We are pleased to announce the release of Hostile Spawn: Vengeance, an update to the original. This is a major rework of the entire game; all the graphics have been updated and improved and the game mechanics have been completely overhauled. The sounds are more atmospheric; the weapons are more lethal; and the spawn are deadlier and more inclined to eviscerate you than ever before.
The original set of ten levels have been recreated in the new version, along with a whole new set of ten levels for members in the Vengeance expansion. The Vengeance level set has new areas, new kinds of creatures, new Achievements and more weapons. Continue the story, and guide the marine in his desperate struggle for survival. The original level set saw the marine battle through the research base on the distant planet of Kerrus. After a desperate escape from that infested world, the marine was adrift in deep space – who knows what new horrors are to be found there.
In the new version of Hostile Spawn, darkness and danger surround you, and light spreads slowly through the dim corridors. Fortunately, you can now carry as many weapons as you like, swapping between them at any point. All the graphics in the game have been completely overhauled and rendered from 3D objects, giving the game a much more realistic feel. The levels have been designed to test the sharpest of reflexes and the strongest of nerves, and the enemy spawn now act with a renewed level of intelligence and viciousness.
In total, Hostile Spawn: Vengeance has 39 Achievements, 20 levels, two Hard difficulty modes, eight weapons, and thousands of hostile alien life-forms whose sole intent is to dismember and kill you. So tool up, marine, lock and load, and remember: short, controlled bursts!
Head of FunOrb
We are proud to announce the launch of Bachelor Fridge, a slimy insight into what goes on inside your fridge when nobody’s looking. As a self-respecting bachelor (or bachelorette), you have never cleaned out your fridge and you’ve started to notice that things are getting a little bit frisky in there. The bacon has started grazing on the lettuce, the takeaway curry from the summer has started a bid to dominate the bottom shelf, and something rather disturbing is going on in the ice tray. While all of this is rather gross, it does open up a new area of competitive sport…
Use your knowledge of rotten foodstuffs to breed the most fearsome and foul-smelling microcosm of fighting creatures the ice tray has ever seen. Battle other creatures for fortune, glory and cash for shopping, and evolve and breed yet more mouldy menaces. Can you create the most devilishly devious fighting creature ever to grace a bachelor’s fridge?
The action takes place in two distinct areas: the breeding ground of the fridge where you produce and evolve your crusty creatures, and the arena where your nutritional nightmares do battle with the creations of bachelors from all over the world. Arena matches feature a turn-based system of movement and action, where each player simultaneously decides on the type of movement or action that their creatures will perform. These actions are then played out in order of the creatures’ initiative. Budding bachelors must use their cunning to outwit and out-gross their opponents, in addition to breeding creatures of hideous power.
Bachelor Fridge is packed full of 50 Achievements, some of them crisp and fresh, others decidedly gruesome. Free players can get involved with Rated games, and members have access to extra supermarket items and ice tray space. Spending money for Groceout.com is earned by playing Rated games, and matches can be enjoyed by up to 4 players, each sending up to 6 creatures into battle.
So, hold your breath, put on your safety goggles and prepare to delve into the rancid, dripping world of Bachelor Fridge. Go get your hands dirty!
At Jagex we pride ourselves on supporting our developers and encouraging them when they come up with new ideas which we think our players will enjoy. At a recent Company Jolly, Mod_Scottles asked me if he could develop the FunOrb game BounceDown for the iPhone as an experimental project. I naturally agreed and gave Mod_Scottles a few days off to work on the project. I’m happy to say the game is now finished and was released today.
We have made the game completely free to say thank you to the fantastic Jagex community. So, if you have an iPhone™ or iPod® Touch and iTunes installed, please click here to download Bouncedown.
A glorious day for Zamorak! Today we bring you an update we’ve been talking about for quite some time; the first single-player campaign for Armies of Gielinor is now available. Lead the Zamorakian horde after the god returns to Runescape, and battle the forces of Saradomin and other armies in order to conquer Hallowvale.
The update features a map-driven, dynamic campaign, allowing you to complete it in any number of ways. Each mission rewards you with a different upgrade, providing trinkets, additional unit types to summon, or a mana boost that you can use in other battles.
This campaign is available to free players and members alike, and there are six Achievements for you to collect. Each mission can be played multiple times even if already completed, allowing you to perfect your skills and get a position in the Highscore tables! By the way, your progress in an ongoing mission is saved automatically, even if you log out.
So head on over to Armies of Gielinor and ready your army for battle. Hallowvale will burn!
Thank you for keeping us informed Jagex.
For those of you who don’t dive into the forums as much as I do, you’ll have either found out on accident, or you are not yet aware that Jagex made two games fully free to play last week. FunOrb Pool and The Track Controller.
For some odd reason, Jagex decided to not announce this on the main page, rather as a bouncing note on the bug fixes thread on the FOOF (FunOrb Official Forums).
Enjoy your new toys, free players.
