Games Box S.A and independent Polish developer Achara Studios announced that REPO MAN, an intriguing story-driven debt collection RPG set in an alternate world of Art Nouveau, neon lights and conspiracy, will be released on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Check out the official reveal trailer!
REPO MAN is being developed by Achara Studios, an independent Polish development team dedicated to narrative-focused titles and high-quality level design. REPO MAN is built with Unreal Engine 5. The game will be published by Games Box S.A., an affiliate of the Ultimate Games S.A. group.
Achara Studios’ project is a first-person RPG focused on single-player gameplay. It revolves around dialogues, investigation, negotiation, and proper time management. While REPO MAN is driven mainly by its elaborate and multi-layered story, the game will also offer stealth gameplay, a card game, combat, and exploration elements.
The player plays as Arthur Newstead, a debt collector whose life starts spiraling down when he unexpectedly gets into huge debt himself. Exiled from the world of corporate aristocracy, he’s forced to return to his hometown of San Alma. Newstead is faced not only with the necessity of regular debt repayment, but also with mysterious events and schemes escalating with each week.
The developers envision a unique graphic design with motifs reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style. The distinctive atmosphere of the game is enhanced by an original soundtrack blending together a variety of genres, including synthwave, fado, ethnic, and symphonic music.
As announced by the publisher, a demo of the game will be released on PC as early as the first quarter of 2023, offering a glimpse of what REPO MAN will bring to the table.
REPO MAN Features:
Story-driven debt collection RPG.
Negotiation, exploration and combat.
Alternate world realised in the style of neon Art Nouveau.
Stealth and card game mechanics.
REPO MAN will be released on PC (Steam) in 2023. The game will be released on Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 at a later date.
Most big video game businesses have a sizable development team and employees that deal with every aspect of game design, from the first concept to the final product. Each division serves a distinct role, and all the moving pieces work together to give gamers a flawless gameplay experience. The game developer is one of the most crucial roles because they are the ones that turn the game designer's concepts into an actual, playable video game.
Who is a game developer?
A person specializing in creating and programming all the artistic features of a video game is known as a video game developer. Game creation is a profession that calls for proficiency in code, originality of thought, and problem-solving abilities. When referring to the person who creates the game code that gives a video game its functionality, the terms "video game developer" and "video game programmer" are frequently used interchangeably.
The term "video game development" occasionally refers to all individuals involved in creating video games, including testers, sound designers, and game artists.
What do video game developers do?
Video game developers may participate in different stages of game creation depending on the studio size. Still, their primary responsibility is using computer code to create a playable game version. Game programmers give ideas a physical manifestation. They provide a solid foundation for the game to function by programming the game environment, including its mechanics, graphics, and artificial intelligence behavior.
They also ensure that all programming elements adhere to the guidelines set by the video game designer. Game testers are also video game developers. The functioning of the game being developed can be tested, and a skilled developer can resolve any issues. They have the technical know-how to identify flaws, problems, or blunders and correct them. These skills include;
In Exocide, humans made superbugs to fight as soldiers. And the bugs turned against us. You're the last Handler, a human+AI robotic team with 4 total arms capable of welding 4 weapons, or one HUGE gun. Stop the super swarms before total human extinction.
The game is a retro FPS with an early 00's aesthetic. Manage two powerful sets of weapon systems with extreme aggression to annihilate the swarm! Keep your maniacal robotic backpack excited using a powerful array of weaponry.
Check out the official reveal trailer.
Exocide is scheduled for relase in 2023 on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC.
NetEase announced Jonathan Morin as the new Creative Director for NetEase Games Montreal. Jonathan brings more than 24 years of experience making AAA games. He played a key role in shaping the critically acclaimed Watch Dogs franchise at Ubisoft and vastly contributed to the Far Cry series and other AAA brands in the past.
Jonathan will help lead NetEase Games Montréal to create a new IP, powering NetEase’s mission to become one of the biggest video game publishers in the world. The arrival of Jonathan at NetEase Games Montréal follows multiple announcements of major talent hires, as well as new NetEase studios, including Quantic Dream in France, Jackalope games in Austin and Nagoshi studio in Japan.
Established in 2019, NetEase Games Montréal has allowed the global publisher to secure a foothold within one of the world’s most thriving video game development hubs, as NetEase sets its ambitions to enter the console and PC AAA market.
Jonathan: “I am excited to announce my new adventure as Creative
Director at NetEase Games Montreal. I am privileged to join a passionate and talented new team to create our own IP. This is the beginning of something special for me and I cannot wait to say more...”
