Point and click adventure fans can prepare their prying fingers by clicking the pre-order button over on GamersGate for The Journey Down: Chapter One. The plush makeover of the original, award winning freeware title isn’t due for release until May 18th but that doesn’t mean you can’t cough up the money now and secure yourself a copy.
The Journey Down is a four part point and click foray with a black African twist. In this first chapter you follow Bwana and Kito as they live out their lives at their run-down gas station but are soon swept into a bustling adventure full of corruption and comedy. The game features, most prominently, a jazzy reggae soundtrack, plenty of puzzles and hand painted environments (our favorite kind).
Sounds good, right? If you haven’t checked out the prototype you may want to do so, but if you don’t want to spoil the your playthrough of the superior version then the trailer below should suffice. If you’re sold then you should over to GamersGate and pick up a pre-order for £9.99, which is available for PC and Mac.
It’s a nice thing, driving. It’s empowering, exhilarating and it carries an air of dynamic grace about it that permeates through to ones everyday life. More importantly, though, it’s been the basis of many a great video game over the years. But perhaps none like this.
Bumpy Road, previously an iOS-exclusive, and now available for PC and Mac, is a tale of reminiscence between an elderly couple looking to rekindle their cherished memories by going for a leisurely ride in their motor vehicle. One problem: the road surface is a little worse for wear.
The player utilises the traditional mouse controls to adjust the road surface and ensure the smooth travels of the loving couple as they seek to take a much-needed trip down Memory Lane. In fact, that’s the name of the game’s main story mode, in which players get to experience the deep-rooted cerebral tickings of the couple’s family life. Those looking for more of a long-term time sync can also have a go at Bumpy Road‘s Evergreen Mode, in which they’re challenged to travel as far as possible, or Sunday Trip, a conventional time attack gametype.
After a good long time in development and an ever-increasingly level of hype in its sails, A Valley Without Wind is now available to purchase and download through several different digital distrobution vendors.
And the good news is that there’s plenty of choice. The game’s up for grabs at a 10% discount on developer Arcen Games’ official site, with GamersGate and the Mac Game Store following suit with a similar price cut, effective for one full week. You can also pick up the game at IndieCity and Gamestop’s Impulse platform, the latter of which also offers a special four-pack at a slightly discounted price for a cheeky bit of multiplayer action.
Conspicuously absent from the current list of digital sellers is Steam, although Arcen Games have revealed via Twitter that “things are progressing” on the prospect of the game seeing a release on Valve’s service later today. We’ll keep you updated on proceedings. In the meantime, here’s another look at A Valley Without Wind‘s launch trailer to whet your appetite.
Through the many updates of the recent months, action-RPG 3079 has been through many changes and improvement, this latest one takes it out of beta stage though.
If you’ve been eyeing up 3079 recently with the thought of purchasing it bugging your mind, we have some potentially bad news. As the game is no longer in beta, the price has gone up to its full retail price of $12.49 – that’s money lost! However, do not be dissuaded by our mockery, that price means something – mostly that it is now a stable build more than anything.
The latest update also adds more than just greater stability as there’s the usual long list of tweaks but no more new features unfortunately. It does mean that both the single and multiplayer experiences are very functional now though so there’s no better time to jump into 3079.
Curve Studios formerly PSN-exclusive sidescroller Explodemon is out on PC, those interested can purchase through the developer directly and on GamersGate/GameStImpulse. The port was supposed to be out a while ago, but who’s splitting hairs? It’s available now and while I haven’t had a chance to play the game itself, I must say it looks pretty damn sleek.
So what’s going for Explodemon? All of the old-school platformer stuff we’ve come to know and love from back in the good ol’ SNES days, with physics-based puzzle elements sprinkled on top. Also you explode, a lot.
First person shooter games are always impressive. They’ve got great graphics and fast, fun gameplay. They also typically require plenty of resources and dev teams in the tens or hundreds to make (see: Modern Warfare). Which is partly why I’m so impressed every time I see a true indie FPS game come out such as SickBrick, by Misfit Villager.
Cheap and cheerful tidings today. Previously-featured Xbox Live Indie gem Wizorb has moved to pastures greener (and hopefully more profitable) today, launching today for Windows PC via Gamersgate for $3. DRM-free and updated to support mouse control. A trailer and a little more info on this charming neo-retro Breakout update after the jump.
Keeping with this week’s theme of Zombies: Where Are They Now? Keldyn Interactive has announced the digital release of their colonial zombie slayer Dead Meets Lead, which Scott first spotted back in October.
The top-down slasher is available now for $20 on Impulse, GamersGate, Desura, and Direct2Drive, and bears a bit of a visual resemblance to Diablo…well, that is if you were playing as Diablo himself. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but here’s my take from watching the release trailer:
As a seafaring, super-strong captain marooned on an undead-infested island you were supposed to rid evil voodoo from anyway, you’re already a driven, agitated individual. Apparently hordes of zombies cause you to have progressive levels of rage (hell, I can’t even begin to question that because it’s just innately brilliant stuff.) As far as slicing and shooting goes, that’s good for you, bad for them, and horrible for your relationships with loved ones — who; thankfully, don’t seem to be running around anywhere in the game. Your red coat is awesome, and clearly resolves any issue of unsightly blood stains. Also there’s a cool killshot zoom feature, maybe? I’m a good journalist.
The dev also offers “The Challenge”, which acts a playable demo of the game that has you taking on one of the maps in a survival mode setting. The file weighs in at 132 MB, you’ll be prompted to join a facebook event upon arriving at the demo page, but note you can simply bypass that to the download if you like. If I can’t get my hands on a copy of the proper game, I’ll definitely be checking this out and reporting back with some thoughts.
Have a look at the aforementioned release trailer as well. See that the captain’s attacks are indeed fierce and motivated. Seriously looks like there’s a lot of fun to be had here: