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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.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Review – Switch

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) has made itself at home with the Nintendo Switch. It is not the highly anticipated remake or remaster everyone is looking for, but the port of Bioware’s 2003 classic. While little has changed, it’s still a welcome feeling to revisit this fantastic game on an entirely new platform! It’s not a perfect game port, but overall, KOTOR looks and plays well on the handheld system. The question is can KOTOR hold its own weight in a modern era. The answer is yes!

For those who have never played or haven’t played in a while, the narrative of KOTOR is set over 4,000 years before the events of the Star Wars movies. Following the Mandalorian Wars, conflict has broken out between the Sith and the Galactic Republic, and the player character is caught up in the middle of this war. Collecting an assortment of characters to help in their fight, the player travels from world to world, like Tatooine and Kashyyyk, within the Star Wars universe. The story stands the test of time and even still has one of the greatest plot twists in history. Of course, it was also expertly written and the dialogue still shows that Bioware put a lot of love into it.

The visuals are outdated especially when compared to newer Star Wars titles like Battlefront and The Fallen Order. However, the cinematics have held up well over the years and even received a slight boost in resolution on the newer hardware. Character portraits haven’t fared quite as well. All have visual artifacts, either as a result of compression or upscaling. KOTOR looks great while playing in mobile mode. The colors are vibrant and the user interface is easy to navigate, with the menus fitting well to the size of the screen. Some of the font sizes can be difficult to read on a small screen, but it does not take away from the experience.

In terms of sound, everything is as good as it is in the original. The sound effects and soundtrack are still awesome and really drive home that you’re playing a Star Wars game. Even the sound effects for blasters and lightsabers hold up decently.

The controls for the Switch handle great. The active and paused combat work effortlessly on the Switch hardware, especially when compared to the Xbox and PC (I own and have played both). Aspyr did a great job with making the transition to the Switch, but some may be upset that you cannot utilize the motion controllers, but it really does not affect gameplay. Otherwise, the gameplay is the same as all other versions. You can still even use the same manipulations and glitches.

Knights of the Old Republic is as solid of a Switch port as any. The only few issues I came across were the camera movement, dip in frames, and playing in dock mode. Even after 18 years, the camera movement can be stiff with no options to remedy it. While in dock mode, the ratio seems off and causes everything to be stretched and seem fuzzy. For example, if you pause the game, icons have fuzzy gaps between each other. The dip in frames was not often. Only in areas with alot going on like the tutorial and large fights.

With Knights of the Old Republic being built from the ground up, Aspyr will want to honor the original game; it’s unclear what changes will be made to the story or gameplay in the remake. Aspyr is aiming to recreate the experience of the original game, so having experienced the first game will alter perceptions of the remake. With that being said, it’s definitely worthwhile to play such an influential game, and KOTOR is certainly an important part of gaming history.

Thankfully, the Switch version makes this easy and accessible, and the other ports of the game are still available to play, too. The visuals may not look as polished as modern titles, but the superb writing and great narrative are what help drive KOTOR into being one of the best games of all time. I would recommend buying and playing this classic if you already don’t own one of the other ports.

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‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ Out Today on Nintendo Switch

Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games have announced that the original, critically acclaimed, award-winning RPG legend Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ is available today on Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop for $14.99|£11.29|12,49€. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer who has yet to discover this genre-defining adventure, you can experience one of the greatest Star Wars™ RPG classics ever made at home and on the go in HD fidelity with upgraded resolution, textures, UI and cinematics.

Four thousand years before the Galactic Empire, countless Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith, and now you are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force and save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Hero or villain, savior or conqueror… you alone will determine the fate of the entire galaxy!

