Cannon Brawl was showcased at PAX and looks to be a very interesting take on strategy games. Crossing some of the tried and tested mechanics from the Worms series with elements of tower defence and a nice dash of artillery styled game thrown in over the top. All making for a very interesting take on RTS, be sure to check out the PAX trailer below and judge it for yourself it does indeed look to be an interesting take on the genre.
Cannon Brawl is from Turtle Sandbox, an independent studio founded in 2011 by Pete Angstadt after winning the Activation independent games competition with Dstroyd (now renamed to Cannon Brawl). The graphics styling looks very interesting taking a heavily cartoon feel to the game, making for a very interesting aesthetic.
Cannon Brawl will include a single player campaign that is largely to be implemented to teach the game mechanics along side telling an exciting story, which is expect to span around 20 levels. The first level infact has you playing as a baron in an airship to rescue your friend from the kings jail, which just sounds to be the makings for a great level in the game. Also it will feature a great multiplayer which looks to be the main heart of this game as you battle against others to prove dominance in strategy and planning.
Cannon Brawl will include the ability to alter your loadouts prior to the game allowing for more tactical play along with creating your own personal play style which adds another great dimension to the game.
The graphic styling and the awesome level design really make Cannon Brawl one to watch as an upcoming strategy game. I am sure for all the people who played it at PAX the gameplay was great fun and it looks to take some great ideas from a few games and mix them into something new.
Cannon Brawl is still in development and is billed for a PC, Xbox and PS3 release. You can follow the progress on Turtle Sandbox’s site hereor IndieDB here. Of course all the news will be covered right here on The Indie Game Magazine so be sure to check back soon as the story breaks.
Indie veterans Team17 have finally released Worms Reloaded. That’s right, Team17′s incredibly famous and addictive Worms franchise has returned to gamers once more. Boasting over 60 single-player missions, intuitive online multiplayer through Steam, customization options for teams and game styles, landscape editing tools, HD visuals, and all of the most prominent weapons from previous Worms installments, Worms Reloaded is Team17′s biggest and baddest yet.
And to prove just how awesome of a respect for each other the two developers have, Valve is offering two exclusive in-game items for Team Fortress 2 players: “Holy Hand Grenades” and a Worms-styled army hat for their soldier. These exclusives are for gamers who either pre-ordered Worms Reloaded or buy the game before September 2nd.
Looking forward, Team17 have promised support and additional content in the future — utilizing one of the perks of self-publishing by keeping in contact with their fan-base.
Check out the new trailer below and be sure to purchase the game on Steam for Valve’s offerings.
Having sold more than 25 million of its franchised copies worldwide, Team17′s Worms has become a cultural symbol in the world of gaming. Now, after nearly ten years, Team17 will bring the Worms franchise back to PC in 2D with Worms Reloaded. The second — of the many planned — trailer is available below. It showcases new weapons, tactics and features for fans and newcomers alike, while also displaying some nods to the older entries in the franchise.
Additionally, Worms Reloaded can be pre-ordered on Steam for a few extras hook-ups. A 10% discount, 24 hours early access to the game, and exclusive in-game items will be available to those who pre-order. The game will be available on August 26th.
Team17, the veteran indie developers who brought us the Worms franchise have delivered yet again. This time, it is Worms Express, available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Featuring the classic Worms gameplay, the game even has new single player challenges. The title is available for only $0.99 cents.
Team17 will also be releasing a heavy 2.0 update to the original Worms which will allow 3GS users to experience graphical enhancements, said to rival its counterpart on the XBOX 360 and PS3. In addition to graphical elements, the update will also feature the new Survival mode, Facebook/Twitter integration, and even a choose-your-own-playlist feature. The update is free, but the full game is available for $4.99.
You can visit the French developer’s website here.