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Game devs open studio in Fourways

Cali4ways Games, local independent video game developer, has announced the opening of its “real life permanent” studio, nestled in the graphic media hub of Johannesburg.

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Cali4ways comprises talent that jumped ship from other volatile creative industries: Steve the “Entrepreneur”, Louis “CEO & creative delusional visionary”, Nick “He who never sleeps”, Sibusiso “Skynet” and some “Suits” with calculators and serious deadlines.

Louis Du Pisani, CEO of Cali4ways Games, said: “Taking the plunge from an after hours’ hobby to full time game developers has been terrifying… it’s still terrifying. We channel that fear into Boet Fighter. When your dreams start giving you nightmares, then monetise that trauma.”

They are creating a game called Boet Fighter, which started off as a goof. Since then, it has taken the South African social networks by storm. Sometimes going viral is actually organic. Who knew? Its makers say Boet Fighter is “completely organic, handmade, and a comically crafted game that celebrates everything that makes the South African middle class so unpleasant, but packaged in a loving way  – a game where we flip the damsel in distress motif on its head”. 

The creators provide the following description:

“Follow Hard Eddy and Mod-C as they indiscriminately bliksem strangers to find out whether or not they had anything to do with the mysterious disappearance of a girl that Hard Eddy just met. Player 2 is also there, because market research suggests that we a) portray variety and b) that existential trauma is more fun when shared with friends.

“Hop on board as we toss our existing careers into the almighty dream volcano and pursue an end goal that will either a) pay off in the long run or b) won’t.”

For more information about Cali4ways Games, visit www.cali4ways.com

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New Borderlands 3 game modes announced

At Gamescom 2019 this week, Gearbox Software creative director Paul Sage, in conversation with Geoff Keighley, announced two new Borderlands 3 game modes.

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Vault Hunters, prepare for Borderlands 3. The game tests a player’s skills to score some top-tier loot in the crucibles of the new Proving Grounds and the returning Circle of Slaughter arenas.

Borderlands 3 is a story-driven, non-stop galactic thrill-ride, filled with colourful characters, epic enemies and boss fights, and billions of guns. In an all-new gameplay trailer released today, Gearbox and 2K show off the game’s unique brand of explosive, irreverent mayhem.

Borderlands 3 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on 13 September.

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Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars trailer revealed at Gamescom 2019

A gameplay trailer for the new strategy game Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars has been revealed at Gamescom 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

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Kalypso Media has released a new gameplay trailer for Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars. Palindrome Interactive’s upcoming strategy title is also available in playable form to the public at gamescom 2019 at both of Kalypso Media’s booths at Gamescon.

The news follows the recent launch of the closed beta, exclusive to all pre-purchase customers that order the Windows PC version of the game digitally through the Kalypso Shop ahead of its full release on 11 October 2019. As well as securing instant beta access, pre-purchase customers will also get a 15% discount, a digital soundtrack and bonus in-game content.

To ensure that all of our upcoming games run at their optimum quality, Kalypso Media is using CSL Boostboxx high-end gaming PCs with hardware from ASUS Republic of Gamers at Gamescom 2019.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is a strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, that combines empire management and turn-based combat with card-game elements. Discover the secrets of Nemire and experience an enthralling story from the perspective of four mighty vampire lords while commanding one of three vampire clans with distinctive units, powers, gameplay mechanics and characters. Players can make strategic manoeuvres in kingdom mode before switching over to combat mode to take on their foes in closely fought battles. Each clan and vampire lord has access to their own set of cards, which can be combined to powerful effect.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars will be released on PC on 11 October 2019, and on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2020.

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