Release: Children of Zodiarcs

Stack your cards against the stuck-up aristocrats.

Children of Zodiarcs, a story-driven tactical RPG where you go up against the corrupt aristocracy, is now available DRM-Free, with GOG Galaxy support for achievements and a 10% launch discount.

Can a band of humble thieves change the course of history and disrupt a tyrannical ruling caste? If they’re crafty or leveled up enough, why not! You just need a neat deck of combat cards, some favorable rolls of the dice, and a kickass team of charming miscreants. Now go out there and make some trouble but watch out for rival gangs or the persistent city guards.

Add some flair to your exploits with the game’s digital soundtrack and a PDF artbook – grab the Collector’s Edition now or upgrade later.

The 10% discount will last until July 25, 5PM UTC.

Planet Nomads: Price lowered, spirits lifted

In space, everyone can hear you cheer.

Planet Nomads, the ambitious sci-fi sandbox game that has been exploring alien planets In Development for the past couple of months, just got its price lowered.

Since its release Planet Nomads has gathered fans, doubters, and curious bystanders along the way, but Craneballs (with whom we had a really nice chat a while back) feel that the game’s price tag is sending the wrong message, occasionally leading to disappointment. In response, they’ve decided to lower it, explaining: “The game has often received a negative review because of the higher expectations set by the higher price. We’re confident we are eventually going to expand Planet Nomads to match the expectations set by the original price – the trouble is, being a small team, it’s going to take us a few months to get there.”

Current owners who may feel strongly about this change, are encouraged to reach out to them directly. Moving forward, Craneballs also promise weekly updates every Thursday, with a major one coming at the 17th of August.

So stay tuned, space-builders, and keep your feedback coming – it can only make Planet Nomads better.

Building a better Vodcast experience

It’s been a little over a month since we first launched Vodcast, a feature that allows streamers to be live without having to go live. By replaying past broadcasts or premiering new uploads, you can engage your viewers in live experiences around pre-recorded content.

Since the launch, we’ve heard a lot of feedback from you about how we can improve the Vodcast experience. While there’s been a wide range of feedback, most of it came down to:

  1. Clearer communication
  2. More control
  3. Improved discoverability

Based on your feedback and suggestions, we’ve made several improvements to the Vodcast experience.

Clearer communication

In addition to the white dot with “VODCAST” that appears when the mouse hovers over the video player, there’s now a persistent bar at the top of the player that shows the title of the VOD being played during the Vodcast.

In your Followed Channels list, you’ll now see channels that are Vodcasting marked with a grey dot and positioned below live channels.

If you use your Followed Channels list in the collapsed view, you’ll notice that when you hover your mouse over a channel that’s Vodcasting, the tooltip will read “(Vodcast).”

When you start a Vodcast, now your viewers will receive an updated notification with clearer wording that lets them know that you’ve started a Vodcast.

More control

Do you only want to include Live channels in your Auto Host list? We’ve added an option in your Auto Hosting settings that lets you toggle between including or excluding channels running Vodcasts in your list.

Improved discoverability

Previously, your Vodcast would be categorized in the Channel directories based on the information you provided in the Stream Information widget. This created confusion if your Vodcast contained videos of different games, so we made a way to automatically update the stream details for your Vodcast based on the details for each individual video in your list. If you click on the settings cog in the Vodcast widget, you’ll now see an “Autoupdate Game Information” toggle.

We appreciate your continued feedback and will continue making improvements based on your ideas to make Vodcast a more engaging experience. So keep letting us know what you think on User Voice or via the #uploads-discussion channel on the Twitch Desktop App server!


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Pre-order: Tooth and Tail

Liberté! Égalité! Spécialité!

Tooth and Tail, a grimly satirical RTS about organized animal cruelty, is now available for pre-order, DRM-free, on GOG.com with a 10% pre-order discount.

Time to break the (food) chains! The War for Meat has thrown the animal kingdom into upheaval and everyone is out to subdue and consume their opponents. Customize your faction and lead an army of aggressive fuzzballs through procedurally generated maps to burn, gut, or blast the other woodland creatures into gooey pixels. Then you can go online and brutalize your friends’ furry pets, unless they’re willing to swing by for some couch split-screen play.

The 10% discount will last until the game’s expected release on September 13.

Release: Kingsway

Your window to a better dungeon crawl.

Kingsway, the world’s most advanced operating system for home-operated dungeoneering, is now available, DRM-Free on GOG.com.

Dungeon dwelling can get messy: potions, traps, loot chests, enemies, trinkets, random pieces of gear – if only there was a neat suite to help keep all these in order.

Don’t despair, heroic clicker! Kingsway OS is here and it’s using cutting edge technology like drop-down menus, popups, desktop icons, loading bars, and emails, to help keep your adventure organized and blue-screen-free. Install yours today!

Champion Roadmap: July 2017

A new Vanguard emerges.
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