Nordic Game Awards 2017 – Nominees revealed

Nordic Game Awards 2017 – Nominees revealed

A highlight of the annual Nordic Game conference, this year’s edition of the Nordic Game Awards takes place in the Unreal Theatre, the main auditorium of Slagthuset, on Thursday, 18 May at 18:00. Here are the games nominated for the 2017 Nordic Game Awards Nordic Game of the Year – Small Screen Nordic studios make great games in all formats, and mobile platforms in particular have seen many stellar Nordic titles. Some of the latest standouts have been nominated for the “Nordic GotY – Small Screen” award, including Supercell’s smash…

War Thunder: The Chronicles of World War II 

War Thunder: The Chronicles of World War II 

Gaijin Entertainment’s MMO Action Game War Thunder now features ‘The Chronicles of World War II’, a four-week long event series that will see the reconstruction of 40 major historic battles of World War II. Dedicated to the 72nd anniversary of Victory Day, the Chronicles are available until May 10th and will give millions of players the opportunity to obtain new Premium vehicles, decals and 3D decorations that are exclusive to this event. Every day new and exciting battles will be introduced both on land and in the air. Players will…

Star Conflict “Evolution Factor” introduces PVE Mode

Star Conflict “Evolution Factor” introduces PVE Mode

In celebration of the first manned spaceflight in human history 56 years ago, StarGem Inc. and Gaijin Entertainment today announced the release of the major Evolution Factor update for the Sci-fi Action MMO Star Conflict. Part of the new content is the evolvable interceptor Tai’Kin as well as the PvE game mode ‘“Ariadne’s Thread”, in which players combine forces against a rogue Artificial Intelligence. Star Conflict’s brand-new PvE mode “Ariadne’s Thread” will see players explore the vast and experimental shipyards of the Blackwood Corporation, which is controlled by Ariadne, a…

Snake Pass Slithers Into Number One Spot For First Ever European Nintendo eShop Chart 

Snake Pass Slithers Into Number One Spot For First Ever European Nintendo eShop Chart 

– Independent developer Sumo Digital, the studio behind AAA blockbusters Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and LittleBigPlanet 3, today announced that Snake Pass, its slithery physics platformer, has secured the number one spot in the European Nintendo eShop chart, topping sales in United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Snake Pass saw off fangtastic competition from the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. “When I first had the idea for Snake Pass, I had no clue…

VR Strategy Game Tethered Now Playable Without VR in ‘Untethered’ mode on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro

VR Strategy Game Tethered Now Playable Without VR in ‘Untethered’ mode on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro

Independent games studio Secret Sorcery today released a massive update for its critically acclaimed strategy game Tethered including “Untethered” without-VR support for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Drawing influence from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and brought to life by some of the talented developers behind titles like LittleBigPlanet, Driveclub and MotorStorm, Tethered combines a unique visual aesthetic with strategy-driven gameplay. This latest update boasts two new control methods, adds dusk and dawn checkpoint style save and divine slow-motion and fast-forward features to play at your own pace. You…

Age of Empires: Castle Siege Now Available for Android Devices on Google Play Store

Age of Empires: Castle Siege Now Available for Android Devices on Google Play Store

Smoking Gun Interactive, in partnership with Microsoft Games Studios, announced today that Age of Empires: Castle Siege is now available on Android devices globally. Now you can join the ranks of millions of iOS and Windows players to create epic empires, defend against attacks and, in turn, execute your own full-scale castle raids with full control. To download Age of Empires: Castle Siege on Android, please visit the Google Play Store: Here Smoking Gun has always had a big admiration for the Age of Empires franchise and was thrilled at…

Battle for Physical Merchandise in Ruzzle’s Team Play Competition 

Battle for Physical Merchandise in Ruzzle’s Team Play Competition 

With the introduction of the new Team Play feature in the world’s most played word game, Ruzzle developer MAG Interactive invites all Ruzzlers to demonstrate their vocabulary genius in the month-long Ruzzle Team Play Competition. Since Team Play was first released over 64 million competitive rounds have been played, and since last Thursday over 40,000 teams have been created. Join the competition today and play for the chance to win bragging rights, premium in-game features and more! In this new cooperative game mode players form or join existing teams and…

Zero-gravity Space Thriller Downward Spiral: Prologue out today

Zero-gravity Space Thriller Downward Spiral: Prologue out today

Independent virtual reality studio, 3rd Eye Studios today announced that its epic zero gravity thriller Downward Spiral: Prologue is now available on the Oculus store for Oculus Rift and Steam for HTC Vive. Inspired by cult 1970’s science-fiction and devoid from the motion sickness that has plagued other zero-G virtual reality games, Downward Spiral: Prologue is the prologue to the ambitious saga Downward Spiral. “Structured as a modern TV series, Downward Spiral: Prologue is the beginning of a space thriller, whose mystery will unravel over time as we release future…

Ruzzle Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary Today

Ruzzle Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary Today

MAG Interactive celebrates Ruzzle’s birthday today, as the addictively fun mobile word game that has been downloaded over 70 million times worldwide turns five years old. In honor of this huge milestone MAG has introduced a new game mode with the introduction of Team Play, that allows players to pair up with friends and battle against other teams for the weekly League champion title. Ruzzle – one of the most social mobile games in the market just got even more social! “This is a big day for MAG, as our…

Sumo Digital Releases Third Snake Pass Developer Diary

Sumo Digital Releases Third Snake Pass Developer Diary

Developer Sumo Digital have released the third video developer diary for Snake Pass titled “Natural Camouflage – Developing the Art Style.” In this developer diary the team discusses how Snake Pass developed from the initial Game Jam build to the beautiful tropical paradise, where players slither, curl and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds. The Snake Pass story also comes full circle as the team will be heading back to London for EGX Rezzed at Tobacco Dock in London from March 30th – April 1st. Snake Pass will be part…