Quench Coming To Switch, Steam, and itch.io In August

It’s been a few years since Axon Interactive Quench was successfully funded on Kickstarter, and now we have a release month as well as upcoming system releases. The storydriven puzzle game will launch next month on Steam, Nintendo Switch, and itch.io. The Switch version will also contain HD rumble, and touch controls.

Quench is a story-driven puzzle game set in a colourful, lo-fi world. Become Shepherd, an avatar of nature, and guide herds of animals on their difficult journey. Help Shaman, the young Elephant leader, convince the other animal tribes to join her. Protect the herds as they are beset by flood, fire, drought, and the dark smokebeasts that have spread across the land.

Runbow and Double Cross Developer Set To Announce Next Title 'Dawn of the Monsters'

13AM Games, the Toronto developer behind Runbow and Double Cross have announced their next game Dawn of the Monster and will debut at this weekends G-Fest XXVI event in Chicago. Dawn of the Monsters will be a kaiju-inspired couch co-op brawler - and we’ll get our first trailer, and perhaps a list of platforms this weekend. Until then we have some screenshots to admire.

13AM Games to Reveal Third Title Dawn of the Monsters at G-Fest XXVI

TORONTO, CANADA -- July 09, 2019 -- 13AM Games, the award-winning independent studio behind Runbow and Double Cross, is excited to announce the unveiling of their third title, Dawn of the Monsters. The official reveal will take place on July 12th, 2019 during the opening ceremonies of Chicago’s G-Fest XXVI, the world’s largest kaiju convention. Attendees of the opening ceremonies will have the chance to see an exclusive trailer featuring the first publicly-seen footage of the game. More information will follow for the general public in the coming months.

Dawn of the Monsters is a couch co-op, brawling action game that takes up to four players on a worldwide tour of destruction. Players take on roles from an all new cast of kaiju and are tasked with defeating the “Nephilim”, a horde of monsters that are destroying the planet. Conquer four unique worlds and unlock The Maw, an endless onslaught of kaiju brawls. Featuring beautiful 2.5D graphics inspired by the works of Mike Mignola, combat inspired by classics from the action and fighting game genres, and fully destructible environments, couch co-op in Dawn of the Monsters is bigger and badder than ever before. G-Fest will also feature a Dawn of the Monsters panel led by Creative Director and CEO of 13AM Games, Alex Rushdy. Alex is a longtime kaiju fanatic, and will be partnering his toy company, Seismic, LLC with 13AM Games to produce soft vinyl figures of one of the game’s headlining kaiju, Megadon. Attendees of G-Fest can visit the Seismic booth to complete a kaiju-themed survey for the chance to win a figure.

The game is currently expected to release in 2020. Platforms will be announced at a later date.

More information about 13AM Games and their titles can be found on their website or by following them on FaceBook or Twitter. More information about Seismic, LLC can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Press kit available here.

About 13AM Games

13AM Games is an independent video games studio based in Toronto, Canada. In 2015, they released their first title, Runbow, to critical acclaim, followed by their sophomore title, Double Cross in 2019. In the interim, the studio published Pirate Pop Plus from developer Dadako. 13AM Games’ members come from a variety of backgrounds and skillsets, and are always pushing themselves to make something fresh and exciting for gamers everywhere.

About Seismic

Seismic is an independent toy production company focusing on kaiju and pop culture collectibles in classic soft vinyl style. Founded by two lifelong collectors, Seismic aims to bring designer toy quality to unique IP partnerships.

Nightmare Reaper Gets Early Access Release Later This Month

We’re a little late on posting this one, but earlier this year we spoke about Blazing Bit Games upcoming Nightmare Reaper, and now we have a release date. The Montreal-developed retro first person shooter will hit Steam Early Access on July 16th.

Explore the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding powerful weapons and improving your abilities in this retro first person shooter that breaches the wall between the classics and modern sensibilities.

Nightmare Reaper by Blazing Bit Games gets Early Access release date and uncut gameplay trailer

The game will be available for purchase in Early Access on July 16th 2019.

