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Knights Of Pen & Paper Draw June 18 Release Date
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Paradox Interactive has announced a June 18 release date for the Mac, Windows and Linux versions of Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition. In partnership with Behold Studios, developers of the original mobile title, Paradox will update the game to include new features, improvements, and content. To celebrate Paradox also released a new trailer.

Set out on a grand adventure in this turn-based retro style pixel-art RPG, inspired by the great titles of the 90's, where players take on the roles of in-game players taking on the roles of their characters in a traditional pen and paper RPG session.

Players are able to control both the playing characters AND the dungeon master, and they choose which battles to fight. Put together a bunch of monsters to make for a challenging fight, your efforts will be equally rewarded!

Choose from multiple classes, such as knights and mages, then choose from the many different characters to control those classes, like grandma or kid brother, and take on the loads of quests, monsters, items and equipment littered throughout Knights of Pen & Paper +1 Edition. Blacksmiths, enchanters, mining, gathering, hidden treasures and a whole lot more await, giving players a lot of room to personalize their gameplay experience. Donít wait any longer, the Pen & Paper world needs you!


  • The ultimate pen and paper RPG simulation experience!
  • Put together your own role-playing group complete with the game master, the role-players and the classes theyíre role-playing
  • Fight and explore your way through a perilous fantasy world to defeat the dark mage
  • Level up and get your hands on more gold to buy epic items and gear for your party
  • As the game master, you can set up the fights yourself and choose how many monsters to battle
  • Desktop version includes all the content from the mobile version and as well as:
  • New dungeons to explore with monsters, traps, treasures, and powerful bosses
  • The Tavern, a place to stash heroes and switch out party members
  • More options for characters to implement during battles, adding more depth and variation to fights
  • Even more unannounced content and improvements!
Follow the links below for more information.

Knights Of Pen And Paper +1 Edition Trailer
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Rampage Knights Combat Moves In Progress
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Rake in Grass has released a new video showcasing combat moves from the upcoming Rampage Knights. Described as a "cooperative multiplayer beat 'em up game for up to 4 players mixed up with non-linear dungeon crawling and exploration," Rampage Knights is scheduled for a Summer 2013 release.

Four brave heroes have been imprisoned in the castle of an evil warlock. But not for long! It's time to break free and hammer your way through the hordes of the warlock's freakish henchmen, so you can finally ram your fist into his stomach and break his spine!

Core gameplay elements:

  • Single player and 4 players co-op
    Play alone or with up to three friends either locally or online. In multiplayer, thoughtful cooperation will be the key to success. One for all and all for one!

  • Hack and slash combat style
    Swords, axes and maces will be your tools of revenge.

  • Randomized maps and encounters
    For each campaign you get a different map with different loot, bosses and events during your quest. You will never know what challenges and strange encounters wait ahead!

  • Weapons and equipment
    Weapons in the game are numerous and MASSIVE, equipment is powerful and game changing. Prepare to adapt. Treasures give your hero unique abilities which greatly affect succesfull game style and tactics.

  • Customizable heroes
    Pick your face and hat to distinguish your fierce warrior's personality. Modern games must have hats, right? Right?!

  • Some tech babble
    The game will run on Windows, Mac and maybe Linux (if we get enough support). Xbox 360 controller will be supported on Windows.
Check out the links below for more information.

Rampage Knights Combat Moves Video
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Xenonauts: Improving Upon A Strategy Classic
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

Strategy Informer has posted a new preview of Goldhawk Interactive's upcoming X-Com: UFO Defense inspired Xenonauts. The game will challenge players to fend off alien invasion by building bases, recruiting soldiers, researching new technology, and facing off against alien invaders in the sky and on the ground.

Itís the Ground Combat that simultaneously seems closest to the original and yet, if you play the original now, is clearly a loving update of it too. All the options of UFO Defense have been implemented, yet the interface has been uncluttered. Where Enemy Unknown removed or simplified features Xenonauts instead improves them, yet the basics remain the same. Spread your team out of the Skyranger, keep to cover, watch the shadows, donít rush, and pray you get to the aliens before itís their turn. Itís in the mechanics where things differ.

Every action takes Action Points, and while Enemy Unknown basically did away with them Xenonauts returns them. Moving, shooting, even crouching or changing weapons take up AP so you have to really think about every action. Thereís no point rushing up to an alien if youíre left with no points to shoot him with, so next turn that soldierís dead. If you want to do Overwatch, those reflex shots done in your opponentís turn, you better make sure your soldier has some points to spare at the end of your turn. The game even gives you the opportunity to reserve points for just this reason, which is a rather cool addition. Select weapon and right click a few times and you choose to improve aim at the cost of more AP, which was in the original but done better here Ė a line that sums up Xenonauts pretty well.

Check out the preview at the link below.

Strategy Informer: Xenonauts Preview

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Leviathan: Warships Reviewed
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Hooked Gamers has posted a new review of Paradox Interactive's tactical action game, Leviathan: Warships. The game, which challenges players to assemble customized fleets of warships and weaponry, features cross-platform gameplay across all supported platforms.

From the review:

The somewhat confusing tutorial initially conspired against me getting really immersed into the game. I must admit to having played the first few campaign missions rather halfheartedly, not quite understanding what the game was about. On my first mission, I commanded a single ship and managed to sink my targets without too much of an effort. Easy peasy. The next mission, I lost horribly, despite having seen my fleet extended by an additional ship. Not quite sure what I could have done differently to come out victorious, I noticed that I had ship points that could be used to design my own ships as I saw fit.

Suddenly I found myself creating highly specialized ships that were based on my own insights rather than those of the gameís creators. Using a hull of my own choosing, I distributed the remaining points by placing shields, rocket launchers and artillery on various mounting spots that were all on the same side of the ship. My strategy, aimed to reduce the amount of maneuvering of my ships while making them more potent, paid off handsomely. With almost double the firepower on one side, I formed a wall of, admittedly, lopsided looking ships that made short work of the incoming enemy. The strategy failed on my next mission, but it showed me a level of flexibility that I had not expected to find.

Click over to the link below to read more.

Hooked Gamers: Leviathan Warships Review
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Mac Games News for Monday, June 10, 2013

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