As the site says, "Pharoah is a comedy set in ancient Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs, and the cradle of a pretty damn impressive civilisation. Where a once noble ruler, the wise and noble Pharaoh Hatchoo, loved by all, has journeyed to the great beyond to take his place amongst the gods. He’s left the mortal world, and finds himself in a better place." Sounds good? Head on over to Pozible and help make it a reality!
The Wolf Among Us, Telltale's episodic series based on Bill Willingham's Fables comics, will begin it's season in the Autumn for PC, Mac, XBLA, and PSN. If you were lucky enough to get tickets before they sold out, Telltale will have the first episode, Faith, playable at their booth at PAX Prime this weekend.
22 Aug, 2013, 04:26 | Posted by: Jennifer | Source: VentureBeat
Gree, a Japan based game company focusing on free-to-play games for mobile devices, made an investment in MunkyFun, a mobile game developer that was founded by and still mostly consists of ex-LucasArts employees.
While Bill Tiller was still at MunkyFun, he was the art director for the horse care simulator My Horse and the cartoon-styled first person shooter Bounty Bots. In 2012, former LucasArts and Telltale Games art director Mai Nguyen took his place. Since then, MunkyFun has released the medieval combat game Knight Storm, and the giant robot augmented reality game Droid Combat, all free-to-play games for iOS and/or Android. They also created the customized Panda3D engine for Autumn Moon's adventure games A Vampyre Story and Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island.
Gree's investment is part of a $10 million fund that is set aside for equity investments of $1 million or more for its partners program. The aim of these partnerships is to create high-quality titles that last for a long time in the market.
19 Aug, 2013, 14:58 | Posted by: Jennifer | Source: The Wall Street Journal
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It seems there's more reason than a simple cash grab behind the fact that LucasArts is continuing to license Star Wars to outside casual game developers instead of having Disney Interactive develop them as the early press releases about Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm would suggest.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Disney Interactive has pulled back production in other areas in order to pour its resources into Disney Infinity, Disney's version of Activision's Skylanders (the game where you purchase toys that are then detected by the game, making the character available for play).
Disney is putting so much into this project that Disney Interactive stopped production on the Iron Man game they had in development and passed on the opportunity to make any Star Wars games. Strangely, Angry Birds Star Wars II will feature the debut of Hasbro's Telepods, which seem to be a direct competitor of both Skylanders and Disney Infinity. However, since the Telepods have a simple QR scan rather than saving the data in the toy like Skylanders, Disney must feel there is room for both products.
At the very least, at least this means the LucasArts licensing house still has a use, since it previously seemed kind of redundant after the announcement of the exclusive licensing deal with EA. Now we'll just have to wait to see if they realize that they have other intellectual property besides Star Wars that they can license out.
17 Aug, 2013, 10:01 | Posted by: Jennifer | Source: Android Police
Middle Manager of Justice is Double Fine's game where you play as a middle manager running a superhero agency, training superheroes and using money earned to buy equipment, and then put those superheroes out on the streets to fight in RPG style battles.
It has been an iOS exclusive since it was released last year. However, that has changed, because as of Wednesday it's available on Android devices as well!
Best of all, since it's a free to play, you can play it at no charge. And, since it's one of the few games that's done freemium games right, you can actually completely enjoy it without paying anything for in-game items if you want (although Double Fine would certainly appreciate it if you did, since they had to put money into making the game) since the game's in-game premium currency actually is earned through regular game play fairly regularly.
So the Vampyre Story: Year One Kickstarter might not have set the world on fire, but that doesn't mean we won't be seeing any more adventure games from the Tiller. In fact, those with an iPad will be seeing something come October.
Adventure Gamers brings word that Tiller has joined forces with IF Studios to create a two-part adventure game called Perils of Man. This (apparently) epic game follows an Ana Eberling who receives a gift from her missing father, a gift that could eliminate uncertainty from the world. Yeah, sounds a bit odd, but who am I to judge?
Will she unleash the gift? Dig into the three hours or so long episodes, and you probably will find out. (But then that's what we thought about that whole secret thing in LeChuck's Revenge too so who knows.)
13 Aug, 2013, 07:41 | Posted by: Jennifer
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Telltale's gone to Vine again, where they did their first reveal of The Walking Dead: 400 Days, this time promoting their Fables game, The Wolf Among Us. Check out the first Vine promotion here. If the length of time between Vine promotion to release of 400 Days is anything to go by, it shouldn't be much longer before we see the release of the first episode of The Wolf Among Us.
Xbox 360 owners can now use The Walking Dead skins in Minecraft as part of skin pack #5. Choose from Lee, Kenny, Molly, Omid, Christa, or a walker (both male and female models).
There's a kickstarter up for an atmospheric point and click adventure called Alum, which is a LucasArts and Sierra style adventure. They are over half way to their goal (of only $10,000), with 6 days left to go.
I was disencumbering my external drive when I got to the raw footage for our aggressively silly AVS Kickstarter video. I figured somebody might enjoy a few glimpses from the cutting room floor before I dispatched it all to eternity.
02 Aug, 2013, 21:41 | Posted by: Jennifer | Source: NBC News
Remember Angry Birds Star Wars? It was basically Angry Birds Space with force powers, lightsabers, and blasters, but it turned out to actually be pretty fun. Since it was a critical and financial success, it only makes sense that fans would be seeing more. And you will be. You... will... be.
In October, a revamped version of the original Angry Birds Star Wars will be coming out on pretty much every current console, from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U, to the handheld 3DS and PSP Vita, and even the original Wii. These versions will feature cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes and 20 new levels.
On top of that, this September, Rovio will be releasing Angry Birds Star Wars II, which will feature new levels and new characters with powers inspired by the Star Wars prequel films. And yes, there will be toys released that tie-in to Angry Birds Star Wars II as well. This is Disney we're talking about after all.