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.
The app is live to the public, no more elitist nonsense from your friends that got in the beta! The app is available for iOS and Android for free. Now you can impulse buy from the bus! Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Always wanted to stay in touch with your Steam friends online? Have you wished you could be at a PC to make use of a sale going on? Now you can, Steam has gone mobile on iOS and Android devices in beta form. All you need is a Steam account and you can get on the list for the… Closed Beta. Yes that means you can download the app but you’ll have to wait until the invites start rolling out for them to allow you in the door. We’re even holding out for the next wave to roll out for deeper impressions on this piece of goodness.
Keep in mind this also uses Steam Guard so you’ll need access to your email account registered to get fully authenticated. Further details are pretty much locked away to the preview screens they’ve launched so far. We’ll keep you posted once we get into the beta and can actually use it a little. In the meantime check out the gallery that has shots from the Android and iOS versions of the app.
Yes it’s the fabled day, the end of the great sale of Steam. But it’s huge and you’re going to love what they just brought out.
Missed Skyrim? No problem. Missed Arkham City? No problem. Check out the list and feel the love.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – $40.19
- Batman: Arkham City – $24.99
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – $44.99
- LA Noire – $12.49
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – $16.99
- Dead Island – $19.99
- Saint’s Row: The Third – $33.49
- Magicka – $2.49
- Terraria – $2.49
- Orc’s Must Die – $3.74
- Bastion – $5.09
- Dungeon Defenders – $3.74
- Assassin’s Creed Franchise Sale – 25-75% off
- Portal Franchise Sale – 75% off
- Serious Sam Franchise Sale 50-90% off
- Total War Franchise Sale – 75% off
As you can see, they’re blowing out as much crazy goodness as they can, you have another 3.5 hours to still get the games from yesterday too such as Hitman. Score up while you can, you wont see something remotely like this until the summer sale.
For final objectives, there are none, go out and capture everything you’ve missed!
Seriously today is one of the fun days of the sale, Hitman is sweet, GRID is a great racing title that Codemasters never followed up on and Magicka is just hillarious fun.
- Bit.Trip Franchise Sale – 75% off
- Rochard – $4.99
- Counter-Strike Franchise Sale – 75% off
- Magicka – $2.49
- LA Noire – $12.49
- Dead Island – $19.99
- Heroes of Might and Magic Franchise Sale – 50-75% off
- Hitman Franchise Sale – 75% off
- GRID – $3.74
- Bioshock Franchise Sale – 75% off
- Hoard – $2.49
- Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale – $5.09
I’m not wasting time, GRID is great for racing fans, the mix of pro racing and pro-street racing cars in the game isn’t overkill but it satisfies the need for grip and drift racing. You can cut loose as you wish and still have a good time. Online might be a little dead though. Hitman is awesome, you can play it like you want and have fun with it in the process. No blood in your kills? No problem just lure them off a pier instead.
Dead Island is a great title to have as well, most of the bugs have been worked out and it’s a solid Zombie experience this year as it has little to compete with fortunately in that genre. LA Noire is on the scene, it’s a mixed bag but it’s a solid single playthrough experience. If you want replay value, you might have to look elsewhere.
Only one title to consider avoiding, Daggerdale. The reviews aren’t that pretty so buyer beware.
- Steam – Turn on Steam Guard
- Trine – Winter Secrets – Find the Academic, Bony and Crystalline holiday secret gifts.
- Hoard – Ruin Christmas – Incinerate 10 thieves who are dressed up like Santa’s elves!
- Bit.Trip Beat – Jingle.Bells – Make a bell chime in Descent
- Counter-Strike: Source – Valve Gift Grab 2011 – CS:S – Collect three gifts dropped by opponents.
- Magicka – Ice Age – It’s what killed the dinosaurs. Smash 100 frozen creatures to bits
We’re almost out of time, tomorrow we’ll have Day 14 as we join you in the new year!
We’re reaching the end here but the goodies keep falling into place, here we are with an epic showing.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – $16.99
- Super Meat Boy – $3.74
- Driver: San Francisco – $24.99
- Command & Conquer Franchise Sale – 75% off
- Spacechem – $2.49
- Grand Theft Auto Franchise Sale – 75% off
- Magic The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 – $3.99
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena – $4.99
- Civilization Franchise Sale – 66% off
- Puzzle Agent Franchise Sale – 75% off
- Universe Sandbox – $2.49
- Fallout: New Vegas – $4.99
The recommendations are pretty easy here as Tech2k would vouch, if you don’t have New Vegas… why not? GTA is a classic even though IV goes into way too serious of a game design, you can always get the ENB mod for San Andreas though and upgrade your experience heavily. Driver is a bit of a trip but if you like that go for it and Super Meat Boy is retro platform goodness.
Did I forget anything? Of course not, DEUS EX, it’s one of the most interesting titles of the year and visually stunning. A lot of time and care crafted the entire game and I have yet to experience it again in full DX11 mode. Make the time and play this game, especially for $16.99
Those who want the objectives, here’s the missions!
- Day of Defeat: Source – Valve Gift Grab 2011 – DoD:S – Collect three gifts dropped by opponents
- Super Meat Boy – The Golden Gift! – Complete all levels in “The Kids Xmas” chapter in super meat world IN ONE PLAY SESSION.
- Universe Sandbox – Snowball Earth – Freeze the Earth by moving further from the Sun
- Spacechem – Polar Expedition – Reach the south pole of Semimir IV
- Puzzle Agent 2 – Christmas Tree Census – Spend over $202,259 of taxpayer dollars; The number of Christmas trees cut in Minnesota in 2007 (Source: USDA)
- Flight Control HD – Snowball – Land 5 helicopters in a row on the Windy airfield
That’s all of the goods for today, Day 13 is tomorrow so I’ll see you then!