Legion weekly gaming news is where you will find a compilation of bite-sized news about upcoming game releases, DLC announcements and industry news. This week, you will find news regarding:
1. Guild of Dungeoneering and Never Alone are free on the Epic Games Store
2. Hammerting leaves Early Access and is now available on Steam, GOG and the Epic Games Store
3. The Last Stand: Aftermath makes its way onto PC via GOG, the Epic Games Store and Steam
4. World-crafting sandbox Grow: Song of the Evertree is now available on Steam
5. Vignette puzzle adventure Moncage has officially released on Steam
6. Colourful platformer Marsupilami: Hoobadventure bounces its way onto Steam
Read on to find out more.
While Christmas is more than a month away, the Epic Games Store continues its giving spirit and from today until November 26, you can add Guild of Dungeoneering and Never Alone to your library for absolutely no cost.
Guild of Dungeoneering was released in 2015 by indie developer Gambrinous and publisher Versus Evil. It is an innovative and entertaining card-driven dungeon-crawler that combines dungeon building, exploration and combat mechanics with nostalgic style graphics on graph paper.
What sets Guild of Dungeoneering apart from other dungeon-crawlers is that instead of controlling a dungeoneer, you will instead build the dungeon around them. Using a random deck of cards, you can expand the dungeon and strategically place loot and monsters to lure your dungeoneer in the direction you want them to go. When they are confronted by a monster, you will then do battle with them by using your cards.
As you continue to collect more gold and gain more experience, you will then be able to build your very own Guild by adding rooms that will attract more powerful adventurers, unlock better weapons and special cards for your Guild deck.
Released seven years ago, Never Alone was developed by Upper One Games, the very first indigenous video game company in the United States and is inspired by the culture of Alaska’s Native people in the Arctic. It follows the story of a young Iñupiaq girl, Nuna and an Arctic fox, in an atmospheric puzzle platformer that combines traditional folklore, stories, settings and characters that have been handed down over many generations by Alaskan Natives.
Never Alone features eight chapters that will take you across treacherous ice floes, Arctic tundra, ice caves and more. Throughout your adventure, you will encounter folklore characters such as Manslayer, Blizzard Man, Sky People and unlock insights into the Iñupiaq way of life, told by Alaska Native elders and youth. Last but not least, you can also experience this gem of a game in cooperative mode with another player.
Team17 and Warpzone Studio’s dwarven mining sim, Hammerting smashes its way out of Early Access and has been fully launched on Steam, the Epic Game Store and GOG. The game has also been released with a limited-time 33% launch discount, so click on the links to purchase it from your favourite platform.
Hammerting is a game where you are put in control over a colony of subterranean dwarves and must help them create the most efficient mine and ultimate subterranean base ever. Your dwarves main role in this game is to support their allies fighting a war in the Overworld by crafting legendary armours and weapons, so you will have to expand their operations quickly.
The full release of the game introduces a hoard of new features including cooperative online gameplay that allows you to join up with friends to work together. Furthermore, you can now hold Hammertings in the Great Hall, which will grant bonuses to your Mountain Home. The Overworld has also been updated with new procedurally generated factions, locations and roads.
Other than that, there are now more materials, items and recipes for you to discover throughout your playthrough of the game. So it is time to get your pickaxes ready and start mining and hammering your way to victory.
Just when you think that there will be a lull in zombie games, another one rises up and drags you back in. This time, the zombie apocalypse is brought to you by Con Artist Games and Armor Game Studios with The Last Stand: Aftermath, an action-adventure roguelite.
The Last Stand: Aftermath isn’t a new series, it actually started its unlife as a flash game with three games and you can get all of them by purchasing The Last Stand Legacy Collection. The newest entry is a reinvention of the series but still puts you in the shoes of a survivor whose days are unfortunately numbered.
In the latest game, you will join a small colony following the deadly catastrophe that has brought on the zombie apocalypse. As one of the survivors who has been infected by the zombie virus, you must leave the compound to make the most of your final days among the ruins of civilization. You will have to gather supplies for those who you will be leaving behind and hunt for the truth behind the zombie virus before you succumb to the infection.
As this is a roguelite game, with the fall of each survivor, you will continue the fight as a new character but you will keep your gathered supplies, perks and upgrades from the previous playthrough. To survive, you will need to craft new tools, weapons and remedies that will help you survive longer.
From time to time, it is a good idea to take a break from the fast-paced bombastic action of your favourite games and play a game that helps you relax. This is where Brisbane-based developer, Prideful Sloth and 505 Games’ world-crafting sandbox, Grow: Song of the Evertree fits in nicely between your breaks.
This game combines elements of adventure, life management and exploration all into one breathtaking package. Much like Prideful Sloth’s previous release, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, Grow is another relaxing game where you set off on a delightful adventure filled with vibrant and spirited surroundings, accompanied by an entrancing soundtrack by BAFTA award nominee composer Kevin Penkin.
You play as the last Everheart Alchemist who is tasked to restore the wonder and beauty of the Evertree that carries the weight of the Worlds of Alaria. To do so, you will have to travel to fantastic lands resting on the branches of the Evertree to nurture communities and foster friendship. There are also caves to explore, puzzles to solve and fishing to catch. What you do though, is entirely up to you.
Grow: Song of the Evertree is now available on Steam and launches with a 10% discount that ends on November 24.
Long-anticipated puzzle game by Optillusion and publisher XD Inc., Moncage is a vignette puzzle adventure that is a new take on puzzle games as it enables you to paper through multidimensional worlds to connect the similar yet unique, adjacent yet distant spaces, with a dreamlike adventure that revolves around a young boy, his father, and a lighthouse.
The Moncage is essentially a cube that connects parallel worlds through mind-boggling optical illusions. Each side of the cube houses a dynamic world with hidden connections to the others; you must carefully manipulate the cube and discover the connections and interactions between objects across multiple sides to solve the puzzles.
From peeking into an abandoned factory, a secluded island, or an empty nursing home, you have to think outside the cube while searching for clues from within. There are more than 60 interactive puzzles across 50 scenes. In each of these scenes, there are also a collection of photos that will further reveal the story about the young boy and his father.
Moncage can now be purchased on Steam with a 10% launch discount that ends on December 2.
This platformer features three Marsupilamis, Punch, Twister and Hope who live a peaceful life in Palombia. However, after accidentally opening a sarcophagus that releases a mysterious ghost who curses all the animals, the trio (who are immune to the curse), have to set out on an adventure, find the ghost and reverse the curse.
Your colourful journey with the trio will take you to various locations such as the Palombian jungle, a coastal city and even an abandoned warehouse. Through each stage, you will have to jump, punch, dash and swing your tail to reach the end of the stage.
For gamers who want a challenge, you can take on the Time Attack mode that will challenge you to finish each level as fast as you can. As for completionists or fans of the comics, there is a beautiful artwork gallery that will be unlocked after you collect all the hidden feathers and visit the secret dojos.
Marsupilami: Hoobadventure is now available on Steam with a 10% launch discount that ends on November 24.
For more information about Guild of Dungeoneering, click HERE.
For more information about Never Alone, click HERE.
For more information about Hammerting, click HERE.
For more information about The Last Stand: Aftermath, click HERE.
For more information about Grow: Song of the Evertree, click HERE.
For more information about Moncage, click HERE.
For more information about Marsupilami: Hoobadventure, click HERE.
For more information about Steam, click HERE.
For more information about the Epic Games Store, click HERE.
For more information about the GOG, click HERE.