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Just in time for last-minute Holiday shoppers, the ultra portable console from PlayJam known as GameStick made its way onto store shelves at UK retailer GAME this past Friday. Currently priced at £79.99, GameStick aims to provide affordable, high-quality gaming for gamers of every skill level. The team at PlayJam worked with thousands of indie game developers to create a platform that brings familiar mobile price tiers to the console space.
GameStick was initially scheduled to launch earlier this year, but was delayed after early reviews from critics and the Kickstarter backer community confirmed that the console needed a little more fine tuning before a full release. On the subject of releasing the console in such close proximity to Microsoft and Sony’s latest offerings, PlayJam CEO Jasper Smith stated that, “being honest, we could have had less daunting rivals vying for shelf space. But we do have the added advantage of being in stock and aimed at a very different audience to your typical core gamer so we welcome the challenge!” Available now in the UK courtesy of GAME , GameStick can be purchased stateside from GameStop at the current price of $79.99. Additional accessories include a docking station, extra controllers for games that support multiplayer, and carrying cases. Complete details about the console, as well as a full list of supported games, can be found on the official GameStick website.
Yesterday Gamieon released their latest title, Domino Arena on PC, Android, and iOS. Domino Arena is a multiplayer strategy game that pits the player against others (online or around a table) in a battle for domino supremacy.
The whole concept of Domino Arena is for players to paint as many dominos their color as possible. The strategy comes in the way players only have one minute to paint as many dominos their color as possible, and with up to four players this game can turn into a hectic free-for-all very quickly.
The full game comes with twenty levels, and global leaderboards.
It’s interesting to see Gamieon take the classic game digital and actually make it into a fast paced competitive title. This is the fourth mobile game released by Gamieon, and they hope to build on their already popular other titles.
Domino Arena can be downloaded from the Play store, iTunes, or played on PC via Gamesjolt or Kongregate. The mobile/ tablet version can be upgraded for just $0.99 from the single player trial to the full multiplayer version with eight additional single player levels.
Today marks the launch of the Huge Seal sale, a discount put together by Frozenbyte Games (the devs behind the Trine game series). The Huge Seal sale is a bit different than the average indie game sale, which typically involves a bundle of games. In this sale, buyers select five indie games to which they would like Steam coupon codes for. Once the five games are selected, the website generates the appropriate coupon code, which the buyer can than enter into their Steam account. The coupon is then added into the inventory of that Steam user, and will automatically deduct from the price, before the purchase is finalized.
“Buy 3 discounted games, get a random one for free”
As a twist, for every three games which are bought with the coupon codes, the website generates a Steam key for the full version of a game included within the promotion. So basically: buy three discounted games, get a random one for free. The code may be for a game that is already owned, in which case it may be handy to have a friend or two to trade codes around with. (Feel free to stop by our forums’ new Game Trading thread and see if anyone is looking to trade!)
Last year Frozenbyte Games assembled an equally unique sale, which took the form of the Autumn Seal sale, where buyers used a slot machine and a bit of luck, to acquire Steam discount codes.
The list of games available in the Huge Seal promotion are:
Antichamber by Alexander Bruce
Cubetractor by Ludochip
Death Rally by Remedy
EDGE, RUSH, Toki Tori, Toki Tori 2+ by Two Tribes
Element4l by I-Illusions
Frozen Synapse by Mode 7 Games
FTL: Faster Than Light by Subset Games
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord by Black Forest Games
Jamestown by Final Form Games
La-Mulana by NIGORO
Legend of Grimrock by Almost Human Games
Mark of the Ninja by Klei Entertainment
Monaco: What’s yours is mine by Pocketwatch Games
Mutant Blobs Attack! By Drinkbox Studios
Reus by Abbey Games
Rochard by Recoil Games
Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Trine, Trine 2: Complete Story by Frozenbyte
Skulls of the Shogun by 17-BIT
Spacechem by Zachatronics Industries
Stealth Bastard Deluxe by Curve Studios
Swords & Soldiers, Awesomenauts by Ronimo Games
Terraria by Re-Logic
The Swapper by Facepalm Games
Thomas Was Alone by Mike Bithell
Time Gentlemen, Please! + Ben There, Dan That! By Size Five Games
Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers by Black Pants Game Studio
Universe Sandbox by Giant Army
The discount lasts through November 24th, with the coupon codes lasting through the 25th. Having a Steam account is necessary to take advantage of this promotion.
Many years ago now, almost 14 actually Firaxis and EA released a turn-based strategy game that departed from the traditional Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise and embraced the new horizons of space just in time for the millennium in Alpha Centauri.
Despite how well Alpha Centauri was received back in the late nineties there has been no sequel or even talk of one from EA or Firaxis, yet again another EA title lost in the ether…until now.
Just last week independent development studio Proxy Studio released their latest game Pandora: First Contact the first true spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri.
Set in the distant future, many factions have risen bringing with them their own ideologies and governments. After years of conflict, the search for a new home began. The planet, Pandora, turns out to be a suitable host.
On Pandora players must guide their faction to power either through conquest or diplomacy as the struggle to survive on the alien planet pans out.
On this new world players decide the fate of their colonies as they found new cities, forge alliances, and work in harmony with nature or use nature’s bounty solely to further their cause as an industrial powerhouse.
Along the way, players can expect to find all manner of alien artifacts to further assist their cause while experiencing a deep technology tree coupled with city management tools, all allowing the player to build up their galactic empire.
Pandora: First Contact can be purchased digitally or as a boxed game for $29.99 (digital) or $44.99 (boxed+download) from the Slitherine site.
Misfit Children Games has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for their twin-stick shooter Archive. The game has been in development for over two years, and is finally nearing release. There are a number of rewards available for backers, including the ever-popular digital copy of the game when it’s finished. Some of the higher tiers let backers work with the team to design an entire level for the game.
In Archive, gamers play as the Codex, an AI built into a small ship. Players can place various weapons on their ship and change where they’re located. The game features a branching tech tree to explore, which gives players a large handful of options for weapons. The enemy spawning AI morphs depending on the preferred playstyle of the player. Misfit Children Games says they were inspired by Left 4 Dead’s AI director, and implemented something similar in their engine for Archive.
Not much has been revealed about the story of the game, but interestingly enough, the team is choosing a Hindu theme for the story, inspired by a text called the Bhagavad Gita. They also left potential backers with quite a teaser: “The fundamental question of Archive is this: after you die, which is more valuable? A perfect record of your life made by a stranger, or the imperfect memories you record yourself?