Monday, June 29, 2020

BugSnax, A New Game Coming Up For PS4, PS5, PC and Mac


BugSnax, A New Game Coming Up For PS4, PS5, PC and Mac
I just came across this brand new game announcement this week from Young Horses, a new game development company based in Chicago, Illinois. Here's a new title that you should be interested in. In Bugsnax we will take you to a special journey, on a whimsical adventure to Snaktooth Island, home of the legendary half-bug half-snack creatures. Invited by intrepid explorer Elizabert Megafig, you arrive to discover your host nowhere to be found, her camp in shambles, and her followers scattered across the island alone... and hungry! It's up to you to solve the mysteries of Snaktooth Island: What happened to Lizbert? What are Bugsnax and where do they come from? But most of all, why do they taste SO GOOD?
BugSnax
Bugsnax will feature some great land where you will be able to explore, discover, hunt, and capture up to 100 different species of Bugsnax using a variety of contraptions and bait! Not only that, but you will be able to explore diverse biomes of Snaktooth Island to track down and reunite the inhabitants of Snaxburg. Plus you will be able to follow every lead and learn more about the Lizbert's band of misfits and I haven't talked about the mysteries of Snaktooth Island yet.
BugSnax new ps5 game
Bugsnax will be available for both Sony Playstation 4, also PS5 game consoles, but also this game will be available through the Epic Games Store for those who own a PC or Mac computers. The game should be available for all those platforms, but according to the Young Horses website, they expect the official launch to be in the last quarter of the year 2020 which means we will only be able to get it during the holidays season only. So until the official launch, you can still visit the BugSnaxwebsite for more upcoming events, or you can watch the following game trailer below. Happy BugSnaxing!


Retrogaming Forever - Liero One Of The Best Game I Ever Played

Retrogaming Forever - Liero One Of The Best Game I Ever Played
As many of you probably know by now, I am a fan of retrogaming. I remember since the 80's I where my dad bought me an Atari 2600 VCS I felt in love with the world of computing. Since back then I became interested in programming as well. After playing games for many years on both my Commodore 64 and TRS-80 Color Computer, I slowly get involved in PC gaming. As you may know PCs at that time were not the ideal machine for games, but the '90s became the years of changes and one of the games that brought my attention was Liero. Conceived and created in 1998 Liero became a popular duel game in classrooms and homes alike. Between 1999 and 2005 the thriving Liero community created astounding maps, mods, and editors to enhance the experience of this amazing game. This is the final version of the original generation of Liero released in early 2000.


WebLiero
Even after the last two decades, Liero maintains its popularity. If you are still an old fan of Liero, you will be more than happy to learn that there's now an online version of this combat arcade-style game since August 2019, and you guessed; now you can play with others online. Introducing the WebLiero. All you need is to create a room, invite your friends, drop the hammer, and unleash that blood rain. Best of all you can play WebLiero for absolutely FREE of charge and still have the same fun as you used to have with the original version. One great thing that I love about the webLiero version is you can play with an unlimited number of players as well and it remains true to its original predecessor excepted you play online. Sorry, no offline mode.

Liero
WebLiero is accessible with any browser, I found that it works well on Microsoft Edge and Chrome, but I haven't tried that game with Internet Explorer or Firefox so let me know if it works fine with those browsers. If you wish to give it a try, well just visit the WebLiero website and open a free account for yourself. WebLiero also offers some brand new game modes with randomized map pools and no split-screen mode.

If you prefer, you can also download Two other versions of the game called Liero 1.36 and LieroLibre respectively. Both are true successors of the original game, The Liero 1.36 is a high fidelity clone based on the OpenLiero project from 2007. It is the official new version of Liero and the latest version was released in 2013. This version has fixed several annoying bugs and it has several new modernizing features and of course, it runs perfectly on modern computers. Version 1.36 as been released for Windows users only. Finally, There is LieroLibre, this is a project to liberate Liero from all its proprietary components and to allow it to be distributed completely freely.

For more information or to access the WebLiero community or to download one of the versions of the game that I've just mentioned, check out thislink. So enjoy the best game ever played online before, or make sure you download a free copy of the game!


Thursday, June 25, 2020

Game Engines or Programming Languages, Witch One Is The Best?