Key Features:

  • Journey through the original Star Wars RPG classic, set in an era long before the rise of the Empire and filled with unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets.
  • Choose your own path with customizable characters and meaningful decisions that will impact your squad, your story and your destiny.
  • Wield your own lightsaber and harness the power of the Force with over 40 different abilities.
  • Adventure through eight enormous and iconic Star Wars worlds, including Tatooine and Kashyyyk, in your own daring starship, the Ebon Hawk.
  • Choose your party from and build everlasting bonds with nine unique crewmates, including Twi’leks, droids and Wookiees.
  • Experience the legend in incredible HD detail with upgraded resolution, textures, UI and cinematics.

Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.

Manage A Cyberpunk City In The Palms Of Your Hands

NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy is officially coming to Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android in Q1 2022.

Inspired by the smash-hit, Reigns, players control an enhanced City AI which must make quick-fire decisions that impact the future of the city and the prosperity of its citizens. Every choice matters and every decision has a lasting impact on the characters you meet and the wider city status in this story driven adventure.

From helping jolly Papa Ru to turn his food truck in downtown Shentilar into a successful business, to grander city-wide choices like aiding the politician Denton Talingrey, players will find themselves faced with moral dilemmas, where there are no right choices, just a city in need of direction, with you at the helm. Just make sure the city doesn’t fall apart in the process.

In this fully voice-acted adventure, you’ll encounter dozens of unique characters, take on thousands of story events, explore multiple endings and a branching narrative that will expose you to a city losing its humanity to technology and ultimately shape the future of this city.

Key Features

  • Branching Narrative:A ‘Reigns’ inspired branching narrative where player choice directly impacts the story, with some outcomes benefiting the citizens of Catena and others benefitting someone else…
  • Quick Decisions:Characters pose problems that offer quick-fire decisions, but they are deceptively simple and have far-reaching repercussions. Good instincts are required to make the right choice at the right time.
  • Choices That Matter:See the impact of every choice you make as your influence spreads across the city. Analyse reports and read the social media feeds of the population to observe the effects. Throughout the overarching story, your decisions will change the path and decide the outcome.
  • Diverse Cast:Meet and build relationships with 23 diverse and fully voiced characters. Guide each one on their journey as they face the tough challenges life in Catena presents.
  • Compelling Events:Over 5000 story events to experience, each offering choices that affect the characters you meet.
  • Rich Lore:Explore the world of Catena through an expansive digital Codex packed with deep lore, engaging characters, and stunning cyberpunk environments.

Will your choices allow the city to prosper or set it on a path to ruin?

NeuroNet can be wishlisted now on Steam and the Epic Games Store, with the iOS, Android and Nintendo store links going live very soon.

Pinball meets tower defense in Zombie Rollerz coming to PC and Switch

Daedalic Entertainment and Zing Games are flippin’ excited to announce Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes, the ultimate mashup of classic pinball, zombie defense with rogue-like elements, will be available on PC and Nintendo Switch this year.

Key Features:

  • Shoot, slam and smash your way through hordes of adorkable zombies in this fusion of pinball, point defense and zombie horde gameplay.
  • Select from 10 different heroes, each with their own special ability to shoot zombies in hilarious ways. Discover and unlock hundreds of helpful powers and items to boost your hero.
  • 11 epic boss fights await, requiring pinballing precision and careful ability management to be taken down!
  • Rogue-like elements: 4 worlds wait to be explored by you via the overworld map. Random generation ensures that no playthrough is the same. You must adapt at each and every turn if you want to rid all worlds of the rampaging zombie plague – pinball-style!
  • Better than ever! Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes is the new and improved continuation of the famous original game that fascinated millions on mobile devices already!

Putting this on your wishlist is an obvious no-brainer, which coincidentally will also keep you safe from our zombies.” says Daedalic CEO Carsten Fichtelmann

Aspyr Announces ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ for Nintendo Switch, Coming Nov. 11

During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games announced that the critically acclaimed and award-winning RPG legend Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 11. Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer who has yet to discover this genre-defining adventure, you’ll be able to experience a classic Star Wars™ RPG both at home and on the go later this fall.

