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Shadowrun Online Delayed Until 2014
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Cliffhanger Productions announced a delay for the release of Shadowrun Online, which will now see daylight sometime in 2014. A separate project from Harebraned Schemes' single player focused Shadowrun Returns, Cliffhanger's title will center on multiplayer action with co-op gameplay and player vs player faction wars set in a persistent world.

The good news is: We have been able to procure an investor for our company. Not a big one, mind you, but it allows us all not to starve to death while developing games. The money will enable us to develop a better Shadowrun Online while remaining independent on content decisions. As you may remember, we have put our own money – and of course the Kickstarter budget we received through your generous support – into SRO already. We’re also facing the tough job of creating a MMO-like game across platforms, which means a lot of the money has gone and will continue to go into this technology.

We remain dedicated and focused on providing the best possible game with our limited means and we want to put even more of our money into it so we can get it done in the way we envision, based on our ideas and your feedback. We still have to make ends meet and won’t be able to put in every feature we (and our friends in the forum) hoped for; if you compare budgets with similar projects, it is a massive challenge to make SRO the game we want it to be with the resources we have available and we promise that we’ll do our best.

We understand that delaying SRO impacts every single one of you and we apologize for that, but it really is a decision for the good of the project. The fact that we have sold a part of our company to an investor so we can make a better game shows our dedication to SRO and the Shadowrun Universe. We hope to have your continued trust in us to do what is right and best for all of us – to create great player experiences.

Read more at the link below.

Shadowrun Online Status Update
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Monument Builders: Colosseum Construction Begins
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Anuman Interactive's Monument Builders: Colosseum is now available for download and purchase at Macgamestore.com. The game gives players the chance to turn back the clock and participate in the construction of the iconic Colosseum of Rome.

Participate in the construction of the iconic Colosseum of Rome while learning tons of anecdotes.

Become the construction site manager of one of the world's most famous monuments: clear the site, build quarries, tame lions and take on superstar gladiators.

Don't forget to tame the lions and to hire workers, otherwise you won't finish in time!

Features:

  • Build the Colosseum of Rome
  • 50 levels to complete
  • A ton of bonuses to unlock
  • Make sure your name goes down in History
Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Mac
  • 1 GB RAM
Monument Builders: Colosseum is available now for $9.99 (USD).

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Eschalon: Book III Planned For Release This Year
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Basilisk Games recently offered a status update on the development of Eschalon: Book III, its upcoming third and final entry in the old-school fantasy RPG series. Currently in alpha testing, Book III is scheduled to release before the end of this year

With summer drawing to an end, we’ve gotten a lot of messages asking when Book III will be released. We apologize for not doing a Book III progress update sooner.

We just finished testing “Alpha 1? and are fixing the problems that were uncovered during that session. We’ll be testing “Alpha 2? October, with semi-public Beta testing in November.

Right now, Book III is scheduled to be released before the end of 2013. Our confidence is high that we will meet this goal. We should be able to drop an accurate release date when Beta testing begins.

Check out the full post at the link below.

Eschalon: Book III Status Update
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IMG Reviews Ravensword Shadowlands
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a new review of Crescent Moon Games' Ravensword: Shadowlands. The fantasy role playing adventure game features a large detailed world, powerful weapons to collect, hundreds of items to find, and a storyline centered on uncovering the mysteries of the Kingdom of Tyreas.

Here's an excerpt:

The combat system is easy to understand. If you have a sword and shield, you can swing the sword and use the shield to block. If you decide to use a bow of some form (it’s a really good idea to do this), you can often begin attacking monsters that are out of the range where they notice you. There are physics to the bow shot, so for long distance attacks, one needs to aim over the target. I found that a nice crossbow would often soften and sometimes completely kill a monster before it reached sword distance. It is easy enough to switch back and forth between sword/shield and bow.
Read the full review at the link below.

IMG Review: Ravensword Shadowlands
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