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Google joins forces with Childish Gambino for new augmented reality app

Google has teamed up with musician Childish Gambino to release an augmented reality app called Pharo AR. Algo-rhythmsAccording to Google, the experience begins with "the opening of an AR portal", which you must walk through to explore an augmented reality cave. Here, you'll be able to "find and interact with hidden glyphs while still being able to see out into the real world". Once you've found all of the glyphs, you'll be able to explore more worlds – and you don't have to journey alone, as Pha

By | 2019-04-25T08:58:57+00:00 April 25th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lost Words is a journey through a young girl’s journal and imagination

The game follows a young girl named Izzy, her journal, and the fantasy world she creates on its pages. Izzy’s words follow along, however, narrating the journey of her main character, the details of the world. In the fantasy world, words directly affect the environment. When I return to the journal pages, Izzy learns that her beloved grandmother is in the hospital. Izzy’s words turn on her and she is unable to properly process what her grandmother’s stroke means.

By | 2019-04-09T17:00:00+00:00 April 9th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pathway is a mix of Indiana Jones and XCOM

Here’s a pleasant surprise: on April 15th, Pathway will release on Steam. In it, a team of adventurers journey out into the desert in search of hidden treasures and secrets. The game offers 16 unlockable characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses that will aid you during your journey. But if you lose, it’s not the end: According to the developers, characters retain experience and loot throughout playthroughs. If any of this sounds appealing, don’t just watch the launch trailer — he

By | 2019-04-04T17:00:00+00:00 April 4th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A new Lord of the Rings video game is coming in 2021

Daedalic Entertainment has announced that it’s working on a new Lord of the Rings action-adventure game that will be released in 2021 for PC and “all relevant console platforms at that time.” The game will be called The Lord of the Rings – Gollum, and will focus on that titular character. The Lord of the Rings – Gollum will be based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, and will follow Gollum’s path through those books, but it “will also explore new events and details” from that journey. So expect som

By | 2019-03-25T17:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free-to-play mobile game Sky “like a spiritual sequel of Flower, Journey and Cloud”, says Jenova Chen

Sky, the next game from Thatgamecompany, is everything you’d expect from a mobile game by the creators of Journey, and a bold step beyond. Conceived by Jenova Chen in part thanks to emails he’d receive from fans wishing they could play Journey in multiplayer with friends and family, rather than unnamed strangers, it’s an eight-player, freeform adventure set across six sprawling islands. And so as a result, it’s more like a spiritual sequel of Flower, Journey and Cloud. A lot of times, a gamer wi

By | 2019-03-23T09:22:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thatgamecompany’s new game, Sky, unleashes the future of multiplayer in exclusive Edge magazine cover story

The new issue of Edge goes on sale next week, and lands with subscribers from tomorrow; on the cover is Sky, the new game from Thatgamecompany, creator of Journey. It not only challenges the status quo for mobile games. The game is much bigger now, and is no freemium moneysink, as co-founder and creative director Jenova Chen explains. “And a lot of people, when they pay for these free-to-play games, I guess they feel somewhat shameful? Look out tomorrow for an exclusive interview with Jenova Che

By | 2019-03-22T15:57:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eight wordless games that still tell a compelling story

(Image credit: Tequila Works)There’s something strangely soothing about the ambient atmosphere of RiME. (Image credit: The Voxel Agents)Puzzle games often sacrifice narrative to focus on complex puzzle mechanics. Old Man’s JourneyOld Man's Journey. Wordless cutscenes depicting moments from his younger days tell the old man’s story, portraying a certain sadness which lingers on even once his hazy memories have been left in the past. (Image credit: Giant Squid Studios)At first glance Abzû seems to

By | 2019-03-01T18:05:44+00:00 March 1st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cult PlayStation indie darling Flower out now on PC for a bargain

Former PlayStation exclusive Flower, the artistic and soothing experience following the breezy tale of flower petals in the wind, is out now on PC. You can Flower on Steam, GOG and Epic Games Store for a stupidly low price of just $5.69. Way back in 2009, when indie games weren’t really a known thing, Thatgamecompany unleashed a figurative fresh breath of air onto the gaming landscape with Flower. A seminal milestone not only for the developer but for indie gaming in general. Flower is the first

By | 2019-02-15T14:00:09+00:00 February 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flower, the 2009 PS3 hit, is finally on PC

I've always been a little annoyed that Flower was a PlayStation 3 exclusive. I supposed I've harbored a bit of a grudge in the decade since, especially after thatgamecompany's next game, Journey, was also exclusive to the PS3. Flower is a simple exploration game in which you take control of the wind and guide it across lush landscapes, changing them in different ways as you go. So it's really good, if you like that sort of thing, and now you don't need a PS3 to play it. And in case you missed it

By | 2019-02-14T18:32:04+00:00 February 14th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Walking Dead: The Final Season episode 4 release date announced, and it’s soon

As Skybound announced today, episode four, Take Us Back, is scheduled to release next month on March 26, just over two months after episode three. There was a time not too long ago when it was unclear if Clementine's story would be finished at all, so it feels a little surreal to have a final release date. What's more, the entire final season will see a boxed release alongside episode four. A price point has not been announced, but you can bet it'll be close to the price of the season pass. Spea

By | 2019-02-04T18:12:07+00:00 February 4th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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