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Townscaper - Indie Gem Conquers Steam Early Access

Bart Swiatek, yesterday, 19:04

Independent game Townscaper, a simple but charming city builder by one of the Bad North devs, debuted in Steam's Early Access.

Fortnite Leaves Early Access

Paul Wozniak, 30 June 2020, 21:34

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite's paid co-op mode - Save the World - is leaving early access today. At the same time also the creative mode and battle royale will be officially launched.

Torchlight 3 Act 3 Release Date

Frozen, 27 June 2020, 14:54

Echtra Games and Perfect World Entertainment have announced the release date of the final, third act of Torchlight III, titled Echonok. The devs also released a new trailer.

Bannerlord is Too Similar to Predecessor? Players Grow Weary

Bart Swiatek, 23 June 2020, 13:51

Some of the people playing Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord complain about the game's weariness. In their opinion, the title is not different enough from the previous part, offers too shallow gameplay and puts too much emphasis on grind. The decreasing interest is also visible in the stats collected by SteamCharts.

Bannerlord After 78 Patches - Summary and Roadmap

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 June 2020, 19:11

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord debuted on Epic Games Store. In addition to making the game available on this platform at a discount of 20%, TaleWorlds has summarized the game's development to date and revealed plans for the future.

Torchlight 3 Criticized in Steam Reviews

Milosz Szubert, 16 June 2020, 14:55

Early access to Torchlight III met with a rather cold reception from the players. On Steam, only 36% of player opinions on the title are positive. Criticized elements include technical problems and the requirement for a permanent internet connection.

Torchlight 3 Launches in Steam Early Access

Milosz Szubert, 13 June 2020, 22:01

Today, Torchlight III debuted in early access on PC (Steam), another installment of the popular hack'n'slash series, created by Echtra Games.

Baldur's Gate 3 - Early Access Release Date

Adrian Werner, 13 June 2020, 18:44

Larian released a new trailer for the much-awaited RPG Baldur's Gate 3 and revealed when we can expect the game to launch in early access.

Release Date of PAMELA - Immersive Sim in the Vein of Prey and System Shock

Paul Wozniak, 04 June 2020, 21:09

We got to know the release date of NVYVE's debut survival horror game inspired by System Shock series - P.A.M.E.L.A.

Factorio 1.0 Release Date Changed Because of Cyberpunk 2077

Agnes Adamus, 29 May 2020, 21:01

Wube Software announced a new release date of Factorio. Interestingly, the title will come out of the early access phase five weeks earlier than originally planned. This decision was dictated by the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 scheduled for September 17.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades Leaves Early Access

Milosz Szubert, 15 May 2020, 14:14

The Elder Scrolls: Blades, the mobile installment of Bethesda's popular RPG series, has left early access on Android and iOS mobile devices. Additionally, the title debuted on Nintendo Switch.

Bannerlord - Disloyal Lords Becoming a Serious Issue in the Game

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 May 2020, 16:38

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord players have a new another reason to complain. This time, the problem has turned out to be lords, who can leave us almost immediately after being paid ridiculously large amounts of money.

Scrap Mechanic Boom on Steam - The Wonders of New Gameplay Mode

Milosz Szubert, 11 May 2020, 11:47

Last weekend, Scrap Mechanic from Axolot Games took a major leap in popularity. All thanks to the fact that this multi-player mechanic / constructor simulator received a Survival mode and was discounted on Steam.

Build Your Own Chernobyl Power Plant - Patch for Workers & Resources

Adrian Werner, 08 May 2020, 13:04

Startegy game Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic just received patch 0.8.1.21, which introduces, among other things, the possibility of constructing nuclear power plants. It also added a system of random map generation and a number of smaller improvements.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - Auto Resolve Annoys Players

Czarus, 07 May 2020, 14:16

Bannerlord from TaleWorlds is still popular, with over 50,000 users playing at the same time. No wonder it's on the lips of many. One of the hottest topics raised by the community is the problem of automatic battle resolving, which has accompanied the series for many years.

Bannerlord - Players Want Co-op, Devs Reply

Czarus, 30 April 2020, 14:26

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord from TaleWorlds is only recently available in early access, and players are already considering what features could be included in the final product. Many fans would love to see the possibility of cooperation. A studio representative commented on these requests and his forecast does not sound very optimistic.

Bannerlord's a Time Eater and Remains Popular on Steam

Milosz Szubert, 23 April 2020, 14:36

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is still doing very well on Steam. The title regularly ranks in the top ten of games with biggest activity numbers on Steam. In total, they have spent over 75 million hours in the new game from TaleWorlds.

