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Now Available on Steam

Abandoned: Chestnut Lodge Asylum 

A Hidden Object Adventure by Lazy Turtle Games. 

 

Tri Synergy is pleased to announce that Abandoned: Chestnut Lodge Asylum, is arriving today on Steam and Digital Download

 

Trailer and Information


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Story

 

These days the Chestnut Lodge Asylum is abandoned and forgotten, but many years ago a terrible tragedy unfolded behind those rusty gates. Every year patients disappeared from the asylum without a trace. Neither the nurses nor the police could find any clues. But one day everything changed. Your dreams draw you to the asylum as you yearn to return to a normal life without nightmares, premonitions, and fears… Explore the asylum and its surroundings, find out the true story of this place and face your fears.

 

  • Over 20 challenging Hidden Object scenes 
  • Unlockable achievements 
  • Puzzles and mini-games
  • An adventure mystery that only you can solve

 

System Requirements

 

  • Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7,8, 10
  • 2GHz
  • DirectX 8.0
  • 1024MB RAM
  • 290MB

 

Screenshots
 
About Lazy Turtle Games

Our company was founded in the middle of August 2007. We are professionals with more then 15 years of experience in the game industry. Our goal is to create quality casual games. We love to create hidden object games as much as we love to play them! For more information on Lazy Turtle Games and their products visithttp://www.lazyturtlegames.com.

About Tri Synergy

Founded in 1996, Tri Synergy is a video game and computer software publishing company. Tri Synergy takes a modular approach to digial publishing that aims to give developers the freedom to create the best game possible. For more information on Tri Synergy and their products visit http://www.trisynergy.com.

 
 

 
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Point-and-Click Adventure

Bosch's Damnation arrives on Steam

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The Tenth Carol Reed Mystery by MDNA Games

"A simple, beautiful, laid back game" - JustAdventure

Bosch's Damnation is the tenth installment in the Carol Reed Mysteries series.Carol is a young British girl living in Norrköping, Sweden. She spends her time tending her allotment and solving the occasional mystery!

 

Features

  • The game is mouse driven and features a classic adventure game interface.
  • There is absolutely no need to have played any of the previous Carol Reed games to fully enjoy Bosch's Damnation. The game starts with an interactive tutorial which explains how to play. And dont worry about getting stuck. The game features a hint system which you can consult any time. 
  • The game takes place in Sweden, but is in English. All dialogue has optional subtitles. 
  • The game contains no graphic violence or strong language. It has no action sequences, and is suitable for ages 15 and up. You can't die in the game.
  • Platform - PC
  • Created with the Wintermute Engine


About the Game

In 1994, the Swedish engineer, entrepreneur and adventurer Malte Stierngranat was buried in a pyramid that he had designed himself. The pyramid was erected almost half a century prior to his death, on a piece of land that Stierngranat bought close to his home. He also had his own personalised coffin built, which he always took on trips, even shorter ones.

 

Carol is contacted by the cleaner George in the middle of a cold Swedish winter. This leads her on a journey in which she has to delve into Malte Stierngranat's illustrious life and his legacy. George is the cleaner and caretaker of Malte Stierngranat's son, Erik, and his family. The entire family, which is one of the wealthiest in the city, has gone missing. George is left without a job, and without a final paycheck. He's also worried about what has happened to the family.

 

When Carol believes that her investigations have led her to a dead end, the boyfriend of Malte Stierngranat's granddaughter is found dead in the family's old barn. The police investigation shows that his body has been lying in the barn since the family's disappearance.

 

Bosch's Damnation is the first Carol Reed game which takes place in both the winter and in the summer. It features numerous incredible locations for exploration, ranging from the surrealistic and idyllic to the gritty and filthy.

