The classic point-and-click adventure has been going from strength to strength these past few years, largely due to a rise in small independent outfits getting into the genre. The episodic Journeys of Reemus series has been a much-loved fixture of Newgrounds and other flash game portals these past few years, and the pot-bellied bug-slayer and his blue bear buddy Liam have accrued enough fame, respect and puzzles to venture forth in their first commercial adventure, available now via Desura. Launch trailer after the break.
Update: The game is also available via Indiecity, too.
Kot-in-Action Creative Artel is one of the more talented indie studios I’ve seen in recent years. Their Steel Storm series is quite good for a top down shmup that offers a bit of extra depth than what we’re typically used to. Still, I think they’ve outdone themselves with their newest in-development game: Tomes of Mephistopheles (ToM), a game that allows you to just explode your way through obstacles… if the need arises.
Four men, a sack-full of Boom, a spaceship full of mutant alien beasties and a high-energy chiptune track to keep you moving. What’s not to like? Pineapple Smash Crew – the first game by one-man outfit ‘Rich Make Game!’ (with help from chiptune musician Syphus) – has been one to keep an eye on since it’s debut at the Eurogamer Expo last year, where folks played and enjoyed it a lot. Now it’s out and available to buy from Steam, Desura and other stores – so, the big question: How does it hold up to long-term scrutiny?
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.
Game jams are probably my favorite place to find new games. I mean, how amazing is the environment of creation? You’ve got talented, motivated designers get together and try to make a game in a short time span, coming up with ideas as quickly as possible and trying to implement them. I’m not that well-versed in the demands of game design, but I imagine one’s creative process would be chaotic in a situation like that.
Flash developer Chris Jeffrey has recently put together an appealing snippet of footage from his latest title, Platcore, for us to feast on. It’s a 2D, single-screen action game, very much a graduate of the dodge-or-die school of platforming – hence, if you’ve twitchy fingers and you’re really not sure where to put them, wait a while and your prayers might just be answered along with this game’s release. As the developer himself explains:
Junk Jack was a game that we were very impressed with when it became available for Apple’s line of iOS systems due to its Terraria-like sidescrolling gameplay and Minecraft aesthetics. Now, according to a recent blog post by PixBits (the developers) is looks like we might be seeing Junk Jack on the big screen at some point in the future.
Well it looks like the saga of “when will Fortune Summoners actually release” is over! As the game missed its original release date getting pushed back to January 24th which was also missed pushing it all the way back until 2 days ago. In any case, the Japanese indie game published and translated by Carpe Fulgur is now available on Steam.
Cube World is fast turning into my most anticipated indie game. Scratch that it’s turning into my most anticipated game period. You guys have seen me gush quite a few times in the last week or so over Cube World’s aesthetics and the gameplay. Today, we’re gonna talk about the new Spirit System which allows you to upgrade your weapons with finishing moves.
It looks as though the guys at the Humble Indie Bundle aren’t content with merely offering games that work on PC, Mac and Linux as today they’ve announced a brand new bundle that’s also Android compatible. This is especially interesting because Android doesn’t employ a Steam-like service and downloading non-market apps can be a bit tricky for the uninitiated.