Here's a very brief range of my work over the last ten years in the video game industry, made up of press releases and articles I've particularly enjoyed working on.

Smite 2 is coming, won’t replace the original Smite

Hi Rez Studios and Titan Forge Games will release a sequel to Smite, the third-person MOBA that was first released in 2014 and has drawn 40 million players since, the companies announced Friday. Smite 2 will bring with it an Unreal Engine 5-powered upgrade, and promises full cross-play and cross-progression.

Smite 2’s developers say that the move from Smite’s Unreal Engine 3 to Epic Games’ newest game engine will give the sequel more “godlike impact” — meaning graphical upgrades and more dazzli

Baldur's Gate 3: An Unexpected Adventure (feat. Elijah Wood & Sean Astin)

Fresh off The Game Awards Swen met with some familiar faces to play some Baldur's Gate 3 👀

Elijah Wood and Sean Astin join Swen Vincke in a totally normal game session, where absolutely no evil powers were awakened and no squirrels were harmed.

Produced by Nightowl Creative Studios, LTD. www.NightowlStudiosLTD.com
Nikhil Potdar - Executive Producer
Cody Peck - Post Production Producer
Paul Melancon - Audio Mixing and Music Supervisor
Brian Ward - Director/Editor
Juan Mena - Assistant Editor
Irving Ong - Director of Photography
Joe Otanez - Assistant Camera
Drea Letamendi - Script Supervisor
Robert Sharman - Sound Mixer
Alex Corea - Technical Producer
Zach Shaner - Gaming Technician
Yaniv Fituci - Production Manager
Super Creative - Studio Facility
Cici Andersen - Hair & Make Up
Molly Stern - Hair & Make Up
Peter Sawyer - Production Assistant
Andrew Pawluk - Production Assistant
Adam Fisher - Payroll

Special Thanks:
William Morris Endeavor Agency
Walter Schupfer Management Corporation
Super Creative
Turtle Beach Corporation
Elijah Wood
Sean Astin

Winner of multiple Game Of The Year Awards, Baldur’s Gate 3 is out now on Xbox Series X|S, joining PlayStation 5 and PC players.
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Darkest Dungeon 2's Binding Blade DLC brings two new heroes in December

Developer Red Hook Studios has announced a first paid DLC pack for its acclaimed horror sequel Darkest Dungeon 2. It's called The Binding Blade and will introduce two new heroes - one who'll be familiar to fans of the first game - when it arrives in December.

Darkest Dungeon 2 left early access back in May this year, taking players on a grim Lovecraftian road trip that Eurogamer contributor Edwin Evans-Thirlwell called a "copious and often brilliant, if not quite unmissable reworking of a power

Horror Soulslike Lies of P just dropped a demo and release date at Summer Game Fest

Lies of P publisher Neowiz Games surprised by dropping a creepy new demo for its upcoming Soulslike reimaging of Pinocchio, as well as a release date.

Announced in 2021 and slated to launch in August this year, Lies of P was a breakout hit at Gamescom 2022 . Its striking setting of steampunk-infused 19th century France was a major draw, as was its gruelling Soulslike combat to rival even the . The line to play it was one of the longest of the day at Gamescom, and less than a year later, the res

I'm completely hooked on this open world business sandbox sim, and I'm not alone

I'm a successful businessman in the financial capital of the world, New York City. You can tell just by looking at me, because I'm wearing a suit and a tie. Also, I'm running down the middle of the street pushing a hand cart stacked with 300 frozen hamburgers the day after I spent 48 hours sleeping on a park bench. That's what successful businessmen like Mark Cuban do, right?

Which is to say my entrance to the Manhattan retail management scene has been a bit of a scramble. In business sandbox s

Fight For The Fate Of The Solar System In Terra Invicta - Out Now

September 26, 2022 - Hooded Horse and Pavonis Interactive - the creators of the popular Long War mods for XCOM 1 and 2 - are pleased to announce that their sci-fi grand strategy game has been released into Steam Early Access and GOG. What will you do when the aliens begin their invasion?

