Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate review

Jacob and Evie Frye are twins
Jacob and Evie Frye are twins

Overview

Since the first Assassin’s Creed episode was released, thousands of people around the world have been hooked on the secret war between the Assassin’s and the Knights Templar. Having an interest in the Templar history, it seems strange that Ubisoft selected them to be the antagonists and not the other way around. However, it makes for a wonderful scenario and each game does state that it’s a work of fiction.

The year is 1868 and the industrial revolution is powering Britain as the most powerful country in the world. In this alter-universe, the Templars and their henchmen – The Blighters – have taken control of London and it’s down to our new twin heroes Jacob and Evie Frye to stop them. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate review”

SteamWorld Dig to come to Xbox One

Remember SteamWorld Dig that I reported the teaser trailer on back in 2013? I just about did. It was to be released on Nintendo 3DS and since then has also been released on Playstation 4, PS Vita and Wii U. Image & Form who created the game have still got to make some amendments to it before release and they’re also creating an “elaborate easter egg“. They don’t have a release date yet, but it seems they’re so excited about the news that they simply had to tell us all about it right now. They do expect it to be … Continue reading SteamWorld Dig to come to Xbox One

Code Name S.T.E.A.M comes to Nintendo 3DS

Code Name S.T.E.A.M logo
Code Name S.T.E.A.M logo

In video game news; Code Name: S.T.E.A.M  is a turn based strategy game set in a fictional steampunk London. You play as Henry Fleming (from the book The Red Badge of Courage). You’re part of an elite team of fighters called S.T.E.A.M which stands for “Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace”. Continue reading “Code Name S.T.E.A.M comes to Nintendo 3DS”

Steampunk News round up 13/03/2015

TCG Exhibit “Fire and Water,” March 25-April 19 Topanga Messenger For those not familiar with the term, “steampunk,” it began as a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy literature, but has developed in recent years to… Geek of the Week: Microsoft’s Erez Benari moonlights as a steampunk and Star Wars sculptor GeekWire Erez Benari is a geek through and through. He spends his days working on the… Bentley’s Mulsanne Speed isn’t just a luxury sedan; it’s a steampunk supercar Digital Trends First drive: 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Bentley’s Mulsanne Speed isn’t just a luxury sedan; it’s a steampunk supercar. By … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 13/03/2015

New Assassin’s Creed: Victory game to be set in Victorian London

Assassin's Creed: Victory game still via kotaku.comWe’ve come a long way from the first Assassin’s Creed which was a fight against the evil Templars. I quite like the Templars, so I was a little bemused by this plot point. However, it was a game I enjoyed thoroughly. I continued to play the subsequent versions, but stopped just before Black Flag. Continue reading “New Assassin’s Creed: Victory game to be set in Victorian London”

Avenging Angel futuristic steampunk game looks for funding

Avenging Angel hopes to achieve funding for releaseThe following press release is promoting a new kickstarter campaign for a steampunk video game that’s actually set 10,000 years in the future! There’s little about the actual plot in the release, but it focuses on how the 21st century is not only history, but has become myth. It certainly sounds like an interesting concept and I’ll be curious to see if anyone reading Steampunk Journal has any thoughts on the game if or when you try it. Continue reading “Avenging Angel futuristic steampunk game looks for funding”