Avenging Angel Trailer

Steampunk, with Art Nouveau aesthetics, meets social commentary through FPS dynamics. PC-game out Q4/2014 – Q1/2015

Dark Amber Softworks is a small, independent game studio from Finland. We are making the makers of Avenging Angel, a story-driven adventure/FPS game, and we are asking your help to complete the game. What we offer you in return of your contribution is to be part of the development and a chance to purchase the game in advance at a very low price.

source: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/avenging-angel

Books of the Old Republic

As many of you know, I am enjoying a Free-to-play game called Star Wars the Old Republic or SWTOR (http://www.swtor.com/).  I am a Sith warrior named Yogimbo and currently I am piling up light-side point ( a good Sith?). At any rate, it’s a fun game. But when life tears you away from your computer, what are you to do?

Books of the Old Republic… There are several books set in the Star Wars universe that tie into the Old Republic.

Fatal Alliance: Star Wars (The Old Republic) (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite  Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic’s envoy is not what he seems, the Empire’s delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can’t, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone.

None of these guests—invited or uninvited—have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world.

But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they’ve never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy.

Deceived: Star Wars (The Old Republic) (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous—something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching.

Her name is Aryn Leneer—and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she’s going to find out what happened to him, even if it means breaking every rule in the book.

Revan: Star Wars (The Old Republic) (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

There’s something out there:
a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic—
unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.

Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians—and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear.

What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Annihilation
The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord’s attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.

But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force—but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenal—which makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spear’s reign of terror.

Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff’ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid’s former master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they don’t seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die.

Lot’s of great books for the Star Wars/sci-fi geeks. Enjoy your summer reading and … may the force be with you.

Gamer Tuesday: SteamWorld Dig

That’s right, we can never have enough steampunk in our gaming. In this case check out SteamWorld Dig, for plenty of old-school 2D steampunk action. The game is available on Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and Nintendo 3DS. Expect to see this game on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in March.

For more: http://www.steamworldgames.com/dig/

Big Fish Game review and Giveaway

I guess most of us have fond memories of Big Fish games. This Sunday my family gathered for breakfast and among the usual chatter was a discussion of Big Fish and it’s myriad of games. When the good folks who represent Big Fish offered me an opportunity to review some of their games, I jumped at the chance. I decided to take a look at Mahjong World Contest (link).

You’ve been invited to take part in the World Tournament of Mahjong! Complete over 100 unique levels of varying difficulty and dynamics to gain experience and earn points. Improve your rank and progress through the game hierarchy. Become the best Mahjong player the world has ever seen and win the master title in Mahjong: World Contest!

  • Over 100 levels
  • Rank progression
  • Become the Mahjong master!

The game has smooth game play and pleasant graphics. I found it to be relaxing, even though the clock was ticking. It reminded me of the Mahjong games of the past but with a little twist. All in all I recommend it!

Now for the fun part — the Giveaway!

The good folks representing Big Fish will give the winner a code for 5 Big Fish games! I will run this contest a little differently than my previous contests.

Visit Big Fish (link) and pick the name of a Big Fish game that you like. Post the name of that game with your email address in the comment section of this post.  The contest ends 11:59 pm ET September 28th and a winner will be picked by Big Fish via random.org on October 19th! The winner will receive the game codes via email.

Good luck …

This Contest is over

But I am running another Big Fish giveaway on my “Attention Earthlings” (link)


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this game free from Big Fish games. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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