A Summer with the Shiba Inu

A Summer with the Shiba Inu is a mystery visual novel being developed by Quill Studios that I got to play at Bit Bazaar.

It's a mysterious narrative game that takes place in a world inhabited by dogs. You play as Syd the Shiba Inu as she reunites with her old friend Max and encounters a mysterious Labrador Retriever called Quei-Li.

From the short demo I played, it defies your expectations quite a bit. The game begins with a fairly traditional introduction to the characters and world, reminiscent of other "weird" visual novels such as Hatoful Boyfriend, but then it takes a mysterious turn that sets the story in motion. The demo ends as the mystery begins, and it left me craving more from the story and it's world.

While the writing is the true highlight of the game, it also features very pretty artwork from a variety of talented artists. It's a real treat for the eyes.

I look forward to seeing more of A Summer with the Shiba Inu as it continues development. For now though, a demo is available on the Quill Studios website.

My Summer with the Shiba Inu will be coming soon to Steam.

Far Cry 5: Lost On Mars Hype Video

Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC tomorrow - to celebrate Ubisoft released a hype video going over the weapons, enemies and more. Check it out below!

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Create 3D Game Merchandise With U-Dimensions

I've been chatting with the gang behind U-Dimension who've set up a way to create and customize 3D printed game characters if you're either a fan, or a company looking to make models for your game. You can check out all the details on their site. I've posted some videos below, and setting up is free plus they do all the drop-shipping.

U-dimensions was also kind enough to provide a $5.00 code for Patron's, so head over there for the code. Sign up is free at U-Dimensions.

U-Dimensions is a video game marketing and merchandising platform specializing in 3D printed personalized collectibles based on fan favorite video game characters. Fans can customize their favorite game characters by changing color, size, and even have the opportunity to build their own 3D printed game merchandise.

U-Dimensions' goal is to make it easier for game companies to develop and expand their merchandise line, and allow them to gain extra profit from games. The unique, and free platform makes it possible for game companies to reach a larger audience, and allows for a variety of 3D printing merchandise options. Our software allows for company's 2D or 3D game elements to be automatically converted into 3D-print ready elements. The free model also allows game companies to gain commission while U-Dimensions take care of production and distribution.

Far Cry 5's Next DLC 'Lost on Mars' Out July 17th

The next piece of Far Cry's season pass will be out July 17th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox. Titled Lost on Mars, it'll put players as Nick Rye as he's teleported to Mars to help his buddy Hurk help stop an alien invasion on Earth. You can check out the teaser trailer and press release below, and in the meantime can play the previous DLC Hours of Darkness.

FAR CRY® 5: LOST ON MARS LAUNCHES ON JULY 17

Nick Rye and Hurk Return for an Intergalactic Battle to Save Humankind

Montreal — July 11, 2018 — Yesterday, Ubisoft announced Far Cry® 5: Lost on Mars, the second post-launch adventure, will release July 17 on available platforms. Lost on Mars continues the uncanny adventures in the Far Cry 5 Season Pass as players travel to Mars to eradicate an alien threat. Lost on Mars can be purchased as part of the season pass for $39.99 or the Gold Edition for $119.99.

Lost on Mars transports the franchise’s insanity from Hope County to the red planet as Nick Rye is teleported to a hostile planet to help his buddy Hurk thwart an alien invasion of Earth. This adventure gives players a new arsenal of alien weaponry, including the Blaster of Disaster, Hellfire and Morphinator, while also introducing a new traversal tool with Space Jets. Humankind’s future is in the hands of the game’s most notorious guns-for-hire. Time to squash some bugs!

In addition, all Far Cry 5 players will have access to new Mars-themed assets in Far Cry Arcade, available now. Map builders will be able to integrate these assets into their existing maps or create new sci-fi-themed maps. Future content will also include thematic assets that will be added to Far Cry Arcade for free. Those who download the Lost on Mars DLC will also gain access to new weapons – Obliteratorrrr, Taser Phazer Annihilazer, Nerve Reaper, Grape Popper and Hellfire – to use as they liberate Hope County from the Project at Eden’s Gate. 

Far Cry 5 post-launch will continue with a final DLC adventure – Dead Living Zombies – which will be released in August. An additional asset drop will give map builders more tools to create unique Far Cry Arcade experiences. The adventures are available in the season pass or as stand-alone DLC purchases, while new asset releases for Far Cry Arcade will be available for free to all players in future title updates.

Set in America, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. Far Cry 5 will continue to receive premium DLC adventures available in the season pass, as well as free content, including new Far Cry Arcade assets and in-game live events following the launch.

For more information about Far Cry 5, please visit farcry.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/farcrygame or hashtag #farcry5.

For the latest on Far Cry 5 and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

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