One of Russia's leading game publishers and distributors Buka Entertainment has signed a major software deal with middleware developer LifeMode Interactive, to use its unique and innovative real-time facial animation technology solution 'LifeStudio:HEAD', for two forthcoming game projects that will be released next year.
Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when you challenge the fate of your Sims as you concoct and cast magic spells with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected.
Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :
- Lords Of Everquest - Trailer
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Trailer
- Lock On - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
The Austin Game Initiative today announced the Austin Game Conference, to be held September 11-12, 2003, at the Austin Convention Center. The two-day event is designed to inform and educate game industry professionals on next-generation technologies and business strategies for emerging products and platforms, such as online multi-player and mobile games. Austin Game Conference will bring together developers, technologists and business professionals for sessions, workshops, and a technology pavilion, all pushing the boundaries of game development.
The Treason of Isengard is a third-person action/adventure based on the epic fantasy world of J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.. The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the second installment in The Lord of the Rings saga. What was once a quest for a Fellowship of nine is now an epic struggle between the races of Men, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs. Players influence the tides of war as they control multiple characters in their epic confrontation with evil... Check out six screenshots featuring Treebeard. Take 'em or leaf 'em.
Cenega UK is pleased to announce it has acquired the worldwide rights to publish The Roots for PC-CD from Poland based games developer Tannhauser Gate. The Roots is a third-person perspective fantasy-role-playing, action-adventure experience. The game leans heavily on classic role playing within a mystical world where arena style turn-based, real time combat action is coupled with exploration to create an intriguing and fantasical adventure.
Set in ancient Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism, "Otogi - Myth of Demons" is the story of Raiko, an undead warrior who must stop a ferocious demonic army that has been unleashed upon the Earth. As a long-forgotten doomsday myth materialises, Raiko must quickly master more than 30 weapons and 12 varieties of magic to dispatch endless hoards of demon warriors, massive boss characters and everything else that gets in his way... Read more for some new screens and the very latest in fact sheets, and no mythtake.
The Natural Selection 2.0 Windows Client Files have been released Please keep in mind that these files are only if you wish to PLAY the game, and cannot be used to host the game. Read more for download links ...
Shattered Galaxy has brought critically acclaimed intense action and amazing strategy to gamers' PCs for almost two years. Now, Shattered Galaxy will break in a new revolution in online gaming. Starting August 11th, unlimited free play time in Shattered Galaxy will be offered to all gamers everywhere! Read more for more details ....
TDK Mediactive, Inc. announced today that Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey has shipped for the Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube. The unique action/adventure game was developed by Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and is available at retail outlets throughout North America.
Encore today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have all gone gold. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, are anticipated on store shelves before the end of August, and will retail for approximately $40 each.
Black Sea Studios let us know that they have launched the official website for their upcoming product Knights Of Honor and offers a small but choice selection of headings. “PRODUCT INFO”, for example, offers background information on the game. Up-to-date screenshots, concept art and a wallpaper can be found under “GRAPHICS”. The “FAQ’s” hold the answers to the most important questions about game while “PRESS QUOTES” contains the specialty press’ promising initial impressions. Whoever subscribes to the “NEWSLETTER” automatically receives up-to-the-minute information on new additions to the ever-expanding website. A visit to the Knights of Honor homepage is already definitely worth your while. The first “Goodie” is already waiting: interesting news on the changing day / night cycle, which plays a large role in Knights of Honor.
Codemasters announced today that the development of Dragon Empires, the next generation massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has entered the first live testing phase, with a focus on the online Player vs. Player combat system. For the development team, this milestone was deemed critical as the combat mode lies at the heart of Dragon Empires, where battles for supremacy in the cities play a primary role in the game.
Electronic Arts today announced plans to release this September the SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition in North America. Players can now make the biggest cities with the most comprehensive and exciting SimCity ever. SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition includes SimCity 4, the best-selling PC game of 2003 to date* and the franchise's first expansion pack, SimCity 4 Rush Hour, that focuses on the #1 most requested feature among fans, transportation. SimCity 4 Rush Hour also is scheduled for release September 2003.
Over 2000 years ago there was a city called Sparta. The city had only two purposes – to train for war and to fight the wars she trained for. Over time Sparta became renowned for having the strongest, fastest, bravest and most deadly fighters in the known world. They were the Spartaites and were feared by all. With these warriors Sparta carved out an Empire for itself –‘Lakedaimon’. However, it was soon to find that its reign was not to be unopposed and other great cities were rising to the fore; Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Macedonia and not to forget the threat from the east – the massive Persian Empire. Can you unite Greece in time to defy the Great King and his mighty Persian Empire?
Egomaniacs launches its new funky site today in preparation for ECTS/GDC Europe. With their unique and professional approach to talent management, coupled with several new and exciting projects, the ego agents look set to continue their meteoric rise. Their business model is simple: they act as Agents for the creative talent in the video games industry. Egomaniacs represent their clients in the same way a sports agent would represent a sports star. "We personally know all the people we represent, giving us a more in depth understanding of their ambitions, skill and personality," said Elliot Hill, co-founder. "It is only in this way that we can offer them true representation. We are always on the prowl." With reference to their continual search for exceptional talent, if you would like to chat to the ego agents then visit their site at www.egomaniacs.biz
NovaLogic Ltd. today announced their plans to hit a new street date of first quarter 2004 for the brand new multiplayer based PC title Joint Operations. "Joint Operations will be NovaLogic's first pan-European release" commented Paul Rebhan, Managing Director of NovaLogic Ltd. "We're looking forward to offering European gamers - the most compelling experience of the modern battlefield ever seen." Set in Indonesia in the near future, Joint Operations takes the player to a country on the verge of disintegration. Regional independence movements have acquired advanced weaponry as the nation's military splits into competing factions. Escalating violence threatens innocent civilians and Western economic interests. Joint Operations will ship during Q1 2004 on PC.
Following the success of "The Evil Mirror" for PSX, PC & GBA, Hugo is now ready and eager to enter the wonderful world of PS2 PC & GBA, the first game being Bukkazoom. Together with his family, friends and sworn enemies, Hugo has been invited to race with his wild and wacky animated carts in the world of the Greenflies. This is a world of slushy swamps, bone-strewn deserts and country landscapes. What makes it more exciting is the fact that Hugo and his companions have been shrunk to the size of the Greenflies. Read more for the screens ....
Inspired by its celebrated Secret Weapons series of classic World War II flight combat games, LucasArts announces Secret Weapons Over Normandy, which brings the historic air battles of that era to PS2, Xbox, and PC this fall. Secret Weapons Over Normandy presents a dynamic, deeply engaging story-driven flight action experience that puts players in control of authentic World War II aircraft and challenges them to undertake the war's most dangerous missions. New screenshots inside, read more to check them out ...
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power – and danger – of the Force. Amidst a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments, including twice as many unique locales as those in Star Wars Jedi Outcast, players face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies. Read more to check them out.....
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