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Monday, May 23, 2022

Sword in Hand, Battle through Spacetime in New XEL Demo - Now on Steam

It’s time to embark on an adventure where uncovering your memories is as wondrous and exciting as exploring the alien world on which you’ve crash-landed. From publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Tiny Roar, the 3D sci-fi fantasy XEL is now on Steam with its very first demo. Jump into the action and get a taste of the adventure awaiting players on PC and Nintendo Switch this summer. 


In XEL, you’ll take the leading role as Reid, an amnesiac traveler stranded in a mysterious world where only a painfully deep dive into her subconscious will unlock the knowledge needed to find her way out. The ability to jump through space and time doesn’t hurt, either! A love letter to classic Zelda titles, XEL melds sci-fi fantasy with the familiarity of old-school dungeon exploration, creating a marvelously enigmatic world full of challenging puzzles, fiendish boss battles, and brimming with witty characters.
 
See XEL in action in the newest teaser trailer: 
YouTube | Download

Presented during Steam’s Indie Live Expo 2022, the newly released demo showcases the first 30 minutes of the highly anticipated adventure, including an exciting look into the first mini boss fight against the menacing “Overseer.” Paired with Chap, her spunky and spirited sentient mechanical companion, Reid confronts armies of robotic enemies, as well as her own cryptic past. What is her connection to this perplexing world, and how can she regain the memories she’s lost?


Key Features of XEL Include: 
  • Old School Meets New School: Retro meets modern in a classic top-down RPG gameplay style, and a well-crafted combat system comprised of different attacks, dodging, parrying, and clever gadgets
     
  • Adventure Through Space and Time: Explore the mysterious world of XEL and uncover its dark past, utilizing mind-bending time travel to unlock the secrets of the mysterious land
     
  • A Timeless Audiovisual Experience: Composed by Gidon Wolff, XEL offers a timeless soundtrack complemented by vibrant visuals, handcrafted by a passionate indie team
XEL is available summer 2022 on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam and GOG. The verdant adventure will launch on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Playstation 4/5 later this year. Want to learn more about XEL? Find more in-depth details in the latest Devlog #3 ‘Gadgets, Concepts and Inspiration’ on Steam.

Stay tuned to XEL’s development by following developer Tiny Roar on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

This Beat’s About to Drop — Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game The Adventures of Walker King To Launch on PC This May


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

This Beat’s About to Drop — Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game The Adventures of Walker King To Launch on PC This May
 
Explore Multiple Timelines, Diverse Endings, and Climb Your Way Up to the Top of the Charts This Month
 
Los Angeles, California (May 17, 2022) — Today, publisher Interactive Films invites you to put your hands in the air as they announce a May 31 PC release date for their inaugural full-motion video (FMV) choose-your-own-adventure game, The Adventures of Walker King. Join Walker King — a burgeoning DJ recently kicked out of boarding school — and help him make pivotal decisions as he discovers his path and navigates relationships during his rise to stardom.  
 

Walker King had an ideal life from the outside — a home in the Hollywood Hills with celebrity parents and a top-tier education at a prestigious boarding school — yet the quiet, unassuming life he craves eludes him. Seeking refuge in his one true passion, music, Walker develops two online DJ personas, streaming sick beats to droves of fans under the monikers DJ NO1 and DJ XMIX. As DJ NO1’s streams find viral success, the disruption results in Walker’s expulsion from boarding school. Now, he must begin a life of his own, but can he do so without revealing his secret identity?

“We’re thrilled to unveil The Adventures of Walker King to the world,” said the Executive Producer of The Adventures of Walker King at Interactive Films. “We’re incredibly proud of the performances from the actors, who truly bring the story to life. We know that fans of choose-your-own-adventure games, music, and engrossing stories will truly vibe with our first title.”  

Watch the trailer below:

[YouTube] https://uberstrategist.link/AWK-ComingSoon-YT
[Download] https://uberstrategist.link/AWK-ComingSoon-DL

From finding love, to forging strong friendships, to finding the right shows, The Adventures of Walker King invites you to take on the role of Walker and make crucial decisions, each with its own benefits and consequences. Explore alternate timelines and paths as each choice unlocks multiple outcomes to Walker's story. With secrets to uncover and fame to pursue, it is up to you to help this rising star reach the top and live the life of his dreams. 

