Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Say Hello to The Repopulation

Hailed as one of the most anticipated sci-fi MMORPG of 2014, The Repopulation is a sandbox MMORPG with features seen in games like Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online. The game won the 2013 PAX Prime Rising Star Award from MMORPG.com
Hailed as one of the most anticipated sci-fi MMORPG of 2014, The Repopulation is a sandbox MMORPG with features seen in games like Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima Online. The game won the 2013 PAX Prime Rising Star Award from MMORPG.com
What stood out for me, personally, is the way you could play the game. You can either choose to play it like an RPG or a Third-Person Shooter, to either advance character with fighting or adopt peaceful means. So, technically, I’d have all the freedom to harvest, craft and trade without being forced into combat. You could either choose to participate in PVP or ignore it completely.

Predestination adding 3D Ship Designer, Donate via Kickstarter

The indie games studio Brain and Nerd is expanding their 4X Space game by adding a new innovative 3D Ship Designer that will allow players to attach new elements to a spacecraft and offer massive scope of expansion.
The second Kickstarter campaign was lauched because the first campaign didn’t reach the stretch goal (over-funding limit) set by the developers for this feature to be added.
“The initial plan for Predestination was to have a customisable ship design feature much like Master of Orion II’s ship design. We really wanted to extend this into a full modular 3D ship designer in which you could create unique designs and see the weapons or other add-ons you install.” – The devs.
The developers were also awarded a £10,000 grant by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund managed by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. They however, need more funding to realize the full scope of their plans to expand the game.
Check out the game and help them out on Kickstarter.

Japanese Scientists believe Universe is a Giant Hologram - Evidence Provided

A group of Japanese scientists have concluded that the Universe is a Giant Hologram. They have also presented evidence to suggest that the Universe is nothing but a projection and a big hologram.
They’ve managed to come to this conclusion after analyzing the hypothesis of the theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena.
 was credited for finding the connection between the string theory and the gauge theory. According to the model published by Juan Maldacena, gravity in the universe arises because of the finest vibrating strings.

At the University of Ibraki, the team headed by Yoshifumi Hyakutake, calculated the the internal energy of the black hole, the position of its event horizon, which is a space-time boundary that separates it from the rest of the universe, and entropy. Corresponding calculations of the energy were made for open space. As a result, the calculations coincided. They’ve also published in their articles that Juan Maldacena’s assumptions are true.

Tesla Motors redefine Electric Cars - Model S Best Selling Car

Tesla Motors’ Model S is currently the first electric car to top sales rankings in any country. The Model S has also won numerous awards and recognition such as the 2013 World Green Car of the Year, 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s 2013 Car of the Year, Time Magazine Best 25 Inventions of the Year 2012 award, Consumer Reports’ top-scoring car ever!

The official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA-USA) range for the Performance Model S equipped with a 85kWh Lithium-Ion battery pack is a whopping 426km making Tesla Motors’ Model S the electric car with the the greatest range available in the market. (Also topping the Tesla Roadster).
The Model S has sold over 18,200 units globally that includes over a 1,000 cars sold in Europe, and over 4,900 cars sold in North America alone, ahead of the Chevrolet Volt (4,421) and the Nissan Leaf (3,695). The Model S was also the top selling car in Norway with a market share of 5.1% of all new cars sold in the country in September 2013, becoming the first electric car to top sales rankings in any country.
To check out the full features and specifications of the car, head to the official Tesla Motors website.

Play an Inventor, Travel in Time, Fix a Broken World in Chronology

Now on Steam Greenlight, Chronology is set in a post-apocalyptic world and lets you play as The Inventor who knows how to travel back and forth in time. Using this to your advantage, you’ll need to undo the destruction of the world by traveling back and forth in time accompanied by your time-stopping friendly Snail and prevent the destruction from happening.

Although this game reminds me of Braid, Chronology allows us to carry items back and forth in time to solve puzzles. You can also plant a seed in the past, come to the future and use the full grown tree to your advantage.
The game’s artwork and aesthetic looks are fantastic. The Inventor is being voiced by Brett Dunnelly and The Snail is being voiced by Nicki Rapp (The Walking Dead, Psychonauts, Broken Age). The music is also being composed in-house. The soundtracks are now available for preview and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp for $7.
Chronology is developed by OSAO Games – A five man Danish development team. The game is scheduled to release in the first Quarter of 2014. The game is currently on Steam’s Greenlight. Vote for it to bring it on Steam.

Match Girl - Help her find her way through Dark Passage Ways

Built by DDRKirby and xellaya and as one of the entries for the Ludum Dare 28, Match Girl seems to be raking up some likes. The game puts you in the shoes of a little girl trying to make her way through a dark maze. Although there are torches that offer some light, you’ll need to use your matches to see things around you.

In each room of the maze, you can fire up a match to illuminate the entire place, but Hurry! You only get a handful of seconds to memorize the entire place. Also, to stay in sync with the theme of Ludum Dare 28, you only get to use one matchstick in every room. There are false platforms and moving blocks, rooms occupied by monsters that you’ll need to avoid. Split between two difficulty modes, there are 50 stages available to play.
Ludum Dare 28 is an online jam event where people from around the world create a game in a weekend. Check out other entries at Ludum Dare 28. They’re fascinating!

Make Useable Pencils with this Awesome Waste Paper Processor

The P&P Waste Paper Processor is one of it’s kind. A sexy looking gadget with one simple objective – Convert your waste paper into usable pencils.
This waste paper processor takes any paper of prescribed size and produces pencils on the other side. All it needs to work is your regular power source, pencil lead and glue. You just have to refill it with lead/ graphite powder and glue when it’s running out. Also included is a slot for sharpening pencils when you need it! There are also two modes of operation – Auto and Manual.
This waste paper processor is so revolutionary that it also went on to win the Liteon Award.
Designers: Chengzhu Ruan, Yuanyuan Liu, Xinwei Yuan & Chao Chen

Have you seen the Jolla Phone yet?

Say hello to the Jolla Phone – A smartphone that runs on the all new Sailfish OS. The phone’s making has one thing right in the core – The Smartphone Community. The 90 man team that developed Jolla has offices in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland and Hong Kong, the SAR of China.


Phone Specs

iOS RPG Lili Coming to PC, Support on Steam Greenlight

BitMonster Games’ roaming RPG Lili is all set to come to the PC – if we can give it a nudge Steam Greenlight.
The iOS version of the free-roaming RPG received critical acclaim from many popular media outlet reviewers and critics – VentureBeat, Touch Arcade, Wired, Kotaku and many more. BitMonster games is bringing the game with enhanced graphics to the PC.

“On the mysterious island of Geos, Lili will meet a number of hilarious locals, explore beautiful environments, solve some puzzles, and even challenge an oppressive regime or two along her way. Lili uses an amusing “non-combat” system for dealing with enemies, and sorts out a few personal issues along the way” – BitMonster Games.