Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for May 30, 2020 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
Last Wednesday, Dreadlands released their Tempered Steel update that included over 70 new skills and some big heavy weapons. But that wasn’t the only big update as EastWorks Studios released their first patch for Gray Zone that includes Windows 7 support among the changes.
For those that missed some of our other stories, here is a quick recap of a few of stories NGN covered this past week. Quantum League time looped its way into early access. What a Cluster Fight is brawling away on Steam. Jump King is jumping from PC to console in June while the narrative story The Night Fisherman is free to play on Itch.io. Players looking for space tycoon sim action will be able to do so later this year in Solar Baron.
Dreadlands Tempered Steel Update
Blackfox Studios on Wednesday rolled out the biggest update yet to its post-apocalyptic turn-based strategy game Dreadlands. In the Tempered Steel update an extensive update to the game’s visuals and UI along with over 70 new skills and heavy weapons added.
The leveling and experience system for the early access title has seen several improvements. Each unit has their own skill tree that includes passive and active skills with a total of 70 new skills spread out over the skill trees. XP required to level has been lowered with the max level now being 6.
Two new heavy weapons, the Hellion and Warmonger have been added. The Flamethrower is also now available to burn ones foes. Apart from Glow Stims, items are no longer consumed on use, only per battle and are then restored to use for the next battle. Unit inventory has been reduced from 6 to 4 with excess items moving to the Gang Inventory or Stash.
Dreadlands is now available for Windows PC as an early access game on Humble Bundle and Steam at the regular price of $19.99 USD. More information about Dreadlands can be found on the game’s website at playdreadlands.com, by following @playdreadlands on Twitter, or by joining the official Dreadlands Discord.
Gray Zone Patch 1.2
Eastworks Studios tactical RTS shoot’em up, Gray Zone, has seen its first patch drop as of last Monday. This update patches the game to version 1.2 which includes a number of fixes, quality of life changes, and the addition of Windows 7 support.
Besides the mentioned changes to the early access game, missing autosaves have been added and a video format fix to reduce the game’s data size. The Unity loader has been removed along with graphics setting changes in the menu. Quick save and load are available with F5 and F9 keys and there are improvements to the load and save UI functions.
Animals and creatures make more noise. End mission statistics screen has seen improvements and the language selection menu is presented on the first run with improved translations.
Gray Zone is now available as an early access release on Steam. The game is regularly priced at $19.99 USD. For more information about Gray Zone visit game’s website at grayzonegame.com or follow @grayzonegame on Twitter.
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Update September 3, 2020: Updated the Gray Zone Twitter link to reflect new handle and link.
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