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Hero-U Playable Demo To Debut This Month
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The developers of Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption have released a new status update for the upcoming RPG adventure title. This time the update included news that a playable demo version of the game should be available by the end of June. Inspired by Sierra's Quest for Glory series, Hero-U will combine "the rich character relationships, story and puzzles of a classic adventure game with the exploration and excitement of a role-playing game."

It’s really exciting behind the ivy covered walls of Hero-University. We’ve been working hard to turn the Unity game system into a game engine that has all the abilities of the old Sierra Game engine that created the Adventure Games. Now we’re starting to get it to do things that Sierra could never do. We can’t wait to show you..

We will have a playable demo by the end of the month that will look a bit like an Adventure Role-playing game that you all know and love. We’ve even got a few references in it to the old Sierra games. But there’s a lot more to show off…

Click over to the page below to read more.

Hero-U June News
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Brainpipe: A Plunge To Unhumanity Now At MGS
6:00 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

Digital Eel's Brainpipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The 3D action game sends players on a colorful journey through obstacle filled tunnels where they must collect enough glowing glyphs to allow passage to higher levels. The game features 10 levels of increasingly difficult action.

Brainpipe is an easy-to-pick-up first person game of real-time spatial navigation and quick reflexes. Supported by hypnotic graphics, ear tickling sound effects and immersive dreamscape music, the game's free floating, forward moving intensity gradually increases from serene to frenetic as you play. Effortless to learn, Brainpipe's simple and intuitive interface will have you playing in seconds. Immersive and dreamlike, Brainpipe will always beckon you back for more.

Features:

  • 10 long & twisty tube levels
  • Ramping speed and intensity
  • 8 dangerously tempting obstacles to avoid
  • Mind glyphs to collect and score
  • Hypnotic sound and music featuring EelMix
  • Creepy eyeball buttons!
  • Fullscreen or windowed modes
  • Mouse, joystick, and gamepad support
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Intel Mac
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 40 MB HD Space
  • 32 MB VRAM
Brainpipe: A Plunge To Unhumanity is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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IslaBomba Action Puzzler Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Eduardo and Alberto Saldaña, co-founders of Sons of a Bit Entertainment, recently informed us about development of their upcoming first commercial video game: IslaBomba. Planned for release on a variety of platforms including Mac, the action puzzler will challenge players to save IslaBomba from the destructive tyrant King Nasty. To save the island from King's bombs, players will need to make careful use of the penguin, rabbit, and turtle's special abilities.

What is IslaBomba?
  • Single-player experience
  • Perfect match of puzzle and action games
  • In English and Spanish (more languages in the way)
IslaBomba, a peaceful island in the middle of the ocean, is ruled by King Nasty, a tyrant king who wants to bomb its inhabitants’ homeland to build a paddle court, a kart circuit, a bowling alley and other important stuff King Nasty obviously needs.

Your mission is to throw King Nasty’s bombs into different substances, such as water or quicksand, before the spark burns the whole fuse. In order to do it, you’ll control three of these inhabitants, each one of them with unique features and skills:

  • The penguin can grab bombs and throw them far away.
  • The rabbit can hop and push bombs with its body.
  • The turtle can push buttons with its legs and carry bombs on its shell.
Together with the characters’ skills, stages will include dynamic elements, such as: changing wind, quicksand, physics-related puzzles and even flocks of doves! All this will make the game more and more varied, funny and challenging.

IslaBomba offers:

  • 3 different characters with unique skills
  • 200 challenging stages
  • 4 different environments: jungle, desert, ice and an unlockable location only available when finishing the game.
  • Endless hours of fun and happiness

IslaBomba will be released on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android devices, PC, Mac and XBox 360 digital distribution platforms. Also, we have the firm intention of making IslaBomba available on eshop (Wii U) and PSN (PS3).

An early teaser trailer is available now at the link below, and an Indiegogo funding campaign will start soon.

For more information follow the links below.

IslaBomba Pre-Alpha Trailer
IslaBomba



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Two Guys SpaceVenture Demo Status Update
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

In a new Kickstarter update Two Guys From Andromeda provided an update on the status of a demo version of the upcoming sci-fi adventure game, Two Guys SpaceVenture. In development by Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, creators of the classic Space Quest series, the game will feature the trademark game elements of the team's previous efforts.

Okay, so the demo is still not quite ready. We do want some polish to it since we will be showing it off to you fine folks and to the press at San Diego Comicon this year, hope everyone understands the logic there.

To tide you over, I wanted to share some of the facts about this small piece of the game you'll get to experience in the demo:

  • There will be 7 beautifully created scenes by Mark Crowe.
  • Every scene contains hilarious dialogue written by Scott Murphy.
  • You'll get to control the man, the legend, Ace Hardway himself as well as his lovable robotic K-9 sidekick Rooter!
  • Space Quest fans might notice a few fun easter eggs thrown in as well.
  • There are 8 different tasks(puzzles) you'll have to accomplish in order to beat the demo, some more difficult than others.
  • At the moment there are 4 possible funny ways to die. There might be a couple of more added soon as well. We have a very creative and tactful way to accomplish this that we think you'll love, whether you like the Sierra method or LucasArts method of Adventure Games.
  • The demo is laced with some epic music and SFX created/produced by Ken Allen
  • As far as voice over goes, we have 3 different characters being voiced in the demo.
  • And a nice little ending to the demo that will leave you wanting more!
As far as the demo goes, we mostly have some more programming to wrap up and a little more polish left. I can't make any promises, but cross your finger for a release coming your way soon!
Head over to the link below for more information.

Two Guys SpaceVenture Demo Update
Two Guys From Andromeda


Mac Games News for Monday, June 17, 2013

Gears Now Turning At Mac Game Store6:00 AM
Guns Of Icarus Online Update Released6:00 AM
Leviathan: Warships Jazzes Things Up With New Update6:00 AM
Mac Gamer HQ Reviews Batman Arkham City, Trine 26:00 AM
Moebius Trailer And Screenshots Unveiled6:00 AM
 
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