Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for February 13, 2021 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
This past week there was a flurry of updates before the Lunar New Year such as the 1.3 Update for Blazing Sails or Embr’s The Biggest Update. Updates weren’t the announcements as several games announced released dates. Two games with a very soon and a somewhat soon release are Click and Collect coming next Thursday and Police Simulator: Patrol Officers later this spring. In addition Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney had an interview with CNN Business that revealed how much planning went into the legal battle planning of Epic Games legal action against Apple.
Other stories posted this past week on Nano Gaming News include the release Affordable Cat’s investigative horror title Martha. Shotgun with Glitters and Feardemic released the next demon blasting adventure for Padre Alexander in One Shell Straight to Hell. 302 Interactive and 2:30 AM Studios also released a remaster of 2018’s The Commission with even more content under the title The Commission 1920. Redhill Games is hosting a beta weekend event for their team-based 3v3v3 fps Nine to Five and those who looking to chill to some lofi beats can do so with Blinkclick Games’ compilation soundtrack for Fishkeeper.
Click and Collect Launches This Thursday
Indie game developer Peacock Pie Productions is getting ready to release their casual customer service management game Click and Collect. Starting this coming Thursday, gamers will be able to play the game on PC and Android mobile devices.
Hired as a customer service assistant, players will need to serve customers as they enter the store. They will need to also hand off boxed items from a conveyor belt before they fall off and break, stuff toys from shelving and handle jewelry from the display counter. Only those who are alert and fast on their feet can handle all customer orders while also dealing with various store hazards and challenges.
Each level offers players a chance at three stars. There are sixteen standard levels and four endless levels to unlock that put anyone’s skills to the test.
Click and Collect is set to release on Thursday, February 18, 2021 on Android via Google Play and PC via Itch.io. For more information follow the game’s developer on Twitter @PeacockPieProd.
Police Simulator: Patrol Officers Coming in Spring 2021
Developer Aesir Interactive and publisher astragon Entertainment are preparing for the spring 2021 launch of Police Simulator: Patrol Officers. The game will launch into early access which will place the player in the role of a police officer in the United States that will patrol the first district and five neighborhoods of a bustling city.
Developed with a grant from the German FilmFernsehFonds Bayern funding support, the game will first launch with single player support. Cooperative multiplayer will be added later in the development process.
The game is being developed on Unreal Engine 4 and will feature monthly updates during the early access phase. Player feedback will be incorporated in the game’s design to create a realistic picture of a patrol officer’s job in the fictional American city of Brighton.
Police Simulator: Patrol Officers is coming this Spring to PC through Steam early access for $24.99 USD. Players can add the game to their wishlist now on Steam. For more information about Police Simulator: Patrol Officers visit the game’s website at patrol-officers.com.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Talks Legal Preparation Details
Another week has came and gone and with it comes more to the Epic Games and Apple legal story. This past Wednesday, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney had an interview with CNN Business where he talked about his company’s preparations for their lawsuit against Apple.
Internally called “Project Liberty” the project consists of Epic’s lawsuit work to open up Apple’s platforms for smaller developers. While the focus of the suit is on the 30% commission policy from the App Store, Sweeney went on to say “that open platforms are the key to free markets and the future of computing.”
Currently Epic Games is taking legal action in the United States and Australia over their app store war with Apple in addition to a complaint filed in the UK. Later in 2021 as disclosed from an October 2020 court filling the Epic Games versus Apple case in the United States will be heading to a bench trial on May 3rd. A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 21, 2021.
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