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Mid-week PC game sales now available

If you are looking for some sales on some recent PC strategy games we have a couple of mid-week suggestions that we can give you today:

Steam has launched a mid-week sale of the games in the WWII RTS series Men of War. From now until Thursday you can get the original game or its stand alone continuation Men of War: Red Tide for 66 percent off their normal price. You can also get both games for the same percentage price drop.

Direct2Drive has placed the sim-strategy game Hinterland: Orc Lords on sale from now until Friday for $4.95, a 75 percent cut from its normal price.

Hinterland heads to retail stores March 25

Tilted Mill's first downloadable original game, Hinterland, was released back in the summer of 2008. Now it appears that Tilted Mill is bringing the game to retail stores via publisher Got Game Entertainment. The company announced this week that Hinterland: Orc Lords will ship to stores and also released via download on March 25.

There's no word yet if Hinterland: Orc Lords will contain extra content that was not released in the previous downloadable versions of the game. However it looks like the retail version will keep the original's mix of a fantasy RPG with a village building sim gameplay element. We suspect that previous owners of the game will be getting any extra content in the retail version via a patch.

Hinterland Halloween themed free content pack released


Just in time for Halloween, developer Tilted Mill has released a second free update (via Steam) for their fantasy RPG-village building game Hinterland. The update, titled the Halloween Havoc Pack, adds quite a bit of new content to the title. Included in the update are threw new playable characters; the Halloween-themed Trickster, the Fallen Hero and the Goblin Thief.

Also included in the update are three new enemies (Jack o' Lantern, Scarecrow and Minotaur), two new followers (Pumpkin Farmer and Undertaker), two new buildings (Pumpkin Farm and Graveyard) and a number of new items (Explosive Pumpkins, Sickles, Magic Stick, Dead Remains, Wolf Blood, Spider Venom, Goblin Blood, Witch's Brew and Shovel).

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First Hinterland free content update released


As promised earlier this week, the folks at Tilted Mill did not waste any time in releasing the first free content expansion for their fantasy RPG-village building sim Hinterland. The full game was released only last week but this new content update is now available via Valve's Steam client.

As we previously reported, the new content update adds wo new characters (the Archer and the Dwarf Warrior) along with new features like creature specific item drops, a new character info screen, auto-equipping, acquiring resources through economic means and more. In addition, the update adds French, German and Spanish language support for the game along with numerous balance changes and bug fixes.

First Hinterland free downloadable content revealed


As mentioned in our new interview with the folks at Tilted Mill today, the developer plans to release its first downloadable content update for Hinterland, their recent fantasy RPG-village building sim. The developer sent over a press release with details on the new content.

Two new characters (the Archer and the Dwarf Warrior ) will be included in the update along with features like creature specific item drops, a new character info screen, auto-equipping, acquiring resources through economic means and more. The free content update will be released via Steam "shortly" but no specific release date was announced.

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Interview: Tilted Mill talks about Mosby's Confederacy


Tilted Mill surprised many in the game industry with their plans to release a series of downloadable original games on their own without any publisher support. Their plans have already started with the release of their fantasy RPG-village building game Hinterland.

But Tilted Mill isn't done yet for their plans for new downloadable games. This week they announced plans for Mosby's Confederacy, a historical strategy title set during the US Civil War. In their first interview about the game Tilted Mill president Chris Beatrice, senior designer Jeff Fiske and lead designer Matt Zimmitti talk about Mosby's Confederacy and its different take on the historical strategy genre.

Tilted Mill reveals Mosby's Confederacy


Last week developer Tilted Mill released Hinterland, a fantasy RPG-village building game that was the first of a series of planned downloadable original games. Today the developer wasted no time in announcing their next project: Mosby's Confederacy. This tactical RTS game is set during the US Civil War and in a move that some might see as a bit unusual gives the player control of a squad of Confederate soldiers.

The company's press release for the game states, "In Mosby's Confederacy you command small bands of skirmishers, scouts and guerilla fighters on opportunistic missions to scout, ambush, steal supplies and harass a larger and better armed force of Union soldiers, in this game of turn based strategy and real time tactical combat for the PC." The game also has you trying to win the respect of the local population as well. The game is based on the real life US Confederacy leader John Singleton Mosby, also known as the "Grey Ghost" for his ability to elude Union forces. The game's official web site has more info on the title which should be released later this year.

Hinterland released via Steam


As promised late last week, Tilted Mill's first original downloadable game Hinterland has now been released and is currently available only on Valve's Steam download service. The game costs $19.99 but again there's no word on when a free demo of the game will be released.

Hinterland is planned to be the first of a series of small, downloadable games from Tilted Mill who previously released retail city building games like Children of the Nile, (recently revamped and re-released via download) Caesar IV and most recently Sim City Societies for Electronic Arts. Hinterland is a combination of an action-RPG (going out on missions, slaying monsters) with a village building sim (gain resources to help expand and improve your village). The game was designed to be played either as a quick casual game or as a longer more hard core game depending on the adjustment of a number of customizable options.

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Hinterland due for release next week for $19.99


Earlier this week we reported that Tilted Mill's first original downloadable game Hinterland was supposed to be released this past Monday but that the developer wanted to hold off for "a week or two" in order put in some additional content and features. That has apparently been accomplished and Tilted Mill has now announced that Hinterland will be released sometime early next week.

The fantasy RPG-village building sim game will be available for download and purchase via Valve's Steam service and will cost $19.99. At the moment there's no word on when Tilted Mill plans to release a free demo for Hinterland although in our recent interview with Tilted Mill co-founder Chris Beatrice he states there are plans to release one at some point.

New Hinterland screenshots come forth; release coming in "a week or two"


Titled Mill is still hard at work on their first downloadable PC game Hinterland and this week the developer released some new screenshots from the title that show off more of the forthcoming fantasy RPG/village sim game. This will be the first in a series of downloadable original titles from the developer of Sim City Societies. The game's official web site also has some new (and brief) Flash-only gameplay videos as well.

The game's official web site states that Hinterland was originally supposed to be released last Monday but Tilted Mill decided to hold off for "a week or two" in order put in some additional content and features. The site states,"We know this delay may be disappointing to some, but we're confident it will ultimately provide a better play experience for all. "

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