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.
Well I would say that LudumDare’s mini game jam, SOPAJam, was quite the success. Despite minimal preparations and not being a main competition like Ludum Dare 22 was it still managed to get 47 games created that were all about SOPA. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty damn impressed with those numbers!
Sometimes Mojang just releases too much news in too short a period for us to keep track of, especially while we are busy trying to play this or that other indie game. Still, they’re an important figurehead for the indie industry as a whole so when they have news we should report on it. In this case, they dropped three very important pieces of news over the last few days that really should have something for everybody!
BeerDeer Games, a small indie studio based out of Prague, has sent us word about their upcoming Android, iOS and browser action RPG Nyrthos a game that seemingly takes after the likes of Diablo 2 and other such Action RPGs. What’s different, however, is that this game resides on the various mobile platforms as opposed to your PC, along with your browser.
The banner says it all – after a long, long time in development, I-Mockery’s eagerly awaited Flash-based smashfest has been released and is available to play now for the low, low price of $0.00 (tax not included). Step into the shoes of Abobo, fan-favourite grimacing villain from the Double Dragon series on a brutal quest to rescue Aboboy, his similarly stern-looking son. For those who grew up with the Nintendo games of the late 80s and early 90s, this is a great combination nostalgia trip, and a fine game in it’s own right.
Back in November I wrote about a game called Abobo’s Big Adventure. It was an NES tribute game of sorts built with Flash for the browser. Still, what it promised was an unbelievable experience in playing as Double Dragon’s Abobo in all manners of classic NES worlds from Zelda to Megaman… seriously, it’s pretty crazy.
I’ve always been a fan of the Alien Breed series. No, not the underwhelming recent update by Team 17, but the classic Amiga/PC shooter series. It was simple, intense fun – claustrophobic corridors, limited resources and a never-ending stream of horrible alien bug-monsters pursuing you. While Frozenbyte’s Shadowgrounds series recaptured the essence of these games somewhat, Outpost: Haven manages to recapture the atmosphere almost perfectly, while adding some new tweaks to the formula.
Originally developed back in 2008, Verge was Kyle Pulver’s entry into the excellently creative H.P. Lovecraft Commonplace Book competition, where a range of indie developers based short games around single-line concepts left by the now-topical horror writer. It’s been a long time coming, but the game has now been refined, updated and ported to flash so that everyone can experience this clever little bit of platform puzzling.