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Heileen 2: The Hands Of Fate Announced
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Tycoon Games, developer of several dating sim and visual novel games, has announced work on Heileen 2: The Hands of Fate, a sequel to the original. The game takes place on a mysterious Caribbean island where Heileen and a few of her friends found themselves at the end of the first game. To succeed Heileen must make use of a deck of tarot cards. Heileen 2 features more than 12 possible endings and an enhanced quest system.

She stumbles upon a deck of tarot cards that represent the seven deadly sins and the seven heavenly virtues. It isn't long before she discovers that these cards have the power to change both her dreams and her reality.

"The seven deadly sins are a common motif in art, books, comics, movies and songs, but most people seem to forget the seven heavenly virtues. In a world as complex as ours, I felt that it would be wrong to ignore the virtues, as they too are an intricate part of our lives," says Celso Riva, the designer and programmer of the game.

Like Tycoon Games' most recent game, Bionic Heart, the events of Heileen 2 rely heavily on the user's decisions. The final game will feature more than twelve unique endings and an enhanced version of the original quest system in Heileen.
The game currently has an estimated release date of November 2009 for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. Follow the link below for more information.

Tycoon Games

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6th Annual Luxtoberfest Begins Today
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

October marks the beginning of Sillysoft's annual Luxtoberfest event. Throughout the month the company will be hosting tournaments and contests in celebration of its strategy based world domination game, Lux. The contests enlist players to face off against one another in a war to win prizes.

Luxtoberfest 2009 is a month of contests and celebrations throughout October. Capping off the fest are the annual player voted Lux Awards!

Tournament Event Schedule:
Ongoing - Luxtoberfest 6 LuxShoppe Showdown

Thursday 1st - Tournament of Champions for Rookies
Friday 2nd - Tournament of Champions for Veterans
Sat-Sun 3-4th - 2009 Map Retrospective Weekend

Tuesday 6th - Biohazard Tournament
Wednesday 7th - Silent Lux (no chat)
Thursday 8th - Tournament of Champions for High Seeds

Sat-Sun 10-11th - Teamplay Weekend

Wed-Sat 14-17th - Luxtoberfest Survivor

Wednesday 21st - Map Generator Tournament
Thursday 22nd - Tournament of Champions for Ladies

Fri-Sun 23rd-25th - Lux Bowl

Tuesday 27th - Tournament of Champions for Top All-Time Seeds
Wednesday 28th - 2009 Lux Award Ceremonies

Saturday 31st - Halloween Costume Ball

Most events require no sign-up and will run for 24 hours so all time zones can take part. Exceptions are the Ladies, High Seeds, All-Time Seeds, and Lux Award Ceremonies which will have a set start time. Luxtoberfest Survivor and Lux Bowl require advance sign-up, see the forum thread for details.

Click over to the link below for more information about the event.

Luxtoberfest 09
Lux Delux
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Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning For Mac Coming Oct 28
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Mythic Entertainment has announced that its MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, will be released for the Mac computer platform on October 28, 2009.

The Mac version of WAR is currently being offered for beta testing and allows existing players to download the beta client to their Mac computers and play with their live game accounts. Players who do not have an existing live account, but are interested in playing WAR on the Mac, are able to participate in the beta version of WAR on Mac by downloading a 10-day beta trial account. As part of the WAR Mac beta event, those who join will receive an exclusive title and trophy reward for their characters within the game. The Mac version is courtesy of TransGaming's Cider emulation technology.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Warhammer Online and its enthralling Realm vs. Realm combat to the Mac community,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. “Come October 28th, the sides of Order and Destruction will be bolsters by a fresh recruit of Mac gamers experiencing for the first time exactly what we mean when we say that ‘WAR is everywhere!’"

More about Warhammer Online:
War is everywhere in Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR), the new fantasy MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. WAR features next generation Realm vs. Realm™ gameplay that will immerse you in a world of perpetual conflict for years to come.

Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning to experience the epic nature of war. Enter a grim fantasy world where the armies of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) and Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos) collide to determine the fate of nations. Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. Sharpen your blade and prepare to unleash your inner mutation-the Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!
Minimum System Requirements:
• Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard or higher
• Intel Core Duo Processor
• 2 Gigabyte RAM
• ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM
• At least 15 GB of hard drive space for installation.
• This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac).
• Supported Video Cards:
--- ATI Radeon(TM) series
--- X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600, 3870
--- ATI/AMD: HD 4850, HD 4870
--- NVIDIA GeForce series
--- 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800
--- NVidia: 9400, 9600, GT120, GT130
--- This game will not run on the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards.
WAR on Mac will be available to new subscribers for $19.95 and will include 30 days of game time. Current subscribers will be able to download the Mac client at no charge for use with existing accounts.

Head over to the links below to learn more.

Mythic Entertainment
Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning
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Strange Adventures In Infinite Space Now Available For Free
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 6 comments

Shrapnel Games and Digital Eel, perhaps best known to Mac users for the Infinite Space sci-fi games, are now offering the first title in that series for free. Strange Adventures in Infinite Space is now available as a free download on the company's site. Strange Adventures allows players to explore the mysteries of a universe in quick 20 minute or less play sessions.

Ernest Adams, noted game designer and one of the founders of the International Game Developers' Association called it "a perfect short game." Critics erected temples and worshipped its greatness. Fans adored it so much that they named their children after its most famous characters. Probably. Or maybe darling Zorg Tan Ru from Kalamazoo was just a strange coincidence.

What is "it"? Why, Strange Adventures in Infinite Space. Created, developed, and unleashed by Digital Eel the 2003 IGF finalist game was the predecessor to the 2006 IGF winning Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space and the upcoming board game, Eat Electric Death!

Up until now if one wanted to see the birth of the Infinite Space universe a monetary transaction was involved but those days are now over! Digital Eel, in their bid to attain Beatles-like popularity in the indie gaming world, has now made Strange Adventures in Infinite Space available for FREE.

Free. No check, money order, credit cards, or CODs accepted.

Strange Adventures in Infinite Space is twenty minutes (at a time) of pure retro sci-fi gaming bliss. Explore a randomly created universe, meet aliens, acquire artifacts in the name of scientific progress and stellar manifest destiny. If you're a fan of Weird Worlds take a trip to see where it all began. If you have yet to experience either game there's no better way to get your feet wet. Enjoy the free, full game and when that desire for more sears your soul be sure to check out the sequel, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space.

You're feeling pretty good right about now, aren't you? Sitting there with a grin on your mug, happy that you've just scored a really sweet game for nothing.
Visit the site below to download the game.

Digitial Eel Free Games
Digital Eel
Strange Adventures In Infinite Space

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