Graduate Games, creators of Jolly Rover and The Magic Toy Chest downloadable games, have released Best in Show Solitaire their latest card game for a pre-order price $9.95, 50% the final price of $19.95. (more…)
Manic Game Studio’s released the playable demo for their 3D puzzle game called Critical Mass available for sale on Steam and from the Manic Game Studio’s web site for $9.99. Critical Mass injects 3D into a match 3 game which kind of looks like a Rubik’s Cube. (more…)
Pic Soft released Mini Robot Wars, a downloadable strategy game for the PC described as “a side-view tower defense game with cartoon graphics and fast paced action.” for $9.99. (more…)
Final Form Games released Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony, their downloadable top down shooter game set on the planet Mars in the 17th century. Jamestown looks very interesting and the concept of colonizing Mars in the 17th century entertains us to no end. Consumers can buy Jamestown for $9.99 from Steam, Direct2Drive and Gamersgate (links below). Jamestown allows four gamers to play together. (more…)
Justin Scott, an independent game developer, released Icarus, a downloadable retro platform game for the PC priced at whatever consumers want to pay for it with a recommended price of $7.00. Justin Scott describes Icarus as “a 2D ambient platformer game for Windows featuring retro aesthetics, unique game mechanics, and an engaging atmosphere.” We love retro graphics but we wish Justin made the characters a little bigger. We would also like to see a more detailed explanation of the goals of story game play.
Icarus System Requirements:
Icarus was created for the PC using XNA and thus has certain minimum requirements in order to run. Your computer must be running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP. In addition you must have a graphics card that supports at least Shader Model 2.0 and DirectX 9.0c. Shader Model 2.0 was introduced in 2002 and DirectX 9.0c in 2004, so most modern Windows computers shouldn’t have a problem there.
The installer will automatically install the XNA prerequisites, but the .NET Framework v4.0 must be installed first. This can be found either bundled with the installer or here.
Hungarian Based Nemesys Games have released the Zombie Mode for their downloadable reverse turret game Fortix 2. In Fortix 2 game players play as Sir Fortix who must capture all the castles on the battlefield while defeating turrets and monsters including Zombies. Once again zombies make an appearance in a video game. We quizzed Zombies about zombies appearing in video games everywhere which you can read here. Consumers can buy Fortix 2 from Steam for $9.99. Nemesys will release Fortix 2 on Desure and Direct2Drive Monday May 30th.
Fortrix 2 System Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
Processor: 1.5Ghz or faster
Hard Disk Space: 300Mb
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible video card with minimum 128Mb memory with Pixel Shader 2.0 and Vertex Shader 2.0 support
Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible sound card
GasLamp Games released the 5th trailer for their upcoming comic like downloadable RPG coming out May/June 2011. GasLamp Games describes Dungeons of Dredmor as “a comic fantasy roguelike dungeon crawler game”. GasLamp Games plans to release Dungeon of Dredmor for the PC, Mac and Linux. Gaslamp haven’t announce a price for Dungeon and Dredmor but have said it will cost less than $10. (more…)
Re-Logic Released their downloadable platform adventure game Terraria for $9.99 on Steam. The Terraria game player can make weapons, fight off many types of bad guys, explore beneath the earth and even create elements of your own world. Terraria looks very interesting challenging and fun. We will publish a full review of Terraria in a few weeks.
Terraria System Requirements
OS: Windows Xp, Vista, 7
Processor: 1.6 Ghz
Hard Disk Space: 200MB
Video Card: 128mb Video Memory, capable of Shader Model 1.1
DirectX®: 9.0c or Greater