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.
Trine 3 Releases on Steam, GOG, and HumbleBundle
Developed by Finnish Frozenbyte, the third installment in the Trine series was released this week for Windows PC, with Linux and Mac versions promised for later this year.
Most notably, Trine 3 changed the franchise from 2.5D to full-fledged 3D, as can be seen in the launch trailer below:
8-minute gameplay video released of The Solus Project
The Solus Project is a first-person single-player survival game set to release in early 2016 for both Xbox One and PC. Developed by Swedish Teotl Studios and Grip Games, the game has already received a lot of attention, most recently at Microsoft’s presentation at Gamescom in Germany a couple of weeks ago.
Battlestation: Harbinger among TOP 3 paid strategy games on Google Play
Finnish Bugbyte, which recently launched its second Kickstarter campaign for it’s PC title: Battlestation: Humanity’s Last Hope seem to be doing very well in the premium US strategy games market on Android.
This week, the $3.99 game rose to the TOP 3 paid strategy games on Google Play in USA, beating games such as Kingdom Rush and Game Studio Tycoon 2.
Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms end their lawsuit with Gearbox over Duke Nukem
Danish Interceptor Entertainment who acquired 3D Realms in 2014 has finally ended its lawsuit with US-based Gearbox – the owner of the Duke Nukem IP.
Long story short, the lawsuit started when Interceptor Entertainment acquired a license from 3D Realms (which they had not yet acquired) to develop a new Duke Nukem game. Trouble arose as both Gearbox and 3D Realms believed that they held the IP rights for the Duke Nukem IP, and the rest is history. The lawsuit has now, after more than 4 years of battle, ended, and Gearbox will remain the rights to the Duke Nukem franchise.
“When Interceptor acquired a license to develop ‘Duke Nukem Mass Destruction’ (‘Duke Nukem Survivor’) from 3D Realms, we did so in good faith and were not aware of any conflict. We never intended to cause any harm to Gearbox or Duke, which is why we immediately ceased development after Gearbox reached out. To secure the future of Duke, 3D Realms has agreed with Gearbox that a single home serves the IP best. And as big Duke fans, we’re excited to see what Gearbox has in store for the ‘King.’ As for our own games, we’re eager to complete development of the ‘Bombshell’ game and get it in the hands of our fans.”, 3D Realms CEO, Mike Nielsen says in a recent official announcement.
RymdResa releases on Steam
RymdResa, which is a “peotic, roguelike space oddysey” developed by Swedish Morgondag, has finally released on Steam after years of development.
While no official date has been announced yet, there are plans for a Linux, iPad, Xbox One and Wii U release of the game too.