The curious nature of Skyward Collapse's 4X world is out now. Unlike most of these type of strategy games, we don't control one faction but rather play the role of god as we strive to keep the balance.
As 'The Creator' we try to help two civilizations from annihilating each other whilst prospering. We take the role of each and so we become our own worst enemy if we give too much to one side.
Over 7,000 backers have pledged over $368k to Full Control's Jagged Alliance: Flashback on Kickstarter, taking the project over the needed $350k mark. The studio is "so grateful" for all those who pledged.
They'll begin a Slacker Backer initiative so that there's still time to earn some of those stretch goals from the Kickstarter campaign, which will run for 2-3 months, for current and new backers.
A two and a half minute long trailer has been released by SEGA Europe for Relic's Company of Heroes 2. It's not focusing on the gameplay but on a Soviet officer's heavy conscience over what happened.
It does give some glimpses into the chaos that waits us on those Russian frontlines when Company of Heroes 2 releases this June 25th. SEGA really want us pumped for the campaign.
Atari has announced that it will be auctioning off its assets to recoup losses, which will include such titles as the Rollercoaster Tycoon IP and Total Annihilation. However, Atari won't be auctioning one property that many gamers have hungered for: Master of Magic.
A Kickstarter by Fly Anvil is taking their Decision series into the Medieval timeline as they go from shooter to hack-and-slash. We need to defend our medieval town from horrible monsters through action and strategy.
We need to restore and control defensive towers, organising workers to repair and upgrade them, as well as lead our Knight into battle securing the town and training militia.
Maxis has released the 4.0 update for SimCity, and one of the additions included in the patch is a special park that only early adopters will receive. Other fixes include an improvement of emergency response time and the Edgewater Bay region.
The third and final developer diary for the Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods expansion has been released by Paradox Interactive, and discusses the technological development that occurs in the time span of the game.
Kalypso Media has announced that a free gameplay update will be coming to the PC version of its mob sim Omerta: City of Gangsters tomorrow, the 23rd May. The update will install automatically when players boot the game.
The charming sandbox kingdom builder Stonehearth has managed to reach a highly sort after stretch goal at the $400,000 mark, which means come launch there'll be co-op multiplayer.
Previous goals reached were Mac & Linux ports, PvP city raids and a bunch of new character classes and animals. There's one week left with Festivals next at $450k.
Wargame developer Slitherine, best known for such titles as Panzer Corps and Napoleon's Campaigns has announced an agreement with Games Workshop to develop a wargame based on the Warhammer 40,000 license, Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon.
Two more civilizations are birthed with Firaxis' Brave New World expansion for Civilization V. Gaja Mada will be leading Indonesia to greatest while Ahmad al-Mansur will take charge of Morocco.
Nine new civilizations in total are added with Brave New World, as well as several new wonders and updated game mechanics. Gods and Kings was the last expansion.
Think you've got what it takes to mess with pagan history? Paradox Interactive is running a community contest where winners will have their "one-shot event" featured officially in The Old Gods expansion.
Providing it fits the period, the event can be humorous as much as serious, with it restricted to pagans. It can have multiple options but can't be a multi-event affair rampaging through time.
The Kickstarter for the 1980s set Jagged Alliance: Flashback is entering its final moments with just under 60 hours left on the clock. It needs $350,000 to succeed and has around $270k from over 5,400 backers.
Full Control has had great support from the Jagged Alliance community, including the modders. Flashback explores the roots of the fictional merc group A.I.M.
What the heck did I just watch? It gave me tingly feelings I know that much. Good tingly feelings? Perhaps. I'll have to wait 35 days until I can know for sure, but 5Lives Studios is the source of this mystery.
A video has been posted by the totally unheard of studio that teases a Bullfrog Productions bigwig who, back in 1996, helped make a little something for PC. Now they want to 'redefine the genre'...
The next character to step up for a profile in the DC Universe MOBA Infinite Crisis is "The Laughing Butcher", the special incarnation of The Joker from the Gotham by Gaslight graphic novel.
Focus Home date Wargame: AirLand Battle's release May 31st. They also tease the Dynamic Campaign at the heart of the strategy game, which is a follow-up to European Escalation.
Battle groups are dispatched via a theatre map, where you can jump in for real-time conflict. Units are "persistent all along the campaign" and yes, the campaign supports multiplayer.
SEGA has revealed a most pleasing statistic for Total War fans - proving the franchise is stronger than ever. Total War: Rome II is the "fastest" for pre-orders in the entire series history, easily besting Shogun 2.
In fact Rome II tallied "six times" the pre-orders its first official week than Shogun 2 managed. SEGA also boast of good pre-order levels for the "exclusive and highly-limited" Collector's Edition.
The Kickstarter crowdfunding drive
for Defense Grid 2
failed to meet the $1M stretch goal to debut the sequel; it made just enough for Hidden Path Entertainment to get some new content for the original Defense Grid
Arcen Games has announced that Skyward Sword will be hitting Steam and the developer's own site on the 23rd May. The game is an interesting 4x turn-based strategy game and god game hybrid.
Relic has announced the Red Star Edition of Company of Heroes 2, which among other bonuses will include the original Company of Heroes with both the Tales of Valor and Opposing Fronts expansions.