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Gun Monkeys Released
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Size Five Games recently announced the release of Gun Monkeys. Described as a "devastatingly-indie, ProcedurallyĖGenerated, Physics-based, Online Deathmatch platform game," Gun Monkeys puts players in charge of a modern power company which sends monkeys into a post-apocalyptic future to collect and return Power Cubes for use in the present.

If you donít know what it is: Gun Monkeys provides short, sharp jabs of intense multiplayer combat. Itís a procedurally-generated, physics-based, 1-on-1, online platform shooter. All lovingly voiced by British comedy legend, The Actor Kevin Eldon. There arenít many games like that kicking around.

In GUN MONKEYS, players take charge of a modern-day power company. In the distant future, a catastrophic experiment into Perpetual Energy obliterates all human life, leaving the world choc-full of free-for-the-taking energy. Your job is to send a legion of pleasingly-expendable monkeys forwards in time to collect Power Cubes and return them to present-day, all from the comfort of your PC. Sadly, it looks like one or two other entrepreneurs have had the exact same idea...

Check out the link below to view a launch trailer and screenshots from the game.

Gun Monkeys Launch Trailer & Screenshots
Gun Monkeys (add to watch list)



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Pet Doc Brings Animal Care To MGS
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RuneSoft's Pet Doc is available now for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The game gives players the chance to take charge of their own veterinary clinic and work to become the best pet doc in town. The game features more than 20 unique animal health situations to deal with, and a variety of animals to treat.

Did you ever dream of being a pet doctor? With "Pet Doc" this dream might come true. Start up your own practice and treat all those four-legged and feathered pets. Each day people come to you with their pets: rabbits, budgerigars, cats, dogs and even horses. So you will learn more about treating and healing animals and you will decide when to build which building.

Sometimes it might become necessary to accommodate the animals and take care of them for a couple of days, so that they get well again. You can build
extra stables and accomodations for them. Playing with the pets and bear company are among your daily duties as well as feeding them, cleaning up and the daily treatment of your little patients. But although working with these lovely pets is a lot of fun, even the best pet doc needs some time out. You can go to town and buy yourself a new outfit. Or you can saddle one of your horses and go for a long ride at the beach or through the nearby forest.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your stethoscope and prove to everyone that you are the best pet doc out there.

Features:

  • Play as the owner of your very own pet clinic in this fun game
  • Become the best vet in town and grow the clinic into a thriving business
  • Build new kennels; expand existing buildings to provide more services
  • Nurse all the animals back to health in over 20 cases
  • Lovingly care for dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, birds, and more
Requirements:
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 600 MB HD Space
  • 64 MB VRAM
  • Pet Doc is available now for

    Pet Doc (add to watch list)
    Buy Pet Doc



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    Second Chance Heroes Closed Beta This Weekend
    6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Rocket City Studios has announced another closed beta weekend for its upcoming debut video game, Second Chance Heroes. The action title gives players the chance to take the role of one of 12 unique warriors cloned from the DNA of famous historical figures like Joan of Arc and Abraham Lincoln, battling hordes of aliens, robots, and undead bent on destroying the world. Players can join forces with up to three other players to smash their enemies.

    Second Chance Heroes is a cooperative action RPG that takes place in a world overrun by apocalyptic disasters!? Made weak by over-exposure to kitten videos, reality TV and ironic photos of bacon, the citizens of the modern world are entirely unprepared when the end of the world arrives! Unable to save ourselves from evil robots, nuclear missiles, sentient fast food, alien invasions and hordes of the undead, our only hope lies in the past. Put together a dream team of cloned heroes drawn from throughout human history and use them to push back the apocalyptic tide! Or don't and just let the zombie chickens eat your face.?
    Check out the site below for more about the game.

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    Second Chance Heroes (add to watch list)



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    The Banner Saga Status Update, Double Fine Discussion
    6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

    Stoic has released a new status update for the company's upcoming strategy role playing adventure game, The Banner Saga. The update offers details about the game's current state, as well as a discussion of game development in relation to Double Fine's recent funding woes. The Banner Saga will combine elements of turn based strategy, role playing, and adventure games, and will follow the exploits of a band of vikings.

    If nothing else, I think the gaming community is finally getting a good picture about real game development. What would really shock people is that there is nothing unusual about any of this, except that you are finally seeing it. This is every game development story that has ever existed, except instead of the publisher dealing with it, YOU are.

    Budgets of 1 to 4 million are small-to-medium sized. Our budget of $650k (in actual funding) is relatively small, half a year of production for a small team. Budgets of kickstarter projects asking for $20k... that's not enough to make a game, that's just some content. Surprise! Games you've come to expect as "standard" like Call of Duty: maybe 150 million to make, rough guess. You know how much Old Republic cost? I'm not legally allowed to tell you, actually. It's that much. Now you know.

    Games take 1 year to make... if it's a casual iOS game, or an annual sequel. Medium sized games take 2-3 years. Large games take 4-5 years. Believe it or not, lots of games fall in a nebulous space between AAA and "indie", whatever that means. The Old Republic took over 6 years. Yeah, you started hearing about it 1 year before it released. It started production five years before that. For five years hundreds of people toiled on it 12 hours a day and you had no idea! Now you know! Isn't knowing about production right from the start wonderful? No, it's not. It's annoying. It takes FOREVER. That's why you usually don't hear anything until it's almost ready to ship.

    Delays, content cuts, pushed back dates, plans to make revenue sooner- this is how games are developed. Bioshock Infinite, the biggest game of 2013, got delayed for half a year, AFTER pre-orders were sold. Journey took 3 years to make a 3 hour game and had to go back for more funding from Sony TWICE. That's how game development goes. They didn't know they'd need to do it. Humans are not good at estimating creative endeavors, no matter how "professional" they are.

    Read more at the page below.

    Banner Saga Status Update
    The Banner Saga (add to watch list)


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