In Rays of the Light is a remake and reimagining of the original 2012 indie game The Light. The initial project was a “test of the pen,” which marked the beginning of my journey in the world of game development. The game contained a general moral concept associated with the danger and harmful consequences of human activity: with endless wars and political struggle, the desire for enrichment, with technical progress, which has a strong effect on our lives, both in a positive and in a negative way. The final message of the story was that Mother Nature will breathe a sigh of relief when humanity as a species disappears from the face of the Earth.

The original game was a small sketch with 15-20 minutes of gameplay. The reference for the location was the real-life territory of the Moscow Humanitarian University, in particular, one of its educational buildings. During … Read the rest

Today we reveal a brand-new gameplay trailer for Open Country, an upcoming outdoor adventure and survival game coming to Xbox One on June 3, with all new info and brand-new reveals. Read on to learn more!

Maps

Open Country covers three massive wilderness maps at launch. Mellow Hills, Tumnus Valley, and Snowridge. Each map represents a different season with its own weather, animals and survival challenges. You’ll need to equip the right gear and stick up your camp to make it to the next day.

Survival / Tracking / Hunting

Everyone needs to eat and there’s no supermarket in Open Country. Tracking and hunting local game, such as elk or rabbit, is how you’ll get your next meal. Look around for recent tracks that will lead you to big game that have recently passed by and take your shot. Be careful! Any stray noise, or the scent of … Read the rest

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Red Dead Online, Final Fantasy X/X-2, FIFA 21, and More
I’m back for some more “coming soon” goodness and this round, we’re bringing a wide range of games for you to look forward to. We’ve got games to build in, score goals in, shred down the Alps in, explore the American Frontier with your friends in, and even games to… Read more

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Our passion for adventure games precedes everything. When we decided to develop The Wardrobe, we had the goal of making a video game that could draw inspiration from the masterpieces of the genre, such as Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max: Hit the Road, and so on, but making it modern, putting in some black humor. This is how The Wardrobe was born, talking about two friends that not even death can keep away.

Our protagonist is Skinny, a boy who was killed by mistake from his best friend, Ronald. After the accident, Skinny’s body was brought back to life by some mysterious entity, forced to live forever in Ronald’s wardrobe. Like a skeleton in the closet. To save his best friend’s soul from eternal damnation, Skinny will be forced to reveal himself to Ronald and convince him to face his guilt.

It’s … Read the rest

Summary

  • Starting today, you can preorder Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl for 10 percent off on the Xbox Games Store.
  • The game will be discounted now through its May 20 launch week.
  • You can play Mall Brawl on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility.

A few weeks ago, our team at Interabang Entertainment revealed that we’re bringing our 8-bit-inspired Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl to Xbox with the latest version, Arcade Edition.  Mall Brawl is a prequel to our upcoming game Chronic Blunt Punch and a reward for fans who supported us during our development journey. Today, I’m here to share the news that pre-orders for the game are now live on the Xbox Games Store.

Starting today, you can preorder the game for 10 percent off from now through its May 20 launch week. You can play Mall Brawl on your Xbox One, or … Read the rest

Summertime Madness is a first-person puzzle game that’s coming soon to Xbox One. The player, in the role of a painter who has made a pact with the devil, must find his way back to the real world after being deceived and trapped in one of his paintings. A journey into the surreal world of the artist’s creations, in which a dreamlike atmosphere hides mysteries to be discovered, puzzles to be solved, and a world in constant change.

The initial idea of ​​the game was to develop an adventure that was very limited, set only in a single scenario (a mysterious island), and whose game time to solve its mysteries and secrets had been around the hour. During the development of a project, especially if this is the debut title as in this case, the priority was to stay focused on aim at the finished project, from the initial concept … Read the rest

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Xbox is amplifying voices of empathy, honesty, and mental health awareness. Now more than ever, people are experiencing new challenges which impact their mental health. With the ongoing pandemic, physical isolation has elevated the importance of virtual connections to stay in contact with friends and loved ones. Through gaming, we can both explore mental health, its impacts, and provide community. More and more studies* have shown that gaming has real benefits on players mental wellbeing. Through a virtual world, people have been able to do everything from ease their symptoms of PTSD to build social connections that are so crucial right now, to finding moments of joy, building connections, fostering empathy and helping to reduce anxiety.

For me personally, gaming is a key part of my mental health routine. When I need to step away from the world and limit my exposure to … Read the rest

Watch Dogs: Legion players can grab a new DLC character and single-player mission starting today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as a slew of free additions to the campaign and Online mode with Title Update 4.0. Available via the Season Pass or as a separate purchase, the DLC includes a new character, Mina Sidhu, a test subject whose special OMNI Optik lets her control enemies, disrupt them with a Mental Blast, or recharge her powers with takedowns. She arrives along with a new single-player mission, Swipe Right, which puts DedSec on the trail of a conspiracy to fund extremists by selling off Egyptian antiquities.

Title Update 4.0’s free additions include two new operative types for players to recruit in open-world London: the DJ and the First Responder. The DJ’s perks include Killer Beat, which ensures shorter cooldown periods and more damage, along with a Feedback Loop … Read the rest

Summary

  • Developer M. B. Saunders talks through the features that stand out in Angels with Scaly Wings.
  • The game follows the story of the player as they travel through the dragon world as an ambassador.
  • Angels with Scaly Wings is available today on the Xbox Store.

Angels with Scaly Wings follows the story of the player travelling to the dragon world as an ambassador. But things get complicated and suddenly you’re thrust in the middle of a murder investigation.

Here are five reasons why Angels with Scaly Wings might just become your new favorite narrative adventure!

1.  You can explore a new world!

Dragon society is complicated! While this new world may seem strangely familiar, it also operates under its own rules. Yet every discovery only seems to raise more questions than it answers… which brings us to the next point.

2. It’s a narrative mystery adventure.

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!


Continuing Our PC Gaming Journey in 2021 and Beyond
We’ve talked often about our “player-first” approach to gaming over the last few years. In the past, that may have meant different things to different people, especially for those who identified strongly with being a console gamer, a PC gamer, or a mobile gamer. If you were to walk the (virtual) halls at Xbox today, I think you’d find… Read more

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