Daily Gaming News – 18/07/13

July 18, 2013

  • NEWS: Surprise Attack, Australia’s marketing agency for independent games, has made a pretty significant announcement; they’re launching a new project called Surprise Attack Games. More than a marketing agency, Surprise Attack Games acts as a publishing arm for Australian developed video games, helping locally grown software reach the global market. Surprise Attack Games marks Australia’s first independent games specialised publishing label, and an important step forward for our industry, helping secure funding and acquiring creative resources for local developers. Alongside this announcement Surprise Attack Games has revealed the first three games to move under this label: Particulars from See Through Studios, Wolfdozer from Anomalous Interactive, and Burden from Pixel Pickle Games. Rocket Chainsaw will be providing a special feature dedicated to this announcement and the games in the very near future.
  • NEWS: All it takes is a quick glance at Rayman Legends to see the engine improvements, and apparently we’ll be seeing how those improvements look with ye ol’ Rayman Origins. According to Joystiq, Rayman Legends comes bundled with around forty levels taken straight from Rayman Origins, each spruced up with improved assets and lighting to allign them more with the visual style of Rayman Legends. 
  • VIDEO: “The world needs more online games. Online social games!” If you ever found yourself thinking that, you may be interested in Firefly Online for iOS and Android.

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  • NEWS: According to posts on NeoGAF, 3DS/Wii U/iOS platformer Mutant Mudds, from the good folk over at Renegade Kid, is coming to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Much like Hotline Miami and other indy titles, Mutant Mudds will support cross-buy and cloud support. Pay once, get two versions. Score!
  • NEWS: Namco Bandai has issued a whole bunch of trademarks for Tales: Tales of Zestoria, Tales of Creales, and Tales of Catastora. That’s a whole lot of tales to tell.
  • NEWS: As the San Diego Comic Con kicks off, Capcom has a message for their fans: “Stay tuned for a special surprise later this week!” 
  • VIDEO: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW is a real thing with a real trailer you can watch for real just below.

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