Fishlabs, has announced their first MMORTS (Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy Game) — Galaxy on Fire – Alliances. By fully embracing the Free-2-Play business model, the next spin-off of the critically acclaimed GOF series will introduce thousands of new players to the war-torn Galaxy on Fire universe and offer a unique sci-fi gaming experience that is cooperative and competitive in equal shares. Among others, players can look forward to state-of-the-art 3D graphics and captivating story telling as well as top-notch sound design and gripping gameplay mechanics. Galaxy on Fire – Alliances is being developed with the aid of Fishlabs‘ ABYSS® 3 engine and scheduled to be released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch in Q3 of 2013.
“Never before in the eight years of our existence have we worked on a title with a team as big as the Alliances team,“ says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment. “Free-2-Play is an incredibly exciting and promising market for mobile developers and we’re really eager to create a premium-quality F2P title, which includes all the features and characteristics that have made our previous titles so unique and successful. As you can imagine, this is not an easy task, but we’ve got a team of highly experienced and talented industry specialists assigned to the development of Alliances and the playable alpha version of the game does already look pretty amazing.”
The events of Alliances take place in a remote and hitherto unexplored part of the universe, where valuable resources and ancient artifacts are expected to be found. In order to gain access of these riches, the most powerful factions of the galaxy, namely the Terrans, Vossk and Nivelians, order their best commanders to build an outpost on that out-of-the-way star cluster and claim dominion to that yet-to-be-acquired sphere. In order to succeed against a multitude of ruthless opponents and add more and more planets to their territories, the players will have to display strong tactical and diplomatic skills on the one hand and an extraordinary talent for resource management on the other. Furthermore, they will have establish a flourishing economy and do a lot of research in order to get access to stronger technologies. And last but not least they will also have to forge alliances with other players in order to make new friends and comrades and be able to stand up to seemingly superior enemies in epic space battles.
A few days ago at EA’s offices in Playa Vista, California, EA Mobile hosted Kick Ass 2 star Donald Faison to celebrate the upcoming launch of the highly-anticipated Real Racing 3. A longtime gamer and racing fan, Donald was on hand to play the game, check out the custom Real Racing 3 McLaren, and talk to the development team.
Since Real Racing 3 was previewed at the iPhone 5 launch in 2012, the game has been anxiously anticipated by mobile gamers everywhere. This installment of the Real Racing franchise will feature photorealistic tracks, 45 meticulously detailed cars and the all-new Time-Shifted Multiplayer.
Real Racing 3 will launch February 28th on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The first major update to Ravensword: Shadowlands has finally been released! The developers have listened to the players and added special enhancements for the controls as well.
Here’s the full list of changes in this version 1.1 update:
You can download this update completely for free if you’ve previously downloaded Ravensword: Shadowlands. For first time buyers, you can download the game by clicking here for $6.99.
Hamburg-based premium game developer, Fishlabs Entertainment, has now decided to keep the price of its award-winning open space shooter Galaxy on Fire 2 SD for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at $0.00 permanently. This decision is based on the extremely satisfying results of the title’s first-ever freebie offer, which started on Thanksgiving and brought forth more than 2 million additional downloads to date. In the course of the sale, Galaxy on Fire 2 SD even managed to claim the #1 position of the “free” category of the App Store charts in various countries for several days.
“After a very successful two-years-stint in the paid category of the App Store and the ‘changing-of-the-guard’ through the HD version, the time is now ripe for Galaxy on Fire 2 SD to go free,” says Michael Schade, CEO of Fishlabs Entertainment. “Especially on the F2P market, the depth of title’s gameplay and the immersiveness of its storyline are pretty much unrivalled. And the graphics do still look top-notch as well, even on older smartphones and tablets. While we’re still pushing the envelope on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, as well as all newer iOS devices, with the HD version – which got featured by Apple several times as an ambassador for premium benchmark titles on A5 and A6 devices – we’re now also offering millions of new gamers free access to one of the most ambitious and comprehensive sci-fi sagas on the App Store with Galaxy on Fire 2SD.
The offer ran for almost a year and enabled all longtime fans, who had already installed Galaxy on Fire 2 SD on their devices, to unlock Valkyrie HD for free. Since Galaxy on Fire 2 SD will now stay in the “Free Apps” category, Fishlabs can no longer uphold that special offer.
In addition, both the SD and the HD version of Galaxy on Fire 2 will also no longer support Open Feint. So players will only be able to preserve and synchronize their save games via iCloud until further notice.