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Posts tagged “Shattered Horizon”

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 To Get Bot Support

UPDATE: This is now available on the Steam version of the game, and will update automatically. The next update for zeg-G astro-manshooter Shattered Horizon is called Last Stand, and it's going to add bot support to all the multiplayer modes. It's also got one of those co-op "fight waves of bots" modes added to it, "which pits a team of four against waves of increasingly…

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Free This Weekend: Games!

Well, only two multiplayer games, but they are games. One is zero-G astronaut battler (with excellent space furniture), Shattered Horizon, and the other is slightly wonky Wild West shoot 'em up Lead & Gold: Gangs Of The Wild West. They're temporarily free to play on Steam over the weekend, with a large discount for actual permanent purchase if the freeness persuades you of long-term appeal.…

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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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Fixing The Sky: Shattered Horizon Updates

You’re fired into battle at a speed just shy of making the stars in front of you blur into parallel lines, an ever rising tone in your ear letting you know that your suit is coming online. ‘Establishing communication uplink.’ ‘Creating simulated audio environment’ The HUD flickers into life on the inside of your visor, letting you know your orientation, the position or your nearby…

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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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Z-Access: Shattered Horizon Footage

Astronaut deathmatch game Shattered Horizon, which I conveniently previewed for Eurogamer just here, has released a bit of footage. To keep those of you who can't be bothered clicking the link in the loop: it's a surprisingly good zero-g combat game between the survivors of the moon exploding, and I had a blast floating about on the beta. I wonder whether it lacks the complexity…

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Shattered Horizon On The, Er, Horizon

Shattered Horizon is a rather clever physics shooter from Futuremark - you know, those chaps who make benchmarking apps to gauge how buff your PC is. Their game, as it happens, is also about the high end PC, being tuned for Vista/Windows 7, and requiring DirectX 10 as a minimum. It's a "multiplayer first-person shooter with unique freedom of movement and realistic zero gravity combat."…

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