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First In-Game Trailer Revealed For The Raven
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Nordic Games has revealed the first in-game trailer for its upcoming point and click adventure, The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief. Developed by KING Art and scheduled for a July 23 release, the game will revolve around the player's attempts to capture an art thief in 1960's Europe. Nordic previously worked with KING Art to launch The Book of Unwritten Tales.

The trailer, narrated by Marco Rosenberg, Executive Producer at King Art, gives an insight into the adventures that can be experienced during the first chapter The Eye Of The Sphinx. Rosenberg explains that the game pays tribute to the classic Agatha Christie crime stories combined with the gangster movies from the 60s and 70s. Split into three chapters, the game offers the unique opportunity to experience the story from two different sides as they get to play the part of both the investigator and the thief.

The daring hunt across Europe is a beautifully animated tale that features more camera shots and character animation than all of King Art’s previous point and click adventures put together. Journeying through thrilling and dense atmospheres with the aim of catching the art burglar -The Raven, players will follow his trademark black feather clues to capture the thief and to protect a legendary sapphire, the "Eye of the Sphinx". The game is full of twists and turns that will have players on the edge of their seats.

For those who just cannot wait for the game’s release, there is currently available a free to play game that describes the back story of the bitter rivalry between The Raven and his pursuer detective Legrand. The Raven – Interactive Graphic Novel, the prequel to The Legacy of a Master Thief, is a unique teaser which is available now as a browser based game, on Google Play and for iOS devices for free.

The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief is available to pre-order now. Read more at the links below.

The Raven In-Game Trailer
The Raven - Legacy Of A Master Thief Deluxe Edition
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Blackbeard Gets A Second Chance
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Independent developer Rocket City Studios recently announced a new addition to its upcoming debut video game, Second Chance Heroes. Edward "Blackbeard" Teach will join the eclectic cast of player characters in the game. 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.


Notorious sea captain and scourge of the Caribbean. Resorted to piracy only after his dreams of opening a boutique cupcake bakery fell through.

Blackbeard uses a spectral anchor to drag his enemies into close-quarters, stunning them and setting them up to be run through with his enormous cutlass.


    Shiver Me Timbers!

    Someone's been dunking his cutlass in high-octane rum again. Blackbeard uses his blazing sword to slash through enemies with this arcing melee attack.

    Get Over H'YARRR!!!

    Blackbeard summons a spectral anchor and uses it to drag enemies toward himself. It also stuns affected targets, making it easy to cut them down to size.

Check out the site below for more about the game.

Second Chance Heroes: Blackbeard Bio
Second Chance Heroes

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Mac Gamer HQ Reviews Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition
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Mac Gamer HQ has posted a new review of Feral Interactive's Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition. Developed by Creative Assembly and published by SEGA for Windows, the game is the latest Mac installment of the Total War series to be launched by Feral Interactive and follows Empire: Total War - Gold Edition.

The Land and Sea battles occur when attacking a town, city or ship during the campaign mode and happen in real time. These battles have always been extremely fun and Napoleon: TW is no exception. In fact, Napoleon takes the whole battle system even further, making it more user friendly and graphically impressive!

The Land battles’s gameplay is as fun as ever. The battle starts with a panoramic view of both attacking and defending armies. The line infantry, cavalry and artillery can then be moved for optimum cover, high ground and so on. After that, the battle can begin. Both armies have numerous attack and defense choices: Different shot types, formations or auto-fire to name a few. You can even assault forts and use siege weapons. I have to say these battles are a real treat and are the best I’ve experienced in a strategy game.

The Sea battles don’t fall short either. The combat itself is good fun, although it can be a little harder to play. The ships also have different attack and defense options, including different shot types, movement speeds and the ability to shoot from either side of the ship.

Check out the full review at the page linked below.

Mac Gamer HQ: Napoleon Total War Review
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Napoleon: Total War - Gold Edition
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MMO Meets Online Gambling In Dragon's Tale
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eGenesis, developer of A Tale in the Desert has announced its next game, Dragon's Tale. Described as the first MMORPG based on real-money gambling, Dragon's Tale brings "a creative and intensely social experience to online gambling."

Lead designer Andrew Tepper ("Teppy") explains:

"The first thing that stuck me about online gambling today is that it's a pretty lonely experience, typically one player in a web browser, watching a 2D slot machine. I've taken what I've learned in the last 15 years building MMORPGs and for the first time applied that to gambling. I've created an intensely social world where players can explore the game world together, share techniques, and rely on each other as they level up by completing gambling quests."

"Furthermore, every game in Dragon's Tale is novel, and is designed for a 3D environment: You can tip cows, hunt for Dragon's Eggs, catch fish, run monkeys through mazes, feed ducks. There are 60 different games so far, with new ones being added all the time, and every one of them is a new take on gambling. About half the games are luck-based and half are skill-based."

In addition to quest-based levels, Dragon's Tale features a complex tournament system, a student/mentor system, and a form of player-controlled governance that will be familiar to those that have played A Tale in the Desert.

Dragon's Tale offers a free trial, and for those that wish to gamble, supports Bitcoins and credit cards. Beta testing begins Friday, July 12, 2013.

Learn more at the site below.

Dragon's Tale

Mac Games News for Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Marine Park Empire Available At MGS6:00 AM
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