Polygon has reported that the meditative space strategy game Rymdkapsel will be coming to PC in January. This is following the original release on the Playstation Mobile in May and an iOS and Android release in August. The PC version will be expanding upon the mobile counterparts, featuring two new game modes, new monoliths, missions, and an extended soundtrack. It’ll be sold through Steam, but a DRM-free version will also be available, according to the developer.
You can pick up rymdkapsel on iOS or Android for $3.99, or get it as part of the Humble Mobile Bundle 3. The Playstaion Mobile verison is currently available for free through Sony’s Festive Giveaway promotion, but only until December 18th.
The Humble Mobile Bundle 3 is here! For the next 14 days you can take part in this pay-what-you-want sale on a bundle of Android games. The Mobile Bundle 3 includes EPOCH, rymdkapsel, SpellTower, and Swordigo, and if you pay more than the average (generally around $5) you’ll also get Ridiculous Fishing and Kingdom Rush.
Both Swordigo and Ridiculous Fishing are seeing their debut on the Android platform with this bundle, so pick them up while you can! As with any other Humble Bundle, each purchase supports the Child’s Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as the devs who make the game. If you’ve never bought a bundle from the Humble folks before (and own an Android smartphone) now’s your chance to pick up a bunch of cool games and help out a couple of great causes.
As a reminder, the Humble Store is still doing daily deals, and today only you can pick up Hotline Miami for $2.49, Awesomenauts for $3.49, and Super Meat Boy for $2.49. TowerFall is also on sale for $9.99, but keep in mind that this is the Ouya version of the game.
The people behind the Humble Bundle are taking a stab at a more conventional method of selling games with the new Humble Store. Unlike the previous ‘pay-what-you-want’ Humble Bundles, the new Store is much like any other online game distributor, with the added bonus that 10% of all the proceeds are divided among the American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, World Land Trust and charity:water.
Also unlike previous Humble Bundles, the Store is permanent, and as part of the store’s debut the folks at Humble are running daily sales on new games added to the Store. The Day 1 lineup included Don’t Starve, Natural Selection II, Euro Truck Simulator 2, The Swapper, Prison Architect, Rogue Legacy, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Orcs Must Die! 2 and Gunpoint. The second day of deals includes Guild Wars 2, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Papers, Please, Dust: An Elysian Tale, Planetary Annihilation, Alan Wake + American Nightmare, Antechamber, Blade Symphony, and Receiver.
All games are on sale for between 50% and 75% off for the first 24 hours they are available. My Day 2 picks would be Blood Dragon for $5, Papers Please for $6, and Antichamber for $6. New games appear to be added to the store every day at 2pm EST, which is also when the sales on the previous day’s games will end, so keep an eye out on the Humble Store page as well follow @humble on twitter for updates on each day’s sales.
Valve’s mysterious countdown has finally reached 0, and something amazing has been unveiled to the world… kinda. Today, Valve announced a new Linux-based operating system, which is likely to be the platform for any hardware that Valve may be planning to release in the future.
More interesting than the OS itself, it seems that the plan is to make SteamOS available completely free for users, as well as freely licensable for manufacturers. SteamOS has an interesting feature list as well. The official website mentions streaming games over a home network, as well as ‘many media services’ to enable music, TV, and movie streaming. SteamOS also mentions the recently announced Family Sharing feature, which seems to be a big part of SteamOS.
The site says SteamOS will be available soon, but Valve Time can be a tricky thing, so I’ll hold off on guessing exactly when we’ll be seeing it.
You can check out the full description of SteamOS here. And keep in mind, that this is only the first of three announcements. The countdown to the second annoucement has already begun, and come Wednesday at Noon CST we’ll see what new wonders Valve has in store for us.
Valve has unveiled a mysterious new website which is counting down the seconds until Monday, September 23rd at 10am PST (1pm EST/Noon CST). The only information on the site at the moment eludes to the news being living-room related. Many people have been quick to speculate that this will become Valve’s announcement of the Steam Box, a machine designed to compete with consoles and dedicated to running games via Steam while being used in a living-room with a TV and controllers.
Geek & Sundry’s newest show airs today! Spellslingers is hosted by StarCraft Pro Commentator and game enthusiast Sean ‘Day‘ Plott hosts a show where he sits down and plays some Magic: The Gathering with his friends.
The first episode does a great job explaining the game to anyone who may not be familiar with it, and I imagine it would be easy to follow along with without any prior MtG knowledge.
Thought it may have been a while since the last time you heard about The Stanley Parable, it’s likely that you’ve at least heard of it before, if not played it yourself. Originally released as a Source Engine mod on July 27, 2011, the game was well received by the gaming community overall as being an extremely interesting look into narrative and storytelling.
For those of you who have not yet played The Stanley Parable, it’s difficult to describe exactly what makes it such a wonderful experience and I would urge you to try the game out for yourself. This is one of those games where you really have to experience it for yourself to appreciate it fully, although, if you wish, there are undoubtedly an outrageous number of videos on YouTube with various playthroughs.
Not sure what was up with the lighting on the first few minutes, but it seems to fix itself. (I’m thinking an open window had something to do with it) I’ll try to be more aware of things like this in the future!
Also, I have no idea what’s going on in the background at around the 2:12 mark, sounds like a motorcycle or something drove by but I don’t remember hearing anything.