co-op and cutthroat multiplayer modes.
  • Calibre 10 Racing Series” by Bongfish GmbH – “Calibre 10 Racing Series” is a spiritual successor to “Harms Way.” The game is entirely multiplayer in a new experience that combines action-packed racing with fast-paced first person shooting.
  • CastleStorm” by Zen Studios – It’s Knights vs. Vikings in “CastleStorm,” a super genre mash-up of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! “CastleStorm” features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more.
  • Chariot” by Frima – “Chariot” is a humorous physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave princess and her suitor carry a funeral wagon through ancient mines,  fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King’s remains in a worthy gold-filled tomb.
  • Chuck’s Challenge 3D” by Niffler – From the design veteran behind the classic game “Chip’s Challenge,” comes “Chuck’s Challenge 3D,” a fiendishly addictive puzzler that’s packed with features that will tease the brain and challenge the fingers.
  • Contrast” by Compulsion Games – “Contrast” is a 2D/3D adventure game, set in a surreal, 1920s, film noir dreamscape. You must help Didi explore the mysteries surrounding her family, by using your ability to shift at will between the 3D world and your 2D shadow. 
  • Divekick Addition Edition +” by Iron Galaxy Studios – “Divekick” is the world’s first-ever two-button fighting game! Now anyone can experience the thrill of fighting games without memorizing complex combos and finger-contorting button presses.
  • Forced” by BetaDwarf ApS – One- to four-player co-op arcade adventure with puzzles and tactical elements. You are cast as slaves in the toughest fantasy gladiator school of them all, condemned to fight as a gladiator and eventually win your freedom.
  • FRU” by Through Games – “Fru” is a Kinect-based puzzle platformer in which the player utilizes both a joystick and their body to control the game. In fact, in “Fru,” the player’s silhouette is used to reveal what lies beneath the world at first glance. “Fru’s” gameplay changes according to the player’s shape, pose and movement.
  • Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition” by DrinkBox Studios – “Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition” is an action-packed, 2D brawler/platformer that alternates between the worlds of the living and the dead.
  • Gunscape” by Blowfish Studios – At its heart, “Gunscape” is an FPS construction kit: A game with solid action gameplay, a welcoming approach to map building and a huge toolbox of iconic weapons, monsters and level elements that can be extensively combined to create new and exciting gameplay experiences.
  • Habitat” by 4gency – “Habitat” is a space-themed strategy game set in Earth’s orbit, where you lead a team of engineers to save humanity by building a space station out of an orbiting wasteland of space junk.
  • Hyper Light Drifter” by Heart Machine – “Hyper Light Drifter” is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best eight-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
  • It Draws a Red Box” by Other Ocean – “It Draws a Red Box” is a chaotic eight-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by “Bomberman” and “Smash Bros.” as it is by cans of soda, paint-by-number books, and driving five miles faster than the speed limit.
  • Nutjitsu” by NinjaBee – “Nutjitsu” is a top-down, arcade-style game for Xbox One. Players take control of the ninja squirrel on his quest to reclaim his clan’s honor. Featuring two game modes, five power ups, 25 ranks, three distinct enemies and 15 levels, this HTML5 based title is coming to your dojo in early spring.
  • Pinball Arcade” by FarSight Studios – “Pinball Arcade” features exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball® and Gottlieb® together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
  • Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut” by Toxic Games – “Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut” is a first-person game that faces the player with a series of brain-teasing puzzles. The player uses high tech gloves to manipulate different types of cube in the environment – unravelling conundrums ranging from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.
  • Riptide GP2” by Vector Unit – Featuring dynamic racing on fully interactive water surfaces, “Riptide GP2” sets the gold standard in modern water racing games.  Take control of rocket powered hydro jets to race through futuristic cityscapes, hurl yourself off sky-high jumps and bust out dozens of death defying stunts.
  • Roundabout” by No Goblin – “Roundabout” is an open world driving puzzle game where you control a constantly rotating limousine! Pick up passengers, find secret collectibles, take on dangerous missions, and fall in love while reliving the 1977 rise to fame story of Georgio Manos.
  • Sixty Second Shooter Prime” by Happion Laboratories – “Sixty Second Shooter Prime” is a twin stick shooter with a sixty-second time limit. This new Prime version brings a graphics upgrade, a new soundtrack, infinity mode and social leaderboards.
  • Spectra: 8bit Racing” by Gateway Interactive – From new studio Gateway Interactive and Chipzel (the amazing chip-tune artist behind the “Super Hexagon” music) comes “Spectra,” a fast paced retro style racing game destined to get your heart pumping and test your skill like no other!
  • Strike Suit Zero” by Born Ready Games – “Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut” is a space combat game that throws players into huge, intense space battles where the very fate of Earth rests on your dogfighting skills.
  • Super Time Force” by Capybara – “Super Time Force” is an action-packed platformer with a time-travelling twist! Take control of up to 16 unique characters, and battle across six different time periods, from the long-ago past to the far-away future.
  • The Last Tinker” by Mimimi Productions – In a world where creativity has given way to conflict, a young street kid living in the slums of Colortown seeks to restore the spark of imagination to his hometown. A charming blend of modern platforming and multicolored style, “The Last Tinker” is a one-of-a-kind adventure.
  • Wulverblade” by Darkwind Media – “Wulverblade” is a side-scrolling brawler created in the spirit of the arcade greats. It’s 120AD and the Roman army has seized control of Britannia. Their goal: march north and conquer the island with brutal and bloody efficiency. The 5,000 strong 9th Legion are preparing for war, but little do they know what lies in wait for them.

