Group of russian developers presented us with an early access game on Steam, called Xam. Xam is a free-to-play arena where players fight in short, intensive real-time fights. Exactly the same as legendary Bloodline Champions game, but this time in science fiction settings.
Coming in 2014 from Mode 7 (makers of Frozen Synapse), Frozen Endzone will be the premiere tactical future sports game! From what is seen in the trailer, the game will utilize simultaneous moves by both players which was the essence of Frozen Synapse tactics.
Steam Greenlight page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=130862114
The Mode 7 Games announced today that the DLC for their hugely popular Frozen Synapse game is going into closed beta test next week. The new DLC will be paid content, but the developers assured the players that the both versions of the game will be connected aka players can play against each other, even if the one doesn’t have DLC.
Among other things Frozen Synapse DLC brings:
New unit, New game mode, Mutators, Existing campaign playable in co-op, Hotseat (this will be available to all, not just the DLC, but it’s being tested in the DLC beta atm), Timed turns.
Also for this DLC developers opted for 2vsAI impementation, where complete campaign can be played co-op with addition to new missions.
The Mode 7 Games promised that the next hot thing – 2vs2 mode will be implemented in near future, probably next DLC.
Dystopia is a is a total conversion of the Source Engine that places players into tense combat situations in a high-tech world spanned by computer networks. If you are a fan of William Gibson’s books, Cyberpunk and Shadowrun RPG’s, this is the game you want to play.
As Punks or Corporate Mercenaries, players will fight through the physical world to gain access, via Jack-in Points, to cyberspace.
Cyberspace is a three dimensonal representation of the world’s network. In cyberspace, players must fight off enemy hackers and launch programs to gain control of critical systems and to affect the physical world. Gameplay progresses through inter-linked physical and cyberspace objectives, and players must work together to achieve victory for their team. Players will be immersed in action-packed battles, whether as a heavily augmented combat mercenary armed to the teeth with the latest in firepower and cybernetic implants, or as a twitch-reflex cyberdecker racing to infiltrate a cyberspace node.
Dystopia 1.30 will be released to the world on Friday 10th of September. Here is an official statement from developers.
We’re pleased to say that we’re finally nearing the end of the road with version 1.30. Dystopia’s upcoming patch will add Steamworks functionality, bug fixes, balance tweaks and a host of other download-worthy changes all on top of the Orange Box engine. We’re very excited to be nearing the end of this leap for us, as bringing over Dystopia to a newer engine, performing code rewrite after code rewrite and frequent map recompiling, has made us more impatient than ever to share it with the general public.
Quake Live (previously known as Quake Zero) is a free FPS video game by id Software designed to run on x86-based computers running Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X or Linux that is downloaded and launched via a web browser plugin. It is a variant of its predecessor, Quake III Arena (Q3A). The game first appeared in 2007, entered an invitation-based closed beta in 2008, and an open beta began on February 24, 2009.
On August 6, 2010, Quake Live is out of beta phase, and is now live. Here is a quote from the official news, explaining the two versions of the game available now.
In addition to the ‘Standard’ free-to-play version, today we’ve announced our ‘Premium’ and ‘Pro’ subscriptions — adding new maps, game modes, and plenty more. Details below…
The Premium Subscription, which can be purchased for $1.99 per month, billed annually, includes:
* Access to 20 QUAKE LIVE Premium only maps at launch with more to come. Premium maps are a combination of brand new maps and frequently requested community favorites from previous QUAKE games such as Aerowalk, Theater of Pain, Japanese Castles, and Realm of Steel Rats;
* An all new ‘Freeze Tag’ game mode;
* Exclusive premium level awards;
* Create your own clan and join up to five separate clans;
* Custom QUAKE LIVE profile wallpaper; and
* Match statistics stored for six months.
The Pro Subscription, which can be purchased for $3.99 per month, billed annually, includes all of the premium subscription features as well as:
* The ability to start your own game server, specify a server location, determine the game mode and invite who you want to join you;
* With the Pro Subscription, you can invite three friends with Standard level memberships to play with you in any Premium level map;
* Exclusive pro awards;
* Create your own clan and join up to ten separate clans; and
* Match statistics stored for 12 months.
The QUAKE LIVE ‘Standard’ version is still free to play and includes friend lists, access to one clan, matchmaking, and stats tracking delivered through a web browser with over 40 arenas and five game modes.