Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Crafting

11 bit studios announces new grim survival sim, This War of Mine

11 bit studios, creators of the Anomaly tower-offense series, has announced their next title: This War of Mine. Currently in development for PC and mobile devices, This War of Mine will require that players “make life-and-death decisions based on their conscience” as they attempt to survive in a makeshift shelter during an ongoing war. Described as a “dark survival game,” players will lead a handful of survivors as they scavenge during the night and spend their days upgrading their shelter, crafting items, and trading with other survivors. Additional details will be revealed at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky ships for PS3

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) Release Announcement - Screenshot 1

Grab your mortar and pestle, it’s time to get back to work. The Atelier series continues today with the release of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky for PS3. Players will once again gather ingredients and craft items and potions, take on assignments, and battle monsters. This time around, there will be two storylines that focus on different gameplay elements, with Escha’s portion replete with crafting and synthesizing, while Logy’s sections are geared towards action, exploration, and customization. Other changes include the bump from three party members to six, a streamlined synthesis system, and a new alchemist ability that increases item effectiveness when used successively.

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PlayStation 3 News

Multiplayer, dynamic events coming to Edge of Space this week

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The next update to Edge of Space will add multiplayer, according to developer Handyman Studios. Players will be able to link up and battle, gather resources, share gear, and alter bases together when patch goes live later this week. A training mode will also be added, which will explain the basics of both new and old mechanics, as well as dynamic events in the form of base invasions and boss battles. New screens were released showing some of the upcoming additions.

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PC News

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky screens and more

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is now officially available for pre-order. Tecmo Koei has announced that gamers who pre-order at GameStop will receive a costume set of ‘Apple Pirate’ for Escha and ‘Tails Butler’ for Logy, while Amazon pre-orders will receive the ‘Enchanted Witch’ costume for Escha. Images for all costumes as well as the official box art and a dozen new screenshots are available below. The official website has also gone live.

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PlayStation 3 News

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky coming this March

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Atelier series will continue its item-crafting ways next year with Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. According to publisher Tecmo Koei, the Gust-developed RPG and follow-up to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be available for PS3 on March 11. Atelier Escha & Logy will allow players to control either character in two connected storylines, with Escha’s tale being a more traditional Atelier offering, with plenty of alchemy and assignments, and Logy’s focused on action and exploration.

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PlayStation 3 News

Terraria now available for Android

Terraria (360, Android, iOS, PC, PS3) Android Launch - Screenshot 1

Terraria, the popular crafting-survival-RPG hybrid from Re-Logic, is now available for Android. Publisher 505 Games has announced that the latest version, developed by Codeglue, features several Android exclusives, including an Android robot companion, leaderboard support, and Facebook integration. And of course, all of the exploration, crafting, battling, and building returns. Android users can download the game for free to give it a spin or purchase the game unlock for $4.99.

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Android

Terraria: Collector’s Edition ships to retail for 360, PS3

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Publisher 505 Games has released a boxed copy of Re-Logic’s hybrid action-crafting-role-playing adventure title Terraria for 360 and PS3. Terraria: Collector’s Edition, set to hit store shelves later this week, includes a copy of the game—disc for 360, PSN download card for PS3—a pickaxe USB flash drive, themed stickers, and a crafting poster.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

ArkCo Operatives revealed in new Edge of Space

A new trailer has launchd for HandyMan Studios’s upcoming survival-exploration platformer Edge of Space. The latest footage features the ArkCo Operatives, employees of one of the game’s four main tech conglomerates, ArkCo. Trained for deep space exploration, the operatives are skilled in mining, combat, and surviving in harsh environments.

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PC News

Terraria now available on Live Arcade and PSN

Re-Logic’s PC adventure-RPG Terraria is now available for 360 and PS3. The 505 Games-published port features random events, crafting, world-building elements, and AI characters who will move into player-created structures. The console adaptation includes new single-player content and new multiplayer modes that support up to four players online or locally via splitscreen.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Terraria launching next week on Live and PSN

Terraria (360, PC) Release Date Screenshots - Screenshot 1

505 Games has revealed that the console version of Terraria will be launching next week, first on PSN and then on Live. The PS3 version will launch March 26, and the 360 version a day later, on March 27. The console adaptation will include new single-player content and new multiplayer modes, with support for four-player local splitscreen and four-player online play.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News