Montreal, Canada -- June 17th, 2019 -- Blazing Bit Games reveals today the release date for their new retro first person shooter game, Nightmare Reaper, launching in Steam Early Access for Windows July 16th 2019. Explore the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding powerful weapons and improving your abilities in this new indie game that breaches the wall between the classics and modern sensibilities.

The early-game seven and a half minutes uncut gameplay trailer: https://youtu.be/eZ2BGaZj4TU

"We really worked hard to make the combat in Nightmare Reaper satisfying and addictive and we feel like seeing it in action is the only way to better appreciate it, without playing it yourself, obviously." - said Bruno Beaudoin, Founder.

The polished Early Access release of the game, titled "Episode One", will feature over 32 weapons and will be crammed with variety and surprises. Mysterious non-intrusive story elements will guide players through nightmare after nightmare to eradicate evil while they collect treasures that they'll use to improve their abilities through a fun minigame.

Wishlist the game on Steam and come join us on Discord!
Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1051690
Discord:
https://discord.gg/u2pdcGY

About Blazing Bit Games

A small studio dedicated to making great indie games, founded by Bruno Beaudoin, programmer by trade, former Ubisoft Montreal Network Programmer and passionate gamer, since the Atari 2600. Nightmare Reaper is our most ambitious project yet and we've recruited the help of amazing people to deliver our vision.

Rainbow Six Siege Starting Limited-Time In-Game Event: Showdown

Ubisoft is running the latest event for Rainbow Six Siege - titled ‘Showdown’. The event will run until July 16th and feature a 3 vs 3 game mode on an exclusive map, Fort Truth. You can check out the full trailer below.

They roam across the land, bringing order to those who ain’t got any, and they ain’t about to let nobody stop them. They are The Law. On the opposite side, the lawbreaking Graveltop Gang. Some say that gunpowder runs through their veins. The only thing they believe in is gold, and they will grab it by hook or by crook.

In the Wildest days of the West, these two factions clashed on many occasions, yet the Graveltop Gang always managed to vanish into the desert. Until they finally faced off in the husk of an old fort. That day, they say, bullets rained like never before.

These two have grudges to settle… and bodies to bury.

UBISOFT® WELCOMES YOU TO FORT TRUTH FOR AN EXCLUSIVE SHOWDOWN EVENT IN TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE

The limited-time event takes you back to the wild west with the special Fort Truth map


Montreal — July 2, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft® released Showdown, a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege limited-time in-game event. Showdown will introduce an all-new game mode only for the brave of heart. Set under the burning sun of Fort Truth, an all-new limited time map, Showdown will include exclusive in-game content for all players that participate throughout the length of the event.
Available from July 2 to July 16, this trip back to the gunslinger wild west will introduce a tension-filled 3 vs 3 game mode with a “secure area type” exclusive map, Fort Truth. This limited game mode will see two trios of Attackers and Defenders competing with only a BOSG.12.2 and a Magnum LFP586 in hand to face off against each other. Moreover, Showdown will introduce a limited HUD where health, ammo, and crosshairs are stripped away, and no preparation phase is allowed.
The Showdown event will introduce 31 western-themed exclusive items. Showdown exclusive items will include full wild west outfits composed of various items, alongside headgear that players can acquire for 10 operators.
Players that log in during the event will get a free Showdown Collection Pack and can complete the Ubisoft Club Event challenges to earn a pack and a unique weapon skin for the BOSG.12.2. Players can also purchase the Showdown packs for 300 R6 Credits.
For more information on Showdown, please visit:
rainbow6.com/showdown
For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit:
https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.

About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 45 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2017–18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoft.com.

Cuphead DLC - The Delicious Last Course - Gets A New Teaser Trailer And 2020 Release Date

Announced at E3 2018, Cuphead is getting DLC titled ‘The Delicious Last Course’ which was originally planned for Spring 2019. Similar to the base game though, the DLC has been delayed to 2020.

Studio MDHR wants to make sure the new game “meets the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for. It's also important to use that we make things in a way that's healthy and sustainable for our team.” and thus opted to push the DLC. Considering the first game is regarded as one of the best games on Xbox One the originals often delayed status worked out in the end. Check out the trailer below!

