Arena Stars: Rival Heroes Releases On iOS and Android

Tiny Titan Studios, the London based studio behind Tiny Rails, have released their next game - Arena Stars: Rival Heroes which is out now on iOS and Google Play. The action card game let’s you customize your deck, and challenge other players around the world.

Choose your Hero. Build your Deck. Experience an intense 90 seconds of battle in real-time, player vs player action! Defeat the enemy Hero to win Trophies, Chests and more! Collect Trophies to unlock new Arenas! In between battles, collect cards to upgrade your Hero and Troops and become the champion of the Arena!

Take on others in the Arena Stars Universe in this action-packed epic new multiplayer strategy game from Tiny Titan Studios!

Make sure to download Arena Stars: Rival Heroes on Google Play, or Apple for free.



Shnipers

Shnipers is a local multiplayer combat platformer that I got the chance to play at Bit Bazaar. It was originally made for TOJam #9 in 2014, and is planned to get a full release sometime in mid 2018. Shnipers is being developed by Brenden Cameron.

In Shnipers, you and up to 3 friends fight to the death in a battle arena. It features tight controls and a quirky aesthetic that really tie the experience together. You must kill your opponents and collect their cores to earn points. The player with the most points at the end of the time wins the round!

The gameplay is far more interesting than just pointing and shooting however. Bullets will bounce off the walls, platforms and other objects, so you always need to be paying attention to what's going on around you! Even your own bullets can kill you! The gameplay feels so good, with just the right amount of visual, audio and feel feedback to make firing bullets feel satisfying without being distracting.

I played several rounds with various people passing by and ended up sticking around far longer than I'd originally planned. This is definitely a game worth checking out!

Shnipers is currently available to purchase in development on itch.io, with a full release planned for later this year.

Warframe Coming To Switch

Though no release date was given, Warframe will be coming to Switch as announced during this weekend's Tennocon event. You can check out the trailer below.

Game Slice 2018

Last years Game Slice is back - offering developers to show off their unfinished games, and gamers to play and give feedback. It's in London Ontario on May 25th - but check out the FaceBook group for all the details. If you're interested in showcasing your game, you can apply right here.

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WORLD'S ONLY INDUSTRY NIGHT FOR PLAYTESTING UNRELEASED GAMES RETURNS FOR THIRD YEAR
Fanshawe College hosts Mikutech's Game Slice downtown on May 25th, 2018

LONDON, ON - January 16th, 2018 --- Mikutech, a London-based software development company specializing in game development, confirmed the return of its third annual Game Slice, an event that will take place at Fanshawe College’s Centre for Digital And Performance Arts (CDPA) in downtown London, Ontario on Friday, May 25th, 2018.


Game Slice is a first of its kind event, that gathers local game industry professionals to provide a sneak preview and gather feedback for unreleased games made in Southwestern Ontario. It's an event made exclusively for game developers, by game developers. it aims to provide constructive feedback for game makers on vertical slices, alphas, betas and release candidates, in a collaborative, exciting and fun atmosphere.

Last year, over 120 professionals from more than 30 game development companies showcased 25 unreleased games. The event was made possible by the support of Big Blue Bubble, Fanshawe College, Robertson Hall, and the Montreal International Gaming Summit, among others.

Mark Mikulec, Mikutech’s founder and chief technical consultant, said “I'm excited to bring Game Slice to a beautiful facility like Fanshawe's CDPA. Game Slice was created two years ago after hearing people’s surprised comments that London actually had a game development community. As we grow into this new, larger space, I look forward to continuing to raise awareness of our industry alongside one of the province’s best game development schools."

The 2018 edition of Game Slice will feature an improved itinerary, more time for playtesting and feedback on the games and the Industry Choice Award now being judged by a elite group of veteran game developers. More information about the event can be found at http://gameslice.mikutech.com as details are released.

