Though in its alpha stage, KillFunYeah is a crazy-fun multiplayer 2D platform shooter that is currently free to download and play and oh is it worth it!
Violence in games is apparently a touchy subject with some people, but not when it’s blown to extreme proportions and made a megaton of fun! KillFunYeah is just about the right balance of hyperactivity and virile violence that makes my blood turn pink and sparkly. I love games that just go all out with colors, kinesis and cartoon violence and I have no problem whatsoever with adding KillFunYeah to the “Greats” in that style of game.
KillFunYeah is pretty easy to pick up – you just run around blasting anything that moves with your oversized weapons. There’s also an odd but cool mechanic that allows you to attract or repel projectiles to your advantage at a mere click of the mouse (and a holding of the Shift key).
Arctic Anteater are clearly insane and that’s just fine with me as long as they keep pouring that creative juice into their games, starting off with KillFunYeah of course. You want to see it don’t you? There’s a fun little video below but you can also play it! Right now! Yes, you can download KillFunYeah for free while it’s in its alpha stage from this little link here. Oh and it runs on Windows, Mac and Linux too.
More information on KillFunYeah can be found by trotting over to the official website.
A new teaser trailer for Octodad: Dadliest Catch has been caught in our net but we released it back in the wild as soon as it made us cry with laughter.
While the title of this Octodad sequel may be worth at least a passing remark or a chortle because it’s a witty little pun and we like those here, the teaser trailer on the other hand is just plain cartoon funny and we love it!
First though, some details on the game itself. Octodad was released for free back in 2010 and to a great reception – you can download and play it right here. This sequel takes the same tentacle controlling gameplay and takes it a step further, beyond trying to convince your family that you’re really human and not an octopus.
“This time, our cephaloprotagonist has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust, and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium! Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact?”
The day has finally arrived that sees Legends of Yore enter completion in its 1.0 version – the game is still free and it is still worth playing so make sure you do!Simple is as simple does is Legends of Yore in a hanky. Basically, the game is a very user-friendly roguelike with those 8-bit graphics we all know and love. The entire interface is conducted with clicks so as to make it compatible for iOS and Android devices, also making it a casual experience for PC playing.There’s a whole load of love that has been melted into Legends of Yore from its creator, the delightful Mr. Kevin Glass (tips hat).
Metagolf isn’t just the zaniest golf game in a long while, it’s also now available for you to play in its beta version, so call the caddy and get cracking.Not being a particular fan of any sports game, the mention of golf in gaming is generally considered moan-inducing around me. However, spice up your regular golf game with a bit of 2D platforming, gauntlets and up to 4 player competitive matches and you might just grab my attention. Scratch that, you will definitely grab my attention because that’s exactly what Metagolf is about and my goodness, I want to play some golf now.As you can see in that header, Metagolf is a pretty, sidescrolling golf-oriented game. The gameplay involves thwacking your golf ball across the golf course, but this is no ordinary green; it even makes crazy golf seem very sensible and middle class
It’s already out on both PS3 and PSP, so one might assume that the next place for Where is my Heart?, might be the Xbox 360, but no.The Danish developer, Die Gute Fabrik, have plans for Where is my Heart? and none of them involve another console. Instead, their retro-inspired hit is coming to both Windows, Mac and Linux; sucks for 360 owners, but who doesn’t have either a PC or a Mac today?Although, a lot of indie titles don’t even have a Mac port, so this is an impressive effort for a small developer, because once Where is my Heart? is released on that system (along with the other two), they’ve pretty much covered everything. They haven’t revealed who will be distributing the Windows version however and with quite a few options, I’m not even going to bother guessing.For details on the game, I recommend the official page, but for updates on all things Die Gute Fabrik, their blog is a better place to check
This month definitely seems to be something special if you like your worlds procedurally generated, your tunnels filled with loot and monsters and your deaths sudden, violent and educational. In addition to major updates to TOME and the graphical re-launch of Doom: The Roguelike, there’s been no shortage of other notable releases in the past few days and weeks. Here’s the best of the rest – a trio of more complex titles – just in case those other games haven’t quite got you hooked yet.
Don’t pick up a penguin, pre-order Proteus! Perfect for a bit of downtime or just a chill out session, Proteus takes music and exploration to a whole new level of serene.Proteus has had a steadily growing reputation for months now so you may be interested to know that you can play it right now. But woah there Nelly – it’s going to cost you. Not like it won’t be worth it of course, unless you absolutely hate things chill, quiet and generally pleasant. Let’s add ‘a little strange’ to that list as well because Proteus is set within a procedurally generated, pixely landscape and features the music of David Kanaga.Somehow, in between the jagged lines and the alien-warp music, Proteus finds some hidden bliss as you frolic with awkward looking birds and skip amongst the trees
Indie Royale pops its head up once again, this time with a little selection of games in their alpha stage for you to invest in…no, really.“The Indie Royale game bundle site has just debut their first-ever Alpha Collection”, their words implying that there will be more in the future. So, what is all this “alpha” business all about? Essentially, they are games that are not finished yet; still in development. However, you can purchase them now for a cheap price and bag yourself a discount from the final price, getting all of the consequent updates for free.The games as part of this pay-what-you-want bundle are Windows, Mac and Linux capable, or will be in the future, and are as follows:Towns by SMP (Interview) 3079 by Phro00t (Interview / Preview) Wyv and Keep: the Temple of the Lost Idol by A Jolly Corpse (Preview) Of course, being the Indie Royale, the minimum spend for these titles moves up and down depending on how much other people are forking out – the recommended donation is $10
XBLIG App Coming To Windows Phone, Currently In BetaBackFebruary 21st, 2012 | By Chris PriestmanTagged in: android | beta | casey young | dave voyles | iOS | windows | windows phone | XBLIG One of the lessons that we are taught in life is to never rely on anyone but yourself. The XBLIG community know this all too well; having to make their own promotional events and constantly asking for Microsoft to give them a helping hand. The latest innovation that the XBLIG community has cooked up for themselves is a companion app for Windows Phone, which is being developed by Casey Young and organized by Dave Voyles.The app is simple in every way. It’s basic function is for Windows Phone users (and probably iOS and Android too) to find indie games on the Xbox Live marketplace from their phones and to also purchase them from there too.
Missiles tumble wildly through space as automated point defense guns desperately try to intercept their flight. Hulls buckle and burn as energy beams cut deadly arcs, slicing ships asunder. Space combat is intense business, especially when you’re at the head of a fleet, and doubly so when you have to play the long game, balancing books and making sure that each fight leaves you better off. Fractal Softworks have let us have an early peek at the first build of their upcoming action/strategy hybrid Starfarer to include the sandbox campaign/RPG mode. Here’s what preordering folks have to look forward to soon.We first had a look at Starfarer last year and this new version is leaps and bounds more advanced. For a recent point of reference, the current version of Starfarer could be fairly described as a 2D Mount & Blade… IN SPAAAAACE