Cartoon Network Studios has released their newest RPG title onto Google Play this morning called Surely You Quest. The game is set in the universe of one of their recent animated series called Mighty Magiswords, and has you controlling protagonists Prohyas and Vambre, in their often-hilarious attempts to complete quests and defeat enemies using their infamous “Magiswords”.
A couple of months ago Twitch bought Curse, which started off as a communication suite for gamers to use while in game but has since expanded greatly in what that platform provides. Since then the team at Twitch has been working on integrating Curse’s suite of communication tools into its platform, and now it looks like video calling has finally arrived for Twitch. To start, it is now available for desktop users, but mobile support is in the works.
Up until now Twitch has been strictly a streaming service and platform, not allowing pre-recorded content of any kind to be uploaded to a user’s channel. You could, however, have records of previous live streams and VODs available for your fans to check out if they missed a stream or anything like that. Now Twitch has set its sights on YouTube but allowing pre-recorded content to be uploaded to a streamer’s channel.
People will live stream some pretty crazy challenges on platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mobcrush, and so on. I’ve personally seen all types of records broken for speed runs in a number of games, as well as people passing out mid-stream trying to break a world records for this or that. It’s pretty entertaining to say the least. Well a streamer by the name of BoarGeneral completed a pretty insane challenge, all of which happened to be streamed live.
NASA isn’t a name typically associate with game development, but in an effort to draw attention to their rover-oriented efforts on Mars, a new game has been released that’s called Mars Rover. In this game, players will assume control of a rover on Mars that is in search of water.
In the world of mobile game streaming and viewing there are a few major players. One of those is YouTube Gaming, which allows users to not just watch live game streams but also stream their own gameplay right from their Android device. Twitch also has their application, but is mainly for just watching streams, unless you have a Shield device. Mobcrush is another company in the streaming scene who has been out for a bit now but mainly in an open beta sort of status.
Recently Twitch released a new Friends feature for the browser version of its video game streaming platform, tacking on an Invite-Only Beta status to it as well. Like all the features the browser version has, they start there but end up on the mobile application as well, and this is true with the new Friends feature.
As a kid, I remember enjoying a few different types, be they the Tiget handhelds, my brother’s Game Gear, or Nintendo’s Gameboy, all of which (plus more later) enabled gaming “on the go. Hyperkin is a company that has been working on an emulator that runs Gameboy games, and is dubbed the Smartboy. “Big Deal!”, I might hear you say. Well, it might interest you, dear skeptic, to know that this emulator is different from just downloading and running ROMs in two ways.
As eSports continue to rise in popularity, it should come to the surprise of no one that a site focusing on the topic, namely PvPlive.net, would now be releasing an Android app. In their new app, they cover things such as scores (including live scores that are up to the second), highlights, analysis, and so on.
Usually we see board games getting a digital version released onto mobile devices (and other platforms). However, on the flip side of things, 11-bit studio’s This War Of Mine game will be getting a physical board game version made. What’s even more interesting is the fact that 11-bit Studio promises that it’ll be just as intense as the video game. While news of the board game being made has been known for a little bit now, just to make everything official, the Kickstarter campaign for it has launched this morning.