So gamers have you played or been looking forward to playing these titles? Personally I’m glad Xbox One is getting that indie support that will undoubtedly bring gamers fresh and new experiences this generation. Do you enjoy indie titles or just buy AAA titles each year? Sound off in the comment section!

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Life Goes On Hands-On Preview

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Life Goes On is a funny yet morbid indie 2D platformer currently under works by Canadian developer Infinite Monkeys Entertainment. The player controls uniquely named knights and guides them to their death to solve puzzles with the goal of reaching a golden cup of life. The game is set to release on April 16th on Steam for $12.99 and will be available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Although the game is still in beta, RGN was fortunate enough to get a hands on preview of the first 15 levels of the game and it is awesome! The music, gameplay, and level design are all top notch. Dying in the levels is super easy (which is a good thing!) and the level design in excellent yet challenging. Each level contains a combination of spikes, levers, cannons, ice cubes, and spawn points that are designed to kill the character and/or help complete the level.

Interesting character names add to the fun, including names like “The Wonderful Brother David Hendrix the Eighth” or “The Brave Master Kelly the Elder”. We won’t spoil the rest, but to keep things in suspense, let’s just say good luck on finding and feeding Jeff!

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Look for the full game on Steam the middle of next month. In the meantime, keep your eyes on RGN for updates to this and other exciting indie games!

Preview Copy Info: A digital copy of this work-in-progress game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Preview.

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Home Scares Its Way To PlayStation 4 And Vita

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Lately survival horror fans have been getting incredible experiences in the form of smaller downloadable titles such as Outlast and Lone Survivor. After being made available to PC and mobile players, a new title called Home is looking to find another place to call home (no pun intended) on Sony’s two newest platforms.

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Not much is known about a release date on Sony’s platforms besides that it will release this year. Another unknown is whether these versions of the game will come with exclusive content or any type of cross buy capabilities which Sony has been pushing for with several downloadable indie games.

In my eyes it’s been a rough couple of years for the survival horror genre with games like Dead Space 3 and Resident Evil 6 falling far below fans expectations. It’s been the indie scene that’s been the injecting the survival horror genre with new and unique experiences here lately and I without a doubt cannot wait to see what Home bring to the table later this year.

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Pixel Piracy 33% Off On Steam Early Access; Becomes #1 Top Seller Worldwide

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The producer of Pixel Piracy announced on Twitter recently that the game which recently came under the wing of Terraria publisher Re-Logic (details here), became the #1 Top Seller on Steam. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our own Pixel Piracy Beta Review Here and if you’re interested in supporting this game during its development then be sure to grab the Steam Early Access Version of the game which is currently available at a sale price of $10.04 (33% Off).

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Valve Hires UK Indie Creator Robert Briscoe (Developer Of Dear Esther On Steam)

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Robert Briscoe has made a statement today which echoed the sentiments of a developer who really enjoys the collaborative experience but has grown a business model based on the “small but effective” indie formula currently trending in the industry. After becoming established as the creative mind behind Dear Esther, Briscoe has saw fit to seek obtaining a US Work Visa (which is now approved successfully)  and will make the move to Seattle-based game industry headliner Valve Software soon.

Here is a quote from the developer which addresses going to a major company versus remaining indie:

“So I’ve decided I need a break from the solitary life I’ve been living these past years. I think I need to be around people for a while; A lot of my energy and enthusiasm comes from being in the presence of people, sharing different ideas, methods and techniques, different views, outlooks and inspirations, and mostly by just being out of my comfort zone (which I have very much slipped into).”

