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GOG.com running 'weekend promo' for classic adventures 70% off

Posted: 28.02.2014 by Technet2k

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This weekend GOG.com is celerbating classic adventures with 70% knocked off the regular price, with the second anniversary of the exploration-focused Waking Mars available for just $1.99.

The ' Classic Adventure Cruise Weekend Promo' features "landmark adventure games" such as Tex Murphy, or maybe some Simon the Sorcerer - I'm not biased.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 returns with Episode 2 out next week

Posted: 27.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Telltale Games has just released a 1 minute 33 second teaser trailer for Episode 2: A House Divided for the second season of The Walking Dead. It shuffles out next week for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Things are getting tense as Clementine is drawn into the selfish world of adults more and more, with trust and loyalty up in the air. Just one more week to swing that hammer, Clem.

Self-publishing keeps Double Fine afloat, Psychonauts sales 'a steady income'

Posted: 27.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Tim Schafer has said the last two years of Psychonauts sales has been worth more to them than any period before that, simply because Double Fine acquired self-publishing rights to the IP.

Any time there's a Steam sale "it's generating a bunch of money" for the developer, which helps them steer clear of bad publishing deals with "terrible recoup terms".

Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs 'looked like Sesame Street' compared to hate mail

Posted: 27.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Creative director Dan Pinchbeck from indie studio The Chinese Room says they received the "worst kind of hate mail" for Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, and it even gave the game a run for its money in horror.

He thought they'd get some calls over content of the game, but not like this and not for the reasons they did. It baffled them people "wouldn't even kind of engage" with it.

New trailer for Gods Will Be Watching, releasing this June

Posted: 26.02.2014 by Technet2k

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The brutal survival game Gods Will Be Watching is set to release this June according to press release. It's full of pixelated despair and battles with ethics as you decide the fate of the group.

We'll experience hostage situations, wilderness survival, bio weaponry and even torture - all set against the backdrop of an interstellar conflict. Save the world, or the team?

Red Barrels reveals Whisleblower DLC for Outlast

Posted: 26.02.2014 by JamieSI

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Red Barrels has revealed the first downloadable content for its survival horror title Outlast will be released this April for PC and PlayStation 4.

The Whistleblower DLC will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff, as you discover more about the events leading up to the beginning of the main game.

Schafer talks "wading in a sea of love" and "cold pool of Internet Twitter hate"

Posted: 21.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Double Fine's Tim Schafer has discussed the lessons he and the studio has learnt from their Kickstarted Broken Age adventure, describing what it's like dealing with backers and Internet 'demons'.

They'd been enjoying an outpour of support from backers, but then hit hard by those 'not in the loop' and unleashing a "wave of anti-Kickstarter hate" toward them and the project.

Fresh images of first-person island puzzler The Witness

Posted: 21.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Braid creator Jonathan Blow is still working on fiendish puzzles to be solved on their rather colourful island of his in The Witness. The first-person puzzle game has just been given some fresh new screens.

This new lot teases an area known as The Marsh, where "color was a big challenge" getting right. There was high risk it would appear as if a "clown exploded on it." Fun times.

Jane Jensen's Moebius: Empire Rising out April 15th for PC and Mac

Posted: 21.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Moebius: Empire Rising from Gray Matter creator Jane Jensen will be out in the middle of April for both PC and Mac. We play an antiques dealer with a photographic memory, with a talent for sniffing out knock-offs.

We get contracted by a secret government agency to see if a murder woman in Venice resembles anyone from history. It's a classic point-and-click adventure in modern styling.

1954 Alcatraz out March 11th on Steam and GOG.com

Posted: 20.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Irresponsible Games' adventure 1954 Alcatraz will be escaping confinement from its island prison March 11th for PC and Mac. Daedalic Entertainment adds it will have full English and German localisation.

We decide the fates of Joe and Christine, with Joe serving hard time for armed robbery and Christine left to deal with the mob wanting their slice of the money pie. It's set in 1950's San Francisco.