What is the best game engine in the world you can find in 2020? As an indie game designer and as an experimented game developer, my answer will always be: it depends. You see, the choice of a game engine will always depend on what criteria your game will be based on. It all depends on the type of video game and efforts you are willing to make. Is the game will be in 2D or 3D? Will it be an RPG adventure, a First Person Shooter, a Third Person Shooter, or a sport's game? Will it be a platform game or a puzzle? As you can tell the possibilities are endless.

That video game will also depend on how you like to work and how you think in terms of scripting and programming. Some people like me prefer to do some coding instead and there are a few good reasons for that. Because I am already a programmer, I find it useful to create my own game logic and programming philosophy. When you are a programmer, you can do everything you want, and the way you want. You are the one who decides on the type of data structure you will implement. When you write your own code, you become the one who knows exactly what will happen in your game, and witch way certain iterations will occur while your game is running.

On the other hand, if you don't have any experience in game programming, but if you still want to share your ideas and thoughts with other players, and if you have a lot of creativity in mind, well a game engine can fulfill all your needs. Game engines can be a great tool as well for the design and the creation of your game. In this case, it may involve some kind of coding which I often call scripting. Like programming, scripting will involve a bit of coding which can be used for controlling the aspect of the game workflow and game logic. On these days, many best selling titles like Fortnite use that approach because unlike programming a game engine can easily allow you to create a game much quicker.

However, the main disadvantage with a game engine is you will have to stick on a pattern, or may I should say you will have to follow a based structure imposed by those who build the engine. This is the case of the Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, Unity, and the Godot free gameengine. Plus, if there's a programming bug with the engine, that's mean you will have to wait until the next build is out. It is strongly suggested by the gaming industry that you learn how to use several game engines because some of them are more specialized in some areas in game development. For example, some game engines like GameMaker Studio 2, is great to build some 2D and isometric games, but if you wish to build a 3D game, you may want to learn more about Unreal Engine, and Unity. In the case of Unity, the engine allows you to build some superb 3D graphics like the Unreal Engine, but you can also choose the create a 2D project. By the way, both Destiny 2 and Fallout games were designed with Unity.

Generally speaking, a game engine can be great, but it also has several limitations. If you prefer to avoid those limitations, I recommend you use a programming language such as c#, or Java and even better, C++ witch can produce some native machine code which can drastically improve the performance of gameplay by the way. So both programming and game engine are ok for any game development. Both of them offer a wide range of advantages and the speed performance can be optimized as well for gameplay. I would say it's mainly a matter of taste and abilities.


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

New Game Releases For PS5 and PC - Find More About GodFall


New Game Releases For PS5 and PC - Find More About GodFall
This coming fall, don't miss the official launch of GodFall. The game was developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. So what this game is all about? Well, Godfall is a kind of a new IP, set in a world of knights and realms of magical elements. In other terms, it's another RPG game, but this time is described more like a "third-person Looter-Slasher," Plus GodFall will be the first official PS5 that has been revealed. So what do I know about this game? If you ever like to play games such as Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive and Isaac Asimov's Foundation, then you may enjoy this brand new upcoming tile as well.

GodFall Preview
On their official Twitter account, the team also starts to reveal some part of the development of the game. You may find some snippets of lore, with all the details about the creation of the world, also they talk about how to make the powerful Archons, and how they fell. All of this ties into the name of the game: Godfall. To obtain the best gaming experience as possible these guys develop the project with Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, and yes it is as far from what I know the best game engine when it comes to AAA games.

GodFall PS5
So I am not surprise they consider using the Unreal Engine 4 at all, especially to match the new graphics capabilities of the new Sony PlayStation 5. So players will have ranged abilities with cooldowns with a mix of combats and magical spell, well everything you can find in a great RPG game. Goodall also has several play modes where you can play it as a single-player, or in two or three-player co-op as well. And speaking about the new PS5, Counterplay Games is also taking advantage of the haptic feedback technology in the PlayStation 5 controller. GodFall should be out this coming month of October for PS5, but also on PC under Windows 10 operating system. Check out the video trailer for a preview of what this game will offer. Enjoy.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Game Release July 2020 - Radical Rabbit Stew For PS4, XBOX ONE, SWITCH and PC



