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Dex a 2D, side-scrolling, open-world cyberpunk RPG released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC

The 2D cyberpunk action RPG, Dex from developers Dreadlocks just released for Linux, Mac, Windows PC and will also be coming to OUYA and Wii U very soon. As a side-scrolling, open-world cyberpunk RPG the focus is on exploration and non-linear gameplay.  Which is rather impressive for a side-scroller.

Previously funded on Kickstarter way back in December 2013, the title has actually been available through the Steam Early Access Program since August 2014.

Features

  • Rare melding of realism and creative vision: Realistic action, mature storyline, and complex character interactions meld with hand-drawn characters, animations, and locations, arcade-style melee combat, and an original conception of cyberspace.
  • Multiple solutions to problems: Operate in cyberspace or normal reality. Overcome obstacles using skills, weapons, special equipment…
  • Meaningful character progression choices: Will you be a silent assassin, a hacker, or a straightforward gunfighter? Improve your character and gear to unlock gameplay-changing upgrades that reinforce and customize your gameplay style.
  • Unique hacking mechanic: Transfer your consciousness to your avatar, overcome intrusion countermeasures, take action, and then return back to your body in a fraction of a real-time second to see the results – deactivated turrets, overloaded devices, enemies with crippled implants…
  • Neo-cyberpunk: Story deeply inspired by the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson and other classical cyberpunk authors, flavored with a contemporary concept of augmented reality.
  • Rich game world and mindful level design: Visit diverse locations in Harbor Prime, a futuristic city complete with luxurious skyscrapers, run-down shantytowns, and seedy red-light districts. Take part in street brawls, steal corporate data, overcome environmental hazards, and, of course, stay alive – no easy task.
  • Full voice acting: Interactive dialogues using hand-drawn sprite animations, fully voice-acted by professional actors.

The open-world RPG is al about uncovering the truth behind an AI, “who is striving to reach the Singularity, an ‘event horizon’. Where the Artificial Intelligence will surpass human intelligence and all bets about the future will be off.” How you explore and learn about Harbor Prime, the futuristic city, the title is designed as a tribute to classic cyberpunk games from the 90s.

As the first game from developers Dreadlocks, an independent studio based in Prague, Czech Republic, founded back in 2011.

Dex is available on Steam and Humble Bundle for Linux, Mac, Windows PC and soon to be OUYA and Wii U.

You can also follow the Dreadlock on Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Towerfall: Ascension are looking to pay tribute to Anita Sarkeesian

Towerfall: Ascension’s upcoming expansion will add a #character based on critic Anita Sarkeesian.

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Towerfall: #Darkworld is coming sometime in late spring, adding 10 new alternate archers to the mix.

The Towerfall developer blog has detailed four of these characters, following on from the reveal of the Red variant, Vainglorious Ghoul.

The Vigilante Mask (Green), Blind Prince (Pink) and Loyal Kingsguard (Orange) are all really cool and you should definitely read about them, but it’s the new Blue archer who’s really interesting.

“Her appearance is loosely based on feminist games critic Anita Sarkeesian. Anita’s work has been an inspiration to the TowerFall team,” the developer wrote.

“Her ‘Tropes vs Women in Games’ video series gave us a valuable new lens through which to assess our character designs. TowerFall is about bringing people together, so it’s vitally important that the cast of playable characters makes everyone feel invited to join in.

“Simply put, this wouldn’t have occurred to me if not for Anita, and feedback from players has reinforced how important it really is. We’re very excited to immortalize Anita in a small way, as the alternate Last of the Order.”

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Towerfall launched on Ouya, and was later released as Towerfall: Ascension on Linux, Mac, PC and PS4. It’s crazy good fun  in local multiplayer.

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That Dragon, Cancer on the cusp of another Kickstarter success

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We could have another Kickstarter success story.

With seven days left until its #deadline, That Dragon, Cancer has raised $$80,386 of its $85,000 goal on Kickstarter.

That Dragon, Cancer is an adventure #game bound for #linux that takes its inspiration from Ryan and Amy Green’s son Joel’s 4-year battle with cancer. The project is meant to honor his memory. Normally, games with unorthodox themes like this would have a hard time finding a publisher, but Kickstarter gives independent developers a way to fund games through donations from regular people.

The Kickstarter is also a partnership with Ouya, the Android-based gaming console that itself started life as a Kickstarter project. You don’t hear about many Ouya games these days, although That Dragon, Cancer also promises a release on Steam for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC if it is funded.

Reblogged from: venturebeat

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OUYA the little console that could hits 1000 games

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It seemed almost like an #impossible dream, but they’ve definitely done it. OUYA has just marked its 1,000th game, reaching that number that any non-mainstream #gaming #platform can only dream of. It was an achievement two years in the making, and one that perhaps almost never came to be. OUYA and its community definitely have one more thing to be thankful for this holiday.

Back in 2012, OUYA captured the hearts, imaginations, and, of course, money of Android gamers on Kickstarter. But after the initial campaign success, the gaming console set off to a rocky journey marred by delays. It finally did land in backers’ hands and later on in store shelves, but not everyone was satisfied with how the product turned out, especially when it came to the controller. And it wasn’t just the hardware. OUYA’s history would be punctuated with controversy in its efforts to get more games and developers on board.

And yet it persevered and is now lighting its 1,000th candle, if there were a cake big enough to hold that many. Its success proved that there is a market, albeit not that big, for Android-based console gaming, something that both Amazon and Google are now targeting with their TV-oriented thrusts. OUYA’s catalog is no small matter either. While it did cater to indie developers, a lot of big names have also lent their weight to the platform, like SEGA, Telltale Games, and Double Fine, just to name a few. And those 1,000 games aren’t filled with knockoffs and imitations, as the carefully curated list boast of quality titles, some of which might not even be available for the general Android populace.

So what’s next for OUYA? The startup hasn’t been coy about turning OUYA into more than just a gaming console but also a platform, one that will have features like user-created “Community Content” or one that can be installed in other devices, like Xiaomi’s Mi TV. But there are also rumors of the company struggling to keep afloat, with whispers of potential buyouts. Whichever way the wind blows, OUYA has undoubtedly made history and hopefully it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

Reblogged from: androidcommunity

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That Dragon Cancer launches on Kickstarter

That Dragon Cancer needs a whack of #funding to get past the finish line, but the good news is it’s no longer an #Ouya exclusive.

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That Dragon Cancer is a #tribute to creator Ryan Green’s late son, Joel, who passed away in March this year at the age of five.

Demo versions of the project drew acclaim through a tour of various indie events, and the experience was eventually signed to Ouya.

In the meantime, the Android microconsole has lost some of its momentum, and in a newly-launched Kickstarter, Green and his collaborator Josh Larson announced That Dragon, Cancer is coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam as well.

The pair are looking for $85,000 to complete the project, and are offering a variety of rewards – not the least of which is helping secure wide distribution for what has been described as a deeply moving exploration of some heavy themes.

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“The last two years of our lives have brought the game into clear focus, and now feels like the right time to engage the community of people who have always believed that games matter and that modern games can have an even bigger cultural impact,” Green and Larson wrote.

“Kickstarter is the perfect platform to partner with with all of you who have so passionately supported this game, and include you in the story itself through backer rewards.”

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