The Week in Demos and Patches: June 29 – July 5

After a nice day off yesterday, which was filled with fireworks, swimming, and drunken shenanigans, I am happy to give you a nice rundown of the demos and patches that hit FileFront this week despite the hangover, repressed memories and the smell of gunpowder still lingering in the air.

Demos

  • Platinum Arts Sandbox Beta v2.2.0 – Windows: Sandbox is a game design tool based on the Cube 2 engine that allows users to quickly and easily create and edit their own worlds in game, even cooperatively. It is free, open source, multiplatform, and easy to use for Kids and Adults.
  • Mount & Blade v0.960: A new trial version of Mount & Blade is now available. (Devs Note: It is like yesterday that I had announced the first beta version of the game. Yet it was more than four years ago, and everything was so uncertain at the time. If the players had not supported the game as avidly as they did, the whole project would surely die out somewhere along the way. But it didn’t die out, we released many versions throughout these years, got the most wonderful feedback a game developer could hope for, saw amazing mods come out, and I personally had the most interesting time of my life. Now, four years later, it is time to announce the last beta release of Mount & Blade. I want to thank everyone who walked with us in this adventure. And although this is the last beta release, I am sure there will be lots of exciting things in the coming months and years.)
  • Puzzle Hero: Embark on a thrilling and amazing journey in this unique puzzle-RPG (role playing game). Puzzle Hero lets you defeat more than 50 mystical 3D monsters, while you charge through picturesque environments. Hero in you must save your kidnapped brother, Tristan, from sorcerer Zalock?s spell and his Army of Darkness. Outwit the puzzle and battle the mystical monsters that guard the road to Kingdom of Fog. Increase your power by gathering gold and using it to shop for magical amulets, amazing selection of weaponry, armor, and clothing accessories
  • Venture Arctic: Brighter Minds Media and Pocketwatch Games have released a demo for Venture Arctic, a game where you have to create and maintain ecosystems of the Alaskan tundra inhabited with caribou, polar bears, bowhead whales, arctic wolves and orcas.
  • Live For Speed S2 Alpha Z: A new demo for the Live for Speed S2 alpha has been released, adding new/updated interiors, interface/graphics improvements, suspension improvements and other tweaks.

Patches: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 v1.03 (Worldwide Patch), Mount & Blade v0.950 to v0.960, The Sims 2: Free Time v1.13.0.161, Granado Espada v2.6.3 (Manual Patch), World in Conflict v1.009 US, SS3: Arms for Victory v1.4 Patch/Addon (UK), and of course Warcraft III.

As always for the full list of demos and patches click here and here.

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