 
Key Features:
  • Putting the Action Into Live Action: Fully acted and voiced scenes featuring performances from veteran actors, including Aidan Walsh, Dawson Bowie, Julia Small, and Alli Albrecht, create an immersive live-action interactive movie experience. Your choices directly affect the plot, so choose wisely.
     
  • Disrupt the Timeline: Four branching alternate timeline paths, each with multiple endings, invite you to explore the different lives of Walker King. Will he choose to follow his heart and find true romance or pursue a path towards stardom? The choice is yours.
     
  • Reach the Top of the Charts: Track your progress to reach 100% completion for each path and unlock achievements to trigger secret endings, hidden scenarios, and unlock bloopers, behind-the-scenes instances, and a bonus video! 
The Adventures of Walker King will be available for Windows PC via Steam on May 31, 2022.
 
To keep up to date with the latest news about The Adventures of Walker King, follow Interactive Studios on Twitter, Facebook, and Steam, and visit Interactive Film’s official website.
 
A press kit, including logos, trailers, and screenshots, can be found here: https://uberstrategist.link/AWK-PressKit.
 
About Interactive Films
 
Interactive Films is a rising publisher in the FMV genre that was founded in 2021. The Adventures of Walker King is the first fully released game for the LA-based publisher, and they are investing heavily in bringing more FMV and choose-your-own-adventure style games to market. Visit: interactive-films.com.

Friday, May 20, 2022

APICO, the Laidback Beekeeping Sim from Whitethorn Games and TNgineers, is Available Now, and Everyone is Abuzz for World Bee Day

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APICO, the Laidback Beekeeping Sim from Whitethorn Games and TNgineers, is Available Now, and Everyone is Abuzz for World Bee Day

Every Purchase of APICO Supports Beekeeping and Bee Conservation Efforts Around the World

Erie, Pennsylvania (May 20, 2022) — The worker bees at Whitethorn Games — publisher of indie hits such as Wytchwood, Lake, and Princess Farmer — and bee-veloper TNgineers, are proud to announce that APICO, the semi-educational laidback beekeeping sim, is available now on PC! The game uses real-life apiculture (the technical term for beekeeping) and floriculture (the cultivation of flowers) methods in its gameplay in order to teach players about the importance of beekeeping to the ecosystem. 

Today is World Bee Day, and to promote the importance of bee conservation, a portion of APICO’s sales will bee donated towards national and international bee, beekeeping, and wild bee conservation charities. Ell and Jamie at TNgineers are encouraging players to help save the bees in whatever ways they can, big or small. This includes donating to worthwhile bee-related causes, purchasing products made with sustainable agricultural practices, letting patches of garden grow wild to allow wildflowers to grow, and simply raising awareness among those around them.


“There was no better time to release APICO than on World Bee Day,” said Dr. Matthew White, CEO of Whitethorn Games. “We hope that everyone who plays the game will take its message about bee conservation to heart, and help bring more awareness to this important issue.”

“Our thanks goes out to Whitethorn Games and all the players who tried the demo and wishlisted the game for supporting our efforts,” said Ell, co-founder of TNgineers. “APICO is finally out, and we hope that its message spreads far and wide.”


 
To learn more about how APICO and TNgineers are supporting bee conservation efforts, and if you’d like to help as well, visit http://apico.buzz/savethebees/

Watch the launch trailer below:

[YouTube] https://uberstrategist.link/APICO-Launch-Trailer-YT
[Download] https://uberstrategist.link/APICO-Launch-Trailer-DL

Combining resource gathering, biology, and minigames with ideas from both real-life and fantasy beekeeping and gardening, APICO will teach players about the ins-and-outs of maintaining a healthy hive and the importance of our irreplaceable pollinating pals. The islands of APICO were once abuzz with different species of bees, and it’s up to players to rediscover lost species, cross-breed new ones, and repopulate each unique bee-ome. Progressing further into the game may also uncover some forgotten secrets. But that’s none of our beeswax.

Key Features of APICO include:
  • Breaking into Hives: It’s not as bad as it sounds! Collect materials, craft tools, and play fun beekeeping minigames to help rehome bees before releasing them back into the wild. 
     
  • It Takes a Colony: Breed, collect, and conserve over 30 species of bees, like the Common Bee, the Forest Bee, and the Verge Bee. They’re all Queens in our book.
     
