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Star Hammer set to strike on Xbox One

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Perth-based studio Black Lab Games have just announced that their turn-based space strategy game Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy will be making its way to Xbox One on August 26th! The title hit Steam and then iPad last year, and now it has been customised for all your controller-based gaming needs.

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a game of 3D tactical space battles. Play your part in the Second Contact War in a campaign with a branching story and over 60 missions, or create your own scenarios in skirmish mode battles.

Give your orders, and watch the results in explosive pausable real-time. Tailor your arsenal of crew abilities and assault class ships as your fleet grows with your command. Exploit the enemy’s weaknesses with superior positioning and flanking manoeuvres to inflict devastating damage.

Check out their Xbox One trailer below, and keep an eye out for enemy Nautalids on your home console come August 26th.

Local testers wanted for Star Hammer VP iPad Beta, plus Manta Update details!

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There’s still time to sign up to defend the planet Novus, in the iPad beta for Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy. Diligently working away, the star gazers at Black Lab Games have not only released a massive update recently on Steam, they’ve also created a handy sign up form for their iPad beta.

First up, the Manta update for Star Hammer on Steam sees new four new skirmish maps, a skirmish highscore feature, tons of visual updates and balancing, and of course a brand new ship…

Sometimes you just need to zero the hostiles completely; demolition, destruction, absolute tactical oblivion. That’s where the brand new Manta-class light cruiser comes in.
Four dedicated missile launch bays means the Manta can ruin your opponent’s day like nothing else in the fleet. Either let the guided payloads find four different targets, or focus fire on a single mark for scorched earth tactics.

As for the iPad beta, they have simplified the process of getting out into space with a simple online sign up form. The studio are particularly interested in sourcing local (Perth) testers; this is a great opportunity for students looking to get some testing expeience, not to mention a fun way to get your hands on the game before it hits the Perth Games Festival.

So if you reckon the Coalition can count on you to fight the onslaught of enemy space squids, now is the time to put your hand up and join Valeron’s crew in saving Novus!

 

 

Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, please note that the author of this article is associated with this games project.

Beta Testers needed as Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy comes to iPad

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Earlier this year saw Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, a WEGO space strategy game, hit the Steam and send players off to defend the planet Novus. Now the fight has spread onto the iPad, but before humanity can defeat the armada of space squids Black Lab Games needs your help to defeat bugs by means of beta testing.

The beta test is being coordinated by publisher Slitherine Ltd, so to join the fun and test both Star Hammer: VP and your skills, head on over their sign up page. You will need to create an account, but rest assured your contribution to the people of planet Novus, and the Coalition forces will be greatly appreciated!

 

Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, please note that the author of this article (and sole news writer at LMG) is associated with this games project.

 

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy available now on Steam

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Last year the folks from Black Lab Games were successful applicants of Screen Australia’s Interactive Games Fund, allowing the team to work full-time on the next title in their space strategy series. Now at last, Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is in orbit and available on Steam! So get ready to take command of Naval Strike Group 7, and defend the people of planet Novus from the threats that lie beyond the stars.

Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy is a game of 3D tactical space battles. Play your part in the Second Contact War in a campaign with a branching story and over 60 missions, or create your own scenarios in skirmish mode battles.

The game is available for both PC and Mac, with a special launch discount of 10% until June 11th (down to $17.99USD). So if you’re keen to set off into space and fight some alien squids, head on over to the Steam page now and check it out.

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Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, please note that the author of this article (and sole news writer at LMG) is associated with this games project.

Funding for Black Lab Games

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While the Interactive Games Fund was cancelled earlier this year, there were a lucky few who managed to apply before the news hit. One such studio was Black Lab Games, and we would now like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on their successful application!

The funding is set to go towards developing the studio’s second game, Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy, and has allowed Founder Paul Turbett to work on the title full time. It also means that the team has expanded to include Anthony Sweet (Game Designer), Anthony Carriero (Art Director), Mark Smith (3D Modelling and Animation) and Richard Kong (UI Developer).

All the best to Paul and the team. We look forward to seeing the latest instalment in the Star Hammer series.