Our explosive new multiplayer game, Steel Sentinels, has landed on FunOrb. Prepare yourself for battle!
It is your mission to destroy all those who stand in your way, by piloting a sentinel to victory. The sentinels can carry an array of lethal weapons: guns, rockets, missiles, lasers, plasma launchers, lightning beamers and others even more destructive. Heavily armoured and able to withstand devastating levels of punishment, they can also be fast and mobile (with some even capable of flight). They are the ultimate product of a thousand years of armoured warfare and their average life expectancy is 92 seconds!
Piloting a sentinel is not for the faint hearted; battles are fast and frantic, and they will involve you dying (a lot). Each battle will see you re-entering combat with a new sentinel dropped into the warzone, as soon as your current one has been destroyed.
Steel Sentinels offers the following features:
- Extensive single player campaign that unlocks a variety of sentinels and equipment (we recommend you play through this as far as possible before embarking on multiplayer);
- Up to 12 players can take part in the multiple multiplayer battle modes, which include head-to-head, team games and co-operative play;
- 12 different sentinels to unlock;
- Fully customisable sentinel chassis, with a vast array of weapons and components;
- A host of Achievements and in-game ‘tags’ for you to collect.
So hook up your neural link and click here to pilot your way to glory.
Mod Thor & Mod Thomas
It’s finally here!
The developers have emerged from beneath the mountain of feedback gained during the beta, and FunOrb’s latest offering, Kickabout League, is ready for everyone to play.
Kickabout League is a very ambitious project for FunOrb, using lots of new technology to bring you our first, fully real-time, online multiplayer game in the browser. On the surface, it’s five-a-side football, but at heart has more in common with arcade games than any real sport.
Customise your team, choose your kit, buy a pitch and get ready for action. The game also contains an online auction system allowing you to trade footballers with other FunOrb players. When you’re prepared, head to the multiplayer lobby to pummel, dodge and foul your opponents to win games and work your way to the top of the Diamond Division!
A fundamental limitation of real-time online interaction is that lag will always affect gameplay. This is mainly caused by the distance between the server and your computer. During the game, you can monitor your connection by pointing your cursor at the “lag-o-meter” bars next to player names in the bottom-right corner of the screen. A number below 150ms is recommended for the best experience; if this number gets above 200ms, things will start to deteriorate and your character will jump around other players’ screens.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll do our best to minimise this problem and improve the game in any way we can. Please leave lots of juicy feedback on the forums and, as always…have fun!
In other news…
We’ve also added some in-game items to Orb Downloads, in the form of the beach and street surface packs and 11 different kits!
Welcome to the first annual Orbies, brought to you in part by Jagex, Planet FunOrb, and viewers like you. Read more…
This week, FunOrb presents Virogrid, a (completely free) modern interpretation of the old Jagex game Slime Wars, itself based on a classic strategy game. Set in the same Kolonia 1 environment as TetraLink, two players take turns cloning or jumping pieces to capture territory and dominate the grid.
This Othello-esque strategy game is easy to pick up, but hard to master. The game can be played in hotseat or online multiplayer; online games can be either Rated or Unrated. Victory is achieved by having the most pieces left on the board at the end of the game.
In other news…
Two Armies of Gielinor wallpapers have been added to Orb Downloads.
Today’s update brings you a game inspired by RuneScape; Armies of Gielinor comes to FunOrb, bringing you epic battles of magic and mayhem.
Armies of Gielinor is a turn-based battle game set during the God Wars on Gielinor. Numerous RuneScape monsters and creatures make an appearance, from the lowly grenwall to the mighty King Black Dragon. Starting with your lone barbarian chieftain, you must accrue and spend Mana to bolster your army with more units, with the aim of defeating enemies and capturing structures to earn enough Victory Points to beat your rivals.
The units in the game are affiliated to the various gods of Gielinor. A selection of Zamorak, Saradomin and Guthix units are available to all players, while members can access the full roster of units from these gods, as well as those affiliated to Bandos, Seren and the Menaphite pantheon. Neutral units (including the King Black Dragon) are available to all players.
There are three types of environment for members (one for free players), each available in four different map sizes: small (2 players), medium (2-4 players), large (2-6 players) and epic (4-8 players). The epic maps are huge, so, if it’s an evening’s worth of entertainment that you’re looking for, you should start there.
There’s the usual array of Achievements to earn and Ratings will be tracked in the Highscores section of the site. We are sure that the strategy-gaming community will have a lot to get to grips with. We plan to update this game regularly, and already have a number of things planned, so post your thoughts on the forums and let us know what you’d like to see next.
Armies of Gielinor has been an extensive game for us to develop, and, as such, the next release will be in three weeks’ time (instead of the usual two). In the meantime, we will be holding a special Mod Wars day on Friday 23rd January. If you think your army has what it takes to beat the Mods at their own game, make sure to log into Armies of Gielinor that day and challenge us.
Head of FunOrb
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