Monthly Archives: March 2016

He’s gonna need a bigger boat

Don’t Starve – Shipwrecked, the expansion pack to the wacky survival simulation, is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% launch discount.

Wilson must not really like eating because he always manages to find himself in uncomfortable situations where malnourishment is just a couple of misclicks away. To be fair, though, it was inevitable that a chap with his name would eventually get Shipwrecked, so he better just make the most out of it.

The archipelago might look like a tropical paradise at first glance, but there’s no shortage of dangerous natural elements and things that want to kill you so that they Don’t Starve. As you navigate the open ocean and explore this unfamiliar world, looking for new resources and new things to eat, seasons keep changing so you must quickly adapt to the biomes if you want to survive. Escaping the local predators and avoiding starvation are going to prove challenging endeavors but you always wanted to try on that sweet captain’s hat, didn’t you?

Keep yourself nourished, run away from man-eating creatures, and make the most out of being Shipwrecked, DRM-free on GOG.com.

Don’t Starve promo
Hungry for more? Now is the perfect time to stock up on some tasty Don’t Starve games. Don’t Starve and Reign of Giants are 50% off but if you want to keep all your provisions in one place, you can grab the Don’t Starve Alone Pack for 45% off. This contains all games in the series, including Shipwrecked, which goes for 10% off individually.
All discounts will last until April 4, 18:59 BST / 10:59 AM PDT / 1:59 PM EDT.

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We definitely asked for this

Ashes of the Singularity, a vastly ambitious RTS of clashing transhuman armies, is available now DRM-free on GOG.com with GOG Galaxy support for achievements and multiplayer, and a 10% launch discount.

Was relying on A.I.s to transcend our biological limitations ever going to end well? Sure, post-humans may have used their unprecedented potential to conquer space, transform the planet, and achieve feats once thought unimaginable. But the greedy, manipulative human nature apparently transcends all. And once triumphs over technology and space became commonplace, so did the war for ultimate supremacy.

Much like the aforementioned synthetic super-brain, Ashes of the Singularity utilizes a multi-core A.I. that can simulate the challenge posed by (trans)human opponents in an awe-inspiring way. The powerful 64-bit engine can also offer us sprawling maps that support scores of super-detailed units, with their effectiveness decided by a targeting system which makes use of true line-of-sight physics. Since its early access phase, more playable factions, game modes, global abilities, and the single-player campaign Ascendancy War have also been added to the game.

Transcend the constraints of human nature and emerge victorious from the Ashes of the Singularity, DRM-free on GOG.com. The 10% discount will last until April 7, 18:59 BST / 10:59 AM PDT / 1:59 PM EDT.

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DEMON BATTLE MECH

By Sharkster

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In todays daily news, we’ll be looking at an upcoming vehicle: The DEMON Battle Mech will be made available with buid 0.95 and finalizes TOXIKK’s roundup of vehicles.

It’s heavily armored and not really fast, but can quickly dodge, jump (and pancake enemy infantry, landing on them). It’s weaponry comes with two heavy miniguns and a multi-rocket launcher (launches up to eight missiles simultaneously). It’s a devastating beast and confronting it on the battlefield shouldn’t be taken on lightly.

More about TOXIKK’s vehicles:
http://toxikk.com/vehicles

Find our forum at:
http://forum.toxikk.com/

…or talk live to us and the community on our Discord server:
https://discordapp.com/invite/0qpTwzt81JHnso1G

That’s it for today’s news item. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s view at another feature of our upcoming v0.95 build of TOXIKK.

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New games joining GOG.com, plus a vast selection of Russian-speaking games up to 80% off: Shadow Warrior, Space Rangers HD, Hotline Miami, and more!

Just about one year ago, GOG.com and our Russian-speaking friends got locked in a bear-hug so warm that it could thaw even the most frozen siberian heart. That’s when we launched a Russian version of our store, offering a proper welcome to everybody from Russia and other independent countries that emerged from the USSR in our DRM-free halls. Today we are celebrating A Year of GOG.com in Russian with a hot extended promo that is bound to raise the global sea level by a couple more inches.

