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.

Go To Hell In Assassin's Creed Odyssey Latest DLC - Out Now

Ubisoft has announced the latest episode of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC. Episode 2 of The Fate of Atlantis is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Judging from the synopsis, trailer and screenshots - players will be going to Hell:
 
Torment of Hades transports players to the Underworld, a vast world of endless gloom filled with wandering dead, ruled by the sharp and cunning Hades. As the story unfolds, players will come face-to-face with the ghosts of their past and continue their journey in mastering the Staff of Hermes. In order to escape the afterlife, players will have to help the dead find their rightful resting place and settle the debt that Hades demands.

This episode also brings new ability enhancements for your character - you can check out the trailer and press release below. 

VENTURE INTO THE UNDERWORLD IN ASSASSIN’S CREED® ODYSSEY THE FATE OF ATLANTIS, EPISODE 2, NOW AVAILABLE 

Montreal — June 4, 2019 —Today, Ubisoft announced that Torment of Hades, the second episode of the post-launch story arc of Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey The Fate of Atlantis, is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC.

Torment of Hades transports players to the Underworld, a vast world of endless gloom filled with wandering dead, ruled by the sharp and cunning Hades. As the story unfolds, players will come face-to-face with the ghosts of their past and continue their journey in mastering the Staff of Hermes. In order to escape the afterlife, players will have to help the dead find their rightful resting place and settle the debt that Hades demands.

Each of the episodes of The Fate of Atlantis will introduce new ability enhancements related to the different branches of the skill tree – Hunter, Warrior and Assassin. In this second episode, players will discover three new ability enhancements, including:

  • Kronos Time Shift is part of the Warrior branch of the skill tree, and will launch players into the air while temporarily blinding surrounding enemies. While you are in the air, time stops for a moment, letting you use abilities from above or in a chain with Leap of Faith’s ground smash. When you shoot in the air, the damage will also automatically crit targets.

  • Ares Last Breath is also part of the Warrior branch of the skill tree. This healing ability will grant immunity to enemy attacks, restore 5% of damage dealt as Health and automatically parry enemy melee hits.

  • Artemis Trickery is part of the Hunter branch of the skill tree, and will transform players’ arrows into deadly traps that detonate and deal damage to enemies that come in close proximity. Any type of arrow can be used and will offer a different type of effect on detonation.

In order to play Torment of Hades, players will have two different options:

  • Following the main game, players will have to complete the questline Between Two Worlds, the mythological main game story arc, and the Lost Tales of Greece questline Heir of Memories that is available after completing the former questline. Finally, they must have reached character level 28 or above.

  • Players who do not fulfill all the above conditions will be able to use a shortcut created specifically for them. Thanks to this shortcut, players will enter Greece level 52 with preset abilities and resources, enabling them to start their adventure into the afterlife with Heir of Memories. They will also have the opportunity to choose their hero. However, contrary to the previous option, player progression using the shortcut will not carry over to the main game save, and they will not be able to obtain achievements.

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, and season pass owners will be able to access two major episodic storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The season pass also includes Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation Remastered, which released for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC on March 29, 2019.

The Fate of Atlantis can be purchased as part of the Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Season Pass for $49.99 or as part of The Fate of Atlantis story arc for $34.99 and will be downloadable for players who already own the Season Pass or Gold Edition starting today.

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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.

Voxel Couch-Coop Dungeon Crawler Riverbond Coming Out This Summer

Shown off at today’s Playstation State of Play, Cococucumber announced their couch-coop voxel dungeon crawler will be coming to PlayStation 4 this Summer. They then followed up saying it’ll also be out on Xbox One and PC. You can wishlist the game here on Steam.

In true dungeon-crawling style, Riverbond takes you on a journey through memorable worlds where you battle monsters, find treasure and become the hero. We wanted to channel the nostalgia of playing games from the 16-bit era and infuse it with fast and fluid controls for maximum action! Riverbond lets you choose your play style by letting you select from a ton of melee or ranged weapons to fight waves of enemies, take down huge bosses or completely decimate everything in sight.

It was also announced that there will be plenty of skins from other games added to the game, including Drinkbox Studios own Juan from Guacamelee, Lover Mu from Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and Robot 5 from Cococumber’s previous game Planet of the Eyes.



Game Set In Pixelated Regina Saskatchewan - Queen City Chaos - Announced

Regina Saskatchewan developer Massive Corporation Game Studio announced this month they are working on a NES-inspired retro-style brawler adventure as their first game. Queen City Chaos will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan and players can “wander around a pixel version fo the Queen City and explore the mysterious and dangerous adventure that await.”

Massive Corporation plans to have a single player storyline as well as local multiplayer. We only have the below tweets so far. We’ll have to wait until Spring 2020 for the game to release on Steam, but we’ll have more on the site when it becomes available.

