New Gaming Preview Trailer: Lost Words

Publisher Modus Games and developer Sketchbook Games, recently unveiled at the New York Game Awards, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, “an inventive and touching tale of a young girl’s personal growth.” Also, a puzzle platformer, mixed with fluid, dreamy animation.

This new trailer above is narrated by the game’s female protagonist, Izzy, provides a glimpse of the fantasy world of Estoria and the moving emotional journey of a young writer using creativity and her journal to deal with life’s adventures. Izzy’s recollections and imagination inspire breathtaking scenes of a vibrant, evocative world, unfolding new moments within an emotional story brimming with joyous, childlike zeal and mounting poignancy as that innocence adapts to life’s realities.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page featured a narrative script from writer Rhianna Pratchett (daughter of fantasy writer Terry Pratchett). Her writing credits span through two decades, and includes such notable story-driven hits hits as Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider, the Overlord series, Mirror’s Edge, and more.

Lost Words is set for a Spring 2020 launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. To read more about Lost Words: Beyond the Page, visit the official site, www.lostwordsgame.com.

Indie digital board game ANTIHERO, coming this summer

Versus Evil recently today announced its strategic digital board game, Antihero, to launch on July 12th, 2017 for the PC (and planned for Mac, mobile devices eventually).

Antihero is developed by Tim Conkling, whose new single and multiplayer turn-based strategy game is based on strategy.

Screenshots here:

In Antihero, gamers play the part of the feared and revered master thief in a Victorian gas-lit underworld.  Using lanterns to upgrade their skills and gold coins to hire a variety of less than pleasant characters to do their dirty work, they have to take over each territory before their opponent does.

The Preview Trailer:

The full release is set to include a single player campaign mode, a vs AI mode, two multiplayer modes, Casual Match and Live Match modes (timed turns). Players may also invite a friend or be matched with an online opponent.

Preorders via Steam may currently receive 20% off the suggested retail price, and freely receive its DLC character pack, “The Book Club.” This pack contains four Master Thief skins based on well-known literary characters: Miss Alice, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Sherlock Holmes, and Tiny Tim.

For info on Antihero, visit antihero-game.com.

Trailer: Space Hulk: Deathwing: Rise of the Terminators

Trailer: Space Hulk: Deathwing: Rise of the Terminators

  • Release Date: February 2013
  • Publishers: Focus-Home Interactive
  • Gaming Platform: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

What it’s about:

An upcoming space shooter set within the Warhammer 40K universe; developed on the Unreal Engine 4 by Streum On Studio, the team behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy.

Here is info from Focus Home Intereractive:

“Space Hulk: Deathwing offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the
claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions. Space Hulks drift along the currents of the Warp, the
immaterial dimension of Chaos. Made up of gigantic mangled asteroids, derelict ship wrecks and other spatial
debris, they sometimes grow to the size of a moon and often contain treasured and ancient lost technologies. However, they are ripe with danger including infestations of the lethal
Genestealers.” 

Personal Thoughts:

I am not very familiar with the franchise, but really digging on the cinematic. The look and feel of Games Workshop flag franchise game series shines through with its signature Space Marine soldiers and tech (that I  often see painted and really tiny). The whole concept looks straight forward; geared up as humans fighting beasts. Both sides seem advanced, built upon for this modern age of horror shooter storyteller. The music adds to the excitement, starting off with some blues vocal with a somber tone to something a bit more up-tempo and adrenaline pumping. While I am not too curious to where this leads me as a possible player, I do have the sudden urge to play some video games of this genre.

– Orion T

Below, is snap of concept art from the studio, and some screenshots…

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