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Shenmue 3 will be released by the end of 2014

1 Apr

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Yep, we can’t believe it too, but IT IS REAL! Yu Suzuki, after all the false news and the never started Kickstarter campaign, just announced that he found a private funder for the long-waited Shenmue 3!

Thanks to this mysterious benefactor, Suzuki has been able to buy all the unused rights of the Shenmue franchise from SEGA (we’re wondering for how much) and finally get to work on the new chapter of the saga. There are still no details about the development team and/or the precise release timing, but the Japanese designere confirmed that the game will be ready by the end of 2014 and it will be released on the current generation consoles (no words about the Wii U).

Suzuki also said that he’s recruiting talented people for the project, and that he will publish a proper press release, including all contact info for joining Team Shenmue.

So, the wait is over (oh well, it’s yet started) and the game that everybody wants is finally becoming real! Stay tuned for more upcoming infos in the next days.

* JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T NOTICE, THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOL *

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Over $100 Million pledged to games on Kickstarter

22 Mar

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Today the guys at Kickstarter shared an exciting stat: more than $100 million has been pledged to games projects on Kickstarter, giving 1,476 new games the green light!

Games Category Stats

  • Total Dollars: $107.6 Million
  • Successful projects: 1,476
  • Total Backers: 633,242

In the past four years, more than 633,242 backers have pledged to more than 4,500 games projects, nearly 1,000 of them in the past year alone. After the launch of Double Fine Adventure in February 2012, things really took off. Take a look at this video.

Keep it up guys, you’re one of the few helps for all the indie games devs out there!

Help Bob to get back to his bed

4 Mar

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That wasn’t a metaphor, in this indie game you actually have to help Bob the sleepwalker to get back to his beloved bed. How? Controlling Subob, his subconscious guardian, through an honiric and Dalì-like dream world.

Sounds weirds, and it is indeed. But it also looks amazing and deep. Also a bit creepy…

The project is from Bedtime Games (so appropriate name) and Rusty Dice Digital Games, two Danish indie developers. Back to Bed was originally developed in a student production under the Danish Academy for Digital Interactive Entertainment (DADIU), in the fall of 2011. The members of the production team was made up of student from different universities, art schools, and the Danish Film School. The goal of the production was for student to experience being a part of a full production team, complete with roles and responsibilities. The result of the production is a game with a dozen level and a bunch of different mechanics for puzzles.

The game is currently on Kickstarter looking for funds.

To better understand the game mechanics take a look at the trailer below and/or try the demo.