This Week in Games – Week 28

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. 

Mythos the Awakening by Blackland Games Greenlit

Finnish Blackland Games had their first PC title, Mythos the Awakening, Greenlit this week after only 7 days on Steam Greenlight.
The studio has existed since 2013 and their first game, a mobile title called Planetary Guard: Defender was released in May 2013. From 2013 and till now, the studio has completed subcontracting work, while continually working on Mythos the Awakening.


The crowdfunding campaign for Mythos the Awakening is still running, and can be found here.



Lume Games launches Hidden Heroes, published by 505 Games

In another Finnish story this week, Lume Games launched their very first mobile title, Hidden Heroes, on iOS. The game is about discovering new lands based on real world objects, collecting heroes, and of course, building your kingdom in a squad-based real-time strategy adventure setting.

Upon release, the game was featured by Apple in the “Best New Games” category.

Italian-based 505 Games acquired a part of Swedish Starbreeze studios earlier this year, and also purchased the “Brothers: A tale of two sons” IP for $500 000 in cash in early 2015 from Starbreeze studios.



Dane sets new world record in arcade-game Gyruss

After playing for 58 hours, 48 minutes and 35 seconds non-stop and reaching a score of 69.071.350, Danish Kim “Kanonarm” Köbke  set a new world-record in the Konami developed shoot ’em up arcade game from 1983.

The whole thing was live-streamed by Chassis Arcade (the arcade store where it all went down) on Twitch, and the achieved video can be found here (also embedded below).

Watch live video from ChassisArcade on Twitch

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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