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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 05 Jun 2022, 23:38

Another dark horror project from DK lead indie studio Aza Game Studio.

This time it's Grainwind Incident 77. There will be more paid episodes



Pay what you want on itch for the first part
https://azaxor.itch.io/grainwind-incident-77

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Old school horror adventure Sanitorium is free on GOG for a while
https://www.gog.com/en/game/sanitarium

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 07 Jun 2022, 08:53

Another old DK release I missed back in 2017! :)
Pixel Killers - The Showdown

Developed by Geezer Games (Stefan Christensen)

He also did a mobile game the Mine Sweeper like 'Infected Machine'
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ed.machine

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 07 Jun 2022, 09:04

The latest hardware survery stats for Steam users for May 2022. 'Click for more info'.
1060 and above seems to be the current target GPU if you want 'decent' performance and wide user adoption. 3070, 3080 is in high growth.

https://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey ... e-to-Steam

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 07 Jun 2022, 21:46

June Unreal Engine Marketplace freeses stuffses is hereses!

https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplace/en-US/store

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 08 Jun 2022, 16:45

Podcast time.. the story of Tactile Games.

Asbjoern Malte Soendergaard — Games company builder story
In this week’s podcast episode, I’m talking with Asbjoern Malte Soendergaard, the founder and CEO of Tactile Games, who are based out of Copenhagen, Denmark, and are the makers of the hit game Lily’s Garden.

In this discussion, we talk about how company culture has developed at Tactile over the years, how new projects get started, and what kind of a role does celebrating success and failure play at Tactile.


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https://elitegamedevelopers.com/asbjoer ... der-story/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 08 Jun 2022, 18:18

Blender 3.2 releases
https://www.blender.org/download/


Unity 'Made in Ukraine' mega bundle
https://assetstore.unity.com/ukraine

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 08 Jun 2022, 22:01

Sådan bom! Stort tillykke til Mads Skovgaard fra Fair Games og hans success med Necesse! :D
Med MEGA glade spillere som lander spillet på en 'Overwhelmingly Positive' Steam rating. Det er fandme flot gået! :)
Wooop wooop!

Tidligere omtalt i tråden her:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4775&p=22984#p22984

Godt at se det kun er gået endnu bedre siden sidst hvor jeg allerede havde en god fornemmelse. :)

TV2 Østjylland har snakket med Mads. :)

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Mads blev millionær på en weekend: - Det var en helt vild oplevelse

Økonomien i aarhusianske Mads Skovgaards firma Fair Games har fået en markant løft, efter spilplatformen Steam fik øjnene op for hans spil Necesse.
https://www.tv2ostjylland.dk/aarhus/mad ... -oplevelse

Necesse på Steam

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 09 Jun 2022, 23:24

A teaser for Flashback 2 has landed!

For people who remember the original Flashback from 1992 that launched in the wake of the genre defining cinematic platformer Another World from 1991. Flashback was really cool at the time and sold a ton of copies.

Not sure I'm sold on this particular instance juuuust yet. These things are hard to do!
An absolutely stunning playable demo might help a lot.
The 2013 version from Ubisoft did not land well. So let's hope they have learned a lesson or two.
Visually I might see it working if it was closer to the sharp and stylized aesthics of INSIDE and the upcoming Somerville. It does look a bit on the generic side judging from the sparse and 'not too easy too make out' footage in the teaser. Or just go pure pixel art taken to the next level.

Flashback 2 teaser. Releasing on most formats at some point.


Technically speaking Flashback already has a sequel! The early 3rd person adventure/shooter Fade to Black. (1995)


The orginal Flashback can still hold it's own in pixel art. :)


Oh man!.. why not just watch some Another World longplay. :D Even though it was only related in inspiration for the Flashback games.
It's still bad ass! Looooove the intro! <3
The "enhanced" Anniversary Edition looked a bit iffy for my taste though. Why is it always like this! Getting some art intern to redraw things or whatever. Looking at you Monkey Island. Luckily the original art an be swapped in, in both cases.
Another World also has a sequel. Heart of the Alien.. never played it as it was a Sega CD exclusive.. What a terrible idea to begin with. Oh well.

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 10 Jun 2022, 00:26

Our former basement co-dwellers Triband (Or is it Dualband now?!) ;) who moved just down a few numbers in the block in Gothersgade to fancier offices that now includes a golden horse, has finally announced their upcoming VR title!

It's called What The Bat? And it's coming to Steam and Quest 2 later in 2022.

What The Bat? Trailer here:


Adding: My projections are that this game will, in VR relative terms, be a great success. :cool:
And Triband has probably already secured a favorable deal with Feta a long time ago if I know them well?!

