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.
It seems that Nordic game developers have really embraced the Easter vacation this week. Therefore, this edition of the “This Week in Games” article-series is rather short. So just sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of your vacation with a short weekend article.
Finnish indie developer Jussi Simpanen releases Tiny Dangerous Dungeons
Currently only available on iOS, Tiny Dangerous Dungeons is a remake of an earlier browser version of the game, extended with additional content, new game modes, and more upgrades to engage the mobile players. The game is made in a true Game Boy classic inspired style, and holds the premium price of $0.99.
Norwegian TripleRam Games announces Yearn: Steel and Strategy
Small Norwegian studio, TripleRam, consisting of 3 Game Design students and an Art Student, announces a brand new game; Yearn: Steel and Strategy. Not much is yet revealed about the game, but according to a Facebook update posted to the studio’s official Facebook Page, the game will be a fast-paced multiplayer strategy game focusing on couchgaming.
“Yearn is a multiplayer strategy game with a troop-based combat-system designed for gamepad-controls. The game is perfect for couchgaming against good friends with its intuitive controls and fast-paced gameplay. Beautiful pixel-art and gameplay of great depth makes Yearn both strategic and fun.”
Codespace Ky releases Dungeon Jump on iOS, Android, and Amazon
Back to Finland, small indie studio Codespace Ky releases the free-to-play Dungeon Jump title for both iOS, Android, and on the Amazon AppStore. True to its Nordic roots, the game’s main character is a Nordic viking, trying to make his way through 6 dungeons, dying as little as possible.
Teaser Trailer for Aporia: Uncover the Mystery! revealed
Currently in development by Danish Mysic Box Studios – a company that consists of four graduate students from Aalborg University Copenhagen – Aporia: Uncover the Mystery! is a true mystery game, developed using the Cryengine 3 SDK. The teaser is out already, and a free playable demo of the game will be available at the end of April 2015.
Finnish Bugbyte releases teaser trailer for Battlestation: Harbinger
Described by the Finnish studio behind the game as a series consisting of both mobile and PC games in the style of “Babylon 5 meets Faster Than Light”, a teaser for the newest installment of the series, Battlestation: Harbinger, was just released this week. For the first game, Battlestation: Humanity’s Last Hope, Bugbyte ran a Kickstarter campaign, which was eventually cancelled, although a mobile version of the game was released.
Swedish Fatshark releases Bloodsports.TV on Steam
Set in a post-apocalyptic Sweden, Bloodsports.TV was released and published this week by Swedish studio, Fatshark. The game comes in at €9.99 on Steam, and so far, it has received nearly only very positive feedback from the players.
According to the website, “Bloodsports.TV is a co-op top-down Hero Defense game. In this spin-off of Krater, take on waves of incoming enemies and bosses in this old school, fast-paced approach to strategic co-op games. Protect the glorious Missile Silo – locked on and ready to be fired at villages for a fresh supply of volunteers.”