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Heart Of The Swarm Launch Event Website Revealed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In preparation for the upcoming March 12 release of the Heart of the Swarm expansion for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Blizzard Entertainment has unveiled a new launch event website. The site will include details of all the festivities and special events the company has planned for the game's release.

With the imminent arrival of Kerrigan and Heart of the Swarm on March 12, Earth awaits a global infestation. Blizzard Entertainment will be preparing for the onslaught with a worldwide broadcast spanning 24 hours leading up to the launch of the game. StarCraft players are invited to join us at official events in Melbourne, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; Versailles, France; and Irvine, California; or catch the celebration online. Top StarCraft II pro-gamers will play Heart of the Swarm show matches with your favorite casters narrating the action. We'll also feature live demonstrations of new features in Heart of the Swarm, showcase videos and community content, and give away great priz
Check out the site at the link below.

Heart Of The Swarm Launch Events
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Aztaka Brings The War Against The Gods To MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | 1 comment

Aztaka from Citeremis is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The action/rpg side-scroller draws from Aztec legend to place players in the middle of a war between mankind and the gods.

Inspired by Aztec legend, this action/rpg side-scroller will casts you into the middle of a war between the Gods and Mankind. As Huitzilo, heir of the Sun God, skilled in both the arts of combat and magic, only you can save your people from the wrath of the Aztec Gods by reuniting the seven phonograms. Accompanied by your faithful companion Ayopha - trapped in the form of a hummingbird by a magical curse – you will overcome the obstacles in you path through a combination of fighting prowess and spiritual magic.

Features:

  • Plunge into a new and fresh universe
  • Manipulate spiritual energy, through an innovative hybrid control scheme to solve mysteries and vanquish foes
  • Enhance and customize your character by training skills and abilities, and acquiring ancient artifacts
  • Embark on optional side-quests to acquire valuable items and gold
  • Visit shops to buy and sell potions, rings, piercings and skills to aid in your travels
  • Twenty-one unique and detailed levels with grand, richly-detailed backdrops and fluid character animations
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 2 GB Intel Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1.6 GB HD Space
  • 512 MB RAM
Aztaka is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Shadowrun Returns Concept Screenshots Showcased
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Harebrained Schemes has released a new blog post featuring some concept art from the upcoming Shadowrun Returns RPG. Originally revealed in a Game Informer article, the images include some concept pieces of characters and locations, as well as some shots of the game's editor.

Hi Everyone!

As you may know, Game Informer magazine did a big article about us in their February issue. For those of you who didn’t see it, here’s the art from the article. Please note that these images are not in-game screenshots. They’re concept pieces assembled from real game assets and posed characters. Hope you like them!

Edit: Added a couple shots of the SRR Editor in action.

View the images at the page below.

Shadowrun Returns: New Art
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Commander Keen Creator Begins New Game & Editor Kickstarter
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Tom Hall, creator of the classic Commander Keen, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to bring players the spiritual successor to Commander Keen as well as launch a new platform game creation tool to help aspiring developers create their own sidescrolling adventures. The Kickstarter will fund both the game, Secret Spaceship Club, and the game editor, Worlds of Wander. Hall is hoping to gather $400,000 before the campaign ends on March 1.

Commander Keen’s creator, industry veteran Tom Hall, is announcing his return to fun, funny sci-fi platforming, and he wants to bring you ALL with him! Not just to play but to CREATE A GAME EASILY yourself! WORLDS OF WANDER is a PLATFORM GAME CREATION TOOL that lets you build and share levels, worlds, and whole game experiences with other players. But making a game can be daunting, so it starts with a COMPLETE GAME for you to mess with -- the spiritual successor to Commander Keen -- SECRET SPACESHIP CLUB!

Tom is making SECRET SPACESHIP CLUB with this tool and then giving you the game to play, AND all the data to play with! This game will return to the quirky, funny, clever Tom Hall universe in style, and give you lots of concrete, useful data to start with. It's easy to make a game when you start with one! You never leave the game environment -- the editor is built in! Start in easy mode and just mess with something already made for you. It’s that simple!

Enjoy PLAYING in -- and then BUILDING -- a new corner of Tom’s universe … make part of it your own! That’s why we’re here - to empower us all - and we need your help to make it a reality! Let’s have (and make) some fun!

You wanna know about it -- luckily we know all about it! We can get into editor details in a second... but what is that game Tom is making in WORLDS OF WANDER? What is it?!?

Secret Spaceship Club:

Willie Wander and Sheila Wander think they are helping move their Grandpa to the Old Folks’ Home, but he surprises them with “one last errand before we go”... and they find themselves on a space station, joining the SECRET SPACESHIP CLUB -- an organization of secret space agents who disguise their spaceships as common objects (elephants, school busses, coffee shops) only to blast off in secret and help those in galactic need!

This time, it’s the BUMBLEDYBOTS! A thousand years ago, they were in a great war with a neighboring planet. It was so dire that they made their planet, Enigmata, into a gigantic Final Retaliatory Strike Attack Superbomb that would blow up their planet, the enemy, and most of their system! BUT... their war ended peacefully.

All was well, until a robo-janitor bumped into THE BUTTON, and started the countdown to GALACTIC OBLITERATION! Willie and Sheila must make their way through the increasingly insane defenses put in place to stop an enemy from doing exactly what they are trying to do -- STOP THE BUMBLEDYBOMB!

“I am so excited to get back to my crazy kinda sci-fi universe,” says Tom. “I wander off, but they keep pulling me back in!”

But Secret Spaceship Club is Tom’s game. What about you?

Worlds of Wander:

Well, this project also includes an IN-GAME EDITOR and a way to wrap your levels into a game world -- PLUS a one-stop shop for trying new game content and showing off your own! And play those levels across iOS, PC, Mac, and Ubuntu Linux!

Anyone can make a game level in SIMPLE MODE! Smart-draw with ground tiles, ladders, bridges, switches, and more (it nicens the edges for you), then populate your world with NPCs and enemies and objects and dangers, then hook them all up with an easy-to-use Place 'n' Fiddle interface!

(For the brave, ADVANCED MODE opens up even more power -- See Tech Talkin' at the end.) But you can literally make a fun new level in MINUTES! And make it ANYWHERE you are!

Learn more at the site below.

Worlds Of Wander Kickstarter


Mac Games News for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mac Game Store Enters LIMBO6:00 AM
Omerta: City Of Gangsters Trailer Unveiled6:00 AM
Scripting The Walls In Legend Of Grimrock6:00 AM
The Banner Saga Single Player Campaign6:00 AM
 
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