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Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook Released, New Games In 2012
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Winter Wolves has announced the release of The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook. The dating and farming simulation game is the sequel to Summer in Fairbrook and puts players in the role of Natallie, a young woman who must balance between her work life with her social life.

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook is a dating and farming simulation game and takes place after the first Flower Shop game, Summer In Fairbrook. However, you can enjoy the game and the story without the need to play the first episode.

Natalie has barely survived her first semester in college, and all she wants is a break. However, her parents insist that she start acting like a responsible adult and get a job during her school's winter break. In no time at all, Natalie's roommate sets her up with a job, and she's shipped off to the town of Fairbrook for a mundane job in a flower shop.

Play as Natalie and meet some of the characters of the first game like Clara, Susana, Steve, Trent, Jacob plus a "new entry": Ryan, who runs the general store of the town.

You can plan your weeks and who you spend time with using the weekly scheduler. Customize each week, spend time with who you like, or ignore everyone and work all day. A full flower raising simulator is present in the game: grow your flowers and sell them to make profit!

Take control of Natalie as she spends winter in Fairbrook raising flowers, making friends, and maybe even finding love!

Winter Wolves has also revealed that several more titles are coming next year in the RPG, Dating, and Life Sim categories.
Whether you like sci-fi or fantasy; roleplaying games, dating sims or otome games don't worry! We have you covered! Next year we plan to release a lot of new titles including:

Roleplay Games: Loren the Amazon princess, Planet Stronghold: Warzone
Dating/Life simulation games: Amber's Magic Shop, Queen Of Thieves
Dating sim games: Heileen 3 - New Horizons, Roommates

Learn more at the links below.

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The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook

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DOFUS: New Kwismas Island Available
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Ankama has announced that until January 3th DOFUS players will be able to enjoy a new version of the Kwismas Island, full of chocolate Kamas, new items and quests. The game offers players a colorful world to explore and a strategic turn-based battle system.

As almost every year in DOFUS, players will be submerged in the Christmas spirit with content to celebrate the holiday season. This year, the new features of this magical and beautiful Kwismas Island are the following:
  • A new petsmount: The Slayhound
  • A new incarnation: the Goblimp (obtained through a quest)
  • Chocolate Kamas will give you access to in-game shops where you can get resources that will allow you to craft new sets. They also sell cosmetic items, such as transformation potions!
  • 3 new sets (including one with a following NPC!)
  • 4 new mini-bosses (which you fight as part of a quest)
  • The ability to create presents (do not requires a profession)
  • A new emote: “Freezing”. If you want to get this emote, you’ll need to finish the “Protect the Thwee Kings” quests
  • Different background books
An Advent Calendar with a different present every day is also available on the official website.

The Slayhound petsmount
The Slayhound is a big cat with long hair and fangs.
If you are in the Kwismas Island and your character level is at least level 60, you will be able to liberate this fantastic creature from its cage.

If you want to get a Slayhound you will have to complete the “Kwismas Stars” quest first – suffice to say that you’re going to need to dedicate days and days to finishing it! What will you get in return? A really powerful bonus: +80 in prospecting. You can do it!

Kwismas Island:
Kwismas Island is divided into three zones, each of which is dedicated respectively to characters level 1 to 70, 71 to 130 and 131 to 200. Each of these zones is populated with unusual monsters that can only be found on this island and from which you can harvest all sorts of presents! To get to Kwismas Island, talk to Hector Kwismas at [8,-6]. All subscribed players can go to the island and fight monsters but a level 20 character is required to complete the quests.

The island’s history:
Kwismas Island was separated from Frigost a long time ago and now it drifts around the far reaches of the ocean. It’s only when the month of Descendre is well under way that the currents push it towards the continent, just off the coast of Bonta.
Since a piece of the island was propelled towards Amakna, the village’s inhabitants have become accustomed to a thick layer of snow covering the houses as winter approaches. But, this year, Jiva has decided to intervene to re-establish the balance. Djaul’s disciples will be in for a surprise.

For more information follow the link below.

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Greengum Games Offers Six For Free
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Greengum Games has announced the release of Six, a free new family friendly interactive fiction adventure by Wade Clarke. The game follows the adventures of six-year-old sisters playing hide and seek at their birthday party in the park.

Six seeks to appeal to gamers from any background, but is also a particularly suitable introduction to Interactive Fiction games for young gamers, young gamer plus parent teams, or for anyone who might not have tried a contemporary text-based adventure game before. The game comes with a hand-drawn map and illustrated PDF manual, offers advice during play, and sports sound effects, music and several in-game artworks.

Six also features an unlockable player character, something common in action videogames but a rarity in the Interactive Fiction genre. "In an action game, playing a new character doesn't seem to make the whole gameworld change," says author Wade Clarke. "But when the game is delivered by text, you can rewrite the world through the new character's eyes, and that lets the player compare two people after living inside of each of them. In Six, those two people are a pair of little non-identical twin sisters."

Six recently competed in the 2011 Interactive Fiction Competition where it placed 2nd out of 38 games and received much critical praise for its lively cast of human and animal NPCs.

Six is available as freeware for Mac, Windows and Linux systems and can be downloaded from the Greengum Games website linked below.


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Jurassic Park: The Game Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story has posted a new review of Telltale Games' Jurassic Park: The Game. Based on the book and movie series, the five part episodic adventure title drops players into the dangerous environs of Isla Nublar, where they will struggle to survive confrontations with dinosaurs as they seek a way to escape.

From the review:

The first new element – and the most obvious at the outset—is the game’s 3D engine/graphics. Characters are realistically rendered and animated, complete with facial animations to properly convey that they are terrified—always important for selling the terror of being threatened by a hungry Tyrannosaur.

And speaking of Tyrannosaurs, all of the dinosaurs in the game look and sound excellent, conjuring memories of the movies with every roar. From the cute, curious Dilophosaur chirps (right before they’ve decided that you are, in fact, on the menu) to the bellowing roar of the Tyrannosaur, just hearing the dinosaurs will tickle nostalgia for the Jurassic Park movies.

The second new element—and possibly the least endearing to fans of traditional Telltale games—is the use of ‘quicktime’ events used to play through the action-oriented parts of the game.

Quicktime events refer to those onscreen prompts to press a key or button (or rapid succession of them) in order to accomplish something—such as avoiding a T-Rex chomp or charging Triceratops. In short, you’ll need to make quick use of your fingers and the W (up), S (down), A (left), and D (right) keys—or use a gamepad if you have one—and press the correct direction (or series of them) at the right time to get the desired result—whether it’s avoiding a charging dinosaur or getting through a door in time.

Head over to the site linked below to read the full review. Jurassic Park The Game Review
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Jurassic Park: The Game
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Mac Games News for Friday, December 9, 2011

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Running Sheep Comes To Macgamestore6:00 AM
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