Monday, 29 April 2013

King's Quest VI - The Perils of Rosella remake - DEMO RELEASED!

You know that KQIV remake I keep posting screenshots of?  Well, now they've released a playable demo.  Grab it here.

Monday, 1 April 2013

NeoGeo X

Well, this isn't exactly retro, but I hadn't seen anything about this before... interesting news!

In reference to the NeoGeo X, I have received the following press release:

Amplitude Studios announces the development of 
Endless Space - Wings of Freedom for Neo Geo X

Haarlem, The Netherlands – April 1st 2013 - Video games developer Amplitude Studios is proud to announce the development of the firstNeo Geo X exclusive title: Endless Space – Wings of Freedom. This Endless Space spin-off will offer a brand new 2D horizontal shoot’em up experience to all Neo Geo X players. Dedicated to involving the gamers in the creation of their games, Amplitude Studios is once again inviting the community to follow and discuss the creation of its latest effort.

Amplitude CEO Mathieu Girard says: “We are all big fans of the SNK platforms here at Amplitude Studios, and we have always dreamt of creating something unique for the Neo Geo. The release of the Neo Geo X seemed like the perfect opportunity to make that dream come true. We know shoot‘em up fans have high standards of quality and we aim to live up to them. We’re very excited to bring the Endless Space universe to a new type of player, and we hope that success could even lead to a collector AES version of the game.

Background story for ‘Endless Space – Wings of Freedom’:
Science has always believed that at any galactic core sits a black hole of tremendous size and density. Following a trail of Endless ruins, based on map fragments found on a lunar temple, a Pilgrim exploration group  is about to discover that this may not be the case... Hopping from planet to planet and system to system, the fleet must fight off increasingly large and powerful waves of automated defenders bent on preventing them from unveiling the truth.
Challenges and questions await the player as they drive toward the core: What secrets are the Endless hiding? What treasures – or horrors – lie in wait? How long can my thumbs keep this up? 
Features of ‘Endless Space – Wings of Freedom’:
1-2 Player old school 2D arcade action
4 different ships with their own weapons and playstyles
Level, skill and power-up system inspired by RPGs
Arcade, Boss, Endless Survival and 2P Versus modes
Specific 16/9 and 4/3 modes
Chiptune music by FlyByNo

About Amplitude Studios
Amplitude Studios is an independent gathering of experienced video game lovers (and developers) with a single goal: create the best strategy games! Based in Paris, the studio boasts an international team that has worked all over the world. Developer credits include franchises such as Battlefield, Rayman, XIII, R.U.S.E., Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Call of Juarez, Might & Magic Heroes, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, and others. Endless Space, a critically acclaimed 4X turn-based strategy game covering the space colonization age, was the first game from Amplitude Studios. Working closely for years with players to share, discuss or compare ideas, the team is bringing the idea of community one step further with GAMES2GETHER, a new way for players around the world to participate in the creation of a video game! Read more at
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. While keeping its roots in the European retail games market, Iceberg has rapidly increased its focus towards the global digital games market, by building strong direct relationships with dozens of Game Portals. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. With a distinct focus on the strategy, action, simulation and adventure game genres, the company has garnered attention with acclaimed releases including Killing Floor,StarDrive,  Wings of PreyAPB Reloaded and Endless Space among its 50+ game arsenal - with more promising games in the pipeline.