Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for August 21, 2021 where we take a look at gaming stories and events that we missed out on our coverage over the past week of gaming news.
This past week was a week filled with a wide range of gaming announcements and releases. Hell Architect from Leonardo Interactive and developer Woodland Games figured out how to sim hell and roast some sinners. Speaking of releases, Skydome has officially entered early access bringing its first champion rotation and season battlepass.
Assemble Entertainment and developer RobotPumpkin Games announced that the sci-fi adventure Plan B from Outer Space: A Bavarian Odyssey is coming this fall. Another game that is heading for a fall or rather Q3 early access release is music festival tycoon builder Festival Tycoon from Driehaus and Future Friends Games.
Even console gamers were treat with various big happenings. The investigative FMV game Jessika from Assemble Entertainment and developer TriTrie Games launched on Nintendo Switch. Xbox players can also get excited for the relaxing upcoming release of Noio’s Cloud Gardens when the game also exits early access on PC.
Skydome Enters Early Access Arena
Publisher gamigo and developer Kinship Entertainment entered the early access arena on Steam for its competitive 4v4 MOBA hybrid title, Skydome. The first Battlepass for this season and the start of a free rotation of playable champions from Skydome’s diverse roster is available at the early access start.
Matches in the game blend both the MOBA and tower defense genres to create fast-paced 3D isometric action. Every match moment can bring thrilling challenges and new surprises. Picking their playstyle, players can develop their own strategies on teams of four. Some may choose to run straight into battle head on and use special intervention skills that sabotage opponents. Others may choose to be more strategic with cunning plans. Becoming the ultimate champion of the battle arena will require mastery of deathmazes, magic portals, and time manipulation.
Skydome is now available in early access on Windows PC through Glyph and Steam for free. Various add-on DLC is available with prices ranging from $9.99 USD to $39.99 USD. For more information about Skydome follow @SkydomeOfficial on Twitter or visit the game’s website at playskydome.com.
Cloud Gardens Announces Xbox Release Date
Indie developer Noio has set a September 1, 2021 release date on Xbox for Cloud Gardens, the same day the PC version exits early access.. The PC early access version launched in September 2020 that has included several updates since release.
Since the game’s release on Steam, Cloud Gardens has been an “Overwhelmingly Positive” hit on Steam with 96% of the 900 plus reviews being positive. At the game’s core the end of the world has arrived, however that doesn’t stop plants from growing. Each environment is both a surreal and atmospheric setting of urban decay with various elements for players to use in creating a masterpiece garden design.
Cloud Gardens is currently available on PC and Mac in early access on Steam for $14.99 USD. The Cloud Gardens Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One is set for September 1, 2021. More information about Cloud Gardens can be found by visiting the game’s Steam page.
Festival Tycoon Coming to Early Access in Q3 2021
One person indie studio Driehaus, run by Johannes Gäbler, along with Future Friends Games have announced that their music festival sim Festival Tycoon is heading to early access in Q3 2021. The game challenges players to build and host the wildest music festival ever as they grow their musical empire.
Featuring all the necessary elements of building a music festival, players are put in charge of booking bands, setting up stages, organizing the line-up, designing the tent layouts, and figuring out the right spot for the portable toilets. The satisfaction of attendees is just as important as the sponsors. From the humble beginnings of a simple open field music festival to creating a Coachella-sized event Festival Tycoon aims to create a colorful voxel-filled festival of fun. Getting the right talent and reacting to events will lead to a most excellent music festival that will grow into a musical force.
Festival Tycoon has a yet to be determined Q3 2021 release date for its Steam PC early access release. For more information visit the game’s website at festivaltycoon.com.
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