First look at RISE #1: Sister’s Keeper, Inspired by Night of the Living Dead!

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They're coming to get you Barbara. An old story with a new end and a new beginning. Some of this series transpires in the Night of the Living Dead universe, most does not. None of the film's creators are involved in our creative.                 … [Read more...]

RACE THROUGH ZOMBIE HORDES TO DELIVER THE CURE IN ENDLESS-RUNNER ‘MUST DELIVER’

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Cherrypick Games – the studio behind the mobile blockbuster Touchdown Hero, with over 1.5 million downloads to date – is pleased to announce their upcoming game, Must Deliver. Released simultaneously on iOS, Android and Amazon mobile devices on April 16, 2015, Must Deliver is a zombie-themed endless-runner with delightful retro pixel graphics, a classic arcade-inspired soundtrack, with frantic and fast-paced free-to-play (F2P) action as players attempt to deliver the cure for the undead plague to as many survivors as possible. The cure for the zombie infection has finally been found, and it’s your job to deliver it! Run like hell and fight through hordes of the undead as you move between zones to deliver the cure to otherwise helpless survivors. Eliminate the infected with your arsenal of ZOMBIE-ANNIHILATING SUPER MOVES and avoid getting bitten at all costs! You MUST DELIVER ! In Must Deliver, players have to dodge or destroy obstacles of the undead variety. … [Read more...]

The Empty Inn, a horror-exploration game with 8-bit, NES-style pixel art, announced

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Candlelight Studios is proud to announce The Empty Inn, a horror-exploration game with 8-bit, NES-inspired, pixel art for PC (Windows). Made by a single developer, The Empty Inn hopes to scare and thrill players. Utilising an interesting light mechanic, players will explore a mysterious empty inn whilst being watched by an unknown figure and avoiding the creatures that have been left inside to rot. The Empty Inn is currently in development and aims to release within the next couple of weeks. Interested gamers can visit the game’s mini-site to find out more information. … [Read more...]

Hit iOS Survival Adventure Game ‘Radiation Island’ Now Available on the Mac App Store

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Atypical Games, the Apple Design Award-winning creators of the visually stunning Sky Gamblers series and Battle Supremacy, today released Radiation Island on the Mac App Store. In Radiation Island, players are stranded in an alternate reality after an experiment gone wrong, and must fight for survival on an inhospitable island. Continuing Atypical’s legacy for renowned, high-quality graphics and vast open world environments, Radiation Island is available now on the Mac App Store for $2.99. In Radiation Island, players must survive the open world environment by finding food, hidden treasures, equipment, and firearms all while fighting radiation, anomalies, harsh weather, and radioactively-mutated zombies. Tenacity, wit, and resourcefulness will be crucial to not only solving the island’s puzzles, but also returning to the real world. Radiation Island Key Features: Experience Atypical’s high-quality gaming through an interactive open world and clever … [Read more...]

“COULD CORRIDOR Z ACTUALLY BE AN ORIGINAL ENDLESS RUNNER WITH ZOMBIES?”

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Zombie fans, are you longing for an unique and polished mobile games with undead hordes? This Thursday, April 2nd, 2015, you can put your hands on Corridor Z – ‘the most genre refreshing runner in years’. From Mass Creation, the creators of the action based Draw Slasher and Run Like Hell!, comes the most unique runner with zombies in years. Three survivors locked in the high school with bloodthirsty and incredibly fast zombies. You're the only one who can help. Run your way out! In Corridor Z you face the pursuit, not the obstacles. Don't let the zombies catch you, throw them the obstacles and aim for the head before they take the first bite. In the meantime find the lost recordings of the audio log and reveal where did the infection come from in your small town. FEATURES: • Experience the most genre refreshing runner in years • Get thrilled with the unique and intense gameplay • Help the pom-pom girl, the jock and the jarhead to survive • Enjoy … [Read more...]

Watch Episode One of ‘Horror Hotel’ Anthology Series Now!

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Horror Hotel is an anthology series set in the backdrop of a seedy hotel located off the beaten path. A "less" traveled road but frequently visited by interesting characters of society. Inspired by The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Horror Hotel's stories span multiple genre's including sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and suspense. Season one is available on Hulu, DirectTV, AT&T U-verse and more fine platforms. Watch episode one here! … [Read more...]

