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This week we take a look at how SkySaga is handling a particularly tricky issue regarding player trading and recipes. We’ve got that plus stories and videos from Pokemon Go, Landmark, Heroes of the Storm, and more, all waiting for you after the break!
First of all, we hope you weren’t planning on eating for the rest of today. No? Good. Black Death, the upcoming survival sandbox centered around everyone’s favorite pandemic, posted its first-ever dev blog on the subject of visualizing various states of plague infection.
“The more infected you are the worse you look!” the team enthused. “Currently there are four states, from a bit sweaty all the way up to massive bubonic boils, beautiful.”
Also in the dev blog is some art showing off the post-war military fort Farleigh Citadel, a royal armor set, a stone mill, and a “birds-eye view” map of the world. Unfortunately, the last one isn’t in full details, so you won’t be able to plan your strategies for conquest just yet.
Hope you weren’t expecting to contract the virtual bubonic plague any time soon. The grim medieval survival game The Black Death announced yesterday that it will be moving its early access launch from March to April.
“We’ve also sadly had to put our early access release back a month, so the new early access launch date is planned to be April 19th, 2016,” the studio posted. A reason for the delay was not given.
Green Man Loaded’s upcoming medieval-themed survival sandbox (plus zombies) The Black Death is on a video roll this week; on offer today is a trailer highlighting the path of the peasant.
“Peasants are cultivators of the land and know how to gather and grow more food and resources,” says the video. “Long days working have made them stronger, allowing them to carry large amounts of weight and perform more physically demanding tasks.” You might even call them the Uncle Owen of Medieval Europe!
The video follows a peasant as he forages in the wilderness, plants crops, and trades with NPCs inside of protected forts. It’s bleak, people.
Green Man announced earlier this week that it was seeking game testers; you can sign up via the official site.
Introduced back in January, The Black Death is a survival sandbox in which players are medieval commoners struggling to make it during a nasty plague that has created “infected” (read: zombies). If you just can’t get enough of these kinds of games, then listen up because developer Green Man Loaded is hunting for testers:
There’s a fresh teaser trailer too; view it below!
Survival games aren’t always the cheeriest of places (after all, you have to have something to survive against), but a new game might make other titles seem like a trip to the local candy, puppies, and fireworks store.
The Black Death plops players in the role of a medieval commoner who must not only make a living somehow but do so amidst one of the worst pandemics that history has ever seen. Players can choose from one of 10 classes, explore a period Western Europe, buy property, and compete against the wildlife, fellow villagers, and the infected (which look to be more like zombies here). Why not be a Minstrel who’s cheering up those sore-ridden souls with a few top 40 hits?
Early access for The Black Death will begin in March on Steam. You can check out its teaser trailer after the jump.