Loading Human wins double at Game Connection America 2014

Untold Games’ Loading Human, the Virtual Reality adventure game powered by groundbreaking controls and set in a thrilling sci-fi world, received two awards at the Selected Projects awards, held during Game Connection America 2014.


The game - which The Guardian said offered "promisngly surreal sci-fi lunacy" - was selected as the winner by a panel of judges in the ‘Console & PC Hardcore’ category, and the in-development virtual reality game also came away with the esteemed best overall prize.

 

Loading Human has been in development for over a year and has already received accolades from the industry and press. With a high concept of “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Monkey Island in virtual reality”, Loading Human is the evolution of the classic ‘point ‘n click’ adventure videogame, utilising the recent advancements in VR technology to provide an unprecedented level of immersion. 

 

Coverage for the award win included Develop, VRFocus and Hobby Consolas (Spain).

Focus Home Interactive's fantastic '14

Focus Home Interactive has an exciting and varied portfolio of new titles on the release slate for 2014, and Dead Good is representing its UK PR interests during a banner year for the French publisher. 

 

New games include goblin stealth-'em-up Styx: Master of Shadows, the return of H.P. Lovecraft's terrifying Call of Cthulhu universe, and accessible strategy title Act of Aggression. Whilst the iconic detective returns in a new video game adventure, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, that will allow players to feel like they are Scotland Yard's go-to investigator like never before. 

 

Focus is also bringing Games Workshop's classic boardgames to PC and console, in the form of Blood Bowl II and Space Hulk: Deathwing, which will feature Oculus Rift virtual reality support. There are more fantasy thrills coming in Bound by Flame, and action RPG that places you in the role of a mercenary possessed by a flame demon.

 

Strategy fans will be well catered for by the return of the critically-acclaimed Wargame series, in the guise of Wargame Red Dragon, as well as sci-fi RTS Etherium. And Focus is supporting indie developers, beginning with Space Run from Passtech Games.

From Birmingham to Betelgeuse - Lumo Deliveries Inc. opens for business

Lumo Deliveries Inc., a social management sim with a difference, is coming to mobile devices this summer. The brainchild of Lumo Developments, a brand new studio formed by members of the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed Team Lumo (Kumo Lumo, Paper Titans), Lumo Deliveries Inc. allows gamers to build a business empire like Enron, Woolworth’s, Pan Am and DeLorean… or, ideally, one that is actually successful.

In Lumo Deliveries Inc., players take on the role of an International Logistics Manager, launching their delivery career from humble beginnings with one man and a battered, three-wheeled van. Lumo Deliveries Inc. features a multi-layered and compulsive appointment system similar to Tiny Tower mixed with some Dumb Ways To Die mayhem. 

Lumo Developments is one of the first phoenix studios to arise following the collapse of Blitz Games late last year, and is part of a new wave of innovative creative teams and collectives to emerge in the wake of the closure. 

 

Dead Good is working with Lumo Developments on the launch of its debut title, with coverage already appearing in GamesIndustry.biz, MCV, Pocket Gamer, Polygon and VG247.