By Dave Tach on Jun 17, 2013 06.17.13
The Cave, Double Fine's modern adventure game staring a large cast of mismatched characters and an anthropomorphic cave, is headed to iOS this summer, a representative from the developer confirmed to Polygon. According to a hands-on report from TouchGen, the mobile version remaps the control scheme to focus on taps instead of a virtual stick for movement and adds swipes for jumps. The Cave is already available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. For more on the game, be sure to read Polygon's review for The Cave.
By Dave Tach on Jun 07, 2013 06.07.13
Sega will bring games starring Mickey Mouse, Sonic the Hedgehog and soldiers old and new to E3 2013, according to a post on the Sega Blog. Games on the show floor will include Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, Windows PC), Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes 2 (Windows), Sonic Lost World (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS) and The Creative Assembly's Total War: Rome 2 (Windows). Double Fine Productions' The Cave, which was released last year, will also be on-hand. E3 2013 will run June 11-13, and Polygon will be there to bring you all the news. In the meantime, you can read up on our pre-E3 reporting and follow Sega's E3 presence on Instagram and FourSquare.
By Colin Campbell on Jun 06, 2013 06.06.13
Amazon today launched a storefront dedicated to indie games, along with a raft of promotional deals. The Indie Games Store is a new category nested in the Digital Video Games Store. It features the likes of Don't Starve, FTL and The Bridge. In an Amazon blog post, technical evangelist Peter Heinrich explained that the initiative is designed to "specifically help indie game developers with promoting their PC, Mac, and browser-based games while helping gamers discover a large and growing selection of innovative indie games." He added, "Powerhouse game studios don't hold a monopoly on inventiveness or creativity, and some of the best games of all time were created on a shoestring by two or three people with a shared vision. It's hard to get noticed, though. If you're an indie game...
By Dave Tach on May 29, 2013 05.29.13
Capybara Games (Critter Crunch, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Super Time Force), Double Fine Productions (Dropchord, The Cave, Psychonauts) and Media Molecule (the LittleBigPlanet series, Tearaway) will participate in the "alternative E3 press conference" Horizon next month, co-sponsor Venus Patrol reports. In the event's initial announcement, organizers teased "very possibly some super secret new surprises that will be entirely unexpected," and today's announcement revealed that developers will have "a selection of their unreleased and unannounced games" at the event on Thursday, June 13. The post also revealed plans to livestream Horizon, which is co-sponsored by MOCAtv, the YouTube channel of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Horizon will mark another joint...
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 25, 2013 03.25.13
All passes to the Australian Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Australia) to be held this year in Melbourne have sold out, according to its official Facebook page. "We have no plans to release any further tickets for sale," a PAX spokesperson stated on the event's Facebook page. "The venue and buildings we have are sized to fit this number, we don't want you all squished or having to line up all day." The update noted that tickets will be sent out in June and those who applied to be Enforcers, volunteer expo staff, can expect to get responses "soon, especially now PAX East is over for 2013." More tickets were made available in January after PAX Australia secured an additional hall at the Melbourne Showgrounds.Three day passes sold out last October, leaving individual day passes and "Bring Your...
By Dave Tach on Mar 20, 2013 03.20.13
GameFly's Spring Break PC Sale offers discounts of up to 75 percent off on downloadable PC games this week, according to the company's official Twitter account. GameFly will discount a new batch of games every day until March 24 at 2:59 a.m. Today's discounts include: Far Cry 3 for $34.99 (regularly $49.99) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for $7.49 (regularly $29.99) The Cave for $7.49 (regularly $14.99) Sleeping Dogs for $9.99 (regularly $39.99) Torchlight 2 for $6.79 (regularly $19.99) XCOM: Enemy Unknown for $15.99 (regularly $49.99) You can check out the deals every day by clicking the Spring Break PC Sale banner at GameFly's PC Download hub.
By Tracey Lien on Mar 18, 2013 03.18.13
The Cave for PlayStation 3 and Tekken 6 for PSP (with PS Vita support) are coming to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection this week, according to the PlayStation Blog. PlayStation Plus members will receive both games for free and also be eligible for discounts on Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken ($40 percent off for PS Plus members) and Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Course and Character Pack (25 percent off for PS Plus members). As of March 26, Plants vs. Zombies for the PS Vita will leave the Instant Game Collection and discounts on the Scott Pilgrim Ultimate Edition and multiplayer packs will come to an end. Sony's promotion, which credits users $10 for every $50 spent on PSN, continues through this month.
By Jenna Pitcher on Mar 15, 2013 03.15.13
Gamestop.com's Sega Catalog sale is underway, discounting Windows PC downloads - including The Cave, Empire: Total War and Football Manager 2013 - between 33 and 75 percent until March 18. Each day for a week a selection of Sega titles will go on sale. Today includes the original The Cave for $10.04 (full price $14.99), Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Collection for $26.79 (full price $39.99), Alpha Protocol for $10.04 (full price $14.99), Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm for $13.39 (full price $19.99) and more. Full details of the sale are at Gamestop.com's Sega Catalog sale page.
By Michael McWhertor on Mar 11, 2013 03.11.13
Game designer Ron Gilbert, best known for his work on the Monkey Island series and Maniac Mansion, announced he's leaving Double Fine Productions now that work on his adventure game The Cave is complete. In a post on Gilbert's website, Grumpy Gamer, he writes "it's time for me to move on from Double Fine and plot my next move." It would appear that next move is still within the realm of gaming, as Gilbert notes, "So many games left to be designed." Gilbert writes that he's been "toiling away" on a side project for iOS with animator and designer Clayton Kauzlaric, a title he refers to as Scurvy Scallywags in The Voyage to Discover the Ultimate Sea Shanty: A Musical Match-3 Pirate RPG. "I want to thank all the amazing people at Double Fine for all their hard work on The Cave," he...
By Tracey Lien on Mar 04, 2013 03.04.13
PlayStation Plus is introducing five new games to its Instant Game Collection and discounting many more for the month of March, according to the PlayStation Blog. For this month, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the following games for free: Spec Ops: The Line, Joe Danger 2, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention, The Cave and Tekken 6. A number of PlayStation Vita games will also be discounted as part of week two of the Vita anniversary sale for all PSN users. Among the discounted titles are Army Corps of Hell, Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend, Dokuro, Knytt Underground, Lego Lord of the Rings. Sine Mora, Retro City Rampage and more. The full list of games on sale this week on PSN can be viewed here. The following games are leaving PlayStation Plus this month: Guardians...