Alone With You and Home Creator Launches Latest 'Worse Than Death' On iOS

Benjamin Rivers, the indie developer behind Home and Alone With You announced Worse Than Death earlier this year, and now, in a celebration of Canada Day you can play the game on iOS right now.

WORSE THAN DEATH is a scary, emotional thriller about a high school reunion that goes horribly wrong. As Holly runs for her life, desperate to rescue her best friend Flynn from a terrible force that's hunting them both, she must survive unexpected truths about her home town, her friends, and even herself.

The game is still expected to come to PlayStation 4, Switch, and Steam and considering the game is obviously finished, hopefully we don’t have to long to wait. You can download Worse Than Death on iOS right here for $5.49 CAD.


Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity Releasing On Playstation 4, Xbox One, Steam and Switch Next Month

Released back in 2016, Lost Orbit from Pixelnaut Games is getting a rerelease on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Steam and for the first time, Nintendo Switch. However this won’t be just a simple port job, the gang at Pixelnaut has gone back and added new levels and challenges, added a cinematic retelling of the original story, as well as other tweaks and changes to the gameplay.

Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity features a new epilogue to continue the story. After the events of Harrisons journey across the universe our hero is reunited with his sister only to find out that things are much worse than he thought possible. Space pirates roam the system salvaging whatever they can all the while Ferro Corp is rounding up refugees and forcing them into labor contracts. Harrison sets off on a mission of escaping the chaos that was once his home world in hopes of finding more survivors and a place to call his own.

The game will be a free update to people who already own the game, and for the first time can be picked up on Nintendo Switch, as well as Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on July 16th.

CanadianGameDevs Is Seeking Help - Paid Partnership [Update]

Update: June 25th - Please note that I’ve recieved more than enough applicants for this, so I’ll be closing this for now :)

Running CanadianGameDevs.com is a lot of work - a lot of work. Most weeks I probably spend 15-20 hours working on various things and on the extreme end that has gotten as high as 50. It’s a passion project, and I love doing it and the connections and relationships I’ve made have been incredible -  but eventually enough is enough and one can only get so far on their own.

This decision also comes off the heels of my Dad passing last year and taking some time off this year, as well as my wife being pregnant with our first daughter, due in October. I’ve realized that in order for CanadianGameDevs to become the best it can be I’ll need some help. In wanting to get the right person and treat them right it’s going to be a paid position - I’m not just looking for someone to work for me, but someone to work with me.

So! If you’re interested, I’m looking to work with someone who:

  • Loves video games - PC, consoles, handhelds, mobile, all or some - with a specific love for Canadian-made games.

  • They have a passion to highlight games and the people who make them, they care about who makes them not just that they are made.

  • Likes to do some writing, work on videos, editing, podcasting - whatever else might come up

Tasks involve:

  • Writing posts about Canadian-made games (including announcements, releases, updates)

  • Updating things such as Gamedev Events, the Game Studios lists, and Freelancers pages

  • Join us on our Podcast, and potentially Twitch Streaming, maybe something with Youtube?

  • Help with promotion (social media, SEO, etc), and Sales (job postings, Patreons)

Basically, a partner. Above is pretty much what I do on a week-to-week so I’d ideally want someone to split responsibilities with. Based on this revenue would be split - but the details on payment can be hammered home during interviews.

If you’re interested, please email me steve@canadiangamedevs.com with a short blurb about yourself and why you’d make a good fit (feel free to include your social media incase we’ve spoken before).

E3 2019: Watch Dogs: Legion Announced

Ubisoft has announced the next game in the Watch Dogs franchise, titled Watch Dogs: Legion will be coming March 6th 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Ubisoft Toronto took centered stage in the press release as the driving force behind the games biggest draw - being able to play as anyone.

Thanks to a never-before-seen gameplay innovation created by Ubisoft Toronto*, the studio behind Watch Dogs: Legion, players will have complete freedom to ‘Play as Anyone.’ Every Londoner in the open world is fully simulated, with a persistent life and backstory, and players can recruit anyone from the entire population into their team. From an MI5 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to an illegal street racer, or from a rising football star to a geriatric grandma, anyone can join the resistance and become the hero of the story.

