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Monday, 29 June 2015

Save The Children's Sustainaville Launches CBT

All proceeds from in-game purchases go directly to international children's charity

Melbourne, Australia – Wednesday June 25, 2015 – Save the Children, the world's leading independent organization for children, announced today its charity-driven game for mobile, PC and Mac, Sustainaville, has entered closed beta testing. The new game, developed by Good Games Productions, will donate all proceeds from in-game purchases directly to the international children's charity.  Access the closed beta HERE

Players will engage in various activities as aid workers who perform everything from providing food and healthcare to families in need, to ensuring water supplies and preparing towns for natural disasters. With its unique "donation platform," players can easily donate money directly to Save the Children and, in return, receive in-game currency and rewards.
"The closed beta test is a sneak peek into how the charity-driven model works, and how we have combined it with fun and unique gameplay," said Grantley Day, Founder of Good Games Productions.  "This fun, yet eye-opening experience, will really help players to understand how Save the Children helps children and families around the world."

Save the Children works to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Players will gain a better appreciation for the challenges that aid workers face and, in their own way, work towards a better future for all children.

Sustainaville is currently in closed beta and will launch on PC, Mac, Android and iOS. Visit www.sustainaville.orgfor more information and to register for the closed beta.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Elvenar: Trade or FIght

Trade or Fight – Choose Your Preference in Elvenar
InnoGames displays playstyle choices in latest video

Hamburg, June 9, 2015. Today, InnoGames released additional information on alternative playstyles in its upcoming strategy game Elvenar.  After making the already tough choice between building up a human and or elvish city, players are tasked with choosing their preferred playstyle. In Elvenar, two very distinct ways of exploring the game's large, NPC-filled map are legitimate: To either go the peaceful way and trade - or get ready for battle, and fight one's way through the provinces. A new videoreleased by InnoGames explains the pros and cons for each playstyle.

In the video, Game Designer Timon and Graphic Artist Oliver explain how to approach each way of playing: Aggressive, conflict-oriented players need to stock up on troops fast, preferably by building enough armories and workshops. For a peaceful, trade-focused playstyle, manufactories and population are more important. Also, exchanging goods with other players is crucial to receive all supplies needed for the NPCs. A second video published by InnoGames displays how to use the Trader.

Elvenar is a city-building strategy-MMO from InnoGames, set in an exotic fantasy world. Tasked with creating a flourishing city, players can choose between Elves or Humans as a starting race. The game's focus lies on building and upgrading a city, but players also trade or explore the world map. The choice between Elves and Humans influences the way the players' cities and inhabitants look and which technologies and units are at their disposal. The Elves live and breathe magic and exist in close harmony with nature, whereas Humans are ambitious and determined engineers.

Between managing resources, levelling up buildings and unlocking new perks, players should also pay attention to the multiplayer map. There they can interact with neighbors, scout new provinces and unlock various powerful relics by fighting NPCs or trading. Fights take place on various battlegrounds. The strategic battles are 3D-animated, with up to 20 different monsters and unit types, which make each encounter unique and tactically deep. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Introducing #modlove2015

After recent modding sagas, the community has united for mod appreciation week

Melbourne - May 18, 2015 - Mods are such an important part of PC Gaming, but until the community found its voice a few weeks back, we mostly took all the hard work and effort mod teams put in (while asking for nothing in return) for granted. After that saga it was clear to us that while modders ask for nothing, we (the community of players and sites) need to show them our appreciation and not just when it suits our agenda.

In partnership with Curse, Gamebanana, Run Shoot Think Live and other modding communities, we are kicking off Mod Appreciation Week 2015 for the first time. From May 18th to 25th - all players of mods are encouraged to tweet, facebook or blog about their favorite mod and say why they love it so much. Each of these communities has worked with popular game developers on their site (that come from a modding background), and will be giving away games to participants. Mod DB has Killing Floor 2, Mount & Blade Warband, Space Engineers, Insurgency, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Black Mesa, Contagion and Amnesia all on board.

With paid modding in the spotlight, we need to show how important a healthy mod community is, and to encourage game developers to continue working on keeping their platforms open and mod friendly. Read our official launch post for more details and to see this promotion in action look out for the beating heart here.

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