Indie Dev Marko Lybeck Debuts Strategic Space Game Super Star Troopers – Open Beta Started

Making his first appearance in the indie game industry, Marko Lybeck announces his debut title, Super Star Troopers, with an open beta arriving on PC.
A trailer was also recently published by the developer showing off the fast-paced action that you’ll come to expect within the upcoming tactical space game:

Super Star Troopers Details
The unique blend of X-COM meets Laser Squad has plenty of tantalizing features, which include:

Made for both single player and multiplayer action, Super Star Troopers is an upcoming free-to-play turn-based strategy game which has players fighting through a massive battle station.
Players will take on the role of protecting hostages and teammates, wiping invading alien forces and survive against the ever-strengthening rebel forces.
Armed with a powerful Assault Ion Cannon and the shield-regenerating Tactical Power Armor, you’ll rely on wit and strategy to ensure you keep the invading forces at bay.
One false move can turn the tables having your team become weaker and weaker, while the enemies grow stronger in numbers. Devise new strategies and upgrade your equipment to help take on the increasing enemy forces.

While the open beta for Super Star Troopers has only just been announced, expect more news, including a release date, for the debut space game coming to PC.
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Test Your Luck In The Upcoming Card Battle Roguelite Endless Road

Shanghai Developers, Octopus Pig, announced the release of their unique turn-based card battle game mixed with a subtle blend of roguelite adventure, Endless Road.
Check out the stylish visuals and interesting combination of gameplay mechanics below:

Endless Road is as much about luck as it is mental stamina with a slow approach to card battles randomly generated with every step your adventurer takes.
What Else?
Curious to know more? There’s plenty of key features in Endless Road detailed below:

Choose between four characters each with their own class which comes with special skills and equipment to help fight your way down the endless road.
Players travel through the adventure one step at a time with each step a possibility of triggering a random enemy encounter, in turn leading to a tactical turn-based card battle.
Special spells and blessings can be used on cards to help boost your offensive and defensive manoeuvres to match up against enemy strengths and weaknesses.
Throughout the journey, players must help maintain various character traits of survival, such as mental state, stamina and hunger.

Endless Road is now available on Steam for PC players, receiving fresh updates since the game left its Early Access period.
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New MMORPG Ember Sword Looks To Redefine The Genre

Own your share of land and help create an engaging online world where the players choose how it evolves in Ember Sword.
So Couch Studios wants to make their upcoming MMO an experience where the players aren’t pushed towards the money-grubbing industry standards of loot boxes and pay-to-win practices. Instead, they’re set on creating a world for the players to interact, purchase, control and build upon without the use of tacky microtransactions.
Along with the announcement, So Couch Studios released a short teaser trailer which can be viewed below:

Ember Sword is an online world where players may purchase – through a player-driven economy – a plat of land and inhabit it as they please, as well as engage in thrilling PvP, PvE or explore the open world.
“Most free-to-play MMORPGs monetize through pay-to-win mechanics and non-transferable cosmetics in an attempt to increase revenue by locking down the cash shop economy. With Ember Sword, we’re putting players in charge of evolving the world and its economy instead…” – Mark Phillipe Laursen, So Couch Studios founder
A Real-Life Economy In Ember Sword
We’ve received a few pieces of info about the forthcoming “genre-defining” MMORPG with the recent announcement, so here’s everything we know, so far:

Ember Sword utilizes its own player-driven economy through optional monthly subscription and marketplace fees.
With a real economy run by the Etherum Blockchain, players will own actual pieces of land and have the will to place various enemies, NPCs and resources invested in the world.
Fight in the face of danger in the open-world or hide in the shade as an undisturbed forager, the decision is yours.
The game will be available on PC both as a browser title and on various desktop clients. There are plans to release Ember Sword on mobile devices in the future, as well.
Rare cosmetic items will be rewarded to players who discover them by completing activities, as opposed to the dreaded loot box.

Ember Sword will release as a completely free-to-play MMORPG where players earn PIXEL tokens to sell and trade at their disposal.
As of now, there’s no official release date for Ember Sword, which is being developed for cross-platform play on PC, and a planned mobile release.
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Embark On A Thrilling Journey As An AI In Space In ‘Observation’ – Coming Spring 2019

From the minds behind indie game Stories Untold, developers No Code have been working with Devolver Digital on their upcoming space adventure narrative, Observation.
Stocked full with a team of game developing veterans, members coming from the likes of Rockstar North, Rocksteady, IO Interactive, CCP and Creative Assembly are working on releasing their sci-fi fantasy game next year on the PS4 and PC.
Check out the short announcement trailer from Devolver Digital below:

Players will take on the role of an artificial intelligence watching through the lens of the camera to experience what happened to the missing astronaut, Dr Emma Fisher.
“Observation is just going to give a taste of what it will be like to converge their minds with that of a CPU before it all happens suddenly for real.” – Fork Parker, Devolver Digital CFO
Lost In Space
Here’s everything we’ve learned about the recently announced space thriller:

Experience distant space through the eyes (or lens) of a space station’s AI program, S.A.M.
The AI players will also have the ability to navigate the station’s control system and various tools to assist the doctor and her mysteriously missing crew.
With an all-star team behind Observation, players will experience a gripping narrative and impressively polished visuals throughout the space adventure.

