Intreped indie game developer known to some as Cliff Harris released this first public battle video from Gratuitous Space Battles 2, the space strategy game coming out later this year on the PC/OSX/Linux platforms. In the video Cliff Harris narrates the pre-alpha battle effects he built into Gratuitous Space Battles 2. He’s designing the game for folks with gratuitously large computer monitors rather than tablets or mobile phones. (more…)
Do you know what a “Redshirt” is? You know the guys who always wind up dying on the away missions in Star Trek? Those unfortunate bastards are the Redshirts, the lower ranked personnel who sacrifice themselves so the ships officers can live on to appear in more episodes.
We have come across two pieces of culture using the name Redshirts. John Scalzi, a Hollywood California based author wrote Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas about low level ensigns who begin investigate why their similarly dressed colleagues die while the ship’s officers always survive missions. Its a funny premise and great book.
Equally funny but different is the new pc video game shockingly called Redshirts, created by The Tiniest Shark Game Studio and published by Positech Games. Some simulation strategy video game fans may know of Positech from their previous titles like Gratuitous Space Battles, Gratuitous Tank Battles, Democracy 2, and Kudos 2. Folks can pre-order Redshirts for their PC now priced at $19.95.
The Redshirts video game takes place on a space station called Megaladon 9 where personnel schmooze their way to the top positions using the vessels Facebook equivalent called Spacebook. You can friend folks, like their posts, schedule work related as well as socials events with all activities designed to increase your Charisma rank which is the only rank that matters. You may have to unfriend people or some how make them hate you to gain favor with others. Each Spacebook driven social media activity will affect your charisma rank differently. We will let you figure out that on your own but if you are as socially awkward as our team you are screwed.
The humor comes from the messages posted on different screens that sometimes scroll by too quickly to digest. Redshirts the game has fantastic entertainment potential. We would like to see the developers turn Redshirts into a episode web series.
Misfits Attic announced plans to port their funny indie action puzzle pc game called A Virus Named Tom to the Mac and Linus platforms presumably after today but before December 2013. A Virus Named Tom tells the story of….three guesses… a virus named Tom created by an angry eccentric recently relieved of his employment scientist to destroy the city of tomorrow today. You must infect objects like Robot dogs and teleporters as you wreak as much electronic havoc as possible.
You can buy the PC version for $9.99 here. iOS and Android versions may come sometime in 2014.
California based My Game Company released Dirk Dashing 2: E.V.I.L Eye, a fun family friendly platform game consumers. Dirk Dashing 2 costs $19.99. Consumers can play the Dirk Dashing 2 on their PC, Mac and or Linux computers.
In Dirk Dashing 2, you play Dirk Dashing, a James Bond type of Super Spy who must track down the source of a virus that destroys a computer network of his employer G.O.O.D. Turns out the a Dr No like character named Dr. EGO concocted the virus. The creators of Dirk Dashing injected an element similar to one aspect of the Splinter Cell series starring Sam Fisher from Ubisoft. When Dirk Dashing wonders into a shaded area he becomes difficult to see.
My Good Company hand painted the scenery using acrylic and watercolor paints over a three year period. Dirk Dashing 2 offers fun distraction for kids and families without any violence. You can download a free demo to determine if you want to shell out $19.99.
Canadian based Green Pixel Games would appreciate your financial support of their upcoming game called The Pocalypse Defense. Green Pixel describes The Pocalypse Defense as a RPG Tower Defense video game which they will release for the PC and IPad presumably later this year. They are raising funds on the IndieGogo platform. They based the game on their web comic The Pocalypse. (more…)
Sarasota, Florida based Mob Rules decided to use an interesting approach to their fundraising efforts on Kickstarter for their game development. Most game companies on Kickstarter allow backers to donate money for a specific game. Mob Rules allows backers to vote by designating which Mob Rules game will receive the backer’s funds: Guerrilla Gorilla, Haunts and The Last Second. Feel free to visit the Mob Rules Kickstarter page. (more…)
Brandon Smith, an indie game developer listed on Kickstarter, shared this game trailer for his multiplayer space shooter with a twist called Ensign 1. According to Brandon your character disregards operational discipline in the middle of a space ship dog fight to wander off to some large asteroid you see in the distance. (more…)
Wolfire Games and Lexaloffle have released the alpha version of Voxatron, Lexaloffle’s latest game. Voxatron is a 3D platform shooter using retro looking cubes available on the Mac, PC and Linux platforms. Lexaloffle will ultimately charge $15.00 for Voxatron but consumers can now pay whatever price they want to get their hands on the Alpha version which offers 20 levels. (more…)
My Game Company are accepting pre-orders for Dirk Dashing 2 E.V.I.L. Eye, a downloadable platform game containing more dastardly villains than an Austin Powers movie. This downloadable platform game features the secret agent Dirk Dashing who battles the evil Dr. Ego who allegedly planted a destructive virus in the G.O.O.D networks computer network. Pre-ordering the full version gives you access to the beta out now. (more…)