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Grim Fandango Remastered game reviews

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The reviews for #GrimFandango Remastered from #Doublefine have started to show up and as per usual, decided to share a few of them below.

Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version of the 1998 classic #adventure title. The game supports wide-screen resolutions,  features reworked visuals, without altering the game’s art style too much, now available on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

The new launch trailer does a good job of selling everyone on this, honestly.

Take a look at the scores.

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Grim Fandango remaster is now available for pre-order – Linux, Mac and Windows PC

The critically-acclaimed #remastered version of #LucasArts‘  1998 adventure #game Grim Fandango is now available for pre-order on Linux, Mac, Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

Originally announced at the Sony E3 2014 press conference, this remastered version of Grim Fandango features high-res character textures, a re-recorded score, developer commentary, and new lighting, among others. It is scheduled to release on January 27 for $15 USD. For more information on pre-ordering, check out the official website.

Following the exploits of Manny Calavera, a travel agent for the Department of Death, players of Grim Fandango will find themselves in the midst of a big film noir and Mexican folklore-inspired conspiracy.

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Broken Age Act 2 coming to Early Access in 2015 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

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Double Fine Production’s second half of its #crowdfunded #adventure game, Broken Age, is finally scheduled for a #release in early 2015. Producer Greg Rice confirmed the game’s status in an update on the company’s official forums.

That means, as you may have guessed based on recent updates and documentary episodes, the Act 2 ship that will deliver the complete adventure is now looking like it will be early next year.
The game is looking really good and the team is working super fast, but we just gotta give the game the time it needs to really deliver on everything we’re hoping it will be.

For those who don’t remember, Broken Age was split up into two parts when Double Fine ran into financial problems with the $3 million it made through Kickstarter. To make up for the funds, Double Fine put the first half up on Steam Early Access earlier this year to secure funding for the second half.
Not only did the plan work, earning Double Fine the money to finish the project, Broken Age also became a successful hit, pulling in plenty of praise as one of 2014′s best indie titles. Rice went on to say that most of the main elements have been finished, leaving only the grunt work remaining before launch.

“Now that we have all the writing and design finalized and VO recorded, the remainder of development is much easier to estimate, so the production team is currently working to nail down a new schedule for finaling [sic] the game that we can use as a goal for the team and also share with you.”

Broken Age can be picked up through Steam sale for $15. Just remember the more that is made, the quicker Double Fine can bring part two across the finish line.

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Massive Chalice now on Steam Early Access

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Massive Chalice is an #unusual strategy #RPG is Double Fine’s second crowd-funded #release, so it has a lot to live up to0. The RPG is now available for Linux, Mac and PC through Steam Early Access, where buying in now will save you 25% on the eventual cover price.

The game will typically cost $29.99, but Early Access editions are 25 per cent off at $22.49.

“The game is pretty well complete and already playable from start to finish, with the remaining work being mostly balancing, tuning, and polish as we work towards a 1.0 in Spring 2015,” said Double Fine producer Greg Rice in an e-mail to Eurogamer. “But most importantly it’s already a ton of fun and you should totally play!”

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Key Features

  • Bloodline Genetics – MASSIVE CHALICE features an innovative Bloodline system that allows the player to marry heroes together to produce children. The Bloodline system uses a randomized genetic code for every hero. Their children can end up with the best (or worst!) gameplay-impacting traits of their parents.
  • Permadeath – The heroes in MASSIVE CHALICE age over the course of the timeline and eventually pass away. This forces the player to engage in the beauty of permadeath and always juggle an imperfect party of heroes with which to do battle!
  • Bloodline Relics – If a hero has fought valiantly enough when they inevitably pass away, their weapon has a chance to become a Bloodline Relic. This powerful Relic can be passed down to any character of the same house in order to carry on the legacy of the fallen hero!
  • Long View Strategy – Because the war lasts 300 years, players need to take a long view of their strategy. Decisions have to be made dozens of years in advance and long-term planning is incredibly important. That 3-year-old toddler is going to grow up to be your most reliable melee fighter sooner than you think!

Massive Chalice was successfully Kickstarted in June 2013 where it raised over $1.2 million.

Planned additions to the game include controller support, more language options (French, Italian, German, Spanish), and the ability to select your “Core” Bloodline from the database when creating a new game.

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For more on Massive Chalice, Double Fine released a 29-minute developer walkthrough of the game back in August, and it’s certainly come a long way since then visually.

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Spacebase DF-9 for free with Hack ‘n’ Slash purchase

Spacebase DF-9 has hit version 1.0, and to celebrate #DoubleFine is offering fans a neat cross-promotion.

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Spacebase DF-9 was conceived of as one of those #EarlyAccess projects that just keeps growing and growing and growing, but it didn’t work out the way Double Fine intended.

As such, it’s decided to end Spacebase DF-9 development (but not ongoing support) with the latest #release.

That build hit Steam this week – there’s a launch trailer below – and the simulation sandbox has dropped in price to $20.01, with a further 40% off during launch week.

Double Fine is also offering SpaceBase DF-9 in a bundle with its other “Amnesia Fortnight turned Indie Funded” game, Hack ‘n’ Slash – but if you own one, you already own the other.

“As a bonus for the customers who have supported us thus far, anyone who already owns the game gets a free copy of Hack ‘n’ Slash and anyone who owns Hack ‘n’ Slash gets a free copy of Spacebase,” Double Fine wrote on its website.

This may help smoother the ruffled feathers of those who bought Spacebase DF-9 at full price, or expecting a much more extensive feature list, although probably not those of the super loyal Double Fine fans who already bought both games.

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