June 16, 2015 8:00 AM | Lena LeRay
This week's trailer roundup is packed with interesting stuff, from a free game trying to raise awareness of political prisoners in Azerbaijan to a game about a viking warrior fighting gods and hordes after death in hopes of earning a place in Valhalla.
VR devices | $TBA | Targeting VR devices' launch window
This game is being built specifically for VR and looks like it tackles moral conundrums and gray area.
Empire TV Tycoon
Windows, Mac, Linux | $TBA | Q3 2015
From the developer, a Spanish studio called Dreamsite Games: "Empire TV is a big corporation that is having serious losses and can't afford to maintain three channels any longer, there can be only one. You have been hired to lead one of the channels to the fame and be the one that remains." Empire TV Tycoon has already been greenlit.
From the developer, another Spanish studio called Izanami GameWorks: "The End Of The World is an apocalyptic 2D point blank range shoot 'em up, crafted to empower every inch of the arcade adrenaline..."
Windows, Mac, Linux | $TBA | Fall 2015
From Canadian developer Thunder Lotus Games: "Jotun is a hand drawn action exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla."
Developed by IMGN.PRO, Kholat is a horror game based on a real and unsolved mystery involving the deaths of some Russian hikers. Although the game is currently Windows only, a Mac version is in the works.
From Finnish developer Lucky You Studio: "Kumoon is a ballistic physics puzzle shooter. In Finnish, it means 'fall over'. A pleasant challenge in a non-violent, non-combative environment. With VR Support! Now some of you might be wondering, How Do You Pronounce 'Kumoon'? The answer is : The o's in Kumoon are like 'door', not 'moon'."
From developer Hearbit Interactive: "Miner Warfare is a mix of Worms and 80's arcade games that we built in 3 weeks to showcase our skills. You only need 4 controllers to have an 8-player match in this local multiplayer game. Your goal is to be the richest gold digger at the end of a 4 minute rush. To do it, you can collect crazy weapons to blast your friends' faces and steal their gold."
Poly Bridge is entering early access this month, looking to start building a community and get feedback for its final stages of polish. It's going to support steamworks for the sharing of user-made levels and has animated GIF-making functionality.
From solo developer Joe Richardson: "The Preposterous Awesomeness of Everything is a satirical point-and-click adventure about progress, politics and propulsive nozzles. It features a traditional verb-based interface, with updated verbs (including 'befuddle', 'disrespect' and 'pray-for'), unique collage-based art, and ~10,000 words of intellectually stimulating satirical shenanigans."
From developer Pippin Barr: "REAL BAKU 2015 was developed for fidh, the International Federation for Human Rights, to raise awareness of arbitrary detentions in Azerbaijan leading up to the 1st European Games, essentially Europe's version of the Olymics. In 2015 these games are being held for the first time in Baku, Azerbaijan, but at the same time journalists, activists, lawyers, and others are being arbitrarily detained by the Azerbaijan government for being critical."
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