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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Atari's Gravitar: Recharged is Now Available on PC, Switch, and Consoles

 


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Atari Gets Recharged Again with Gravitar: Recharged — Now Available on PC, Nintendo Switch, and Consoles 

Soar Through Galaxies to Find Your Way Home in the Latest Hypnotic Entry in Atari’s Ambitious Retro-Reimagined Series 

New York, NY (June 2, 2022) - Atari® — one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — today released the cosmic reimagining of an 80s hidden gem, Gravitar: Recharged. The latest addition to Atari’s successful Recharged series, Gravitar: Recharged revitalizes the original Gravitar with a shift from classic vector graphics to a more watercolor, painterly style as well as the implementation of more intricate gameplay and modernized gameplay features, like co-op and in-game power-ups, boosts, and more.
 

Available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Atari VCS, and PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store), Gravitar: Recharged brings players to the far reaches of space. Each galaxy has its own unique missions, with each challenge featuring varying levels of gravity, making gameplay as equally captivating as it is challenging. With visuals complemented by award-winning composer Megan McDuffee’s atmospheric score, Gravitar: Recharged gives players a sense of awe, perfectly merging moments of tranquility and suspense, just like its early ‘80s predecessor.

Watch the Gravitar: Recharged gameplay trailer here:

[YouTube] https://uberstrategist.link/Gravitar-RE-Announcement-YT
[Download] https://uberstrategist.link/Gravitar-RE-Announcement-DL

Gravitar: Recharged is a modern-day remake of a 1982 hidden treasure. Capturing the celestial fascination of deep space, Gravitar: Recharged captures the "rotate, thrust, and fire" action of Asteroids and Space Duel and melds it with the mind-bending gravity physics of Lunar Lander. Remembered fondly as a challenging arcade game, the original Gravitar captivated the interest of arcade aficionados but failed to become a commercial hit upon its initial release. Now, Atari has collaborated with developers Sneakybox and Adamvision Studios to breathe new life into the cult classic, exposing it to a new generation of players.

Gravitar: Recharged Key Features: 
  • Far from Home: Travel across the galaxy in arcade mode, visiting planets to progress through ever-more-challenging solar systems in a quest to get home
     
  • Explore, Triumph, Repeat: Take on 24 distinct missions, aiming to climb global leaderboards and assert yourself as the ultimate space adventurer
     
  • Powerful Power-Ups: Utilizing the tech at your disposal, make use of your tractor beam to grab power-ups including homing missiles and electrifying EMP disruptors 
     
  • Not so Lonely Anymore: No longer doomed to wander the universe alone, play with a partner in each game mode. Connect to your player two via a tether and work together to accomplish each goal and make your way home.
Gravitar: Recharged and the entirety of the Recharged series is made in collaboration with developers Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox. Award-winning artist and composer Megan McDuffee created the dreamy, spacey original soundtrack.

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About ATARI

Atari is an interactive entertainment company and an iconic gaming industry brand that transcends generations and audiences. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 unique games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris. Visit us online at www.Atari.com.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Critically-Acclaimed, Narrative Interactive Story Game, Lake, Available on Stadia Today, with a Physical Release on PS5 This Month

 


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Critically-Acclaimed Narrative Interactive Story Game Lake Now Available on Google Stadia and Gets a Physical Release for PS5 Later This Month
 

Help Plant Trees While Relaxing at Home in This Cozy, Slice-of-Life Story Driven Game About Delivering Mail
 
 
Erie, Pennsylvania (June 1, 2022) — Today, Whitethorn Games — publisher of indie hits like Wytchwood, Princess Farmer, and the recently released beekeeping sim APICO — alongside game developer Gamious are excited to announce that, Lake — their relaxing, critically acclaimed, interactive story game — is now available on Stadia via Stadio Pro. That’s not all —  publisher Perp Games are pleased to announce a June 21, 2022 release date for the physical edition of the game in North America. As well, Perp Games are committed to the planet and reducing their own carbon footprint to neutral, and they have joined forces with Eden Reforestation Project to plant two trees for every copy of the game sold.
 

Meredith Weiss deserves a break, and so do you. Travel back to 1986 and take on the role of 40-something-year-old Meredith — an overworked programmer at a software company — who leaves the fast-paced drudgery of her big city life and returns to her quiet, rustic hometown. During her two-week vacation in the beautiful lakeside community of Providence Oaks, Oregon, she’ll fill in for her dad — the local mail carrier — where she will not only deliver letters and parcels to new and old friendly faces but will also rekindle old friendships, make new ones, and maybe even find romance.
 
At the end of her vacation, will Meredith return to the big city and continue life as a work-a-holic programmer, or will she fall back in love and settle down in the beautiful Providence Oaks? It’s up to players to steer the story how they see fit in this slice-of-life interactive game.

