Planet-eating monsters are coming to destroy you and everything you know in Gravity Fleet – good job you’re rather excellent at shooting things using physics then, right?
The game itself not out on the App Store quite yet – we’re told it will be in the next couple of days – but Gravity Fleet‘s trailer is most certainly out and my word it’s sporadically marvellous chaps. Slap some humor in, spread a load of explosions over the top and sprinkle a dash of zesty physics-based gameplay and we have a rather sumptuous sandwich.
As you might guess with such a name, Gravity Fleet is all about bending the gravity of the planets in space in order to line up your projectiles at the incoming monsters. Add in some worm holes, stars and black holes and you have some risky maneuvers at hand.
With 80 levels, a crazy arsenal of weapons, glamorous planet-saving assistants with their own abilities and lots of space monster slaying, we’re pretty excited for Gravity Fleet. Just watch the trailer already!
Ever wanted to play Notch’s Minecraft spinoff, Minicraft, with lots of people at the same time? Well, Instafight may just be the answer to your wishes.
Ham Studios are developing Instafight which is, we dare say, Minicraft in all but name. Well, not quite yet it isn’t. Instafight is a retro-styled RPG which features a randomly generated world, quests, combat, coin collecting and yes you guessed it, crafting!
The developers are currently looking for funding over on 8-Bit Funding so they can continue to make Instafight bigger and better, with the aim of adding mulitplayer support as well as other features.
Instafight is available to buy in its alpha stage right now for $8.99 and is playable on Windows and Mac, or you can always give the free trial a go – head to the store page for both options.
European and Australian Playstation Network users were today greeted with the news that both flOw and Flower, the first two titles of thatgamecompany‘s publication agreement with Sony, have been put on sale for a week.
With Journey now available to all Playstation Network users, having been up a week early for Playstation Plus subscribers, thatgamecompany and Sony are celebrating by offering 50% reductions on each game, with a snazzy extra 10% for Playstation Plus subscribers.
So, as of today, Flower is available at £3.19/€3.99/$4.25AU, whilst flOw clocks in at a tantalising £1.99, €3.99/$6.95AU. These prices are expected to be valid for another week, making for a probable deadline of 21st March to take advantage.
Needless to say, that’s a pretty tempting offer, but, if you still need a little taster to get you in the mood for some thatgamecompany action, take a look at our Journey review.
Another trailer has just been released for Journey, this time it’s called the “Accolades” trailer and features even more gameplay to get you pumped to play it as it releases in the US today.
In just a few hours time (as of writing) Journey will be ready for everyone in the US to purchase with the EU territories coming a day later and Japan a day after that. We’ve already bombarded you with Journey in the last few days but one more trailer won’t hurt, especially for such a gorgeous game.
This trailer features a little more gameplay than previous ones as well as boasts all of the high scoring reviews it has received. Speaking of which, we have our very own Journey review up on the site for you to read, so head over there and prepare for this experience!
You can find out more information about Journey over on the official website.
Positech Games have finally made Gratuitous Tank Battles available to play in its beta stage if you put your money forward and pre-order this futuristic RTS.
The game you all voted your most anticipated of 2012, Gratuitous Tank Battles, is now readily playable so you should be polishing those tank cannons and prepping the mechs, ready to charge forth into a bloody battle.
The sequel to the highly popular Gratuitous Space Battles, GTB takes the battle to the surface in a future which sees World War I still raging on. Tanks, mechs and other large chunks of metal battle it our with the infantry running amok somewhere in between. It’s dull in color but promises a thought-heavy RTS experience that we’ve been anticipating for some time now.
This beta release had us jumping up and down a bit, then we watched the trailer and repeated our effervescent actions. Watch said trailer below and once you’re ready to buy into the game and play the beta, head over to the official site to do so. Cliffski – the one man band behind the game – says that if you purchase the game now then you’ll get a download link that will last forever and a Steam key when it eventually gets its release on there.
You can find out more information on Gratuitous Tank Battles over on the official website.
