Teslagrad is a puzzle platformer by Norway indie developers Rain Games, where players control a young boy that has found himself in a conspiracy, involving the king knowing for his tyrannical rule. So armed with an ancient Teslamancer technology that allows you to use magnetism and electromagnetic powers you must work your way through Tesla Tower and beyond while discovering secrets along the way.
KING Art games, the developers behind the critically acclaimed Book of Unwritten Tales, today announced the commencement of a Steam Greenlight campaign in an effort to bring their upcoming turn-based strategy title Battle Worlds: Kronos to the prolific digital distribution platform. Already, support from the gaming community has been overwhelming and expectations for the campaign are high.
The Battle Worlds: Kronos Kickstarter campaign was fully backed within seven days and is soon to reach its first stretch goal of $170,000 with 22 days still to go, having proven immensely popular with both core strategy fans and the wider gaming populace. Both the community and the developers at KING Art themselves have taken such pride in the upcoming strategy game that the decision to bring the game to Steam was an easy one to make.
“We’re blown away by the support we’ve already received on the Greenlight campaign; it’s great to know we have so many committed people behind us on this,” Said Jan Theysen, Creative Director, KING Art games. “We’re expecting to reach our first Kickstarter stretch-goal very soon, so that with the help of our loyal backers and community, we can bring an even more amazing experience to Steam.”
In the latest Steam Stats PC Gamer discovered that Valve’s DOTA 2 is being played more then Counter-Strike Source and the more popular Skyrim, Tha’t's surprising news considering Skyrim is regarded as one of the greatest games ever made. While DOTA 2 is still in its Beta stages it’s the second most played game on Steam, ahead of the more popular Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
In September Valve had decided to have IceFrog speed up the work for DOTA 2 after the success of the International Tournament, IceFrog posted: “ Our original plan was to spend the next year or so in beta, adding new features and slowly growing the number of heroes until we reached a level of parity with Dota 1, at which point we’d release Dota 2 to the world. But the feedback we’re seeing everywhere is that people just want to play it, even though there’s still a ton of heroes yet to be implemented. We’ve also seen that the folks who are already in the beta are chomping at the bit to show everyone else some of the fun games they’ve had. So we decided our original plan was dumb.” Since release of that news the decision to keep the game in Beta seems to be paying off quite well.
A graph down below was built using Steam Graphs shows the stats over the last few days. At it’s peak time US Counter-Strike Source, Counter-Strike 1.6, have the upper hand, But in those downtime hours Dota 2 overtakes both which hints to the fast strong growing community.
Source: PC Gamer
Gearbox and 2K have been quick to eliminate any speculation about online support and protections for Borderlands 2, today they’ve announced that Steamworks will handle achievements, DLC, updates and matchmaking services with Steam Cloud picking up the tab for game progress data as well.
This acts as a shift from the in-house system used in the original title on the PC, with Steamworks they’re able to harness an entire user base with relative ease especially when handling 4 player match-ups. The only frustration might come from using online activation for the game, generally Steam requires online decryption of the files before allowing someone to play the game offline which means there will be a one-time validation requirement attached.
Borderlands 2 is set to arrive this September, hopefully we’ll have some deeper looks at the game between now and the release.
You thought you knew hardcore when you played MW for the first time, or when you managed your way into BF3. Fact is, you never knew hardcore at all because everyone seem to have forgotten about Sam… Serious Sam. The hardcore bastard with a love for killing everything that Mental can throw at him came back at the end of 2011 with a new game and tons of action for PC gamers. With BFE and the indie series already out for sale on various digital channels there was only one more thing Croteam and Devolver Digital could do, The Serious Sam Collection is a result of that.
Check out the video to get a full taste for how epic this really is. After that, head over to Steam and get in on the goodness because it’s that damn amazing.