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Apply now to join the Cubixx HD beta

It’s nearly time for another Ghostlight beta test, as we’re going to be starting the Cubixx HD closed beta shortly. So, if you’d like to help us out and get a chance to play the game early then please send an email to: beta@ghostlight.uk.com stating your name, date of birth and the technical specifications of your PC.

Applications will close on the 11th December, so please make sure to get them in before then.  As with previous closed betas, we will not be picking people on a random or first-come-first-served basis, so please do bear that in mind.  What a ‘yes’ decision actually comes down to depends on a number of factors, including how representative we feel the range of PC specs we’ve assembled for the beta is.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Cubixx HD, you can check out the Cubixx HD website, or see what I had to say about it when we announced the game last week:

Cubixx HD was Laughing Jackal’s first non-mini and is a particular favourite of mine, with compulsive score chasing in single player and the local multiplayer being incredibly good fun both in co-op and versus. While I might be a bit biased it wasn’t just me who thought so, 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.”

Cubixx HD is a fast paced action puzzle game which sends high scoring, combo chasing game play to the third dimension!

Play through the epic 50 level Arcade mode, test your skills to the limit with 50 Challenges or take on the world in over 150 online leaderboards! If all that isn't enough you can join forces with friends in the 7 player Co-op or destroy each other in the 7 player Deathmatch!

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The Steam Autumn Sale Round Up

Hi everyone.

As we now have more games in the Steam Sale, the sale blog post with trailers and descriptions was getting a bit unwieldy. So, I thought I’d give you a quick roundup of all our deals in the Steam Sale, so you can quickly see all of our games’ discounts in one go!

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

Way of the Samurai 4, (regular price $24.99) has a 50% discount. This discount is also available on the Humble store.

Agarest: Generations of War (regular price $14.99) has a 75% discount. This discount is also available on the Humble store.

Agarest: Generations of War Zero (regular price $19.99) has a 65% discount. This discount is also available on the Humble store.

Agarest Generations of War 2 (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount. This discount is also available on the Humble store.

Agarest: The Complete Saga (regular price $59.99) has a 70% discount.

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

Elminage Gothic (regular price $9.99) has a 70% discount. This discount is also available on the Humble store.

Flame Over (regular price $11.99) has an 80% discount. This discount is also available on the Humble store.

OMG Zombies! (regular price $4.99) has an 80% discount. This discount is also available on the Humble store.

In other news in case you haven’t seen it, earlier this week we announced that we’d be bringing Laughing Jackal’s compulsive arcade puzzler Cubixx HD to Steam by the end of this year. Cubixx HD is one of my favourite Laughing Jackal games, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it when it does come to Steam.

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The Steam Fall Sale 2015 begins

The end of autumn is here, which means it is once again time for this year’s version of the fantastic Steam Fall Sale. And once again we’re going all-in, with amazing savings on every single Ghostlight release on Steam! Since I suspect some of you are already itching to head off to the Steam Store and check out the bargains, I’ll give you a quick rundown of the brilliant savings available on all of our games:

Fantastic Japanese action game, Way of the Samurai 4, (regular price $24.99) will have its price halved during the sale, with the discount also applying to the game’s DLC. The Way of the Samurai series is widely renowned for allowing players to make far-reaching decisions that can radically alter the course of the story and this, the fourth entry in this thrilling series and previously exclusive to the PS3, is no exception! Now all the sword-wielding action, adventure and drama of the Way of the Samurai series comes to PC for the very first time, continuing the series’ blend of customization, exploration, action gameplay and quirky humour.

The chart topping SRPG, Agarest: Generations of War (regular price $14.99) will have its price slashed by 75% during the sale.  We’ll also be applying this discount to all of the game’s DLC, the premium edition upgrade and - of course - the Collector’s Edition itself. With a truly epic storyline taking in 5 generations of heroes and challenging grid-based strategic battles, this offer is fantastic value for anyone who wants to jump into this great series of SRPGs.

Meanwhile, the prequel to Agarest, Agarest: Generations of War Zero (regular price $19.99) will have a whopping 65% discount during the sale. Once again, this applies to all the games DLC bundles as well! With a brand new story, improved character portraits and the addition of Vacation days allowing you to get to know your party members better, this is one that fans of the first Agarest won’t want to miss.

The sequel to Agarest, Agarest Generations of War 2 (regular price $19.99), with its brand new fast-paced battle system will have its price slashed by 60% during the sale, with this discount also applying to all the game’s DLC.  Set in a parallel world to the previous games, this is a great introduction to any players new to the series.

In addition to this, for those who want to get the complete series, Agarest: The Complete Saga (regular price $59.99) will have its price reduced by a massive 70%. The complete Saga includes The Agarest: Generations of War Collector’s Edition, Agarest: Generations of War Zero and Agarest: Generations of War 2 in one awesome package.

From the makers of the Agarest & Hyper Dimension Neptunia series comes the turn-based JRPG Mugen Souls (regular price $19.99) which will have its price cut by 40% during the fall sale, with this discount once again applying to all the DLC. Mugen Souls features a free-roaming battle map, turn-based combat, and massive amounts of customization and growth to maximize the fun players can have with the game.

Those of you who prefer a bit of Wizardry-style dungeon crawling will be pleased to know that Elminage Gothic (regular price $9.99), from the makers of the Wizardry Empires series, will also have its price slashed by a massive 70% for the duration of the autumn sale.  This old-school dungeon crawler features some fantastic monster designs and challenging turn based combat. Do you dare delve into the Dungeons of Tsun-Kurn this autumn?

With the days drawing shorter you might like to settle down in front of a warm fire in the evening, but in case that gets out of hand we offer you Flame Over (regular price $11.99), Laughing Jackal’s firefighting action Roguelike, which gets a crazy 80% discount during the autumn sale. Blending top down ‘squirt ‘em-up’ action with Roguelike RPG mechanics, Flame Over features fast-paced fire-fighting thrills, randomly generated levels and 4 deadly game zones.

Guide fire-fighting hero, Blaze Carruthers, in a race against time and near-certain death! Squirt, splash and spray your way through all 16 floors of the deadly Infernal Industries building, combating ferocious fires in a red-hot adventure that changes every time.

The blood-splattered, chain reaction shooter, OMG Zombies! (regular price $4.99), gets a gruesome 80% off its regular price during the sale. Cause massive explosions of gore with one well-placed bullet in this zombie shooter with a difference.

Make sure to head over to the Steam Store to take advantage of these great offers.  You can see a full list of all the Ghostlight games available on Steam here.

In other news, for those of you who missed it earlier this week we announced that we would be bringing Laughing Jackal’s fast paced arcade puzzle game Cubixx HD from PS3 to Steam. Having played it some more lately as part of testing I’ve been remembering just how much fun the game is, so I’d suggest you check out the previous blogpost for more details.

That’s all from me.  I’ll be back next week, 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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