Gaming

‘Wilderless’ is the Gorgeous New Open World Game from the Maker of ‘Nimian Legends’

If you’ve played the Nimian Legends games at any point over the past five years or so, then you may be happy to know that the maker of those, Robert Kabwe aka Protopop Games, has a new title in the works, and it looks like the best one to date. It’s called Wilderless and, like Nimian Legends, it’s designed to be a huge open world that you can virtually explore and get lost in, but with an even bigger scope than either of the previous games.

As you can read in our forums, Protopop is tackling Wilderless in a different way from the previous Nimian Legends games. It’s being completely rebuilt from scratch and also being built in phases, where the game will release with specific functionality and then get polished up through updates before releasing the next phase with new content and features. This means that initially Wilderless will be “a wilderness landscape photography sim” where your main goal is to run around the beautiful landscapes and take pictures, but will evolve from there with future phases.

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The Best Star Wars Games, as Voted by IGN Fans

Respawn and EA just released Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the first amazing Star Wars game in quite a while. But the iconic franchise has had plenty of hits and beloved classics throughout its life in gaming, so, IGN’s new show Power Ranking asked IGN’s audience across social media platforms — what is the best Star Wars game?

Here’s how the Power Ranking process works: we gauge our IGN YouTube community’s selections and whittle those down to a top five. Then, we poll audiences across IGN.com, YouTube, Twitter, and Snapchat to find out the results, and in this case to figure out which Star Wars games you consider to be the best. (This poll was conducted before Jedi: Fallen Order was released.) Watch the video above to see how the ranking worked out in the latest episode of Power Ranking.

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Trailer Tuesday – Hope of the Marble Traitors

Awaken within the fragments of a broken game, decide who lives or dies in an apocalypse, or roll some cute critters around in this week’s Trailer Tuesday.

Saviorless



“A masked Savior awoke from his slumber to find that to survive inside the Smiling Islands he needs to destroy the ruling Great Savior and take his place, but soon enough he will discover that all the world around is just an illusion, the fragment of a collapsing video game.”

Saviorless is currently in development, and is projected to release in Q1 2021 according to its site.

Hope; or How We Survived



“A tower guard protects the town’s survivors but how does he pass the time when not shooting zombies? Hope; or How We Survived is a short, narrative focused game with pick up and play shooting and dialogue mechanics.”

Hope; or How We Survived is available now on Steam.

Space Traitors



“You and your friends play as the remaining robot crew aboard an abandoned space cruise liner “The SS Updog” however the ship has long since been abandoned by its human passengers. A solar flare reawakens …read more


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Star Wars and Roblox Partnership Challenges Players to Build Their Own Spaceship

A new Star Wars and Roblox partnership is encouraging players to build their own spaceship to earn special in-game rewards, ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this December. The ‘Galactic Speedway Creator Challenge’ is available to everyone, and aims to help teach coding and game design to young players.

If you’re interested, signing up is as simple as going to the Roblox Creator Challenge page and following along with lessons that will teach you how to design, code, and create your very own driftspeeder — which you can use to race against other players in-game. The Star Wars-Roblox partnership began today (November 19, 2019) and will run through January 6, 2020.

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X019 Recap: What We Liked and What We Didn’t

On this blazin’ episode of our Xbox show, we look back at Xbox’s past this week as the original Xbox turns 18, sharing our favorite (not best, although they’re often one and the same!) games from Microsoft’s first console. And then we look ahead into the future, recapping X019’s Inside Xbox livestream and discussing everything we liked and everything we didn’t that Microsoft is cooking up now.

Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week’s episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered from our new barcade set, featuring an interview with former PlayStation and Xbox executive Phil Harrison. It’s an open bar; come and join us!

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Apple Arcade: ‘Discolored’ Review – You Don’t Know What You Have Until It’s Gone

I don’t know about you, but I never think about how important color is in our daily lives. Without color, our perspective on things would be so much different. Everything would be boring and even a bit creepy.

I didn’t think about it like that until I played Discolored, a game that removes all the color, and makes it your job to get it back. You’ll do this by completing different puzzles in a deserted diner in the middle of nowhere.

Discolored is a puzzle game created by Jason Godbey and published by Shifty Eye. You start in what I can only assume is your office. Since the beginning, you need to start solving puzzles to start the real puzzles. You start by getting a viewer, a tool that’ll let you go through a painting Super Mario 64 style.

After you use the viewer, you end up inside the painting, in a lonely diner in the middle of the desert. Everything is silent, dark and colorless. Nothing tells you what to do, you have to already know what the goal of the game is.

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IGN’s Staff Reviews Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

As you all know, IGN’s official Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review score is the opinion of an individual reviewer who has played to completion, and not a consensus among the entire staff. That’s been standard practice among virtually all review outlets for decades, largely because of the challenging logistics of having so many people play so much of a game in such a short period of time. But what if, hypothetically, a whole bunch of IGN editors and hosts just happened to play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order so intensively that a bunch of us finished within the first week? What if they all told you what they thought at once with brief reviews and personal scores, and we rounded them all up in one place instead of spreading those opinions out over our numerous shows and over weeks or months?

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Here Are the Recognizable Voice Actors in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a true cinematic Star Wars experience, and Respawn hired a voice cast to reflect its blockbuster ambitions. Recognizable stars have lent their voice and likeness to give Jedi Fallen Order’s corner of a galaxy far, far away a little Hollywood flourish.

The star of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is Cameron Monaghan, who plays the Jedi in hiding Cal Kestis. Monaghan is best known for his roles in shows like Shameless and Gotham where he played the iconic villain Joker.

Helping him on his journey are other recognizable faces like Debra Wilson of MadTV fame. Wilson plays Cere Junda, a crewmate who recruits Kestis to help restore the Jedi order. They’re both joined by Daniel Roebuck’s (Lost, Matlock) grouchy spaceship captain Greez Dritus.

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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Samurai Shodown’ Delayed, ‘Garfield Kart Furious Racing’ and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 19th, 2019. It’s a little shorter today than usual, but we still have a handful of new releases to check out along with a bit of news and a few sales. Today sees a duel between two brand-new racers. Which one comes out on top? Not the one with Odie in it, I can tell you that much. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty!

News

‘Samurai Shodown’ Coming West in Q1 2020

While the Switch port of SNK’s Samurai Shodown revival was originally scheduled to hit this year and indeed will be coming out in Japan on December 12th, it appears its Western release is slipping a few months. The game will now release in the West in the first quarter of next year. The good news is that the interesting pre-order bonus from Japan will be available in the West as well. The NEOGEO Pocket Color Samurai Shodown! 2 will be a bonus for anyone who buys the game ahead of time on the eShop. Surprisingly playable, and a nifty little extra.

New Releases

WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship ($49.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

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Give InKind’s smarter giving platform brings in surprise $1.5 million in pre-seed funding

Helping out a friend in need online can be surprisingly difficult. While giving cash is easy enough, that’s often not what people need most — so Give InKind aims to be the platform where you can do a lot more than write a check. The idea is such a natural one that the company tripled its goal for a pre-seed round, raising $1.5 million from Seattle investors.

The company was selected for inclusion in the Female Founders Alliance’s Ready Set Raise accelerator, at the demo day for which I saw founder Laura Malcolm present.

The problem Malcolm is attempting to solve is simply that in times of hardship, not only do people not want to deal with setting up a fundraising site, but money isn’t even what they require to get through that period. Malcolm experienced this herself, when she experienced a personal tragedy and found that what was out there to let others help …read more