This event is not unlike a matryoshka doll: as you open it up you find three (make that four) games making their GOG.com debut. Either well-known or a bit obscure, we are glad that they have chosen to call GOG.com their home. Please welcome:

Sea Dogs: Caribbean Tales, an open-world action/RPG of swashbuckling exploits
Konung 1 + 2: A blend of Diablo and Baldur’s Gate in a northern fantasy setting
Evil Islands: The RPG/stealth tale of an unlikely hero out to save a string of doomed isles

Keep fiddling with the doll and you will soon realize there is a whole Weekend Promo hidden inside! And not just any promo. Dozens and dozens of games are waiting for you, and they all have three things in common: there is a healthy dose of awesomesauce integrated in their genome, they got smashing discounts, and they are all fluent in Russian! That’s right, all these fine games include a Russian option but the best part is that they are equally fun to play in any language.

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A knife to remember

Evil Islands, a fantasy RPG with strong stealth elements, is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com.

Zak wakes up in a strange island, surrounded by locals who perceive him as the “chosen one”, simply because he has a metal knife in his possession. Soon, he learns that the island of Gipath was once part of a great empire but got cut off after a magical cataclysm essentially threw it back to the stone age. But what is Zak’s role in all of this and what destiny awaits him as he travels between these peculiar islands?

Apparently, being the “chosen one” means that you can also choose how to complete the various quests that people offer you. Zak will gradually level up, acquire new skills, craft or loot new gear, and even stumble upon the occasional companion that can assist him in his travels. But he doesn’t need to end each mission in a messy bloodbath – stealth can also help him get past certain obstacles, utilizing strategic planning instead of wanton violence. Yet make no mistake, fellow traveler: the Evil Islands are full of dangerous creatures and curious inhabitants, whose intentions will only be revealed to you at the most inopportune moments.

Seek your true destiny and fight the demonic entities that reside in these Evil Islands, DRM-free on GOG.com.

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Dungeons, dragons, and forces of corruption.

Konung 1 + 2, the party-based fantasy RPGs where you set out to find a cursed bracelet, are now available DRM-free on GOG.com.

You are tasked with a quest no other man would dare undertake: to locate a legendary bracelet that’s said to bestow upon its owner the power to rule the world. As inconvenience would have it, a great dragon guards this coveted trinket and the only way to overcome him is by putting together a mystical amulet that’s broken into three pieces.

In Konung: Legends of the North you will choose among three available warriors, pick their class, and set out to explore the perilous Northern Lands, which are teeming with mythical creatures and mystical energies. In true old-school isometric RPG fashion, you must gather companions that will help you survive the hardships of these uninviting lands, upgrade your party’s gear and subdue your enemies in real-time combat.
Alas, the bracelet is destined to wreak havoc and destruction upon this troubled world and in Konung II: Blood of Titans a new hero must rise and put an end to the tyranny of the dark lord whose mind got corrupted by the sinister powers of the accursed artifact. Will that be you?

Enter a fantasy world of fast-paced action and meticulous exploration, in Konung 1 + 2, DRM-free on GOG.com.

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A life of sin awaits within

Sea Dogs: Caribbean Tales, an action/adventure/RPG hybrid that lets you explore all aspects of a corsair’s thrilling life, is now available DRM-free on GOG.com.

Dogs are famously friendly, loyal, and perhaps a little bit gullible creatures. Sea Dogs, however, are nothing of the sort. They lead lives full of fighting, murder, plunder, and uneasy camaraderie, usually feverish with a self-destructive gold rush. Blaze and Beatrice Sharp are born into this life, having inherited their father’s swashbuckling legacy. Time to see how they measure up.

Now that they’ve both come of age, it’s time to make their own name, carve their own path through this open-world of exciting yet dangerous opportunities. There are 16 ships to choose from, different crew members to hire, weapons to equip on your ship or take along in your land adventures, skills to pick, quests to undertake, treasures to unearth. Feel free to seek your fortune and explore the secrets of the Caribbean islands, but never let your guard down. After all, how you handle yourself during the intense naval battles and your continuous struggles with the capricious sea weather will determine whether you name will become synonymous with glorious piracy or a brief footnote in the chronicles of this brutal age of buccaneers.

Dip you cutlass into a sea of perils, treasures, and the blood of your enemies as you live your own Sea Dogs: Caribbean Tales, DRM-free on GOG.com.