Event Details
Who: Mikutech and Fanshawe College
What: Announced the return of Game Slice for its third year.
Where: Fanshawe College’s Centre for Digital and Performance Arts, 137 Dundas St, London ON
When: Friday May 25th, 2018

Contact for Mikutech: Mark Mikulec, Chief Technical Consultant, 519-636-7019, mark@mikutech.com

Contact for Fanshawe College: Michelle Giroux, Supervisor of the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts, 519-452-4430 x6401, mgiroux@fanshawec.ca
 

About Mikutech: Founded in 2012, Mikutech is a London-based collection of versatile technical consultants and programmers who provide work-for-hire services in software. With an emphasis on games and game-related technologies, Mikutech's strengths in high design and rich media have also been put to work in the specialized fields of education, engineering, e-commerce, and medicine. In recent years, Mikutech has gained a reputation as a harbor of advanced knowledge and proven skill in the burgeoning field of augmented and virtual reality.

About Fanshawe: Fanshawe is a comprehensive college serving the greater London region by providing flexible learning arrangements and experiential education opportunities developed in response to labour market needs.One of Ontario's largest colleges – with four campuses in London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock - Fanshawe serves close to half a
million people with a promise to educate, engage, empower and excite.

For more information about Mikutech, please visit our website. Mikutech is also on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Tiny Titan Studios Looking For Beta Testers For New Game

London developer Tiny Titan Studios tweeted out today asking for beta testers for their new game, which at this time is unannounced. Those interested our asked to email support@tinytitanstudos.com.

Titan Titan Studios is the developer behind Tiny Rails, and recently released the mobile game on Steam. We'll have to wait and see what they're cooking up next.

First Look At Tiny Rails On Steam

We've known for a while that Tiny Rails is coming to Steam, and now Tiny Titan Studios showed off a first look at the game from their Twitch channel. You can check out the full archived video below, and add the game to your wishlist here.

Digital Extreme's Warframe Launches New Harrow Warframe, Graphic Overhaul and More

London based developer Digital Extremes have released an update for their popular free-to-play sci-fi ninja shooter Warframe.  Chains of Harrow will provide players a new quest similar to a horror film.

"In response to a disturbing transmission from Palladino, the Red Veil Clan's spiritual medium, Tenno are compelled to investigate a dark, mysteriously abandoned Steel Meridian spacecraft found adrift. Inside the vessel, lights flicker and emergency lights strobe, revealing bodies of dead crew members. All is quiet except for whispers heard echoing throughout the lifeless craft. What does it all mean? Players must uncover the terrifying reality of what happened onboard, how the Red Veil might play a part in it, and more."

Check out below for the trailer, as well as the full Press Release. Warframe can be downloaded on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

NEW WARFRAME UPDATE EMERGES FROM THE DARKNESS WITH PRIEST-LIKE “HARROW”

A Brooding New Warframe with Quest, New Weapons, and Enemies

Set In New Gorgeous Graphic Overhaul “Earth Remastered”

LONDON, ON – June 28, 2017 – Materializing from the smoky darkness, Digital Extremes’ newest Warframe® update “Chains of Harrow” arrives on PC today introducing “Harrow,” a menacing new Warframe who wields priest-style powers and offers a terrifying new, lore-based quest.

With today’s update, the ever-evolving free-to-play action hit, sporting 30 million registered users and counting, also reveals the start of a planned graphical overhaul of the Solar System beginning with Earth. Dubbed “Earth Remastered,” the newly enhanced Earth — powered by Digital Extremes’ proprietary Evolution Engine — turns the formerly good-looking planet into a stunningly lush, beautifully lit, organically structured environment. According to PC Gamer: “The difference is stunning, with some scenes almost looking like an entirely different game.”

Download the new Chains of Harrow video, Earth Remastered video, Dual Wielding Video, plus screenshots, and key art here: digitalextremesltd.box.com/s/1x7odrb8sk9e4gc9kccfj2wato5wwpfi
Watch Harrow’s profile video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2HXpeUh2QY&t=4s
With Chains of Harrow, Warframe players (AKA Tenno) will descend into a haunting new quest resembling a horror film. In response to a disturbing transmission from Palladino, the Red Veil Clan’s spiritual medium, Tenno are compelled to investigate a dark, mysteriously abandoned Steel Meridian spacecraft found adrift. Inside the vessel, lights flicker and emergency lights strobe, revealing bodies of dead crew members. All is quiet except for whispers heard echoing throughout the lifeless craft. What does it all mean? Players must uncover the terrifying reality of what happened onboard, how the Red Veil might play a part in it, and more.

