Archive for: April 2012

Neverdaunt:8Bit

Neverdaunt is a dream like world of floating Islands and falling stars where nearly anything can happen. 8Bit refers to the era of computers with eight bit processors. N8* parodies the graphics style these computers were capable of and 8Bit also refers to N8* being a kind of Neverdaunt lite.

N8* is an online massively multiplayer virtual sandbox, A place to play, make friends, be creative and competitive.

N8* is in Beta, this means we are testing to see what works and what does not. It also means that there will be a lot more stuff added to the game as we go along. If you find a bug, please post it on the Forums.

You start out with a sword, hit someone with it enough and they die or let people know your friendly by disarming it and wearing it on your back. You can find more weapons through out the world, like Broken Zanbato’s in the Doom Caverns or Epic Items that drop when a player dies.

You can get PowerUps from Arcade Cabinets by dropping Tokens into them. PowerUps Include things like MegaJump and Zoom. There are a bunch more planned too. You can only hold one PowerUp at a time, so choose wisely.

Neverdaunt is visited from time to time by Actor Player Characters that make the game more fun in different ways. Be on the look out for ThePumpkinKing, you might be able to win his Skull Scythe. Be sure to be nice to Grandmother, or she wont give you any cookies.

The world of N8 is split up into Cells and each Cell has a Shrine. If you, or one of your friends own the shrine, you can use it to Save, Set your colors, and And Control the Cell mode. If you Take over a Shrine, you’ll own the Cell and you can make Tokens and Build all kinds of things.

Once you own a Cell, it goes into ‘Build’ mode. As long as its in this mode, you and your friends can build whatever you like. You can make castles to protect your shrine, huge towers, or just make some weird sculpture. While its in this mode it cant be taken by other players. Eventually the Cell will switch to ‘Static’ mode and you’ll have to defend your Shrine.

You can place Monsters in your cell if you level up your Cell, and they will help protect it. All kinds of monsters can be found in the different special areas too. Like Zombie Santa’s in the Ice Zone or Duck Dragons in the Doom Caverns.
You can use Tronics to do amazing things. Wire up trap doors, invent a game, lock things with passwords… Its an in game visual programming language, and it takes some skill to learn, but is very rewarding when you figure it out.

You can buy new hats, weapons and blocks in the arcade, using tickets you get from the store! However none of the things you buy with tickets give you any kind of advantage in game play, they just look really cool.

The console lets you do all sorts of things, like find information about the world, and set up your list of friends. Type GUIDE into the Console to figure out how to play the game.

You can talk to other players around the world via your Radio, there are thousands of channels to use, and it even works with Tronics! If you need help, ask on channel 0.

FUTURE

Right now you’re just getting the very basics of N8. But soon there will be all sorts of cool things. Soon there will be Guns to shoot, More PowerUps to get, Achievements to unlock and Ships to sail through the sky!

Soul Captor

Soul Captor is an online game utilizing eastern ghosts and monsters against a backdrop of fantastic scenes and characters. Playing as Oracle, who is the guardian of this world, players will embark on unimaginable adventures accompanied by an adorable and exclusive Spirit.

The Spirit in Soul Captor has various appearances. Fighting monsters, protecting its master and collecting souls are some of its unique skills. The Spirit also has a special skill to raise its master’s abilities by collecting in the Soul Handbook.

Chaotic battles between players, amusing little monsters, fearful demons and adventurous stories full of all sorts of strange episodes set in the eastern world are about to start. Now, let the journey begin.

Beta schedule TBA.

Neverwinter

Explore and defend one of the most beloved cities from Dungeons & Dragons as it rises from the ashes of destruction. This immersive Free-to-play MMO will take you from the besieged walls of the city to subterranean passageways in search of forgotten secrets and lost treasure.

Challenging, Complex, Classic

Epic stories, strategic gameplay and classic roleplaying await those heroes courageous enough to enter the fantastic world of Neverwinter.

Build Your Fantasy

Easy-to-grasp adventure creation tools empower players. Bring compelling quests to life and build challenging levels! Share creations with the entire world in-game. Become a part of the existing Dungeons & Dragons universe… Then build a new one.

Play With Friends or Go It Alone

Encounter dangerous foes and perilous environments. Work strategically with others to overcome nightmares, demons, monsters and beasts of legend. Or, lead AI-directed henchmen as you save Neverwinter from the brink of destruction.

New D&D, Beloved D&D

Neverwinter is a true Dungeons & Dragons experience, brought to life with the dynamic Cryptic game engine.

Guns of Icarus Online

Guns of Icarus Online is a multiplayer airship combat game where you will attempt to survive and thrive in the post apocalyptic wasteland, moving from town to town, trading and collecting resources, outfitting your ship, and battling deadly pirates.

Every ship can have multiple human or NPC crew members. With a flexible skill and leveling system, every crewman brings something unique to the ship, and no one sits idle during a firefight. With many airships to outfit, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, it will take a competent captain to make the most out of each trip. Dangers will be lurking everywhere, and they won’t just be pirate ambushes. Expect to find opposing players out hunting for your cargo as well.

What are dynamic towns?

Each town in Guns of Icarus competes and trades with its neighbors to survive in the wasteland.  Your reputation will rise and fall with your actions in each town, opening and closing new options elsewhere for profit. Don’t like how the towns run things? Soar into the unknown and find new resources to establish a town of your own. Join other players to make your town prosper while defending it from raiders who want to plunder your riches. Your actions will quite literally shape the face of the world.

This sounds a lot like an MMO …

Guns of Icarus Online has a great deal of MMO features and technology supporting it. We will have a large, persistant, multiplayer world for players to interact with. However, our focus at launch will be on making PvP and Cooperative multiplayer gameplay great – as these are the core experiences of Guns of Icarus. Rest assured, we intend to continually update content and features as our world expands.