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Posts tagged “Futuremark Games Studio”

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Unstoppable Gorg review

The other day I was having a chat with a gaming friend of mine, and we were talking about people's interest in playing games that were basically unimaginative – Zynga stuff, that sort of thing – and we came to the conclusion that the people making those games couldn't have much interest in actually exploring what was interesting about designing games. “You might as well…

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Futuremark Announce Unstoppable Gorg

Futuremark Games Studio have been teasing that they're hard at work on three game titles. The first of these has now been announced, and it's a 1950s sci-fi styled tower defence game called Unstoppable Gorg, in which the inhabitants of Planet X aim to take over the solar system and destroy humanity. FGS explain: "In Unstoppable Gorg you defend our solar system from the relentless…

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Futuremark Tease Three Games, Maybe

Futuremark Games Studio, whose last outing was the well-received by largely unplayed Shattered Horizon, have announced that they are making three new MYSTERY games. They tell us: "you can tag this under PC, XBLA and iOS. We will leave it to your readers to guess which platforms apply to each game (there are only 343 possible combinations)." Hmm! Let's see whether we can guess from…

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Shattered Horizon Free Weekend

That's this coming weekend, the 4th-6th. There's a reason why I am pimping this one, however, which is that lots of people were interested by our recent examination of Shattered Horizon's maps and weapons updates, and this provides you an opportunity to actually try the astronautical zero-G fancy shootin' game out for free. It's also 50% off the normal price, which is precisely half as…

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Shattered Horizon “Firepower” Next Week

The next content patch for zero-G pew-pew game Shattered Horizon should arrive next week (May 5th). It's called "Firepower" because it focuses on expanding the range of weapons available to the killer astronauts. The armaments in question should gradually appear on this page. Trailer below. It's a bit space-porny, and dudes get shot.

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Shattered Horizon: Free Weekend

Futuremark Games Studio just dropped us a line to mention that their astro-shooter, Shattered Horizon, is having one of those free weekend things on Steam. They say: "Shattered Horizon will be free to play and 50% off to purchase for the duration of the weekend." That's this weekend, 19th-21st. This will include the new Moonrise levels that they released this week. And I'll be on…

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The Moon Unstuck: Moonrise

Shattered Horizon, the zero-G astronaut deathmatch game from Futuremark Games Studio, didn't have enough levels. That's been remedied today with a free expansion, Moonrise, that delivers another four maps to the game. I have to say that while the game doesn't seem to have captured people's imaginations generally, this kind of space-porn level design is just the kind of thing I'd like to see more…

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Shattered Horizon To See “Moonrise”

Astronaut shooter Shattered Horizon will get a (free) four-map expansion in the near future. Testing on the new maps will begin soon, which is a good thing, as interesting space-levels are one of the best things about the game. "Selected players will help us test the new Moonrise levels from a very early stage," says design lead Antti Summala, who we interviewed last month. "Level…

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Shattered Horizon: Launch Trailer

Ah, boring old reality, how you deny me my action-heroics in the stars. It's depressing enough that we seem to live in a post-space age era, but the fact that the space shuttle is being retired next year seems to put us even further away from our glorious future of zero-G combat in the vacuum of space. Thank goodness for videogame fantasy fulfillment, that's what…

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Futuremark Talk Shattered Horizon

Earlier this week we spoke to Antti Summala, the lead designer on astronaut shooter, Shattered Horizon. The resulting interview covers a bunch of topics, including the advantages of self-publishing, the reasoning behind making the game DirectX 10 only, and the problems of control systems when there is no universal up or down. The game itself is out on Steam for €20/$20/£15 on the 4th of…

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