Here’s an interesting one; a brand new shmup for the Atari 2600! This is Boss, and it’s being made by Twin Galaxies high scorer Dave Vogt. He’s running an IndieGoGo campaign where, if the campaign succeeds, you can get this game on an actual Atari 2600 cart, and a mobile edition of the game. Continue reading →
A third person review you say? How would that work? Well, with this thing called the internet and Youtube, a new wave of people are talking about and playing games that have been recorded and posted online. You should know people such as Pewdiepie, Press Heart to Continue, JonTron, KSIOlajidebt, JackSepticEye, LazyGameReviews and many others, one of these Youtubers who I really enjoy is Markiplier. Yesterday he released a video that’s absolutely worth watching; he plays a game called Presentable Liberty; it’s one of those narrative driven games such as the Stanley Parable, Dear Esther and the Portal games. However the amazing thing about this game is that it barely gives you any real control over it, and becomes a lot more of an interactive story, where you’re a prisoner who receives a lot of letters from a group of people caught in a horrible epidemic, and you’re one of a very few who isn’t infected.
Here’s the Youtube video, it’s an hour, but worth watching every bit of it. Otherwise you can play the game by downloading it from here.
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 →
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.
On Twitter I have recently followed a few Indie development bots. What these are they’re simply programs on Twitter that find hashtags and phrases, and automatically retweet them. In this case the Indie Development bot retweet any tweets that use the hastag, #IndieDev. After doing this I’ve been inundated with so many retweets about indie devs in development it’s almost Twitter spam! But one retweet caught my eye when I found this interesting sh’mup on Android called Retaliate. Continue reading →
Hi folks, it’s Vipp here, you know me from the Retro Gaming Roundup forum, Stalking the retro podcast and for writing a few of my opinions for The GreatBitBlog. Recently I stumbled across the Blast Em! game on steam and fell in love with it, that led me to the game’s developer and the rest is history. Byron, the game’s developer, is extremely approachable and has time for a seemingly endlessly growing portion of Twitters users.
In this interview I managed to ask Byron a few questions including a closer look at the German game developer who recently stepped outside of the license agreement for the source code for Blast Em! (Currently on Steam as a DLC for anyone interested in looking at game code to learn more about game development). I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did writing it.
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.
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 →
There’s a reason why I gave up on IGN many moons ago. It wasn’t because of so called “reporters”, or who I call bloggers, who review games and earn a huge pay cheque each month. Most of which earn more than most newspaper reporters. but it’s just that IGN has turned into a cesspit and breeding ground for IGNorant trolls who don’t know any better. See what I did there… IGN-orant, OK OK, bad pun, likelihood is that you’ve seen that a trillion times already. But the comment section of IGN reviews and articles are turning into what GameTrailers.com had to put up with. It’s a shame that once a site becomes popular, be it Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or anything else, the trolls pop up and infest the place… Continue reading →