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Dean03 Dec 20135959
Orcs Must Die 2 has been featured as a downloadable game in the most recent Humble Jumbo Bundle. In case you are not in the know, Humble Bundles are where you can pay whatever you want and receive games. You can also control who gets what share of your money – you can customize the split between charity, developers and Humble Inc. To get OMD2 all you need to do is pay more than the current average shown on the Humble Jumbo Bundle website.
The bundle lasts for 14 days and it is a great way to send money to charity in return for games. Check it out on the website:Dean02 Dec 20135951
New echoes and gear awaits Echo Prime fans who have been keenly tapping away at saving the universe! Robot has now released a free update to Echo Prime 1.1 which adds four whole new echoes plus new gear for higher level players.
In addition to the above you can now help out a friend by selecting specific Echoes from your friends’ collections as you prepare to go into battle. You will also now receive an extra bonus if your Echoes are borrowed while you’re actively playing the game.
Higher level players can also enjoy the new “contest” levels which feature and endless swarm of enemies. Thats some serious finger tapping right there! You will be rewarded though with some awesome unique gear depending on how long you can face off the enemy waves!
There’s no better time to check out Echo Prime on the iOS store!Dean26 Nov 20135898
Next month Age Community will be closing after 8 years. It’s been a great 8 years and Age Community has progressed a lot since its inception. Unfortunately Microsoft has decided that change is a-foot and we’ll no longer be able to use the Age Community forum by mid next month.
Now is the time to celebrate all of the great years we’ve had on Age Community. Thus here we present the Age Community 8 years awards! Having teamed up with Robot Entertainment we’ve got some great prizes to award to members of the community to give Age Community the send off it deserves.
We have autographed copies of the Age 3 and AOM, autographed art books, making of DVDs and even an original 43″ x 27″ Age of Empires poster by Craig Mullins.
Here are the categories for which you can nominate people for a prize. What better Christmas present than some autographed Age of Empires goodies?
- Grand Prize – Best Overall Member
- Most Helpful Member
- Funniest Member
- Member with the best strategies
- Best Age 3 video / recorded game
- Best Age of Empires 3 meme (winning meme will be chosen by Aloysius!)
There are lots of ways to win with each category above having a first and second prize tier. Find out more about the tiers and all the prizes. The Grand Prize goes to the person who wins “Best overall member”. You can’t nominate yourself, but you can nominate someone for more than one category.
PLUS! Those who take the time just to nominate someone are also in for a chance to win some exclusive autographed copies of Age of Empires 3 by the developers! We have 10 autographed Age 3 copies to give away to 10 lucky people who just take the time to nominate using the link below!
Please take the time to follow the link above and nominate members or upload links to your meme / Videos. Lets celebrate the great 8 years of Age Community. Lots of chances to win prizes in this great competition with prizes provided by Robot Entertainment. A huge thank-you to Robot!Dean09 Nov 20135885
A little while ago Robot Entertainment took part in a Make-a-Wish request for Wade Sharp, a boy who struggles with brittle bone disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta) which makes it very difficult to engage in physical activities. His condition means that video games are a very important part of Wade’s life. In June earlier this year the bots welcomed Wade to the studio to help make his wish come true. Wade’s wish was to see how games were made and to become a character in a videogame.
After spending some time with the bots Wade’s very own model was created for Echo Prime and was included in the game. Presenting “Wade The Supermaster” as below:
Now with Echo Prime’s release Wade The Supermaster is now unlockable in game! To celebrate the release of Echo Prime and Wade’s character the bots invited Wade back into the studio and presented him with his very own iPad so that he can enjoy Echo Prime.
The question is have you managed to unlock and meet the Supermaster yet? Get playing Echo Prime and see if you can unlock the Hero!Dean25 Oct 20135875
The initial wave of reviews for Echo Prime are making their way across the internet. So far 148Apps, Pocket Gamer UK and AppSpy have waded in with their opinions on the Echo Prime metacritic page. So far we have a resounding 80% recommendation rating from all three of those reviews. Here are some of the initial findings:
Echo Prime is an interesting dungeon crawler-like action game with a few collectible card game elements thrown into the mix.
A well put together and entertaining brawler, Echo Prime is a slow burn, but it’s worth the effort.
