Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Adam Smith)

Ignore the acronym if you possibly can because we shouldn’t dwell on an irritating title when there’s so much else to discuss. Space Pirates and Zombies 2 looks like it might be an absolute corker, an heir to the sensational Space Rangers 2, built around a living galaxy that exists and develops no matter what the player might be doing elsewhere. Read this and salivate:

Two hundred persistent Captains that are able to do everything the player can, including forming dynamic factions, building structures, controlling territory, and going to War.

If Minmax pull that off, Space Pirates and Zombies 2 might be an unexpected and unlikely true single player alternative to Elite: Dangerous. Space wars! There’s much more, including a trailer and details about randomised ship parts below.

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Announcement - Valve
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Community Announcements - blorf
Hi everyone,

Thanks to your overwhelming support for SPAZ, we have now been working on a sequel for the past 2 years. We have made a lot of changes due to player input and our own growth as designers. SPAZ 2 really will be an entirely new experience but in a familiar universe. We are hoping to release SPAZ 2 in the spring of 2015.

Please tell us what you think. Your feedback makes a huge difference!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/252470/

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (RPS)

We’re seven years old! (Actually, we were seven years old last month, but we’ve never been much for punctuality.) And so by way of celebration we’ve curated the latest weekly Humble Bundle, and that means we’ve chosen some of our most beloved indie games from the past seven years for the Pay What You Want sale. An esoteric bunch, but so very beautiful, all. If only there were room for all the delights of those many wonderful years. As ever, some of the money goes to charity, too: we chose EFF and Medecins Sans Frontieres. Find out more, below, or simply click over the the bundle itself.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Clockwork Empires is a citybuilding/Lovecraftian survival sim from Gaslamp Games, they of the splendid Dungeons of Dredmor, in which you manage and protect Imperial colonists attempting to build a life on a new frontier. A new frontier which just so happens to contain Other Creatures. While it might be a dramatic departure from the successful roguelike that went before it, it does retain the horror-comedy tone. It arrives on Steam Early Access tomorrow, but I’ve been playing it for the last few days.> … [visit site to read more]

Announcement - Valve
To celebrate Canada Day, we're sorry to announce our Canada Day Daily Deal. We apologize in advance for great deals on a set of Canadian-developed titles, with discounts from 33% to 75% off*.

So put down those creatively flavored potato chips and see all the deals here. Poutine not included.


*Offer ends July 3rd at 10AM Pacific.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

Imagine if so much of the bullshit Peter Molyneux has talked over the years was actually in a game. A simulation game where each tiny human lived their own lives, had their own thoughts and feelings and memories, and behaved accordingly. It’s a claim we’ve heard so often that it’s hard not to dismiss it out of hand. So much so that when Dungeons Of Dredmor developers Gaslamp Games were claiming it, I demanded they stop and prove it to me… They did. Clockwork Empires, a colonial village building sim (of sorts) pulls you in with the cult monster worship, but you stay for the extraordinary AI.>

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Shacknews - Alice O'Connor
Space Pirates and Zombies was far more interesting than one would expect with a name like that, a jolly top-down space shooter where you build your own ship. Now developer MinMax Games has revealed Space Pirates and Zombies 2 with a first trailer, looking fancier than ever as hundreds of independent AI ships get back to grinding out life in an unforgiving galaxy.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (John Walker)

While the main Humble Bundle is diverting itself from gaming with a really quite splendid collection of audiobooks, it seems to have snuck out one of the best collections of games so far in its Weekly Bundle. Rather than showcasing games from one studio, this week it’s a collection of Roguelikes. (Everyone who wants to have a fight about the terminology, please do so here.) That’s Paranautical Activity, Dungeons Of Dredmor Complete, Hack Slash Loot, The Binding Of Isaac + DLC, Teleglitch Die More Edition, and Sword Of The Stars: The Pit Gold. Cor.

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Today's Deal: Save 80% on Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP!*


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