Frontier Developments founder David Braben has announced that the developer is returning to its roots and Kickstarting the sequel to its classic space trading sim, Elite: Dangerous.
Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing have released a new trailer celebrating the launch of the open beta for their giant mech online multiplayer game, MechWarrior Online, with what they call "their best trailer to date" for the game.
Deep space dweller Chris Roberts is sticking with PC for his ambitious Star Citizen because, frankly, the consoles now and even next-gen don't have what it takes to deliver the experience.
The main reason is memory capacity as you "can't do that much with 512MB" of RAM, as opposed to a PC with around 4GB. Roberts looks to today's high-end gamer as tomorrow's normal gamer.
Mark Morris from indie studio Introversion - creator of Darwinia - is now at their 'alpha 2' stage with Prison Architect. They were "completely blown away" by the huge success of their own crowd-funding.
This leads Morris to declare a "real golden age" for indie projects as people are willing to back small outfits. Kickstarter wouldn't have fit and too much pledged cash"would completely change things".
RailSimulator.com has announced the Halloween-themed standalone expansion to Train Simulator 2013, Trains Vs. Zombies 2; the expansion does not need the original game to play.
Focus Home Interactive has announced that Farming Simulator 2013 is hitting European stores today, the 25th October, for PC. The game will be arriving the following week in the UK, and November in the US.
EA has let Maxis' SimCity slip from February next year into early March. The 'always online' city builder has been getting more details spilled about it as the studio releases more gameplay footage.
The latest looks at SimCity has us enjoy near 10 minutes of narrated 'gameplay strategy' but also an almost 20 minute long community Q&A session with Maxis on various features.
The space simulator Star Citizen from Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts and his development team Cloud Imperium Games Corporation has reached their $500k Kickstarter campaign goal.
They're well ahead of schedule so that means 26 days full of bonus monies for the project. Over 11,300 backers have pledged just over $516k as of press time. They currently have $1.85m.
Mojang has released the fix list for the upcoming 1.4.1 update for the PC version of Minecraft, and apparently, the wolves are too scary and there's too many bats.
Initially it wasn't to be but Chris Roberts, creator of Wing Commander, has decided to add his latest and incredibly ambitious space simulator to Kickstarter to help shore up crowd-sourced funds.
It is freshly added with 31 days left to go. Already it has just over 3,700 backers pledging $153k. The goal of the project is to hit half a million. Numerous reward tiers are on offer for fans.
For pre-orders of SEGA's Football Manager 2013 the beta has begun. Most of the full retail game's features are included to play, meaning the Classic mode is available to try out.
Once November 5th rolls around the beta ends, but fans can continue their careers without disruption in the full game. Football Manager 2013 globally releases November 2nd.
Over a year ago, developer Born Ready Games announced Strike Suit Zero
, a space combat title for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The developer has now announced a Kickstarter campaign to complete development of the title.
MechWarrior Online may be a free-to-play mech sim MMO, but the game has already netted publisher Infinite Game and developer Piranha Games $5M in preorder sales, which began in July.
Keep those city services well paid for Mayor, as otherwise you can expect your bustling metropolis to come crashing down, or have things crashing down upon it. Maxis foretell of doom for cheapskates.
The studio has released a tongue-in-cheek trailer to educate those too thrifty Mayors out there. Skimp on protecting your city from crime, fire and disease; get your creation blown to bits.
RailSimulator.com has announced that the Deluxe Edition of Train Simulator 2013 is now available on Steam, and includes additional content. The bonus content includes the Sherman Hill route from Cheyenne to Laramie, Wyoming, as well as the London-Brighton line. Finally, the highlight of the bonus content is the Munich to Augsburg route, featuring the 320kph ICE3 express train.
So vast was the explosive interest in Chris Roberts and his new studio's work on Star Citizen that their hopes to break a record in crowd funding was ruined. Ruined by people chucking cash at it.
Yes that's right, there were simply too many of us hurling our credit cards at the project. Even now they're "only just getting the core site back online." They stand at $455,590 from 4,564 backers.
Developer Firefly Studios has announced their Stronghold Kingdoms castle MMO, the "second most popular" free-to-play Steam title, has finally entered gold. That means its beta days are numbered.
Numbered to the tune of 6 as it officially releases October 17th. The open beta phase draws to a close just as new content has been added. Sound effects have 'achieved' the MMO project.
Prepare yourself space sim fan because Chris Roberts - creator of Wing Commander, Freelancer and Privateer - has formally announced a PC exclusive title by the name of Star Citizen.
It's a persistent online universe that's due for launch in 2014. There's a dynamic economy and open-world, says Roberts, teasing it's a blend of his previous creations. It'll support Oculus Rift.
Piranha Games has announced that MechWarrior Online will go into open beta next week on the 16th October, so mech fans can see what the fuss is about. The "Founder's Program" will officially end on the 14th October.
Sports Interactive have released a small series of video blogs better explaining Football Manager 2013's Classic mode feature, which works to simplify the game some for those with little time.
Studio Director Miles Jacobson leads the series as he explains how Classic functions, giving an introductory glance at the all-new feature. Football Manager 2013 is due early November.