Chains of Harrow is loaded with additional content — from new enemies and weapons to new cosmetics, Captura tiles, an Octavia Instrument Pack, and more:

Play as Harrow: Harness the power of the Void to bolster allies’ defenses and amplify their lethality with Lotus’ newest Warrior, Harrow, using four deadly abilities:
Condemn – Cast a wave of energy that chains them where they stand. Each enemy held reinforces Harrow’s shields.
Penance – Sacrifice shields to boost reload, and fire rate while converting damage inflicted on enemies into health for Harrow and nearby allies.
Thurible – Channel Harrow’s energy into the Thurible to generate a buff. The more energy channeled, the longer the buff will last. Once finished, kill enemies to bestow nearby allies with bursts of energy. Headshots produce extra energy.
Covenant – Protect nearby allies with an energy force that absorbs all damage and converts it to a Critical Chance bonus for all those under the Covenant. Headshots are amplified even further.
Take the Quest: A disturbing transmission from Red Veil’s spiritual medium leads to an abandoned Steel Meridian vessel adrift on the outskirts of Earth. Inside, strange whispers echo throughout the lifeless vessel. What force unleashed this evil and how can it be stopped? (The Chains of Harrow Quest will appear in the Codex for those who have completed The War Within and unlocked Mot in the Void.)
Earth Remastered: Experience Earth like never before with the beautifully remastered Earth environments. Clash with Grineer amidst luscious vegetation and envelope your Warframe in the naturalistic lighting and a remastered soundscape. Visit any of the Earth Terrain Missions to experience this stunning overhaul.
New Grineer Enemy: Nox is a new enemy that is part of the Elite Chem Strike Unit. Nox wields a toxin-filled heavy gun that shoots blobs of toxic goo that attach themselves to targets before exploding. Take out these gruesome enemies by shooting their glass helmets and exposing their deteriorating skin. Beware of their final moments, as they explode into a lethal cloud.
New Weapons:
Knell (pistol): Ring the death knell. Every headshot from this scoped pistol increases Critical Chance for a short period.
Scourge (spear): Blast targets with corrosive plasma projectiles, or toss the scepter to inflict nearby enemies with an energy field that amplifies their brain waves to attract bullets.
New Syandana: A “priestly” addition, the Nave Syandana completes Harrow’s iconic look.
And More: Check out the new Captura Tiles (Forest tiles), Octavia’s Anthem-related Instrument Pack (Corpus & Grineer Packs), Glaive and Melee Rework (all melee throwing weapons can be used concurrently with secondary weapons), Alt-Helm, new Riven Mods for Melee Weapons, and more.
Chains of Harrow comes just before the development team hosts Warframe fans from around the world at the second annual TennoCon on Saturday, July 8 in London, Ontario, Canada. Tickets are nearly sold out but still available at Warframe.com/tennocon and for those unable to attend, viewers can tune into twitch.tv/warframe to watch the biggest reveal of the year coming to Warframe during TennoLive starting at 3 pm PST/ 6 pm EST on Saturday, July 8.

Chains of Harrow releases today on PC and will come to console shortly after. Please visit the official Warframe website at www.warframe.com to join the community on PC, Xbox One or PS4 and download the game for free. To keep up with the latest updates from the development team, be sure to follow Warframe on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES
Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creation of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal, Unreal Tournament – and all its iterations – Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Sector®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multi-player campaign, and The Darkness® II. The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of more than 30 million registered players on PC, PS4™ and Xbox One. For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.

Tiny Titan Studios Looking For Play Testers - London Ontario

Our friends over at Tiny Titan Studios is looking for play testers for Tiny Rails on Steam - if you recall, it got Greenlight on Steam earlier this year. You can check out the trailer for the Steam version below - and if you're interested in play testing it, you can email them at support@tinytitanstudios.com, or hit them up on Twitter.

In other news the studio did a Ask the Titans video talking about some of the updates coming to Tiny Rails, and other Tiny Titan games. A tease on their next game was "multiplayer".

Mervils: A VR Adventure Out Now On PlayStaiton VR

As announced earlier, the VR fantasy adventure game Mervils is now out on PlayStation 4 - which you can download right here. It's also available on Steam (Vive), and Oculus.

You can pick it up on the PlayStation store for $26.99.