Radical Rabbit Stew
If you are the kind of gamer who likes action-packed game titles that combines some puzzle-solving interaction, then you might be interested in the upcoming video game that is about to be released this coming month of July. Introducing Radical Rabbit Stew, a game developed by Pugstorm. For those who may be familiar with the game Bomberman on acid, well it is that kind of game where you play a naughty chef, but in order to cook these rabbit stew, you will have to go to some kind of puzzle-solving before you get to your goal.
Radical Rabbit Stew game level
In other words, Radical Rabbit Stew is that kind of 2D platformer when you sink your teeth into puzzles and challenges with a range of rabbit foes, you acquire gameplay-altering spoons that keep puzzles fresh and fun. It is a mixture of expansive, side-scrolling levels and shorter, single-screen layouts. Now your goal is to face off against these unique bosses, while each is requiring different tactics to conquer. Whether it’s using enemy rabbits as ammunition or dodging incoming trains and smacking the drivers out, be prepared to think creatively to defeat each one, or you may die very quickly.
Radical Rabbit Stew will be available on Steam for PC under Microsoft Windows operating system, the game will also be available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and XBOX ONE, if you do enjoy fast paced-action video games, well check this out, because it will be launch on July 16th, so you don't want to miss that opportunity. You can watch a short trailer about this game below this post. Thanks for reading and watching, I'll see you next time.



New Game Release For PC - Trackmania A New Racing Game From UbiSoft Nadeo

Trackmania A New Racing Game From UbiSoft Nadeo
On July 1rst, Sport racing fans will be more than happy to learn that UbiSoft Nadeo is about to launch a racing game that everyone was waiting for. On July 1rst 2020, PC owners will be able to download Trackaania, and YES you guessed, the launch of the biggest international Trackmania competition, the Trackmania ZrT Cup was reported to another date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trackmania ZrT Cup was postponed, but it didn't stop the Ubisoft team even during the pandemic where everyone was confined at home. In fact, the guys have been adapting to working from home. Even if at first it was difficult to make that transition, but Ubisoft proven to develop the game at a good level of efficiency, as a result, the game will finally be out for next month instead of May the 5th. So the good news is the game will now be available. I remember on last February Ubisoft made the announcement of the game at the Trackmania Grand League finals in Lyon, France, so it's understandable why so many people was waiting for this new release.

Trackmania A New Racing Game
Trackmania is remake of the legendary Trackmania® Nations, combining easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay style with a fresh look and creative direction. The game will offer to the player the choice of many tracks with regularly updated content so no one will miss anything. Also, you will find a new type of esport with in-game daily competitions to international open leagues. In other terms, it’s more like a sports club license mode. You can practice or compete with others.

Trackmania A New Game For PC
Trackmania is definitely a universal racing game and with three levels of engagement, The Starter Access, which is free, is a great foot in the door for new players, also The Standard and Club Access will support creation and sharing tools for our more advanced players. For example in the Club Access, you will be able to join your favorite clubs to access exclusive content and activities such as skin customization, special campaigns, online rooms, training tracks, and competitions.

You can place a preorder of Trackmania at Epic Games and Uplay before July 1rst. The graphics and sounds are in very high-quality so I would suggest you don't run this game with a builtin GPU, I am sure most racing game fans will love to play this one. Just check out the Trackmania trailer below for a glimpse of what the game will look like.



Upcoming Game Release: Crash Bandicoot 4, It's all about time

Crash Bandicoot 4 It's all about time
Toy For Bob announced earlier this week the upcoming of the direct sequel of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy. The game should be launched in October this year. In this new release, the nefarious Dr. Neo Cortex, the villainous Dr. N. Tropy, and the infamous Uka-Uka have torn the fabric of space and time, causing a temporal rift. So if you guessed, Coco and Crash will have will be once more in a mission where they will have to stop the marsupials , because these enemies want to rule over the multiverse as its evil emperors. Crash Bandicoot 4, It's all about time will be an action-platformer with great mechanics and a brand new fresh visual direction this time.

I remember that Toy For Bob also developed some cool video games such as The Spyro Reignited trilogy. As far as I know, that game aims to deliver the most precise gameplay we all fell in love with back in the 90s, except for this time it might be interested in how things will look like with these similarities in that new game. Plus in Crash Bandicoot 4, the story will also picks up after the end of Warped, and now the player will have access to a modern mode which will get you with an unlimited number of lives, and also you will be able to switch to the retro mode, but this time, the player will be limited in the number of lives.

Crash Bandicoot 4 It's all about time preview
Another cool feature will allow you to change the rules of reality and gain some advanced ways to conquer dangerous obstacles. But in order for the player to do so, he or she will have to find four Quantum Masks. For example, one mask might slow time to let the player cross barriers, and another one might let the player manipulate the gravity in order to gain the upper hand.

