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Old People Mayhem Sandbox ‘Just Die Already’ to Launch on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 20th 2021

Having spent the last 12 months couped up in our houses, it’ll soon be time to collectively step out and breathe in the fresh air. Of course, that’s all before we strap two live fireworks to our tender bodies, propelling us up into the sky before we come crashing back down to the ground, landing in the open jaws of a handy shark who has taken refuge in a nearby river.

Oh wait. No. That’s Just Die Already – the old aged pensioner playground that Curve Digital and DoubleMoose has announced to be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well as PC on Steam and Epic Games Store on Thursday May 20th, 2021.

If this is the first time you’ve heard about Just Die Already – and, given we’ve all had so little to do during the last year that even thankless tasks such as “reading a book” or “making conversation with a loved one” have almost seemed legitimate, we frankly find that hard to believe – then hold onto your dentures: Just Die Already tells the tale of old folk who have just been kicked out of their retirement homes, competing with each other to secure a sweet spot some place new by performing dangerous challenges to qualify for free care. 

Players can either take on Just Die Already alone or compete in four-player online multiplayer (fully cross-platform too, thanks to Epic Online Services), ticking off dangerous challenges that put your life – and, indeed, every atom of your being – in danger. You’ll lose limbs getting eaten by sharks, you’ll break every single one of your bones, you’ll get squished and squashed and shot to pieces and, if you’re lucky, you’ll stay alive long enough to earn your place at a prized retirement home.

Just Die Already might be a fictional tale of OAPs competing for spots in retirement homes, but given the folks in those homes have food & drink, company, and – most importantly – haircuts on tap, I’m starting to think I should join then,” offers DoubleMoose co-founder Armin Ibrisagic“Seriously, after a year of COVID-dodging, there’s not a single person in a retirement home who doesn’t look younger and fresher than anyone at DoubleMoose. At least we can now take on the comparatively sprightly forms of Just Die Already’s cast of characters when the game launches on May 20th.”

For more insights into Frank’s mind, the protagonist of Just Die Already, follow the Twitter account here: @JustDieGame. Be warned: Frank does not hold back…or even know what Twitter is, really.

Just Die Already will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch as well as PC on Steam and Epic Games Store on Thursday May 20th, 2021 for £11.99/$14.99/€13.99. 

Until then, you can pre-order the game on Steam here or on the Epic Game Store here.

Related Links

Official page: https://bit.ly/3uNotMJ
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustDieGame 

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s Alpha Phase 3 starts now

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) announced today the start of the third phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha. The Alpha, accessible since 29 March, is available for Lifetime Expansion Pass owners and players who have pre-ordered the Odyssey Deluxe Alpha expansion pack. The Odyssey Alpha will be updated to include the new content today at 2:30pm BST.

The third stage of the Odyssey Alpha continues to expand the playable portion of the galaxy to 50 light years and moves focus towards the exploration of undiscovered planets and the Exobiology career path. Additionally, Commanders will finally experience the coveted “First Footfall” moments within the Alpha, when they set foot on a previously uncharted planet for the first time.

The Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Community Team released today a new video explaining everything you need to know about the new Exobiology career path:

The list of new features available in the third phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha phase include*:

  • First Footfall: a new player experience of setting foot on a newly discovered planet within the Alpha.
  • New sampling gameplay available thanks to the new Genetic Sampler tool.
  • Expanded playable area of the galaxy to approximately 50 light years.
  • New space suit available for purchase: Supratech Artemis explorer suit.
  • General rebalancing of all available missions and rewards.

*Areas of play and features during the Alpha are subject to change.

A full list of updates can be found on the Elite Dangerous Forums here.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC in late spring 2021. Prospective PC Commanders can pre-order now and secure access to the Alpha via Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store.

Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for Autumn 2021.

For more information, follow Elite Dangerous on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube. Visit the Elite Dangerous official website at elitedangerous.com.

Vokabulantis Meets Crowd Funding Goal on Kickstarter

Vokabulantis is a handcrafted stop motion co-op platformer adventure game, where you play as Karla and/or Kurt. It’s made with a combination of technical and artistic solutions unlike any stop motion film or game experience before it. Having launched on Kickstarter in March, the team behind Vokabulantis are delighted to have reached its kickstarter goal.

