Author Archives: Scott Desavouret
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 [...]
Do you want to control a fountain of blood constantly refreshed with sacrifices as you send a prophet out to spread your religion? How about being a serpent commanding giant spiders, crushing armies in an attempt to reach godhood? Provided you can overcome the steep learning curve, then Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension may be for you.
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.
The latest episode in the Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series was released today. In the Ms. Male Character episode, Anita Sarkeesian tackles the way female characters are often ”defined primarily by their relationship to their male counterparts via visual properties, narrative connection or occasionally through promotional materials.”
Okay so in the interest of full disclosure I have never played Dungeons and Dragons before. I have also never played a Baldur’s Gate game. With that being said, playing Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition makes absolutely no god damned sense. It’s pretty much an exercise in confusion and frustration.
Kromaia combines a hardcore maneuverable spaceship action game with the aesthetics of Rez. It forgoes the relaxing and hypnotic feeling of Rez to chase high scores and invoke a feeling of mastery of control. It’s being made by Kraken Empire and is currently seeking crowd funding on Indiegogo.
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 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 [...]
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.
King Arthur’s Gold is a 2D multiplayer real-time action strategy game. It’s apparently been kicking around for a few months but was just released on Steam this week. It combines cartoony aesthetics with physics-driven tile based building and good old fashioned medieval army combat (Terraria mixed with Worms and King Arthur’s World).