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Ratloop Games Canada is a small team based out of Montreal consisting of 7 full time developers, and 2 part-time interns. We have 1 producer, 2 programmers, and 4 artists. Some of us have been doing this for decades and others are hot off the press! We’re a mix of old and new blood, from different parts of the world, which we believe is important because of the variety of viewpoints it gives to our projects!

Playdius and independent studio Robot Wizard are proud to announce that the point & click adventure game Jengo, has successfully achieved its Fig Backstage Pass Program, with more than 20% of its fundraising goal reached and over 270 backers in one month. Starting today, Jengo is starting its full Fig Crowdfunding campaign.

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Some video games can take the art of driving a little bit too seriously. If you’re tired of incredibly detailed simulations that spend more time calculating body roll and tire pressure than actually letting you have fun, help is at hand. Here are a few of the wildest, wackiest driving games ever developed:

Grip Digital is a video game developer and publisher based in Prague, Czech Republic. We've been in the industry for nearly a decade and during this period we have worked on over 50 projects on all major platforms, from one-man games, to multinational AAA titles. Among our most known games that we have developed and published, are the award-winning exploration adventure, The Solus Project, and the upcoming bullet-hell FPS, Mothergunship.

After two test sessions, Scavengers Studio is excited to make Duo Mode a permanent part of Darwin Project on Steam. Joining its standard free-for-all game mode, Duo Mode allows combatants to team up with friends or strangers as they stake their claim on the snow-covered battlefield. The developers stated they welcome player feedback as they work to improve Duos even further.

Skill-based matchmaking and special Easter event also live now

On the full release, The Wizards will get access to three new story chapters, two of them including epic boss fights. The update will also bring "Master Enchantments" - powerful upgrades for all the spells. We also managed to highly optimize the game and increase its visual fidelity. The major and most visible difference is in the lighting. Since the full release, all spells will cast light on its surroundings, which will lead to quite interesting visual effects.

Microïds, Anuman Interactive’s video games publishing label, has signed an agreement with Los Angeles-based Reeder Brand Management for the rights to the name and likeness of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and elements of his film Vertigo. Microïds also announced that Pendulo studios will be developing a game loosely based on Hitchcock's masterpiece.

11 Bit Studios was founded in 2009, and since then we've released six games. This War of Mine was the latest and Frostpunk is the next. In the early years we had a philosophy of making games that mix genres or turn genres upside down. For example, inverted tower defense became tower offense, which was the idea behind Anomaly Warzone Earth. The philosophy evolved into making innovative games with a focus on thought-provoking topics and that's what drove us into creation of This War of Mine. The further step is Frostpunk. This is a game that questions morality as you play as the leader of a society in the last city on Earth, in an alternate history where the whole Earth freezes in the XIX century.

Question™, a team of industry veterans including the Creative Director and Lead Writer of BioShock 2, the Senior Gameplay Programmer of Dishonored, and the Lead Effects Artist for BioShock Infinite, has unveiled its next title. The Blackout Club, a cooperative paranormal horror mystery, steps into the light in Q1 2019 on PC.

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ is a tactical adventure game featuring a deep storyline set on a post-human Earth, which combines strategy and the turn-based tactical combat of ‘XCOM’ with real-time exploration and stealth gameplay. Currently in development by an experienced team including former ‘HITMAN’ designers and Ulf Andersson, the designer of ‘PAYDAY.

For the next two weeks Rockstar Games will be partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of Rockstar PC titles as part of the Rockstar Games Humble Bundle, with 100% of the proceeds from Rockstar Games going to support the Rainforest Alliance.

Crystal Dynamics®, the renowned developer of the TOMB RAIDER® franchise, today announced they continue to expand their studio by adding 15 top industry talent to their development team in January alone. Included in the group are former Naughty Dog Creative Director Shaun Escayg who joins The Avengers Project as Creative Director, and as Director of Production Stephen Barry, a 27 year Veteran from EA/Visceral Games.

John Warner, creative director of Over The Moon has launched the second episode in their series of Developer Insight videos, analyzing well crafted concepts from titles the developer admires.

Bigmoon Entertainment and Deep Silver announced global distribution and co-publishing agreement for DAKAR 18, the cross-country rally racing game celebrating Dakar Rally, heading for PC later this year.

THQ Nordic to globally distribute (excluding Korean version) the physical edition of the upcoming RPG in partnership with Versus Evil and Obsidian Entertainment.

With the Yeti Hunter arcade brawl that graced Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event this year, conversation has once again piqued on the Blizzard forums: is this a subtle indication that the Overwatch dev team may be bringing a role queue to the game at large?

David Su’s video game musical features a unique playthrough with an award-winning soundtrack. Although short, the game provides a very relaxing experience, embarking on the archer Yi’s journey to save the village. After several playthroughs, I was craving to play more story games with a focus on original music. However, the market for these games is limited, leading me to believe that this could be an excellent platform for more original composers to feature their music in a unique, visual way.

Amazon Appstore’s Retro Zone, which claims to be "the ultimate online destination for all things retro gaming," is partnering with Twitch influencers this Nov. 14-15 to stream retro games available on the Amazon Appstore and compete in speed runs against viewers.

The most intriguing game of PGW was Vanishing Stars Colony War, developed by Ninpo — mostly since we were surprised to hear that these two genres could be merged into one; the independent scene allows this type of originality. And to hear Cedric's passion for his tower defense MMO, we can’t wait to play it!

Gravel, Milestone’s latest IP, is back with a new Dev Diary focused on the career mode developed around the Off-Road Masters, the annual TV show where the best riders in the world compete in races all over the planet, organized by the Gravel Channel, the extreme sports TV channel completely dedicated to off-roading.

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