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Announcement trailer for Frozen Endzone

20 Mar

frozen endzone

Earlier this week, the Oxford based indie developer Mode 7 Games, well known for their previous work Frozen Synapse, release an announcement trailer for Frozen Endzone, a tactical future sports game. Not sure what it means? Check out the trailer.

Frozen Endgame combines the strategic depth of Frozen Synapse with an elegant interface, completely original creative gameplay and a thrilling futuristic aesthetic. Two teams face off in a randomly-generated situation. You must design a play to get the ball into your opponent’s endzone, using the stadium’s terrain to your advantage.

The world really need a mature sports game, different from the usual FIFA & Co.

frozen endzone

frozen endzone

But why making a strategy-based future sports game?

Frozen Endzone is Mode 7’s second simultaneous-turn-based game.  They feel it’s a massively under-used mechanical structure (with pure turn-based still predominating) and leads to some really interesting design decisions. They also think that the future game genre is quite cool, and nobody makes “future sports” games any more. Also, fantastical sports games tend to be a bit like Blood Bowl and have lots of rules, whereas Endzone is simple to play and is something of a reaction to that style of gameplay.

Frozen Endzone will be released on PC, Mac and Linux on 2014.

For now, what about voting the game on Steam Greenlight? Do your job here.

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Supergiant Games reveal their next project: Transistor

19 Mar

transistor supergiant games

Supergiant Games, a small indie developer known for the masterpiece Bastion, revealed today their new game called Tansistor.

Transistor is a science-fiction-themed action RPG and promises to bring players to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as they explore a stunning futuristic city. The game has been designed to seamlessly integrate thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, complete with responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling.

Check out the reveal trailer.

In Transistor, players assume the role of a young woman (yes, more female protagonist, please!) who gains control of a powerful weapon after a mysterious group of assailants nearly kills her with it. Now she must fight from street to street against forces that will stop at nothing to recover the weapon. During the course of the adventure, players will piece together the Transistor’s mysteries as they pursue its former owners.

transistor supergiant games

transistor supergiant games

This looks super cool and we want to play it now. Unfortunately the release date has not been set yet:

“We expect Transistor to be released in early 2014. We have not yet decided on which platform or platforms the game will be available for.”

But if this weekend you’re in Boston, you can always spend a day at PAX East and say “hi” to Supergiant Games guys at booth #892 where they’ll have a playable early build of the game.

Remember Me release date revealed

27 Feb

Earlier today Capcom released a brand new trailer for their upcoming sci-fi game Remember Me.

Along with the trailer, the Japanese software house revealed also the release dates for both North America and Europe. The game will hit the US territory on June 4 and the European countries on June 7 (yep, 2013).