Author Archives: Scott Desavouret

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I have been playing video games since the Commodore Vic 20. In that time I have accumulated a massive video game collection and greatly enjoy diving into unknown sub-genre's featuring forgotten mechanics. When not playing games I might be doing school work, or making cocktails. Or juggling knives.

Why Doesn’t Someone Remake – Rocket Jockey

The fact that a multiplayer Rocket Jockey doesn’t exist makes me very sad. Rocket Jockey is a surf guitar filled chaotic battle arena, featuring jockeys flying around on rockets. Your only weapon is a cable that can be shot out from either side of your machine for the purpose of turning by latching onto a pillar, or more importantly plucking an opponent off of their rocket and taking them for an unpleasant ride.  This central mechanic is simple with a [...]

Super Roman Conquest Nears Goal And End Of Kickstarter

Super Roman Conquest is a 2D RTS game that is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter. It currently has only four days left to raise just under $5,000. One of the hooks of the game is that the world is 3D with multiple lanes to send your troops down. Currently all the graphics are retro styled place holders, but it’s enough to get an impression of what they are trying to do.

Steam Early Access Games No Longer Under New Releases

Since last Friday it appears that early access games on Steam are not showing up on the new release tab. Project Zomboid and Assetto Corsa both released early versions on November 8th and are only being displayed on Steam as the large picture ads and it seems nowhere else. Early access has been a good source of funding for games such as Spacebase DF-9 and a way to get feedback on beta’s before a games full release.

Blizzard Porting Warcraft 1 And 2 To Modern Computers

Blizzard seems to be bringing out their back catalog. Atop the recently rereleased Blackthorne, it was revealed at BlizzCon 2013 that they are working on getting Warcraft and Warcraft 2 up and running on modern day computers.  According to Polygon, Blizzard’s J. Allen Brack answered a question during a panel about the possibility of resuscitating these games. “So, we actually have a guy on our team — actually several guys on our team — who are actually working on a [...]

 

Minecraft: The Story Of Mojang Documentary Now Available On YouTube

2 Player Productions documentary on the cultural phenomenon that is Minecraft is now free on YouTube. Released last year, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang follows the development of the game and the growth of Mojang. It interviews Markus “Notch” Persson, and tracks him and his team through the first year of the Minecraft’s creation. It also features other developers, journalists, and players.

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