Indie

Volt Review – Electrifying? Not so much

“For substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources” – Mark Twain In today’s age when you can have hundreds of copies capitalizing on the success of a single game (i.e. the numerous Flappy Bird clones), it is hard to come up with a truly original idea. To a degree, it is the art forgers of today who display more skill and technique, copying paintings detail for detail, than the masters of old. There [...]

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut Review: Breathing New Life into an Old Genre

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut is an arcade space shooter by Born Ready Games that improves upon its original release. In purpose, the game seeks to revive and improve the feel of classic space combat games. Deceptively simple in scope, Strike Suit Zero is a fun game to have on-hand for spontaneous play. At first glance, Strike Suit Zero is just a simple arcade, dogfighting space shooter. And while that sort of appraisal would certainly not be wrong, there is [...]

Trial of Trails, the Free RPG You Bikeride Through

Over the past decade or so, fitness has really picked up as a strong factor in video game development, revolutionizing the way we play some games today, such as Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Boxing, Kinect Sports, and many more. Maybe you’re just not into any of those though. Maybe you want something more fantastical. Maybe you want something like Trial of Trails, the RPG you play with a stationary bike. It’s as odd as it is intriguing. Trial of Trails [...]

Sony Discounts 30 Games In Latest PSN Flash Sale

Sony has cut the price of thirty PSN titles to the low, low price of $0.99 in their latest PSN flash sale. Some of those titles include the critically acclaimed games like Johnathon Blow’s Braid and Backbone Entertainment’s Everyday Shooter. The sale starts today and will be running until Monday, April 21 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific. If you gotta spare dollar laying around be sure to check out the list below, or if you happen to have a super rare thirty-dollar bill laying around you can buy them [...]

Zoe Quinn’s Follow Up to Depression Quest Is A FMV Game

FMV = Full Motion Video. It was probably the most gloriously awful idea in the history of game development. In a world where we could not render elaborate structures or characters, we simply shoved actors in front of cameras and ordered them to move around in hilariously awkward live action scenes that were degrading for everyone involved and horrible to play. They were, obviously, the best things ever. Fox Hunt is probably one of my favorite bad games of all time, and [...]

Game Music Bundle Features Broken Age, Journey, And Chance To Win Bundle Key

One of my favorite bundles around is the Game Music Bundle which consistently delivers some of the best soundtracks around. This time, Game Music Bundle is back with its 7th iteration offering diverse albums currently available. As always the available albums are separated by payment tiers, so the more you pay the more albums you get. For $1 you unlock albums for games such as Luftrausers and Double Fine’s Broken Age along with a few others. For $10 you get [...]

Krautscape Preview – Do You Wanna Build A Racetrack? It Doesn’t Have To Be A Racetrack

Krautscape, from Mario Von Rickenbach, separates itself from the rest of the racing genre by letting players procedurally generate tracks — there are no set tracks in Krautscape, and every single track you race on will be unique. Combine that with an interesting take on course altering power-ups, and Krautscape is an early-access game ripened to pique the curiosity of racing fans. Krautscape splits the road into four sections; each section corresponding to the type of track the player will lay next. For instance, driving in the [...]

 

Thirty Minutes of Chroma Squad Gameplay For Your Eyeballs

Unless you’re able to be in more than one place at a time, chances are you missed some stuff at PAX East. Hell, I know I missed a ton of stuff, and one of them was regretfully the sentai inspired Chroma Squad, from Behold Studios. Luckily, Behold was nice enough to post the entire 30-minute demo on their YouTube channel. Chroma Squad is a homage to Japanese sentai television shows — e.g., Power Rangers. In the game players will be creating their own sentai television [...]

JetGetters Kickstarter Gets Funded, Then Cancelled

Let’s get the bad news out of the way. JetGetters Kickstarter is cancelled. Don’t be sad though. The developers pulled the funding because they’ve been picked up by a publisher. The tiny studio at Tiny Build Games went to inform their backers that everyone who did donate are going to get their money back, and they are going to receive the Kickstarter rewards up to the $51 tier. Jetgetters is this crazy grappling hook shooter that just looks like mad [...]

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