Ubisoft also announced Watch Dogs 2 will be part of the their newly announced UPlay + program which will be launching later this year. Full press release below!

UBISOFT ® ANNOUNCES WATCH DOGS®: LEGION

Watch Dogs®: Legion Introduces Gameplay Innovation  Enabling Players to ‘Play as Anyone’ in Near-Future London

MONTREAL – June 10, 2019– Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced that Watch Dogs®: Legion, the newest installment of the blockbuster Watch Dogs® franchise will be available worldwide on March 6, 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Watch Dogs: Legion will also launch on the new generation gaming platform, Stadia

In the near future, London is facing its downfall: people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, a corrupt private military corporation controls the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the most vulnerable. In Watch Dogs: Legion, the player’s mission is to build a resistance to fight back against the emergence of an authoritarian regime.

Thanks to a never-before-seen gameplay innovation created by Ubisoft Toronto*, the studio behind Watch Dogs: Legion, players will have complete freedom to ‘Play as Anyone.’ Every Londoner in the open world is fully simulated, with a persistent life and backstory, and players can recruit anyone from the entire population into their team. From an MI5 agent to a tough bareknuckle fighter, from a brilliant hacker to an illegal street racer, or from a rising football star to a geriatric grandma, anyone can join the resistance and become the hero of the story.

Every character also has unique gameplay traits, based on their profile. Once they join the team, players choose their class, level them up, and unlock new abilities and upgrades. They can easily swap between them and approach the challenges of the game the way they want using hacking and drones, stealth, melee or combat, lethal or non-lethal.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, the players' choices have real consequences. If non-lethal force is used, the enemy will attempt to subdue and arrest the player. But if the player shoots to kill, their characters could be wounded or even permanently killed.

In Watch Dogs: Legion, players can even bring their unique team online and team up with their friends in four-player co-op, while sharing their progression between single-player and online.

In addition, Ubisoft announced the Gold, Ultimate and Collector’s Editions** for Watch Dogs: Legion:

  • Gold Edition includes the base game and the Season Pass.

  • Ultimate Edition includes Gold Edition and Ultimate digital content, including four weeks VIP Status to earn experience and currency faster.

  • Collector’s Edition includes the Ultimate Edition plus the LED Ded Coronet Mask Replica, an exclusive Steelbook®, a set of three stickers and a recto-verso propaganda poster, all inspired by the game's universe, and instant access to the mask in-game. Collector’s Edition is exclusive to the Ubisoft Store.

Fans who purchase the Gold, Ultimate or Collector’s editions will be able to get the game up to three days early from the standard release date. Fans who pre-order Watch Dogs Legion will receive access to the Golden King Pack with the “Uneasy Lies” Mask Skin, the “Serpent Sisters” Pistol Skin and the “Lux” Car Skin.

Moreover, Ubicollectibles revealed Watch Dogs: Legion: Resistant of London, its new figurine inspired directly from the world of Watch Dogs. This 26 cm figurine shows a DedSec operative in an iconic pose, wearing either the Winston mask or the King of Hearts mask (as two switchable masks will be included) and stepping defiantly on an Albion mercenary’s helmet as a proud member of London's resistance. This piece holds a burnt Black Jack flag, the symbol of the city’s decay. On top of that, a unique ULC code that unlocks the in-game mask “King of Hearts” will be included for free.

Watch Dogs: Legion will also be available on Uplay+, Ubisoft’s subscription service for Windows PC. More details on Uplay+ can be found on Uplay.com.***

For more information about Watch Dogs: Legion, please visit
watchdogs.com, and join the conversation by using #watchdogslegion.

For further information about the Watch Dogs Legion Collector’s Editions and Ubicollectibles, please visit our website,
store.ubi.com

*Associate studios are Ubisoft Montreal, Paris, Bucharest, Kiev and Newcastle.  

**Final content and release dates subject to change. Some features may not be available at launch. Content may be available for purchase and/or as giveaway(s) separately at Ubisoft’s sole discretion at any time.

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https://support.ubi.com/Faqs/000043250
***Terms and conditions apply, including age and territorial restrictions.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2018-19 fiscal year Ubisoft generated Net Bookings of €2,029 million. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoft.com.

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