 

About MDNA Games

Fonded in 2004, MDNA Games develops and publishes the Carol Reed Mystery, a detective adventure series that uses photography of Norrköping and local history of the city as the backdrop for its games. MDNA Games has released 10 titles. For more information visit http://www. mdna-games.com

 

About Tri Synergy
Founded in 1996, Tri Synergy is a video game and computer software publishing company that offers software developers a turnkey publishing solution that is an alternative to the traditional model of affiliate labels and licensing programs. For more information on Tri Synergy and their products visit http://www.trisynergy.com.
 

 
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Now Available

Cities: Skylines available in Walmart and other U.S. retail chains.

Tri Synergy and Paradox Interactive are pleased to announce that Cities: Skylines is now available in Walmart and other leading U.S. retail chains.

  

"The Best City Builder in a Decade" - Escapist
"Very much the city-builder that everyone’s been crying out for." Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"This is the SimCity you were looking for" - PCWorld

  

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation from the makers of theCities in Motion franchise Colossal Order.Features 

  

  • Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor of your city you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more along with your city's real economy system. Citizens within your city react fluidly, with gravitas and with an air of authenticity to a multitude of game play scenarios. 
  • Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Orders extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is fully utilized in a fully fleshed out and well-crafted transport systems.
  • Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.
  • Extensive modding support: Build or improve on existing maps and structures. You can then import them into the game, share them as well as download the creations of other city builders on the Steam workshop.


About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global publisher of PC games and is world-renowned for its strategy catalog. The company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. For more information, please visitparadoxplaza.com, join our forums and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  

About Tri Synergy
Founded in 1996, Tri Synergy is a video game and computer software publishing company that offers software developers a turnkey publishing solution that is an alternative to the traditional model of affiliate labels and licensing programs. For more information on Tri Synergy and their products visit http://www.trisynergy.com.

 
 
 
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Press Release

X Rebirth 3.0 and the Teladi Outpost DLC

Official 3.0 Trailer

X Rebirth Update 3.0 released
New update ready in time for the Christmas Holidays


Egosoft is happy to announce the release of Update 3.0 for X Rebirth today, which comes with a host of new features, improvements and bugfixes. These new features cover several different areas and we've created a set of videos which discuss the improvements made with Update 3.0: 

Exploration has always been a big part of the game so it shouldn't be a surprise that Update 3.0 focuses heavily on exploration by introducing the new Crafting Feature (video link). By finding Lockboxes, which are scattered around the universe, you will receive different items which you can use in different ways. Some can be used in missions, others influence NPCs during Smalltalk and some can simply be sold for good money. 

Selling and buying wares is a basic principle of any economic system. To make Trading (video link) more exciting and profitable the whole economy was re-balanced with Update 3.0.

For the Fleet Captains (video link) among you X Rebirth 3.0 resolves the problem of issuing commands to a number of ships at the same time by introducing the new Broadcast command.

While Station Builders (video link) will be pleased to hear that it's now possible to build stations in empty space zones, basically removing the limit of construction places.

We've talked about the updates to trade, fight and build, but we shouldn't forget the last of the four X Rebirth themes: Think. Ideally, you don't only want to think yourself, but also have employees who can think for you. To make your personnel smarter and improve their skills, NPC Education (video link) is another new feature you will find in X Rebirth 3.0.  

But this is far from everything. For those, who prefer a pirate-playing style there are several new ways of Hacking and Sabotaging Stations (video link) and also the Boarding(video link) of ships has been changed .

For more information about Update 3.0 changes and new features, we suggest reading the dedicated 3.0 manual, which you can download here.    

In addition to the many new features and improvements, you'll also be pleased to read that many bugs have been fixed and that the performance in different situations has been improved.

As usual, you can find the full changelog in our forums here. Steam will update your game to the latest version automatically, unless it has been configured otherwise. 

