E3 2019 - Torn Banner Studios Announces Chivalry 2 - Coming First To Epic Game Story

Our friends over at Torn Banner Studios have announced the sequel to their big indie hit, Chivalry 2. Announced at E3 today, the multiplayer medieval game will be out on Epic Game Store in 2020, and be on other PC platforms 12 months later. You can check out the trailer below!

Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from the thunder of cavalry charges, to storms of flaming arrows, to sprawling castle sieges and more. Dominate massive, 64-player battlefields. Catapults tear the earth apart as you lay siege to castles, set fire to villages and slaughter filthy peasants in the return of Team Objective maps. Ride to war on horseback and claim glory by your blade!

E3 2019: Riverbond Out Now On Xbox One (also on Game Pass), PS4, and PC

Cococucumber did a stealth release on us! Their co-op voxel dungeon crawlers Riverbond is out now on Steam, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Better yet, if you’re a member of Xbox Game Pass you can download the game as part of the pass. Happy E3 everyone, it’s a magical time.

Dauntless Out Now On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Epic Game Story - Crossplay Enabled

Vancouver (and southern-California) based studio Phoenix Labs have released Dauntless across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Epic Game Store). The free-to-play game has the art style of Fortnite, while containing the gameplay of a quicker more fast paced Monster Hunter.

Powerful, wild, and ravenous for the aether that holds the Shattered Isles aloft, Behemoths are a threat to our very existence. Team up with other Slayers to confront these massive beasts before they consume what's left of our world.

As part of the launch, Phoenix Labs has announced One Dauntless - a way of saying that the game has cross-play and cross-progression across all three platforms, provided you’ve linked your accounts.

With One Dauntless, we’re thrilled to offer a true cross-play experience on every system. That means that you can play with your friends no matter which platform they choose. Have one friend on PC, another on Xbox, and a third on PlayStation? With cross-play, you can all hunt together, chat together, or even join up with the same guild!

We also have some great news for those of you who started your journey on PC: You can take your progress with you. By linking your Dauntless account to Epic Games, you’ll be able to pick up and play from any system – including Xbox One and PlayStation 4. And yes, your hard-earned gear, cosmetics, quest progress, and more will travel with you.

I’ve played a few hours and enjoyed my time immensely - and will be streaming a lot more of the game on Twitch.

Cuphead Being Ported To....Tesla Cars

Well if you have a PlayStation 4 then you can’t play Studio MDHR’s hit Cuphead - however if you have an Xbox One, PC, Switch and now…a Tesla car, then you can. Announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on their weekly podcast, and posted by IGN - the gang at Tesla has gotten Cuphead working on their cars and will be available on Tesla's Model 3, Model S, and Model X by the end of the year.

“"Cuphead, we've got working," Musk said. "[The developers] have been helping us make it work. It's a cool game. It's insanely difficult. It's sadistically difficult. It's a twisted plot. It's dark. It looks like some cute little Disney thing and you're like, 'This plot is very dark'," he added with a laugh.”

Cuphead came out in 2017 and was a smash hit. DLC titled “The Delicious Last Course” was announced at last year’s E3 and we’re hoping to hear about it more…perhaps at this years E3.

Slender: The Arrival Heading To Nintendo Switch

Slender: The Arrival, Blue Isle Studios indie hit from 2013 is heading to the Nintendo Switch next month on June 20th.

“You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official video game adaptation of Slender Man, re-created from Mark Hadley's original nerve-shattering sensation. Developed by Blue Isle Studios, The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best.”

Action Twin-Stick Shooter 'Project AETHER: First Contact' Coming Soon To Steam

Here is one I missed from October of last year, but Sleepy Spider Studios have announced a twin-stick shooter set in space Project AETHER: First Contact which you can wishlist on Steam right here.

As a threat from beyond looms over the solar system, Project AETHER is ready to deploy! Take control of the powerful AETHER mech in this action oriented twin stick shooter. 

Fight the alien threat across 9 unique levels, each with a powerful boss to defeat. 

Customize your mech's loadout with an assortment of powerful weapons, including the rapid fire assault rifle, high impact railgun, concentrated laser beam, and more. 

According to Steam the game is coming soon, so hopefully we don’t have too much longer to wait.

Away: The Survival Series Announced During Playstation: State of Play

It looks like Riverbond wasn’t the only Canadian game announced during Playstation’s State of Play last week. Quebec based Breaking Walls announced Away: The Survival Series for Playstation 4 and PC.

As cataclysmic storms bear down on the planet, you must travel across vast environments in search of safer lands. From the mighty treetops to the forest floor, immerse yourself in nature as you explore a vibrant world brimming with life, but beware of the dangers that await on your journey.

The game has you running, jumping, climbing and gliding though an “organic, living world”. There will be a “nature documentary narration” for the storyline, but also a variety of side-quests and is planned for 2020.


Pamplemousse Games Launches Kickstarter For 2D Action-RPG 'Spleen'

Montreal-based Pamplemousse Games have announced and launched a Kickstarter for its 2D action RPG about childhood nostalgia. The game has a beautiful hand-painted watercolour backgrounds, while telling the story of Johann who is torn between a stressful adult life, and the nostalgia of being a kid.

“Play as Johann, a disenchanted young man feeling the weight and responsibilities of his life slowly breaking his spirit. His work is crushing, his dreams are fading and he realizes that adulthood isn't really what he was hoping for.

But when he gains the ability to enter the Kid World and fight his problems as his childhood self, he might just find a way to make life worth exploring again!”

As of the time of this writing, the game is currently 33% to its goal $90,000 goal, with 17 days left, so plenty of time to check it out and show your support. You can also wishlist the game on Steam, and they say consoles would be next after a PC release.

Game Developer Jobs - Community Manager / Social Media Promoter - Frolic Labs

We got a lot of postings for jobs on the site right now, here is one for Frolic Labs.

Community Manager / Social Media Promoter

Frolic Labs is looking for a part-time or freelance Community Manager / Social media promoter to join our team. The Community Manager's primary goals are to build up interest in our game, share development progress and create social media buzz. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating a social media marketing campaign to build up presence

  • Write and Generate PR content based on in-game media. 

  • Find creative ideas to engage the community and generate interest

  • Manage the company Discord server and grow the community

Requirements

  • Strong, positive personality with a highly independent work ethic.

  • Active knowledge of Twitter, Discord, Reddit and game related communities. 

  • At least some  experience in video game community relations

  • Writing and content creation abilities

  • Experience with creating and following content schedules

This a part-time remote position in Toronto. Please apply to jobs@froliclabs.com with resume and profile links.

Drinkbox Studios Releases Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack On Switch

Drinkbox Studios did a stealth release today of their first game Tales From Space Mutant Blobs Attack on Nintendo Switch, which you can pick up right here.

Mutant Blobs Attack is a sci-fi puzzle-platformer where you play an ill-tempered blob that grows in size by swallowing everything in its path. Evolve from a tiny captive into a world-eating giant. Gain freakish abilities like magnetism, telekinesis, and rocket boosting. Use your mutant blob powers to devour the pathetic humans and all of civilization!

To celebrate the launch, DrinkBox is also putting all of their games on Switch on sale. You can also get Mutant Blobs Attacks on the cheap if you own a game already.

Severed - 50% off!
Guacamelee! STCE - 40% off!
Guacamelee! 2 - 30% off!
Guacamelee! 2 DLC1: Enemigos - 50% off!
Guacamelee! 2 DLC2: Proving Grounds - 50% off!
Guacamelee! 2 Complete - 30% off!