  • Bee2C Marketing: Fund the family business by making and selling honey, Apicola, and other beekeeping products. You’ll be a bee-llionaire in no time!
     
  • Cross-Pollination: Cross play with up to four players, regardless of where you purchase the game. Bees who work together, stay together!
APICO is now available on PC via Steam, itch.io, GameJolt, the Epic Games Store, Utomik, and Humble Store, for $19.99 USD, with a simultaneous console release following soon after. 

To keep up with all things APICO, bee sure to follow the game on Twitter, Twitch, and Guilded, join the colony on Discord, 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 TNgineers

TNgineers was formed in 2020 when brothers Ell and Jamie decided to develop their own projects based on their love of casual and crafting games. Their goal is to design games that are relaxing, intriguing, and semi-educational. Ell builds nice things, and Jamie makes sure he breaks them. Learn more about TNgineers and their first game APICO, by visiting https://apico.buzz.

Post-Apocalypse Survival Sim Endzone - A World Apart: Survivor Edition is Now Available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

 

 
Post-Apocalypse Survival Sim Endzone - A World Apart: Survivor Edition is Now Available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

Raise Society from the Nuclear Ash and Rebuild Mankind Pitted Against an Unforgiving Environmental Massacre

Wiesbaden, Germany (May 19, 2022) - Today, publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer Gentlymad Studio proudly launch the massively popular Endzone - A World Apart on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, aptly titled Survivor Edition, including Endzone’s first game-enriching DLC called “Prosperity.” Brave the destroyed surface of the Earth and rebuild a semblance of home for the world’s last remaining humans — or die trying. 


Steeped in a world poisoned with radiation following a worldwide nuclear disaster, Endzone - A World Apart tasks players with a monumental responsibility: build a civilization and maintain the wellbeing of Earth’s last remaining human colony. Much like its genre peers such as Surviving Mars, Frostpunk, or Surviving the Aftermath, players will use the tools at their disposal to build housing structures, develop a functioning electrical system, and maintain stable water and food supplies. Much unlike its competitors, Endzone - A World Apart won’t see players face off against ghastly ghouls and irradiated monstrosities. Instead, violent weather events—such as sandstorms and drought—seek to destroy.

Watch the Endzone - A World Apart: Survivor Edition launch trailer here:

[YouTube] https://uberstrategist.link/Endzone-Survivor-Edition-Launch-Trailer-YT
[Download] https://uberstrategist.link/Endzone-Survivor-Edition-Launch-Trailer-DL

Boasting over 5,000 positive reviews on SteamEndzone - A World Apart is a lauded addition to the survival sim genre and blends the best of post-apocalyptic survival and city-building, delivering a challenging yet rewarding redemption-style gameplay experience that demands intuition and skill. With the release of the Survivor Edition, the dystopian survival-sim is now available to a whole new class of (console) survival specialists. 


Key Features of Endzone’s Console Release Include: 
  • Full UI overhaul: Specially geared to controllers – provides for a comfortable and up-to-date gameplay experience for current-gen consoles
     
  • A Bustling Community: The settlement is rarely quiet or dull; fulfill over 90 side missions, all of which are rich in variety and cater to the various needs of your community’s inhabitants
     
  • Build, Expand, Survive: With more than 90 different buildings to construct and   maintain, including power stations, shelters, water treatment plants, and, unfortunately, cemeteries, colony architects have a vast selection of structures from which to create a flourishing community
     
  • Can’t We Order In?: To get fresh supplies and learn new information, scouting parties must engage in Expeditions — which involves leaving the safety of the colony and   venturing out into the dangerous wasteland to scavenge valuable resources
     
  • Dynamic Radiation Simulator: Keep those iodine pills handy, as Endzone features realistic radiation and humidity values that force players to take into account important details about the soil in which they grow their crops
Endzone - A World Apart: Survivor Edition is available now on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S for $49.99 USD. Thanks to a collaboration with Koch Media, a leading global publishing partner, a physical PlayStation 5 retail version is also available for $49.99, as well as on Amazon exclusively in Europe. 

For the latest up-to-date news about Endzone - A World Apart, follow Assemble Entertainment on TwitterInstagram, “like” on Facebook, and join the official Assemble Discord server.  

About Assemble Entertainment

Founded in 2016 and based in Wiesbaden, Germany, Assemble Entertainment is an independent games developer best known for the survival city-builder Endzone - A World Apart, that challenges players to survive and thrive following an environmental apocalypse, and the modernized Leisure Suit Larry series, featuring two new entries in the iconic decades-spanning saga. 