Teladi Outpost DLC

First X Rebirth DLC released: The Teladi Outpost
 
Most people know Teladi as a race of greedy, little lizards who only pay attention to a problem if there's a monetary advantage in it for them. While it's true that the Teladi are a rather profit-orientated species, prejudices have led to many antipathies against them in the known systems. If you've ever spent some time on a platform you've probably already heard some nasty words about the Teladi. Cut off from their own territory and stranded in human systems they're not really welcome in, there are certainly better places a Teladi could wish to be. Fortunately for the Teladi though, times change.
 
A gate realignment has made possible what the Teladi have long hoped for: a connection to two Teladi systems. X Rebirth: The Teladi Outpost opens these systems to the Teladi and of course, to you.
 
These new Teladi systems contain many new interesting places. Among them is probably one of the biggest and most impressive stations ever built: the Habitat-class Teladi superstation, Overwatch. Producing not only ships and wares, it serves as a home to most Teladi and is definitely worth visiting. When travelling the new systems you'll easily notice the new Teladi ships which no human being has ever seen before. You'll find new wares and upgrades for the Skunk and discover one or two secrets as well.    
 
But it's not all roses. While the gate realignment established a connection to Argon and Terran space, the connection to the Teladi territority was lost, so supplies have been cut off. On top of all that, Xenon and Pirate factions exacerbate life for the Teladi and dangerous regions can make the navigation through some sectors quite a challenge.
 
Lots of changes, but also risks await the player in the Teladi Outpost DLC - the perfect place to be for an entrepreneur, a trader or a fighter.
 
So what are you waiting for? Jump into the Albion Skunk, collect your ships and make some profit – or as a Teladi would say: Sahber ssu ogsom ssu eosh, wjasr.

For more information on the Teladi Oupost DLC go to our Steam Store Page.
 

About EGOSOFT

EGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of Germany’s leading game developers. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely-acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and continuing to improve the gameplay experience for fans of the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com.

About Tri Synergy

Founded in 1996, Tri Synergy is a video game and computer software publishing company that offers software developers a turnkey publishing solution that is an alternative to the traditional model of affiliate labels and licensing programs. For more information on Tri Synergy and their products visit http://www.trisynergy.com.

 
 
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The Retail Version Features a Limited Edition that Includes the Space Engineers Game Together With a Bunch of Extra Content

Prague, Czech Republic (October 31, 2014) – Independent developer Keen Software House announced that their pc-hit space-based sandbox game, Space Engineers, has been released to retail stores this week. The first batch of the retail version will be available in North America through Walmart and Amazon, in South Africa, Australia (exclusively through EB), New Zealand and throughout designated countries in Europe*. The retail version features a Limited Edition that includes Space Engineers, two bonus games from Keen Software House - Miner Wars 2081 and Miner Wars Arena, the official game soundtrack, exclusive art cards, a sticker and heaps of bonus digital content.

“Space Engineers has been growing constantly during its first year and by releasing this special boxed edition we are aiming to introduce the game to a broader audience and give them the chance to try our game” commented Marek Rosa, CEO and Founder of Keen Software House. “Another big reason that makes this release very important is that Space Engineers is one of the very first Early Access games that has made it into retail stores and we believe that starting with our game, players will change their perception about Early Access titles and take them more seriously. In this sense we are somewhat like pioneers that are trying to change the gaming industry!”

Space Engineers is entering its second year in Early Access development and recently celebrated an important milestone of one million copies sold. The game is supported by an enthusiastic community of players who are actively participating in the development by providing feedback and suggestions, and helping to further improve and expand the game.

Important Note - Space Engineers is an Early Access game, which means that it is still under development but already in a very playable state and contains a vast amount of new features that have been added since its first release (e.g. Multiplayer, Survival mode). The game is being improved on a regular basis through updates that add and polish features and content, optimizations and bug fixes.

