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Corrupt A World Next Year In Rack N Ruin
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

LifeSpark Entertainment, a new studio established by former Blizzard artist Tyler Hunter, recently launched a trailer for its upcoming title Rack N Ruin. Inspired by classics like the Legend of Zelda series, and modern indie titles like The Binding of Isaac, the action adventure game will put players in the role of a demonic wizard with a flair for chaos and destruction. To succeed they will need to defeat hordes of heroic and unholy forces.

Taking cues from classics such as the Legend of Zelda series, while infusing the action with the modern trappings of The Binding of Isaac, Rack N Ruin stars a demonic wizard with a flair for chaos and destruction.

As Rack, players will discover a wide open overworld to explore, as well as a collection of devilish dungeons, all meticulously hand-crafted by Hunter and his team.

But Rack N Ruin isn't about saving the world. It's about corrupting it.

It will be the debut release from Hunter's new LifeSpark Entertainment studio. Prior to going indie, Hunter worked to craft the impressive cinematics of StarCraft II and Diablo III, while also contributing in-game assets to World of Warcraft.

More about the game:

Rack n' Ruin is an action adventure game featuring Rack, a demonic wizard with a flair for chaos and destruction.

Use a combination of malevolent magic, apocalyptic abilities, woeful weapons and insidious items as you journey across a vast open world. Ransack ancient dungeons, defeat hordes of heroic and unholy forces, battle a collection of behemoths and bosses, and discover the secrets of the land you seek to conquer. Watch your demonic powers grow as you enslave and corrupt the land, twisting fairytales into nightmares and turning paradise into pandemonium.

The wonderful hand-painted artwork within the game is created by former Blizzard artist Tyler Hunter, whose work you may have seen in World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and Prey. Rack n' Ruin aims to recapture the magic of classic adventure games like Legend of Zelda and Alundra, while also drawing inspiration from modern indie titles such as the Binding of Isaac. It's a nostalgic yet fresh experience - a cheeky adventure that leads players on an enchanting journey.

Rack N Ruin is set for release early next year on Mac and Windows PCs, with iOS and Android versions to follow.

Rack N Ruin

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Dusty Revenge At Mac Game Store
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PD Design Studio's Dusty Revenge is now available for download and purchase at Mac Game Store. The 2D action platformer features classic "beat-em up" action and offers unique support mechanics in the form of artillery and sniper support. Players take the role of Dusty, a rabbit seeking revenge for the death of the love of his life. Along the way he will team up with an artillery wielding bear and a sharping shooting hound as they fight their way through a variety of environments.

Intense story:
Consumed for revenge after the love of his life is killed, Dusty crosses paths with 2 unlikely allies who are each seeking out the same enemy for a different reason. As the three set out to destroy the responsible band of villains and anyone else that stands in their way, they unravel a scheme much bigger than their personal vendettas.

3 unique characters with their own weapons and mechanics:
Play as Dusty, a vicious multi gun wielding madman that boasts intense melee attacks. Players can also call upon two support characters, Rondel the artillery support who tramples enemies with a massive arsenal of weaponry and beastly rocket launchers, and McCoy the sharpshooter who takes down loads of enemies stealthily with his deadly accurate rifle.

9 Gorgeously drawn environments:
Venture through cavernous wastelands, western ghost towns and deadly jungle environments in your quest for blood. You never know what to expect from the each of the unique and precarious worlds!

Hordes of menacing villains:
A whole slew of enemies are out there ready to kill. From aggressive predatory vermin, vicious stalking felines, venomous mechanical snakes and giant armored gorillas, all run by the enigmatic leader Craven.


  • Unique Support Characters Mechanics
  • Beat'em Up Action Blended with Platforming
  • Gorgeous Art
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Intel Mac
Dusty Revenge is available now for $9.99 (USD).

Dusty Revenge

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Champions Of Demah RTS Action Hybrid Coming This Winter
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

NRD Studios, a small indie developer based in Sweden, recently emailed us about Champions of Demah, an upcoming real time strategy/third person action hybrid. Planned for release this winter for Mac and Windows PCs, the game centers around a conflict between two brothers seeking control of the kingdom of Demah. Players take the role of one of the champions aiding the brothers and can either control the action as a commander in RTS mode, or leap directly into the fray in third person mode. The game will feature up to 32 players online, multiple gameplay modes, nine playable classes, interactive maps, and hundreds of customization options.

Champions of Demah is an RTS Action Hybrid game set in a fantasy world, which we call Demah. The game will feature lots of multiplayer action, multiple modes of gameplay and hundreds of choices to be made in both character and player customisations.

Throughout the years there have been some attempts to create an RTS Action Hybrid game, but we feel they have all fallen short of the real potential for this genre. Champions of Demah promises to be the first of its kind, designed from the ground up in every aspect to fit this genre perfectly.

The world of Demah is rich in history and story. You play during the Times of Assent, where 2 brothers are vying for power to control the kingdom. Each of the brothers are now asking for champions to lead their armies and bring them victory. You are those Champions.

Champions of Demah hosts a wide range of features and content, and here is a short list of some of the main and exciting ones.

  • Up to 32 Players
  • Multiple Map Modes
  • Interactive Maps
  • Custom Characters
  • 9 Playable Classes
  • Hundreds of Skills and Abilities
  • Player Reputation
Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaigns are also under way for Champions of Demah. Learn more at the links below.

Steam Greenlight: Champions Of Demah
Kickstarter: Champions of Demah
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Drox Operative Updated
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Soldak Entertainment has released patch version 1.015 for Drox Operative, its starship action RPG. The game puts players in the role of an elite starship captain and features warring alien races, fierce space battles, a dynamic and evolving galaxy, and co-op multiplayer.

Eons ago the Drox ruled the galaxy through their mighty Operatives. These elite starship captains were trained to accomplish the impossible at whatever cost necessary. Whether employing stealth or brute force, they were always deadly. Using these Operatives, the Drox built a starlane system for quick travel amongst the stars, colonized and conquered millions of planets, and ruled the galaxy with an iron grip for over 100,000 years. Eventually realizing their Operatives were a threat, they attempted to assassinate all of them. They failed. The following Galactic Civil War was devastating.

Thousands of years later, the Drox are extinct, but the secretive Drox Operative guild lives on. They have learned their lesson though: loyalty to any one race is foolish. They now work for whoever can pay. And pay they do! Empires might span hundreds of planets and thousands of ships, but when a critical task arises, they still turn to an Operative.

In the new space race, the major races are scouting, colonizing, and expanding, trying to take over the galaxy by diplomacy, technology, war, or any other means their scheming minds can contemplate.

As a Drox Operative it's NOT your job to manage all of those annoying people, build thousands of buildings, play nice with your enemies, or balance the budget. It IS your job to pick the winning side and maybe even help them conquer the galaxy if you're being nice, more importantly though is to rake in as many credits as possible, well that and build the coolest, deadliest ship in the known universe. Not many screw with an Operative captaining a Dreadnaught!


  • Explore a dynamic and evolving galaxy
  • Explore a unique sector of the galaxy in every game, with different "monsters", ship components, quests, and even races
  • Fight in the galactic war between the various alien races
  • Battle hundreds of different enemy starships
  • Build the coolest and deadliest starship in the galaxy
  • Outfit your ship with thousands of components and crew
  • Adventure with your friends with co-op multiplayer
Read more at the links below.

Drox Operative Patches
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Mac Games News for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Anomaly 2 Update Adds New PvP Map6:00 AM
Iesabel Available Now At MGS6:00 AM
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