Category Archives: PC

Annapurna Interactive & Heart Machine’s Solar Ash Launches Today

Solar Ash, the highly anticipated traversal game published by Annapurna Interactive and developed by Heart Machine, launched today for PlayStation and PC via the Epic Games Store.

From the creators of the award-winning Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash is a high-speed and gravity-bending 3D third-person action platformer filled with sunken cities, vast water shelves, dangerous lava zones and more. Journey through a surreal, vivid, and highly stylized world filled with mystery, wild high-speed traversal, endearing characters, and enormous enemy encounters.

Players take on the role of a Voidrunner named Rei who nimbly traverses through these dangerous biomes in an effort to save her planet from falling prey to the Ultravoid’s path of eternal hunger. While travelling through the voids, players will help Rei learn the truth about the beasts that roam this strange land and uncover the mystery of the Starseed and Echo.

For all the latest updates on the game, follow Annapurna Interactive and Heart Machine on Twitter.

Spaceflight Simulator Touches Down on Steam Early Access Jan. 25

Spaceflight Simulator, a game with real-life physics where astronauts and engineers build their own rockets and explore the universe developed by Stefo Mai Morojna, initiates a space race on Steam Early Access for PC on Tuesday, Jan. 25. More than 20 million rocket technicians have escaped gravity’s pull via the App Store and Google Play, and a Nintendo Switch version will release in tandem with the 1.0 release on Steam later in 2022.

Put together a space program from scratch to explore the solar system and reach the vast unknown. Build finely crafted rockets from essential parts, including propulsion systems, fairings, capsules, and more, and aim for the stars. Scientifically accurate rocket physics paves the way for realistic flight sequences, where it will take more than one attempt to get the first rocket in orbit.

Land on planets in a solar system realistically sized to simulate the grand scale of celestial objects, with accurate terrains, climates, and gravity pulls for a true-to-life experience. Aspiring astronomers can oversee a maiden voyage to the Earth’s Moon before taking off to Mars, Mercury, and beyond.

Android and iOS players have sent a combined 300 million rockets to space, and more than 30,000 are part of an active and helpful Discord server to help new rocketeers get their bearings. Included with the Steam Early Access launch is the Parts, Skins, Planets and Bundle DLC. Already available as a paid DLC for mobile, the content update allows explorers to survey Jupiter and its four moons right off the bat alongside new parts for rocket-building and exclusive ship skins for the PC version.

“I’m very happy and excited to see Spaceflight Simulator taking shape on Steam Early Access,” said Stefo Mai Morojna, lead developer. “More space enthusiasts can start their own rocket programs, fail over and over, and finally reach the stars! And with the release on Nintendo Switch coinciding with the 1.0 PC launch, we’ll see more aspiring rocketeers than ever before.”

Spaceflight Simulator lands on Steam Early Access on Jan. 25, 2022, for $11.99 USD. The game supports English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Malay, Indonesian, Korean, and Japanese languages.

For more information, follow @SpaceflightSim on Twitter, like its Facebook page, subscribe to its YouTube channel, or join the expedition via Discord.

CASTLE ON THE COAST is launching today on PC and Nintendo Switch!

Klabater along with Big Heart Productions is pleased to announce that Castle on the Coast, a charming 3D collectathon will have its premiere today on PC and Nintendo Switch.

Castle on the Coast is a 3D platformer with classical collectathon mechanics and George the Giraffe as the protagonist. You will parkour through a magic castle, explore challenging large-scale open levels full of crystal caverns, stone-laden halls, and trippy alternate dimensions, and try to bring together a family of the two powerful, conflicted wizards.

Thanks to cooperation mode, even the youngest gamers will be able to enjoy George’s adventures, playing together with their friends or their sitters. Besides all the arcade fun, Castle on the Coast offers a more severe and moral angle. It will touch upon dealing with loss, conflict, and loving your enemies.

Valley’s Children

Being the official mascot of Valley Children’s Hospital, George symbolizes love and care found at Valley Children’s. Being a hero for children for nearly 70 years, he was involved in many activities and projects. Now he’ll put smiles on their faces as a protagonist of the video game Castle on the Coast.

A portion of the sales revenue will support the Valley Children’s Hospital programs, which provide Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood.

Castle on the Coast main features:

🦒 A magic castle entrenched in conflict
Help George explore the magical castle’s interiors on the Coast, home to crystal caverns, stone-laden halls, and alternate dimensions. Seamlessly wander from level to level with no loading screens in a large, interconnected world.

🦒 A cute giraffe with extreme parkour powers!?

