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We have pushed live an update to the Rising Storm beta application in the Steam Library. This will be a large update (as it change the game into a brewed build instead of a cooked one). This update only contains the map Maggot Hill, which we plan to test heavily this week (at 3 PM eastern or so every day). Find out more about the tests here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2/events

We'll be adding more to the beta as we get things online with the brewed build (including the new transports and modified maps for them in the not so distant future).

This is the "Rising Storm Beta" application in your Steam Library. Download it tonight to be ready for tomorrow!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Content:
  • Removed X-mas Zeds from the game

UI:
  • Fixed some languages being unable to select Suicidal difficulty from Solo or Host menu

Workshop:
  • Fixed Steam Workshop from re-downloading and generating temp files for subscribed content every time the game launched (on Windows clients - Mac and Linux update will follow)

Known Issues:
  • We have reproduced some Mac clients failing to launch into the game in office and are working to address the issue
  • We are continuing to work to address some Mac and Linux clients falling into a non perk progression state
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Killing Floor


Hmm... HMM... Steam users are reporting that, for a brief period, visiting the store's stats page sent them instead to the Shadow Steam: a secretive and underground society where developers engage in spectacularly tense battles of "Petroglyph Games Developer Test App". The list appeared to forego the public applications of the Steam database, instead reporting those marked as private. Kind of like the exact opposite of what it should be doing. Of course, things are back to normal now, making it difficult to prove the veracity of the list. If the community's claims are true, though, it would suggest the existence of unannounced games like Killing Floor 2, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate HD, Half Minute Hero 2, and Battleblock Theater.

Plenty of intriguing names crop up on the list, including a Steam release of Disciples: Reincarnation, known projects like Next Car Game, dev builds of existing games, and the intriguing presence of "Super Secret Project 1". Of those that are new, there are ports of the handheld game Arkham Origins Blackgate, and Behemoth's XBLA game Battleblock Theater, as well as the yet to be announced Killing Floor 2.

It could all, of course, be complete tosh, and, even if it isn't, there's no guarantee that the listed games will ever be released. With that disclaimer in mind, you can view the full list over at the Steam forum.

Thanks, Joystiq.
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
Tripwire Interactive is proud to announce the winners of the $25,000 "Banzai" Community Map Making Competition for Rising Storm. Since its release last Summer Rising Storm continues to rack up accolades and was chosen last week as PC Gamer's "Multiplayer Game of the Year" for 2013!

As with our other community mapping contests the "Banzai" competition was top notch! Here are the 5 winning maps:

1st Place/Grand Prize ($10,000)
Maik Dokter (Phosphate Plant)

2nd Place ($7,500)
Maik Dokter (Myshkova River)

3rd Place ($5,000)
Will Bullen (Kobura)

4th Place ($2,500)
John Chalabi (Otori Shima)

5th Place ($1,000)
Elliot Burgess (Kita Jima)

Honorable Mentions go out to:

Johan van Pelt (Bataan)
Elliot Burgess (Streets of Stalingrad)
Maik Dokter (Tula Outskirts)
Martin Palko (Sub Base)

We'd like to thank all of the participants for their submissions. The maps are available now on Steam Workshop and we hope to release some of the winners as official Rising Storm maps sometime in the future.
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
First of all, we at Tripwire Interactive hope everybody had a great December (a time many of us spend with family and friends) and wish all of you all a Happy New Year!

One of our favorite things about the new year is Brewing! No, not that one (with a special shout out to Putz with his King Tiger home brew). What I am talking about is a new system (which we are calling "Brewing") that replaces the cooking system of Unreal Engine 3.

Like cooking, it will optimize game content, but without any of the random non deterministic aspects that the old system used. In short, this should allow us to do smaller updates to the game, may reduce custom map size, and best of all, should allow custom content to continue working between game patches.

Maps should only need to be Brewed and then they should work for the life of the game. Even some older maps (from previous builds) may work, but we can't guarantee it.

We feel that Brewing has now matured enough that it is ready for a public test. That is why later this week (or possibly early next week) we will be updating the Rising Storm beta to be a Brewed build with the new map Maggot Hill also making its debut for public testing!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
We are pleased to announce the PC Gamer has awarded Rising Storm their Game of The Year in the Multiplayer Category for 2013!


More than Battlefield 4, or even Team Fortress 2, Rising Storm makes me feel important. I may only be vital to my team for a couple of moments in each round, but I am significant every second I’m alive. Even as I crumple to the sand on Iwo Jima, sniped from the shore, I’m informing nearby teammates about an enemy location, or at least driving them into better cover. That feeling of significance makes Rising Storm my favourite team game ever. It can’t be won by a few skilled players – it takes organised tactics, and everyone, regardless of their kill/death ratio, is valuable to the team.

I’m satisfied whether I spend a round crouched behind radios commanding my team to victory, or suicidally banzai charging into bases, helping them take ground and acting as an extra in someone else’s war movie. The former is almost guaranteed to put me at the top of the scoreboard, while the latter not so much, but I’m happy just to contribute.

Rising Storm’s flamethrower is one of my favourite weapons of 2013 – a wild dragon in the form of a backpack that immolates instantly and yet somehow remains balanced in a shooter defined by marksmanship and precision.

You can find the full reasoning here: http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/12/31/multiplayer-game-of-the-year-rising-storm/

And don't forget that Rising Storm is still 75% off for just under 24 hours!
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http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510/

If you've been looking to pick up Rising Storm, there is no better time then now to help ring in the New Year on the Pacific Front! It will be on sale on Steam for the next 24 hours!

And don't forget it comes with the multiplayer content of Red Orchestra 2! New maps from the Banzai Mapping Contest will be reinforcing the front soon, as well as transport vehicles for the eastern front!

And for those Killing Floor fans, don't forget that the Rising Storm Digital Deluxe comes with the special KF characters representing both sides for both Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510/

If you've been looking to pick up Rising Storm, there is no better time then now to help ring in the New Year on the Pacific Front! It will be on sale on Steam for the next 24 hours!

And don't forget it comes with the multiplayer content of Red Orchestra 2! New maps from the Banzai Mapping Contest will be reinforcing the front soon, as well as transport vehicles for the eastern front!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
If you need to pick up Killing Floor for yourself or are just looking for a stocking stuffer (one day late...) head on over to the Killing Floor Steam Store page here: store.steampowered.com/app/1250/

And pick up KF for 75% off! You can also head into the New Year decked out in your Fleshpound Fitted tee for $4 off over at the Tripwire Store: http://www.ptxstore.com/tripwire/product_info.php?products_id=652

Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
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And here it is - now available to buy on the OUYA - Killing Floor: Calamity.
Some details:

  • A new take on the smash PC hit Killing Floor, designed and built specifically for couch gaming on the OUYA in a top-down Arcade Shooter format!
  • Play solo or with a friend with 2 player Co-op on one screen. Now you can literally laugh in your friends' faces when they get chewed up by a Fleshpound!
  • 21 of your favorite playable characters from the PC version.
  • All 10 Zeds from the Clot to the Patriarch are included and are as least as dangerous as ever.
  • 7 Perks upgradeable to Level 20, with added new special abilities.
  • 9 new maps specifically designed for top down shooter mayhem.
  • 35 unique weapons – including 3 special weapons (Golden AK47, Leafblower, Dual Mac-10).
  • Supports OUYA and PlayStation 3 controllers!
AND... there is a very special, limited offer from OUYA to celebrate the launch - go take a look at the http://www.killingfloorthegame.com/calamity/ for the details!
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