Atlas Empires Is a Base-Building AR Game, Coming Soon to Mobile

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Since the explosive release of Pokémon Go four years ago, the augmented reality genre has seen mostly clones, such as Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Cerberus Interactive is hoping to shake up the formula with Atlas Empires, an AR mobile game that combines base-building and real-time strategy within an AR experience.

Like other AR games, Atlas Empires provides a virtual map of your surroundings. Instead of capturing pokémon or casting spells, however, you build outposts and battle enemies. By searching around the real world, you can collect treasures, and purchase more powerful troops.

“We are incredibly grateful to our initial wave of fans for their ongoing support and dedication to Atlas Empires,” said Sami Khan, CEO and co-founder, Cerberus Interactive. “Put simply, we could not have created such an amazing game without their feedback and help during development. We look forward to the global launch of the game so we can showcase this unique experience to all fans around the world.”

Atlas Empires has been in beta testing, and recently soft launched in select countries, including Australia and Canada. It’s due out in the US later this summer as free-to-download with in-app purchases. You can pre-register at the official website. It’s rated E10+.

Relive a 90s Classic with realMyst: Masterpiece Edition on Switch

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One of the biggest games of the early 90s (and one of the first computer games I ever played), was Myst. The seminal first-person adventure game has since been remade as realMyst in 2000, rebuilding the faux 3D world with an actual 3D engine.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition is arriving on Nintendo Switch courtesy of Skymap Games. It’s currently available at a discount of $15.99 (normally $19.99).

“So many of us here at Cyan are huge, long-time fans of Nintendo, and we appreciate Skymap’s expert help in bringing realMyst to the Nintendo Switch,” said Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan Worlds. “The flexibility of the Nintendo Switch is really exciting – allowing the surreal environments of Myst to be experienced in whatever environment you find yourself.”

RealMyst features the same exploration-puzzle design of the original masterpiece. Journey across the Myst Island and transport into different ages, solve logic puzzles, and discover the secret behind the trapped brothers and the magic books.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition was released in 2014, running in the Unity engine and providing a graphical overhaul. It includes the bonus Rime Age content and the original musical score. The Switch version includes both touch and free movement navigation modes. It also provides an in-game hit guide so you don’t have to pull up a Google search or a Wiki page every time you get stuck.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.

Get Grand Theft Auto V Free During Epic Mega Sale

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The Epic Game Store is running a sale featuring PC games up to 75% off. The Epic Mega Sale runs through June 11, and includes a free game you can download each week. The first free game is Grand Theft Auto V, which you can download here. You’ll need an Epic Games Store account with Two-Factor Authorization.

Although the sale lasts until June 11, you can only grab Grand Theft Auto V until Thursday, May 21 at 10 am local time. Every Thursday during the sale, a new game will be available to download for free. The free game rotation is a normal part of the Epic Games Store, though we might see higher profile games during the sale.

In addition, every shopper will receive a $10 Epic Coupon, which are redeemed at checkout for any purchase that’s at least $14.99. Using that coupon will net you another $10 coupon, and so on, as long you purchase games or add-ons worth at least $14.99. Limit one coupon per transaction. Coupons can not be used for in-game purchases, such as Fortnite V-bucks.

Below are some highlighted deals. Note that many of these games are available on different PC store platforms, such as Steam.

  • Control – $29.99 (50% off)
  • Borderlands 3 – $29.99 (50% off)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – $47.99 (20% off)
  • Metro Exodus – $19.99 (50% off)
  • The Outer Worlds – $38.99 (35% off)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $19.79 (67% off)
  • The Division 2 – $9.89 (67% off)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – $38.99 (35% off)
  • Slime Rancher – $7.99 (60% off)
  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – $7.49 (50% off)
  • Hello Neighbor – $7.49 (75% off)
  • Overcooked – $4.24 (75% off)

The Epic Mega Sale ends June 11.