Total immersion is the best way to describe the feeling you have when watching the one minute and twenty second video trailer for 11 Bit Studios upcoming game This War Of Mine. The stunning visuals layered with the strikingly stirring music are a prelude for what is to come.
Mobile Gaming USA, a two day summit and expo held in San Francisco California, is quickly increasing in relevance, not only because of the burgeoning mobile gaming market, but because the expo has managed to attract some of the most prestigious members of the industry, including the likes of Unity Technologies CEO David Helgason and former CEO of Electronic Arts, John Riccitiello. However, what is most interesting about this expo is not its star studded guest list, but rather the surprising data that has been revealed during the summit.
Noodlecake Studios has released their newest game onto Android called Zombie Road Trip Trials. This particular game is a mix of arcade driving and physics-based gameplay that revolves around destorying zombies while you are driving. This can be done with weapons attached to your car, or perhaps using the car itself.
The Trials franchise has finally made its way to Android devices in the form of Trials: Frontier. For those of you not familiar with this series of games, the Trials franchises puts players in control of dirt bikes which they have to drive across some of the most ridiculously difficult tracks one can think up in their mind. This means plenty of crashes and plenty of attempts to make a single jump.
The Bomberman franchise has always been a popular one mainly because it is fun blowing up stuff, whether it be other players or the enemies within each level. A new game called Exploder 3D takes the Bomberman idea but ads a bit of an artistic flare to is through 3D rendered visuals. The interesting thing is this, the developer might not even be aware of the artistic merits this game has.
Gameloft has just revealed new screenshots of their upcoming franchise FPS Modern Combat 5: Blackout. Along with this, they have also divulged more information on the new additions of the game. These include a unified progression system, the addition of classes, and new gameplay mechanics among others.
Glu Mobile’s wildly popular high fantasy ARPG, Eternity Warriors 3, has been updated with an all new PvP mode. Players will now have the ability to crush their enemies and see them driven before them as they square off in arena based combat in order to earn points, seasonal awards and an ever coveted position atop the new worldwide leaderboards, once and for all proving what is best in life.
The point-and-click adventure game Pahelika: Secret Legends, was released on PC three years ago and received mostly favorable reviews. It was then ported to iOS back in March and is now making its way to Android later this week.
A new action-platformer game entitled Lynn and the Spirits of Inao was recently announced and is on its way to hit both Android and iOS platforms. Produced by indie developer Bloomylight Studio, Lynn and the Spirits of the Inao boasts a colorful and vibrant artistic rendition said to be influenced by Japanese artists Hayao Miyazaki and Shigeru Miyamoto (works include Spirited Away and Legend of Zelda, respectively).
Tower defense games are a dime a dozen, so normally their release isn't worth a news article. However, SteamPunk Tower has a unique take on the genre, and it isn't just that it takes place in everyone's favorite alternate geek reality.
Facebook buys Oculus Rift for $2 billion, Google buys Twitch.TV for $1 billion. This is certainly the time to be a gaming start up. Whilst many sites have spoken of this as a rumor Variety.com has reported that the deal has already been made. Either way, there's no smoke without fire, especially if the reports of Twitch turning down Microsoft in favor of Google are true.