Mr. Hyde

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I realized recently that I never actually read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and needed to fix that. It’s a book whose narrative I’ve seen so many times in various incarnations that I had the illusion that surely I’d already read it. After all, Stevenson’s Mr. Hyde is firmly embedded in literature and pop culture as a fiend as recognizable as Frankenstein’s monster. And it was Stevenson’s original portrayal of Hyde that interested me the most, because he’s evolved considerably in 20th and 21st Centuries. To most modern moviegoers, Mr. Hyde is the Victorian progenitor of The Hulk: a powerful, violent, unrestrained incarnation of pure id. And to fans of Steven Moffat’s BBC miniseries Jekyll, Hyde is a sexy, sociopathic Superman. The modern Hyde is a fiend of monstrous proportion, perhaps not physically, but he’s certainly no Gollum-like dwarf. Except, in the original text, he’s exactly that: Mr. Hyde was pale and … [Read more...]

‘Beyond Flesh and Blood’ only Northern UK Game at Norwich Gaming Festival

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18+ gore sci-fi game, Beyond Flesh and Blood, is gearing up for festival season with a live exhibit of the pre-alpha demo including fresh levels in ‘battle’ or ‘horde mode’ – of Albert Square, Manchester Town Hall, Deansgate and Beetham Tower. Pixelbomb Games is proud to be representing the north at Norwich, a festival geared at families that is in its second year. The Beyond Flesh and Blood stall required ID and/or guardian supervision for its 18+ content, and developer Jonny Pickton will be on hand with the game to explain the studio’s current progress as it transfers it code base from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4, along with exclusive previews in the new Unreal 4 environments. Beyond Flesh and Blood A graphically-intense nod to the 3 rd person shooter genre, Beyond Flesh and Blood challenges players to blast through multiple levels of hostile scavenger forces and mutating enemy threats on a mission to help reclaim the surface of Earth – starting with … [Read more...]

‘The Falling Sun’ now available on Steam Early Access

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From a UK based indie studio comes The Falling Sun, a first person, horror game set in post-WW2 Burma. The Japanese have withdrawn after the Allied victory and British forces regain control of the region, however when a small armoured column goes silent, a young lieutenant is sent on one last mission to find out what happened. Upon his arrival he is faced with horrors beyond that of the World War, will you be able to overcome them? The Falling Sun provides a gripping story in a refreshing environment all the while keeping you on edge around every corner. The atmosphere will keep you on your toes, keep a keen ear and don’t always rely on your weapon to get you out of harm’s way. With a series of acts you can immerse yourself in the game’s story through campaign mode; or even face the onslaught of horror in survival. Whatever you choose to do, keep your wits sharp. The game currently ships with two acts and a survival mode but further installments will be added … [Read more...]

Library of Horror kicks off with ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ Indiegogo Campaign

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Library of Horror kicks off with The Call of Cthulhu Indiegogo Campaign Star studded creative team behind Lovecraft classic Swiss artist Michael Zigerlig (Transfusion Publishing, IDW) has launched a full color Cthulhu story that has drawn the attention and support of some creative heavy hitters. Zigerlig’s creative group includes H.R. Giger’s wife, Carmen Giger-Scheiffele; Batman artist Kelley Jones; filmmaker Brian Yuzna; and noted Lovecraft artist Nick Gucker. The goal is to get the ball rolling with Call of Cthulhu and continue on, creating a library of Lovecraft stories. Contributors to the cause can choose from amazing perks like posters, art canvases, phone cases, mugs, backpacks, skateboards, custom illustrations, signed limited prints and much more. The minimum pledge is $1 and every contribution will include a digital copy of the finished product as well as a high resolution file of a 3D Illusion Cthulhu Stand as well as a manual on how to build it. … [Read more...]

Guns, Gore & Cannoli – A fresh Pizza the action, capiche?

