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New LBA3 concept art from Didier Chanfray!
By Darkflame at 2011-07-31 21:07
Didier Chanfray has been posting LBA3 artwork on his facebook.




While there is no chance any time soon of a LBA3, its nice to know the creators are still thinking of their creation.

More here;
http://forum.magicball.net/showthread.php?t=15897

Good news and bad....
By Darkflame at 2011-04-16 14:28
Bad news first;

Ubisofts Treasure Hunter Institute beta has stopped with no plans at the moment to continue development or release it as a full game.
The unique puzzle/explore-em-up was co-created by the creators of LBA and had a strong focus on user generated content in vast explorable landscapes. Its truly a shame to see it ended.


And now some good news;


Alone In The Dark is now available to buy on GoG.com. Made by the core team behind LBA, this game almost single handedly invented the survival horror genre.


GOG has put together a nice bundle of the game,soundtrack and sequels, made it all work on XP/Vista/W7 and is selling it for $6;
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/alone_in_the_dark

To go with its release they have also interviewed the creator - the man also behind LBA;
http://www.gog.com/en/news/alone_in_...tive_and_qanda

No
By elmuerte at 2011-03-31 21:50
Nothing this year, sorry.
Enjoy the other gags

New games from LWS!
By Darkflame at 2011-02-03 18:56
The ever-rising Little Worlds Studio's has just released two more games.

Their first, Survivium, is a strategy coding game where you program virus's to try to dominate a grid. A bit like a more elaborate and competitive "Conway's Game Of Life", or a much more accessible form of "Code War", the game lets you play though a series of standalone missions, as well as compete head to head with others around the world. You can also just experiment by pitting your own coded virus's against eachother - which is pretty interesting in itself!



Like, Colour Cross, its free to play, but paid for by additional content you can buy.

You can play on facebook here;
http://apps.facebook.com/survivium/?...kmarks&count=0
- and its also avaliable on iPhones.

Also, did I mention Survivum comes from the mind of Fredric Raynal? Some people here might have heard of him....

Next up is Lords Of Dynasty, a strategic MMO;

http://www.lordsofdynasty.com/

A adapation of the japanease best saleing game "http://www.3gokushi.jp/", currently its only avaliable in french, but there is a free beta for the next month.

Treasure Hunter Institute special Holliday themed quests now online
By Darkflame at 2010-12-26 14:27


Treasure Hunter Institute (a online puzzle exploration game with the brains behind LBA involved in its creation) has a special Holiday-themed set of quests up at the moment;

  • Helping Santa
  • Santa’s Little Errand
  • Christmas Cache
  • Santa Quiz
  • Christmas Figures


The Beta is still free to sign up for, and the games getting better all the time
http://thi-dev.ubi.com/index/closedbeta

Ludoid updated: TREASURE HUNTERS INSTITUTE, BATTLE TAG
By Preset (not verified) at 2010-10-25 01:29
http://ludoid.fr/ludographie.htm

THI is an on-line adventure game currently being developed by Ubisoft. It is aimed to challenge your mind with puzzles and riddles combining brain power with orientation skills in a 3D world. While not focusing on a linear story progression, it provides many quests tailored to appeal to a wide range of players and promotes user content creation.

Join THI in the Beta phase and experience the game first-hand by playing the quests and maybe even creating some of your own. Providing feedback and suggestions to the development team is appreciated. Thanks!

Never before seen LBA "fan art" artwork.
By Jasiek at 2010-09-01 19:27
Found this while browsing Peter Elson's (1947–1998) site.

He was the author of some of my favourite sci-fi book covers! Just goes to show that there are, or where LBA fans in the most unusual of places...!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Elson

http://www.peterelson.co.uk/

Color Cross's and CosmicCrews!
By Darkflame at 2010-06-26 12:15
Little Worlds Studio has released a sequel to its addictive puzzle game Colour Cross for PC:


You can try a demo, or purchase the game here;
(US)(UK)(France)(Germany)

and also on DSi-Ware;
Its already got a number of good reviews even in the official Nintendo magazine!

They have also recently launched Colour Cross online, available ver facebook;
http://apps.facebook.com/color_cross/
It has some pretty innovative features, especially the treasure-hunting mode, and is well worth checking out.

An iPhone/iPad version is in the works too, so you can be sure to get your colour cross fix whatever platforms you have
---
Speaking of iPad, they have also released a game on the platform called 'Splash Duel HD' . Its a like a mix of arkanoid/Pong(/or Popcorn!)

Theres a trailer here.
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Finally, as if Little Worlds Studio hasn't been busy enough with all this, the beta of their "Cosmicrew" game is still going strong, and needs more pilots;
Cosmicrew can be played solo, but really is made for collaborative multiplayer, so please hang around online and team up with others

You can give feedback for any of these games in this thread;
http://forum.magicball.net/showthrea...074#post397074

Little Big Adventure Swede: Directors Cut
By Darkflame at 2010-04-03 12:52


A Little Big Adventure Fan-Film/Swede has been released and is available for download here;
http://www.darkflame.co.uk/Swede/LBA.html

Its an expansion upon the earlier LBA swede made last year, re-cut with about 1/3rd more scenes, redone sound, and a special making-of documentary.
*updated* Can now be seen online at http://www.darkflame.co.uk/Swede/Blipstream.html

Raynal working on a spiritual successor of Time Commando
By elmuerte at 2010-03-31 20:04
As you may know, Frederick Raynal has been working on a still unknown game at Ubisoft for the past few years. A few days ago I was near Ubisoft Montpellier so I decided to give Fred a visit. While being there Fred unveiled some details about the upcoming game.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frederick Raynal (paraphrased)
The game is a spiritual sequel to Time Commando.

It is set in an alternate galaxy, where the player has to travel through various dimensions. Each dimension offers a unique world with a lot of different enemies and fighting styles. We really tried to give each of the seven dimensions its own unique atmosphere. Things you learned and did in one dimension do not really apply to the next dimension. So it is like 7 different games with an overarching story.

Part of the game is to learn the the fighting styles and techniques of each dimension. This is done by solving puzzles and interacting with characters you encounter. But the focus is mostly on action and not puzzle solving. You don't have to expect puzzles like you'd find in traditional adventure games.

The game world is much more open and non-linear than it was in Time Commando. The player doesn't walk a single path, but can roam free through towns and buildings for part of the time.
Fred couldn't show me the game. But he did show me some concept art for a few dimensions, it looked awesome. Ubisoft is going to put out a press release within a few days, until then I cannot reveal any other information. But I can tell you that the game is still set for a 2010 release, and will ship for PS3, XBox360 and PC.

 
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