It’s rare to come across something as novel as game design with a blueprint and chalk, very rare in fact, but that is exactly how the Pickford Brothers designed their acclaimed iOS title. The story starts as the two brothers found a blueprint left by their great-great grandfather in 1888, which laid out the design of a mechanical, magnetic billiards machine. The two of them then set to work to adapt this design to a touchscreen device.
“When we started putting the game together, we wanted to quickly prototype how it would play”, said co-designer Ste Pickford, “so a piece of chalk and a child’s chalkboard – and a lot of rubbing out – seemed like the fastest way to bring the game mechanics to life in a way we could easily visualise.”
The brothers are sharing this because, well it’s quirky, but also because they’d love to encourage people to try experimenting not only with games, but also with how they conduct game design. If you can do that then surely it makes sense that your game will be something fairly different too, is the thinking presumably.
“We’ve released the video of our chalkboard prototype to give players an insight into the painstaking process of design and experimentaion that goes into creating a hit, original game like Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint“, continued co-designer John Pickford. “It was a lot of hard work to do before we even wrote a single line of code, but it seems to have paid off as the reaction we’re getting from players is just phenomenal.”
Well, it’s definitely worked on this occasion then, so why not try something quirky yourself. Make sure to send us pictures of your crazy game design procedures if you do – better yet, make a video! Speaking of which, you can watch the video of the Pickford Brothers’ chalky design below.
You can download Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint from the App Store for free, so go do so you crazy cat!
You can find out more information on Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint over on the official website.
Dreampainters have released the first trailer for Anna – their spooky, multi-narrative horror adventure, there’s a good look at that gameplay we were getting excited about too.
At last! The first gameplay trailer from Anna has been released so we can get a feel for its horror adventure charm. The idea of Anna, as we previously discussed, is that there are three narrative threads that are depicted through the player’s choices. It’s a horror game primarily with some rather eye-catching graphics.
What makes Anna stand out a little more than most is its gameplay which merges point and click with first person mechanics, thus allowing you to interact with each of the detailed environments to a fuller extent than normal.
The biggest indie game this coming week, thatgamecompany’s Journey, has a new launch trailer which will entice you to float away, even if just for a minute.
One game that many of us have been anticipating for a long while now is Journey. With its beautiful visuals and innovative online play that makes player interaction fresh again and with not one mother-based insult anywhere. The other stunning thing about the game is Austin Wintory’s soundtrack and my oh my does it really shine in this launch trailer.
Of course, if you’re a PS Plus person then you have probably already played Journey, everyone else will have to wait until March 13th (NA), 14th (EU) or 15th (JP) to finally play this much anticipated experience.
While the Mario Brothers were off gallivanting, The Other Brothers were having an adventure all of their own which you can grasp an idea of in this GDC teaser trailer.
Boasting a parody of a famous gaming twosome and plenty of pixel art, The Other Brothers is very memorable even at first glance, but then again a lot of adventure games are. The nature of the game has been deliberately left vague as simply an adventure game, with a twist.
No more than that is currently known, other than the assumptions you can make from this being a modern tale that parodies Mario. You’ll quite clearly see that in the the trailer, a damsel in distress (shall we say) is taken away by some henchmen, leaving her rescue to The Other Brothers, of course.
Actually, it reminds me of that awful Super Mario Bros. film from the nineties – weren’t they cast in real life as some hopeless plumbers? Oh please stay away from that – Jim Sterling already looks like one of the henchmen from that film, that’s enough of a reminder!
Exato Game Studios have released the first glimpse of gameplay from Guncraft – their Modern Warfare meets Minecraft, multiplayer shooter.
So let’s say you’re a Call of Duty fan but you’re fed up of the grind it has become (haven’t we all by now?), where do you go for your next gaming fix? I’m inclined to point you towards Guncraft, which as I have said before is a hands-up-in-air fusion of Modern Warfare and Minecraft. Some of you won’t like this but many of you will and that will mean you’re on the lookout for some gameplay footage.
Well, you’re in luck as we have some to show you. It’s early stuff but it’s already looking pretty promising – with choppers, complete block-by-block destruction and creating shelters in just a click.