It looks like someone has a case of the Mondays. Ever dread going into work? Do the management dolts frustrate you? Maybe the head of your division who is so incompetent that he can’t open a link emailed to him, sleeps with two of his female married direct reports and gets promoted. If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then maybe a game called Zombies will help you blow off steam as you smash a few heads.
An indie game developer named Nic Gorrisen created Zombies, a self described “violent, sarcastic, 2D isometric rampage game” which takes place in a cube filled office environment where the IT Help Desk guy, our hero, must fend off the masses of drooling middle managers who happen to be zombies.
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
Positech Games plans to introduce a new alien race called the outcasts to their space strategy game Gratuitous Space Battles. The Outcasts employ some pretty interesting technology on their space vessels. For example the Outcast ship can project a holographic decoy image of a ship to draw incoming fire from their enemy. The images above and below showcase the new game play. Positech Games hasn’t determined the price nor the release date for the Outcasts DLC pack.
Consumers can play Gratuitous Space Battles on the PC for $16.95 and the IPad for $9.95. You can also buy Gratuitous Space Battles on Steam.
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…)
Tired of the political bullshit in Washington DC or your own country’s capital? Do you want to try your hand at making executive decisions for a country? Are you plugged into Steam? You can play Democracy 2, a political simulation created by Cliff Harris, a one man independent game developer based in the UK who convinced his wife to leave a well paying job in the sciences to move to the English countryside so he could develop video games for a living. Cliff also had to convince his cats. From what we understand the cats took some convincing. (more…)
Rovio, kings the gaming world, released Bad Piggies, a downloadable video game playable on the iOS, Android, PC and Mac platforms. Bad Piggies features the pigs who pissed off the birds in the Angry Birds line of games. According to their web site, Rovio says that this Bad Piggies game will be the first of a whole line of games starring the bird hating pigs as the heroes. (more…)
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.
Robot Entertainment released Orcs Must Die 2, the sequel to the mysteriously named Orcs Must Die for the PC. If you are unfamiliar with the original Orcs Must Die Robot Entertainment combined action and strategy/tower defense game play. Orcs Must Die 2 costs $14.99. (more…)
Indie game developer Misfits Attic released their first pc game called “A Virus Named Tom”, a puzzle game on sale for 25% off the $9.99 price. A Virus Named Tom offers a well executed take on what we call a connect the pipes to let the water flow puzzle game. Don’t get us wrong. Misfits Attic designed very difficult puzzles. (more…)
Misfits Attic, a California Indie game development studio releases this new game trailer for A Virus Named Tom, an action puzzle game coming to the PC August 1st. A Virus Named Tom will launch on Steam and Desura for $9.99 although PC gamers can still get 50% by pre-ordering from their web site. (more…)