Out of Hell 24 March 2012

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1. Developed by Mikael Tillander, winner of the RGCD C64 16k Cartridge Competition with the Fairy Well game, Birth Order is a a shmup / board-game hybrid available via Xbox Live Indie Games here. Priced 80 MS Points, Birth Orde offers a procedurally generated world map used as a board game, 12 different stage types, and more.

2. Hugo Retro Mania is a game developed by KREA Media and now available in 17 different languages on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. One of the world's first interactive gaming characters, Hugo The Troll, started out life as a "phone-in" game character on a Danish TV show. Players would call up to take control of Hugo, guiding him through a series of treacherous mines with the objective of rescuing his wife, Hugoline and their children. The player would navigate Hugo by pressing keys on their touch tone phone. Visit this website for details.

3. Markus ‘Notch’ Persson wants to make an Elite-style space game.

4. Until Monday 26 March, new and existing Steam members can grab Square Enix back catalogue and recently released games at a fraction of the usual prices. The promotion includes 50% off all Square Enix games and DLC packs throughout the sale period with a number of additional Daily Deals running throughout the promotion. In addition Square Enix is offering a Hit Collection game bundle comprising over 15 classic games including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Tomb Raider: Legend, Just Cause 2, Thief: Deadly Shadows and Hitman: Blood Money, all for one low price.

5. At the EVE Online Keynote during EVE Fanfest 2012, CCP Games announced that, beginning May 1st, UK players will be able to pay for their EVE Online subscriptions in pounds sterling, which will result in an estimated 20% price reduction versus the current rate. This introduction aims to accommodate requests by the UK community to pay in British Pounds rather than in Euros. The regularly monthly subscription fee will stand at £9.99 for UK players.

6. HeroCraft has released the freemium version of Scrubs on Android devices. The game based on the ABC franchise is developed and published in agreement with The Walt Disney Company and designed in a comic-book cartoon-style. Click here for details.

7. SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION has announced the worldwide release of THE KING OF FIGHTERS Android for the Android devices through the Android Game Platform G-Gee. THE KING OF FIGHTERS Android features five game modes: "Team Battle" for classic KOF 3-on-3 battles, "Single Battle" for 1-on-1 fights, "Endless" mode for an endurance challenge with just one life, "Challenge" mode where players needs to complete a variety of character-specific tasks, and "Training" mode where players can practice the Virtual Pad-based controls and learn combos. The game can be downloaded through the Android Game Platform G-Gee here.

8. Joymax has announced a new contest for Guilds in its online massive multiplayer title, Digimon Masters. The new Celebration of Guilds event rewards those who have been together from the start and encourages the formation of new guilds with start-up rewards, such as honorable top guild avatar (outfit). Read the press release for details.

9. Mail.Ru Games announced the launch of a new content update for Juggernaut adding female companions, capturing mines as new resources for clans, and more. Additionally players now have the opportunity to profit from premium accounts with several convenient extras.

10. NinjaBee and IndieRoyale.com have released IndieRoyale Ninja Lightning Pack which includes all five of NinjaBee's PC games: A Kingdom for Keflings (city-building simulation), Cloning Clyde (action platformer), Outpost Kaloki (space station tycoon game), Band of Bugs (tactics-style strategy), and Ancients of Ooga (action platformer). All five titles are available as standalone DRM-free or Desura downloads, with Steam keys included for the two games available on that service, Cloning Clyde and Ancients of Ooga. The Ninja Lightning Pack runs for just 100 hours, under the same pricing model as before: the price will automatically increase as more people buy the pack. Those generous purchasers who pay more than the current minimum can keep the price low or even decrease it. Visit this page for details.