This giraffe can get anywhere, anytime! String together wall runs, jumps, spins, climbs, dives, rolls, and more with responsive controls. Carve new paths through levels in a quest to frustrate level designers. When cool moves aren’t enough, don a jetpack or a rocket-powered car to reach new heights.

🦒 A 3D collectathon

Shove a plethora of goodies down your pockets as you explore! Flowers unlock new costumes, star keys open doors, and keystones… those unlock the looming central tower…

🦒 A nutty sidekick joins the mix (co-op mode).
Great fun for more than one! Play with your children or friends. Player 2 can control George’s sidekick: Swirlz, the flying squirrel! Create helpful springy flowers, blast enemies with magic, or become a living parachute to show George’s descent. When George and Swirlz work together, nothing is impossible!

Find the game in stores:

The game will be available globally at the price of 14,99 USD/EUR.
Xbox and PlayStation versions will still be available in December this year.

Castle on the Coast has a full English localization with voice-overs. It is also subtitled in: French, German, Russian, and Chinese.

New Walkthrough Trailer Gives An Insight Into Alien World Of The Gunk, Coming To Xbox & PC On December 16th

Thunderful are pleased to unveil a new trailer for anticipated story-driven sci-fi exploration title The Gunk where lead star Fiona Nova gives us a guided introduction to the game’s compelling world. This new game from the team behind the SteamWorld series will be released for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on December 16th, and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.

In the new trailer, Fiona Nova, voice of protagonist Rani, introduces us to the game’s compelling characters and spectacular alien world. Rani and her partner Becks are a space hauling duo mining the galaxy for whatever resources they can sell to make ends meet. When they come across a seemingly barren planet infested with a strange undiscovered substance they call “the gunk”, they wonder if they might be in for a big payout.

The Gunk has a big emphasis on exploration with a wondrous and diverse alien world to discover featuring biomes ranging from rocky canyons, to dense jungles, to deep subterranean caves (this is the team behind SteamWorld after all) and a few more surprises. The gunk is turning all of these zones barren, but as you remove it using Rani’s upgradable goo-sucking power-glove, you’ll discover a flourishing ecosystem seemingly suppressed by this mysterious and destructive gunk.

The intriguing questions of what the gunk is, how it got here and what kind of world existed prior to its arrival can be uncovered as you explore. Perhaps the gunk has something to do with the ruins of an ancient civilization that appears to be long gone? Scanning the environment to make new discoveries and learn more about the world will fill out your findings in a logbook. Players who dig into these entries might just find some clues as to what happened here!

“As a team, it’s been a real pleasure to branch out and supplement the charm we’re known for with the SteamWorld series with a more ‘grown-up’ story like the one we are telling with The Gunk,” said Game Director Ulf Hartelius. “We’ve been working hard to blend that intriguing sci-fi tale with the cool raymarching tech we’re using to create our mesmerizing gunk and a rich world for players to explore. We can’t wait for them to finally get to experience it all on December 16th”.

Clid The Snail Crawls Onto PC This December

Weird Beluga Studio is proud to announce their debut indie game, Clid the Snail, is coming to PC on Dec. 15, 2021.

The Spanish indie game developer Weird Beluga Studio, with the support of the PlayStation Talents program, initially launched the game on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 earlier this year. The studio is proud to now bring the title to PC players and gastropod fans worldwide.

“PC is a very important platform for us mainly because PC gamers are an extremely varied bunch,” said Tomas Manzano, Game Developer at Weird Beluga Studio. “Clid the Snail is a very picturesque, dark sci-fi game with plenty of humor and challenging twin-stick gameplay, and we can’t wait for PC players to jump straight into it.”

Clid the Snail is a dark fable about a grumpy humanoid snail armed to the radula. Clid the exiled snail joins forces with a peculiar gang of outcasts and is tasked with the mission to eradicate a wide-spread slug plague. The top-down twin-stick shooter encourages creative gun play with its vast array of weapons and mechanics, alongside exploration and puzzle solving while exploring a grim-looking world.

Clid the Snail will be available on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, Humble and GeForce NOW on Dec. 15, 2021 and will feature full controller support. MSRP $19.99.

Next Space Rebels Launch Trailer Revealed Ahead of Tomorrow’s Release

3, 2, 1… LIFTOFF!

Tomorrow, Humble Games and Studio Floris Kaayk will release their one-of-a-kind story driven simulation game, Next Space Rebels, for Xbox One and PC via the Humble Store and Steam. Next Space Rebels will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on Day 1, and the game will be launching for Nintendo Switch in 2022.  In celebration, the team has released a new launch trailer today.

In Next Space Rebels, players will develop from a naive rocket hobbyist into an experienced space activist by designing, building, and launching rockets of increasing complexity. Next Space Rebels enables the joy of creation, lessons of failure, and progress of experimentation, generally reserved for complex sim games, through its accessible “notepad-style” creation tools and intertwined narrative.

