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Posts tagged “Nival”

Hey ho, let’s go! Blitzkrieg 3 released

Real-time tactical World War 2 'em up Blitzkrieg 3 [official site] launched today. It's been a long time coming, as Blitzkrieg 2 came out twelve years ago and 3 has been in early access for two. Blitzkrieg 3 plays through World War 2 from the invasion of Poland to the capture of Berlin across sixty-ish missions, putting players in charge of squads of men, aircraft,…

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Blitzkrieg 3 claims world’s first RTS neural net, Boris

Ah, the hallowed neural net! For decades, video game developers have tried to create a digital brain, trap it in a box, and teach it to wage war on humans. The first game I remember claiming to have a neural net was Derek Smart's Battlecruiser 3000AD and now, twenty years later, Blitzkrieg 3 [official site] says it's got one. Developers Nival claim that their artificial…

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Blitzkrieg 3 Gets Its First Real-Time PvP Mode

Blitzkrieg 3 [official site] has got a big ol' update with a new PvP mode. It's something called Active Defense, which from my understanding of WWII front line defense - most of which has been gleaned from Nick Frost in Spaced - means the developers at Nival are angling for slightly more realistic combat. Essentially this means it's in real-time. Up until this point, Blitzkrieg…

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Like Angry Houses: Blitzkrieg 3 On Early Access

Blitzkrieg 3 [official site] is eventually going to have a substantial singleplayer campaign, but its more inventive and intriguing mode is its asynchronous multiplayer. That's what is available now via Steam Early Access. You spend resources to build bases which, even when you're offline, other players can then choose to attack. Come see the trailer below.

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Feature: Asynchronous real-time strategy

Blitzkrieg 3 Multiplayer Is All About That Base

Four people watch as my last infantryman falls to lead producer Oleg Burenko's stupid (read: expertly placed) base defence systems at the Blitzkrieg 3 preview event. Then four people watch the big screen as the game runs through a replay of my failure. Oleg is now my nemesis although I do not know enough Russian to actually tell him so. Monday's to-do list therefore reads:…

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Winning The War For The Nazis: Blitzkrieg 3

I've grown weary of the repetition and lack of ambition that underpins the current state of both Men of War and King's Bounty. Blitzkrieg 3 offers an answer to my tiredness: first, in that it's a long-dormant strategy series with a different take on the well-tread battlefields of World War 2; second in that it's by Nival, the studio which makes King's Bounty, returning to…

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Get Your Dote On: Prime World Properly Launched

With so many Dote 'em ups loose in the world by now, who has time to play them all? Especially when they're only in open beta testing. Best to wait until they're done enough to officially launch, then mosey on in and see what they're all about. Now's the time to hit Prime World, as after months of open beta testing it's been declared cool…

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Beta For A MOBA: Prime World Opens Up

Prime World is a free-to-play MOBA with a slice of meta-game on top in the form of castle construction and town-building. Expanding the town and modifying its structures provides new talents, which can then be attached to heroes, providing advantages in combat. Sort of like a HOMM and DOTA stew? The game has been in closed beta testing but this weekend, it opens up to…

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More For Your MOBA: Prime World

Russian talents at Nival are throwing their gauntlet into MOBA world with an impressive offering: Prime World, which blends in alternative game modes (to that standard three-lane thing) and adds castle-building and RPG bits. Your management of your hometown will directly influence your powers as a fancy hero: "In the castle, players can build various buildings (from mining facilities to decorative structures), create new talents,…

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Nival Explain They Are “Anti-SOPA”

Nival, the publisher and developers behind the Blitkrieg series and King's Bounty: Legions, have got in touch with us this evening to let us know that they are "anti-SOPA" - the bill currently going through the US Congress that could irreparably harm the internet. They have given us a statement explaining their position, which is below.

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To Arms: King’s Bounty Legions Open Beta

King's Bounty: Legions, the "the fighting bits" Facebook version of the King's Bounty series, is now in open beta. Which means if you weren't one of our lucky subscribers who got access to the closed beta, even you can play. Yes, we instinctively sneer because of the word "Facebook", but the day is coming when a perfectly decent selection of games will be on it,…

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King’s Bounty: Legions Starts Invite Beta

As we mentioned back in May, King's Bounty: Legions, the Facebook incarnation of the well loved RPG/TBS series, has now begun its invite-only beta test. The game, licensed from 1C and developed by Russian developers KranX Productions, has access to all the assets created by creators Katauri Interactive. But the original developers are not otherwise involved. The "freemium" game can now be accessed by those…

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King’s Bounty Joins Facebook

RPS favourite King's Bounty, as revived by Katauri Interactive, has been providing us with huge amounts of fun over the last few years. It even gave Alec a wife. Albeit a dead one. So it's with confusion that we meet news that publishers Nival have licensed the game from 1C and had a different team create a Facebook version: King's Bounty: Legions. We're genetically programmed…

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