Bishop Games Gives Light Fall A Free Update One Year After Release

Quebec based Bishop Games have updated their platformer Light Fall from last year with a free update. In a blog post going over the year since releasing the game, Bishop Games goes over the launch of the game, the troubles with the final boss, and how is became a poplar speedrunning games. The free update, which is available today on Steam and Switch adds new levels with leaderboards, revamped difficulty, and bug fixes - you can check out the patch notes here.

To celebrate the update, you can also pick up the game for 50% discount on both Steam and Switch.

Two Free Modes Coming To Tech Support: Error Unknown

Tech Support: Error Unknown came out in February on Steam, and we even had an interview with the developer behind custper support rogue-lite puzzle game. There’s been a few updates since then, but the two biggest are coming May 6th.

The two new modes will be Endless Challenge Mode, and Zen Mode. Endless Challenge mode have players fighting to the top of an online leader board, while Zen Mode has you completing tickets without fear of losing your job. Check out the trailer and press release below - and the game on Steam!

NEW MODES UPDATE AND WEEKLONG 25% DISCOUNT ON STEAM FOR ‘TECH SUPPORT: ERROR UNKNOWN’

Play it cool or amp up the competition- the choice is yours!

Haarlem, The Netherlands: Indie video game publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Dragon Slumber are launching a new ‘Endless Challenge Mode’ and ‘Zen mode’ update to the award-winning ‘Tech Support: Error Unknown’. The game will also be on sale with a 25% discount from May 6th-13th on Steam.

In the ‘Endless Challenge’ mode, players fight to reach the top of the online leaderboards; taking on 3 different challenges, each with 2 levels of difficulty. The challenges you can compete in are:

  • Speed: complete as many tickets as you can within 10 minutes.

  • Time: earn a target amount of money as fast as possible by completing tickets.

  • Perfection: respond to as many customers as you can but don’t make any mistakes... One misstep and your game is over!

Feeling stressed out or overwhelmed? In Zen mode, players can complete tickets for as long as they wish without the risk of losing their jobs.

Both modes are now available for free through Steam for ‘Tech Support: Error Unknown’ owners and are integrated seamlessly with the original version of the game. Players can access the new modes in two ways:

  1. Through completing the game! By reaching any of the game's multiple main endings, the modes are automatically unlocked. Players who have already completed the game will see these modes unlocked immediately.

  2. When booting the game, players can click on the BIOS option to manually activate the new modes. They may also uncover additional secrets in this menu!

Tech Support: Error Unknown has also been shortlisted as a finalist at Momocon 2019, and lead developer Kevin Giguère from Dragon Slumber will be attending the event from May 23rd to 26th in Atlanta, Georgia. Stop by booth 1031 and find out if YOU are the best tech support specialist out there. More information on Momocon 2019 can be found here.

Supporting assets including trailer, new screenshots and fact sheets, are available via the Tech Support: Error Unknown Press Kit. For media requests including developer interviews and latest preview builds, please email pr@iceberg-games.com.

ABOUT TECH SUPPORT: ERROR UNKNOWN

Tech Support: Error Unknown is an adventure game with simulation and puzzle mechanics, which places you in front of a virtual computer. As a tech support specialist new to the job, use a wide array of computer software to solve customer issues or choose to manipulate programs for personal gain. Hack your system to unlock its full potential, GPS track lost phones, scan profiles to blackmail customers, or simply propose they reboot.

While on the job, you discover a conflict between your corporate employer and an anonymous rogue hacktivist group, trying to take them down. Will you climb the corporate ladder, secretly join the hacktivists, or help the police expose them? Alternatively, will you pursue a more personal agenda? The choice is yours!

Stay up-to-date with the latest Tech Support: Error Unknown news and information:

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ABOUT DRAGON SLUMBER

Dragon Slumber is a Quebec-based indie studio founded in 2013 by Kevin Giguère, a programmer with over 20 years' experience. As of 2019, Dragon Slumber has released the award-winning Tech Support: Error Unknown for PC, Mac and Linux, along with JRPG Arelite Core, and runner racer Astral Traveler for PC. Dragon Slumber believes that great games begin with careful and innovative designs and always strives to provide unique experiences for gamers.

Please visit https://www.dragonslumber.com/ for more information.

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Quebec-based Triple Scale Games Releases 'Save Your Nuts' On Steam

Triple Scale Games has released physics-based competitive multiplayer Save Your Nuts on Steam last week. The multiplayer game can be picked up on Steam right now, where it’s currently enjoying a 20% launch discount. Check out the description, screenshots and trailer below!

In Save Your Nuts, crafty squirrels organize a tournament to challenge other animals in a physics-based competition for the ages. Make daring plays alongside your teammates, grab food power-ups, and tackle your opponents to steal their nuts in this frantic multiplayer-focused party game!