Author Archives: Christopher Hadlock
Bombcats was supposed to be Radiangames push into big games. The developer has already made it known that the game was a costly setback for the company that forced them to refocus. If you were one of those that looked at the cutesy aesthetic and had forgotten that Radiangames is the company behind the impressive shooters Super Crossfire and Inferno, now is your chance to grab it for absolutely nothing. Amazon’s Android Appstore is currently running that deal for today [...]
Ian Stocker of Magical Time Bean took to twitter earlier today to give us a heads up on the sequel to the hit Xbox Live Indie Game Escape Goat. On March 24, 2014, we can expect to purchase the game on GOG, Steam and through the Humble Store for $9.99. The new game has updated visuals, over 100 rooms to play through and some music from Fez and Shoot Many Robots artist Rich Vreeland. The original Escape Goat was a [...]
Back in February I previewed the early access version of Infested Planet. I was intrigued by the game and its focus on using limitations to expand traditional RTS mechanics. Now that the game is coming out of Early Access, it is time to give the game a proper review. Infested Planet is an interesting game, because it is built upon a capture-the-base mentality. There is no desire to harvest or build up your gold or munitions. The goal is to [...]
When Growlanser: Heritage of War released on the PS2, I had ignored it. Unfortunately, the release of Growlanser Generations had been on blue bottom discs and my old PS2 hated playing the blue bottomed discs. So I’d sort of ignored the franchise after a bit of buyers remorse. Then I reviewed Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time in 2012 and loved it. I loved it so much that I would award it my Game of the Year that year. Well now I [...]
The Onion Games blog has been busy of late showing off assets of their newest title, yet we hadn’t received any real news about it other than it’s eventual debut at the Bitsummit MMXIV convention. Finally however, they have updated the page with some concrete details. Onion Games debut title will be Million Onion Hotel. For those not familiar with the company, it was formed by Yoshiro Kimura, Hirofumi Taniguchi and Kazuyuki Kurashima who had all worked together on Moon [...]
MangaGamer’s first appearance on Steam is a pretty big deal for those of us that enjoy visual novels. MangaGamer has been one of the biggest localization companies in the genre for the past few years, but they’ve always had one big issue that has been holding them back. They distribute erotic games as well as all-ages novels. For many companies, localizing or developing any Adults Only game black-balled you out of the discussion with major distributors. Fortunately, MangaGamer was able [...]
Games like Infested Planet are interesting because they build off of the RTS premise into some unique places. There is no real harvesting or base building going on here, just you and your squad of soldiers moving forward and attempting to eradicate swarms of bugs. The game itself has been in Early Access for almost a year now, and we are getting hints that it will be coming out of it any day now. So let’s see whether this game [...]
I’ve been a huge fan of single player card games since SNK vs Capcom: Cardfighter’s Clash on the Neo Geo Pocket. It is a great way to have some fun when you don’t have any friends around to play a game of Magic with you. Ludosity is working off this idea with their new title Card City Nights for Android, PC and iOS devices. Read on to see if those designers over at Ludosity crafted the next great card game.
Love is a game that has been around since 2006. In 2008, the developer decided to remake it into a new engine as Love+ and with this newest iteration popping up on Steam, we have the end result of 8 years of game modifications. This game is called Love not for some romantic subplot, but for the love the developer has put into it. I have to say, I’ve fallen a bit in love with it too.
Unsung Story popped up on Kickstarter last month to a fairly decent start, but ultimately it begun to fizzle quickly. Right now it sits at roughly $100,000 short of the $600,000 goal that Playdek set up for itself after it began with $280,000 in the first two days. While most games get a last minute surge, there have been quite a few retractions. For example, one cost them $1,263 on January 26th according to Kicktraq. With a little more than [...]