Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for September 12, 2020 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
Players can set full sail and become the pirate they were meant to be as Iceberg Interactive and Get Up Games released the new battle royale Blazing Sails. A fast-paced pseudo 3D racer from Cydonian Games titles Voidspeed Outlaw will be racing onto Steam in 2021. Lastly, it is week five of the Epic Apple saga with of course, more developments.
Here is a quick recap of a few stories NGN covered over the previous week. Flowers are in full bloom as The Flower update arrives for The Sapling. Early access has sprouted for Cloud Gardens from Noio. Nintendo Switch players can now enjoy Othercide. Action also took to space to defend the world from invaders with the bullet hell shooter Earth: 9000. The multiplayer dungeon crawler Blightbound received the Wolfpack Update which features a new dungeon and two new heroes. Players can get their exploration, gathering, crafting and magic fix in Swords ‘n Magic and Stuff.
Blazing Sails: Pirate Battle Royale Out Now in Early Access
Get Up Games and publisher Iceberg Interactive have set sail for early access with their Blazing Sails: Pirate Battle Royale. Fast-paced PvP action on the dangerous high seas awaits players.
The game features a mix of dry land and naval combat against enemy crews. Supplies, weapons, and upgrades can be looted from the surrounding islands. Playstyle changes with the types of weapons one loots. From the shoulder-cannon to the fish-launcher. Plus there is a legendary life-stealing Sword of the Sea.
Being sneaky can pay off big time. Sneak aboard an enemy vessel, remove their cork, and steal a victory. Until their ship is sunk, players will continue to respawn which encourages aggressive gameplay.
Players have access to a fully customizable character and ship so they can enter the intense melee and ranged combat in full pirate style. The game can be played on public and private servers.
Since the game’s release on Wednesday, September 9 patch 1.0.2 rolled out with additional changes, updates and bug fixes. Notable changes include the a higher chance at cosmetic for winning a game and no longer needing to stay to the end of a match to get a chance at a new cosmetic. Winds in the dead zone now always blows toward the safe zone and usernames have been adjusted to make it easier to identify friends and foes.
Blazing Sails: Pirate Battle Royale is available on Windows PC through Steam for a $24.99 USD. For more information about Blazing Sails visit the game’s website at blazingsails.com.
Voidspeed Outlaw Racing on Mars in 2021
Indie game developer Cydonian Games have announced the first details of Voidspeed Outlaw, their upcoming fast-paced pseudo-3D racing game set on Mars. The game takes inspiration from similar genre games from the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Set on Mars in 21XX the player becomes a character who since a toddler had always dreamed of being a racer in the Voidespeed Racing League. After working, saving money and piecing together a junk ship to race in various outlaw leagues the players has gained some clout. Now they have been tapped to race in the illegal races of the Martian underground.
The game is set in a retro-futuristic environment using 2D pixel art in a pseudo-3D rendering. This art aesthetic helps to recreate the classic racing game style while adding some modern twists and effects. A variety of race tracks set on Mars, Titan, Europa and more are available along with several arcade game modes.
Voidspeed Outlaw is planned for a 2021 release on Steam. Players can add the game to their wishlist now. For more information about Voidspeed Outlaw visit the game’s page developer’s website here.
Epic Games & Apple Week 5: The Saga Continues
It is nearly the middle of September and the Epic Games and Apple saga continues into Week 5. Unlike last week things were fairly quiet with exception of Tuesday and Friday.
On Tuesday news came to light that Apple will be seeking damages against Epic Games for allegedly breaching the iOS App Store contract. In addition other claims by the court filling has Apple maintaining that there were legitimate business justifications for their actions that were in good faith that challenges the broader antitrust claim by Epic. This move will most surely only escalate the tension between the two corporate behemoths.
On Friday however, things took an unexpected turn where, according to Epic, Apple was set to no longer let customers use the Sign in with Apple feature to access their Epic Games account. This would have made it so that anyone who used their Apple credentials to sign into Epic services, more importantly the Epic Games Store would lose access. Now according to Epic, Apple has granted them an indefinite extension. However, Epic is still urging people to prepare their accounts for the Sign in with Apple removal. Apple however has claimed that it was not going to stop this feature from working with Epic Games.
One thing is clear from this events of this past week that the Apple and Epic Games legal battle is still in the early stages and both seem to be taking a beat before their next actions.
Thank you for reading the September 12, 2020 Edition of the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind. Don’t forget to check back with us next Saturday for the next edition of Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind and until then, keep on gaming.