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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.

The Lithuanian Game Industry Needs Our Help

Just hours after Kotaku has launched its feature piece called "How Lithuania built its game industry from scratch" well known industry person, great blogger and creator of steam spy, Sergey Galyonkin‏, tweeted that there is no games * industry * in that country, afterwards explaining, that lack of big game development companies is hurting the country.

Scorn: Debut Gameplay Video

Today brings a double whammy of SCORN news, with the first ever uncut gameplay trailer giving a real taste of what lies in store, plus the Kickstarter campaign now live and exclusive supporter demo coming September 22nd. The Kickstarter is being launched to give the team the resources they need to fully realize their nightmare-inducing vision for SCORN, with the first part of the game, entitled DASEIN, to be released in 2018.

Scrap Mechanic Creator Axolot Games to publish Raft

Axolot Games, creator of the popular Scrap Mechanic, today announced the next step in the company’s development with a deal to publish seafaring sensation Raft and investment in its developer Redbeet Interactive.

Intrepid Studios Announces Ashes of Creation First Test Phase

Intrepid Studios announced that the first testing phase for the most anticipated MMORPG in development is coming December 15th, 2017. Dubbed "Alpha Zero", the only way for hopeful players to gain access is to sign up at the official site and gain entry through the weekly raffles for alpha access.

tinyBuild Announces Pathologic 2

Pathologic 2 is an open world survival horror game set in a town being consumed by a deadly plague. As the only sane medic around, it's your job to save everyone.

Retro-Inspired MMO 'Survived By’ Announced

Independent Canadian publisher and developer, Digital Extremes, and veteran independent developer, Human Head Studios, are proud to unveil the fruit of their new partnership, Survived By™, a new retro-style Free-to-Play MMO in which up to 100 players fight side-by-side in a bullet hell-style battle where permadeath is just the beginning.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Announced

Independent developer Fatshark today announced the sequel to the million selling game Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide.

Pixel Wizards Announces Chessaria: the Tactical Adventure

Pixel Wizards announced Chessaria: the Tactical Adventure, to be released in October. The development studio, founded in 2016 in Paris, France, by Matthieu Baldy and Sevan Kessissian, presented the upcoming Steam release as the first turn-based tactical game based on chess at its core.

War Thunder: New Era Announced

At gamescom 2017, Gaijin Entertainment announced that its vehicular combat MMOG War Thunder will soon add a sixth rank for Ground Forces via the upcoming New Era Update. The new rank will feature armored vehicles from the 1960’s through the 1970’s and introduce new ground combat technologies, such as composite and reactive armor.

Vaporum Set to Release Late September

Vaporum is an FPP, grid-based, single-player, dungeon crawler game, set in an original steampunk world, and inspired by old-school games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye of the Beholder series, and the more recent Legend of Grimrock I and II.

SIGONO Announces OPUS: Rocket of Whispers

Indie developer SIGONO today announced OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, an upcoming title that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, and tells the story of John, the son of a rocket engineer, and Fei, a witch who awoke from twenty years of cryogenic sleep. Together, they must collect what little material they can find to build a rocket, and launch a space burial to return the lost souls of their desolate world to their final resting place.

Dual Universe Pre-Alpha Release Announced

Independent game developer Novaquark announced today it has almost completed the first critical phase of development of its flagship MMO title, Dual Universe, and happy to report that the Pre-Alpha version will be released on September 30th, 2017.

Iceberg Interactive Announces Inmates

Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Davit Andreasyan announced Inmates, a new psychological horror game with puzzle elements for PC. In Inmates, you must discover the truth behind your confinement and discover the dark secrets of the run-down prison you find yourself in.

THQ Nordic Announces BIOMUTANT

Set in an imaginative post-apocalyptic universe, BIOMUTANT is a kung fu fable “filled with fantastic creatures to discover, dangerous factions to navigate, and colorful worlds to explore with mechs, paragliders, balloons, mounts, jet skis and more.”

Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan Land West Q4 2017

Publisher InselGames revealed its cooperation with developer Nuri Works to bring the Sci-Fi Action-MMORPG ‘Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan’ to Western markets in Q4 2017. The newly released teaser trailer shows the first glimpses of gameplay.

The Town of Light: Sales to Benefit Mental Health Awareness

To kick off the start of their year-long campaign to help raise awareness and bring attention to the importance of mental health, 25% of the net receipts from every copy of The Town of Light sold between August 16 and September 6 will help to fund vital services offered by Take This, Inc.  To help maximize the impact of the campaign, multiple digital retailers will offer a 20% discount on the game during the same period.

Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates Release Date Announced

Developed by a team of industry veterans from such influential companies as Crytek, Creative Assembly, Codemasters and Digital Reality, Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates is a top-down isometric RPG that takes place in an alternate industrial New York circa 1911.

Funcom Announces Conan Exiles Frozen North Expansion Details

Funcom summarizes the journey Conan Exiles has made in the first six months of Early Access, detailing all the new content, features, and the significant improvements the team has done to create a bigger and better game.

2017 TEKKEN World Tour Online Tournaments

If you’ve been looking for a way to compete in the TEKKEN World Tour but can’t travel to TEKKEN World Tour offline events, now you can join in. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Twitch, and Level | Up have put together a series of online tournaments covering all three of the TEKKEN World Tour’s Regions.

Fantasy Strike: Free Demo Weekend Announced

A pre-alpha build of Fantasy Strike, the “accessible fighting game for everyone from beginners to fighting game pros,” will be available for free this coming weekend.

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