Czech based Indie game development studio Dreadlocks released 2D cyberpunk action RPG called Dex out on Steam and the Humble store. Inspired by ’80s cyberpunk novels, Dex combines hand-crafted art, an immersive atmosphere and gameplay elements reminiscent of classic PC and arcade games of the genre (Deus Ex + Blade Runner + Double Dragon). (more…)
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…)
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.
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…)
Two man game development team (Aaron and Forest San Filippo) and their game development studio Flippfly launched a new Kickstarter campaign for Race The Sun, and endless racing game blending game mechanics from Temple Run and Star Power. They plan to release Race the Sun on the PC and Mac platforms, iOS and maybe Android. (more…)
Cliff Harris, master of the Indie Game Universe and the fearless leader of Positech Games, announced his plans to produce and release Democracy 3, a political simulation strategy game representing the next generation of the previous versions Democracy and Democracy 2. (more…)
Where’s Clementine? Lee must find her before ….we don’t want to think about will happen if the Walkers find her first. Check out the video game trailer for the Walking Dead Season Finale from Telltale Games. Do dead zombies tell tales?
The Walking Dead video game season finale comes out on PlayStation Network US today, and tomorrow on the following platforms – Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network EU, PC/MAC, and iOS. Android users are out of luck.
Walking Dead iOS Game Download link
Written by John Busher
Update – 11.12.2012
We have been playing Angry Birds Stars since its release on last Thursday and have a thought.
Angry Birds Star Wars overall game experience, while fun, unique and entertaining will extract more money from you than previous versions of Angry Birds. We paid $0.99 for which gave us access to two worlds, Tatooine and the Death Star. You have to pay anywhere from $1.99 to $19.99 to access more sections of Angry Birds Star Wars.
Rovio partnered with Lucas Films to bring this game to market. When these kind of partnerships happen money exchanges hands. Generally company A, in this case Rovio, pays company B, Lucas Films for the rights to Star Wars Franchise. Rovio may have paid Lucas Films an upfront licensing fee or they may simply share a percentage of the revenue or a combination of both. Either way Rovio operates as a for profit business so they are going to generate as must revenue and profit as possible.
Angry Birds Star Wars does offer unique game play. For you example can use Luke’s light saber to deflect the Storm Troopers laser blasts into objects to inflict damage. This can prove to be difficult when you send Luke flying through the air with the laser blasts coming at you to destroy the special golden eggs. We wonder if anyone will attempt to clone this game mechanic.
Use the force Bird. Use the force. But don’t forget your light saber.
Two mega franchises of the last forty years, Lucas Films and Rovio have joined forces to release Angry Birds Star Wars, which tells the iconic story of space rebellion using Rovio’s birds & pigs and some physics. (more…)