Posts Tagged ‘PC’
OverClocked ReMix isn’t just the largest video game remix community on the net. It’s also a great place for artists to hone their skills in original composition. Over the past few years, OverClocked ReMix has even published a number of indie game soundtracks.
Impulse marks the site’s fifth indie soundtrack release. It contains all of Meteo Xavier’s contributions to the PC game along with a couple of remixes. You can grab it on both OverClocked ReMix and Bandcamp. The soundtrack is free, much like the game itself
Described as “Super Meat Boy meets Lunar Lander“, Impulse evokes the simplistic design philosophy of older computer games while emphasizing the importance of variety. Similarly, Meteo Xavier’s score goes in many interesting directions while maintaining a common thread of electronica. (more…)
Not all Kickstarters are merely ideas. Born Ready Games has already put loads of work into their space combat game, Strike Suit Zero. They just need you to help them afford to actually finish it.
Originally announced over a year ago, Strike Suit Zero promises to bring back the space combat genre while taking inspiration from classics like Wing Commander, X-Wing, Freespace, and Colony Wars. But the Strike Suit you pilot during these large scale space battles is no ordinary ship. Like the Veritech/Variable fighters of Robotech and Macross, you can transform your ship into a humanoid mech allowing you an extra layer of combat and mobility options.
Indie Royale’s Back to School bundle will get you ready for a new year of learning — assuming your classes involve playing indie games. Up until September 22nd, you can get seven games including Swords & Soldiers, Lunar Flight, Sequence, and Cute Things Dying Violently by paying the current minimum (just over $5 as of this writing).
Rockin’ Android has taken the opportunity to release their new open-map platformer, Bunny Must Die: Chelsea and the 7 Devils (pictured left), a few weeks ahead of its October 2nd release date to bundle buyers alongside two other titles from the publisher: Flying Red Barrel and Qlione.
One thing I wish I had collected when they existed were those old PC big boxes. They were a unique, and quite frankly rad piece of gaming history that has become more and more irrelevant in the digital age.
At PAX, I stopped by the Blendo Games booth and saw a set of really sweet big boxes for all of the games the company has released. As booth decorations go, it was an interesting and unique approach that definitely drew me in. Especially when you consider that all of their games so far have been digital only releases.
Indie developers sure love that retro style. Yet, so many of them fail to execute the idea properly. Whether it’s a horribly inconsistent visual style or slow, floaty gameplay, truly capturing what made old games great often seems just out of reach.
It’s for this reason that I found Oniken so surprising. This is a game that nails the look and feel of an NES game so well that it’s not only convincing to look at, but satisfying to play in that old-school way that eludes so many developers.
If you want to play a lot of games without dropping a lot of cash, there’s no better way than bundles. The latest great deal comes in the form of the Indie Royale Summer Bundle. By bidding at least the current minimum (below $6 as of this writing), you can get 8 games. Make a bid of at least $8 and get Pixeljams Volume 1 (normally $5 alone) added on top of your order.
This occasion also marks Rockin’ Android’s support of the Desura platform. Gundemonium Recollection, GundeadliGne, and Hitogata Happa (previously bundled in the Gundemonium Collection) make an appearance as well as the previously PSN-exclusive X-Edition of Acceleration Of Suguri. If you don’t sign up for Desura, you can still download the games directly.
Joining the Rockin’ Android lineup, you’ll find Harvest: Massive Encounter, The Journey Down: Chapter One, Serious Sam 2, and Dino Run SE. And as a special bonus, contributors will get access to the Steam beta of AirMech along with a special “Fleur de Lis” pet. The deal is for a limited time only, so hop on over to the Indie Royale site and grab The Summer Bundle while you still can.
The general gaming populous seems to be in agreement that comedy is king in point-and-click adventure games. That said, when a serious/dark entry in the genre comes along, it is appreciated by a certain set of discerning gamers. Well set of discerning gamers, prepare yourselves for the splendor of xii games’ latest masterpiece, Resonance.
Resonance begins with a newscast chronicling severe, simultaneous attacks occurring around the world against structures of varied importance. Those aforementioned structures, which are shown throughout the faux news cast, look as though huge bites were taken out of them by something. The individuals responsible for the attack and their reasons for doing so may or may not involve the titular resonance, a new form of tech invented by a scientist that has potential to destroy or help the world.
Confession time: I prefer Robert Kirkman’s Invincible to The Walking Dead. While both works have their merit, I’m much more interested in aliens & superheroes than zombies & human drama. Please don’t mistake my opening statement as an attempt to come off as Mr. Hater of Popular Things; I just wanted you all to know where my head was that as I launched Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: A New Day for the first time.
Online multiplayer is great and all, but it can feel too impersonal. Even when playing with close friends, an online game can sometimes feel like two (or more) people having a separate, unrelated experience that happens to be taking place on the same map instead of actually cooperating together.
PopFlame recognizes this problem and aims to fix it. With their game, Heroes of Forevia, their goal is to blur the line between online and local co-op. They want you to feel like your online friends are right there on the couch with you, just like the old days.
But they need your help. In order to get the project off the ground, they need to raise some money. And what better way to do that then with Kickstarter? The team has already invested thousands of their own dollars into purchasing art assets, engine licensing, and other expenses, but they need some help from gamers like you to finish the job.
What exactly is Heroes of Forevia? It’s an action RPG inspired by Gauntlet Legends with a skill-based matchmaking system used for teaming up in the enemy-slaying, puzzle-solving action. Right now, development is happening for Windows and Mac. But if they can get enough funding, they will add support for Linux and iOS/Android tablets.
Did you know that this month, February of 2012 is the 20th anniversary of a very historic film? A film that captured the imaginations of an entire generation with it’s wit and charm. I am, of course talking about Wayne’s World; still considered by most to be the only Saturday Night Live spin-off worth watching. It rose above it’s source material to bring the world an evergreen classic that will delight viewers for generations to come. Schey, right. And monkeys might fly out of my butt.
It also spawned a few video game tie-ins.
Capstone Software was the king of lackluster movie adaptations from 1980 until it closed its doors in 1996 (Note: a business software company now owns the Capstone Software name & their former website). Of the company’s 35 releases, at least 17 were based on previously existing works. Remember L.A. Law: The Game? Surf Ninjas? Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Chess Wars? No? How about our first game this month – Wayne’s World?