Posts Tagged ‘Mode 7’

Statto 5000: Frozen Cortex Free Management Update Is Live

There are two sides to every sport – sweat-soaked athletes and stat-soaked nerds. Frozen Cortex [official site] may have replaced the glistening muscle with lubricated machines, but the principle is the same. Out on the field, the players use their skills and training to follow the orders of a tactical technician. The initial release lacked the kind of statistical backdrop that a good manager can drown in though, so the news that Mode 7 were adding a fully simulated management mode was marvelous. Now it’s here, in the form of a free update, and it stole my weekend.

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Frozen Cortex Update Adds Draft, Injuries And AI Simming

A sports game without a proper management and season-by-season structure is like X-COM without its Geoscape or Total War as a series of historical battles, without a strategic map. That’s why Frozen Cortex [official site] hasn’t been stealing my evenings, despite the quality of the tense, tactical in-match action. Mode 7 have just announced a major singleplayer update, however, and it sounds like exactly what’s needed to convert the futuresport sim from occasional pleasure to glorious time thief. You can play the beta version right now by opting in. Details and instructions below.

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Wot I Think: Frozen Cortex

Frozen Cortex [official site], formerly Frozen Endzone, is a futuristic American Football analogue where surprisingly graceful robots take the place of fleshy, armour-clad men. It’s evocative of Speedball and Blood Bowl, but it’s really Frozen Synapse wrapped in the theme of competitive team sports. The result’s a purely strategic and tactical game, entirely absent RNG, with players taking their turns simultaneously. I’m quite bad at it.

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Frozen Cortex Has A Release Date Trailer

Srs bsns

Mode 7 have pinned a release date tail to their, uh, game donkey (Pip, stop trying to do metaphors) with their latest trailer for Frozen Cortex [official site]. You’ll be able to pick up the 1.0 release from 19th February as well as learning that nuclear war is bad*.

That’s a Thursday, if it makes any difference? You might have commitments on a Thursday. You might want to reschedule. Or not. LOOK, I’m only trying to help!

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Greeting Seasons: Frozen Cortex Adds Singleplayer

Mode 7’s simultaneous turn-based future-sport game, Frozen Cortex [official site], has received an enormous update, adding a lifetime’s worth of singleplayer content. Even if you expect your own lifetime to cover an extended period, you should be covered – the update includes randomised seasons, persistent story elements, commentators, a perma-death knockout mode and loads of unique players. I’ve been looking forward to this as much as almost any other game this year.

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Player Stats & Pitch Editors: Frozen Endzone’s Patchzone

I dug strategy/futuresports robo-tournament Frozen Endzone, but while I’m well aware it’s just in beta form for now I’m very much in need of more personality (and in the game, etc) and variety if I’m to be in it for the long haul. Fortunately devs Mode 7 have detailed their plans for the game’s first major update, and it sounds as though they’ll be tackling HAHA LIKE IN SPORT quite a few of grumbles I grumbled its way, grumblily.
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Synapse Judgment: Frozen Endzone Trailer Touches Down

The sequel, Frozen Friendzone, will be much whinier and full of spiteful oversimplifications of human relationship dynamics. Also, it will be 75 percent more blue.

Are you ready for some hard-hitting, neon-sweat-slick (but not like in those silly Gatorade commercials) eSports? I mean that literally, too: Frozen Synapse developer Mode 7 has devised its very own electronic sport. Balls are thrown, touchdowns are scored, lives are at stake. OK, maybe not so much that last one, but that’s not to say that Frozen Endzone is a total departure from Frozen Synapse’s simultaneous turn-based battle of wits and weaponry. For one, it reprises the latter’s brand of two-steps-ahead-or-else-you’re-dead strategy, and also an inordinate number of things are blue. Something for everyone! Watch it in action and learn about the right-around-the-corner beta below.

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Frozen Endzone Beta Will Touchdown In November

Frozen Endzone, Mode 7’s futuro-sports game that I would like to take on the cheeky little nickname of Frozone, is not out yet. For the people who want to play it this a problem on many levels. I sympathise, and at least have some news that’ll excite and thrill you. Frozone’s beta is about to go public, and you’ll be able to buy into it sometime in November. When in November? No idea. This November? I am 99% certain the November they mention in the press release is this November. Anyone buying a copy will receive an extra copy of the full game when it’s released, a generous trick they pulled with Frozen Synapse.
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Rezzed: Enter The Frendzone

The only part of me miserable after Rezzed is my thighs. I had to choose between all the games on the show floor and all those talks in the giant room of developer brain thinks. The decision was almost unbearable, so for the first eight hours of the first day I was stood in the corridor between the two, hoping that being equidistant would allow me to experience both. It did not. Then someone pointed out that my screaming was drowning out the talks, and that the developer talks were being streamed and saved online. So I missed this talk by Mode 7 about their life as indie devs. They skip merrily through their past, touching briefly on their sky-based sword fighting game Determinance, before peeking into their break-out hit Frozen Synapse. All that inevitably ends up with at look at upcoming turn-based futuro-sports game, Frozen Endzone. We can all experience it together, right now.
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Frozen Synapse Ipad Vs Frozen Synapse PC

Try rubbing your hands all over the screenshot.
Crossplay used to be what happened to me when I played Team Fortress 2, but after a restraining order from my mouse pad and some anger management classes, I no longer feel the need to be angry at Pyros. Now the world has moved on, the word has taken on a new meaning: what happens when one gaming system and another defy all cultural boundaries and work together. Frozen Synapse is about to do just that with its iPad version: you’ll be able to play multiplayer across the PC and the iPad, and if you own both versions then you can continue your game you were playing on whatever system you have at hand. Toilet time just got tactical.
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