Adding: Quest 2 has sold around 15 million units by the way. The most successful VR headset to date! Of cause the really important thing is retention and attachment rate. VR can lure in a lot of people at the right price and quality. But can also easily end up as a dust collecting device on the shelf. But there certainly are a real community out there that will grow over time as devices increases in quality and VR game libraries grows.
One thing I discovered when playing around with some VR prototyping is that stand up and flailing around is not something you really want to do too much. Just sitting in your couch and VR chilling is just where you land after a while. :)
Couch VR is the future I'm tellen ya! :cool:

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 10 Jun 2022, 14:23

An update to Epic's Metahuman! With 'Mesh to MetaHuman' where you can use your owned scanned 3D data to get a fully rigged human character up and running in no time.


More on and additional new things here:
https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog ... -much-more

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Ages ago.. like 2016, ROUTINE was revealed.

The second trailer is now upon us! Looks neato!
No sign of a release date.. who knows.. maybe in another six years?!




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Level One game jam at ITU 17 June

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 11 Jun 2022, 07:55

Duke Nukem the movie might be a thing in a while.
The Cobra Kai creators are producing. (Loved especially the first season)
So that might actually work out!
Only time will tell.
Dosed with a ton of over the top humor, lots of guns+alien gore and a strong human story. I could see it working. Besides all the other million pieces that has to align just right.

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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie ... 235162997/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 11 Jun 2022, 16:28

Oh yeah the Cyberpunk: Edgerunners teaser dropped... well ok! Looks cool!

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners | Official Teaser

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 11 Jun 2022, 16:49

DK, Professional Villains Anglerfish demo is out on Steam


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 12 Jun 2022, 14:24

A couple of time limited free games on Steam

Street Fighter 2 on Capcom Arcade Statium


Ninja Stealth

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Steam page for Unaware by DK solodev Aces Games.


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Xbox 90 minutes showcase including Bethesda things and others. Streaming live i 30 min. from posting.

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 12 Jun 2022, 20:23

Ohhh.. @JeppeCarlsen and Co. at Geometric Interactive has their new game announced!
Signed with media company Annapurna Interactive.

Top down puzzle platformer: COCOON

Launching in 2023 on Xbox, Cloud and PC.
Adding + Nintendo Switch version is confirmed.

Looking good! Real good! :D

Played it a few ages ago during early development. It was promising! Now it looks amaze! :cool:

Jump to COCOON annoucement trailer here in stream:


Update:
Steam page is online


Just the trailer:

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Awww cute as Fack! :)

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 13 Jun 2022, 20:29

Wow! :D Amazing!

This guy (Robert Wardhaugh) has been running a Dungeons & Dragons campaign for 40 years!


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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 13 Jun 2022, 20:43

So as a kid of 80'ies I loved Willow the movie starring the dwarftacular Warwick Davis!
Ok maybe not to a Star Wars/Indiana Jones/Ghostbusters level. But it was pretty cool! :cool:

Now there is a series coming up... not really sure it will be something. Looks a bit on the B side of things. But I guess I'll do a sample sooner or later. Crossing fingers it will be worthwhile. Adding: (Buuuut probably NOT! Disney has a clear track record of mostly destruction in the modern era across their franchises, so not getting my hopes too high)



There was also an arcade and NES game. I played neither.. just remember seeing the arcade screenshots in a magazine and it looked frekking amazing!! But never got to play it.. arcades was rare in Slangerup. :_( There is still a hole in my soul.


NES version is more like poor mans Zelda.


Original Willow trailer from 1988

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 14 Jun 2022, 16:58

Bliv en del af dansk fællesstand ved Gamescom 2022

Dansk Erhverv inviterer alle danske udviklere af computerspil til at blive en del af en dansk, national stand ved den årlige Gamescom-messe i Køln, som i år løber af stablen den 24.-28. august. For første gang bliver der oprettet en dansk stand på messen, der vil give de deltagende danske spilvirksomheder fine muligheder for kundemøder, investordialog og networking med den globale spilindustri, som hvert år lægger vejen forbi Gamescom.

https://www.danskerhverv.dk/kurser-og-e ... scom-2022/

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Unread post by jonaz.dk » 15 Jun 2022, 23:03

Daggerfall Unity is free on GOG

Play a reimagined version of the all-time RPG classic from The Elder Scrolls series. Daggerfall Unity – GOG Cut brings this amazing experience to modern gamers. It has been made possible thanks to a whole team of passionate creators working under the banner of Daggerfall Unity.
https://www.gog.com/game/daggerfall_unity_gog_cut

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