Team17 and Rekka Games announced that four-player, co-operative beat ‘em up dungeon brawler, Bravery & Greed, will launch on November 15th for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Dropping players into side-scrolling dungeons filled to the brim with piles of gold, vicious enemies, and powerful gear, Bravery & Greed combines classic co-op fantasy arcade gameplay with permadeath and roguelite elements, and offers up several different modes to plunder alone or with friends. A limited-time Steam demo of Bravery & Greed is available between now and 23rd October for would-be treasure hunters to try out.
Taking inspiration from classic adventure titles from times gone by, Bravery & Greed places
players in the shoes of one of four classes; the agile Rogue, the valiant Warrior, the eccentric Wizard, and the mighty Amazon. Each class has its own unique skills and abilities, from ranged or melee attacks to the ability to summon elemental allies to assist in combat; there are customisation options aplenty. Furthermore, four skill trees – the Paths of Life, Chaos, Order, and Darkness – await treasure hunting dungeon brawlers. Each of the paths has its own gameplay altering capabilities, affecting everything from unlocking new skills for survivability and damage to increasing cunning and gold lust, which means no two runs in Bravery & Greed are ever the same.
Bravery & Greed Key Features
Treasure hunt solo or with friends: Jump into the fun with up to four-player online and local co-operative gameplay, with a variety of both PvE and PvP game modes
Unleash the magic: Parry, dodge, and juggle abilities to unleash destructive spells on mighty foes, bosses, and even unsuspecting allies
Choose from classic archetypes: Choose from four different and unique classes; Rogue, Warrior, Wizard, and Amazon, all boasting their own skills and specialities
Follow your path: Four different skill trees await, each offering up perks that will affect gameplay, but beware, once a path is chosen the player is committed to it until death
Find help along the way: Hidden throughout the levels, humanoid and animal followers can be acquired to fight alongside players, helping usher them towards the glorious gold and treasure that
Bravery & Greed will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on November 15, 2022.
Dovetail Games has announced that the first major route add-on for Train Sim World 3 (@trainsimworld) is on its way and will see players run trains through familiar landmarks in and around Britain's West Midlands.Birmingham Cross City is coming to Train Sim World 3 on November 15th!
Train Sim World 3: Birmingham Cross-City add-on introduces the Class 323 to its expansive locomotive roster and has a busy timetable of passenger services to operate along the 37-mile route. Along the way lie landmarks familiar to locals and visitors to Britain’s second city such as the Cadbury Factory at Bournville, Birmingham New Street Station and the parallel running of the railway alongside the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. The city itself, once home to the Peaky Blinders and featuring more miles of canal than Venice, comes off the back of its recent hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
As well as being released as Train Sim World 3’s first route add-on, Birmingham Cross-City will also be available as part of a UK Birmingham Starter Pack, which includes the Training Center and can be purchased as a standalone release, without requiring the base game.
As with Train Sim World 3’s core routes, all the latest weather and lighting features bring the suburban areas to life, including the brand-new dynamic weather system, beautiful volumetric skies and the new lighting system. Training Center, which was also new to Train Sim World 3, will form a key part of teaching players about their new Class 323 electric multiple unit (EMU) and how to operate it correctly. The unit, a stalwart of the West Midlands since the mid-1990s, comes liveried in West Midlands Railway colours and emits its distinctive traction motor sounds.
Players that purchased Train Sim World 3’s recent Loco Add-on Bundle or the RHTT ‘Railhead Treatment Train’ will also be able to operate this train along the Cross-City route.
Train Sim World 3: Birmingham Cross-City add-on will bring new challenges beyond its dense timetabling and frequent station stopping, such as taking on the Lickey Incline - a famed section of track known for its complex working back in the steam days and which still tests the skills of today’s freight drivers in the real world. The result is a route with a unique style of gameplay, different to the pace of Train Sim World 3’s core routes in Kent, California and mid-Germany.
And more is yet to come, with a new German route and US locomotive confirmed to be in the works in the latest roadmap along with another UK route in development through third party Rivet Games.
The Train Sim World 3: Birmingham Cross-City add-on will be available for pre-order from November 8 on Steam and then released for Windows PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles on November 15, 2022. The add-on, which requires prior purchase of Train Sim World 3, will be available for purchase digitally on Steam and the Epic Games Store, PlayStation Store, and Microsoft Store for £29.99/€35.99/$39.99.
Train Sim World 3: UK Birmingham Starter Pack which includes Training Center and the Birmingham Cross-City add-on, will be available as a standalone release for £29.99/€35.99*/$39.99.
Train Sim World 3 is available on Steam and the Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and PlayStation Store with a Deluxe Edition available for £49.99/€59.99/$59.99, Standard Edition available for £39.99/€44.99/$49.99 and regional ‘Starter Packs’ each available for £29.99/€35.99/$39.99.