The Raven and the SwanFor some, untucked, descended her sheaved hat,
A WALNUT TREE standing by the roadside bore an abundant crop of fruit. For the sake of the nuts, the passers-by broke its branches with stones and sticks. The Walnut-Tree piteously exclaimed, "O wretched me! that those whom I cheer with my fruit should repay me with these painful requitals!"
'Father,' she says, 'though in me you beholdAN ASS, being driven along a high road, suddenly started off and bolted to the brink of a deep precipice. While he was in the act of throwing himself over, his owner seized him by the tail, endeavoring to pull him back. When the Ass persisted in his effort, the man let him go and said, "Conquer, but conquer to your cost."
AN OX drinking at a pool trod on a brood of young frogs and crushed one of them to death. The Mother coming up, and missing one of her sons, inquired of his brothers what had become of him. "He is dead, dear Mother; for just now a very huge beast with four great feet came to the pool and crushed him to death with his cloven heel." The Frog, puffing herself out, inquired, "if the beast was as big as that in size." "Cease, Mother, to puff yourself out," said her son, "and do not be angry; for you would, I assure you, sooner burst than successfully imitate the hugeness of that monster."<p>With E3 little more than a month away, Nintendo's been secretly getting ready for the tradeshow. We all know that their booth won't be as big as it has been in the past, but with the Switch still fresh out and on our minds, this time around it's all about Super Mario Odyssey and other games launching later this year.</p><p>From the 13th to the 15th of June, E3 will open its doors. What's exciting for Nintendo, however, is that this'll be the first event that Super Mario Odyssey will be playable at.</p><p>There'll also be the usual video showcase, highlighting more details for Switch games launching this year, and another Nintendo Treehouse: Live. Treehouse: Live will include a livestreamed showcase of Switch and 3DS games.</p><p>For those actually attending the show, there'll be tournaments for ARMS ( June 14th) and Splatoon 2 (June 13th) on the show floor, also livestreamed.</p><p>Nintendo will be releasing more details as the event comes a'knocking, but for now these are a few tidbits to think about.</p>The Lamp
And was my own fee-simple, not in part,<p>We're down by the seaside in sunny(ish) Brighton for annual game creator meet-up, Develop. Which seemed like the perfect opportunity to run one of our Big Indie Pitch get togethers.</p><p>This is where small developers get four minutes to show off their new games to a panel of journalists, developers, and publishers - all in the hopes of finding great new games to play.</p><p>This time, the winner was tinyBuild with its upcoming roguelike threequel, Dungelot: Shattered Lands.</p><p>If you haven't played the previous two games (one: what's wrong with you?), these are rapid-fire roguelikes about tapping on floor tiles to find enemies, items, and - hopefully - the key to the next floor.</p><p>There's a little bit of Minesweeper in there, as you must carefully consider each tile tap before you make it. And plenty of strategy as you work out the best way and order to defeat enemies.</p><p>This one will have boss battles, loads of new content, and an obscene level of polish. And while Dungelot 2 dabbled with free to play (it completely flopped), *Shattered Lands* will be premium. Huzzah.</p><p>The game's out on iOS in September. Steam some time after that. The runners up in this Big Indie Pitch were Tap Tournament and and Pixel 8.</p><p>For a chance to win thousands of dollars of advertising and to see your game in an article like this one, register now for the Big Indie Pitch at Gamescom and the Very Big Indie Pitch at PGC Helsinki.</p>Disclosure: Dungelot: Shattered Lands was pitched to us by former Pocket Gamer writer Mike Rose. The 10-person judging panel contained two Steel Media staffers who know Mike.
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