maandag, januari 30, 2012

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Launches


The Stars are Right as 'Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land' Launches!



After a year of intensive development, the small indie team of Red Wasp Design have announced that their anticipated title, Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land has launched on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The game is a turn-based strategy RPG inspired by the works of cult horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and developed in co-operation with Chaosium, the publishers of the cult horror role playing game, Call of Cthulhu.
The game is now out on iTunes and is a universal iOS app so the same game works for iPhone and iPod Touch both SD & HD and for iPad, and carries graphics optimised for each of those platforms. It is priced $4.99, £2.99 & €3.99 for the full universal app. The game's designer, Tomas Rawlings said, “We've put a vast amount of our time, energy and ideas into this game over the last year. It's been a long journey for us because we want to get it right. We're not a huge studio, but I hope that fellow gamers will appreciate what we've achieved with The Wasted Land.”
The game features nine 3D levels set in the trenches of World War One. The player controls a team of up to six investigators charged with uncovering a deadly inhuman conspiracy underlying the clash of empires of the Great War. Barbed wire, mustard gas and machines guns will prove to be the least dangerous thing that the investigators will encounter as they venture out into no-man's land to solve the mystery of the Wasted Land. As the game progresses, the player can build up the skills, weapons and equipment of the team to suit their playing style. As well as the physical danger, the investigators must guard their sanity against the myriad horrors that threaten to destroy it.
To stay in touch with the developers and get updates on the game, help and strategy guides and more you may want to connect to Red Wasp Design on Facebook, Twitter (@redwaspdesign) and on their site at redwaspdesign.com

zondag, januari 29, 2012

Write now! (schrijfwedstrijd)

Write now! is de belangrijkste talentenwedstrijd voor jonge auteurs in het Nederlandse taalgebied. Iedereen die tussen  en jaar oud is, kan deelnemen door voor 1 april een tekst van maximaal 2000 woorden door te sturen. Je kiest zelf het genre: van proza, over poëzie en songteksten tot een theatermonoloog. De beste teksten nemen in het voorjaar deel aan de voorrondes, waarvan er 3 in Vlaanderen georganiseerd worden. De laureaten uit de voorrondes schrijven een nieuwe tekst voor de finale op 16 en 17 juni in Rotterdam. De winnaar van Write Now! krijgt een MacBook twv 1500€, een masterclass bij een gerenomeerde uitgeverij en optredens op ondermeer De Nachten in Antwerpen. De publieksfavoriet wordt gepubliceerd in dagblad Metro.
Meer info: www.writenow.nu 

THE BARCODE SOCIETY


IO INTERACTIVE AND SQUARE ENIX LAUNCH THE BARCODE SOCIETY

Dedicated to all things Hitman, The Barcode Society is run by IO Interactive to give Hitman fans a single place to get information about their favourite assassin. The Barcode Society Blog will give you quick access to the latest Hitman news and behind-the-scenes access to the developers, insights into the processes that lie behind the development of AAA games and on top of that the site will feature cool assets, exclusive competitions and other goodies that you can’t find anywhere else.

The Barcode Society is built for you. IO Interactive and Square Enix want to hear your feedback and thoughts, so join in on the official forums where you can share your views and register on the site to allow for comments on blog posts and access to future features. We’ll update the site weekly with new stories, insights into the games, vintage assets from the archives of the previous titles, features with key community people and much more so make sure you check back often to get your recommended weekly dose of Hitman.

Join the Barcode Society now by visiting www.barcode-society.com.  

Greek Myths Collection

Foundry  launched our exciting new gamebook, set in the world of Greek mythology: Tribes of Legend – Greek Gods, Myths, Magic and Monsters.


Foundry are releasing a massive range of new models to complement the game. The third collection includes: The Gods; Apollo, Hermes, Hestia, Dionysus & Aphrodite, Satyrs with Spears, Harpies, Underworld Shades, Cyclopes, Centaurs, Cerberus and Pegasi!
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Federal Defence Force Exterminator infantry

Khurasan Miniatures is very pleased to follow up the very popular Federal Defence Force "Exterminator" infantry with two more sets for these xeno-stompers, a platoon support set and a robot machinegun. 
The platoon support set has six figures – a lieutenant, hopefully having combat missions under his belt as well as simulations; a sniper in a semi-ghillie suit and armed with a special rifle; two missile launchers; and two armor-piercing plasma rifles, to even the score with those big, tough xenos.

Nothing puts a chill down the spine of an Exterminator like pesky bugs coming around their flank or rear, and so the robotic machinegun (RMG) is the Exterminator's best friend. Folding up into a carry-crate easily handled by two Exterminators, the gun can be deployed to fire in one of two modes – either targeting anything that moves in a certain cone to the weapon's front, or employing its IFF setting which recognizes friends from foes, although this has a longer reaction time.