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The Daily Digest: 24 May 2012

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Double Fine Productions’ “The Cave” and new PC FPS title “Shootmania” feature in the Daily Digest today.

Legendary programmer/designer Ron Gilbert (of The Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion fame) is teaming up with Double Fine Productions and Sega to release a new game in early 2013.  “The Cave” will be downloadable title for both consoles and PC, and is shaping up to be a Metroid-esque mixture of adventure and platform gaming.

Players will choose a party of three characters to explore the titular cave and use their party to solve puzzles along the way. The game is mainly a single player title, but up to 3 human players can collaborate and take on the game together. The Grumpy Gamer himself had this to say about the game today;

“The concept of The Cave has been bouncing around in my head for many, many years, and then the little voices that tell me to do things said it was time to make the game…I’m thrilled to be working with amazingly talented folks at Double Fine and ecstatic that the team at SEGA believes in adventure games and quirky ideas.”

Some more details have also been released about Ubisoft’s Shootmania. Ubisoft and Nadeo want to differentiate the title from other shooters by restricting the selection of weapons available, focusing the gameplay mainly on rocket launchers. Also, PC gamers will be able to design their own maps using the same map editor used in it’s sister title Trackmania 2, but there aren’t many other customisable aspects of the game out of the box. No firm release date has been given for the game yet, but expect the title to land sometime in 2012.

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