Despite the company's short history, Assemble Entertainment has won the German Developer Award twice — in 2020 and 2021— in the category "Best Publisher”. Assemble Entertainment organizes GermanDevDays, an annual conference held in Frankfurt, Germany since 2016 that attracts more than 1,100 attendees from across the German-speaking video game development industry. The event also includes the GermanDevDays Indie Award, where indie development teams across Germany can participate in varying categories to win a cash prize for their projects. The event is hosted by Stefan Marcinek, CEO and Founder of Assemble Entertainment. More on www.germandevdays.com and www.assemble-entertainment.com.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Comic Con Revolution 2022: Only 2 Days Until CCR - Save Time & Pick Up Badges This Friday!

 Comic Con Revolution 2022

COMIC CON REVOLUTION RETURNS IN ONLY TWO DAYS!

Check Out Our Full Program Guide and Pick Up Your Badges Early!

Just release: Today you can get a look at the entire Comic Con Revolution 2022 Program Guide with maps, guests, info, programming details and more.

Download your copy by clicking here!

Save time at registration this weekend by picking up your badges early.

This Friday May 20th from 3pm to 6pm you can pick up your badge at the South Plaza. When you arrive at the show later this weekend you can head to the North Entrance where only attendees with badges are allowed to enter.

Don't miss The Inland Empire's premiere Family Fun destination. We've got something for everyone and as always, kids 12 & under are free with an adult ticket!

Comic Con Revolution features artists, writers, celebrities, cosplayers, wrestlers, voice actors, animation professionals, panels, contests, comics, toys, games, food trucks, laser tag and so much more.

For tickets Click Here!

Tell your friends, bring the kids, don't miss out on this great local family owned and operated community event.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Not Required by State of California

Please be aware that as of April 1, 2022 the state of California lifted mandates on large events. Proof of vaccine or negative tests are no longer required for entry into Comic Con Revolution. Masks are recommended but also not required.

 


For more information about Comic Con Revolution go to CCROnt.com
For tickets go to CCRTix.com

Meet the New Races Coming to OGame Prior to the Lifeforms Expansion Drop

To coincide with the 20th anniversary of the classic sci-fi strategy MMO OGame, plus its upcoming release on mobile platforms, publisher Gameforge is excited to share a brief overview of the expansion. This massive content release introduces four species into the universe of OGame and opens up countless new strategies for players to explore, with new buildings, technologies, and actions specific to each race. Below you will find a brief description and overview of each species available at launch — Humans, Rock’tal, Mechas, and Kaelesh — each with their own unique strengths that provide new and exciting ways to explore the galaxy in OGame.

The Lifeforms expansion is currently available on Public Test Servers (PTS) and will be launched for free this summer. As the community continues to deliver valuable feedback through the PTS, the team will continue to discuss and implement balancing and optimization changes that may slightly alter the Lifeforms expansion by the time it is finally released. The information below is current, but may be subject to change by the time of release! 

 


Humans

In the mid-21st century, humanity unlocked the potential of hyperdrive technology and was finally able to explore the furthest reaches of space. Over generations, humans spread throughout the universe, settling on countless planets, and becoming the most commonly encountered lifeform in certain quadrants. Humans have earned themselves a reputation as reliable traders, and they maintain good commercial relations with various other species. A balanced lifeform, they can rapidly exploit natural resources, are equipped with competent military technologies, and place great store in research. Through terraforming planets, they are capable of constructing more buildings and know how to defend themselves when under attack.

Humans are a lifeform with a wide range of skills, including the unique ability to detect other lifeforms. Their food production and population growth are balanced, and they increase resource production on all planets. Humans do not enhance any class bonuses. 


Rock'tal

The natural habitat of the Rock’tal consists of planetoids close to the sun that would be uninhabitable for other species. Their stony exteriors and slow metabolisms make them resilient to living in conditions that few others could ever call home. For centuries Rock’tal have lived on minerals which they exploit as their primary source of nutrition, and they became specialists in the techniques of mining ores and minerals to safeguard their very survival. Since the Rock’tal never become estranged from their natural environments, they are capable of constructing buildings quickly, cheaply, and efficiently. They are also highly effective at resource acquisition.