This move from Valve to take on board a clearly proven indie developer who may or may not have much experience working in groups on AAA games shows their willingness to innovate and take risks betting on the indie community that has time and time again proven themselves to be ahead of the curve with design ideas, work ethic, and creative commitment to originality and fun factor for the end-result product gamers face. Be sure to check out Dear Esther on Steam to support Briscoe during this transitional period if it happens to turn out that you like his game.

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Terraria Teams Up With Pixel Piracy! Full Publishing Deal + Development Collab Announced

Terraria Teams up With Pixel Piracy

Re-Logic and Quadro Delta have just dropped a megaton bomb of an announcement on the gaming industry! This deal sees the creators of Pixel Piracy becoming more empowered to control their own future than ever before as the team behind Terraria have stepped in as supporters and partners (as well as the official Publisher) of the Pixel Piracy vision.

The Pixel Piracy development team has been working closely with Re-Logic (creators of Terraria) on a cross-game experience collaboration. In addition to Re-Logic becoming publisher for development studio Quadro Delta’s upcoming final build of Pixel Piracy (due sometime around Q2 2014) there will also be exciting cross-over elements being announced soon such as Terraria weapons in Pixel Piracy, discounts on the game for those who already own Terraria, and a lot more!

Re-Logic has even gone as far as to get involved with development via lending the Pixel Piracy team a musician, scripter, sprite artist, and will also assist in post-production, marketing, and more.

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Quadro Delta, the very ambitious development team behind Pixel Piracy, released the following statement about this new deal and what it means to the studio:

”Working with Re-Logic will be an amazing opportunity to do Pixel Piracy justice. We feel that our collaboration with one of the world’s most prestigious independent studios will serve as a means to give our humble title the touches it needs to become a sincere contender in the gaming ring. We are honored by the opportunity, and will prove that it was an immensely positive choice.” – Vitali Kirpu, Lead Designer at Quadro Delta

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Re-Logic, the new publisher / collaborative studio for Pixel Piracy and well-known as the creators of Terraria, also released a statement about today’s announcement:

“We are really excited about what Vitali has done so far with Pixel Piracy.  We feel like the game is a good example of what the indie game community has to offer, and we want to do our part to make sure it gets the attention it deserves.” – Andrew Spinks, CEO of Re-Logic

Check out the following video released for the Re-Logic collaborative announcement:

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Don’t Starve (PC / PS4) Post-Mortem Review

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With the announcement of the Don’t Starve DLC Reign of Giants hinted to be coming out in August, perhaps a more in-depth look at the base game is needed for those unfamiliar with it. The game, recently released for the Playstation 4, is also available on Steam for $14.99.

Don’t Starve is a survival adventure game, where you must forage, gather, and hunt for resources. You start out as Wilson, a scientist, and over the course of the game you can unlock different characters, each with their own set of skills or items exclusive to them. On day one, the main objective is to gather enough wood to last the first night. Crafting tools from branches and stone is not too difficult, so you should be alright for a while. Yet, if you let your sanity deteriorate, the shadows will come after you. So not only are you fighting off hunger and beasts, you must always be wary of the tricks that the mind can play upon you.

There are three things that you have to keep track of; your hunger, your sanity, and your health. Seeing monsters, eating particular foods, and being in the dark will drain your sanity; while fire, certain foods, and picking flowers will help restore it. Health is affected by, of course, getting hurt and can be healed in a few ways. If you kill a spider or destroy a spider nest, you can get spider glands which, on their own, will heal a bit of health. However, if you craft the glands along with 2 Ash and 1 Rock, you’ll get a salve that will greatly heal your character. There are a variety of weapons and traps you can craft in order to catch different types of food to keep your belly full through the harsh summers and long winters, such as bird traps and fishing poles.

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If you like gathering, crafting, building, fighting monsters, games with dark humor, and just overall good games, I would definitely suggest you pick it up. Plus, there will soon be DLC for the game, introducing new elements that you must survive against. Reign of Giants is going to add new seasons, monsters, and items to the base game. There is no official release date as of yet, though it has been hinted to drop sometime in August, but a select few are beta testing it right now. Instead of just Summer and Winter, Autumn and Spring are thrown into the mix, adding more difficulty to the game as each season will undoubtedly feature their own unique setbacks. There are four trailers out for Reign of Giants, each focusing on a new season.

So gather your wits, sharpen your spear, and, above all, don’t starve!

Spring:

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Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

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