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Why are so many old games coming back? We asked developers why they chase nostalgiaJul 15, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Remember that thing you like from 10 years ago? It s probably getting a sequel. Shenmue 3. Evil Genius 2. Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. The calendar of upcoming games is packed with throwbacks that will revisit the worlds we left behind over a decade ago. Oddworld: Soulstorm is heading back to the strange homeland of Abe the skinny green freedom farter. Mechwarrior 5 is booting up a bipedal destruct-o-bot that was powered down in the year 2000. If your favourite childhood game is not getting a sequel, it’s probably getting a glittering remake. Reviving forgotten entertainment relics is nothing new (hi, George Lucas) but the recent glut of resurrections has made me wonder: why are developers and publishers so keen to go back to old ground? Why do they want to chase this sense of nostalgia? So, I asked them. (more…) The 20 best management games on PCJul 2, 2019 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun A lot of genres have had a resurgence over the past five years, but none more successfully than management games. There are now more ways to direct trains, lay conveyor belts, coral visitors and profit, profit, profit than you could play in a lifetime. The question is: which of these famous timesinks is worth your time, and which of the whipsmart new hires can compete against the hagard, seen-it-all old dogs? That’s what this list is for. These are 20 best management games you can play right now on PC, in no particular order, and updated for 2019. (more…) Evil Genius 2: World Domination unveils sinister 2020 launch plansJun 10, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunAlmost two years after announcing it, Rebellion have given us our first glimpse of James Bond-ish super-criminal sim Evil Genius 2 at E3’s PC Gaming Show, plus plans to launch next year. Sequel to Elixir’s entertaining 2004 Dungeon Keeper-alike, it’s all about balancing the (evil) books and designing your volcano isle hideout for maximum work efficiency and resistance to super-spies. From the brief glimpse we get today, the sequel offers more of the same, but with the surprisingly major addition of multi-floor lairs, all the better to hold the loot your minions steal. Below, a trailer. (more…) Evil Genius 2: Global Domination unveils sinister 2020 launch plansJun 10, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunAlmost two years after announcing it, Rebellion have given us our first glimpse of James Bond-ish super-criminal sim Evil Genius 2 at E3’s PC Gaming Show, plus plans to launch next year. Sequel to Elixir’s entertaining 2004 Dungeon Keeper-alike, it’s all about balancing the (evil) books and designing your volcano isle hideout for maximum work efficiency and resistance to super-spies. From the brief glimpse we get today, the sequel offers more of the same, but with the surprisingly major addition of multi-floor lairs, all the better to hold the loot your minions steal. Below, a trailer. (more…) Evil Genius 2: World Domination launches on Steam in 2020!Jun 10, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsWHY WASTE GENIUS ON BEING GOOD? https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/3953319/ef0b412d965a26e7e075311ccadf4482e4838eb5.jpg Evil Genius 2: World Domination is the fully-fledged sequel to the 2004 classic. You are an Evil Genius, and your aim is nothing less than taking over the world! Would-be masterminds have the power to: BUILD YOUR OWN UNIQUE EVIL LAIR Set up your sprawling base of operations across multiple storeys! UNDERTAKE HUNDREDS OF DIABOLICAL OBJECTIVES Sell the British Royal Family! Kidnap the Governor of Maine! Bake Alaska – literally! AMASS A FORCE OF CRIMINAL MINIONS AND HENCHMEN Recruit and train all manner of underlings, and send them across the globe to commit delectable criminality in your name! DEFEND YOUR LAIR FROM THE FORCES OF JUSTICE Engineer dastardly traps and tactically deploy them to keep those interfering do-gooders from getting in the way! AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/3953319/ebe4ccc3f0f038766422cb4b145f69a94c332242.jpg http://reb.to/qzexfzd - Evil Genius 2 Steam page http://reb.to/nxktvqc - Evil Genius 2 Official home page Evil Genius 2 coming to E3 this year!May 31, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsWe're delighted to confirm that we're going to be bringing THREE titles to E3 2019: Evil Genius 2 Sniper Elite VR A major unannounced new title https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/3953319/5e1a28dea72befda727b19994e9501c93ad14b73.jpg Keep an eye out for more news during E3!Minions.Mar 29, 2019 - Community Announcementshttps://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steamcommunity/public/images/clans/3953319/df02df29a604fa384baa5923f27b18781f0f3243.jpg Our spies tell us “millennials” like to “have their say”. To that end we’ve decided to announce our Minion Relations Surveys (MRS) Enlist IMMEDIATELY for future intel and feedback on the next Evil Genius project: http://reb.to/te97gcy Yours Evily, Max. The 20 best management games on PCJul 4, 2018 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunBase-building is de rigueur these days, what with all those survival games, Minecraft, Fallout 4 and now Fortnite, but before all that we had tiny top-down or isometric worlds in which we diligently built cities and dungeons and theme parks and rail networks. The central appeal of