KEY FEATURES:

  • DESIGN ROCKETS – Powerful yet easy-to-use rocket creation tools that will let any budding rocketeer express their full creative potential
  • EARN YOUR WAY TO THE TOP – Earn and gather new parts by completing challenges to grow from a hobbyist rocket builder to an advanced satellite-launching rocket scientist
  • YOUR VERY OWN STARTUBE CHANNEL – Grow an online StarTube channel! Share recorded creations in-game to grow the channel, then export them to share in real life
  • LIVE ACTION – Fully live-action cutscenes! Meet an extensive cast of extravagant internet characters on your journey towards becoming a Next Space Rebel
  • FREEPLAY MODE – Freeplay mode to create the Frankensteinian rocket of your dreams

Annapurna Interactive’s The Pathless Now Available on Steam

The Pathless, a mythic adventure game developed by Giant Squid and published by Annapurna Interactive, is now available digitally for PC via Steam for $39.99, and discounted 35% off for a limited time. The Pathless and its critically acclaimed soundtrack by composer Austin Wintory will be available in a $47.99 Steam bundle.

Players can soar to new heights and dive into the depths through the new Giant Squid Collection on Steam, giving players the option to purchase both The Pathless and the beautiful underwater adventure ABZÛ for $56.99.

Developed by the award-winning team behind ABZÛ and first launched in 2020, The Pathless sees players take on the role of the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. The Hunter must forge a connection with an eagle companion to hunt corrupted spirits, being careful to not become the hunted. Players will explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins and be tested in epic battles.

Campaign Reveal Trailer for Upcoming Pinball-RPG Rollers of the Realm: Reunion Shows off New Gameplay Modes

Legends are forged in the glory of battle… and pinball. Adventure awaits in Rollers of the Realm: Reunion, the medieval pinball game with an RPG twist. Following 2014’s Rollers of the Realm, Reunion expands upon its predecessor’s medieval questing and kinetic pinball arcade action with a new campaign storyline, loads of party and hero customization options, competitive leaderboards, and even a two-player cooperative mode! Players are invited to plunge into a medieval fantasy world where battling creepy goblins or tentacled beasts means warming up your flipper-fingers and using rpg-styled “character” balls to smash through or sneak around your foes, traps, and targets.

Phantom Compass will release Rollers of the Realm: Reunion for Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store in 2022. Additionally, Rollers of the Realm is available now for Windows PC via Steam.

Head over to The Mix Next website to check out the Rollers of the Realm: Reunion page.

Pickaxes at the ready as Hammerting launches today!

Team17 and Warpzone Studios have today announced that dwarven mining sim Hammerting has launched out of Early Access and into full launch on Steam, the Epic Game Store, and GOG. To coincide and celebrate today’s launch comes a hoard of new content, as well as online cooperative multiplayer gameplay. Controlling a colony of subterranean denizens, forge the most efficient mine possible and utilise every tool available to craft the ultimate subterranean base.

In addition to the cooperative gameplay that allows players to join up with friends to work together, the launch update introduces new game mechanics that provide further depth to the experience: Factions in the Overworld will now declare war against one another, sending armies to engage in combat until one side is crowned victorious; the ‘Book of Tings’ has been updated with new text and images, and topics are now categorised; ‘Hammertings’ can now be held in the Great Hall, bringing together the colony and granting bonuses to the Mountain Home; more items, materials, and recipes have also been added alongside a plethora of performance updates, gameplay tweaks, and bug fixes. Full patch notes for Hammerting’s launch can be found on Steam.

Throughout its time in Steam Early Access, Hammerting received a hoard of updates that’s built upon its solid foundation, including:

  • The Fluids Update, which brought lava and water to the cavernous environments the dwarves call home, together with new tavern and drinks recipes, ingredients, and knowledges;
  • The Overworld Update introduced an overhauled Overworld featuring procedurally generated factions, locations, and roads;
  • The Automation Update streamlined dwarven efficiency alongside the addition of a win state that challenges players to prove their dwarven mining prowess;
  • The Epic Crafting Update which introduced new armour and rings, equippable lanterns, valuable epic level items and an overhaul to Mountain Lore;
  • The Relations Update, which included a food and rest system revamp;
  • And most recently the Fishing & Farming Update, which brought a bountiful haul of content, including farmable crops, the ability to construct a fishing pier, and the ability to upgrade dwarven dwellings to make them cosier.

Hammerting is currently available to purchase with a launch discount of 33% making it $16.74/£13.39/€16.74. To keep up to date with all the information on Hammerting please like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join us on Discord.