There may not be that many bundles coming up, since Steam is allegedly getting ready to drop its sales, but that’s not stopping us. We’ll be featuring the latest Bundle Stars deal in a gameplay commentary.
With 9 Steam games for a low price, the Superpower Sim bundle packs a ton of heat, at least if you enjoy the mundane life made into a game. As the name suggests, all of them are simulations of sort, though it has its share of action titles as well. We’ll be playing Euro Truck Simulator from that lineup, because what could be more exciting than that, right? Get the details in the video below.
If you just want games, you can find the Superpower Sims bundle here.
Developer Abbey Games, the creators of Reus, have some more information regarding their prime title. After a few updates, adding content for free, the god game now added a Beta for additional game modes. It’s accessible to all on Steam, granted you opt in.
To access the new game content, you’ll need to right click on the game, view “Properties,” then click “Betas.” There, find the tab to opt in and click the “Protected Beta” one. It won’t require a password.
If all goes well, a small update will be downloaded. Now, boot the game up. You should see some “Advanced” options, when you try a new game. Here are the additional gameplay modes that are added in this section:
- Planet Size
- Titan Mode – You can’t save your game to cheat
- No Pause – Completely disables spacebar-pause
- God Mode – Giants are almost indestructible (enables Alt mode)
- Max Mode – 4 Ambassadors on a giant unlocks all its abilities (enables Alt mode)
- Speed Mode – Halves cooldown, doubles movement speed (enables Alt mode)
- Explorer Mode – Get additional bonus for higher level nature resources (enables Alt mode)
- Random Start – Starts the game with 6 random ambassadors on giants (enables Alt mode)
Despite some classic flair, publisher Kalypso Media’s mob game, Omerta – City of Gangsters, received some flak and that’s a punishable offense in the crime syndicate world. Therefore, the company has been working hard to make it right with large adjustments and so on. In their latest effort, they’ve launched free content for the Xbox 360 version with the Serious Business addition, which can be downloaded right now.
Players will get access to 2 more multiplayer maps and sandbox mode is now more versatile. Gameplay has been smoothed out as well with new gangs, car travel and balancing tweaks. This could probably be related to Xbox Live’s recent leniency when it comes to patching games. Everyone wins. Here are some screenshots.
Publisher Kalypso Media released some more info about Tropico 5, their latest iteration in the popular simulation game. It looks like we’ll be diving deeper into a more overarching game in this one.
For instance, games will reach over several centuries, as we’ve previously stated. That also means that players can research new buildings and improve them to modernized complexes overtime. Additionally, El Presidente’s family will reside on his terrain and become available to appoint to positions of power. Some fog of war will also obscure the terrain and explorers can be sent out to discover new resources. If you like where this is going and you know a few more who would enjoy this, then you’ll be even more pleased to know that Tropico 5 will hold up to 4 players in multiplayer.
We have some pre-Alpha screenshots as well, because we like you that much.
It seems there’s no stopping Iceberg Interactive and their indie announcement, as the publisher just released a deal to bring Vector Thrust to PC in early 2014. This game mixes the realism of flight simulations with a more arcade cel-shaded presentation.
It’s currently under production by Portuguese developer TimeSymmetry and will include a selection of over 150 planes. Players will be able to embark on a singleplayer campaign or take on dogfights in multiplayer. It’s already been approved for a Steam release, quite like the new Gas Guzzlers game. Publishers may get a bad rep, but in this case it’s at least admirable that small games can piggy back on them to immediately get to prominent digital distribution, without having to resort to the perilous Steam Greenlight campaign.
We have some screenshots for Vector Thrust, which we’ll place below. It sort of reminds us of those open missions in Zone of the Enders 2. Take that, nostalgia!