For the latest news, follow Space Engineers on Facebook www.facebook.com/SpaceEngineers or on Twitter 
www.twitter.com/SpaceEngineersG

*UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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About Space Engineers
Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction and maintenance of space works. Players build and pilot space ships and space stations of various sizes and utilization (civil and military), and perform asteroid mining to create the outer space world of their dreams. Featuring both single- and multi-player modes, as well as both Creative and Survival modes, there is nearly no end to what can be built, what can be played, and what can be explored. More information at  www.SpaceEngineersGame.com

About Keen Software House
Established in 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic, Keen Software House is an independent game development studio aiming to create games that are based on real science, real facts, real physics and real emotions. The company’s first title Miner Wars 2081 was released in 2012. Keen Software House develops its own in-house game engine VRAGE, currently in the second version and its core feature is volumetricity of the environment. Space Engineers is the first title fully utilizing VRAGE 2.0. More information at www.keenswh.com

About Tri Synergy (NA distributor)
Founded in 1996, Tri Synergy is a video game and computer software publishing company that offers software developers a turnkey publishing solution that is an alternative to the traditional model of affiliate labels and licensing programs. For more information on Tri Synergy and their products visit www.trisynergy.com.

About Merge Games (EU, AU distributor)
Merge Games is an independent publisher based in Manchester, UK. We specialise in publishing collectable games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. For more information visit www.mergegames.com.

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X Rebirth 2.0 - Secret Service Missions - Press Release
 
X Rebirth 2.0 Official Launch Trailer
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Sharon MA - May 20th, 2014 

Egosoft is extremely pleased to finally announce the release of X Rebirth 2.0 – Secret Service Missions. After considerable effort and with an eye to all the great feedback we’ve received, X Rebirth 2.0 represents a major update for a wide variety of gameplay mechanics. Together with the new plot chain, which offers all players membership in the Argon Federation secret service, X Rebirth 2.0 brings a host of new features and improvements including:

 

  • New playership modifications allowing for different cockpit configurations for special purposes.
  • Two new configurable radar modes for the event monitor
  • An autopilot for your playership
  • Several new commands for ships in your squad, permitting much finer control over their actions.
  • A massive overhaul of the game’s balancing, as well as the introduction of three difficulty levels, and achievements for the new difficulty level "hard.”
  • Multiple new gamestarts in different areas of the universe specially tailored for traders, builders or fighters
  • A set of beautiful new capital ships which are especially useful for trading in Omicron Lyrae
  • An overhauled visual look and feel resulting from improved shaders and soft shadows
  • Lots of UI and menu improvements
  • Ability to deal remotely with lots of NPCs without the need to land on stations
  • Redesigned highway gameplay
  • Better support for joysticks

 

X Rebirth 2.0 - Secret Service Missions will be released on May 20th 2014 on the Steam digital distribution platform, and is available as a free update to all our customers.

 
X Rebirth 2.0 launch screenshots - Link
Detailed document explaining all new features of X Rebirth 2.0
 Link
 


About EGOSOFTEGOSOFT, founded in 1990, is one of Germany’s leading game developers. Its team of industry veterans and dedicated game enthusiasts entered the international stage with the widely-acclaimed X-Beyond the Frontier space simulation game in 1999. EGOSOFT is now exclusively dedicated to setting new standards in the space game genre and continuing to improve the gameplay experience for fans of the X Universe. For more information on EGOSOFT and its products visit http://www.egosoft.com.

 

About Tri SynergyFounded in 1996, Tri Synergy is a video game and computer software publishing company that offers software developers a turnkey publishing solution that is an alternative to the traditional model of affiliate labels and licensing programs. For more information on Tri Synergy and their products visit http://www.trisynergy.com.

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Egosoft is pleased to announce the availability of patch 1.25 for X Rebirth, along with a preview of several projects to be released in the near term. This update is comprised of two sections. Section one is a quick overview of the progress of the last couple of patches, and an explanation of their main features. Section two gives a quick outlook on what is currently being worked on, and what can be expected over the next few months.
 