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A drifter’s life is a drifter’s wife

Hyper Light Drifter, an immersive action/RPG where you explore the dark echoes of ruined civilizations, is now available, for Windows, Mac, and Linux, DRM-free on GOG.com with a 10% launch discount.

You are withering away. An affliction grips you, poisons your thoughts, and guides your energy sword to plunge further into the swirling darkness of ages past. Travelling through the remnants of the lands of Buried Time has always been your calling, but now it has become a desperate quest for self-preservation.

Collecting pieces of ancient technology, unearthing buried knowledge, and exploring treacherous ruins is the Hyper Light Drifter‘s way of life. Along with your trusted drone companion, Sprite, you will delve into dense forests, floating structures, and abandoned but not uninhabited dungeons seeking forgotten treasures and well-guarded secrets that might hold the cure to your terrible disease. Vicious, fast-paced battles await you. Your customizable arsenal of weapons and defensive systems, as well as your fluid maneuvers will prove critical when faced with the hulking bosses and the brutal terrain. Don’t let the haunting music and the evocative pixel-art fool you: the shoes of a Drifter are steeped in blood and secrets that should be left undisturbed.

Rummage through the alluring yet deadly relics of broken worlds as a Hyper Light Drifter, DRM-free on GOG.com. The 10% launch discount will last until April 7 00:59 AM PDT / 4:59 AM EDT / 9:59 BST.

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By Sharkster

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The first part of our daily news items to showcase the content of our upcoming v0.95 build is a closer look at one of the new maps: Based on the idea and BSP of one of our community members (Zedek the PD), AR-Cube is a nice example of a super light-weight and fast played map.

With its HOLP (Hardcore Oldschool Low-Poly) design, AR-Cube may seem like an antithesis to many of the already existing maps in TOXIKK. But we believe that only a wide variety of maps and map-styles will transfer the ideals of the AFPS genre towards a wider audience.

AR-Cube is packed with a nice arsenal: The Cerberus, the Violator and the Stingray …plus tons of ammunition and health packs. The Max Damage and Speedshot booster add to the speed of the gameplay and make AR-Cube a blast to play especially for 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 matches. And while the map may seem simple from its layout, do not underestimate its challenging jump combinations, required to grab the weapons and booster pick-ups.

With its clean, straight-forward design and illumination, all players have great visibility in every corner of the map. Its simple structure also comes with the benefit of incredibly high frame rates. Despite its pretty complex surface shaders (which give its simple cubistic structure a still somewhat architecturally believable appearance), the map should run well in the three digits FPS range even on mid-class GPUs (in full HD and at “ultra” details setting).

To learn more about TOXIKK’s maps, check out:
http://toxikk.com/maps

Find our forum at:
http://forum.toxikk.com/

…or talk live to us and the community on our Discord server:
https://discordapp.com/invite/0qpTwzt81JHnso1G

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A legendary comeback to take earth back.

X-COM Classic Bundle, a pack containing five games that set the bar for both tactical and chaotic extraterrestrial warfare, is now available DRM-free on GOG.com with a 75% launch discount. Scavenging the bundle for individual parts grants you a 50% discount on each one.

Is there any gamer left on the planet still unfamiliar with the X-COM legacy? Sure, the organization that was put together when the alien threat reared its ugly head was a project largely kept secret for global security reasons, but the games chronicling its exploits made quite a splash. And for good reason.

When alien invaders do come knocking at Earth’s door again, this is what every stalwart protector should have studied in order to prepare themselves for any possible scenario. It’s all in here: The tactical, close-combat encounters with alien intruders coming from the far-away corners of space, forcing X-COM to build a UFO Defense. The extensive research on alien technology that helped scientists understand how to fight back the Terror from the Deep that emerged from our unexplored oceans. The deep-space fighting against the advancing alien forces that called for a highly-skilled Interceptor. The desperate fight of a single scientist using scavenged alien technology to clear the streets of aliens as a brutal Enforcer. But did we ever manage to fully cancel the Apocalypse and secure our little corner in the galaxy? That is yet to be determined, commander.

Fight the alien forces across five games that (re)defined entire genres in the X-COM Classic Bundle, DRM-free on GOG.com. The 75% bundle discount and the 50% individual discounts will last until April 5, 12:59 PM GMT.

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