“Everything on me is still shaking and so is everyone else in the studio! We really made it – thank you! I don’t know what this compares to. Maybe climbing a mountain for a month and then unexpectedly reaching the summit and the view is way beyond what you imagined? Being totally exhausted, but still feeling like you could climb forever at the same time?


Going on Kickstarter with no prior experience and just putting our baby out there for anyone to adopt  is a wild rush. We’ve been totally overwhelmed by a reception full of love, and the support we are experiencing right now is much more impactful than we thought. All these people joined us on this climb and now they are here with us; I’m totally grateful.” Game developer and studio owner, Esben Kjær Ravn

In Vokabulantis, Karla and Kurt are stuck at the intersection trying to hold hands for the first time. Now nervously realizing what they are about to do. When they want to speak to remedy the awkwardness, their mouths come off and they are catapulted into Vokabulantis. Lost in the world of language, which has been torn apart by their inability to speak, they now have to save Vokabulantis to save their kindled feelings for one another.

Their experience of that moment at the intersection becomes an epic odyssey through the City of Noun, The Word Power Crystal mines of Afasia and over the sea of the giant Verb Karbs and much more. Fighting the Word Fürher and Grandma Marble – the two ancient forces of language, meeting Numerica, Iago, The Color Prince and many more.

Vokabulantis – Game Details

  • Platforms: Targeted all major game platforms
  • Play modes: Can be played as single player or local co-op.
  • Playtime: 6-8 hours of gameplay in main story and additional 2-4 for achievement hunting. 
  • Genre: Platformer adventure rich with action and puzzle-based experiences.

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Grindstone to Publish Kiwi Brothers Studio’s Tactical RTS Game Liquidation

Grindstone announced a publishing deal with development team Divio to bring the tactical RTS game, Liquidation, to PC via Steam in 2022. Divio has acquired the IP for Liquidation from German developers Kiwi Brothers Studios and has previously worked as part of the development team. 

Liquidation is a tactical RTS game in which you take on the role of a faction commander tasked with crushing other insurgent factions and stake your claim as ruler of the war-torn world of Veá. The Liquidation universe blends elements of both fantasy and science fiction to deliver a fresh perspective in the genre with support for both single-player and multiplayer modes. This is tactical RTS, reborn. 

This publishing deal will see Liquidation benefit from Grindstone’s publishing experience including marketing and community outreach and launching the Kickstarter campaign scheduled for early May, 2021. With the Kiwi Brothers Studio stepping back from the development of the game, the Liquidation community and fans need not worry. Grindstone will be taking the publishing lead and team Divio headed up by Erik Vinclav will take over the development duties and software solutions for Liquidation

“We are thrilled to bring Liquidation to Grindstone’s growing portfolio of exciting titles” commented Peter Nagy, founder and CEO of Grindstone. “ With Divio, one of the key creators from the original team, taking over from Kiwi Brothers Studio and driving the development of the game, we can focus our attention on the publishing side including launching the Kickstarter campaign and building up an active community. We are excited to continue the groundwork already laid out by the team and to establish Liquidation as a must have title for any RTS fan”. 

“The development of Liquidation has been quite a ride so far” said Erik Vinclav, CEO at Divio. “We are looking forward to taking the lead on the games’ development and working with Grindstone who will be able to take our game to the next level and help us realise our vision for what Liquidation can deliver. We are excited to see what the future holds.” 

The Kickstarter campaign for Liquidation is scheduled to start in May, 2021, with the aim of engaging with fans and building an active community to support the next phase of this exciting project. More information on the Kickstarter campaign will be available soon, so stay tuned!

Liquidation is scheduled for an early 2022 release for PC and fans can wishlist the game on Steam now. For more information please visit the official Liquidation website at https://liquidationgame.com/ or follow on the official social media channels on FacebookTwitterDiscord and YouTube

GOODBYEWORLD GAMES’ BEFORE YOUR EYES IS OUT NOW

Award-winning, independent game developer GoodbyeWorld Games, alongside Skybound Games, are proud to announce today that the emotional narrative adventure Before Your Eyes is out now on PC for $9.99 / £7.99 / €8.99 .  Before Your Eyes is playable in six languages including English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin.Fans can buy the game right now on Steam (here) and the Epic Games Store (here).