Available for $39.99/€39.99/£34.99/¥4980 in French, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Terra Invicta puts players in charge of one of seven different factions, each with their own pl

Stormswept Roguelike City Builder Against the Storm Hits New Milestone With Major Update

September 8th, 2022 - When the world is destroyed by a devastating storm, how do you rebuild in the face of everlasting rain? From and comes , a fantasy roguelite city builder where destruction is inevitable. With the new , players are invited to rediscover the Cursed Royal Woodlands, which boasts new content and significant improvements - these blighted lands hold a fresh experience for Viceroys both new and seasoned.

The Cursed Royal Woodlands area receives a complete revamp, adding more subs

All Aboard For Foxhole’s 1.0 Launch

Toronto, Canada - September 7th, 2022 - Developer Siegecamp has revealed that its massively multiplayer war game, Foxhole, is set to launch into 1.0 on September 28th. Its Inferno update will add trains, an overhauled logistics game, and an arsenal of new weapons. Buildable transportation systems, infrastructure, and industrial facilities will redefine how logistics supports the thousands of players on the frontline.

Inferno’s train system offers players the opportunity to build and design larg

The Wandering Village Reveals Its Launch Date

Zurich, Switzerland - September 6, 2022 - Stray Fawn Studio has announced that is set to launch into Steam Early Access on September 14th ($24.99) for PC, Mac and Linux. Inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, The Wandering Village is a unique city-builder set atop the back of a giant roaming creature known as Onbu.

Combining city-building and resource management with rogue-like and survival elements, players will need to forge a close relationship with the giant creatu

Manor Lords Opens Its Homestead

Dallas, 12 July, 2022 - Developer Slavic Magic and publisher Hooded Horse have released Manor Lords' . The sweeping post reveals huge changes to almost all areas of the game, ranging from region sizes and zoom levels, to art direction, character reworks, combat, trade and micromanagement. Most importantly, Manor Lords is officially opening its homestead to closed alpha testers!

The highly anticipated medieval city builder has been radio silent for over six months and with this community update,

Rogue Legacy 2 Launches Into 1.0

Toronto / April 28, 2022 - Famed rogue-LITE, , has officially launched into 1.0 after an incredible Early Access period. Officially releasing onto PC, Xbox One and X|S today, the sequel to the genre-defining Rogue Legacy marks the occasion with a brand new launch trailer.

Having launched into Early Access in August 2020 while enjoying more than 4,000 "Very Positive" reviews on Steam, Rogue Legacy 2 ​ has built upon on its predecessor in almost every way. With an all-new art style (3D characters

Ultima Veterans Form All New Gaming Studio

April 12, 2022 - DeMeta, a newly created gaming studio started by Todd Porter, a founding producer of Dungeons & Dragons and the original Ultima series, and MMORPG heavyweight and creator of the beloved Ultima series, Richard “Lord British” Garriott, has begun development on an online title that will integrate blockchain technology.

Reunited and leveraging decades of their world-building experience across genre-defining titles such as Ultima, Ultima Online, Lineage, Tabula Rosa, and Shroud of t

Farthest Frontier Announced from the Developers of Grim Dawn

Crate Entertainment, the developers behind 2016's excellent action-RPG Grim Dawn, has announced its next project: the city-builder Farthest Frontier. It'll be coming to PC, though no release date or window has been revealed yet. Get your first look in the announcement trailer above.

You'll hunt, harvest, fish, and farm as you craft items and strategize on the best ways to protect your village dwellers (and later town-goers and city residents as you build up your settlement) from both Mother Nat

MONOPOLY TYCOON Passes Go With iOS And Android Launch

Montreal / Canada / January 20th, 2022 - From the developers of RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch™, in partnership with Hasbro, comes a whole new MONOPOLY experience. MONOPOLY TYCOON will launch worldwide on and on January 20, 2022.

