Big news for fans of the excellent adventure game Gemini Rue as it looks like you’ll be getting the chance to have a physical trophy, of sorts, to mark your love of the game. According to a press release sent out this morning, Gemini Rue ill be launching to retail stores on February 10th in a special Collector’s Edition series for £19.95. No American/Canadian/Euro price was set.
So here’s an interesting puzzle platformer for you guys: Backworlds, a fascinating take on the puzzle platformers that we’ve not yet seen before. Or at least I haven’t. In any case, the game is very unique in the simple way you get through levels by erasing either the front or backworld in order to play on that. Confused? So was I…
This past weekend Indie Game: The Movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. According to some early reviews it’s been very well received so much so, in fact, that it’s going to be spun off into a half-hour television show if HBO has its way. Earlier reports had it as a comedy show, but the producers of the film have clarified that it will not be a comedic show rather just a fictional show.
So this could, quite possibly, be the most interesting bit of news we write about all week. Apparently, a few ambitious Minecraftian developers have set upon the popular block-building game to recreate one of the most lauded games ever in history: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. And it appears they’ve just finished the map…
I’m a sucker for city building games. All types whether they be simulation, strategy, war-strategy or even puzzle games. The idea of managing the livability of someplace really gets me. So when developer Cole Powered wrote me earlier this morning about their new game MegaCity, I jumped right on board.
Hitbox Team’s long awaited action platformer Dustforce is finally available for all of us to purchase and play on Steam. Reviewers so far have been showering the game with praise for its polish, and many have been comparing it to indie hit Super Meat Boy in terms of difficulty, frustration, and satisfaction of level/goal completion. The title currently sitting at the 11th spot on Valve’s top 20 sellers list is a pretty solid indication that players are in agreement.
Links this weekend has a a few notable news bites (along with the standard batch of new interviews and suggestions for games to check out) including the passing of game designer and musician Bill “Phosphorus” Sears, a man described as a great ally in the indie game effort.
Carpe Fulgur has announced a couple important bits of info regarding the recently revealed translation of Lizsoft Game Studios action RPG sidescroller Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone. The first is a very slight downer, but the second makes up for it and then some by addressing an issue several of us were critical of when the game was originally announced.
And you thought we were done talking about indie game bundles. After the onslaught of them last year, bundle fatigue was definitely beginning to set in to the general populace of gamers. Still, it feels like its been a while since we’ve had one so perhaps it’s not such a bad thing that the AGS Bake Sale has arrived.