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Indie Intermission – ’304: A Story In The Making’ A Brake From Reality

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With the Asylum Jam having just finished on the weekend, and my love for horror games I only thought it appropriate to delve a little deeper into the jam entries.

Today’s game is 304: A Story In The Making and the reason I picked it was because the artwork instantly grabbed me. 304: A Story In The Making was created by NamelessGames and is the story about a writer who arrives at a small remote hotel in the middle of nowhere.

You proceed to go through this nightmare unable to distinguish reality from dream in an attempt to escape this hellish place. Although not completed so far it makes for one interesting experience.

The game plays out like an interactive story with very few decisions, making the game great to look at but a little uninspiring to play. The lack of gameplay elements are understandable as the whole game was created in just one rushed weekend, but with some more time given to the game I’m sure it can develop into something quite great.

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Average playtime – 5 minutes

304: A Story In The Making shows a lot of promise and contains many interesting ideas. With some more time I’m confident this can turn into one fun horror game.

You can play 304: A Story In The Making online for free, you can also view all of the jam entries on the official site.

If you are a developer with A fun indie game that can be played over a coffee break, we want to hear from you! Private message us on twitter @IndieGameMag or shoot us an email at editors@indiegamemag.com with the subject “Indie Intermission” and you could be our indie intermission pick of the day!

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Indie Intermission – ’304: A Story In The Making’ A Brake From Reality


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Indie Intermission – ‘Virtua Luge’ A Homage To The SEGA Of Yesteryear

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To round off this weeks Indie Intermission I bring you yet another fantastic little game from the Ludum Dare competition. Virtua Luge is a game that has been developed by Skwirl3014 and has you testing your luge skills in this awesomely designed game.

Virtua Luge in its name alone plays homage to the classic SEGA Saturn title Virtua Fighter, taking inspiration for the graphics used in Virtua Luge.

Virtua Luge’s gameplay is defiantly inspired by another classic SEGA title (Sonic), however it tries to add some interesting new mechanics to this already well established formula.

Being developed in just one weekend means Virtua Luge -although a great game already- lacks some ambition. I feel with more development Virtua Luge could be a rather awesome little mobile game. If Skwirl3014 where to increase the speed, add some more animations, and add power ups I could see this being a great little time waster on the move.

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Average play time – 3 minutes

Virtua Luge is a great little time waster that really captures the early Sega graphics perfectly. Although not a perfect game, considering this was created in one weekend Virtua Luge really provides a very fun experience.

To play Virtua Luge head to the Ludum Dare site and download it. If you enjoy the game be sure to vote for it on Ludum Dare also.

If you are a developer with A fun indie game that can be played over a coffee break, we want to hear from you! Private message us on twitter @IndieGameMag or shoot us an email at editors@indiegamemag.com with the subject “Indie Intermission” and you could be our indie intermission pick of the day!

Source: The Indie Game Magazine – Indie Intermission – ‘Virtua Luge’ A Homage To The SEGA Of Yesteryear


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Party Like It’s 199X – Streets Of Rage Remake V5 Released [Freeware]

Back once again with the renegade master!

Update: Looking for the game, now that Sega have backed out on their agreement to let the project live? Take a look here.

It’s been a long time coming. After a massive 8 years in development, one of the oldest, longest fan-projects in gaming history launched last night, quietly and with little fanfare. Bombergames’ Streets of Rage Remake. Technically, this is labelled as version 5, but considering that the previous build released was a fairly rough beta iteration in 2007, this may as well be considered V1.0 – the big one. The final release. Right now, just the Windows build is live, but Linux, Wii (homebrew) and even GP2X versions are coming soon.


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Fangame Jamboree Part 3: A Multitude of Hedgehogs

Eggman Hates Furries? Yes. Yes he does.

Eggman Hates Furries? Yes. Yes he does.

First, we covered Mario. Then Mega Man (and friends). Now, the fallen superstar that is Sonic The Hedgehog. The years have not been kind to good ol’ blue-and-spiky, but his fans just won’t give up hope. While there’s been a recent upswing in the quality of games starring Sega’s mascot, they’ve been a pretty dismal lot over the past five years or so. Fortunately, there’s been some solid fan-made romps produced in the interim. Here’s a few of them.