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The co-operative dungeon crawler, Blightbound, is charging into Steam Early Access on July 29th. The dark and stylish dungeon looter will have a 10% launch discount from its normal price of $19.99. The game has both online and local multiplayer. The story sees a trio of heroes who leave their mountain refuge to venture into dark dungeons. In the bowels of these dungeons, they will face the monsters of Blight, a mysterious and terrible fog that twists all it touches into corrupted forms. Here is the game’s trailer:

 

Blightbound features over 20 unique heroes to venture through its hand-crafted dungeons. The press release says the game is “ever-expanding” with new dungeons, new heroes, and new loot to collect. This is because they are planning free updates in the future, according to the press release. Each player will fulfill a certain role in their team (warrior, assassin, or mage) so the team can overcome huge bosses or solve puzzles to progress. Visually, the game blends 3D models and lighting effects with hand-painted characters.

Blightbound includes three different lands to battle your way through, as you collect or craft hundreds of different loot items. The three unique lands are “the eerie Gravemark, the oppressive Underhold, and the precarious Blood Ridge”. Each hero can be improved to make them more formidable. Heroes also have devastating ultimate abilities that charge up when you fulfill your team role. This means “block damage as a warrior, interrupt enemies as an assassin or heal your allies as a mage”. You can find out more at the official website, or check out the Steam page.

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Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.