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SENTINELS OF THE MULTIVERSE LAUNCHES SEASON 2 ON KICKSTARTER  Popular Comic Book-Themed, Cooperative, Card Battle Game Continues with Series of Powerful New Villain-Focused Expansions Sentinels of the Multiverse Appears at PAX East in Boston, April 22-24 (Booth #2180)  CLEVELAND, OH – April 18, 2016 – Handelabra Games, an independent video game developer with offices in Ohio and […]

Have you seen HEX: Shards of Fate? You know… the Trading Card Game/MMO crossover title from Cryptozoic and Gameforge?

“What say you crazy PR man?” you’re thinking. “TCG + MMO? Tell me more!”

I know, I know. But don’t let me words ruin it. Watch the video above! And then go sign up to play for yourself at http://us.hex.gameforge.com/

What the heck are you waiting for?

I’ll keep this short up top, because the important news is below — we’re really excited to kick off with Frontier Developments on their upcoming game ELITE: DANGEROUS. This game looks crazy good — if you’ve ever dreamt of being in space, this is the game for you. With it’s playable recreation of the Milky Way and it’s amazing combat, you’re going to lose most of your free time very soon.

See the news below and be sure to check this gem out.

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FRONTIER DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCES PRICING AND SPECIAL PRE-ORDER “MERCENARY EDITION” FOR ELITE: DANGEROUS

All Existing and New Pre-Orders of Elite: Dangerous Will Receive a £4.99 Discount and a Range of Digital Extras in the ‘Mercenary Edition’

Cambridge, UK – September 12, 2014 –  Frontier Developments plc (AIM:  FDEV) today announced pricing details for the release version of Elite: Dangerous along with additional information about the day one digital pre-order edition. Read more

What makes the upcoming indie MOBA Games of Glory so different from all of these other MOBAs that are coming out? Is it the Diablo/FPS/MOBA crossover gameplay… or the weapon switching… or the player roles… or the persistent universe? Yup. Yup. Yup. And yup.

All that… and more. And now the great guys at Lightbulb Crew are revealing some of the details behind the persistent universe — the first of its kind in the genre.

If you haven’t taken a moment to check out Games of Glory – now is the time to sit up and recognize. RECOGNIZE! Read more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CROSSOVER ACTION-MOBA GAMES OF GLORY, FROM VETERANS OF UBISOFT, DICE, AND CODEMASTERS, LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER AND STEAM GREENLIGHT CAMPAIGNS

Community Feedback Drives Both Development and Funding of Competitive Game That Introduces Player Roles, Hack & Slash & Shooter Controls, and a Persistent Universe to the MOBA Genre

PARIS (JULY 22, 2014) — LightBulb Crew, an independent game development studio with a team built around veterans of Ubisoft, DICE, and Codemasters, has launched both a Kickstarter campaign and a Steam Greenlight campaign for its upcoming genre-busting MOBA, Games of Glory. The game is currently in a playable Alpha state, and is looking for support to complete and polish a finished product. Read more

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Enhanced Kickstarter Campaign Creates No-Risk Trial; Offers 40% Discount on Final Release Pricing

FORGE Alpha Play Is Live NOW

CARSLBAD, CA (AUG. 27, 2012) — Dark Vale Games, an independent video game developer based in Southern California, is upping the ante in support of its Kickstarter campaign for FORGE, offering backers of the game the opportunity to “try-before-they-buy” with instant access to the Alpha demo of the game, which is available now for download and play. FORGE is a multiplayer-only PC game due to release in 2012 that bridges the gap between the skill-based action of shooters and the strategic player-vs-player competition of massively multiplayer online games.

FORGE‘s KICKSTARTER PAGE.

“We’ve always said that we want to run our business a little differently, to do what is right for those people playing our games,” said Tim Alvis, COO/CTO of Dark Vale Games. “We’re doing just that – we’re giving PC gamers the opportunity to try FORGE’s unique multiplayer by pledging money on Kickstarter but never having to pay a dime if they’re not satisfied. As an added incentive, those who pre-purchase FORGE via Kickstarter now will receive a significant discount compared to the retail price.”

