Showing posts with label Horizon Zero Dawn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Horizon Zero Dawn. Show all posts

Friday, September 7, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

Steamforged Games never thought Kickstarter campaign for PS4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn will be funded in hours.

We already know that a tabletop version of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn is in the works. The latest update at hand is that, the Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the project by Steamforged Games gets fully funded yesterday within a short time span of two hours for a 21-day campaign.

After being initially announced last month, dedicated fan base of this board game started financially backing up this project. Now, they will probably plan for some more stretch goals.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

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Steamforged has a successful history in crowdfunding, notably for raising a $5.4 million pledge for Dark Souls: The Board Game and another $1.04 million to make Resident Evil 2: The Board Game.

The fact that they are directly associated with developers Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment of the game rooted people's trust even further. Company co-founder Mat Hart has been working in video game industry for more than a decade and is passionate for tabletop gaming.

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If you have played the tabletop Dark Souls already and loved the cooperative experience it offers, chances are you will end up loving the same idea HZD will present.

Players will choose a tribe from Banuk Survivor, Carja Warrior, Nora Outcast or Oseram Forgesmith; each one represents a unique class that is different in terms of combat styles. For example, some among them might be good in stealth, some excels in traps and some may come in handy for all-out frontal assault.

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The Watcher Figure

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Players will join in different roles in the group called Hunter’s Lodge and works collectively to take down all hostile robotic organisms around them. They will compete with each other to earn glory from killing blows to improve their status among their group.

Instead of generating random map like their board game representation of Dark Souls, Steamforged Games takes a more strategic approach by letting them choose their own path. But remember, less resistance means fewer parts for upgrade.

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Considering many fans of outcast protagonist Aloy may not be very familiar with the format of a typical tabletop, they tried to make it really simple though. The studio launches a full-length gameplay playthrough detailing many details you have been wondering about from their Kickstarter campaign and here it is.




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By pledging your support to the campaign, you can either sign up for the $123.77 worth early-bird package before Friday or pay $130.28 for the other one that will be available till September 28.

Each of these packs comes with three expansion sets and new enemies to encounter from Horizon Zero Dawn universe. Steamforged also pitched for five additional expansions for spending an extra $221.48.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Announced

Steamforged Games is working on an exciting Horizon Zero Dawn board game with Sony Interactive and Guerrilla Games.

After receiving praise from critics for PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games also enjoyed this action role-playing game being one of the best-selling games on the platform in 2017. That leads Steamforged Games to go for a Kickstarter campaign to launch a tabletop version of the game. If they are triumphant in this operation to fund their board game developing project, fans will have the chance to explore HZD in a unique way.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Announced

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Already worked with board games that are based on fan-favorite video games like Dark Souls and Resident Evil 2, Steamforged Games is most probably going for another of their successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Picking HZD for the project was for an incredible open world full of mechanised creatures it offered beauty and danger to fans in a contrast that was never done before. Guerrilla Games and Sony are closely incorporated with them in development of this tabletop.

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For starter, the Horizon Zero Dawn board game project has just a rendered piece of outcast protagonist and skilled warrior Aloy with a staff like weapon in her hand. Then there is a piece of those self-replicating combat robot Scrapper, one of those mechanical beasts that dwell in her hunting ground and provides resource loots when reduced to pieces. Both of these figures are still not colored but still looks promising enough for surely to become astounding pieces when complete.

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Rendered Piece of Aloy and Scrapper

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Currently, their designs are in a very initial level and received only primary rendering, which are awaiting approval from license owners. Although they don't have much to show just yet but given their track record, you can bet that we are about to witness another dynamic experience on board and card. Besides, the studio members are huge fans of Horizon Zero Dawn from the moment of release, which not only gives them a sound understanding of the game but also to connect with fans.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

Last year, Nintendo's open world action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released from Legend of Zelda series. The game was exclusively dropped on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, which ended up receiving critical acclaim as well as breaking Nintendo's sales records of the past by selling over six million copies. On Thursday night, the game won big time at the 21st DICE Awards.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

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The latest installment from Legend of Zelda franchise won prestigious awards like Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Game of the Year at the event. Genyo Takeda, executive and designer of Nintendo received Lifetime Achievement Award at the same night for his contributions to gaming over the years.