Baldur's Gate 3 to be Released on Schedule

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 April 2020, 11:52

Sven Vincke commented on the impact of the coronavirus on the development of Baldur's Gate III. The head of Larian Studios confirmed that the ongoing epidemic has slowed it down somewhat, but this will not translate into delaying the game's release.

Deadside - Alternative to DayZ Attracts Many Players

Milosz Szubert, 16 April 2020, 15:32

Two days after its launch in early access, the survival game Deadside from Bad Pixel is doing pretty well on Steam. The title has an average of 5,000 people playing at the same time. Most of them have a positive opinion about it.

Old World - Civilization's Competitor Early Access Launch Date

Christian Pieniazek, 14 April 2020, 23:27

We learned the date of the early access release of Old World, a turn-based 4X strategy game that will try to challenge the Civilization series. The title developed by Mohawk Games (the devs of the warmly received Offworld Trading Company) can already be ordered from Epic Games Store.

Bannerlord - Gamers Praise Developers for Frequent Patches

Bart Swiatek, 10 April 2020, 14:34

After the launch of Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord in early access, devs at TaleWorlds began the process of intensive patching of their work. The game receives updates almost daily, and players praise the developers for their hard work.

Obsidian's Grounded Coming to Early Access in July

Bart Swiatek, 08 April 2020, 12:47

The creators from Obisidan Entertainment have announced that their next title - the intriguing survival game Grounded - will debut in early access in late July this year.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - Option From Previous Installments Returns

Milosz Szubert, 06 April 2020, 11:16

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, currently in Early Access, will soon get automatic blocking, after many players have been asking for this feature.

M&B 2: Bannerlord - Second Patch Fixes Save Data Broken by the First One

Milosz Szubert, 02 April 2020, 17:01

TaleWorlds started the process of patching the early access version of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. Unfortunately, the first patch wrecked saved game data. Fortunately, the next one, which debuted last night, eliminates this problem.

MisBits Will Go Free-to-play This Weekend

Adrian Werner, 01 April 2020, 13:45

This weekend, the online action game MisBits will switch to free-to-play model. The creators gave the launch date of the free-to-play version and informed what attractions they have prepared for those who have bought the paid edition in Steam Early Access.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - Success on Steam and Positive Player Reception

Milosz Szubert, 31 March 2020, 19:43

The launch of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord in early access on Steam was a huge success. According to Steamcharts, more than 178,000 people were simultaneously enjoying the title at the hottest momene tof the day. The title is also collecting positive feedback from the community.

Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Launches in Early Access Today

Konrad Serafinski, 30 March 2020, 10:48

Today, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will be available in early access. The title will offer a story campaign and single player scenarios, as well as several modes for playing together online.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Coming to Early Access One Day Sooner

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 March 2020, 18:35

TaleWorlds has announced a change in the timing of its release of Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord as part of Steam's Early Access. The awaited game will hit Steam the day sooner it was announced.

An Offer for Lockdown - Free Weekend With MisBits

Adrian Werner, 27 March 2020, 14:39

In a few hours, Steam will launch a free weekend with MisBits, an online action game enabling us to wage a battle of toys.

Everspace 2 Delayed by... Cyberpunk 2077 and Outriders

Konrad Serafinski, 07 March 2020, 20:15

The creators of Everspace 2 decided to delay the game's release in Stean early access. As the main reason they said they were afraid of competition from Cyberpunk 2077 and Outriders - two games that are coming out around the same date.

Black Mesa – Half-Life's Remake Launches Today

Adrian Werner, 05 March 2020, 14:05

Today, the full version of Black Mesa, a remake of the classic FPS Half-Life, will officially launch on Steam. This will mark the end of almost five years of early access.

MisBits - New Game Starring Toys Launches in Early Access

Milosz Szubert, 05 March 2020, 13:05

Today, MisBits, an unusual multiplayer game in which we will control toys, launches today on Steam's Early Access.

Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail Launches in Early Access

Paul Wozniak, 04 March 2020, 21:51

The latest work from the creators of Naval Action, Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail, has been released today in Steam Early Access. The current version of the game provides a total of six story chapters, which include 60 sea and land battles.

Curse of the Dead Gods in Early Access - „Love Child of Darkest Dungeon and Hades”

Bart Swiatek, 04 March 2020, 10:26

Yesterday, the roguelike Curse of the Dead Gods from Passtech Games debuted in Early Access. The game turned out to be a great success - thanks to satisfactory mechanics and interesting ideas it is praised by both players and journalists.