1. Patch 1.24 and 1.25 As always you can find the detailed changelog here.  I have also prepared a short video explaining some of the changes to gamplay. Namely the new target locking and the trade agent, including the change to how smalltalk achievements work.
 
 
Smalltalk used to unlock a random reward if you managed to convince an NPC on a platform that you had something interesting to say about a topic. With 1.25, the smalltalk mini-game still works the same way, but rather than getting a random reward, the NPC will now offer the player a choice. For example, if the NPC is a dealer of some kind, you can ask him to give you a discount, or you can ask him if he knows a qualified NPC for a certain job, and he will tell you where to find the best one in your vicinity. For example, the next time the player needs a good pilot, locating the best pilot on a station will be much easier. 
 
- Another new feature is the ability to hire agents on stations which will make sure that you are always kept up to date on all trade offers from that station. This feature can be combined with the trade computer extension to minimize the need to collect trade offers on stations manually.  There is also a new feature that allows the player to see all trade offers per station from the station's info menu.
 
- The target locking update introduces a secondary method of setting a target object which is very similar to the targeting functionality seen in the X3 games. You can now press Shift F to get a lock on the object closest to your crosshair, or Shift E to get a lock on the nearest enemy by distance. Once this targeting mode is activated, the player can press page up and page down to cycle through more objects of the same category in clockwise/counter-clockwise order (or in the case of enemies: closer/farther-away targets). The other methods of dealing with target locks still work in parallel, but before the event monitor can show environment objects again, the player must first release the last explicit target object - by clicking in empty space, for example. 
 
2. The Near Future Now let me list a few projects we are currently working on, and which will be released in some form over the coming months. Note that this is FAR from a complete list. The following are a few examples of the different areas being worked on, and they are vaguely sorted in the order they may be released:
 
- Support for Steam Workshop integration:  We will soon start releasing a number of tools on Steam to help modders work on X Rebirth. We are also working on full support for the Steam Workshop in order to make it possible for everybody to easily install mods by merely subscribing to them, and by making it easy for mod developers to distribute their work through Steam.
 
- Map on event monitor: This was already mentioned before. The first step will be to enable the map rendering on the event monitor whenever it currently shows no signal. We will then introduce some configuration options so the player can decide whether to view the map zone map on the monitor or the current text information. 
 
- Improved support for joysticks and other input devices: We are working on improving the input mapping menu and the general support for input devices. There have been numerous individual requests in this area, and we are trying to keep this as flexible as possible so X Rebirth can be configured to make best use of all kinds of input devices. 
 
- Improvements to menus: Improving our menu system is a big task, but some features that we've heard requested often could materialize within the next one or two months.  A good example of this is a more powerful text based filtering system for menus akin to the trade menu. After we have added text input menus for renaming your ship, the next step will be to enable this functionality in live menus allowing the player to filter quickly with their keyboard.
 
- 64bit EXE: Right now X Rebirth only runs on 64bit Windows because of the amount of memory required, but it is still a 32bit executable. We are experimenting with a new 64bit executable that could potentially improve several issues.  Rolling out the 64bit EXE will probably happen as a beta in parallel to the 32bit EXE. Depending on the feedback, we will then gradually move away from a 32bit EXE.
 
- Providing interaction functionality with NPCs from space to minimize forced landing: I know many people do not like being forced to land on stations for frequently repeated tasks.  The first step to address this will be to have a list of all NPCs on a station available from the station info menu, and to then make some activities possible remotely.  You will still probably need to be in the vicinity of the station - so that drones can take over the transport of acquired goods for example - but you only have to land to play missions and to pick up or deliver people.
 
- Highway redesign: We've heard a lot of criticism on the way the highways behaves, so we are experimenting with radically different gameplay inside the highways. It's still too early to provide details, but as soon as we have a prototype, we will probably make this available as a beta. How soon this will then be rolled out for public release will then depend on feedback we receive.
 
Again: There are many other things we are working on. We will continue to add features and of course fix bugs. Please stay tuned!
 
