Epigenesis gets official release date and dreamy new trailer

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Shooter or basketball aberration? Either way, Epigenesis is an uncategorisable team-based game set for release on August 1st. Two teams battle it out over a single ball, which needs to be tossed through the opponent's hoop. Once completed, the successful team can claim one of the grids in the arena. Chain these grids in a line all the way to your opponent's endzone and you're the winner.

Epigenesis trailer shows the hazardous side of the Make Something Unreal winner

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Some sports are called off because of a bit of rain. Epigenesis - the Make Something Unreal winning FPS eSport from Dead Shark Triple Punch - happily survives thunder, tornadoes and giant plants encroaching across the arena's floating platforms. So we can say with some confidence that its more hardcore than cricket.

This latest trailer lets you see its many hazards in effect. Ten-yard twister trick-shot anyone?

Make Something Unreal Live winner announced

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This year's Make Something Unreal Live - Epic's annual game making contest - has announced a winner. Epigenesis was crowned king of the grueling week-long final, held at Birmingham's NEC. It's a team shooter/ball game described by Mike Gamble, contest judge and Epic's European territory manager, as a "potential eSport". That makes it likely the only eSport developed around Mendelian inheritance - the process with which hereditary characteristics are carried between generations - which was this year's contest theme.