Valve puts 50 more titles through Steam Greenlight

Posted: 20.02.2014 by JamieSI

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Valve has pushed another batch of 50 titles through Steam Greenlight, which means they'll be released independently in the coming weeks or months on Steam.

Windborne now on Steam Early Access, sandbox creation with quests

Posted: 17.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Hidden Path Entertainment has launched their "social sandbox creation" game Windborne on Steam Early Access, which is inspired by the likes of Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Dwarf Fortress, and the early Zeldas.

We get an "infinite number of islands," full of surprises to explore alone or with friends. We can build virtually anything, take up quests and craft with almost 200 different blocks.

The Blackwell Epiphany releases for PC in April 2014

Posted: 12.02.2014 by JamieSI

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Indie developer Wadjet Eye Games revealed tonight that its upcoming point-and-click adventure game, The Blackwell Epiphany, will be released in April 2014 for the PC.

In The Blackwell Epiphany Rosa and Joey will face their toughest trial as the souls they're trying to help are literally ripped apart before their eyes. Up against a force more powerful than any they've yet encountered, spirit and medium must fight for Joey's soul and Rosa's sanity in this conclusion to the series.

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Kickstarter goal met in under 30 hours

Posted: 12.02.2014 by Technet2k

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KING Art Games' The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 adventure has received over $65,000 in pledges in less than 30 hours, leaving quite the trail ahead with 38 days to go before the campaign wraps up and cashes in.

The project itself was actually already funded by Nordic Games, but KING Art want this opportunity to put stuff in they'd always wanted too but couldn't because of the risks.

The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 announced by Nordic, Kickstarter begins

Posted: 11.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Developer KING Art Games announces comedy adventure The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, which will begin releasing next year at the beginning of 2015. Nordic Games has funded the sequel.

However, KING Art would like a lot more; "more epic, more shiny" and more input from the community. It's for this reason they've taken to Kickstarter with big stretch goal plans.

Nevermind horror adventure begins Kickstarter, uses biofeedback for anxiety

Posted: 06.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Horror games try to instil fear and anxiety in us, but what if that was actually harnessed as a weapon against us? Nevermind does just that by using biofeedback, a concept they've proven already.

Essentially the game gets harder the more anxious we become, and so we must battle our own feelings of dread. Simple right? Well, we do have people's disturbed minds to fix.

The Walking Dead's next episode "just around the corner"

Posted: 03.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Episode two of the second season for Telltale's The Walking Dead is shuffling around the corner, tweets the studio. It's good news for adventure fans as it shows less time waiting, more time as a little girl.

Tomorrow will see the release of episode two for The Wolf Among Us, which has suffered a long delay and finally releases. The Walking Dead season two began December 17th.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture "not going to be out this year"

Posted: 03.02.2014 by Technet2k

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The Chinese Room has confirmed that their Everybody's Gone to the Rapture PS4 game will not be releasing this year. It would be "unrealistic" to assume it was ever going to be out in 2014.

The developer never gave 2014 as a date as it was just assumed when a trailer debuted last year. They've also removed a 60-minute time limit they had planned.

Telltale release The Wolf Among Us trailer for Episode 2

Posted: 30.01.2014 by Technet2k

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The second episode to Telltale's The Wolf Among Us is almost here and so a teasing trailer has been released, which also helps us recap what's happened so far. Bigby is still on the hunt for the serial killer.

It seems Bigby is going to go all 'Jack Bauer' on a suspect he has in the case. Tensions are running high in the Fable community. Will the Sheriff of Fabletown embrace the wolf?

Broken Age officially launches, "Happy Broken Age Act 1 Public Ship Day!"

Posted: 29.01.2014 by Technet2k

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Double Fine's Broken Age is no longer just in the hands of its Kickstarter backers as it now gives itself over to the hulking PC masses to digest. It received one last beta patch before release.

Joe public will never know the horror of having to click to open inventory, instead of just mousing over it. Nor the diabolical click-and-hold to interact objects with one another; heinous!
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