On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near Pripyat, Ukraine exploded. In the weeks, months and years that followed, some 600,000 civil and military personnel were brought in to contain the catastrophe — the Chernobyl liquidators. Estimates put the number of immediate deaths around 50, but several thousand liquidators are thought to have later died in the aftermath.
Hi Everyone! Eugene Sax here with a preview for an upcoming game called Haste.
When it comes to sci-fi settings that stretch beyond the stars, it feels like the stories too often land on a spectrum between Star Trek’s pristine bureaucracy of benevolent space colonialism and the mythopoetic swashbuckling of benevolent space colonialism in Star Wars. Star Dynasties, the latest grand strategy from Iceberg Interactive and Pawley Games, tries to have it both ways by using a galaxy-shaping disaster as the excuse to dive headfirst into the administrivia of intergalactic feudalism, texturing its space colonialism with a tangled web of shadows and political intrigue.
In the 22nd Century, the world has changed drastically. For most people, their true lives are lived inside virtual worlds to just escape the hell that is reality, but when something goes wrong in these online spaces there’s only one person you can call –a Gamedec.
Red Solstice was a high-quality squad-based mouselook shooter set on Mars, in which the player controlled marines attempting to survive a monster apocalypse. They had to explore a fallen colony while teaming up with AI marines to battle zombies and mutants while securing technology and making good their escape. In addition to a stellar solo mode, it allowed up to four players to team up online in campaign or skirmish modes together. In developing Red Solstice 2, the developers have really dug in on the multiplayer aspect, refining the hybrid shooter/RTS.
Nadir has made a bold gambit with its title. It literally means ‘the lowest point’ and by calling it this, the developers are serving review writers countless pun opportunities on a silver platter. Luckily, now that I’ve had a glimpse of its promising content with a demo that shows off the combat system, I think it may actually be fairly safe.
I knew I’d put myself in an impossible situation as soon as I made the move, but there I was nothing I could do.
It’s fair to say that Apex Legends has done okay for itself. Recently surpassing one hundred million unique players around the same time as it was celebrating its second anniversary, things are looking bright for the future of what I easily consider the best Battle Royale on the market right now.
Meet Josie. She’s training to be the world’s next great superhero — Sunblaze. Her father, a retired hero who protected the world, built a training simulator to prepare her for the dangers ahead. When a session starts to go wrong, Josie will need to quickly adapt in order to survive.
The roguelite genre has seen a massive surge in popularity in recent years, with a few notables receiving widespread critical acclaim and sales to match. Given this kind of competition, a newcomer really needs to make its mark in order to stand out, and even in early access Voidigo is one to check out.