Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Broken Age Act I is Available Now

The first act of Broken Age is available now through Steam.  The game was released a short while ago for backers, but it's now available to everyone who is willing to use Steam to get the game.

The general release of the game comes with new Steam Trading Cards and badges. so if that interests you, you might consider a replay even if you've completed the game already.  Also, Peter McConnell's excellent Broken Age soundtrack is now available at Bandcamp.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures Is Unavailable

There's bad news for fans of Wallace & Gromit and Telltale Games. Telltale's digital distribution agreement with Aardman Studios expired, and Telltale doesn't have plans to renew that agreement. That means that Wallace & Gromit is no longer available for digital distribution anywhere. If you previously purchased it from XBLA, iTunes, Steam, GOG.com, or the Telltale Store, you will be able to re-download it. But, unfortunately if you hadn't already purchased it, you will no longer be able to buy it, unless you can track down a site selling the PC DVD version (which is currently in-stock at Amazon, if you want to pick it up before it's gone forever, or at least while it's still reasonably priced).

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Loom sequel, Forge: Chapter One Is Out Now

Fans of Loom have been waiting for the sequel to Loom for decades. Luckily, some creative Loom fans have decided to stop waiting for an official sequel and have created one of their own.

The game is called Forge, and uses bits of information that have been revealed by Loom's creator, Brian Moriarty, over the years. The game follows the blacksmith Rusty Nailbender, and uses a new magical item to conduct spells, the Blacksmith Guantlets, rather than the weaver's distaff. It uses a graphical style similar to the 256 colour art of the Loom PC CD and FM-Towns versions, and is created using the Adventure Game Studio engine.

If that sounds like something that's of interest to you, then you can pick it up for free over at the Forge homepage.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Broken Age Act I Is Out Now To Kickstarter Backers

If you were a backer of the Broken Age crowd funding campaign, check your e-mail, as the links to download the Steam version of Act I through the Humble Bundle website have been sent out.

If you hadn't backed Broken Age, but still want to play Act I before the final part is released, you will be able to purchase the game through Steam Early Access on January 28.  If you're waiting for a DRM-free version, the Humble Bundle website will be updated with that once the full game is out (which is currently set for release in April or May 2014).

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 Gets A Release Date

Telltale's co-founder and president Kevin Bruner just posted on the Telltale forums that The Wolf Among Us episode 2 will finally be released in the first week of February.

He had the following to say about the delay:

Ep 2 should be available the first week of February. We are working hard with all of our partners (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Apple) to coordinate everything, but we’re confident enough to announce that here. The episode is looking really good (as is the rest of the season!). We are very concerned about the long delay for this episode, but this is one of those occasions where several things conspired against us (not to mention the additional delays due to the holidays). I won't dive into the details, but it’s been an unusual and specific set of circumstances and we do not anticipate it happening again as we go forward with the rest of the season.

So there you have it. First week of February!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kickstarter Backers Get Broken Age I On January 14

The wait is almost over. Broken Age Act I (the project formerly known as the Double Fine Adventure) will be available to Kickstarter backers on January 14th. It will follow shortly afterward on Steam Early Access, where it can be picked up by those who want to experience the game before the second part is out, but who didn't participate in the crowdfunding.

Broken Age Part II is scheduled to be released some time between April and May 2014.

Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime Remake On Mac

The Journeyman Project store now has a DVD available for the remake of The Journeyman Project: Pegasus Prime (which itself is a remake of the original The Journeyman Project) for Mac OS X.

The Windows version is scheduled to be released in February 2014, and a Linux version will follow at an as-of-yet unannounced date.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Walking Dead: Season One On Kindle Fire HDX

The Amazon Appstore now has a version of The Walking Dead available for the Kindle Fire HDX. At the moment, it's not available for any other Android system.

However, another Android platform is indeed confirmed to be getting The Walking Dead: Season One in the future: the Ouya. Now that it's out on an Android platform, it's certainly possible it may come out on the main Google Play store for more Android platforms at some point.