Though the basic combat can get a little wearisome in large doses, Echo Prime’s cocktail of sci-fi tropes, mystical powers, and RPG leveling offers a decent throatful of neon-soaked gratification.
Its all sounding good so far! Be sure to check it out for yourselves – its available to download on the App Store right now! Once you have come back and let us know on our poll!Loading ...Dean24 Oct 20135806
Great news for all Robot Fans. The bots have today announced their newest mobile game heading to iOS devices from tomorrow. Say hello to Echo Prime the sci-fi action RPG with real time combat! In Echo Prime players take up the role of the “Enforcer” who battles various sci-fi aliens, pirates and mercenaries as they travel across the universe to uncover secrets and discover the mysterious “Echoes”. To help explain things better Robot have graced us with an excellent trailer showcasing the gameplay. Check it out here:
Echo Prime is an RPG game that’s made for touch. Players explore the universe unlocking new abilities and upgrades after discovering the “Echoes”. As players gain more skills they face off against tougher space enemies. However in Robot Entertainment style there is of course a good level of strategy as part of the game. Once players start collecting echoes they can then configure their own personal load out based on the echoes they feel work best for them. Much like configuring the load-out used in Orcs Must Die levels. Looking at the screenshot below it appears the load-out configuration is suitably detailed for strategists but also restrained enough for casual players. Striking the balance between hard-core and casual can be tricky but it seems like Robot may well have this covered.
As we can see from the video above one of the key features of the game is the integration of touch controls. Players tap and swipe to battle enemies and use special abilities, it will certainly be interesting to see how this is executed. Another exciting feature is the random campaign generation. This means the experience playing each level varies each time. Players may find different enemies in different locations and different types and location of item drops etc. Keeps players thinking!
Echo Prime is available for iOS devices from tomorrow 25th October. An Android version for Echo Prime is confirmed to be coming shortly after the release of Echo Prime but there are no dates fixed for its release. But rest assured, it won’t be anywhere near as long as the wait for Hero Academy.
More information including screenshots and the official press release are as follows. We are looking forward to playing Echo Prime in under 24 hours! Stay tuned for news!
Plano, TX – October 23, 2013 – Robot Entertainment today announced their new mobile game Echo Prime, an epic sci-fi action RPG for iOS devices. With real-time combat designed and tuned specifically for touch-based devices, Echo Prime takes players on a journey across the stars, through a wide array of exciting locations to battle fearsome enemies and huge bosses. Echo Prime is the second foray into mobile game development for Robot Entertainment, the developer best known for the Orcs Must Die! series and the 2012 AIAS Mobile Game of the Year, Hero Academy. Echo Prime will be available on the App Store on October 24th, 2013 and will soon be coming to Android devices.
Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/6Cm-jf0mIZ4
As an elite Enforcer, players will battle hordes of dangerous alien creatures, space pirates, and killer mercenaries with blaster and blade as they travel from star to star, uncovering the secrets of the multiverse. Players will make contact with the Echoes, mysterious beings from alternate universes who will lend players their abilities and aid in their quest to save humanity from an alien menace. As players level up their Enforcers, they will acquire a myriad of powerful new weapons and armor. They’ll watch their abilities grow to unmatched levels and take on the most fearsome opponents in the galaxy in randomized campaign missions.
Echo Prime features:
- Made for Touch – The real-time action gameplay in Echo Prime has been specifically designed with touch devices in mind. Tap and swipe to fight and use special abilities.
- Echoes of the Multiverse – Discover and unlock dozens of “Echoes,” alien life forms from alternate universes. As you build connections with them, Echoes will offer you powers and abilities to help you on your missions. Experiment and find the best combinations to customize your ability loadout.
- Share Echoes – Use your friends’ Echoes in combat to help them level-up, and level up your Echoes when your friends use them!
- Upgrade Your Arsenal – Unlock over 100 pieces of gear with a diverse mix of deadly effects, from fire to toxic.
- Random Campaign Generation – Echo Prime features an action-driven story campaign with randomly generated missions. Every experience is different!
For more information, check out http://www.EchoPrimeApp.comDean23 Oct 20135801
Keep an eye out on Robot Entertainment’s official Twitch channel tomorrow from 11am EDT / 4PM GMT. The bots are gearing up for an announcement for their next title! You won’t want to miss. Keep a close eye on REF for news as it develops.