In Before Your Eyes, players find themselves in the company of The Ferryman, tasked with locating souls who have lived extraordinary lives and transporting them to the afterlife. While sailing to their ultimate destination, players must reflect on the character’s life, the meaningful choices they made, and the moments that defined who they were.

All of this is controlled through the eyes of the player. Utilizing a webcam, the player’s glances and blinks will drive the narrative journey in Before Your Eyes. Literally experiencing the events of the game through the character’s eyes, players are able to view each memory and control important choices throughout the story. It is often said that life passes by in the blink of an eye and Before Your Eyes aims to capture that experience in an organic and authentic way to immerse players within the story.

Before Your Eyes is a gaming experience like no other – sailing into unexplored territory thanks to its innovative approach to storytelling. Through a groundbreaking control method, Before Your Eyes is an intensely immersive and emotional adventure that is sure to find a place in players’ hearts and stay with them long after their journey with The Ferryman comes to its end.

“The team at Goodbye World Games used a unique mechanic to enhance a beautiful story, making a truly memorable game,” said Ian Howe, Co-CEO of Skybound Games. “We love this journey and the creative blinking technique, and are honored to publish Before Your Eyes as Skybound’s first original title.” 

“We’ve been in the game mines for so long, it’s a relief to smell fresh air and see cracks of daylight as we finally share Before Your Eyes with the world,” said Will Hellwarth, Creator & Studio Director at Goodbye World Games. “We are extremely proud of the game we’re emerging with, and we hope gamers take a chance on something different. We guarantee it is like nothing out there.”

For more information about Before Your Eyes, please visit the Steam store, and follow the social channels on TwitterFacebookDiscord, and YouTube

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey’s Alpha enters its second phase

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) announced today the start of the second phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha. The Alpha, accessible since 29 March, is available for Lifetime Expansion Pass owners and players who have pre-ordered the Odyssey Deluxe Alpha expansion pack. The second phase of the Alpha has rolled in today at 2pm BST.

Check out the ‘Conflict Zones’ YouTube trailer, below:

This second stage of the Odyssey Alpha will expand the playable area to 20 light years and grants players access to their own starships. Adventurous Commanders can also drop in to perilous Conflict Zones by signing in with the Frontline Solutions mercenary company.

The list of new features available in the second phase of the Elite Dangerous: Odyssey PC Alpha phases include*:

  • Conflict Zones on foot are now accessible through the Frontline Solutions front desk.
  • Commanders will have free access to starships and will be immediately issued with a Cobra Mk III, including multicrew seats.
  • Expanded playable area of the galaxy to approximately 20 light years.
  • New space suit available for purchase: Manticore Dominator combat suit.
  • New starting system: Nervi.
  • 300,000 starting credits for new Commanders. (This amount will also be added to existing Alpha Commanders’ balances.)

*Areas of play and features during the Alpha are subject to change.

A full list of updates can be found on the Elite Dangerous Forums here.

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey releases on PC in late spring 2021. Prospective PC Commanders can pre-order now and secure access to the Alpha via Steam, the Epic Games Store and the Frontier Store.

Releases on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system are planned for Autumn 2021.

For more information, follow Elite Dangerous on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube. Visit the Elite Dangerous official website at elitedangerous.com.

Hitman 3 Season of Greed begins in part of the Seven Deadly Sins DLC

IO Interactive have revealed the season of greed for Hitman 3. Every week free content for all players and this is pretty much the April road-map for Hitman 3.

Read our review here of Hitman 3.

“The Seven Deadly Sins DLC has arrived in HITMAN 3 as a new 7-part premium expansion. Act 1: Greed is available now and invites players to Dubai to indulge in a new 3-stage Escalation: The Greed Enumeration and unlock sin-themed rewards… How greedy are you feeling?”

You can read it fully here.

Source: IO Interactive