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JCB Pioneer: Mars on Early Access – August 31

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Independent studio, Atomicom and publisher GamesCo, release details about JCB Pioneer: Mars. Hence the survival sandbox games launch on Steam Early Access, August 31st for Windows. While Linux support is yet to be formally confirmed. Since there is Steam listing available yet. So accompanying this announcement, the team is sharing a short video feature. Highlighting “Tools Of Survival”. While outlining the technology the player must rely on to successfully survive. And colonise the harsh Mars environment.
The video focuses on the beautiful, speculative space suits. Designed by Jim Bowers, co-creator of the illustrious Wipeout series, and the ultra-rugged. While also futuristic JCB vehicles, custom-designed by engineers at JCB. So players can master the alien landscape and ensure humanity’s future lies beyond planet Earth.

JCB Pioneer: Mars Steam Early Access Teaser Trailer:

So from the games video alone, the gameplay is very similar to Astroneer. Another Unreal Engine 4 game currently on Early Access. Yet that games experience relies on resource management and survival. While JCB Pioneer: Mars is more geared towards heavy equipment.

“We’re thrilled to announce the Early Access release date of JCB Pioneer: Mars. This is the first step players take on their journey to colonise the red planet,” says Andy Santos, Design Director of Atomicom. “With the Tools Of Survival video. Players have a taste of the custom-designed technology and how it is crucial to their survival.”

“We are hugely excited by the announcement of JCB Pioneer: Mars’ Early Access release date,” said JCB Worldwide Marketing Director, Michael Plummer. “Members of our design team have relished the opportunity to create these futuristic space vehicles. We’re delighted that players will be able to use JCB machinery on the planet Mars before using them on earth.”

What’s in the Gameplay

JCB Pioneer: Mars begins as the player awakens from a crash. Surrounded by the wreckage of their Lander vehicle. Amidst falling debris and hurtling winds. Survival is the first goal – locate oxygen and establish an outpost. Then the player slowly begins to establish him or herself on Mars. Learning to combat the planets fierce and hostile weather patterns. Beginning a larger operation of colonisation. Life-support infrastructure is crucial but so is mining natural resources. All part of a broader mission to save an ailing Earth.

So JCB Pioneer: Mars will launch on Early Access on August 31st for Windows. We are still waiting on further Linux confirmation, time frame or Steam Page.

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Darkwood survival horror full release on Steam

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Acid Wizard Studio the small independent studio from Poland. Hence the creators of the free-roam survival-horror, Darkwood now have a full release. And since the games available on Linux, Mac and Windows, we are eager to share news. Which we played back in the early stages of the games Steam Early Access debut. Which presents a unique but challenging horror survival RPG. Where I once tried to barricade my character into a house thinking I was safe, then got eaten.

The game caused quite a stir with its successfully crowdfunded Indiegogo campaign. Gathering over $57,000 and scoring more than 500,000 views on its two pre-alpha trailers.

Yet now, the small independent studio from Poland (consisting of ”3 guys and a dog”). While celebrating the full release from Early Access after 3 years of refining the game together. Have a new full atmospheric trailer. Complete with a random naked woman, who could have a really nice personality. Yet she’s walking into a dark forest…

Darkwood Live-action trailer:

Darkwood Features:

  • So experience the only top-down survival horror game. Since it will make you scream out in terror.
  • Enjoy an engaging blend of RPG, roguelike and adventure elements. Crafted by hardcore gamers.
  • Step into a world where the cycle of night and day. While truly impacting your (already faint) chances of survival.
  • By day explore the randomly generated, ever-sinister woods, scavenge for materials, craft weapons and discover new secrets.
  • By night find shelter, barricade, set up traps and hide or defend yourself from the horrors that lurk in the dark.
  • Gain skills and perks by extracting a strange essence from mutated fauna and flora and injecting it into your bloodstream. Watch out for unexpected consequences…
  • Make decisions that impact the world of Darkwood, its inhabitants and the story you experience.
  • Meet eerie characters, learn their stories and decide their fate. And remember – don’t trust anyone.
  • Laugh maniacally as madness consumes your mind.

Darkwood and the full release is available now via Steam, GOG and Humble Store. Since the launch for Linux, Mac and Windows comes with a 10% discount until August 24th.

ICY: Frostbite Edition releases on Steam (Linux)

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Since Inner Void Interactive and Digital Tribe Games team up for the Steam launch. Hence ICY Frostbite Edition releases for Linux, Mac and Windows. While the unique narrative-driven survival and RPG is set in a post-apocalyptic frozen world. Sort of like a new Ice Age, where your life and the lives of your followers depend on your decisions. So you first create your own character. Using a detailed stat system that influences your abilities. Enabling skills to hunt, travel, scavenge, communicate and lead. Then begin a journey of survival across the White Wasteland.

So ICY Frostbite Edition is an intense and mature story of survival. Including the games complex layers of morality. Allowing you to influence the plot with your choices. Each decision you make, each word you speak, ripples. Taking part in the lives of the community. So if your words fail you, pray your weapons aim true.

