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Straight from the Devs

Straight from the Devs

AAA or indie, big or small, OPNoobs is looking for quality games made by talented people. It’s not about marketing budget or Twitch numbers, we bring you updates straight from the developers of the games you’re playing. We provide an unfiltered voice from inside the gaming industry. Anything published in OPN’s Straight From The Devs series is just that, and we hope our readers feel that this narrows the gap between them and the industry they follow so closely.

Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan gears up for Early Access with Beta Weekend

Starting today, publisher Insel Games hosts its final test weekend for their upcoming sci-fi action MMORPG Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan, adding new US servers as well as the “Squad League” PvP arena where players will be able to test their strength in 5 v 5 matches. Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan is scheduled to launch on Steam via Early Access later this year.

Arma 3 Tac-Ops DLC Mission Pack Releases November 30

Available worldwide later this month on November 30, the Arma 3 Tac-Ops DLC Singleplayer Mission Pack challenges players to take part in three distinct military operations.

Gravel: Devs Announce Four Disciplines To Be The Number One

Gravel, Milestone’s latest IP, is back with a new Dev Diary focused on the career mode developed around the Off-Road Masters, the annual TV show where the best riders in the world compete in races all over the planet, organized by the Gravel Channel, the extreme sports TV channel completely dedicated to off-roading.

Goblins of Elderstone Early Access to Release Q1 2018

Lost Goblin announced that Goblins of Elderstone will premiere on Q1 2018 on Steam Early Access. Lost Goblin is a very small, but fierce indie studio based in New Zealand. Founded in 2014 with the dream of making small, high-quality, independent games. Gustav Seymore is the creative chief and founder of Lost Goblin.  

The Gardens Between Gets New Trailer

The Gardens Between, the adventure puzzle game by The Voxel Agents, is coming to PC in Q3 2018, and a new trailer has just been revealed.

The Colonists Early Access Release Date Announced

Codebyfire unveils the debut trailer for The Colonists, its delectable planetary settlement game. The Colonists is a settlement building game inspired by classic titles like The Settlers and the Anno series.

Tate Multimedia Announces Steel Rats

Prolific Polish publisher and developer Tate Multimedia are strapping on their spiked shoulder pads and fire-spewing wheel saws as they today announce that the all-out motorbike action title Steel Rats is coming in 2018.

Banner Saga 3 Art Reveal

Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil a leading independent video game publisher, today unveiled the first key artwork for Banner Saga 3, the third and final chapter in the epic Viking RPG trilogy.

Taleworlds Explains New Feature Of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Every Thursday, TaleWorlds publish a new post tackling things such as why there is no release date for Bannerlod yet, how modding will be or introducing different members of the team and their work. TaleWorlds, developers of the Mount & Blade series, published today a new entry in its Steam dev blog explaining Influence, a new feature of the single-player campaign of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord.

Excalibur Games Welcomes Mashinky to Simulation and Management

Former Mafia II, Mafia III and DayZ developer Jan Zelený partners with Excalibur to digitally distribute transport strategy game Mashinky. Developer Jan Zelený, who has previously worked as a programmer on Mafia II, Mafia III and DayZ, has teamed up with Excalibur Games to sell Mashinky.

tinyBuild sponsors cash prizes for indie devs

tinyBuild today announced their sponsoring in hard cash prizes of indie games at a game development event in Minsk, Belarus. The event is called DevGAMM and has the region's biggest game awards show.

The Descenders: Test Sessions Announced

Publishing label No More Robots and developer RageSquid today revealed the Descenders: Test Sessions, allowing players to check out upcoming mountain biking game Descenders for themselves for the first time before the full public release.

The Chronicles of Nyanya Release Date Announced

Polish publisher Fat Dog Games has announced that "The Chronicles of Nyanya", a new cat-filled RPG game will be available on Steam, November 18th. Players tried out "The Chronicles of Nyanya" during Pixel Heaven in Poland, Gamescom in Germany, ChinaJoy in Shanghai and PAX Seattle.

MISSING: The Complete Saga Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

NASSCOM Gaming Forum today announced that Leena Kejriwal of studio, The MISSING Public Art and Awareness Campaign has secured $50,795 through a 30-day Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for her new project, MISSING: The Complete Saga. The game is an expanded version of Missing: Game For A Cause, which won the Indie Game Of The Year title at the NASSCOM Gaming Forum Awards 2016. 

Bannermen Kickstarter Now Live

Indie developer Pathos Interactive today announced that its Kickstarter to crowdfund development for innovative RTS (Real-Time Strategy) title, Bannermen, for PC, is now live with the initial funding goal of 400,000 SEK (about €45K). Featuring dynamic environments, a single player campaign and several multiplayer modes, Bannermen offers a fresh take on the RTS genre with features never before seen in a real-time strategy game. The main tasks consist of base building, resource management and battling enemy armies with maps and missions that vary both in length and shape. Players will be able to interact with the environments to create interesting combat sequences and greater strategic dept.

4X Strategy Oriental Empires Leaves Early Access

Publisher Iceberg Interactive announces the full release of their turn-based grand strategy title Oriental Empires. The game launched, having spent a year in Steam’s Early Access program.

Tannenberg Set to Release November 16

Tannenberg, the second entry in the realistic 1914-1918 WW1 Game Series by the creators of Verdun, will be releasing November 16 on Steam Early Access.

México Announces The DEVHR International Game Forum

The 7th DEVHR International Game Forum comes to the Digital Culture Centre at Mexico City to become once more a meeting point between government agencies, academia, industry members and independent developers who work around gaming and interactive entertainment.

Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates New Story Trailer

Coin Operated Games released a new story trailer for its upcoming Neo-Victorian RPG Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates. The game will be coming to PC via Steam on October 4 and is developed by a team of industry veterans from such influential companies as Crytek, Creative Assembly, Codemasters and Digital Reality. 

Malaysia Blocks Steam to Stop FIGHT OF GODS

Some of you may be aware that Fight of Gods released on Steam Early Access this week and has been seeing a bit of controversy because it features religious figures engaging in battle. 

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