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Belgian game makers Crazy Monkey Studios are muscling their way into the games racket with their hilarious award-winning take on the action side-scroller: Guns, Gore & Cannoli. Inspired by classic 80’s side-scrolling shooters, the over-the-top action platformer takes a 1920’s Tommy gun turf war and throws in zombie low lifes and Italian pastries to make this an offer you really can’t refuse. Guns, Gore & Cannoli beat the stuffing out of more than 100 other titles to win the award for Best PC Game at Casual Connect Amsterdam in February 2015, with the small indie team’s frenetic hoodlum caper impressing attendees and judges alike. Putting you in the loafers of hardened mobster Vinnie Cannoli, the game sees you trawling through Thugtown and taking back your territory across hand drawn cityscapes inspired by prohibition-era New York. With classic mobster dialogue, an armory of explosive weapons and a winning crew of good time gangsters, the game … [Read more...]

April JournalStone Hellnotes Newsletter

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Happy Spring! Warm (or warmer at least) weather has finally come. Hopefully you're taking the time to bask in the sun and enjoy a JournalStone Book while you're soaking up the rays. I have to lead off this month with an admission of error. In last month's newsletter, I displayed the books that were being released in March, but I mentioned the April releases in this column. My sincerest apologies go to the authors whose works I neglected to mention. I hope that you give these books a look. I know you'll enjoy them. I know I did. First of all, we had Black Water by Bobby Norman. It's a tale of witchcraft and revenge in the swamps of the Louisiana bayou. You won't want to miss this one. We also had Loonies by Gregory Bastianelli. I can honestly say that this one will keep you guessing right up to the very last page, with an ending that you just won't see coming. This one is a must read. This month sees the return of Matt Rowley in Patrick Freivald's Black Tide. I … [Read more...]

‘The Badger Game’ Release Details

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The Badger Game, the award-winning indie thriller which has wowed festival audiences nationwide, will be the first theatrical and Digital VOD release under a new partnership between Badger Films, LLC and the newly formed digital distribution company Stadium Media. The Badger Game will have exclusive theatrical engagements in key U.S. cities nationwide in advance of the May 5th Digital VOD premiere on major digital platforms. A special edition Blu-ray™ and DVD release from Severin Films is planned for later this year. The announcement was made by the film’s co-producer Thomas Zambeck and Stadium Media Founder/CEO Mitch Mallon. The acquisition deal was brokered by Susan Procko. “We’re thrilled to be partnered with Stadium Media for the distribution of our film,” noted Zambeck. “As one of their first acquisitions, we hope this release signals a new era in how independent films can find their audience. “Stadium Media was founded with the goal of giving … [Read more...]

Jonathan Ryan’s Highly Anticipated Sequel, ‘Dark Bride,’ Out April 21st!

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HOLY HORROR: AN ASSISTANT PASTOR COMBATS SUPERNATURAL EVIL Jonathan Ryan’s Highly Anticipated Sequel Dark Bride Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Open Road Media is pleased to announce the highly anticipated second book in the 3 Gates of the Dead series by Jonathan Ryan: Dark Bride. Assistant pastor Aidan Schaeffer has been chosen to be a part of the Order of the Five Sorrows, a group dedicated to fighting evil with the use of holy objects present at Christ’s crucifixion. But before he can come to terms with his destiny, Aidan must destroy the Dark Bride—and stop the Grinning Man at all cost. But not everyone will survive the horrific battle to come… Expertly combining elements of horror, humor, and Ryan’s own Christian religion, Dark Bride is a terrifying thriller that will keep you up all night trying to finish it—and because you are too scared to go to sleep. Jonathan Ryan is an editor at Ave Maria Press in Notre Dame, Indiana and writes for the … [Read more...]

‘Once Bitten, Twice Dead’ Infects Steam Greenlight

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Once Bitten, Twice Dead, a horror survival title, is now on Steam Greenlight  and will be released on PC and the Nintendo Wii U. A heady mix of action adventure, horror and survival,  Once Bitten, Twice Dead will land players in the middle of a virus pandemic that's mutated living things into undead munchers. Humanity have holed themselves up in camps after the 'falling' - a catastrophic event that spawned the munchers, survivors only venture out for precious building materials, guns and ammo, and, of course, food and water.  Do you have what it takes to lead a team to survive? Or are you a lone wolf, looking after number 1? Once Bitten, Twice Dead gives you the freedom, to play how you want to play. Game features True open world environment Venture alone or in a multiplayer team - remember, there's strength in numbers Take control of vehicles to explore the huge game environment Harvest, craft, cook and survive Random boss … [Read more...]