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December 1 brings more one-day only PC game sales

As we begin a new month, the daily sales events that will close out 2010 continue on various PC game download sites. Here are today's deals as we currently know them.

Hinterland: Orc Lords free update released; retail version ships

In 2008 developer Tilted Mill released the first version of Hinterland, a fantasy action-RPG (with some town sim aspects) via download. Today the developer announced that a new free update for the game has been released via Steam along with a retail version of the game.

Hinterland: Orc Lords will give players of the original game a way to play as an Orc for the first time with two different classes (Orc Lord or Orc Shaman) available to play. In addition to the free Hinterland update the promised retail version of Hinterland: Orc Lords is now available in stores for $19.99 (it was previously due for release last March).

Gallery: Hinterland

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.

Immortal Cities: Nile Online officially launches


Last November Titled Mill announced the beta launch of Immortal Cities: Nile Online, their browser based city builder game set in ancient Egypt. This week the developer announced that the game was now out of beta and officially launched to the public.

Based on Tilted Mill's first PC retail game Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile, this version of the game is designed to be persistent and allows for casual play for a few minutes at a time throughout the day. While the title is designed to be free-to-play you can buy additional features for your city with real money that is converted to the game's Scarab currency.

Download: Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition Demo

This demo for historically themed city building game Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition includes a long list of features and improvements over the original Children of the Nile, including Vista compatibility and numerous game adjustments. Continue reading for full list of changes.

Download Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition Demo (182 MB)

Mosby's Confederacy released on Steam


It's been a busy day for Valve's Steam service and we have one more bit of news from the game download service. Today saw the official release for Mosby's Confederacy, the historical strategy game from developer Tilted Mill. The game, which sells for $19.99, is the second such original downloadable title from Tilted Mill (the first was Hinterland).

The game itself combines both turn based strategy in building towns with real time strategic combat and is based on the real life exploits of the real life Confederate general John Singleton Mosby during the US Civil War. You can get a lot more info on the game in our exclusive interview.

Mosby's Confederacy trailer braves the civil war


These days, it seems all the attention goes toward World War II or modern warfare games. So, it's refreshing when a strategy game like Mosby's Confederacy comes along, centered on the American Civil War. This trailer shows first looks and gameplay.

Download HD Mosby's Confederacy Trailer
(13 MB)

First Mosby's Confederacy screenshots emerge


Tilted Mill gave Big Download some of the first details about their next original downloadable game Mosby's Confederacy. Now the developer has released the first in-game screenshots from the historical strategy title that's based on the real life exploits of the Confederate general John Singleton Mosby during the US Civil War.

Conbining both turn based strategy in building towns with real time strategic combat, Mosby's Confederacy is the second such original downloadable game from Titlted Mill (the first was Hinterland). There's no word yet on a exact release date for the game but Tilted Mill expects it to be made available before the end of 2008.

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).

Gallery: Hinterland

Tilted Mill launches web based Immortal Cities: Nile Online


Tilted Mill has become extremely busy this year. Their first downloadable original game Hinterland was recently released and a few weeks ago they announced plans for their second downloadable PC title Mosby's Confederacy. This week the developer took the covers off yet another new game project. This time its a web browser based game called Immortal Cities: Nile Online.

Based on Tilted Mill's first PC retail game Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile, this new version of the historical city building game is designed to be persistant and allows for casual play for a few minutes at a time throughout the day. The game apparently supports all major web browsers (yes even Chrome) and is now taking sign-ups to beta test the game. There's no word yet if Tilted Mill plans to charge for the game once it comes out of beta.
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