- Bernd Lehahn, Managing Director, Egosoft
 
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Ever feel mystified by problems with your car? Ever wonder how difficult changing an air filter, brake pad, or oil filter really is? Have you ever wished you just knew a little more about your car, and what makes it run?

Now you can own and operate your own auto repair service with PlayWay's Car Mechanic Simulator 2014. Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 gives you a behind the scenes view of the daily dealings at local garages and repair shops. 

The developer, Red Dot Games, has already announced plans to release free DLC AND to actively support and encourage a Modding community. Real cars, from new models to classic cars would add an exciting and informative addition to the already in-depth gameplay. In addition, the developers have already shown that they are very receptive to community input, so expect many improvements in the days, weeks, and months ahead. 

Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 is a must have for the auto enthusiast, or those just curious on what makes their car or truck tick!

  • Interact with car owners seeking repairs.
  • Order Parts and materials necessary to maintain inventory, including used car parts to help keep consumer costs low.
  • Purchase repair manuals to enable you to work better, faster, and earn more income!
  • Work on 8 different car models including Town Cars, Compacts, Sedans, SUVs, Family Cars, SUV Vans, and Limousines.
  • Gain experience with over 120 different repairs including brakes, transmission fixes, body shop work, steering and alignment adjustments, chip tuning, diagnostic analysis, test drive pad, OBD scanning, oil changes, fix broken parts and engage in dozens of other tasks.

 

Purchase Car Mechanic Simulator 2014

 

Screens:

 CarMechanicSimulator01  CarMechanicSimulator02
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 CarMechanicSimulator04  CarMechanicSimulator06

 

 

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There exists a wealth of Mods that can add diversity and variety to your farming experience with Farming Simulator 2013 (PC DVD). However, for many gamers, installing and using Mods may be unfamiliar territory. 

What are Mods?

Mods are software add-ons that provide additional content or features to a stand-alone program. For games like Farming Simulator 2013, this generally means equipment and tools, but also includes gameplay modifications. For example, you can add to the realism of your farming universe by adding a "Vehicle Damage Mod," http://www.farming-simulator.com/mod.php?lang=en&mod_id=199 or you can enhance the functionality of your "John Deere 7530." http://www.ls-maxmods.com/john-deere-7530/.

The Best News is that Most Mods are Free

How to Install Mods

The biggest barrier most people find in enhancing their experience with Farming Simulator 2013 with Mods is installing them. However, LS-Maxmods.com listed below provides an excellent instructional guide to installing Mods.

You can find this information here: http://www.ls-maxmods.com/how-to-install/

Some More Cool Mods

1. A Snowmod might be in order given the recent cold snap. It is appropriately named "Snowmod Beta V 1.0" 

Snowmod Beta V 1.0

PCGamesN - cockpit action

2. How about the Fendt Pack which contains two different tractors with a lot of advanced functionality" 

Snowmod Beta V 1.0

PCGamesN - cockpit action

3. Finally, check out the big monster - the Krone Big SSM v3 Pack" 

Krone Big SSM V3 Pack

PCGamesN - cockpit action

 Make Mods Part of your Farming Simulator 2013 Experience!

Farming Simulator 2013 is probably best known as a stand alone game, but with the wealth of mods provided by one of the most active gaming modding communities, the additional features and fuctionality possibilities of the in-game universe should not be overlooked.  

Where can I find Mods?

There are a number of sites that provide Mods for Farming Simulator 2013. The following are 2 of the more popular sites for Mods:

1. http://www.farming-simulator.com/mods.php

2. http://www.ls-maxmods.com/

We would love to hear your comments, and any experiences you may have had with Mods for Farming Simulator 2013.

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X Rebirth launches in one week on November 15th. In light of this, the following is a brief synopsis and link to some of the many informative media segments recently done ahead of launch. 