The Rock’tal are specialists in the techniques of mining resources. Their ships possess increased cargo capacities and are therefore more efficient at transporting goods. However, compared to other lifeforms their population grows less quickly and their food production is reduced. Rock’tal enhance the Collector class bonus. 


Mecha

Mechas are AI that can replicate themselves faster than any other known lifeforms. They communicate via an artificial neural network, providing them with enhanced capabilities and improved combat strategies. A lack of emotional modules in their AI makes Mechas unrestricted by moral deliberations, and the controller AI in the network is constantly on the hunt for new opportunities for conquest and exploitation. Other species fear the Mechas’ superior military technology, and for good reason: their fleets are swiftly constructed, equipped with sophisticated weapons systems, and constantly kept in good repair with nanobots.

Mechas can reproduce faster than any other species and their superior fleet is constructed swiftly. 


Kaelesh

The origins of the Kaelesh lie in the stars: they are born in the safety of the fabric between space and time. They travel through the cosmos in search of their own kind, covering many light-years, settling on planets inhabited by other Kaelesh once they reach a certain age. Before settling on a planet, however, they must pass a test before the Council of Unity. The Kaelesh use their metaphysical properties in their exploration of the universe, and as a result of the many galactic secrets they have already unlocked, they have made great leaps and bounds in their technological advancement. The Kaelesh are renowned for their effective exploration missions and their ability to see far into the depths of space.

Kaelesh are specialists at researching the universe, meaning they can significantly reduce the duration of expeditions, and their expeditions are successful more frequently. Additionally, they are less likely to lose expedition fleets. They only have a minimal need for food and have faster access to their tech tree. Kaelesh enhance the Discoverer class bonus. 

All bonuses gained from buildings are limited to the planet they were built on. If a player has a building that increases lifeform growth, only the growth on that one planet is increased.

On the other hand, all bonuses gained from any tech tree that the player has unlocked are universal and work for all planets the player owns. If a player has the same species across multiple planets with the same tech research, then all research is added up. Every planet can have a unique setup of lifeforms, buildings, and tech research.

Created by Gameforge CEO Alexander Rösner and originally released on October 3rd, 2002, OGame is one of the space-themed MMO genre’s longest-running games that, to date, has over 100 million registered players worldwide. Everything starts with the foundation of a small colony on an uninhabited planet. Harnessing the resources of this new home, players research new technologies and construct a powerful fleet to carry their authority out into the stars. Players can expand their galactic empires by colonizing planets, forging tactical alliances, or taking on other players. Launch unprecedented expeditions of conquest, and subjugate galaxy after galaxy, on a quest to become the most powerful ruler in the universe!

OGame is available for Windows PC via the Gameforge Client and is available in 26 languages. The game will also become available for Android mobile devices via Google Play and iOS mobile devices via the Apple Store later this year, and players can take part in the Closed Beta starting May 31st, 2022.

To stay up to date, be sure to follow OGame on DiscordFacebookTwitterYouTube, or visit the official Gameforge website.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Comic Con Revolution 2022: ONLY 3 Days Until CCR, Full 2022 Program Released, Badge Pick Up Options!

 

ONLY 3 DAYS UNTIL CCR!
Check Out Our Full Program Guide and Pick Up Your Badges Early!


Just released: Today you can get a look at the entire Comic Con Revolution 2022 Program Guide with maps, guests, info, programming details and more.

Download your copy by clicking here!

Save time at registration this weekend by picking up your badges early.

This Friday May 20th from 3pm to 6pm you can pick up your badge at the South Plaza.

When you arrive at the show this weekend you can head to the North Entrance where only attendees with badges are allowed to enter.

Don't miss The Inland Empire's premiere Family Fun destination. We've got something for everyone and as always, kids 12 & under are free with an adult ticket!

Comic Con Revolution features artists, writers, celebrities, cosplayers, wrestlers, voice actors, animation professionals, panels, contests, comics, toys, games, food trucks, laser tag and so much more.


For tickets Click Here!

Tell your friends, bring the kids, don't miss out on this great local family owned and operated community event.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Not Required by State of California

Please be aware that as of April 1, 2022 the state of California lifted mandates on large events. Proof of vaccine or negative tests are no longer required for entry into Comic Con Revolution. Masks are recommended but also not required.

 


For more information about Comic Con Revolution go to CCROnt.com
For tickets go to CCRTix.com

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