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Genyo Takeda Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

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Four other games that won the night from Nintendo in Handheld Game of the Year, Mobile Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and Racing Game of the Year for Metroid: Samus Returns, Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey respectively. With that, Nintendo takes eight trophies home from the 21st DICE Awards this year.

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DICE Award Winners 2018

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Battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds becomes Action Game of the Year and gets another for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay. Styled in 1930's era of animation, run and gun indie title Cuphead from StudioMDHR gets award for Animation, Art Direction and Original Music Composition. Horizon Zero Dawn was picked for both Outstanding Achievement in Story and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

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Other achievements worth mentioning are FIFA 18 for Sports Game of the Year, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua for Outstanding Achievement in Character, Injustice 2 for Fighting Game of the Year and Nier: Automata for Role-Playing Game of the Year.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Becomes Best-Selling on 2017

As 2017 is nearing to the end, many console gamers are probably wondering how well their favorite games did on the market. Because, not all game that were released over the year didn't do very well as they were expected to and then there are titles that did exceptionally well. Recently, publisher Activision has revealed one such news regarding two of their most successful titles of the year over consoles; Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2.

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Best-Selling Console Games of 2017

Call of Duty: WWII single handedly brought $1 billion from worldwide release in November, which is pretty outstanding considering the last installment from Call of Duty series titled Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare failed to reach out expectations set by everyone on so many levels. Plus, Infinite Warfare is deemed as commercial failure and with the booming success of WWII, seems like Activision is getting back in the gear once again and the future of the series is safe for now.

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They acknowledged that not only Call of Duty: WWII has earned them some big bucks, it also is the record-breaking bestselling console game for the company now. Call of Duty has always been a successful gaming franchise for the past nine years and with the impressive dominance of the recent entry of WWII, the series proved the power of its very own fan base once more. At the 2017 Game Awards, WWII was picked up as the contender for best multiplayer game.

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Activision's 2017 Publishing Landmarks

The other game from the same banner this year, Destiny 2 is also doing very well ever since it came out. The game managed to satisfy the eager crowd who was anticipating for its release. According to Activision, it became one of the biggest PC launch upon making debut on Blizzard’s Battle.net. Though Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 are developed by Sledgehammer Games and Bungie respectively, they both came out in market from the big banner of Activision, which actually proved pretty positive for the games in overall.

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The publisher set another history on PlayStation 4 of being the #1 remastered collection with the release of The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Throughout the year other games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was also quite popular among gamers.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Horizon Zero Dawn Announced

Developer studio Guerrilla Games has previously created shooter games like Killzone and Shellshock: Nam '67. So, they were thinking of working on a role-playing video game for the first time and thus, the idea of Horizon Zero Dawn came to play. The game will be set in an open world where mankind have fallen long before and now constantly at war with the machines for survival. Now this is the primary setting for the game we are talking about.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Announced

At Sony's PlayStation E3 conference, Guerrilla Games has dropped the first ever for Horizon Zero Dawn, offering us a brief glimpse into the world of this upcoming action RPG.




Players will be taking the role of a young outsider named Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, who represents her tribe in this world and is out there to hunt down advanced machines that lurk within the environment around her. Civilization has fallen long ago and humans are no longer the dominant species of the planet. Sometimes the machines roam alone and then there are some who walks in pack. One thing is common among them is that they all can be extremely dangerous when engaged.

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The Cybernetic Wildlife

The beautiful in-game surroundings are all open for you to use for your advantage and stealth to prey on your enemies. Plus, studying their unique nature will help you hunt them down. If you are paying attention to detail, chances are you can bring them down by using their weak points. As you play with Aloy, she can combine machine components and natural materials to craft weapons, ammunition and tools for you.

Right now, Horizon Zero Dawn waits for a 2016 release on PlayStation 4 platform and there will be more in the social media as the studio make progress on the game. The initial post-apocalypse world aspects of the game seem intriguing enough for many to look forward to it. So, lets patiently wait for your turn as explore this world to go slay some mechanical beasts as Aloy.