Crash Bandicoot 4, It's all about time, will be available on October 2, 2020, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, but until that day, make sure you watch the official game trailer below. I hope you enjoy it!


Monday, June 22, 2020

A Second Birth For Pokémon Snap - An Upcoming Game Release For Nintendo Switch


The New Pokémon Snap
It's been more than two decades by now, where Nintendo 64 players were treated to a new kind of Pokémon. If we go back in times around 1999 Pokémon Snap gave players an on-rails shooter of sorts that tasked them with these iconic creatures in their natural habitats. Now the good news is the Bandai Namco Studios is about to release the Pokémon Snap on the famous Nintendo Switch console. Unlike the ported versions released for both the Nintendo Wii in and Wii U consoles respectively in 2007 and 2016 in Japan only, that improved version of the original classic game-title will now be referred to The New Pokémon Snap, and no, the original creators HAL Laboratory and Pax Softnica are not involved into the new project, this time and yes, The New Pokémon Snap will be available in America and also elsewhere.

The New Pokémon Snap
On this new version of the New Pokémon Snap, the player will still be able to grab his camera and photograph any Pokémon creatures, but this time it will be possible to explore new beautiful islands on the Nintendo Switch version, while all the new adventures will still be based on the classic game from the Nintendo 64. Plus, the player will find some new addition to the video game. In fact, new, never-before-seen Pokémon expressions and behaviors are added to the game while the original Pokémon Snap features 63 of the original generation of 151 Pokémon only so it may be a good improvement as well.

In conclusion, there's no official date for the game released yet, but I will certainly write another post when The New Pokémon Snap will come out. In the United States only, I know that the classic Pokémon Snap sold in excess of 151,000 copies in the first three days of its release and I presume this new version will probably make all fan of the game happier so we may expect the game to become a great success as well.


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Video Game Trailer: Check out the new PopStar Fighter Trailer

The countdown as begun for the launch of PoStar Fighter. In fact, there are 27 days from today before you can download the game. So how the game look like? What are the objectives? PopStar Fighter is a side-scrolling shooting game with a lot of action-packed insides. The rules are quite simples. You need to avoid all the balloons launched in the sky, but also you will have to be careful when picking up some fuel because there are a lot of buildings and trees out there.

When I first started the development of the game back in 2018, I didn't have in mind that scenario. You see, my inspiration came from another game written for the Tandy Color Computer 3, and I was planning to port that game(PopStar Pilot) to the PC under the Windows operating system. The idea was great, however, for some copyright legal issues, I preferred to create a brand new concept that simply followed the structure of that game. Plus I didn't have the game available for testing, especially, because I don't own a Radio Shack Tandy Color Computer and I did not know exactly how all the belle and whistles of the game works.

So that's the main reason I decided to change the rules of the game and I came across several ideas in mind. So I had to make sure my game concept was something playable on a modern computer, plus I had to make sure an audience would be interested in this type of product. This is why today, after two years of thinking, developing and tweaking, I finally came out with this concept. Below you will find the actual trailer of the PopStar Fighter video game. I hope you will enjoy watching it, also don't forget to leave your comment or check out the Download PC Game section for future details. Enjoy!


Sunday, June 14, 2020

New Game Release For PC - PopStar Fighter

PopStar Fighter new game release for PC

I am so excited about my first game launch ever. You have no idea how much I feel about this upcoming event scheduled for July 15th. If you enjoy these side-scrolling arcade games with action shooting, then you will enjoy playing PopStar Fighter.

When I first started this journey with the development of the game, I add to admin that the original plan was not that at all. No, I was planning to rewrite another concept that looks similar to the actual game excepted the rules were very different from the actual game. The idea came from a game written for the Tandy Color Computer 3 from Radio Shack by Nicolas Maranta's called PopStar Pilot.

So what should you expect from this game? Well, a lot of great fun-filled with a lot of action. Technically, it was not that hard to design a game like this one, especially with today's technology. PopStar Fighter was designed with the concept of game engines. Speaking of game engines, I wrote all data using Game Maker Studio 2 from Yoyo Games, one of the easiest game engine that you could find on the Internet.

So here's a video I made last week about this new game release., I also invite you to visit subscribe to my YouTube channel for more information about that game, and also if you need to know about what's actually going on in the video game industry.



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