Apogee Returns as Indie Label, Cyberpunk 2077 Wall Running

Today: Help save the world in Pokémon Go Sustainability Week — Cyberpunk modder brings wallrunning back to Night City — Grab Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free on PlayStation

Apogee Entertainment is ‘going indie’

Scott Miller founded Apogee Software in 1987, and published legendary games like Wolfenstein 3D before rebranding to 3D Realms and unleashing the mighty Duke Nukem 3D on the world. Now Miller wants to bring back Apogee and go into indie publishing.

Residual is Apogee Entertainment’s first project

The new name for the old brand is Apogee Entertainment, and the first game is Residual, a survival platformer set on an alien world.

Indie gems: "We decided here in the last year to resurrect and relaunch Apogee, to kind of reclaim our title as the original indie publisher,” Miller told GamesIndustry.biz. "We're working with indie developers again and cherry picking what we think are the diamonds in the rough.”

No shortage: There isn't exactly a dearth of promising indie games out there, and Miller is confident that the market has a lot of room to grow. He discovers projects on Kickstarter, Steam Early Access, and via word of mouth in game development circles on Twitter. Apogee aims to juggle between “eight to ten projects” at a time

What makes the first Dynasty Warriors different from the rest?

a) It was a musical
b) It was an RTS
c) It was a 1v1 fighting game
d) It involved the Sengoku Jidai

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

I’m not saying it was aliens, but…

Silent Hill 4: The Room was the first game in the series not to feature a UFO ending – although dataminers delving into the game files discovered a Channeling Stone, suggesting there were plans for one.

No ‘unidentified’ ending for Henry Townshend

The Room wasn’t always a Silent Hill game either. It started out as Room 302, but soon became part of the Silent Hill franchise. There are some signs that the game didn’t start life as such: For one, it’s not actually set in Silent Hill!

Join our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today's fact.

Sustainability Week starts in Pokémon Go

It’s time to sustain ’em all in the Pokémon Go Sustainability Week event, which rewards trainers for completing special event tasks. There is also a new Egg Event in Pokémon Masters EX and an upcoming Legendary Arena Event, both with new Sync Pairs.

Sustainability Week runs this week in Pokemon GO

Pokémon Go

  • Sustainability Week
    • Lasts until April 25th
    • Environment-themed Pokémon spawn increase
    • Binacle debuts in Go, with Shiny Trubbish added
    • Raid Bosses shifted for event

Pokémon Masters EX

  • Spotlight Scout until May 2nd
    • Sync Pair boost for Guzma & Golisopod and Lusamine & Pheromosa
    • Adds Guzma's 6 Star EX Outfit
  • Egg Event on April 22nd
    • Water or Electric-type Pokémon
    • Sync Pairs: Main Character & Voltorb, Squirtle, Goldeen and Elekid
    • Shiny variants of Goldeen, Squirtle and Elekid available
  • Legendary Arena Event on April 22nd
    • Battle Legendary Pokémon Tornadus

Gonna get you nice and modded up

CD Projekt RED is still working to fix up Cyberpunk 2077 after its troubled launch, and now the game's modding community has finally picked up the pace too.

Official mod tools have been initially launched

One example is the WallRun mod, which will introduce wall running to Night City. It's still only very barely functional, but it's getting there.

Cut features: Wall running was cut from Cyberpunk 2077 since it gave a bit too much freedom, and probably had great potential for weird bugs. Other ones on top mods include save editors, and tweaks to vehicle handling and the minimap.

More options: The modding community have been expanding on customisation for V as well which is believed to be in the official pipeline for a future update. Most mods are minor tweaks for quality of life improvements or touching up character or weapon models.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX up for grabs

The Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack is almost here and we’ve got some codes to giveaway for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The JRPG pack includes three games which can all be bought separately, but this week you could maybe get all three by being subscribed to DailyBits

3-in-1 with Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX and Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX can all be yours – all you need to do is sign up for our Atelier Mysterious Trilogy DX Giveaway.

What makes the first Dynasty Warriors different from the rest?

ANSWER: It was a 1v1 fighting game!

Zhang He’s not even here, what’s the point?

Dynasty Warriors famously mixes over-the-top, army-scale hack-and-slash with a flamboyant retelling of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms – but did you know it started out as a 1-on-1 fighting game? When it launched on PlayStation in 1997, Dynasty Warriors had more in common with Soul Calibur than the musou madness of later games in the series.

Dynasty Warriors 2 is called Shin Sangokumusō in Japan, which technically makes it the first entry in a different series, but don’t think too much about that. The enemy general is laying siege to the western portcullis! You must slay him and his men for the glory of the emperor!

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Nick Akerman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!