This weekend at PAX, I came across a booth with just a laptop sitting on a table, and this laptop was running an early build of Snowed In Studios' Windforge. It's an open-world role-playing game with an emphasis on building things, very similar to Terraria but with 200% more steampunk.
You'll be able to mine and knock down everything in the game using a jackhammer, except for one core city. Although there are already hundreds of craftable items, even more are being added as the game develops.
The demo I saw started out with my character on a sky ship, which players will be able to build for themselves. On the ship were crafting stations where I could refine down raw materials that I mined and then assemble into finished tools and building supplies. Mining is fast since it's done using a jackhammer, so it's not a huge hassle to gather up resources.
The ship can be flown around anywhere on the giant map, and the planned game world is going to be huge. There are three different levels to the world, all of them set in the sky. The lowest level is filled with poisonous gas and players will have to build air filters before exploring it.
The middle level -- where the demo was set -- was full of little islands to explore and Skywhales, which are what they sound like: giant whales that fly. These creatures are a source of oil and can be used as fuel.
I am really excited to see more of this game; the concept is a blend of awesome things, and I'm hoping the final result is awesome as well. Simply put, the world needs a game with Skywhales in it. Windforge is planned for release this year and as you might have guessed, Snowed In Studios is trying to get on Steam via Greenlight.
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"m!"*Sarah Jane farron Hope everyone had a good day today regardless of whether you're celebrating valentine's day with someone or like me, sitting by yourself at your PC in a warm dressing gown with a cup of tea :) Mine was okay. Unexciting but I do very much like being warm!ooktar So I bought Xenoblade Chronicles X like 2 months ago. I think maybe today I'll finally take it out of the wrapper.Pixie The Fairy Splatoon and Undertale fans, please do not walk the path of Sonic fans and Bronies. You are both very young, yet you are dangerously close to that path. Naught but ruin lies down that road.LinkSlayer64 Played SMESH with RadicalYoseph - had some hilarious matches like this one.SmileyBarry Redesigned Dtoid is super-fancy, but scaling is still fucked and Heavy Reading has odd-colored backgrounds... Still, it's fancy & a shitload more lightweight and that's enough to make me happy.Nick R P Green Here it is as promised, my valentine's day gift to you all. My 2015 Reflection Series comes to a close with my Top 3 Movies of 2015 (I know, it's not games, I decided to try something different). As always, I'll have a blog version uploaded later!Fuzunga The Sonic Twitter's done it again.SeymourDuncan17 I CHALLENGE YOU, HUMAN, TO... A DUEL! NYEH HEH HEH!ChrisHannard In honour of Valentine's Day, let's share our names/synopsis for porn versions of popular video games. I'll start us off with Firecrotch, the tale of a red-headed firefighter struggling to save a nudist colony from a forest fire. Mike Martin Leave it to Cracked...Luckrequired Clicked on Google's Valentine's Day animation and this pops up. Good show, fellas.
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KnickKnackMyWack Also, I think my Wii U gamepad is on its last legs... the NFC reader is still kaput, the screen is rather smudgy and the L button is started to stick like a motherfucker. Sooner or later it's just going to stop working altogether methinks. :'(KnickKnackMyWack Younger me would be so disappointed in the gamer I am today. When did I stop finishing games? Seriously!SayWord Hosting a Murder Mystery dinner tonight. What are the chances that I actually get to play myself? =PRadicalYoseph We were discussing Ben Carson, pyramids, corpses, SoFlo, and Nekro's fetishes in the Discord chat if anyone wants to know what it's like down there.lewness Nintendo just sent me an email to say "Congrats on your new Wii U!". It wasn't new it got fucking FRIED and now all my stuff's gone after repairs - I was in Chapter 9! Chapter 9! 70+ hours on XCX! And that's just one game! I was- *walks off ranting*JPF720 Bravo Undertale, bravo.SpielerDad The most depressing Valentine's Day song ever, courtesy of Ole Blue Eyes.