Positech Games and Tiniest Shark are jointly working on Redshirt, a comedystrategy Sci-Fi simulation video game starring the lowest level personnel of a space station who steer their way up the professional and social ladders using their version of Facebook called Spacebook. The players garner “likes” on their status updates to help advance promotions as well as their romantic lives. You may know Positech Games as the creators of Gratuitous Tank Battles, Gratuitous Space Battles, Kudos 2, Democracy, Democracy 2 and Democracy 3 coming out in the fall as well. (more…)
Do you like Star Wars? Do you like parody and comedy? Have you seen Space Janitors, the irreverent web video series which tells the story of Darby Richards and Mike Chet, two guys employed as janitors on a Death Star like vessel in space? Two Canadians, Davin Lengyel and Geoff Lapaire, created Space Janitors and they launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund Season 3. If you enjoy Space Janitors, even though Canadians created it, feel free to support them now. (more…)
Its been ages since we wrote post about a video game. Why? Could it be laziness? Depression? Boredom? Maybe a lack or dearth of games offering original game play or put another way clones of clones of clones. More likely a combination of all the above.
Wild Snake Software partnered with Alexey Pajitnov, credited as the creator of Tetris, to release a free puzzle game for your iPhone or iPad called Marbly. The game takes place on a checkered board similar to a chess board where you must move the marbles into a line of three or more marbles of the same color. It sounds like a match 3 game but its not really. Look at the attached screenshot to see. You can tap or touch each marble to prompt the game to show you all its possible moves without highlighting to right move to solve the puzzle. Like many games you will probably breeze through the first few levels.
For each level you really should look at the screen carefully because ultimately the Marbly comes with a limited number of replays or restarts which is where the game really began to annoy us. Rather than charging a flat $0.99, $1.99 even $2.99 like some great puzzle games like Connectrode they nickel and dime you to buy coins so you can advance to what they call volumes of levels II and III. That’s a bunch of crap. The game offers fairly unique game play with a crappy business model. Here’s the iTunes link for Marbly.
An interview with Professor Frank Backus, the Paradox King from the novel Paradox Lost Books I and II written by Daniel L. Lowery who also authored this interview.
1. HarryBalls.com: In the story Paradox Lost, Professor Frank Backus teaches classes on the Philosophy of Language and Basic Philosophy. Professor Backus what subjects do you cover in your lessons?
Frank Backus: Well, Greenleaf University is a fundamentalist Christian school, so many of the students are unfamiliar with the subjects I cover, such as oxymorons.
2. HarryBalls.com: Oxymorons? Could you explain them to us?
Frank Backus: Well, don’t feel bad if you don’t know what an oxymoron is. Half my class thought it meant really stupid people. Actually, oxymorons are words that contradict each other such as Same Difference, Turning Up the Silence and a Well Known Secret. (more…)
Maria Bamford, one of our favorite comedians from Minnesota, in conjunction with My Damn Channel, created a new satirical advice video series called “Ask My Mom” where viewers can ask Maria’s Mom, played by Maria, advice about their lives which debuted on the My Damn Channel channel on Youtube. We enjoy Maria’s sense of humor. You may recognize Maria from her appearance in Season 4 of Arrested Development and as the enthusiastic shopper in the Target Holiday TV ads. We have posted the first two episodes of Ask My Mom here. My Damn Channel will release new episodes of “Ask My Mom” on Thursdays in June 2013. (more…)
Do you consider yourself a fan of science fiction? Star Wars? Comedy? If you do and haven’t seen Space Janitors, a funny parody of Star Wars created by two Canadians named Davin Lengyel and Geoff Lapaire then get some psychological counseling because you are living in denial. The Space Janitor’s team plans to debut Season Two on April 2nd on Geek & Sundry’s Web site. Geek & Sundry are the folks who created another fun show called The Guild which stars Felicia Day. (more…)
Sometimes being clingy can be a good thing especially in the new game from Florida based First 5 games called Cling described as a puzzle “pegformer” out on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices for $2.99 plus in app purchases of gumdrop packs to accelerate your progress with the pegs. (more…)
One of the leading indie game companies Indiepub released Capsized+, an enhanced version of the original sci-fi action adventure Capsized, an indie game industry darling, on the iPad for $2.99. IndiePub plans to release Capsized+ on Android, Mac and PS3 later this year. Indie gamers praised the original Capsized when it first debuted and this “plus” version of Capsized will delight them. You can buy in game commendations at different price points. (more…)
Boston based Proletariat Inc, an indie game studio, released Letter Rush a new free word game on the iOS platform. Consumers can play Letter Rush on their iPhones, iPad, iPod Touch devices. (more…)
May the force be with your mobile Pinball Table. Zen Studios, the mobile pinball masters released three Star Wars Themed tables as in app purchases with their Zen Pinball game:
Star Wars Episode V $1.99
Boba Fett $1.99
Star Wars The Clone War $1.99 (more…)