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Building Levels Pt. 3 - Generating Levels

Mod DB's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:52am

Each week, we publish an entry in our developer's blog on our website. Today, we'll be posting our second entry in our three part series on how we build levels.

Nightfall New Competitive Mode and Some News

Mod DB's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 7:35am

Nightfall New Competitive Mode and Some News about whats going on.

Hop 'n Frog - Arcade ZX Spectrum release based on a classic! (+Review)

Indie Retro News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 3:46am

When I was growing up I really loved playing the 1981 Arcade game of Frogger by Konami. It had loads of charm, great gameplay for kids and it really made you feel for the safety of those little green frogs as they hopped their way across a busy road, then across a river of logs and Crocodiles to get to the other side. So when Gabriele Amore announced on the World of Spectrum forums about 'Hop 'N Frog' which is heavily inspired by Frogger, but for the ZX Spectrum, I just had have a go!

Released yesterday and developed using AGD, Hop 'n Frog most certainly stands out as a Frogger style of game. Unlike the original which requires you to hop upwards across a busy road, then a river and towards the end with enemies coming from the sides. In this homebrew release, you have multiple pathways and a river separated between each, which requires you to hop over or avoid enemies that come down the path from top to bottom. Once your Frog reaches the top, you must use another frog to hop over the water and reach the empty slot next to the previous one.  Once all the top areas are filled with frogs you've completed the level.

It really is that simple to understand, so much so that kids as young as 5 could probably play this game and actually enjoy it. So what do I think of it? Well I think it's great! I like the simplistic level detail, the enemy pixels, the colours, the ease of the game play and when holding down the M button, watching your little frog hop ever further over an enemy puts a smile on my face. The only downside to the game while using the emulator Spectaculator, is at no point did I hear any music. With music in the game and the main menu, I'd rate this game as PERFECT!

Hop 'N Frog is completely free to download and play, so if you've got kids, show them this game.

Links :

1) Discussion
2) Download

Satellite Reign - Spiritual successor to Syndicate released on GOG and Steam!

Indie Retro News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:40am

Grand news today as 5 Lives Studios have informed us of the release of 'Satellite Reign', which is now available to buy on GOG, Humble and Steam. Over 2 years since their successful Kickstarter campaign. and many days through the early access program. 'Satellite Reign' is a spiritual successor to the Syndicate Series and the same creator behind Syndicate Wars, which was originally released by Bullfrog Productions in the 1990's and in my opinion was some of the greatest games I have ever played.

Once again following that brilliant Syndicate Wars vibe; a real time, class-based strategy game. You control a team of four agents, each with distinct and unique abilities, collectively battling for control of a simulated, living cyberpunk city through rain-soaked, neon-lit streets. From Assassination, infiltration and exploration, to new weaponry and upgrades - this a spiritual successor that doesn't just have gorgeous sci-fi detail, but the game is one big playground, whereby you can play by your own destructive rules.

Available to buy today, for PC, MAC and Linux!

Links :

1) GOG
2) Steam
3) Humble
4) Twitter
5) Website

"Force Awakens" Clip Teases New Trailer?

Dark Horizons - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:47am

The official Instagram account for "Star Wars" has posted a 15-second tease of footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" including shots not previously seen in the two earlier trailers.

There's nothing attached to the clip in terms of discussing why it is being shown, but it seems to suggest that the next trailer for the film could be dropping very soon? The video certainly demonstrates Instagram's newly introduced landscape and portrait orientation options for photos and videos.

There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am PDT

Also today the official Twitter account for "Star Wars" has shown off the first concept art from the 'Battle of Jakku' DLC in the upcoming "Star Wars: Battlefront" game. The scene ties into 'The Force Awakens' with the desert planet Jakku being the one seen in the movie and the trailers so far.

The first visualization of The Battle of Jakku for #StarWarsBattlefront from @EAStarWars.

— Star Wars Games (@StarWarsGames) August 27, 2015

Company of Heroes Series Free Weekend

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
Steam News announces a free weekend is underway for the entire Company of Heroes franchise, coinciding with a sale on the World War II real-time strategy series. Here's the deal: In celebration of...

Mount & Blade: Warband Free Weekend

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
There's more free gameplay to be found on Steam this weekend, as Steam News announces this is also a free weekend for Mount & Blade: Warband and its expansions. Here's word:Play Mount & Blade:...

Rocket League OS X and SteamOS Plans

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
Indie developer Psyonix announces plans for OS X and SteamOS editions of Rocket League, saying these ports of the motorized sports game should arrive by the end of this year. "We're extremely excited...

GeForce Windows 10 Hotfix

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
NVIDIA now offers a new GeForce Hotfix driver 355.80 for users with SLI rigs (thanks PC Gamer). Word is: "Excessive virtual memory consumption for SLI configurations running Windows 10."

More on Heroes of the Storm Rankings

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
A post on has more follow-up on placement matches in Heroes of the Storm following a recent comment from Blizzard saying they would investigate complaints of irregularities. They describe...

Fistful of Gun Next Month

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
Though it was just announced a few days ago, Devolver Digital now announces September 24th is the release date for Fistful of Gun, the upcoming top-down western shooter from developer Farmergnome....

Calvino Noir Released

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
Calvino Noir is now available on Steam. offering the Windows and OS X editions of this noir stealth platformer that's also now available for PS4 and iOS. A new release trailer shows off the game's...

Just Cause 3 Video Diary

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
This video is a new developer diary for Just Cause 3, where the developers at Avalanche Studios discuss the next installment in their over-the-top action series. They also note this will be another...

Bombshell PAX Prime Trailer

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment announce plans to show off Bombshell this weekend at PAX Prime, offering attendees the chance to get their hands on the upcoming action/RPG. The rest of us can...

Total War: WARHAMMER Units Video

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
This video shows off a couple of units from Total War: WARHAMMER with an introduction to three Dwarfen melee characters. Here's word: "This video focuses on Longbeards, Ironbreakers and Hammerers ?...

Otherland Early Access Delayed

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
DRAGO Entertainment announces they now plan to begin Early Access to Otherland on September 10th. They had previously planned on launching this preliminary version of their MMORPG yesterday, but that...

The Crew Wild Run Details

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
UbiBlog discusses the contents of the Wild Run expansion for The Crew coming to the open-world racing game in November upon the release of its Wild Run expansion. They discuss the lighting graphics...

Evening Patches

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
Starbound [STABLE] Pleased Giraffe ? Update 3. World of Warcraft Patch 6.2 Hotfixes- August 17 - August 26.

On Sale

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
Daedalic Weekend Sale on Steam. Rising Star Games on Humble Weekly Bundle. Starbound on Steam. Save 15%.

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:46am
New Round of Unreal Dev Grants Fund Education. How drug testing at an e-sports tournament actually works.
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