1. PCGamesN - Interview Egosoft on how X Rebirth is rebooting the space genre 11/13/13

In a wide ranging interview with PCGamesN, Bernd gives some insight on the many design decisions that Egosoft made while developing X Rebirth. One segment sure to be of interest is the question of being able to pilot just one ship. As Bernd notes "The reason why there is only one player ship is because it allows us to have epic presentation, the ship is much more detailed than anything we’ve ever done in the past – you can move around inside the ship, you have NPCs that you can hire and that work inside that ship, it has a cockpit with all the real instruments in it... yeah. Maybe we will have more ships in later games, but at the moment there is only one.'' With that said, one wonders if it will be Egosoft or the modding community who will first provide an update to fly other ships.

PCGamesN interview with Bernd Lehahn

PCGamesN - cockpit action

2. Element Zero - Interview with Bernd Lehahn 10/24/13.

Since the 1999 release of X: Beyond the Frontier, Egosoft has garnered a devoted fan base. A number of the writers at Element Zero can be included in this group, and can be considered something of experts in the series, with hundreds of hours logged into the various X Games. In an interview with Bernd Lehahn, they pose a number of insightful questions that hardcore fans will likely find illuminating. 

Element Zero Interview with Bernd Lehahn

Element Zero Screenshot 1

3. Videogamer.com - Gamescom Demo Youtube Video and Interview with Bernd Lehahn 10/28/13

Chris Bratt from Videogamer.com was among the few sites that received access to the Gamescom Demo. Chris, realizing that the short 10 minute demo was predominately showcasing fighting requested an interview with Bernd to talk about the broader goals of X Rebirth. The Youtube segment is another great source of information on X Rebirth that showcases video from the Demo, and B-roll gameplay that provides a diverse look of the X Universe in X Rebirth.

4. IncGamers.com - X Rebirth Q&A with Egosft Director Bernd Lehahn 11/7/2013

Peter Parrish from IncGamers.com is one of the many PC gamers intriguid with X Rebirth. For Sci-Fi fans, the current level of development in the space simulation genre is impressive to say the least. In a recent interview with Bernd, the two discuss a number of gameplay features for X Rebirth, as well as Bernd's thoughts on the space sim "Rennaissance" as gamers eye the development of Star Citizen, Elite:Dangerous, as well as the ongoing success of Eve Online.

The segment includes some great images, including some early concept art.

Incgamers - X Rebirth Q&A with Bernd

X Rebirth will Teem with Life

5. EscapistMagazine.com - X Rebirth "Reboot" Sheds Limitations of Legacy 10/29/13

Andy Chalk from the Escapist Magazine talks to Bernd about the motivations for X Rebirth, and how it is indeed a "reboot" of the X series. The two discuss the problems developers at Egosoft had working within the games original design, and why this prompted the development of X Rebirth. Among the more interesting factoids is Egosoft's development of a game engine that could handle the complex 3D pathing they envisioned for the game. The two also discuss the very exciting possibility of X Rebirth heading to the next gen consoles.

Escapist Magazine - "Reboot" Sheds Limitations of Legacy

Capital Ship in X Rebirth

6. Holdtheline.com - Interview with Egosoft(X: Rebirth) 11/1/13

Gilleous from Hold the Line did a follow up interview (Link to First Interview 7/13/13) with Bernd that, among other things, asks what gamers new to the X series frachise can expect, and what changes veterans will see. One of the most important changes for X Rebirth stressed in this conversation is the streamlined UI. X Rebirth can be played using a gamepad alone, and a variety of complex gameplay elements will be managed through the player's hired NPCs. Bernd also provides some additional insight into X Rebirth's game engine (Egosoft actually looked at a number of off-the-shelf engines before deciding none of these were suitable).

Hold the Line - Follow-up Interview with Egosoft

Beta Cockpit Image

More to Come

There are a few more articles in the works, and we will add these as they come out. We hope you found this article useful, and welcome any comments and feedback.

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