Gaming news roundup: July 16, 2014

Hellraid: The Escape Available Now on the App Store

Techland and Shortbreak Studios launched its latest title for Apple devices, “Hellraid: The Escape.”

“Hellraid: The Escap”e is a mobile adventure game set in the dark fantasy universe of Techland’s Hellraid. To flee from a demonic prison, players must explore somber chambers, solve creative riddles, overcome deadly traps and outsmart overwhelming enemies.

“Hellraid: The Escape” is a Universal App that includes no in-app purchases or pay-to-win elements and in the future will be expanded with free updates. It’s only compatible with iPad 2 & newer, iPhone 4S & newer, and iPod Touch 5th Generation devices.
The game is priced at $2.99.

For more information please visit escape.hellraid.com.

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(Courtesy photo)

(Courtesy photo)

Warframe presents TennoLive 2014: Gamescom

“Warframe,” Digital Extremes’ space ninja game for PC, PS4 (and soon Xbox One) is taking on Gamescom in a new way this year with TennoLive 2014: Gamescom — its first live audience devstream!

On Aug. 15, in Cologne, Germany, the Warframe Development Team will join hundreds of dedicated Tenno for a Warframe content reveal and an evening of fun.

The devstream will be broadcast live on http://www.twitch.tv/warframe for all to see and participate in the live chat.

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Paris’ Capital Games teams up with Steam to promote sale of Parisian games

To celebrate July 14, the Bastille Day French national holiday, the Steam cloud distribution platform is renewing its partnership with the French association, Capital Games, a group of video games companies based in the Paris region. To commemorate the occasion, French talent will be showcased with a sale including some of the strongest Parisian games.

From July 14-16, Steam will be offering some spectacular discounts on around 20 games created by studios and publishers in the Paris.

Players can take advantage of considerable reductions on games like Wargame, the million-selling series from Eugen Systems, TrackMania and ShootMania from Nadeo, the RPGs by Spiders (Bound by Flame, Mars: War Logs), the poetry of Storm from Neko Entertainment Games, Remember Me by Don’t Nod and many others! Celebrating with us will save you between 25% and 90%! There is no better introduction to talent of French games design than through the best titles produced by studios in the Paris area at vastly reduced prices.

Sale Titles: ‘From Paris With Games’:
-50% – How to Survive and game DLC
-75% – Blood Bowl Chaos Edition
-30% – The entire Wargame franchise
-40% – Wargame Red Dragon
-40% – Bound By Flame
-33% – Space Run
-33% – Faery: Legend of Avalon
-75% – Mars: War Logs
-75% – The Last Express
-25% – Crouching Pony Hidden Dragon
-50% – Gauge
-90% – EYE Cybermancy
-75% – Storm
-70% – Puddle
-50% – Let’s Sing
-75% – Aarklash Legacy
-80% – Cities XL Platinum
-75% – Stellar Impact
-66% – Remember Me
-50% – Trackmania² Valley
-50% – Trackmania² Canyon
-75% – Trackmania² Stadium
-75% – Shootmania Storm

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Harebrained Schemes redefines tabletop gaming with Kickstarter success Golem Arcana

Harebrained Schemes on Tuesday announced that its Kickstarter-funded game, Golem Arcana, will be available at retail stores nationwide on Aug. 13, 2014. Golem Arcana is a digitally-enhanced miniatures board game that combines the power of a smartphone or tablet with strategic tabletop gameplay to deliver a completely engaging and unprecedented experience.

“Golem Arcana allows us to share our love for tabletop miniatures games with a much broader audience,” said Jordan Weisman, founder of Harebrained Schemes and executive producer of Golem Arcana. “By embracing the interface design of digital gaming and marrying it with the tactile and social experience of tabletop gaming, we’ve made Golem Arcana accessible to all types of players — whether you’ve been in tabletop tournaments for years or have never played this type of game before. Players can focus on making good strategic decisions and having fun with their friends while the app handles the rest.”

The base set is priced at $79.99 and includes six modular terrain tiles, a TDI stylus, two ten-sided dice, two control cards, a quick-start instruction and lore book, and six pre-painted Golems. The free mobile app comes pre-loaded with 18 digital characters. Expansion sets with additional figures and game boards will be available at launch.

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‘The Witcher 3’ on full display at SDCC

CD PROJEKT RED, the creators of the open-world fantasy RPG “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” will be San Diego Comic-Con.

“Since this is the first Comic-Con for Geralt of Rivia, we’re going the extra mile to talk to as many Witcher fans as possible, at as many places as possible–we have a really mighty line up”, said Rafał Jaki, Witcher franchise director, CD PROJEKT RED. “It’s a real pleasure to see The Witcher among all those comic book and movie characters we know and love,” Jaki added.

At SDCC, you can check out:

— The first-ever consumer preview of “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” at the The Witcher Panel. Featuring Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt of Rivia; Paul Tobin, House of Glass writer, Dark Horse, Nick McWhorter, VP Licensing, Dark Horse, and Rafał Jaki, Witcher Franchise Director, CD PROJEKT RED and special guest–video game journalist Geoff Keighley.

— The Art of the Game Panel, hosted by Dark Horse, featuring Rafał Jaki, Witcher Franchise Director

— Geek & Sundry Consumer Lounge at Jolt’n Joe’s Gaslamp, 379 4th Ave, San Diego

Every Witcher Panel attendee will receive a special, SDCC limited-edition postcard with Witcher artwork by Simon Bisley

Visit fb.com/thewitcher and twitter.com/witchergame for updates from the show!

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