Co-Op RTS DwarfHeim Announced

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From Norway, today Pineleaf Studio and Merge Games have announced a brand new co-op real-time strategy game called DwarfHeim for PC. The game focuses on city building and defense against hordes of nasty trolls and rival dwarven clans with a focus on working together with your teammates to succeed.As you can see by the last bullet point there, the game offers a unique feature to really encourage folks to play together. Called Friend-Pass only one player is required to actually own the game so everyone can join in on the fun.The hook appears to be different distinct roles to play as - miners, warriors, builders. These classes depend on each other and actually seem to work different levels of the map - for instance - the miners appear to actually be underground while the builders are on the surface building defensive structures for the warriors to occupy. 

DwarfHeim

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We've added DwarfHeim for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Biped Coming To PlayStation 4 On April 8th

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Adorable co-op puzzler, Biped, wobbled itself onto PC in March of this year, leaving console gamers pining for their chance to guide the game's cute lil' robots.  As it so happens, the wait is already almost over, as the game is releasing on PlayStation 4 tomorrow (April 8th).Biped is a family-friendly game focusing on what the developer describes as "moment-to-moment collaboration between two players."  In it, two robots are tasked with traveling to Earth and restoring beacons scattered throughout the wilds.  This Earth isn't quite like the one we're familiar with, though.  Biped imagines a planet uninhabited by humans, leaving the flora and fauna with the run of place.  Take a deeper look at what you'll be doing in the gameplay trailer found below:I love a good physics puzzler, and what better time could there be to explore the Earth's forests and jungles?  Plus, gameplay seems light enough that the experience should be relatively relaxing (depending on your co-op partner, of course).

HyperParasite Is Out Now

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Looking to scratch the twin-stick shooter itch from being inside all the time? Then look no further than HyperParasite, a new action game from Trologbytes Games. The hook? You play as an alien parasite capable of infecting other NPCs and controlling them in a retro 80's meets cyberpunk style setting.unique twist on the genre; jump from one host body to anotherOver 60 (SIXTY!) different characters to control as host bodies

Our Weekend In Gaming: Self-Isolation Blues

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Self-Isolation Blues

The days are starting to blend together here at Co-Optimus HQ, but based on my series of chalk lines homemade calendar, I think the weekend is about to start.  There was a small blip of game releases that happened a few weeks ago, and it seems that the Co-Opticrew is trying to wring every last morsel of entertainment out of them.  Hard times, indeed.For what I assume will be the next two days, we'll be finishing up our time on Mars, re-living our Yakuza escapades, and enjoying the cardboard side of gaming.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "I want to wrap up DOOM Eternal, continue my Rock career in Rocksmith, and dive into the Pacific campaign in Sudden Strike 4."

Fury Unleashed Is Out This May

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After an extensive five-year development journey (three of which were spent in Early Access), developer Awesome Games Studio is finally ready to, uh, unleash its creation upon the world.  Fury Unleashed, an action/platformer/roguelike played out over a series of procedurally generated comic book panels, will enter its final form on May 8th.The world isn't likely to change significantly in the time until release, so Fury Unleashed should be a perfect way to escape the drudgery of everyday isolation.  Its art style, which I can really only categorize as "brutal", complements the combo-focused gameplay quite well.  As always, though, you don't need to take my word for it.  Check out the trailer below for a more enticing glimpse.Plus, with Fury Unleashed's two player local co-op, you'll have the perfect excuse to hang out with your quarantine partner, assuming your relationship isn't in proximity-related tatters.  Each "stage" of your run occurs on a single panel, so you won't need to worry about characters getting separated.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Launches Friend Pass

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint was launched last fall to very little fanfare. It seemed to fly a bit under the radar, though, that's what a good Ghost does. To that end with everyone cooped up indoors and social distancing and whatnot, Ubisoft have offered players a great opportunity to enjoy some online co-op with friends - and those friends don't even need to purchase the game.If you’ve purchased any edition of the game, the Friend Pass allows you to invite up to three friends at a time who don’t own the game to join your session and play co-op with you for free. You can invite as many friends as you want, but no more than three at a time.The Friend Pass is available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system, and PC until June 16th, 2020. Your friends will have to play on the same platform as you and will need to have the trial version of the game installed with the owner of the game connected.

SnowRunner Hides the Mud, Brings the Cold

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Surprise co-op hit Spintires: MudRunner is getting a sequel and developer Saber Interactive is trading in the browns for whites. SnowRunner is the game's official sequel that changes not only the visuals, but improves on just about every aspect of the original game.The game's world is four times the size of the original offering players plenty of opportunities to get stuck in the snow while delivering folks Instacart orders. Players can also fully customize their rigs and rides to their heart's content. Of course the best thing the game has to offer is full four player online co-op play as you work together to complete challenges and various missions. You can bet you'll be towing each other out of 6 foot snow banks!SnowRunner is shipping for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on April 28th. You can snag a copy of it over at Amazon right now supporting Co-Optimus in the process. In the meantime, enjoy this launch trailer detailing all the game has to offer.

Overcooked! 2's Gourmet Edition Is Out In April

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Overcooked! 2's Gourmet Edition Is Out In April

The chaos enthusiasts over at Team17 have pumped out tons of extra Overcooked! 2  content since its original release, and they sure would love to spread it to the world.  Perhaps it's a gesture of good will, or maybe they just enjoy being the cause of kitchen-themed panic, but either way, they're releasing a new "Gourmet Edition" of the title on April 7th.Alongside the base game, the "Gourmet Edition" will contain four DLC packs adding new levels, items, chefs, and recipes.  It'll also include a fifth cosmetic pack offering a few extra options for the game's goofy chefs.  There's a whole lot of content in here, so check out the official descriptions for a better understanding:That's a whole lot of gameplay wrapped up in a nice, tastefully prepared package.  It definitely hasn't been thrown across a kitchen, left on the floor for thirty seconds, and then smashed onto a plate at the last minute.