Category Archives: Game Trailer
“Let me tell a story of Lemuria, a kingdom past, and a girl born for glory…”
When I first saw the trailer for a small Ubisoft game entitled “Child of Light”, I was utterly mesmerised. The art style, narration and score of the announcement trailer cemented it as a game to watch out for in the future, and after seeing the trailer announcing the release date I’m convinced that it has the potential to be one of the best games to come out in 2014 (April 30th, to be exact!).
Using Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework the developers have been able to use concept art in the game as assets, 2D animation combined with 3D models and animation to make for a unique art style. Previously used in Rayman Origins and Legends, Child of Light adopts the same technology to bring it’s watercolour world to life. The developers say they aimed for it to feel like “A playable poem”, the visuals capturing all the rhythm, flow and beauty a poem can hold.
A return to the 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece
Today SEGA unveiled their newest game, based in the Alien universe. Alien: Isolation is a survival horror title currently in production by the developers of the Total War series, Creative Assembly. Releasing on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC in ‘late 2014′, Isolation is set to be everything that Gearbox‘s Aliens Colonial Marines wasn’t, looking to provide a true, barebones survival horror experience.
Revel at the Power of the Snowdrop Engine
by Arthur Kotsopoulos, Editor in Chief
I had the chance to check out an extremely hard to get into, behind closed doors showcase of Tom Clancy’s The Division at E3 this year. What I saw was nothing short of amazing, graphically The Division blew my mind.
The main reason behind why I loved it so much, was not because the world was vast, draw distance was large and character models looked realistic, but because the small things made me all giddy with joy.
Unprecedented physical accuracy within the environment is present to enhance immersion such as bullet holes in billboards or police cars and windows, characters rather than statically passing an open car door would actually close it before moving along. A light probe system captures indoor and outdoor lighting realistically, a dynamic day and night cycle that you could stop playing and just marvel at such a technical achievement and much more.
Today, Ubisoft have released a Youtube video that will showcase everything I just talked about above and more.
Huntsmen: Post-Apocalyptic OZ- With Drop Bears
The new RPG in the land where everything tries to kill you
by David Hilton
When everything collapses and goes to hell, you can see the best and worst of humanity illustrated starkly against the crumbling ruins of order.
This may be why gamers’ fascination with a post-apocalyptic world is never quite satisfied no matter how many infected zombies or destroyed landscapes pop up in our favourite titles. We love to see the drama of disaster and the struggle to survive.
There are so many post disaster games now, from The Last of Us, to Fallout, to Resident Evil, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro and even Call of Duty. But most of these are set in the United States or Eastern Europe, and so when a new title that looks vastly different comes along, and is set in a part of the world hardly ever touched by video games (with the notable exception of the upcoming Mad Max), it’s a breath of non-gas mask-filtered fresh air.
Independent Aussie studio Hermit Mode are appealing on Kickstarter for financial support to get their ambitious vision of a dynamic sandbox post-apocalyptic Australian-set FPS RPG game called Huntsmen made, with a much higher focus on the environment and its biosphere interacting with the player.
But most fun of all….the people who support the kickstarter can have their own face on a NPC in the game! Personally, I plan on killing myself when I find me in the game hoarding the last of the continent’s Vegemite stock.
In order to learn more about Huntsmen, I asked the brains behind the vision, Alex and Naz all about their project. Here are their answers.
WIN Star Trek: The Video Game!
Boldly win one of 5 PS3 copies thanks to Namco Bandai!
by David Hilton
© 2013 David Hilton
With the highly anticipated Star Trek: Into Darkness coming to cinemas soon in May, it’s the perfect time to play a long awaited quality Star Trek game.
If you haven’t seen the trailers and footage of the game, make sure you watch the trailer below.
It isn’t just getting the opportunistic movie tie-in treatment to make a few bucks either. While Star Wars has had a number of video game versions over the years, Star Trek hasn’t been in video game form for some time, except as the spaceship game, Star Trek: Legacy.
Star Trek the video game is set after the 2009 Star Trek film, but before Star Trek: Into Darkness and OXCGN readers can win one of 5 copies of the game.