• We take a look at the biggest Romanian Games of 2018.
  • Check out the winners of the RoGa Awards 2017 and our Most Anticipated games of 2018!
  • Communism will take over the Nintendo Switch in a few days.
  • Brawlout launches first on Nintendo Switch on December 19th, featuring a new guest character.
  • Devious Technologies released their physics-based puzzle game on Steam.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Gray Dawn will be released in Q2 2018

Gray Dawn, the upcoming psychological thriller from Interactive Stone is set to be released in Q2 2018. You can already wishlist the game on Steam and, from the official materials, it seems it will also launch on GoG.

Gray Dawn is a psychological thriller infused with religious elements seen through beautiful and terrifying worlds. You play as Father Abraham, a priest trying to find the missing altar boy. You will be entangled in a terrifying adventure on a quest to prove your innocence. Guilty or not, you find yourself trapped in the middle of strange events involving a demonic possession and divine apparitions.

To celebrate the announcement of the game's launch period, the developers have released a new teaser trailer, which you can watch below:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Another win for Second Hand: Frankie's Revenge

After winning the Pitching Sessions at Reboot Develop 2017, Second Hand: Frankie's Revenge took home another trophy at the same conference this year, winning the Nordic Game Discovery Contest qualifier. This means Rikodu will be travelling to Malmö, Sweden to take part in the Grand Finals of the competition, during the Nordic Game 2018 event on May 23-25. They will be joined there by the winners of the Dev.Play 2017 qualifier, local studio Breadcrumbs Interactive with their roleplaying folktale Yaga.

Second Hand: Frankie's Revenge is set to be released on Steam this Fall, with console versions coming up sometime next year. Rikodu's title wasn't the only Romanian game taking part in this NGDC qualifier, with Unbound: Worlds Apart also pitching to the jury of industry experts. Backstage talks were placing Alien Pixel's game as the runner-up, which again highlights the Romanian industry is quite capable of creating well regarded indie titles.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PositronX gameplay trailer ahead of Steam Early Access release

Scorpius Studios, the developer behind PositronX released a new early alpha gameplay teaser trailer for their upcoming first person roguelite shooter. The trailer hints at an Early Access release on Steam in March.

The game features a variety of play options, from multiple game modifiers, characters and ways to play to dozens of weapons and a hundred implants to install, some of which will give you special powers, while others will modify your behavior.

Scorpius Studios previously worked on I Shall Remain, an action RPG which you can purchase on Steam.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

16bit Nights announce their next project, Chromosome Evil

16bit Nights, creators of TAURONOS, recently announced their newest project, Chromosome Evil. The game is set to be an RTS mixed with RPG elements in which you control a squad which is part of what remains from an army fighting an invasion of underground creatures bringing unspeakable death and destruction with them.

In Chromosome Evil, 16bit Nights promises to take the player on a journey that will give full freedom in choosing the routes to take, the resources to be gathered, the perimeters that need defending and how each squad member evolves.

Drawing inspiration from games like Command & Conquer, Dungeons & Dragons, Heroes 3, Red Alert and Xcom, the game will give players access to a skill-based level up system, an inventory to manage their resources, multiple choices and outcomes, unique characters that can be grouped up to six as a squad and more.

The game is very much work in progress, but with its promised mechanics and intriguing story, we will keep an eye on it and we look forward to bringing you more news as we follow its road to completion.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Heavy Crime, a new game by Omnidream Creations

Omnidream Creations recently announced the new game they're working on, titled Heavy Crime. The game should come out during the third quarter of this year. You can watch it in action in the video below.

Not a lot of details were disclosed about the game, other than it's a top down shooter loaded with breathtaking gunplay action, superb graphics, slow-motion sequences and a top notch story.

Omnidream Creations is an indie studio from Bucharest. Their previous titles include AWA and Vector Strain.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bucharest Global Game Jam 2018

For the third consecutive year, the Bucharest Global Game Jam team brings together game development enthusiasts in the biggest game jam in the world. The three days jam takes place at Arcub Gabroveni, on January 26th - 28th.

The entrance to the event is free, so hurry up and register! As in previous editions, there will be two development tracks:
  • Non-digital games (e.g. boardgames, card games, pen and paper)
  • Digital games
This year, the Bucharest Global Game Jam is co-organised together with RGDA. The Bucharest Gaming Week takes place in the same week as the Global Game Jam. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Internship opportunities at EA this summer

Under the motto "Everyone needs a sidekick", EA Romania recently announced a number of openings for part time and full time internships at their studio campus in Bucharest. These will be available throughout the summer and all suitable candidates will be contacted by 28th of February, so make sure to submit your application before that.

EA are looking for:
- A student pursuing a diploma - except final years;
- Technical profiles: C++, C#, Java;
- Non-technical profiles: Production, Data Analysis;
- A passionate gamer;

They are offering:
- Probably the best summer experience of your life;
- An opportunity to learn new and interesting things;
- Flexible start-date and working hours.

You can see a list of all open positions and apply to them at https://www.hipo.ro/locuri-de-munca/vizualizareFirma/881/Electronic-Arts-Romania-

Make your summer memorable!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Drag Sim 2018 available on mobile

Ovilex Software released a new mobile game called Drag Sim 2018. It can be downloaded for free on both AppStore and Google Play.

According to the developer, Drag Sim 2018 is the latest race simulator that will immerse you in the drag racing world! You can enjoy driving over 70 spectacular cars, get under the hood with performance upgrades, customize your vehicle's paint, wheels and calipers to create unique racing machines!

The game features an interior view, manual transmission, next-gen graphics and real time online multiplayer racing. You can race in different environments and weather conditions, choosing from 7 car tiers like supercars, vans and pickup trucks.

In addition to all the functionalities already included in the game package, like online leaderboards and achievements, players can even request new features through the developer's social media pages.