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Inaugural Super BR Jam donates 100% of proceeds to help kids in Rio

Super BR Jam is bringing together 30 indie development studios from across Brazil for a little bit of gaming and a whole lot of charity. Those so inclined can donate any amount of money they choose to receive copies of every game made during the game jam, while those who pay $5 or more will...

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The Showdown Effect adds pair of new maps, heroes in free update

Owners of The Showdown Effect can download some free DLC, adding a pair of new maps and playable heroes to Arrowhead Game Studios' latest. South Eastwood is an old west town, while Fort Fiesta follows a Mexican fort motif – both maps were heavily inspired by Spaghetti Westerns,...

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The Showdown Effect trailer dances the ballet of death

You may think that ballet means lots of twirling and dancers in tutus, but this trailer for The Showdown Effect attempts to prove it's much better as a vehicle for slow-mo gun jousts....

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The Showdown Effect leaps into beta today

Pre-orders for The Showdown Effect will gain instant access to a closed beta test today, publisher Paradox Interactive has announced. Paradox will also be sending out invites to those who've signed up for the beta here. The Showdown Effect is the next game from Magicka developer Arrowhead Game...

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The Showdown Effect targets March launch, $10 price tag; beta signups tomorrow

During a meeting with Paradox VP of business development Shams Jorjani last week, Joystiq learned that upcoming multiplayer action-shooter The Showdown Effect will cost $10 when it launches on Steam, which Paradox currently has lined up for March 2013. And starting tomorrow, Paradox will hold...

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Confronting The Showdown Effect and its Super Smash Bros. inspiration

The Showdown Effect, the new jam from Magicka developer Arrowhead Game Studios and newcomer Pixeldiet Entertainment, was inspired by '80s and '90s action movies, and even Nintendo's multiplayer-focused brawler, Super Smash Bros. Emil Englund, Design Director at Arrowhead Game Studios, offered some...

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Face off against The Showdown Effect beta this summer

We certainly don't blame you for wanting to play The Showdown Effect. Thankfully, here at GDC, Paradox Interactive was more than happy to oblige and sat me down in front of a PC next to Emil Englund, Design Director at Arrowhead Game Studios. But before I could place my fingers over the WASD keys...

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Paradox reveals 3 new games: The Showdown Effect, Dungeonland and Red Frontier

Paradox has, as promised, revealed the next three projects in the pipeline from Arrowhead Game Studios, Critical Studio and Zeal Game Studio at GDC. Each is set to launch on the PC and Mac sometime this year. The first game is The Showdown Effect, from Pixeldiet Entertainment and Arrowhead Game...

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