Thursday
Oct302014

Uber Entertainment Hit with Layoffs

Well I guess its almost the holiday season so the layoffs are now starting. Nothing against Uber Entertainment, it just appears that they might be the first domino to fall as the Holiday Season truly invades our lives. Now there isn't a concrete number being given out to the public, but it would appear that one of the artists that was at Uber Entertainment tweeted out:

@chelsea_douglas: Layoffs at Uber Ent today. Please reach out if you are seeking talent to add to your team. I have a list of names, folios and contact infos.

Now the talk is that this is the results of Uber Entertainment's failed second KickStarter project Human Resources. The thing is that there are many people out there who bought into the Planetary Annihilation KickStarter project and were disappointed with what the game is. Even after Uber promised it would be a completely separate team, it wasn't able to gain enough support. So the thought is that the layoffs pertain to the team that was there for Human Resources, but that is just a guess.

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Thursday
Oct302014

New Video on Randal's Monday (featuring some people from Clerks)

Alright so I apparently misread an e-mail a while ago, and now I'm going to correct that error. It turns out that not only is the man behind the memorable character of Randal, in Clerks, involved in this project, but Jason Mewes (who played the Jay portion of Jay and Silent Bob) is also part of the voice work team. They have taken time out of their schedule to give you a little update about Randal's Monday, and I think its safe to say that this is worth a little bit of time to watch:

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Thursday
Oct302014

REMINDER: Thursday Night Hangout TONIGHT @ 8 PM EST

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Thursday
Oct232014

Skulls of the Shogun is Making its Way to the OUYA

Well now this is something the definitely gets my attention. We are talking about a very successful title on another platform that has finally decided to take the road to the OUYA. This is going to be fun, I personally was ok in the game when I played it on the PC, but I think if given the chance I would definitely try it out on the OUYA to see how it feels. Now of course with an established game, such as this, one can only hope that it will feel right at home on whatever platform the developers put it on. So here's hoping, and the official press release:

Fight for your (After)Life: Skulls of the Shogun Coming to OUYA October 28

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Rally an Army of the Undead and Defend your Honor Alone or With Friends in this Fast-Paced Turn-Based Strategy Game

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2014 – OUYA today announced that following a successful mobile launch, Skulls of the Shogun will be available on OUYA on October 28. Players can take up arms as the tough-as-nails General Akamoto, a bone-faced commander who continues to fight even through the cold dark of death itself.  Skulls of the Shogun features extensive single-player or multiplayer campaigns, and will be available on OUYA for $9.99.

Skulls of the Shogun combines classic arcade-style pick-up-and-play with turn-based strategy, and is optimized for tactical and adaptive play. The game lets players explore a number of vivid, high-res 2D environments where they can command stoic skeletal warriors, call upon mercurial animal spirit-monks for power and guidance, and consume the skulls of their enemies to gain fiendish new powers. As the saying goes, sticks and stones may break your bones, but wave after wave of heavily armed skeletons will pulverize your immortal soul.

Social gamers can face off against their friends on thirty different multiplayer maps, which can accommodate two, three, or four players simultaneously in local or online co-op. Players who prefer to go it alone can lone-wolf their way through a full 10-15 hours of bone-chilling single-player combat.

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Thursday
Oct232014

Daedalic Entertainment Set to Publish Dead Synchronicity

To me Daedalic Entertainment has always had this episodic game type of feel to them, well they have decided to help out Fictiorama Studios by publishing their upcoming game, dead Synchronicity, which is actually a series of games. The first one is set for early 2015. I'm going to be honest I must have missed this when it was KickStarted, and I apparently keep missing information about this game, but now it seems I have corrected this wrong. So here you go the first, and exciting, press release surrounding the partnership of the two studios to make sure that this game gets out to the masses:

Daedalic Entertainment to Publish Indie Adventure Game "Dead Synchronicity”
 
Hamburg, Germany/ Madrid, Spain; October 23rd, 2014 – Daedalic Entertainment and Fictiorama Studios are pleased to announce a publishing deal for “Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today” – Fictiorama’s upcoming 2D dystopian suspense adventure game.
 
As part of the agreement, Daedalic plans to publish Dead Synchronicity digitally world-wide, as well as release retail editions in selected territories in early 2015. The game will be available for PC, Mac, Linux and iPad.
 
Daedalic Entertainment will arrange full English and German localizations of the game, including the recording of voiceovers in both languages. Furthermore, Dead Synchronicity is scheduled to also feature Spanish, French, Italian and Russian subtitles.
 
In Dead Synchronicity, you play as Michael, a man with no past, who must recover his identity and decode the two events that brought the world to the edge of collapse: the so-called Great Wave, an inexplicable chain of natural disasters, and a pandemic that turned humans into “the Dissolved”, infected beings whose sick bodies will eventually dissolve into blood. However, before they die their gruesome death, the Dissolved gain special cognitive powers. If Michael doesn’t hurry, he won’t be able to avoid the impending moment of “dead synchronicity”, when Time itself starts to dissolve.
 
As an homage to darker adventure titles, such as “I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” and “Sanitarium”, Dead Synchronicity paints – using hand-drawn 2D art – a mature dystopian sci-fi scenario, and features classic point & click adventure gameplay elements.
 
For an early taste of Dead Synchronicity, Fictiorama has made a public Alpha demo available that players can play-test for free: www.deadsynchronicity.com/extended-demo-alpha-ks/
 
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today is the first installment in a planned series of adventure games by Fictiorama Studios.

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