Kyle Pulver’s motherly loving, child flinging puzzler, Offspring Fling, is now available to buy for Windows and Mac.
If you’re in the need of a bit of cheery gaming fun then look no further than Kyle Pulver’s brand new puzzle game, Offspring Fling. Released just today, Offspring Fling has you playing as a Kirbychu (Kirby + Pikachu) and no that’s not what it’s called – we made that up. The creature you do play does look a lot like such a cross breed and if that is the case then some brain cells clearly got lost in the process because this mother to many has “misplaced” all of her children. A likely story.
She’s keen to make it up to them though and that’s where you step in, you day saver you! You’ll have to play with the game’s many mechanics (it’s not just flinging) to manipulate your babies back to safety, you’ll have to be careful as there are many hazards around despite the flowery presentation.
To grab a copy of Offspring Fling for Windows or Mac you should head on over to the official website with $7.99/
More information on Offspring Fling can be found on the game’s official website.
Frictional Games‘ survival horror masterpiece, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, is now on the Mac App Store.
One of the most outstanding indie titles in recent years is Amnesia: The Dark Descent. It’s a survival horror in the most pure and twisted form and has become renown for making people scream, panic and probably urinate. You follow Daniel who awakens in a dark castle with no memory of how he got there. Finding notes left be himself, he finds out he must travel down through the castle past its many haunts and murder someone he doesn’t know and for an unknown reason.
The Dark Descent will be getting a follow up with A Machine For Pigs which is being developed by thechineseroom with Frictional acting as producers – we expect big and horrible things. If you haven’t played it yet and you’re a Mac owner then definitely consider picking it up from the Mac App Store now it’s on there.
More information on Amnesia: The Dark Descent is available on the game’s official website.
Frozenbyte’s three-way puzzle platformer Trine 2 is currently on a 50% off sale on Steam and in celebration of this a new update has been released to appease fans.
The rather delectable puzzle platformer Trine 2 is having a little Steam sale at the moment, you can grab it for half price! Is it worth it, you ask! Of course it is we reviewed it here and said plenty of good things about it.
So yes, at 50% off this is a game that you should certainly be grabbing on Steam right about now. Never player the first Trine? Well, then you better grab that too as its also on sale with 80% off! Blimey! This Steam sale will only last until April 2nd so you better hurry with that purchase of yours.
Now, as if that wasn’t enough excitement, Trine 2 has also received an update which adds a brand new hardcore mode and several other improvements, including the option to disable the much-debated “self-levitation” trick.
“The Hardcore Mode is our thanks to our most hardcore fans, and a throwback to the good old days,” Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvärinen says, and continues: “This is for the fans who thought the Tower of Sarek level in the first game was just right in its pre-patches state, for those who really want an extra challenge from the game. The Hardcore Mode adds a big value to replayability, especially in online and offline co-op, and really means you have to work together or face game over.”
Trine 2 is currently featured on the Mac App Store too with a lovely 50% off there as well of course.
You can find our more information on Trine 2 over on the official website.
Kyle Pulver has announced that his madcap but cute puzzle platformer, Offspring Fling, will be getting a release for Windows and Mac on March 30th!
While we’re still sat here cross-legged waiting for Snapshot, Kyle Pulver has announced the release date of his other game, Offspring Fling. Surprisingly, he hasn’t given anyone much warning for this one as it actually hits us at the end of the week, March 30th in fact.
You may have missed the announcement of Offspring Fling not too long ago, so let’s go back over what this game is all about before you think of it as some horrific child abusing material. You play as the mother of a Pikachu-Kirby breed of creature. You’re a careless mother though, not only have you misplaced all of your children, but as you journey across the 100 levels to gather them up you’ll happily fling them at peril. Tut tut.
We’re very excited about Offspring Fling just because we love things that are cute, edgy and puzzle shaped. Not necessarily in that order though. Remember – the game will be available for Windows and Mac on March 30th, that’s this Friday. If you need more reminders then you can sign up over on the official website to be notified when you can purchase it.
More information on Offspring Fling can be found on the game’s official website.
The Humble Bundle For Android 2 has been updated with an extra game – it’s Owlchemy Labs’ physics-based arcade title, Snuggle Truck. N’awwww.
As you may have expected, the Humble Bundle For Android 2 now has an extra game as is so often the case with these bundles. Making its Android bundle along with the rest of the lineup, Snuggle Truck has driven over rocky terrain all while keeping the cuddly passengers sound and snug on its journey to the bundle.
Snuggle Truck will have you carefully driving your car over some very un-level surfaces and not being too hard on the accelerator for fear of losing your passengers and losing the game. It’s a fun game which originally had a more political stab to it, all of which you can read about in our review right here.
Owlchemy have also added the original game, Smuggle Truck, to Google Play now so you can play the slightly less cuddly version on your Android device too.
