This Week in Games – Week 13

This Week in Games
This article is part of the weekly “This Week in Games” article-series on Nordic Game Bits. The purpose of the series is to collect and wrap-up all the news that we did not cover with a full article on NordicGameBits form the past weeks. 

Sit back, relax, and let us walk you through all the news from the Nordic games industry that wasn’t covered separately on NordicGameBits throughout the past week.  

 

Chronology by Osao Games releases on Android

With the Android release of the game, Chronology can now be found on both iOS, Windows Phone, Steam, and Android. Chronology has previously won ‘Best Mobile/Tablet Game’ and ‘Best Casual Game’ at the Game Connection Developer Awards, and the game was also nominated for its excellence in Audrio, Visual Art & Design at IMGA 2015 and for the “Indie Sensation Award” at Nordic Game 2014.

The game’s first three chapters are free to try on Google Play, with an additional five chapters unlocked through an in-app purchase.

 

Several Nordic Studios nominated for A MAZE. Awards 2015

The 4th international independent videogames festival, which will take place April 22-25, 2015 has released their list of studios nominated for one of their awards.

The Nordic studios on the list include Among the Sleep by Norwegian Krillbite, Cunt Touch This by Danish Team Cunt, Else { Heart.Break() } by Swedish duo Niklas Åkerblad and Erik Svedäng, Progress by Swedish Ludosity, and Sentree by Danish Glitchnap.

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City-builder game, MiniMo Town, Releases on iOS and Android

MiniMo ApS, which is a new company formed by Danish Serious Games Interactive has just released their game, MiniMo Town, on Android and iOS. The game is a spin on the city-building genre and is aimed at children aged 5-9.  With its integrated learning elements, the game aims to teach children to speak English while having fun.

 

Starbreeze Studios receives $5 million investment from 505 Games’ parent company, Digital Bros

The Swedish-based Starbreeze Studio, who have recently seen great success with both its Payday franchise and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has just received a $5 million investment from Digital Bros. According to the press release, the money will give Starbreeze Studios another 24 months to focus on further development of PAYDAY 2 and its expansions on both PC and next-gen consoles.

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Next Games Releases Compass Point: West

The debut game by Finnish studio Next Games was released this week on iOS. Compass Point: West mixes cowboys with card-collecting and strategy in a free to play title that has been finally released after months of soft-launch testing in Australia, Singapore, and Canada. The game is the first in a series of games under the “Copmass Point” IP, with North, East and South to follow later.

Apart from the Compass Point games, Next Games is also developing a mobile game based on AMC’s television series The Walking Dead.

 

Games Workshop and Turbo Tape Games announces Warhammer: Arcane Magic

This week it was also revealed that UK-based Games Workshop has teamed up with Norwegian Turbo Tape Games, who is set to release Warhammer: Arcane Magic on iOS.

In the press release the followed the announcement, Turbo Tape Games CEO, Fredrik Sundt Breien said that “We’re pleased to have this opportunity to bring the Warhammer: Arcane Magic world to iOS, and we know for a fact that a smaller screen can still deliver an epic experience. We’re confident players will notice minutes after starting the game that we went ‘all-in’ when making Warhammer: Arcane Magic. Above all else, we’re Warhammer fans!”

 

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Sune Thorsen

Sune is not only a gamer and writer who wishes his keyboard-typing-speed would translate directly into Nintendo 64 controller agility, but also the co-founder and CEO of NordicGameBits.

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