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A Humble Winter Sale 2017

Hi everyone. Christmas may be over, and the Steam Sale ended, but I’m pleased to report that we have some great new discounts for all you bargain hunters out there. And since this one is on the Humble store not only will you be getting a Steam Key but you can now choose what to do with half of your charity contribution. You can give that 5% to the charity of your choice or keep the equivalent value as a cashback reward, which can be spent on future purchases during or after the sale.

Since I’m sure you’ll want to take advantage of these amazing offers as soon as possible, I’ll quickly run through all the Ghostlight Games that make up part of the sale :).

Way of the Samurai 4 (regular price £18.99) has a 50% discount.

Mugen Souls (regular price £15.49 ) has a 60% discount

Agarest: Generations of War (regular price £10.99) has a 60% discount.

Agarest: Generations of War Zero (regular price £14.99) has a 60% discount.

Agarest: Generations of War 2 (regular price £14.99) has a 60% discount.

Elminage Gothic (regular price £6.99) has a 70% discount.

Flame Over (regular price £8.99) has a 75% discount

OMG Zombies (OMG-Z) (regular price £3.99) has an 80% discount.

I’m sure you’ll agree that those are some great deals. So make sure you pick these brilliant games before the sale ends on the 22nd September.

In other news, we’re going to be running a Q&A on the blog next week. While I have already got enough questions for next week’s blog post, it looks like we will have enough questions to run a 2nd part. So if you have any questions you would like answered on Ghostlight, or our work than please ask in the comments or through social media.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back soon with more news from Ghostlight, but until then why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our  Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.

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Posted by Ross

The Steam Holiday Sale 2016 Round Up!

Hi everyone,

The tree is up, the advent calendar is nearly out of chocolate and Father Christmas is about to tether up the reindeer to his sleigh. But the one thing that has roused me from my winter hibernation is the Steam Holiday Sale! As usual, there are more than enough bargains to fill your Christmas stocking, including (of course) all of Ghostlight’s releases.

Since I know you’ll be itching to get to the Steam Store and take advantage of the amazing offers available, I’ll try to run through them all as briefly as possible.

As usual, all discounts apply not only to the base game, but to all its associated DLC too:

Way of the Samurai 4, (regular price $24.99) has a 50% discount

Way of the Samurai 3 (regular price $19.99) has a 50% discount

 Agarest: Generations of War (regular price $14.99) has a 60% discount

Agarest: Generations of War Zero (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount

Agarest Generations of War 2 (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount

Agarest: The Complete Saga (regular price $59.99) has a 50% discount

Mugen Souls (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount

Mugen Souls Z (regular price $19.99) has a 40% discount

Elminage Gothic (regular price $9.99) has a 70% discount

Flame Over (regular price $11.99) has an 70% discount

OMG Zombies! (regular price $4.99) has an 90% discount

Cubixx HD (regular price $8.99) has an 80% discount

So, make sure you hurry to the Steam store to check out these fantastic deals.

That’s all from me, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year, and that Father Christmas brings you lots of great games. :)

See you in 2017! ^^

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A look back at 2016

Hi everyone. Since I have taken next week as holiday, this is my last week at Ghostlight in 2016. I thought I might spend this week’s blog looking back at what’s happened in the world of Ghostlight this year.

In terms of new releases this has been a slightly quieter year than usual, with only 3 of them,  but that doesn’t mean we’ve been sitting here twiddling our thumbs. In addition to all of our new releases we brought the awesome firefighting action roguelike, Flame Over, to the Japanese PSN Store. As a long-time fan of Japanese gaming, I must admit it was very cool to bring one of our games to Japan. :)

We’ve also spent a considerable amount of time working on PC versions of games for other publishers. While we’ve still got several of these on the go, just last week we were able to share details on the first project, the traditional Chinese language version of Agarest: Generations of War, which we have been working on for our friends at Interwise.

The first of our own releases in 2016 was the fantastic Cubixx HD, which we brought to Steam way back in January. Cubixx HD was the first full console game I saw developed in house, so I’ve always had a fondness for it, and it was great to bring it to Steam, so that PC gamers can enjoy its compulsive score chasing in single player mode, and an intense local multiplayer mode for good measure.  With this one available for an amazingly good value $8.99, I’d heartily recommend it to everyone looking for a really cool arcade style game…

While I might be a bit biased, it wasn’t just me who thought Cubixx HD was a winner, with Official PlayStation Magazine UK calling it: “One of the most gloriously addictive, knuckle-bitingly frustrating experiences you can have on PSN.”  Eurogamer also gave it an 8/10, calling it: “Murderously addictive.” The Sixthaxis also awarded Cubixx HD with an 8/10, saying it: “Hovers on the cusp of absolute, delightful joy.”

It was only a few months later when we decided to defy trifling concerns, such as series order, and after previously bringing Way of the Samurai 4 to PC,  brought Way of the Samurai 3 to PC, priced at $19.99. A thrilling open world, action game, with a massive amount of character customisation and a huge amount of story routes to explore, Way of the Samurai 3 was a real pleasure to work on. It was Al’s favourite release of ours this year and not without good reason…

Honour, sacrifice, betrayal… Your choices make you who you are. How will history remember you?

Jump into the sandals of a mysterious lone samurai during Japan’s turbulent Sengoku era, in one of the most atmospheric action RPGs ever created!

Explore the villages, body-strewn battlefields, bandit fortresses, immense castles and local town of Amana, in an open world bustling with a rich cast of colourful characters that you can help, ignore or victimise.

Choose your friends and enemies carefully in a game where every decision has far-reaching consequences, and where finishing the game is just the beginning of your journey…

Our final release of the year came in August, when we followed up last year’s PC release of Mugen Souls by releasing Idea Factory’s brilliant JRPG Mugen Souls Z. It may have been our only JRPG of the year, but it was a rather good one, that improved upon the original Mugen Souls in so many ways.

Mugen Souls Z is a JRPG featuring multi-layered and hugely entertaining turn-based tactical combat, a huge array of skills, weapons, equipment and items to enhance, level up and use against hundreds of different enemy types.

Throw in a far out and hilarious plot, dozens of worlds to conquer, powerful character creation facilities, huge amounts of customisation and a 100-level Mugen Field to power through, and it’s clear that Mugen Souls Z is a dream-come-true for JRPG enthusiasts

So that’s 2016, but what’s coming up in 2017? Well, first of all we’re very close to signing a couple of console JRPGs, to port to PC. Neither of these games are part of a series which have been released on PC in the past, so fans of JRPGs on PC will have something totally new to look forward to.

We’ve also got a number of other ports for other publishers on the horizon, which means that we should have plenty to keep us busy! :)

So, what have been your favourite games in 2016, and what are you looking forward to in 2017? Why not let us know in the comments? :)

That’s all for this year. Before we go we’d just like to thank each one of you who’ve bought one (or more!) of our products in the last 12 months, as well as those of you who’ve commented on the blog or our social media pages, or via the Steam forums. We’re really grateful for your support and feedback and it’s nice to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support and for helping us do what we love. So… thank you everyone. ^_^ <3

I’ll be back in January with our first major announcement of 2017, at which point I’ll have been working here at Ghostlight for 10 years.  Although, if, say, one of the major online gaming stores was to run a big sale over the Christmas period, then there might be a blog post about it, but that does seem rather unlikely… ;)

Until then, why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our  Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight.

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