management games was and is that they give us an idealised sense of what it is like to create a game – to weave new worlds upon our screens, guided only by our imaginations, ingenuity and the limitations of the in-game taxation system. Magic, right there: the birth of your own universe. For a while there, it looked as though the management flame was fading, choked by the low-grade tycoon games that littered supermarkets’ dusty games shelves. But this is The New Age Of PC Games, which means every near-abandoned idea of yesteryear has been revisited in thoughtful and ambitious new ways. Town sims and theme sims are now healthier and more vibrant than they’ve ever been, expanding. This round-up comprises the very best of the past and the very best of today: the twenty management games which are, by 2018 standards, most guaranteed to to consume your every waking thought. These aren’t in any particular order, by-the-by: they are, simply, the 20 best management games. (more…) Obsidian on Tyranny s expansion writing believable evilSep 1, 2017 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunMost games that put you into the shoes of the bad guys are about reveling in evil, gleefully causing havoc and destruction like a toddler who’s got into the stationary box. Obsidian’s RPG Tyranny is different. I find a lot of fiction that centers around good versus evil tends to be unsatisfying, as evil always exists as a strawman for the ill-prepared underdogs to beat up with the power of na ve violence and good intentions, says Matt MacLean, narrative designer for Tyranny. I think video games often try too hard to make sure you don t relate to your victims, and so villains are made unrelentingly villainous, and allies are made into some combination of saccharine hangers-on or tear-jerker red-shirts waiting to be killed in order to shock you into thinking death means serious storytelling. But how did it all work out, and what new cruelties will the upcoming expansion expose us to? (more…) Shock! Horror! Evil Genius 2 announcedJul 4, 2017 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunToday, in news I never thought I’d hear: Evil Genius 2 has been announced. Evil Genius, to refresh your memory, is a 2004 real-time strategy game made by Elixir Studios, about a Bond-y villain building super secret bases for dastardly reasons while fending off meddling spies. It’s a bit like Dungeon Keeper, and it is good fun. Sniper Elite developers Rebellion picked up the rights to Evil Genius back in 2006 and, after a foolish attempt at a free-to-play Evil Genius for Facebook a few years back, now say they’re making an actual proper real Evil Genius 2. … It’s time to talk about Evil Genius 2…Jul 4, 2017 - Community Announcementshttp://i.imgur.com/3Aq3ak5.png Dear Evil Genius fans We know you’ve been waiting a long time for this announcement, so we won’t tantalize you any further. As revealed in our new video interview with Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley (we suggest giving it a watch) we’re thrilled to announce we are now officially working on Evil Genius 2. https://youtu.be/DMUG2WCEyOQ Ever since Evil Genius came under the Rebellion roof, we’ve always believed that Elixir’s beloved real-time, lair-management and world-domination simulation deserved a follow-up. We’d like to make this super-duper clear – this isn’t a remaster. Evil Genius 2 will be a fully-fledged sequel and it won’t be free-to-play. Our focus currently is on a PC release, but as ever we’ll look at other platforms and see what fits and what doesn’t. THE STATE OF PLAY Now, before you get too excited and start furiously drawing up your blueprints for a Gravity Disruptor 2.0, development only began this Spring and is still at a very, very early stage. We’re currently fleshing out the tech that will make Evil Genius 2 a reality. This will be the first real-time strategy game built in our in-house engine Asura, after all, so we need to do a little bit of extra work under the hood before we expand the team, nail down gameplay design and go into full production. WHY NOW? That said, you may well be asking why it’s taken us a while to get to this point. As some of you may remember, we were very close to announcing this project several years ago. Back then, our plan was to crowd-fund a new Evil Genius PC game and we made a series of steps to launching a campaign. So why didn’t we go ahead with it? Firstly, we were in the middle of a big transition into becoming our own publisher and we needed to put resources into the projects that became Zombie Army Trilogy, Battlezone on PSVR and Sniper Elite 3 & 4. Secondly, we decided crowd-funding wasn’t the way we wanted to go. After the growing success of the Sniper Elite series and other Rebellion games IP, we started to feel it wasn’t fair to ask fans to fund a new game if we didn’t need them to! With some big projects now out the door and being enjoyed by gamers worldwide, we feel like now is the time to return to the world of Evil Genius. So yes, it’s taken us some time to get to this point. But today we are in a position where we can happily say Evil Genius 2 is an actual thing we’re actually coding, designing and er… arting, right now! WHAT NOW? Bear with us just a little longer, would-be global criminal masterminds! It might be a while until we can show what we’re working on, but you can make sure you’re in the loop by following us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and signing up to our newsletter! As soon as we have more to say, you’ll be the first to know. 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