Shroud of the Avatar polishes up the desert, teases a moondial

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Shroud of the Avatar polishes up the desert, teases a moondial

What’s that up in the header screenshot? Is it Conan Exiles? Nope — it’s Shroud of the Avatar’s Sequanna Colossus map and my favorite kind of biome, and it’s due for “uncloning” and customization post-Release 42, complete with the colossus itself, desert ruins, the requisite oasis, mesas, stone arches, and the bleached skeletons of long-dead behemoths. Sequanna is spotlighted in...

Destiny 2 developer diary delves into a tragic story about a moon clamp

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Destiny 2 developer diary delves into a tragic story about a moon clamp

A new developer diary has released for Destiny 2, and this one’s talking story. Bungie say this is a tale about a group of superheroes being stripped of their powers, once again becoming scrappy underdogs instead of Crota-killing uber-gods. 

Get up to speed on Destiny’s story with our handy primer at that link. 

How have their powers been stripped? Well, this alien warlord turned up at the Tower - Earth’s last refuge - and put a clamp on the Traveller, that big sky sphere. Now it’s all clamped up, its Light - a stat-boosting magical property - can’t reach the Guardians.

Valve hire some Kerbal Space Program developers

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Valve hire some Kerbal Space Program developers

The big boys at Valve have hired an unknown number of folks behind the space sim Kerbal Space Program [official site], RPS fanzine PC Gamer is reporting. A former Valve developer said as much in an interview on the podcast Game Dev Unchained and a current Valve spokesperson confirmed it to the mag, saying “We’ll […]

Worlds Adrift’s closed beta begins Wednesday

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Worlds Adrift’s closed beta begins Wednesday

Make your last farewells to the Worlds Adrift alpha servers: They’re going dark tomorrow. That’s because the game’s closed beta is about to begin, sooner than you might have anticipated since less than a month ago Bossa Studios was tiptoeing around a delay. “Starting Wednesday May 24th, at 6PM BST / 7PM CEST / 1PM EDT / 10AM PDT, we’re...

Sunless Sea’s writer is working on a questline in the next Dragon Age

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 Sunless Sea’s writer is working on a questline in the next Dragon Age

Failbetter Games founder Alexis Kennedy has officially revealed that he’s working on a questline for an upcoming Dragon Age game. The writer, who is responsible for the Fallen London series and Sunless Sea, is working for BioWare remotely from the UK, penning a bit of lore for something very specific. 

One day a new Dragon Age will appear in our list of upcoming PC games

Kennedy revealed the news in an interview with Eurogamer, where he spoke vaguely about his freelance role. 

Valve hired the Kerbal Space Program developers

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Valve hired the Kerbal Space Program developers

Valve has hired the team behind Kerbal Space Program to work on... something.

What the Kerbal developer, Squad, is doing at Valve is anyone's guess, but one can only speculate that they're working on a new game with the Half-Life 2 and Portal studio.

News of the Kerbal devs moving from their base of Mexico City to Valve's Redmond, Washington headquarters came courtesy of the Game Dev Unchained podcast (via PC GamesN) where former Valve environmental designer Roger Lundeen mentioned the acquisition.