Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Steam

Galactic Civilizations III sets out for deep space, final build available

Galactic Civilizations III (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Galactic Civilizations III has found its way out of early access and been released as a retail build. Stardock has also announced that everyone who buys the 4X strategy title during its first weekend out, as well as those who pre-ordered or went the Early Access route, will receive free ship parts that are exclusive to the promo. For those who haven’t tried the series before, players take on the role of a leader who must guide their empire by negotiating, trading, and battling their neighbors, in addition to allocating resources towards research, infrastructure, and cultural progression. The mod-friendly game also includes a United Planets body that passes resolutions, an emphasis ship building and customization, and support for online play. As a reminder, a 64-bit PC is required to play.

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GungHo to bring Game Arts’ DC RPG Grandia II to Steam

Grandia 2 (DC, PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Grandia II is coming to Steam, courtesy of GungHo Online Entertainment. Developer Game Arts recently conducted a survey of which games players would like to see ported to Windows PC, and Grandia II won the vote. This release marks the first time the role-playing game will make its way to a new platform since its 2000 launch for Dreamcast. The new version will be remastered and optimized for PC, with improved graphics, support for multiple input types (keyboard and mouse or controller), and Steam extras, such as achievements and trading cards.

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3D Realms Anthology brings its 30-plus title collection to Steam

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The 3D Realms Anthology has been added to Steam’s library. Available for Mac and Windows PC, the 32-title collection includes games from a wide array of genres, from early first-person shooters such as Blake Stone and Duke Nukem 3D to arcade racers (Death Rally), pinball (Balls of Steel), and vertical shooters (Raptor: Call of the Shadows). Ah, the ’90s. For those itching to take a trip back in time, the collection is currently $29.99 as part of a limited-time promo.

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Blazkowicz returns, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood out for console, PC

The new standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Old Blood, has launched on Live, PSN, and Steam. The $19.99 download takes B.J. Blazkowicz through eight chapters that span two interconnected storylines set in 1946. The first part, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, finds him behind enemy lines in Bavaria, undertaking a two-part mission to break into Castle Wolfenstein and steal intel to find General Deathshead’s compound. The second part, The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, takes place further along on his search, after he stumbles upon a city where strange artifacts have recently been uncovered.

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Alpha demo for shooter-RPG Drifting Lands released on Steam

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France-based indie studio Alkemi has release a free alpha demo of Drifting Lands. The hybrid title combines the action of horizontal shooters with a skill system similar to role-playing games. The game features loot, randomized levels, multiple ships, and various pilot classes. Players can try out the early release by downloading the demo from Steam.

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Killing for a cure, The Weaponographist now on Steam

The Weaponographist (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Puuba and Mastertronic’s newest action title, The Weaponographist, is now available on Steam for Mac and Windows PC. As demon hunter and jerk extraordinaire Doug McGrave, players must fight their way through five dungeons and slay as many demons as possible in order to lift a curse brought on him after refusing to help a poor village. The curse quickly destroys any weapon he touches, so players must adapt and extend their combos for as long as possible to earn as much demon goop as they can to unlock the upgrades necessary for him to survive long enough to be cured.

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine on sale, updated for Steam extras

Warhammer 40K Space Marine (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) PC Steam Update - Screenshot 1

Relic has updated Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine with support for a host of Steam perks: badges, profile backgrounds, trading cards, and more. The update coincides with a special that knocks 75% off the regular price for both Space Marine and Space Marine Collection, from April 27 to May 4. The latter is packed with all downloadable content, which includes the Chaos Unleashed map pack that unlocks the Chaos Space Marines for a four-player co-op mode, new modes and skins, and Dreadnought, which adds the 12-foot-tall Dreadnought in multiplayer.

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State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition out now for PC, Xbox One

State of Decay Year-One Survival Edition (PC, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is now available for PC and Xbox One. The latest version includes the base game and both expansions, Breakdown and Lifeline, remastered in 1080p with improved animation, lighting, shadows, and textures. Combat mechanics have also been overhauled. Other added content includes a new mission type, requiring players to clear out hordes that gather around supply crates; an SUV along with 25-plus new vehicle skins; 30 minutes of new music; the ability to use Lifeline’s characters in Breakdown; Lifeline’s community upgrades in all versions; and an under-barrel grenade launcher and incendiary ammo.

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Dungeons 2 launches for Mac, SteamOS, and Windows PC

Dungeons 2 (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Dungeon Lord is getting ready to rip apart a new batch of heroes with the release of Dungeons 2. As with its predecessor, the game combines elements of a dungeon sim and a real-time strategy title, allowing players to build and administer their base while gathering resources in order to build their forces. As the demonic lord, players get to create an army of Orcs with gold gathered by Snots in order to conquer The Overworld by defeating the humans on the surface. There are two factions who have access to 26 different characters, and up to four players get to compete with one another in four different modes.

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Resident Evil HD Remaster sells over a million units worldwide

Resident Evil (PC, PS4, Xbox One) One Million Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has announced that the latest Resident Evil re-release, a download-only title in North America, has sold over a million units worldwide. The HD Remaster had previously set a day-one record for the fastest-selling digital release on PSN across Europe and North America. This latest version features updated graphics, sound, and controls, along with a new Very Easy Mode.

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