E3 2020

Guerrilla Collective is an Online Indie Games Festival Hosted by Greg Miller

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This year has a lot of firsts, including the first year without an E3 event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bigger game publishers, such as Ubisoft, are hosting their own digital conferences later this summer. For many indie studios, there’s the Guerrilla Collective.

The Guerrilla Collective is a new digital games festival taking place June 6 – 8, featuring announcements, trailers, and interviews with over 20 developers, including 11 bit Studios, Humble, Larian Studios, Paradox Interactive, and Ysbryd Games.

June 6 and 7 will feature press events including trailers and new announcements, while the final day will feature gameplay demos and developer interviews.

Here is the full list of participating developers and publishers:

  • 11 Bit Studios (Frostpunk, This War of Mine)
  • Another Indie (SIMULACRA 2, Yuppie Psycho)
  • Coffee Stain Studios (Satisfactory, Deep Rock Galactic)
  • Fellow Traveller (In Other Waters, Neo Cab)
  • Funcom (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Conan Exiles)
  • Good Shepherd Entertainment (John Wick Hex, The Eternal Cylinder)
  • Headup (Bridge Constructor Portal, Pumpkin Jack)
  • Humble Publishing (Temtem, Forager)
  • Larian Studios (Baldur’s Gate III, Divinity: Original Sin II)
  • Modern Wolf (Necronator: Dead Wrong, Out There: Oceans of Time)
  • Paradox Interactive (Cities: Skylines, Stellaris)
  • Raw Fury (Kingdom Two Crowns, Atomicrops)
  • Rebellion (Sniper Elite 4, Zombie Army 4: Dead War)
  • Those Awesome Guys (Monster Prom, Move or Die, Floppy Knights)
  • Thunderful (SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, Lonely Mountains: Downhill)
  • United Label (Eldest Souls, Röki)
  • Versus Evil (The Banner Saga, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire)
  • Whitethorn Games (Aground, StarCrossed)
  • WINGS Interactive (Later Daters, Lord Winklebottom Investigates)
  • Ysbryd Games (WORLD OF HORROR, VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action)
  • ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)

The Guerrilla Collective livestream is produced and hosted by Greg Miller (Kinda Funny Games), and will include the Future Games Show (produced by GamesRadar), Paradox Insider (Paradox Interactive) and the return of the PC Gaming Show with Sean Plott and Frankie Ward (produced by PC Gamer). The show is sponsored by ID@Xbox, Astro Gaming, Razer, Wilmer Sound, and Fully Illustrated.

The Guerrilla Collective event will begin on Jun 6 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern.

Square Enix Eidos Anthology Includes Over 50 Games for $40

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Square Enix is offering one of the best bundle deals we’ve seen on Steam. Over 50 games from Square Enix and Eidos Montreal are included in the Square Enix Eidos Anthology, as part of Square Enix’s #StayHomeAndPlay promotion. The entire bundle is discounted down to $40.

The only catch – it’s available this weekend only, until Monday, May 11.

The bundle focuses on most of Square Enix’s published games from the last two decades that aren’t RPGs (Square’s previous promotional bundle included nothing but RPGs).

The Square Enix Eidos Anthology includes the following games:

  1. Rise of the Tomb Raider

  2. Just Cause 3

  3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  4. Life is Strange: Complete Season

  5. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

  6. Tomb Raider (2013)

  7. Tomb Raider I

  8. Tomb Raider II

  9. Tomb Raider III

  10. Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation

  11. Tomb Raider V Chronicles

  12. Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness

  13. Tomb Raider Legend

  14. Tomb Raider Anniversary

  15. Tomb Raider Underworld

  16. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

  17. Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

  18. Just Cause

  19. Just Cause 2

  20. Kane and Lynch: Dead Men

  21. Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

  22. Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut

  23. Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition

  24. Deus Ex: Invisible War

  25. Deus Ex: The Fall

  26. Thief

  27. Thief: Deadly Shadows

  28. Thief II: The Metal Age

  29. Thief Gold

  30. Battlestations: Pacific

  31. Battlestations: Midway

  32. Project Snowblind

  33. Mini Ninjas

  34. Order of War

  35. Flora’s Fruit Farm

  36. Supreme Commander 2

  37. Conflict: Desert Storm

  38. Conflict: Denied Ops

  39. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

  40. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2

  41. Legacy of Kain: Defiance

  42. Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain

  43. Dungeon Siege

  44. Dungeon Siege II

  45. Dungeon Siege III

  46. Anachronox

  47. Pandemonium

  48. Deathtrap Dungeon

  49. Daikatana

  50. Omikron: The Nomad Soul

  51. Goetia

  52. Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

  53. Lara Croft GO

  54. The Turing Test

That’s a lot of games! It includes some older classic like the Diablo-like Dungeon Siege series, and real-time strategy game Supreme Commander 2, as well as some big semi-recent releases like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

Even better: all the revenue generated from this bundle will go to charity organizations and food banks throughout Europe and North America.

The Square Enix Eidos Anthology is available only on PC (Steam) and ends May 11.

Ten Indie Devs + Ten Horror-themed Playable Teasers = Dread X Collection

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DreadXP, the gaming arm of horror site Dread Central, is releasing the Dread X Collection on May 15 on PC (Steam, Itch.io), for $7. The Dread X Collection is a ten-game anthology of horror-themed playable teasers, inspired by P.T.

The Dread X Collection is the result of a game jam-like undertaking by ten indie developers. The goal for each indie dev was to create a playable teaser of their dream horror game. Each was given only a week to make the game. Participating developers include Airdorf (Faith), Snowrunner Games (Soda Drinker Pro), David Szymanski (Dusk), and Strange Scaffold (An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs).

“I found that P.T. consistently popped up in various conversations I’ve had with developers, with many wanting to create their own versions of the game,” said Ted Hentschke, DreadXP Editor-in-Chief. “Not a remake, but instead their own playable teasers of their dream game that still has that same level of suspense and terror.”

P.T., which stands for Playable Trailer, has taken on a mythic status thanks to its high-quality horror and the fact that the project never got further than the teaser, thanks to the falling out between Hideo Kojima and Konami back in 2014. Despite its short and narrow scope, it’s widely considered one of the scariest games of all time. A high bar for any indie developer. Though the teasers in the Dread X Collection will feature a variety of game styles and concepts.

The Dread X Collection is the first game release from Epic Pictures (Tales of Halloween), which owns Dread Central and DreadXP. A portion of proceeds from the Dread X Collection will be donated to Doctors Without Borders to help with the COVID-19 crisis.

“The Dread X Collection began as a way to provide a distribution platform for independent game developers, notably those financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis,” said Patrick Ewald, Epic Pictures CEO. “In addition, we wanted to make sure that we’re including a way to generate funds for this global health crisis, so a significant portion of all sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.”