Players will start building their MONOPOLY TYCOON empire by making their first investments in Atlantic City. From acquiring houses and hotels, to businesses and decorations, they’ll need to manage investments, build their city, and expand their portfolio all the way to Pa

Experience A Feudal Japan As The Dynasty Series Heads East

Germany / December 14, 2021 - From the publisher that brought you Medieval Dynasty and developed by Superkami Games, comes Sengoku Dynasty, an all-new adventure set against the backdrop of a Japan ravaged by famine and war. Players will need to rise from a simple peasant to become a legend, as they secure their legacy and build their Kingdom.

Whether choosing the path of a charismatic leader, skilful craftsman, famed warrior or a spiritual master, for the first time in the Dynasty series player

Cult Classic Video Game ‘Earthworm Jim’ Set For Small Screen Revival

Corp., the software publisher and developer, has partnered with APA to bring its Earthworm Jim game series back to the small screen with an all new creative team behind it.

LOS ANGELES, CA / November 18, 2021 - Played by millions worldwide since it first launched on the Sega Genesis in 1994 and celebrated for its meta humor, edgy art style and tight platform gameplay, Earthworm Jim is a cult classic. Last seen on TV in 1996 after a successful run of 23 episodes on the WB Television Network, the

Can You Uncover The Mysteries Of Moncage?

November 16th, 2021 - Vignette puzzle adventure Moncage has officially released on ($14.99), , and ($4.99). The long anticipated puzzle game invites players to peer through multidimensional worlds to connect the similar yet unique, adjacent yet distant spaces, with a dreamlike adventure that revolves around a young boy, his father, and a lighthouse.

Developed by Optillusion and published by XD Inc., Moncage is a mysterious cube that connects parallel worlds through mind-boggling optical illusio

Challenging Low-Poly City-Builder Launches Into Early Access

11 October 2021 - Challenging city-builder Settlement Survival has officially launched onto Steam for $14.99. After a hugely successful Next Fest as one of the most downloaded, wishlisted and played demos of the festival, Gleamer Studios are inviting players to lead their survivors in search of a new home, 4 days early.

Inspired by the genre-defining Banished and now launching into Early Access on October 11 for $14.99, players will be able to carve out their own slice of home. Offering deep ga

125,000 Players Choose Tactics, Teamwork, and Prediction

Tampa, FL, October 21st - has officially released its . Sequel to one of Warcraft III’s most famed mods and having been in 2016, over 125,000 players have now taken up arms to defend their King since its launch on 1st October 2021.

Legion TD 2 has evolved into a finely tuned competitive game of attack, defense and economy management for 1-8 players, and its latest update not only showcases its roadmap over the next 12 months, but also brings with it its first post-launch open tournament, a long

Grimdark Sandbox RPG ‘Vagrus’ Reveals New Centurion Edition Ahead Of October Launch

Budapest, Hungary, September 28, 2021 - , the brutal turn-based RPG with a core focus on epic story-telling, lore, and challenging gameplay, has revealed in its latest details about its launch patch, that will go live just before the game leaves Early Access on October 5th.

Featuring unique new quests, a revamped user interface, and a new companion, the multi-award winning title invites players to meet Eylani, a Half-Elven warrior who's able to brush off damage, while remaining the focus of ene

Big Robot's Famed 'Sir, You Are Being Hunted' Set For Reinvented Edition On Switch & PC

Bath, UK September 1st, 2021 - Big Robot Ltd’s Sir, You Are Being Hunted: Reinvented Edition is set to launch on Nintendo Switch in Q1, 2022. This will be the first time the title has appeared on a console platform.

The original Sir, You Are Being Hunted was a genre-defining title in the first wave of survival games, and uses a procedurally generated environment to drop players into a robot-stalked British countryside. Funded on Kickstarter in 2012, initially released as one of the first games

Poison Your Soul With Greed. CRPG 'Black Geyser' Enters Early Access

Oceanside, California, August 26th, 2021 - CRPG has officially launched into Early Access on Steam and GoG ($24.99). Developed by and published by , the successfully backed Kickstarter project has increased in size and scope, having been in development since 2015.

Launching with a stunning animated cinematic trailer and custom PC giveaway with PC Gamer, Black Geyser was created by a small indie team and inspired by CRPG classics like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale.

Featuring challenging real
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