Rymdkapsel is an abstract "meditative" space station sim where players must expand their station while managing resources, discovering monoliths and fending off enemies. The game sold 200K copies on mobile, and will be arriving on PC in January 2014.
SimBin's licensed Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters game, DTM Experience, will be arriving on the 5th December, according to publisher RaceRoom Entertainment. The game promises to give the player the full experience of the German racing circuit.
An MMO all about gossiping? Ever, Jane has achieved its $100,000 goal and is now on its way to spread societal mischief in Regency Period England. There's no killing, only spinning tall tales at dinner parties.
Gossip is the weapon of choice and it is how rivals are vanquished. A prototype of this Ever, Jane is available
with a 3D village full of bowing, curtsying and backstabbing.
Independent studio Relentless Software has removed the mandatory price tag from Murder Files as they kick off a 'pay what you want' campaign, with 20% of proceeds going to charity GamesAid.
CEO Andrew Eades admits it's "an experiment as much as anything" and didn't want price to block PC gamers from discovering Murder Files. This could happen more in the future.
According to research firm International Data Corporation, PC shipments will fall in sales by 10.1% this year marking the "most severe yearly contraction on record" for the industry, worse than the 9.7% estimate.
The last six quarters have seen drops, the longest historically, with global shipments affected by mobile and tablet devices. There's "little indication of positive growth" beyond replacements.
Nvidia has announced that an update for the GameStream function for the Nvidia Shield includes support for 1080p streams of PC games, as it only supported 720p at launch in October.
The Gamepad Mapper will also be tweaked to allow touchscreen Android game support, allowing users to map motion-based control schemes. GRID is finally in beta.
NeoGAF is reporting that God of War: Ascension director Todd Papy has announced on Twitter that he has left Sony Santa Monica Studio and has joined Crytek to work on an unannounced project. His current LinkedIn profile lists him as the game director on said project.
Indie developer Team Jolly Roger's sci-fi tactical strategy game Interplanetary, currently on Steam Greenlight, takes the basic concept of the classic Artillery game and expands it to interstellar scale, where players use gravity on a planetary scale to fire at their enemies. The game also will also feature resource management, tech research, and espionage.
A new report is claiming that Microsoft will be releasing a new wave of major updates to its operating systems for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One OS in the Spring 2015. The update is codenamed "Threshhold" and will make the three OS systems more synergistic.
Indie developer Yacht Club Games has confirmed that their Kickstarted retro-style platformer Shovel Knight will be released in early 2014, after missing its proposed launch in September 2013.
With its recent release on PC, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag has been receiving high scores from both reviewers and fans. To celebrate its glowing reception, Ubisoft has released a new trailer showing off some more story in between rave reviews.
NCSoft has announced that the Valiance expansion for Lineage 2 will be arriving on the 11th December. The expasnion will include new clan halls, new raid bosses and skill system updates.
The Spike Videogame Awards will feature two new trailers from publisher Square Enix, according to the publisher's marketing VP for North America and Europe, Karl Stewart.
Civilization V game designer Jon Shafer has posted a new update on the Kickstarter page for his successfully funded project At the Gates, which can best be described as an empire building game set during late antiquity. That is, Europe during the time of the Roman Empire.
A new partnership has emerged between Eutechnyx and Games Workshop that means the development studio will begin work on a new PC and mobile title called Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance.
It's referred to as a "lane strategy" title, where players will defend a planet with just 100 Dark Angel Space Marines. It's handled by their mobile division and releases in Q1 2014.
DICE has announced the next PC update will be arriving tomorrow for Battlefield 4, so it launches alongside the China Rising expansion for all Premium members. Roll out begins 1.00am PST/10.00am UTC.
No new changes have been made to the earlier update notes for PC. It addresses the 'one-hit kill bug' where a single bullet's damage would be "applied multiple times".
WB Games has released a new trailer for the Initiation DLC that explores Bruce Wayne's even earlier life than in Batman: Arkham Origins, where he's training under martial arts master Kirigi in North Korea.
Challenge maps across "exotic locales" will test the martial skills of Bruce, facing "fresh enemies along with an epic final test" to prove his worthiness to master Kirigi. It's out tomorrow.
SEGA and developer Creative Assembly has just announced the first campaign expansion for Total War: Rome II. Four playable factions feature in the upcoming Caesar in Gaul expansion, due December 12th.
The team always planned to "focus more closely" of key historical conflicts, and Caesar's military tour of Gaul is their starting point. A new campaign map with 24 turns per year.
Perihelion Interactive's space opera The Mandate has achieved Kickstarter success with 16,408 backers pledging $701,010. That's accompanied by around $15,000 from Paypal donations.
Not only is The Mandate well on its way financially but the community also managed to hit the Starbase Boarding Operations stretch goal. Visit planets and starbases now.
Braid creator Jonathan Blow has posted two new in-game shots of The Witness, and yes you're officially seeing double. Each image sports a doppelganger which is stereotypical of 3D sorcery.
Most likely Blow is teasing the inclusion of Oculus Rift, the VR headset that's threatening to take the world by storm. It would go well with the game world of The Witness.