Mitch Gross: Writing Samples

Snippets From Here and There

Posted in Uncategorized by Mitch on April 3, 2012

Here are some news items and blog posts from various social media pages and blogs I’ve worked on:

I’ve been remiss in not writing more about Distant Suns, which is a really cool astronomy app for iOS which lets you “carry the universe in your pocket”. I just have not had the time to sit down and give the app the time and attention it deserves but in the meantime check it out if you have not already! Check it out at distantsuns.com

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NY area developer and Co-Coordinator of the Xbox Live Indie Games Summer Uprising Dave Voyles recently participated in the first “What Woul Molydeux” game jam. He and his team ended up creating the game “Betraille: Part Deux” which is described as follows:

In the kingdom of the blind, the last man standing is king! Navigate your way through crowds of uniform, stumbling NPCs, while evading other players. If you don’t look blind enough, you stand out and are an easy target for your enemies.

You can get more information about and download the actual game here and Dave Voyle’s website is located here.

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2 Dawn Games Announces RAVAGED, Vehicular Multiplayer FPS for PC

January 19, 2012 — Ravaged is a multiplayer only first-person shooter game with vehicles, team objectives and skill-based gameplay. Set upon a post-apocalyptic earth devastated by natural disasters caused by the sun’s solar flares, Ravaged chronicles the struggle between the “Resistance” and the “Scavengers” as they fight one another to gain an upper hand in an ongoing war for survival, territory and resources.

Scavengers are an oppressive group of lawless criminals that wish to claim all land and resources for themselves. They will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal. The Resistance is a group of fighters hell-bent on restoring civilization. These civilians were able to seek shelter as the world succumbed to natural disasters during the year 2012, taking with them precious goods and weapons while the criminals and less fortunate lived off the land.

“Much like Borderlands the game has a strong focus on cooperative multiplayer as well as wasteland combat and exploration using a number of vehicles and familiar weapons. From the looks of it the game is basically what Rage’s multiplayer should have been, so maybe id Software will take note for Rage 2.” — gamingblend.com

The developers behind Ravaged wanted to create a fun, over-the-top team-based game and are working with the gaming community to do so. “We at 2 Dawn Games are focused on bringing the fun back into gaming. With skill-based gameplay, community-driven content and frequent updates, we are driven to play hard.”

Ravaged is currently in development with a beta planned for early 2012 and releasing on PC in spring 2012 via Steam and other PC distribution methods.

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“Steal” This Game!

Award winning columnist and “Game Dork” writer Doug Elfman has struck again! He previously sang our praises and has once again recommended gamers pick up Frontlines: Fuel of War!

“Frontlines: Fuel of War (THQ) was my pick for the most underrated online game of 2008, and now it’s selling in used-game stores and online for $15, a steal. It comes with a solo, offline war, of course, where you move from point to point on battlefields, shooting rival soldiers with machine guns, tanks and bombs. That action-adventure is pretty good, pretty simple and fairly short. But online, it’s just amazingly addictive.”

Click here for the full article.

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