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Key Features of Lake include:
  • Go Back to the Past: Travel back to 1986 and escape to a beautiful, rustic town that is free of the stresses from smartphones, the Internet, and social media.
     
  • Trading Places: Ditch that city life and desk job and go to drive your father's mail truck in rural Oregon, or kick up your feet and let auto-pilot do the work.
     
  • Work that 9-to-5: Choose from a variety of after-work activities that include hanging with friends, helping out your neighbors, or staying in with a good book. 
     
  • The Secret to my Success: Experience a branching story that doesn’t shy away from slice-of-life themes. Like life, there are no right or wrong answers.
 

 
Lake is available now on PC via Google Stadia, Steam, or Epic Games StorePlaystation 4, and Xbox X|S, with the Playstation 5 physical edition releasing on June 21, 2022. The Playstation 5 Lake physical edition (MSRB $29.99 USD) contains the full game on disc as well as a physical map of Providence Oaks. 
 
To learn more about Perp Games’ commitment to planting trees with the Eden Reforestation Project, click this link: https://www.edenproject.com/
 
To keep up with all things Lake, be sure to follow the game on Twitter, Facebook, and visit the official website

About Whitethorn Games

We’re an indie game publisher focusing on pleasant, cozy games that can be played in pieces, that require no special skills or knowledge, and that anyone can pick up and play. We’re believers in accessibility, inclusion, and widening the audience that gets to play. We like to consider ourselves the defenders of easy games. While our games might challenge you, they’ll respect your time, they’ll make sure you can play, and most importantly, they’ll never punish you. Learn more at https://whitethorngames.com/
 
About Gamious
 
We are Gamious, a game developer based in Haarlem, The Netherlands. A nice bunch of people who love to create original and accessible games with pure gameplay – games we love to play ourselves. You may know us from our games Turmoil, Lines, and Lake. Check out our website: https://www.gamious.com/
 
About Perp Games
 
Perp Games is a global video games publisher, with a proud track record of publishing award-winning titles, exciting indie games, and some of the world's most recognized franchises, from the most talented studios. Perp Games is an established and recognized global force in entertainment, bringing extraordinary and exciting games to market, across multiple formats and media.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Expand the Aerial Adventure in Sphere: Flying City's Latest Update (PC)

 

Prepare for a full-on atmospheric adventure! Today, esteemed indie publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Hexagon Sphere Games are elated to announce a brand new Early Access update for sci-fi simulation Sphere - Flying Cities. Titled “Story Phase II," this update adds fresh, narrative-driven content, expanding the story of the post-apocalyptic skyscape's denizens and delving deeper into their struggle for survival. Continue to build, fortify, and expand above the horizon of Earth’s destroyed surface in what is humanity’s last stand among the clouds.


Along with the addition of new story missions to embark on, the studio has another exciting announcement: Sphere - Flying Cities will be soaring out of Early Access this fall! The full release is slated for September of this year, and those of you curious about future Early Access updates can find more details in the Steam Roadmap. We also invite you to check out the latest Devlog #3 ‘Tech-tree redesign and more Quality of Life Improvements’ to learn more about Sphere’s development.

Compared to other sky faring, city-building strategy games such as Airborne Kingdom, Sphere - Flying Cities is characterized by its use of anti-gravity technology and its setting in a world destroyed by the planet’s moon. Based on the novel “Cities in Flight” by James Blish, Sphere’s focus on technology is an elementary part of the gameplay. Each decision made must weigh the lives of the last remnants of society at play, with one wrong move leading to potentially devastating consequences.


Key Features of Sphere - Flying Cities in Early Access: 
  • A City in the Clouds: Construct your city with numerous retro-futuristic buildings, utilize the resources available from the unique sky-vironment, and send out drones to harvest (sometimes rare!) resources and repair buildings to keep everyone’s head in the clouds
     
  • The Sky’s the Limit: The anti-gravity device and its deflector-shield are the only things protecting the city from (un)natural disasters; maintaining it means the difference between life and certain doom
     
  • For the Greater Good: Assuring the safety of your city’s denizens is of paramount importance — tend to their needs by supplying food, healthcare, and shelter, as well as undergoing rescue missions. However, keep in mind that you won’t be able to save every building – nor every colonist.
     
  • Write Your Own Story: Each decision you make, turn you take, and building you create chronicles your own narrative in this compelling near-apocalypse scenario. Define your experience by the paths you follow and determine how your city’s story ends.
Developed by Hexagon Sphere Games and published by Assemble Entertainment, Sphere - Flying Cities is available now on Steam Early Access and GOG for $17.99 USD. Learn more and add the game to your wishlist here.  

Keeping in line with their philanthropic nature, Assemble Entertainment has partnered with Atmosfair, an environmental development organization that focuses on clean energy climate protection projects, to offer a unique Save the World edition of the game. Including a mini-artbook and in-game cosmetics, a portion of this edition’s profits go directly to the charity.

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