Philippines/Las Vegas-based Studio Dreamlords Digital Launches Kickstarter for Graywalkers: Purgatory

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In what will prove to be a historic landmark in the Philippine game development industry, Dreamlords Digital has launched the first Kickstarter from a Philippine-based studio. The studio which previously released  Zombie Fields and Zombie Fields Reloaded (iOS/Android) launched the Kickstarter for Graywalkers: Purgatory last October 24th, 2013.

The studio describes Graywalkers as an “emergent Strategic and Tactical Turn-based 3D Role-Playing Game set in a stylish supernatural post-apocalyptic world, where parts of Heaven, Hell and Earth have merged together in an event called “The Rupture”.

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Philippine Game Development Festival 2012 to Take Place on December 7-8

The Philippine Game Development Festival, the country’s biggest game development event, is set to take place on December 7-8, 2012. The festival will be held at the University of the Philippines – Diliman’s Bahay ng Alumni. If you wish to attend the festival, you can register here.

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X-Play’s Law firm confirms that X-Play’s NBA 2K13 deal is with EpicSoft and not Take 2

PinoyDVD members Dan (who provided the image ) and jackryan have found a notice to the public statement from X-Play’s law firm in Today’s edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. As previously reported, the notice states that X-Play has a “sub-distributorship” agreement with EpicSoft for all versions of NBA 2K13; and Take 2 was not directly involved in the deal.

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IP E-Game Venture Inc.’s Quarterly Report: Proof of Local Exclusivity for NBA 2K13?

TPC member harl4444 has uncovered IP E-Game Ventures, Inc.’s quarterly report to shareholders for the period which ended in September 30th, 2012. The report was released via the Philippine Stock Exchange website on November 14th, 2012. According to the said report, Epicsoft Asia is the entity that granted X-Play the exclusive rights to market and distribute the game in Philippine shores.

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Datablitz vs. X-Play: Here are the Facts

The purpose of this article is to list down the most important facts surrounding the Datablitz vs. X-Play case. For an in-depth look at the important events before, during, and after the Datablitz Raid (including press releases from the two companies), please refer to the following posts:

Another reason why this entry was written is because media outlets still fail to present both sides of the story, and because other netizens mistake actual facts for rumors.

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Reuters: X-Play Signed Deal with Take 2 for Exclusive Local Publishing of an “Online Sports Social Web Game”

TipidPC member “y3kman” has uncovered a Reuters news post stating that X-Play Online Games Inc. actually signed a deal with Take-Two International S.A . (a subsidiary of Take 2 Interactive) to be the exclusive distributor of one of its products. However, the product that X-Play got the exclusivity for may not be NBA 2K13.

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From Inside X-Play: How X-Play is Dealing with PR Nightmare, More Info on X-Play’s Partnerships

Vidjogames has been contacted by a source connected to X-Play; and we’ve verified the validity of the source’s connection to the company. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, sheds light on how X-Play has been dealing with the PR nightmare that the CIDG raids on Datablitz has  created, and X-Play’s  partnerships with game publishers.

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