Vivid Games is here at GDC 2018 and they have quite a full lineup of new mobile games launching in the next several months. They stopped by our meeting area to show off three of them, and funnily enough all three games have been in soft launch so it’s possible you’re familiar with them in some capacity already. First up is Space Pioneer, which we looked at last July when it went by the name Outer Pioneer. It’s an isometric shooter with a really cool art style and TONS of stuff to loot and upgrade. That one will be launching globally in May. Then we check out Metal Fist which is a platformer/fighting game hybrid that’s just a little bit like something like Super Smash Bros. The cool cast of characters and the interactive environments are the star here, and you can look for this one to officially launch in June. Finally we saw Gravity Rider which is a Trials-esque side-scrolling motorbike game that uses some really cool shifting camera perspectives and is filled with physics-based stunt fun. That one will launch in August, and you can see all three in action in the following hands-on video from GDC 2018.
If you love stylish, '90s-style 2D side-scrolling brawlers like Golden Axe or Aztez, you'll dig the debut release from Household Games, a new studio made up of DrinkBox Studios, Queasy Games and Silicon Knights members. Way of the Passive Fist is ava… Engadget RSS Feed
AppBox Media, responsible for Neon Horizon [Free] among many others, and Nicoll Hunt’s studio I Fight Bears, of Fist of Awesome [$ 0.99] and Maximum Car [Free] fame, are teaming up on something decidedly different for both developers. It’s a beer crafting simulation game called Brew Town, and it’s arriving on iOS and Android March 22nd. Like creating games in Game Dev Story, in Brew Town you’ll be responsible for creating new and interesting beers, then stocking and (hopefully) selling them to eager customers. As we all know how fun it is creating silly game types in Game Dev Story, I think Brew Town will take things to the next level with their robust custom bottle creator. Check it out and the rest of the game in this trailer.
This isn’t the first time we’ve done some brewin’ on our mobiles, as the excellent 2013 sim Fiz: Brewery Management Game offered a similar experience a few years back and is still a super fun game. Brew Town looks like it goes in a pretty different direction though, literally building all the various pieces of an actual brewing town, and of course the incredible level of customization for all your wacky beer ideas.
The developers’ own description sums up Brew Town quite well: “A tycoon game like no other, Brew Town is all about you crafting your way to success. Want to make an almond flavoured stout? Go right ahead. You’d rather have a caramel-nougat IPA with a space-themed label? Step right up. How about a chili-infused red ale with a bright orange bottle featuring a GIANT T-REX ON FIRE? Let’s just say you’ve come to the right place.” Given the previous work of all involved, I really can’t wait to get my hands on Brew Town. It’s scheduled to release next month on March 22nd for free, so get your taste buds ready. Until then you can find some more information as well as a bunch of awesome custom bottles at Brew Town’s official website.
Iron Fist is the weakest hero of Marvel’s Netflix run. He’s a cartoonish character with no real depth, one who wields power through nonsensical actions. But though the Iron Fist viewers met in the eponymous show was a failure of imagination, The Defenders series itself improves upon Danny Rand in a real way. Or at the very least, depicts him as somewhat less of a train wreck.
As a serious superhero venture, Iron Fist was destined to walk a rockier path than its sister shows. Jessica Jones focuses on sexual assault, abuse, and overcoming the trauma associated with those experiences. Luke Cage elevates a bulletproof black superhero, fighting for justice and the common man in Harlem. Even Daredevil, despite essentially starring a blind…
Marvel’s Iron Fist has been renewed for a second season on Netflix. Marvel TV head Jeph Loab broke the news at San Diego Comic-Con this evening. The show will continue the story of Danny Rand (Finn Jones) after this summer’s The Defenders.
Iron Fist debuted this past spring, though is received negative reviews for its poor storytelling and tone deaf racial representation. However, the character is still a core part of the House of Ideas’ TV plans, so a renewal was essentially assured despite the cool reception, especially since it was Netflix’s most binged drama premiere when it launched in March. The series will also feature Luke Cage supporting character Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who developed a relationship with Danny Rand in the…