Shadow Arena in final beta

Pearl Abyss just announced that Shadow Arena’s final beta will be from April 17 to April 20 ahead of its official launch later this year.

Shadow Arena is an action battle royale where 40 Heroes compete against each other to be the last player standing on the battlefield

The final Beta will be available across the globe, supporting 14 languages including English, Indonesian, Thai, and Turkish, and anyone can ask for a key from the  official website. 

For the moment the review on Steam on the previous beta is mitigated, with a lot of people saying they wanted more or that the game is not balanced correctly. The good news is that Pearl Abyss said that they have heard the players and introduced a few changes from the previous beta.
Heroes will be able to experience a new AI Mode, where they can battle against the AI to learn more about the game. Normal Match is another new feature that does not record the game’s results, allowing Heroes to play Shadow Arena without the pressure of reaching high scores.

If you are interested in Shadow Arena, that may be a good option for you to have a try and see for yourself!

Gamedec funded on Kickstarter in 36 hours!

Gamedec is a cyberpunk isometric RPG project on Kickstarter proposed by Anshar Studios, and it has already pledged $56,000!

Making a Cyberpunk game is probably a good idea right now. Making one where you play a detective, with decisions altering your character’s traits and the game is even better. It will feature complex conversations and interactions as players create or expose networks of conspiracies. And is described this way:

“Your goal is to hunt down the criminals of virtual worlds. Rich and spoiled businesspeople, parents who want better lives for their children, or corporations with plans to rewrite history. Are they acting alone, or are they mere puppets? What does a “happy ending” mean to you? To them? Each decision changes the world around you and your character’s personality. Some decisions will feel right, but others can be unexpected.

Real and virtual worlds have merged, giving rise to ancient vices: lust, sloth, pride, envy… That’s why everyone needs gamedecs – specialists who solve real problems in virtual worlds. Whether it’s the Wild West or a prehistoric amusement park, these and many other worlds reveal our inclinations and weaknesses.

Use your wits to gather info from witnesses and suspects, get to the bottom of deceptive schemes, save lives, and investigate the extraordinary relationships between virtual worlds and their inhabitants. Gamedec emulates the nature of tabletop RPGs by focusing on character development through decision making. Like in classic tabletop RPGs, you’re given the freedom to approach situations from multiple angles rather than forcing a single solution – the choice is yours and yours alone.

But this Kickstarter success not the end, hopefully just the beginning. There are still some other goals in the Kickstarter phase! So have a look and give some support to Gamedec!