ICY Frostbite Edition Features:

  • An intense story of survival in a unique post-apocalyptic ice age setting.
  • A dynamic plot that changes based on player’s choices, with numerous shades of morality that lead to multiple endings.
  • Lead a group of survivors, each one with different needs, values and ideals.
  • Scavenge for items and hunt for food while facing the challenges of starvation, illness, harsh elements and other bands of survivors.
  • More than 400 pieces of detailed hand-drawn artwork that portray the bleak and dire landscape of the frozen world.
  • Free character creation with 9 different skills to choose from, radically affecting the experience.
  • A combat system offering a mix between a classic turn based combat system and a trading card game.

ICY Frostbite Edition is the successor to our original game ICY. Which originally released in 2015. Nathan Piperno at InnerVoid said “the strong interest and feedback we received on the original ICY. Encouraged us to explore what we could improve to make a fresh and thoroughly enjoyable experience. We recognized the shortcomings and flaws of the original version. Having spent the last twelve months rebuilding the game from scratch. with enhanced UI and functionality, a new combat system with tactical depth. A node-based travel system, improved hunting and scavenging. Plus a robust crafting system. We are grateful for all the interest and feedback we received from the fans. We hope the wait will prove worth it”.

ICY: Frostbite Edition releases on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. While full price is $12.99 USD, there is a 25% discount until August 18th.

ICY: Frostbite Edition RPG survival release date

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Inner Void Interactive teams up with Digital Tribe Games to proud announce the release date. Since the upcoming Steam of ICY: Frostbite Edition will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows. With the games unique mix of narrative-driven, survival, and RPG gameplay. All set in a post-apocalyptic frozen world.

So ICY: Frostbite Edition is an intense and mature story of survival. Since it includes complex layers of morality, allowing you to influence the plot with your choices. Each decision you make, each word you speak, ripples through the lives of your community. So if your words fail you, pray your weapons aim true.

ICY: Frostbite Edition Features:

  • An intense story of survival in a unique post-apocalyptic ice age setting.
  • A dynamic plot that changes based on player’s choices, with numerous shades of morality that lead to multiple endings.
  • Lead a group of survivors, each one with different needs, values and ideals.
  • Scavenge for items and hunt for food while facing the challenges of starvation, illness, harsh elements and other bands of survivors.
  • More than 400 pieces of detailed hand-drawn artwork that portray the bleak and dire landscape of the frozen world.
  • Free character creation with 9 different skills to choose from, radically affecting the experience.
  • A combat system offering a mix between a classic turn based combat system and a trading card game.

ICY: Frostbite Edition is the successor to our original game ICY. Which was released in 2015. Nathan Piperno at InnerVoid said, “the strong interest and feedback we received on the original ICY. Encouraging us to explore what we could improve to make a fresh and thoroughly enjoyable experience. We recognized the shortcomings and flaws of the original version. And have spent the last twelve months rebuilding the game from scratch. With enhanced UI and functionality, a new combat system with tactical depth. Along with a node-based travel system, improved hunting and scavenging. And finally, a robust crafting system. We are grateful for all the interest and feedback we received from the fans of the game. And hope the wait will prove worth it.”

Therefore, ICY: Frostbite Edition will be available on Steam on August 11, 2017. Since it will be priced at $12.99 USD and supporting Linux, Mac and Windows.

The Long Dark releases first two episodes

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So the day has finally come, developer Hinterland Studios releases the first two episodes. Since The Long Dark is available out of Early Access on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows. While the full game will include a story mode across five episodes. So this The Long Dark story is “Wintermute.” Containing the first two episodes. Further episodes three, four, and five will be available in late 2017. Going into early 2018.

So the first two episodes offer the player hours of gameplay. Well according to Hinterland Studios. Probably more since the games open world. Check out the trailer:

The Long Dark WINTERMUTE

The episodic story-mode for The Long Dark. WINTERMUTE launches with two of the five episodes that form Season One.

  • In Episode One: “Do Not Go Gentle”. Bush pilot Will Mackenzie (player character) and Dr. Astrid Greenwood get separated. Since their plane crashes deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness. All in the aftermath of the mysterious flash of light in the sky.
    Struggling to survive as he desperately searches for Astrid. Mackenzie comes across the small town of Milton. Where he begins to understand the scope of this quiet apocalypse.
  • In Episode Two: “Luminance Fugue”. Mackenzie’s search for Astrid takes him deeper into the savage Winter wilderness. A mysterious trapper may be the key to finding Astrid, but can you trust him?

So the first two episodes of WINTERMUTE release with approximately 15 hours of gameplay. While episodes Three to Five are part of the games full price. Which will be unlocked for free as they are released.

So being that I cannot personally boast about playing The Long Dark, yet. Almost everyone I know who owns the game have positive reviews. Which is also obvious on the games Steam Early Access pageGOG and Humble Store. Since the game also releases with support for Linux, Mac and Windows.