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Face-Punchingly Good.”  Shouldn’t that be an official ’nuff said??  How about: “I can’t pledge on Kickstarter fast enough”  Still not enough?: “…I’m a believer.”   The media LOVE FORGE.

We’ve been crowing about Dark Vale Games’ awesome new indie game FORGE for some time now, telling people that its mix of FPS speed and MMO abilities was creating something totally new and very fun.  But screenshots and teaser trailers can only go so far.

Pre-order FORGE now for a special early-adopter price: $15 via the official Kickstarter Page.

That’s why we hit the road with Tim Alvis, COO/CTO of Dark Vale Games, to visit some of the top gaming sites in the world and offer up some hands-on time.

The Pyromancer lights up the beautiful "Forest Ambush" map

If we ever needed to validate our opinions about this game, we sure got it on this trip.  The media loved the vision and the execution of FORGE and especially loved thumping the PR rep in a the quick head-to-head matches we played on the gorgeous Unreal Engine 3-powered maps.

We’ll leave it up to the outlets to tell you what they thought via the articles below.  You can also nab a peek at the game in-action in the narrated walkthroughs embedded below (note: the maps are designed for 8v8 – 24v24, not 1v1, so they are demonstration only).

IGN – “Rocket-jumping wizards? I can’t pledge on Kickstarter fast enough…What’s admirable here is that Forge isn’t expecting to own a massive audience out of the gate – it’s trying to earn a community with good ol’ fashioned great game design.”

MMORPG – “Face-Punchingly Good PVP… I can tell you that while Forge may be difficult to describe to the uninitiated, its gameplay will be instantly comfortable to aficionados of the MMO and FPS/TPS genres.”

GAMESRADAR – “FORGE looks like it’ll be a great romp for gamers looking to test their skills without investing hours into acquiring gear before they can compete.”

GR recorded a GREAT walkthrough session.  Check it out!

GAMESPOT:  Take a look at GameSpot’s quick gameplay sesssion!

MASSIVELY -“…there’s a lot to love about Forge, and I think that anyone who gives the game a fighting chance will find something about it to keep him around… I think Forge definitely deserves our attention.”

GAMESBEAT:  “Dark Vale Games is like the Gordon Ramsay of independent video game developers. The studio took two industry staples — massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and first-person shooters (FPS) — trimmed the fat, added its own special spices, and simmered everything under medium heat until the recipe was fit for public consumption.

GAMEZONE: “If you’re the kind of gamer that is always going, ‘man, they should have done this…’ well  here’s your chance to put your money where your mouth is.”

DIGITAL NOOB – “This week I was able to check out FORGE firsthand, and it is definitely one of the top games I’m anticipating the release of. It takes the best things of MMOs (the PvP), Shooters (in your face action) and MOBAs (the even playing field) and mashes them together in a great way….I admit that I was skeptical at first, but after meeting with the guys and spending some time testing out the game, I’m a believer.”

Be sure to also watch Totalbiscuit’s hands-on demo and interview right here:

** Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to register for the BETA and check out the Kickstarter Page!**

FORGE is on KICKSTARTER!

Indie Dev Unveils FORGE Gameplay; Offers Fans a Chance to Pre-Order and Earn Other Benefits From Kickstarter Pledge

We’ve been telling you about FORGE just a little bit for a smidge over a month now.  It’s an exciting concept — a game that combines MavPR’s love for fast-paced, twitchy skill-focused shooter multiplayer with our other love… strategically tearing each other to shred in MMO PvP.

We’re extremely lucky to be able to work with Dark Vale Games on this project, and now we’re finally able to show off how the game looks and plays (an Alpha state, of course).

Today, Dark Vale Games released their first gameplay trailer (above), a four-minute showcase of the Assassin and Pathfinder classes going head-to-head in a frantic deathmatch.  This game is going to be hella fun — the difference between you living and dying at my hands will be pure skill… not your gear that you spent 20 hours grinding for while I took my kid to karate.  You n00b.
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