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Former Fable Developers Release Life Sim RPG Kynseed on Steam Early Access Today

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For fans of Stardew Valley, check out the debut title from PixelCount Games that released onto Steam Early Access today.

Kynseed is a new 2D sandbox RPG from a couple of developers who previously worked at Lionhead on the Fable series. The game is described as a life sim RPG, but has a pretty unique twist in the fact that everyone in the world ages, and when a player’s character passes on, players can continue the adventure through the character’s children.

Quite a bit is going on in Kynseed, as per the Steam description:

Live your life in a quirky world where everyone ages and dies, including your pets! Take control of the mystical Kynseed and grow your family legacy over generations as you pass your skills and powers down to your children.

Run a business such as a blacksmith, tavern, apothecary, or goods store.

Go adventuring in dangerous regions and battle dark faery tale creatures.

Farm your land to create various ingredients that you’ll come to rely on.

Develop relationships with NPC’s who have their own lives and who will remember your deeds, actions, and pranks!

Find proverbs to unlock the secrets of this mysterious dark faery tale world.

Gather materials to create items, craft beers, or mix cures for a range of bizarre maladies.

Buy strange artifacts from the mysterious Mr Fairweather – items which can aid your chores, help you in combat, or just let you mess with the world. But be warned of his life tax, for each item must be paid with years from your life!

In Kynseed, live your lives the way you choose in a lovingly handcrafted 2D open world.

The game’s scope is already pretty big for a three-person development team, but PixelCount has a lot more content planned for the game during its Early Access tenure.

“Many of Kynseed’s more unique features are still yet to come, such as aging, generations, the family tree, and additional story elements,” according to PixelCount Games. “We also plan to expand the world of the game significantly. Currently, we have 1 Haven consisting of 14 Regions as well as most of the 2nd Haven. Our plan is to have 6 Havens in total, a few hubs, various combat zones, and realms beyond.”

Check out the store page for Kynseed if the above sounds interesting. The game is available to purchase today for just $9.99.

Will you be checking out Kynseed? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for further coverage of Kynseed as we work to acquire a copy to preview the game for you.

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Sony Unveils Plans to Expand Studios, Improve PS Now

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Sony held its annual Investors Relations Day today where the company has unveiled plans to maintain its position as market leader of next-gen consoles.

The company enforced that it believes in console generations, especially with the next-generation PlayStation 5 console, capturing the power of new technology to bring transformative and immersive gaming experiences.

The key to Sony delivering its promise will be the new partnership with Microsoft, using the rival company’s Azure cloud technology to improve streaming services. PlayStation Now currently runs on Sony’s servers and has about 700,000 subscribers, however, the new deal could help grow their subscriptions to 5 million.

PlayStation Now will be improved to offer 1080p resolution streaming and beyond, and the quality of content will be enhanced as well, suggesting there may not be as much of a delay with the release of AAA titles on PlayStation Now as there has been so far.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 had immense success from its own exclusive games made by internal studios such as Guerrilla Games, Sony Santa Monica and Naughty Dog. Both God of War and Spider-Man topped most players’ and critics’ GOTY lists in 2018 – both PS4 exclusive games.

Jim Ryan also confirmed plans to invest further in its game development by expanding Sony Worldwide Studios. This would be either through organic growth or acquisitions.

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