Games feature game modes, and it is important for people to know what modes are available in a game. It is especially important in a racing game, you sometimes get a so-called rally game which in actual fact features very little real rallying. It is pleasing then to read that WRC, the official FIA World Rally Championship videogame includes lots of rally driving.
The sequel to the hugely impressive Batman: Arkham Asylum has been named and given a release date of Autumn 2011. The title is Batman: Arkham City. The good thing about the new game taking place in a wider area than just the Asylum is that there will be context for all the gargoyles that were found everywhere in the Asylum. If you want to read the press release, it follows.
After discovering that Worms doesn’t quite work in 3D – or at least that nobody really cared about it – Team 17 sat down and thought about perhaps making another 2D version of it. 49142 years passed, many developers grew beards. And then they made Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust instead. Balls.
Tidalis is the latest title from Arcen Games and is due for release tomorrow. You may remember we interviewed Chris Park late last year about their last title, AI War (part one, part two.) Like AI War, Tidalis is a 2D game, but rather than being a spaced based game, this is an innovative puzzle game.
In the annual football battle on the consoles it has been a well established fact that the FIFA series has been trouncing Pro Evolution Soccer. On the PC it is another matter entirely, FIFA has the slightly better gameplay, but has been left with ageing PS2 graphics while PES has had the looks but lacked the gameplay. This year things are changing for FIFA.
Garry’s Mod is one of the wonders of the PC platform, it started off as a mod for the Source engine and has developed over time to become a game itself spawning user made game modes and mods. One of the most innovative aspects of GMod is Fretta. It is a gamemode base which you are able to develop your own gamemode on top of. Facepunch Studios, the company behind GMod ran a competition to find the Fretta mode that “people want to play.”
Big cash prizes were up for graps, $5000 for the winner, $2000 for second place with third, fourth and fifth getting $1000. The winning game modes will be added to GMod in an upcoming update with the developers being given the chance to include Steam achievements and get their mode updated as part of future GMod updates.
The winners were revealed yesterday and it is amazing to see what people have been able to make inside GMod. The fifth placed entry, Ascension is a 2D team based climbing mode, in fourth was Prop Hunt 2 where one team disguises themselves as a prop in the scenery while the other side hunt them down. In third was an ambitious title called Dog Fight which sees players fly to the enemy base to steal fuel to power a rocket. In second is Zinger, a golf game with rocket launchers in a cartoon setting.
The winner is a mode called Trouble in Terrorist Town, everyone is a terrorist with a small number being a traitor. The goal of the traitors is to kill the innocent players using a combination of surprise and special equipment. The innocents have to figure out who has betrayed them by observing other players and putting together the clues found on any bodies you find. The game doesn’t end when you die, you are able to posses physics props and move them around the map to possibly impact on how the game plays out. As long as you have GMod and Counter Strike Source installed you are able to play, just look for servers with terrortown listed as their game mode. You can find out more about Trouble in Terrorist Town here.
A new free to play MMORTS has been released into the big wide world, its name, World of Battles. I say free to play, but of course that is never really the case any more, gems are the secret behind this game, purchase gems and it sounds like you will get a huge advantage over non-paying gamers.