Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for March 13, 2021 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
This past week was another week of game launches including a very adult themed Lovecraftian title from Movie Games Lunarium and PlayWay called Lust from Beyond. Stories that NGN missed during the past week include Solasta: Crown of the Magister’s developer, Tactical Adventures, teased details of their upcoming Spring Update. Indie studio T19 Games and 1C Entertainment announced to the world Dread Templar, a retro inspired fast-paced FPS that is aiming for early access this fall. Lastly Epic Games has taken legal action against Google, in similar fashion to Apple, in Australia.
Other stories posted this past week on Nano Gaming News include the release of the super point and click hidden object title Out of Sight. Render Cube and Toplitz Productions released Update #3 to Medieval Dynasty that adds bees, booze, and trees. The Stronghold: Warlords game from Firefly Studios adds East Asia to the Stronghold series with several historical missions. Indie developer Blake Johnson and Pixel Ghost Studios released their virtual 3D multiplayer tabletop worldbuilder Realm Engine that allows users to create amazing scenes for their worlds.
Solasta: Crown of the Magister Spring Update Details
Indie developer Tactical Adventures announced details for the Spring Update coming to their tactical RPG Solasta: Crown of the Magister. One of the more asked for features, the Dungeon Maker, is coming in the update.
In the Spring Update players can expect to find a new set of feats besides adjustments to existing ones. The new set of Martial feats was designed to give martial classes more options to use their bonus action and reaction while differentiating weapons and their playstyle.
Other changes include the level increasing to 8 and the developers are making an effort to hunt down early game difficulty curves. The goal is to keep things challenging, but not frustrating for players. Those who have taken on the Soraks will see several changes including further fleshing out of the Sorak archetypes. One casualty of the Spring Update will be save files as all existing ones will become incompatible with the new update.
The Spring Update is planned to come out in the coming weeks. For a more complete list of changes players can expect to see in this update visit the Steam link here.
Solasta: Crown of the Magister is available in early access on Steam for $34.99 USD. More information about Solasta: Crown of the Magister can be found on the game’s website at solasta-game.com or the Solasta: Crown of the Magister Discord.
Dread Templar Announced for Fall Early Access
Indie developer T19 Games and publisher 1C Entertainment has announced that they are bringing a fast-paced FPS titled Dread Templar to early access this fall. The retro style FPS takes heavy inspiration from classic shooters of the 90s like Doom, Quake, and Hexen.
The game combines elements from current era and classic to create a fast-paced gameplay with dashing, headshots, and bullet time. Players take on the role of a Dread Templar that is seeking revenge deep within the evil realm. There are various levels to explore and puzzles to solve that will grant access to hidden weapons and upgrades. From hordes of demons to bloodthirsty fiends players will have plenty of opportunities to test their arsenal of katanas, firearms, and infernal weapons. In the end, the player will become the scariest thing in Hell as they gain Dread Powers which can be customized to one’s playstyle.
Dread Templar will be available on Steam when the game launches in early access. A full release is planned for 2022.
Epic Games Goes After Google in Australia in Similar Fashion to Their Apple Complaint
Previously Epic Games had filed a lawsuit against Apple in Australia over anticompetitive behavior. Now it is Google’s turn as Epic Games has filed a similar suit against the company over their Google Play policies.
In the Federal Court of Australia, Epic Games is alleging that Google’s anti-competitive conduct breaches the Australian Consumer Law in addition to various sections of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The complaint also includes the claim that Google abuses its control of the Android operation system and restricts competition in payment processing and app distribution through the Google Play Store. On March 24 the first Google case management hearing is scheduled to take place.
In addition Epic Games is currently taking legal action in the United States against Apple plus the filing of a complaint 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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