Author: Ronald Mina

AFKer Patches – 6/22/2017 – Chaos Chronicle et al.

AFKer Patches keeps track of new updates being made available, be they patches, DLC, or anything else. In today’s update, Chaos Chronicle documents new heroes, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard strives to be a couch potato, Shock Tactics gets some backup, Endless Space 2 deals with a Stellar Prisoner, VRobot hits up the Big Apple, Dig or Die goes in for multiplayer, Mirage: Arcane Warfare speaks with its tovarich, Heavy Metal Machines likes Team play, and Cosmic Cry adds new toys Chaos Chronicle The latest update for mobile RPG Chaos Chronicle introduces two new heroes: Pirellio, the Grand Sage...

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Gamedev with a Jack-of-All Trades, An Interview with Jeffrey Bard

Jeffrey Bard may have studied philosophy and theater, but in truth, he was playing video games and practicing game design for most of his life, from the tender of age of five when he received his Atari VCS, and when he ran his first Dungeons and Dragons campaign at six. Nowadays, he builds the core systems for Ashes of Creation, the most-funded MMO in Kickstarter history, in between fixing the company internet and writing the lore that will power the imaginations of the game’s players. In mid-June, I interviewed Jeffrey about Ashes of Creation, its development, and more. The...

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Beta Play: ArcheAge Begins, Cosmic Cry, Shot Online Golf

E3 is over and it was quite uninspiring, but even so there are still games that need beta testing, players who like to test out the latest titles, obscure or otherwise. A trio of betas, open and closed, are available for those ready to get on with their summers. In alphabetical order, GAMEVIL has begun its second global closed beta test for their mobile MMORPG ArcheAge Begins. Based on the PC MMORPG ArcheAge, it is set in the same universe created by Korean fantasy author Min-hee Jeon. Players will be able to control their teams using the new “flip-style”...

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Classic Sega Games Now on Mobile for Free

In a move certain to delight millions of gamers, Sega has launched SEGA Forever, a collection of classic Sega video games from every console era available on iOS and Android mobile devices for free, Each game in the SEGA Forever lineup is free-to-play, ad-supported, playable offline, and includes new features like cloud saves, controller support, and leaderboards. For players who would rather play the games without interruptions, each game can be purchased for $1.99. As the SEGA Forever collection expands through months and years, it will include both official emulations and ported games that pan all SEGA console eras,...

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Tactical JRPG Set in Revolutionary France Begins Kickstarter

Developer HyperDevbox Japan has launched its Kickstarter for Thermidor, a Japanese RPG set in Revolutionary France meant to combine Western styles with classic Japanese anime art. The studio is seeking to raise approximately $167,000 in order to finance the development of the game. Set in 1789 France, players are cast as Léandre, the peasant son of a tavern owner resentful of the aristocracy and excited by the flames of le révolution. However, he encounters Armandine, a young lady with the heart of a swordsman who brings into question his beliefs about the aristocracy. Beyond the discontent of the commons,...

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