Back to business

I guess that this is my hundredth post with a similar title, but hey, I have been super busy with school, work and all… bah, I have got no excuses anyway. Anyways, I got my BA degree and now I’m onto my MA, and while I’m doing this, I will be working on Deathtrap, Van Helsing III and 2 of our super secret other projects as well – plenty of work if you ask me. But, as most of you should know, Warlords of Draenor was announced, and it will release on November 13, and this is something that rises above all these tasks I listed above – WoW is love, WoW is life! Just kidding, of course :) .

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Still, me and my friends have already decided to come back to WoW for this glorious event, and what’s more – I will try going for Realm First once again. Although I have succeeded in Pandaria, now my task will be a lot harder as I am on a high pop server, and I have sort of crap gear as I haven’t raided much in Pandaria endgame. This is why I am going to start playing 1 month beforehand and gear myself up as well as I can so I can stack up on flasks, potions and other goodies once again and jump into the race for level 100.

In my opinion, the new expansion will be exciting as hell, and I got reinforced in this especially after I have watched the Blizzard Gamescom livestream. The dev team talked about changes that bring back the old-school nature of WoW… yeah, yeah, I know that it will never ever be like Vanilla, and it will still be a lot more casual-friendly,  but what the hell.

Nowadays I don’t really feel like playing once again, but nevertheless I will renew my subscription soon – you know, a real WoW player comes back at least for expansions ;)

On a totally different note, I should check out the DIII expansion as well, but damn it, there is only 24 hours in a day :/

See you in Draenor!

Deathtrap is on!

So, with Gamescom 2014 behind us, we finally announced our newest project, Deathtrap!

This will be a standalone Tower Defense game set in a whole new, gritty universe and we will try to make it as gory as possible. Yep, prepare for guts getting ripped out and all ;)

The video above is the first part of a miniseries used to promote the game, made with the game’s own engine – I have to admit, it looks pretty cool!

Check out our devblog and Deathtrap’s Facebook page for more updates.

I have already spent a couple hours playing the alpha, and it looks pretty rad, and what struck me even more, I have not encountered a single bug… yet!

Deathtrap is on!

So, with Gamescom 2014 behind us, we finally announced our newest project, Deathtrap!

This will be a standalone Tower Defense game set in a whole new, gritty universe and we will try to make it as gory as possible. Yep, prepare for guts getting ripped out and all ;)

The video above is the first part of a miniseries used to promote the game, made with the game’s own engine – I have to admit, it looks pretty cool!

Check out our devblog and Deathtrap’s Facebook page for more updates.

I have already spent a couple hours playing the alpha, and it looks pretty rad, and what struck me even more, I have not encountered a single bug… yet!

The features of Van Helsing II

I have made another trailer for Van Helsing II where our amazing voice actor talks about the new features of the game. Trust me, there will be plenty!

I think that these features will really set the game apart from the general ARPGs, as I have never seen anything like Resistance Management in such a game before, for example.

And there will be truckloads of more features:

  • The Chimera, a pet that can not only be summoned in combat, but it resides in the Lair and you can send it on hunting missions where it gains XP and collect loot for you
  • Lots of cool tower defense maps (Don’t worry, you can skip ‘em if you want to)
  • New journal with loads of lore and unique, beautiful artworks
  • Runecrafting, where you can “disenchant” (sorry for the WoW terminology… I mean dismantle) items and create/boost items
  • Artifact forging
  • Enchanting, where you can name your items, transmorph your items, and reroll certain enchants among other things
  • Alchemy
  • You can get trophies and put them on a trophy desk to gain cool bonuses

So, I’m pretty excited for the release on May 22, although the release rush on the forums and what not is not something we want to approach sooner ;) But well, it’s a part of the job!

You can pre-order the game at neocoregames.com/store

Van Helsing II Pre-order starts today!

What a rush at the office…

But a rush worth being in: Van Helsing II just made it into closed beta, and it will be released on April 17!

Pre-order it now and check out the awesomeness of the sequel ;) Here is the official video that I made for this occassion:

Dear Friends,

the time has finally come to open our second pre-order season. Some of you might already know the drill, some of you might be new, so let me give you a taste of what is ahead of us: last May marked the release of our first Action RPG, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, the first of three planned games, a steampunk trilogy set in a gothic-noir universe.

We never would have made it this far without you, at least not as an indie company.

Now the adventure finally continues and we are ready to announce the release date for the second installment in the Van Helsing trilogy, as well as open the pre-order for various supporter packages in various price ranges. There is still tremendous work ahead of us, but we are positive that the game will be released on April 17th with a plenty of amazing features!

And now we ask you once again to show your generous support. It’s quite easy, actually: purchase one of the special packs, and in return we will provide you with pack-exclusive materials as a token of our appreciation. These packs are to support our work and the dedication pays off: the higher the price range, the more exclusive the gift.

To see the list of packs and to pre-order the game, visit

Back in the game…

Sadly enough, both ways. Nevermind though, I have plenty off stuff ahead of me!

With the start of the info dump on WoD, I finally gathered my will to gear up and start ganking, and getting back to the usual drill in WoW. If I’ll have the energy left I’ll write a longer post about the mechanic changes of WoD and what I think about them. Until then, visual proof!

Incompetent gamers and their hate against devs

Oh man do I fear the consequences of this post – it is like poking a beehive with a stick. Nevertheless,  I’m still going to write this because I have to get this great load off my mind. As most of you might know, I am working for NeocoreGames since last May as community manager, video editor, and as a game tester. As I always do, I try to do my best at this job, similar to what I did during my WoW career ;) . So far I put several hundred hours into our latest game, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, not only because it is a great game to play with, but also to be able to answer all questions of the community.

And now there is this guy. He is quite infamous of his Youtube channel (MPC4Utube), where he posts videos about “bad” games. In reality, he shows his own lack of knowledge about games in these videos, generating numerous video replies ridiculing this fact:

He is also well known for his abusive behaviour on forums, which caused him to be banned from almost every possible gaming community on the planet. As I am a Steam moderator on Van Helsing’s official page, I can prove this quite easily:

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Needless to say, his username is tx3000 (before he starts returning with different aliases after getting banned). Now the other players whose name I edited out because I do not want to offend them were reported by tx3000 as well. Quite pathetic, isn’t it? Now for the bans (because obviously he’s been banned for this behaviour): he accuses me (who posts under the alias Megapull_Neocore on forums) of banning him when he posts useful information. Here is the ban list of our Steam forum, it is kind of sad and happy at the same time as at least we have only one guy to deal with and the community is very helpful and kind otherwise – kudos to you guys out there for making a great group of gamers (alliteration, yay)!

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