Some good news for those of you who consider yourselves fans of both Minecraft and Call of Duty (or any other FPS multiplayer game really) as it looks like Brick-Force is opening up just a little bit later this month for those of you who have signed up for the closed beta. If you haven’t yet done so, you can still get in on the action, although I’m not 100% sure if you’ll get in on February 28th.
Terry Cavanagh always has the best ideas when it comes to micro indie games. VVVVVV was damn near perfect in its simplicity. His newest game, ChatChat, isn’t ripe with puzzles nor is it trying to be anything more than it is right now: a game where you are a cat. Oh and did I mention that it was a pseudo-MMO for your browser? Because it is…
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.