Four thousand years before the Galactic Empire, hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith, and you are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force and save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Hero or villain, savior or conqueror… you alone will determine the fate of the entire galaxy!

Key Features:

  • Journey through a Star Wars classic set in an era before the rise of the Empire, filled with unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets.
  • Experience a deep RPG with customizable characters and meaningful choices that impact your experiences with the story and your squad.
  • Harness the power of the Force with over 40 different abilities and wield your own lightsaber.
  • Adventure through eight enormous and iconic Star Wars worlds, including Tatooine and Kashyyyk, in your own starship, the Ebon Hawk.
  • Choose your party from and build everlasting bonds with nine unique crewmates, including Twi’leks, droids and Wookiees.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will release on November 11 and is available for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch eShop today for $14.99.

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Dollhouse to launch on October 29 on Nintendo Switch

Today, SOEDESCO confirms film noir psychological horror game Dollhouse is coming to Nintendo Switch in both physical and digital formats on October 29.

Nintendo Switch-specific features allow players to feel the character’s every heartbeat with HD rumble as she gets chased by her pursuer. Additionally, using the gyroscope camera also allow players to take control of the game’s first-person camera and a dedicated button is also available to use so players can turn instantly during unexpected confrontations.

Big Robot’s Famed ‘Sir, You’re Being Hunted’ Set For Reinvented Edition On Switch & PC

Big Robot Ltd’s Sir, You Are Being Hunted: Reinvented Edition is set to launch on Nintendo Switch in Q1, 2022. This will be the first time the title has appeared on a console platform.

The original Sir, You Are Being Hunted was a genre-defining title in the first wave of survival games, and uses a procedurally generated environment to drop players into a robot-stalked British countryside. Funded on Kickstarter in 2012, initially released as one of the first games on Steam’s Early Access in 2013, and then updated with multiplayer in 2014, Sir, You Are Being Hunted went on to sell over half a million copies.

The newly remastered title will be produced by Netherlands-based Den of Thieves Games B.V., in partnership with Big Robot Ltd.

Key Features

  • Thrilling stealth and survival gameplay.
  • Procedurally-generated British landscapes.
  • Funny and terrifying robot antagonists.
  • Farmland, Fen, Castle, Highland and Industrial biomes.
  • Fully revamped with contemporary technologies and cutting-edge modern game engine.
  • All new, optional gameplay-changing perk system.
  • Modernised control scheme and quality of life options.
  • Revamped audio, graphical enhancements, and UI.

The PC version of The Reinvented Edition can be wishlisted on Steam.

Besides announcing an early 2022 release, Big Robot and Den of Thieves Games are also releasing a patch for the original game (rechristened as “Sir, You Are Being Hunted: Classic Edition”). Multiplayer servers have been brought back, making the cross-platform multiplayer playable once again for the thousands of players who own the game.

Big Robot’s CEO and founder Jim Rossignol said: “Nearly a decade on from the original game, it’s a surprise and a wonder to be able to return to our beloved world of robo-murder, tea, and biscuits, and to finally see a Big Robot game appear on console.”

“This new, remastered title is a standalone game with original features, new controls, new quality of life options, and, of course, modernised visuals.”

“I’m delighted to see Den of Thieves support the original game with the 1.5 patch – our first update in six years! This patch fixes many of the issues that have cropped up over time, such as re-establishing multiplayer, legacy bugs, and once again making the game playable for Mac users.” – CEO and founder of Big Robot Ltd, Jim Rossignol

Anne Wijning, Lead Programmer at Den of Thieves Games said: “We are very excited about showing the fans what we’ve been working on for so long. I’ve personally played this game since 2014, when it was still in Early Access, and working on this project was a dream-come-true”.

“Our goal at Den of Thieves Games is to reinvent beloved games. More than just a remaster, we want to tackle long-standing design issues as well.” Wijning previously worked on Nintendo Switch ports of ‘Defunct’ and ‘Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition’, prior to starting his company.