Builders of Egypt Demo Released

Agnes Adamus, 02 March 2020, 23:47

Builders of Egypt: Prologue, a demo city builder set in the realities of ancient Egypt, is now available on Steam and GOG.com. Strategy Labs is responsible for the title, and the publisher is PlayWay.

Baldur's Gate 3 Will Launch in Steam Early Access This Year

Adrian Werner, 23 February 2020, 18:28

Hasbro announced that an early version of Baldur's Gate III will go on sale this year in Steam Early Access. The Larian Studios team responsible for BG3 had previously done the same thing with the Divinity: Original Sin series and it turned out to be a hit.

Hardware Requirements of Grounded - New Game From Obsidian

Konrad Serafinski, 22 February 2020, 19:45

We've learned the minimum hardware requirements and the indicative release date of Grounded, a new survival action game from Obsidian Entertainment. The title will initially appear in early access.

Temtem - PC Not-Pokemon Game Found Half a Million Buyers on Steam

Agnes Adamus, 21 February 2020, 22:11

Temtem was quite a success. A month after the Early Access launch, it was announced that the game inspired by the Pokemon series has sold over half a million copies.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is the New Space Game From Homeworld 3 Devs

Jacob Blazewicz, 19 February 2020, 22:47

Blackbird Interactive and Focus Home Interactive announced Hardspace: Shipbreaker. The new game from Homeworld 3 devs, in which we undertake the risky demolition of space wrecks, will go to Steam early access in summer.

Black Mesa 1.0 Beta Goes to Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 February 2020, 12:22

Crowbar Collective has released the full version of Black Mesa in an open beta. If the tests are successful, the Half-Life remake will soon leave Steam's Early Access.

Curse of the Dead Gods Announced - Mix of Darkest Dungeon and Darksiders Genesis

Christian Pieniazek, 07 February 2020, 15:36

Curse of the Dead Gods is a dark roguelike that will be published by Focus Home Interactive. Next week, the production will appear on Steam, and the available materials suggest that we will be dealing with a lovechild of Darksiders Genesis and Darkest Dungeon.

Dota Underlords Early Access Departure Date Revealed

Milosz Szubert, 31 January 2020, 13:27

We've learned when Dota Underlords will leave the early access phase. According to Valve, update 1.0 will debut on February 25. Together with it, the first ranked season will start, which will offer a lot of attractions.

Temtem - Pokemon Clone Conquers Steam

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 January 2020, 15:12

Temtem, a game inspired by the Pokemon franchise, has been available in Steam early access for a week. The users cannot praised the work of the team at Crema enough.

Hades - The Long Winter Update is Here

Paul Wozniak, 22 January 2020, 14:11

The successful game from Supergiant Games has received a free update yesterday, with lot of additional content. A new goddess and a rod were added to the game, and a lot of changes were introduced, e.g. in gameplay or opponents.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem Delayed; New Release Date

qjin, 09 January 2020, 14:42

Hack'n'slash game Wolcen: The Lords of Mayhem has suffered a delay. The game was supposed to launch this month, but the creators need more time to polish it up. Fortunately, the delay is small, and the devs have shown the character creation system to kill some of our time.

Black Mesa - Half-Life Remake Completed

qjin, 25 December 2019, 14:29

Xen came to Black Mesa. Crowbar Collective released the complete version of Half-Life's remake yesterday. Nevertheless, it still has Early Access status, as the developers have plans for further development of the game; the devs have used the same opportunity to share the said plans with the community.

Black Mesa Beta Debuts With Complete Half-Life Campaign

Michael Kulakowski, 08 December 2019, 22:10

After many years of waiting, the complete beta version of Black Mesa, fan-made remake of the original Half-Life, was released online. Thanks to it, the players can finally complete the entire campaign of the title. The release of the full version is planned for the beginning of next year.

Every Evening Thousands of People Role-play as Dinosaurs in The Isle

Julia Dragovic, 27 November 2019, 22:14

The Isle, survival game from Afterthought LLC, has conquered the hearts of players, even though the game still hasn't left early access. The secret lies in the dinosaurs because that's what we become when we play the game.

Quake Engine-based Shooter Wrath Launches to a Good Debut on Steam

Bart Swiatek, 25 November 2019, 11:24

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, an FPS from the independent studio KillPixel Games, launched in Steam's early access program and is getting great reviews. The title was designed in an old-school style and uses the first version of Id Tech engine, the one used to power the original Quake.

Factorio Release Date Revealed

qjin, 15 November 2019, 21:29

Wube Software informed about the release date of the full version of the strategy game Factorio. The game will leave early access with a significant delay. And unfortunately, this will not happen soon, because it will not be until less than a year from now.