Of course, you can pay what you want for the Humble Bundle For Android 2, with a $1 minimum spend for the Steam keys. All of the six titles are compatible with Android, Windows, Mac and Linux, speaking of which, the lineup looks like this:
Strategy heads will be pleased to know that Palm Heroes 2 is now available on Desura for Windows and Mac.
Be you knight, Barbarian, Necromancer, Sorceress, Wizard, Warlock or Varangian? Come on, choose! Okay, so now you’ve decided your faction it’s time to enter the world of Palm Heroes 2 for some old school strategy fun. If you’re a fan of a particular old school strategy series then you should feel right at home with Palm Heroes 2 – the gameplay is of a similar ilk and the visuals make a gorgeous 3D environment to really get stuck in to.
You should dive straight in, get right to battle and start conquering those castles you little hero, you! With over 70 maps to play on and plenty of variation, your time spent with Palm Heroes 2 should be a fairly lengthy one, at least in theory. There’s also a “hot seat” mode which allows people to play on the same computer – presumably taking it in turns to have a go.
Palm Heroes 2 has been on sale for quite a while now on the App Store and via the official website, but we know how much you like using stores you’re familiar with so head over to Desura if that is your heart’s desire.
The developers behind the freedom touting space combat game, Ensign-1, have released some brand new gameplay, this time it’s from mission number two!
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again! If you like games that make noises a little like pewpewpew then Ensign-1 is just for you (rhyming challenge accepted). With ship combat and FPS, your task is clean up that awful spacey mess. You’ll go from turret to frigate and even asteroid bases because you’re a little bigot.
Okay rhyming is boring now. You should check out the new gameplay footage below but bear in mind the game is still in development. You can grab a copy of Ensign-1 for Windows, Mac and Linuz with lots of other goodies over on 8-Bit Funding too!
More information on Ensign-1 can be found on the game’s IndieDB page.
“Swiping the Lupine Twine Amulet was supposed to be an easy heist. But when I accidentally put it on, I ended up with incredible strength and the worst body hair problem I’ve ever had.”
Brawsome and Green Stripe Snake, the two developers behind the lighthearted, point-and-click adventure, Jolly Rover, comes a “werewolf comedy puzzle adventure”. MacGuffin’s Curse is a puzzle game with “the logical challenges of the classic top-down Zelda games with the quick-witted dialogue and sidequests of a vintage point-and-click adventure”.
The player is Lucas McGuffin, a thief and werewolf. He finds himself in a high-tech lockdown and must find a way to escape and lift the curse. In order to solve these puzzles, players will have to utilize and master the two forms.
Since our last post on MacGuffin’s Curse, we’ve learned a bit more about the gameplay of the game. “MacGuffin’s Curse uses a unique puzzle mechanic which is similar to the classic puzzle ‘sokoban‘.” From what we’ve seen thus far, it seems that the skills that trade off between characters most likely alternate between traversing the environment and pushing objects around it.
A hint system similar to the parrot from Jolly Rover is also present in the form of P.I. Strump. What I really liked about Jolly Rover was that the hint system was accessed by giving crackers to the parrot. That way it kept me from relying on the hint system and using it only when I really needed it, keeping me from getting stuck in the plot. I’m sure Brawsome will have another clever way to work the hints.
MacGuffin’s Curse is currently being developed for Mac, PC and iPad, and will be released on April 19th. You can look forward to our review in the near future. To learn more, check out the MacGuffin’s Cursewebsite or follow
The free, multi-platform puzzle platformer, Me And My Shadow, has been updated to the 0.3 version which means you should play it. Just because.
We talked very slightly about Me and My Shadow before, remember? Look, the evidence is right here. As the game has been given an update we thought we would chatter about it some more if you don’t mind.
So, to those who don’t know, Me and My Shadow is a simple game – a puzzle platformer in which you control an avatar and his little shadow by means of recording your movements. We know it’s probably not the most original thing you’ve ever seen but Me and My Shadow is humble enough to get a play from you. It’s also free and you can grab it right here.
Even better though, if you’re looking for a multi-platform game then Me and My Shadow delivers. It’s available on (deep breath) Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Amiga and Maemo. You know, just in case there’s people out there who might want to play it or something.
The new 0.3 update brings a little list of things that you can dribble your eyes down now:
Updated menu theme
Unique music (by vaev)
Per level statistics.
If you want to play Me and My Shadow you can do so by downloading it from the official website.
Cube Noir have released the beta demo of their text-based adventure Incursion unto the world, it’s available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Peter Moorhead is the brainbox behind Cube Noir and therefore Incursion. He also likes to write at IGM on occasion so it’s no surprise that we’re writing news about the release of the Incursion demo. We’re told it’s a very small demo as the game is a long way off from release, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying what’s on show already.
Incursion is a text-based adventure in every sense, though it’s most certainly for the “modern age” as it so eagerly boasts. It features pixel art, a non-linear storyline and a wondrous soundtrack to whisk you along the journey in this odd, fantasy land.
Should you want to give it a go, it’s available from the official website on Windows, Mac and Linux so go and check it out!