Reverence Kickstarter Launch

Gamers can join Chicago developer Mantis Studios at a Kickstarter launch event for their upcoming title, Reverence.   As the ultimate combat experience, Reverence is “a comprehensive combat simulation where the player has full control over their movements.”reverence kickstarter


The launch event will be held at Emporium in Wicker Park on July 1st.  For more information, visit the Facebook page for the funding launch event.

E3 New Xbox One Game Controller


Tight game control is a crucial part of gaming experience.  The new Xbox One Elite controller announced at E3 features a host of elements to make tactile control robust for gamers on Windows 10 or Xbox One.  With button remapping, paddle remapping and new swappable parts, the Elite controller looks to be a game customizer’s dream and a treat for developers that want to tweak the feel of a game during demos and game play.

E3 2015 Open with the Xbox One Briefing


One of the biggest gaming events of the year, E3,  began with the a briefing from one of the biggest names in gaming. Microsoft’s Xbox briefing sent developer hashtags flying with a solid line up indie titles and strong hardware offerings for experimental new games. Hardware news included a live demo of Microsoft HoloLens running a special edition of Minecraft.  Touted as having the greatest games line up in Xbox history, the strong lineup looks to make Xbox One and Windows 10 (Windows 10 – shipping July 29) a very important platform for developers of every size.

C2E2 Returns to Chicago

c2e2_2015_05Chicago was once again the center of the digital world with Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2015.  The convention brings together a host of fans, stars, studio and developers from around the globe in comics, television and movies and of course traditional and video gaming!  This years convention spanned three days and showcased a variety of Chicago area artists, gamers, cosplayers and creators.  Members from the CEGD, SGC and CGR were on hand over the run of the convention.

Project Fly Alpha Event

projectfly_splashChicago based QuakeStudios will be unveiling the Alpha Build of Project Fly: First Strike.  Set in the streets of an alternate Chicago, the game will serve a bridge to the innovative film project. Project Fly First Strike will utilize the Unity 3D game engine and will be available on Windows and Mac OS platforms initially. The Alpha Event is open to members of the CEGD and SGC. We will have updates from the event later today.

Boot Hill Heroes Heads to Steam

Experimental Gamer’s “Boot Hill Heroes” is heading to Steam on October 10. “Boot Hill Heroes” blends all of the classic elements of traditional spaghetti westerns with classic fantasy storytelling and a dash of good versus evil and order versus chaos! Built in XNA with C#, the successfully Kickstarted RPG offers new and unique experiences to gamers.

With an intriguing story and excellent music by Jake ‘ virt’ Kaufman (“Shovel Knight”), it’s an adventure well worth experiencing. The title will arrive at a 50% discount to celebrate the launch of the game of Steam that will last for one week only!