Archive for January, 2013

Looking through the eyes of Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear’s Project Manager

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

With the excitement and anticipated release of the next installment to the Heavy Fire series, Shattered Spear, I decided to sit down and have a quick chat with Mariusz, the Project Manager from Teyon about his team’s work in producing the latest Heavy Fire game. And here is what he had to say…

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What is the basic story-line behind the game?

The storyline in this version is completely different to the previous Heavy Fire titles. So far, every Heavy Fire release has had its own unique adventure and this release is no different. The only consistency between each version of the game is the main character, Will, who this time takes part in missions in Afghanistan and Iran where he, along with his team, try to prevent a nuclear disaster.

Are there any new additions to the mechanics of the game?

Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear is based on similar mechanics to the previous titles. However, there have been a number of minor and major improvements as well as the creation of several new solutions aimed at attracting players who enjoy this genre. The player has at their disposal many more weapons and military equipment to use and apply, then in Heavy Fire: Afghanistan. Each weapon provides its own unique style of play. There is also the option of using guns within vehicles such as tanks, helicopters and gunship (AC-130).

Pic 2 edit2 224x300 Looking through the eyes of Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear’s Project ManagerOur aim wasn’t to create an entire revolution, but to concentrate on certain elements that we hope appeal to our audience. We changed our approach to the story-line by creating one consistent story-line from beginning to end instead of just a series of missions to complete. The graphics engine and sound have also been improved as well as the expanded selection of weaponry and vehicles to use throughout the game. We also increased the use and interaction of elements within the environment, to help players in the elimination of the enemy and lastly developed more diverse sceneries of the locations where the battles with the enemies take place.

As the project manager for this version of Heavy Fire, which part of its development did you enjoy the most?

Hmm, it’s hard to say. For us, making games always brings us pleasure. Every element we create, we not only do it for ourselves but also the players that will play the games we develop. We always approach our work not only in a way to get the job done, but also for the team to enjoy the whole process and have fun developing these games.

Where do you see the series of Heavy Fire heading? Will there be more additions to the franchise in the next couple of years?Pic 3 edit2 300x181 Looking through the eyes of Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear’s Project Manager

The possibilities are endless. Definitely there is a chance for the game to be released on other gaming platforms. We aren’t excluding spin-offs. The next big steps will be aiming for next generation consoles and I hope that we will also be able to release new and better games to add to the Heavy Fire series.

Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear is available from Tuesday, 29th of January on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on PC in the US! Check out www.heavyfire.com for all your Heavy Fire needs, including screenshots and the trailer for Shattered Spear!

Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear landing on the front-lines January 29th!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Mastiff and Teyon are ready for the launch of the latest addition to the Heavy Fire series

This year a new, more exciting Heavy Fire will be landing on US shores, January 29th. Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear, the newest member to the Heavy Fire family sets the scene within the landscape of terror ridden Afghanistan and Iran and the ever rising threat of nuclear weapons. Your mission is to rescue your captured spy and protect your base by taking the fight to the enemy!Screen022 300x168 Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear landing on the front lines January 29th!

The mechanics of the game, still prove to be worthy to the classic style of shooting genres ensuring players get the real old on-rails arcade style experience. Stepping into the shoes of the character Will, players will journey through the harsh landscape of the Middle East with a new multi-directional multi cover system, sniping and night vision, all adding to the overall military front-line experience.

The franchise has expanded its horizons making its first debut on the Xbox 360. It will also be published on PlayStation3 and PC for all gaming enthusiast of each console to enjoy.

So to all our fans and newbies to the Heavy Fire series, prepare yourselves as it’s bigger and better than ever!

Your next military operation is waiting for you!

Check out the official trailer below!

Bringing Dinosaurs back to life with 101 Dino Pets 3D!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Introducing the Nintendo 3DS world to a new breed of pets!Dino logo M p1 Bringing Dinosaurs back to life with 101 Dino Pets 3D!

When I was growing up, the closest thing that came to a virtual pet was the tamagotchi. Ahhh…the sweet memories of the little black and white creature moving around the screen fascinated whole nations of school children back in my time to the extent that many schools banned kids from bringing it into class as it was too distracting! Of course that didn’t stop us from finding ways around the ban!

Today, if you are looking to own your own virtual pet or just  entertaining yourself or your kids with a pet caring game from another time in a new dimension, then you don’t need to look too far, as this might just be the game for you!

pilka1 Bringing Dinosaurs back to life with 101 Dino Pets 3D!101 Dino Pets 3D takes pet caring to a whole new level as you get to own your very own Dinosaur! With many combinations of dinosaurs available you will be able to dress, bathe, feed and play with your little Dino all day long! Mini games and quests will keep you and your little Dino entertained for hours. Entering your Dino into the occasional contest or competition will earn new toys, clothes and furniture keeping both you and your pet happy!

So if you are a big kid looking for something different to pamper and care for, or you just want a light hearted game for your kids to enjoy and learn from, then this may just do the trick!

A great pet simulation game for all to enjoy with the added bonus that you can always pause the game and come back to it later, so no excuses for your kids to be distracted at school! Or, even for those bigger kids at work!

Reviews for the Spell-binding title, Wizard Defenders

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Spells cast with flying colors as Wizard Defenders hits Nintendo DS’s everywhere.PackageArt1 Reviews for the Spell binding title, Wizard Defenders

Towards the end of last year, the collaborated title with Japanese developer, FunUnit, was released to US and European markets. Wizard Defenders brought with it a combination of tower defense and match-3 game play for all Nintendo DS enthusiasts to enjoy.

And we weren’t wrong there…

With our critics and fans all contributing to the latest discussion of how the game fared, we decided to sum up some of their opinions.

The team at Family Friendly Gaming, titled Wizard Defenders as an “interesting mixing of genres that can reach a wide array of gamers” giving a 90% rate for the game play, 74% for their ‘family friendly factor’ and an overall summed up score of 82 points.

Darkain Arts Gamers were also pleased with the game citing Wizard Defenders and its gameplay as ”fresh and enjoyable”  which “looks and sounds great”. The overall score given was 7/10.

On NintendoLife.com, members gave their own account of their experiences playing the game. ‘Nintendojuenger’ hailed the game as “worth the 200 points” while ‘BakaKnight’ also added that for its price it is a game that “can give few hours of fun”.

Overall, Wizard Defenders left a good impression as a challenging and fun game for everyone!

Take a look at the Wizard Defender’s trailer below for a quick recap.