Tag Archives: indie development

Return tOu-Ya

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After a bit of neglect, I actually went downstairs and turned on the Ouya out of curiosity. After installing an update for it, I noticed how such more stable and smoother it is on the interface and game screen. The Discover Store isn’t totally perfect, but it’s use-able as always. But I did find some totally great games to play on it!

My Nuclear Octopus is one of them! It’s a clone of Tempest, except you can shoot in two directions, left and right, rather than towards you. The game has quite a lot of trippy graphics and a wee bit too much flashing and camera shake. If you suffer from epileptic seizures I highly recommend not playing this. However if you’re a big Tempest fan, I say go for it! Continue reading

I really want this game! Crawl.

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Indie, Willy and myself are big fans of the new Gauntlet game that was released back in September. However I totally missed out on another hack and slash action game that was released on Steam Early Access in August.

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Retro Night 22/August/14

The Centre of Computing History had another Retro Night, and I helped out the guys with our “Play Every Mario Kart Here” room!

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All eight Mario Kart games was here. From SNES to WiiU!

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Blast Em! The Demon Souls of the retro shooter world!

Blast Em! – Sometimes we need a game that has the balls to slap us in the face and say “Your princess is NOT in another castle; she is dissolving in a vat of acid and I’m thinking about eating your wife” with that said I now plan to tell you why you should buy “Blast Em!” on Steam and I won’t mention at any point that proud to say the Developer (@xiotex) is here in the UK making games! Honestly, I won’t just wait and see.

I began my relationship with this game by reading the words – 34 second game… I don’t think so… I could see that the steam community were circling Blast Em! With their soon to be ruined wrists (look up carpel tunnel syndrome) and clicking the game into a corner with some fierce comments. I have to be unbiased and say some of the comments were not exactly unjustified but I’m going to explain why they are wrong and why you should pick up this game and share a little of  your hard earned currency with game developer Byron Atkinson-Jones.

Blast Em!

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Perfect Red Update: 17/Dec/2013

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New version time, again!

New Features

  • Explosions! “Red” Explosions…
  • “Miss” indicators appear when you miss a shot or let an enemy go past you.
  • Big enemies now die “definitely” after 3 shots. No more dodgy 2-4 shots to kill big enemies!
  •  Mouse control support*. It’s a bit “crappy” as shooting with left click isn’t as responsive as a keyboard key or joystick button.

    *It’s not shown on screen, but to use Mouse control press the M key to use mouse control. The movement is better, but the shooting isn’t…

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Right Click and Save as to download the new version, previous version not required.

Perfect Red Update: 9/Dec/2013

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New version time!

New Features

  • Joystick Support
  • Big enemies require multiple shots to kill
  • Pretty background…

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Right Click and Save as to download the new version, previous version not required.

I made a game!

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Sorry for not posting as much as I should, the good old mix of being mega busy at work, and procrastinating when I’m not working. However Humble Bundle had a Weekly Bundle where Multimedia Fusion was included with a set of games. For those who don’t know what Multimedia Fusion is, it’s an evolution of a piece of software called Klik and Play, a game maker release in 1994 for Windows 3.1 and Mac, a game maker that I understood. Other game makers such as DarkBASIC, YoYo Game Maker (that was free for a limited time) and many others I simply couldn’t get to grasp, but the experience I had on Klik and Play on my old Mac where I made a set of basic games on it, I had to snatch this up, not because it’s basically an Updated version of Klik and Play, but I had an idea for a shooting game! Continue reading

Green Light Time! And it’s Awesome!

Oh yes, Valve picked a bunch of games to officially get Green Lit onto Steam!

I saw this on Twitter!

 

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Anyone seen this game yet?

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I noticed this game on Steam Green Light called The Fall. It’s a Cinematic Platformer, similar to Limbo and Another World, where you control the artificial intelligence of a cybernetic suit that it’s owner has become unconscious. With the AI now controlling the suit with a sleeping host inside it, you have to explore and find yourself a way to get off the planet that you have fallen on. Continue reading