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DROD: Gunthro And The Epic Blunder Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Caravel Games has announced the release of DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder, the fifth installment in the Deadly Rooms of Death franchise. The turn-based dungeon puzzler challenges players to solve each room by clearing out all the monsters. Gunthro and the Epic Blunder is designed to be more friendly for first time players and includes a smooth learning curve, an integrated online hint system, new puzzle elements, and enhanced level crafting abilities.

DROD is a thinking man's dungeon crawl. Each room is a unique, hand-crafted puzzle that you solve by clearing out all the monsters. Game mechanics are turn-based, and by making moves as fast or as slow as you like, you can experience the action and solve puzzles at your own pace.

In this game, Beethro Budkin recounts an epic tale of adventure to his nephews about his grandfather, Gunthro Budkin, and his exploits in the dangerous nation of Rasarus. Gunthro is a third-generation smitemaster, and a rather ugly man. Smitemasters are hard-bitten, muscled veteran dungeon exterminators that slay hideous beasties in dark places for a living. You know Gunthro will get the job done, and you'll happily pay him for it because you can tell he's The Guy. When the Rasarun king is slain by an officer of Tueno, Gunthro is recruited by Rasarus to defend his country and reclaim its honor. However, as Gunthro searches deeper, he will find things are not quite all they seem.

"Gunthro" is designed as an entry-level offering to the DROD world, with both new players and veterans in mind. The level layout is designed with multiple hub areas to explore in order to be forgiving. The game starts easy, has a smooth learning curve and an integrated online hints system. If DROD has seemed too difficult for you to get far into, then you should be pleased by the design that went into this game, making for a delightful blend of fun and challenge. The game features all-new puzzle elements and enhanced level crafting abilities that add more depth to the previous offerings in the franchise. DROD has an incredibly active player community that has published over 25,000 puzzle rooms that are available for free download play in the game.

During development, "Gunthro" brought in a large group of talent. The puzzles and world have been crafted by a team of established master level designers from the Caravel community, with story conceived by DROD creator Erik Hermansen, new game art by Erik and artist Brett Boyette, and new music tracks by synthpop artist Jon Sonnenberg. Explore the world of DROD in this latest puzzle adventure by Caravel Games.
DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder is now available for download purchase at the site below

DROD: Gunthro and the Epic Blunder



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Diablo III Demon Hunter Video Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

IGN has posted a new video featuring the Demon Hunter class from Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming action RPG sequel, Diablo III. The footage offers information about the hunter's story and background, as well as some of the skills the class has available.

After nearly 11 years of waiting, the next Diablo game is almost here. Diablo III will launch on May 15, 2012, and will come with some interesting new features, such as a real money auction house where you can make money by selling in-game gold and items.

Though many things have changed – an altered skill progression system, less emphasis on the use of health potions to survive, and a greatly enhanced item crafting system – much will stay the same. Diablo III is still all about super fast real-time combat presented from an overhead perspective, where you use your available skills to obliterate packs of demons and then take their stuff.

Of the five playable classes in Diablo III, four are new. Take a look at the Demon Hunter in the video below, and check back with IGN soon for more on the Monk, Barbarian, Witch Doctor and Wizard classes.

Check out the video at the link below.

IGN: Diabo III's Demon Hunter
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Ski Region Simulator 2012 Now At Macgamestore
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N3V Games' Ski Region Simulator 2012 is now available for purchase from Macgamestore.com. The simulation gives players the chance to try their hand at running a successful ski resort, starting with a single lift and a short trail. The game includes a detailed management simulation as well as a variety of vehicles to operate.

Show your technical and managerial skills in this high-quality simulation by the developers of the “Farming Simulator” (about 1.000.000 units sold internationally since October 2010), GIANTS, and manage, maintain and expand your own mountains and villages in the “Ski Region Simulator 2012” to bring your ski resort to success.

Starting with a single lift and a short trail, the player has to attract guests by tending his resorts and keeping the visitors excited. The 4 km² large ski region can be explored by foot, ski and snowboard. Furthermore, a large automotive fleet containing well-known vehicles like snow cats and snow cannons can be discovered and operated. Prepare the slopes with highly detailed snowcats, build up ski-lifts with the appropriate equipment and take care of your fleet by buying the right machines. To entertain the inhabitants of the resort, the player can serve delicious meals in the upgradeable Alpine huts and deliver cool après-ski entertainment. If the player manages the resort wisely, more and more visitors will make his ski empire grow!

As expected by a typical GIANTS game, “Ski Region Simulator 2012” is characterized by high quality graphics and realistic technical details. The game offers a broad and varied game play as well as never-ending entertainment.

This simulation is an absolute must for all fans of winter sports and technical simulations.

Features:

  • Prepare and create new trails with diverse vehicles and machines
  • Free, open-world-scenario with day/night cycle and dynamic weather that can be discovered by foot, ski and snowboard
  • Expanding vehicle fleet with new and more efficient vehicles variety of snow-related industrial tools designed to act as extensions of the vehicles available
  • Detailed management system enables players to build and expand their ski resort environment by creating new trails and installing lifts
  • Varied scripted and unforeseen events will keep the player entertained
  • Partnership with Pistenbully
  • Play online with your friends in the multiplayer-mode
  • Expand the game with own or downloaded mods
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1.83 GHz Intel cpu or better
  • Nvidia Geforce 8600, ATI Radeon X1600 or better (min 256 MB VRAM)
  • 1 GB RAM
Ski Region Simulator 2012 is available now for $19.95 (USD).

Ski Region Simulator 2012
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iGame Radio Reviews Law & Order: Legacies
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The latest Game Review Cast of Omaha Sternberg's iGame Radio podcast is now available for listening. The podcast features a review of Telltale Games' Law & Order: Legacies. The game features a "dream team" of investigators and attorneys from the long running Law & Order television franchise, and gives players the chance to solve a case with their favorite investigators.

Game Review Cast:

A review of Law & Order: Legacies, by Telltale Games. An intriguing, fun, and intricate game that has rethought the puzzle/adventure game genre, with puzzles targeted for an interactive detective game.
Follow the link below to listen to the podcast.

iGame Radio: Law & Order Legacies
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Law & Order: Legacies


Mac Games News for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two Coming To Macs6:00 AM
Out Of The Park Baseball 13: New Features Detailed6:00 AM
Scourge: Outbreak Announced, Website Unveiled6:00 AM
The Pets Of Torchlight II6:00 AM
 
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