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The Steam Summer Sale 2015 continues

Hi everyone. There’s now less than one week to go until the Steam Summer Sale ends. With a whole host of great savings on all our Steam titles and DLC you won’t want to miss out on it, so why not go and check out all the Ghostlight titles on Steam.

In other Steam related news, after last week’s update on Way of the Samurai 4, I’m pleased to say that progress has continued to be good. With only 2 major bugs remaining (concerning throwing animations and ambient sounds) remaining we are now pretty darn close to being ready to launch. More news on that soon we hope! Al, Laughing Jackal’s producer, (a.k.a. @ev4nac on Twitter) has been looking at the game a fair bit of late and had this to say about the game:

“Now I’m 100 hours in, I can say with confidence that I really like Way of the Samurai 4. The early part of the game – as you’re figuring out how combat works, the layout of the environment, how missions work, and having to be really cautious in large scale combat – is great and the multi-stranded narrative makes it really fun to try new things out in subsequent play throughs. It’s definitely my favourite Ghostlight game to date. I’ve stayed late a few times just to get a missing ending.”

The other big video game news this week has been E3, and from the view point of someone who’s been stuck in Essex :( rather than making the trip over to LA, it seems to have been a very good one. With a new Fallout & Doom, a remake of Final Fantasy VII and Shenmue 3 (!!!) all being announced on the main stage, alongside some newer games such Media Molecule’s Dreams and whatever Square Enix’s  Project Setsuna proves to be, things are looking great for videogames into 2016.  And that’s not even mentioning the fact that The Last Guardian is coming next year. O_o

Off the main stage there’s been plenty of excitement too with Xseed announcing that they’ll be bringing over Trails of Cold Steel, a sequel to the amazing Trails in the Sky, to the West.

The original Trails in the Sky was one of my favourite PSP games, and if you haven’t already tried it you should definitely pick it up either physically through the Ghostlight Store, where it comes with a lovely A1 poster or on the PSN Store. The digital version, of course also works on Vita.

So what was your favourite E3 announcement? Did you manage to make it over to LA? If so go on and make us all jealous by talking about it in the comments :).

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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The Steam Summer Sale is here!

Hi everyone. While the weather may not suggest it here in England, summer is here, and with it one of the most important events in the PC gaming calendar; the Steam Summer Sale!

Those of you who’ve been through the sale before know exactly what to expect: HUGE savings on almost everything on Steam.  Not wanting to miss out on the fun, we’ve put together some great deals for this year’s Steam Summer Sale.

So, before you sprint off to the Steam Store let me just run you through the amazing savings we’re offering:

The chart topping SRPG, Agarest: Generations of War (regular price $14.99) will be available with a very handsome 30% off during the sale.  Plus, we’ll also be making sure that all of the game’s DLC, the Premium Edition Upgrade and of course the Collector’s Edition will also have a price cut of 30% too!

Meanwhile, the prequel to Agarest, Agarest: Generations of War Zero (regular price $19.99) and all its DLC will have a whopping 70% discount during the sale!

We’ve also slashed the price of Agarest: Generations of War 2 (regular price $19.99) by a very respectable 40%.  Newer players will not need to have played the previous games to understand and enjoy this instalment of the story.  Once again, this saving applies to all the game’s DLC bundles too!

The Steam Summer Sale will also see us unveiling a mighty Agarest triple pack, called Agarest: The Complete Saga.  This fantastic offering gives gamers the chance to check out the entire Agarest series in one pack.  This pack will get you the Agarest: Generations of War Collector’s Edition, Agarest: Generations of War ZERO and Agarest: Generations of War 2 all for an incredible $19.79, saving you a truly massive 67% off the usual price of $59.97!

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 holiday sale.

Want to try something a bit more upbeat than Elminage and perhaps even more lethal?  Then Flame Over, Laughing Jackal’s firefighting action rogue-like might be the game for you.  Flame Over (regular price $11.99) will have its price cut by 20% for the Steam Summer Sale.

Despite the massive savings above, it’s the blood-splattered, chain-reaction shooter, OMG Zombies! (regular price $4.99), that gets the largest discount this summer with a gruesomely irresistible 90% off during the sale (reducing the price to just $0.49!!)

You can see a full list of all the Ghostlight games available on Steam here, so make sure to check out the Steam Store to get your hands on these great games.

In other news, those of you who’ve been waiting very patiently for details of the Way of the Samurai 4 Steam release will be relieved to hear that our hard working programmers have recently had a major breakthrough on the port.  The game is now very stable, fully playable and looking great!  While I can’t share the release date yet, I’ll have more news on that in the very near future.

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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Flame Over is out today on Steam

The big day has finally arrived, and Flame Over, Laughing Jackal’s firefighting action roguelike, is released on Steam later today priced at just $11.99. The game will go on sale at 9am PDT (5pm BST) at which point our massive 40% pre-purchase discount will expire, so make sure you hurry to the Flame Over Steam Store Page to take advantage of this great saving. We should also mention that there are cats in this game. Cats that may well burn without YOUR help. ;_; So please, do what you can… ;)

Those of you reading this after the game is released shouldn’t despair, as there will be a lesser 20% discount lasting until Thursday 3rd June. So, even if you have missed out on the 40% discount it’s still worth making sure you pick up Flame Over now.

In the run up to release we got Flame Over’s designer, Al Evans, to record a Let’s Play of the game, complete with developer commentary. In the video Al gives a general overview of the game and then takes you through the some of the features which are new to the PC version. Check it out:

For those of you who prefer something a little more unbiased, the mighty YouTuber Nerd Cubed also took a look at Flame Over for his Youtube channel, and I’m pleased (and with almost 250K views at the time of writing, very, very happy!) to say he really enjoyed it! J So, go check out what he thought of the game:

It might not be out just yet, but the PC version of Flame Over is already getting some great reviews with Epic Brew awarding it 4/5 saying: “Flame Over is a quality roguelike”

In another awesome development, the 5th largest curator on Steam, Just Good PC Games, has recommended it, saying that: “It has a lot of replay ability”

Flame Over also got a lot of great reviews for its Vita release:

“Flame Over isn’t just one of my favorite PS Vita games of the year but one of my favorite games full stop. I seriously cannot stop playing it.” - 10/10
PS Nation

“Extremely addictive. Hours and hours of pure fun.” -100%
PS3blog.net

“...packs a ferocious difficulty level and a protagonist that makes Fireman Sam look like a weakling... Not only is it one of the best games of 2015 (so far), it’s one of the best games on Playstation Vita. Period.”
Critical Indie Gamer

“Flame Over burns about as bright as a Bunsen burner with the air holes open and some magnesium tape held in the flame. It is a rock of a challenge that only Herculean gamers will complete... If you're up for the challenge, jump right in...” - 9/10
PS Vita Roundup

“Flame Over seems too hot to handle at first, but it's worth every hour you invest into it” - 8/10
Pocket Gamer

All of that feedback doesn’t even take into account the cool new content introduced for the Steam version of the game, so make sure you head over to the Flame Over Steam Store page to pick it up now! :)

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