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Guns Of Icarus Online Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Muse Games has announced its upcoming MMO, Guns of Icarus Online. The multiplayer airship combat game challenges players to survive and thrive in a post apocalyptic wasteland, moving from town to town, trading and collecting resources, outfitting ships, and battling deadly pirates.

The wasteland is a tough place, but you won't be alone. Every ship can have multiple human or NPC crew members.With a flexible skill and leveling system, every crewman brings something unique to the ship. No one sits idly during a firefight. Expect to find your pilot putting out a fire or your mechanic manning the guns at any moment. With many airships to outfit, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, it will take a competent captain to make the most out of each trip. Dangers will be lurking everywhere and they won't just be pirate ambushes; expect to find opposing players out hunting for your cargo as well.

Each town competes and trades with its neighbors to survive in the wasteland. Your reputation will rise and fall with your actions in each town, opening and closing new options elsewhere for profit. Don't like how the towns run things? Soar into the unknown and find new resources to establish a town of your own. Join other players to make your town prosper while defending it from raiders who want to plunder your riches.
Visit us at www.gunsoficarus.com to get on the email list for first looks and find out more about survival after the fall of civilizationÖ and did we mention that teaser trailer?
Check out the website below for more information about the game including a teaser trailer.

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Creatures 4 Coming This Year
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Bigben Interactive has announced the upcoming return to the Creatures series with the release of Creatures 4 later this year. The life simulation game once again features the Norns, creatures which can evolve, learn, interact, and reproduce according to their own DNA and unique artificial intelligence.

15 years after they came into the world, the little Creatures are having their grand come back, unveiling at Gamescom trade fair in Cologne (Germany) from August 17 to 21, 2011. The game will be playable as a World premiere not only for the press but also for the lucky visitors who will attend the exhibition!

Creatures 4 is a life simulation game featuring the most adorable creatures: the Norns. Thanks to its one of a kind Artificial Intelligence, they come with their own fully complete DNA, making them unique and allowing them to evolve, learn, interact and even reproduce! Their physical appearance and behaviors are all influenced by their genetics (but not gene manipulation!) and experience. Nature or nurture, the possibilities in Creatures 4 are absolutely infinite!

Creatures 4 is planned for release by the end of the year for Mac and Windows PCs. A Collectorís edition boxed version as well as an iOS version of the game.

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Din's Curse: Demon War Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

No High Scores has posted a new review of Demon War, the expansion for Soldak Entertainment's action RPG, Din's Curse. Demon War expands the number of class combinations to 196, introduces the new Demon Hunter class, and adds a variety of new creatures, quests, environments and modifiers to the main game.

From the review:

Classes in Dinís Curse can be combined, and developer Soldak Entertainment says the total is now up to 196 combinations. I believe it. So you can literally play the game any way you want. This includes co-op play which is an absolute riot in this game Ė I played the game on a LAN and had a blast. Taking a buddy into Dinís Curse is about as good as these types of games get.

The knock that Dinís Curse gets is in its graphics and animations. Itís a fair complaint as there is no doubt that games like Torchlight look a hell of a lot better when it comes to character models and spell effects. But I feel that after a while the graphics in a game like this sort of dissolve into the background and I focus more on what Iím doing than what the graphics look like. And there is no question, at all, that Iíd rather play Dinís Curse than Torchlight. Not that Torchlight is a bad game but Dinís Curse has proved significantly more valuable. Itís really not even close.

Read the full review at the page below.

No High Scores: Din's Curse Demon War Review
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Jonathan Blow Discusses The Witness
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Gamasutra has posted a new interview with Jonathan Blow, creator of the unique puzzle title, Braid. In the interview the developer discussed his next game: The Witness, a 3D adventure with a focus on puzzle solving.

"My design thought is focused on what's going through the player's head right now... now... now... all the time. And so, that's just kind of the way that I see stuff. And so I'll think about a puzzle. And I'll think about it like, 'Well, okay, when the player sees this -- before they understand what it means -- what are they going to be thinking?'"

Though Blow likes to think he can understand the player's frame of mind, he knows it's "impossible." He says, "I have some ideal player, who I don't know who that is exactly, but it's somebody who likes the kind of games that I like, or something. And so I just think about, 'What would that ideal player do in this situation?' And that guides some decisions sometimes. I don't know. It's really an off-the-cuff kind of process," Blow admitted.

Head over to the page below for more.

Gamasutra: Bearing Witness

Mac Games News for Friday, August 12, 2011

Creeper World 2: Redemption Now At MGS6:00 AM
Driver San Francisco Coming To Macs6:00 AM
Successful Use Of Time Manipulation In City Of Heroes6:00 AM
Telepath RPG: Servants Of God Beta Build Offers Mac Version6:00 AM
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