For now, that’s about all we have on the upcoming space title from No Code and Devolver Digital. Observation is set to release on the PS4 and PC in Spring 2019.
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Descent Developers Gearing Up For Private Beta Test

The upcoming prequel reboot of the classic Descent series is heading towards its testing phase, and the developers are looking at Kickstarter backers as the testers.
After utter silence over the past year, Descent developers, Descendent Studios, have finally given hope to fans awaiting the return of the iconic FPS space title.
Check out the riveting new gameplay trailer for the game below:

The Descent Of Descent
After teaming up with publishing veterans, Little Orbit, the additional funds allowed the developers to expand the single-player campaign into a massive space adventure that will have long-time fans and newcomers at the edge of their seat.
The rebooted series will have players navigating their ships through tight caverns littered with unique puzzles both through a deep single-player campaign or in online multiplayer.
Those who purchased last year’s Descent: Underground through the Kickstarter campaign will be able to join in on the beta testing for the upcoming 2019 release.
“We began this journey in open development with gamers, and we want to launch that way too.” – Eric Peterson, CEO of Descendent Studios
If you never got around to ordering your Kickstarter copy, players still have the option to pre-order the game here.
Pre-order bonuses include:

Exclusive access to the beta testing on PC which starts in November. The beta will also include unique challenges which allow players to unlock various cosmetic rewards.
Free, additional single-player missions included in a future DLC pack coming in 2019.
A Sleek custom “Viola” Generation III ship equipped with its own customized paint job.

Descent is scheduled to release on the PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch sometime in early 2019.
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Retro Inspired Action RPG, Immortal Darkness: Curse Of The Pale King, Lands On Steam Soon

Old-school adventure enthusiasts and newcomers looking for a dark fantasy RPG should prepare themselves for the impending release of Giant Space Monster’s debut release, Immortal Darkness: Curse of the Pale King.
With the announcement of the upcoming launch date, check out the official announcement trailer showing off the polished visuals below:

Immortal Darkness Is An Ode To The Classics
Immortal Darkness comes off exactly as any die-hard Zelda/dark fantasy fan could hope for, combining eerie dungeon crawling with a rich narrative experience.
“In many ways it is a love letter to all the great RPGs we’ve played over the last few decades, whether on a game system or a tabletop.” – Damon DuBois, Lead Designer
Though simple in design, Immortal Darkness is loaded with intoxicating features for players looking for a vintage style adventure, such as:

With up to 15 different dungeon levels players will explore a dark world crammed with cunning traps and puzzles that will continuously push your mental stamina throughout the course of the game.
With real-time combat, you’ll spend much of your time fighting off vile monsters and other enemies with an ample amount of spells and tactical action gameplay.
Industry veterans are littered throughout the production of Immortal Darkness from the acclaimed writer from the Elder Scrolls series to fantasy visual artist Yigit Koroglu.
It appears from the trailer that players will have the unique ability to absorb health points from corpses which could provide a tactical advantage in combat.

Immortal Darkness: Curse of the Pale King is gearing up for release on October 17th, 2018 on Steam.
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Bring The Pain In The Roguelite Adventure, Sparklight, Out Next Year For PC/Consoles

Indie developers, Red Blue Games, are branching away from the mobile games market and introducing their debut PC/console release – the roguelite brawler, Sparklite.
Check out the retro-inspired adventure game in the new gameplay trailer below:

Saving The World Of Sparklite
Here’s everything we know about the recently announced adventure title:

You play as the intelligent engineer, Ada, and embark on an adventure thrown into a dangerous world filled with vile gremlins out for your head.
Sparklite plays like an old-school, Zelda-inspired adventure game with a dash of roguelite elements, such as procedurally generated content.
These random encounters are caused by land shaking earthquakes that sporadically alter the landscape of each level in the middle of your adventure.
Quests, minigames and a slew of new challenges present itself with every violent earthquake, making for a surprising adventure with new obstacles around every corner.
Ada uses her uncanny engineering skills to invent new guns and gadgets to use at her disposal. Aside from wiping out the many enemies, players will also use her skills and inventions to solve puzzles which challenge the player throughout the adventure.

With only the announcement, a few small details and a short, slick trailer, we can expect to hear more about Sparklite within the next year.
Sparklite is set to release in the Fall of 2019 for the PC, Xbox One, PS4 and the Switch.
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