Consumers can now pre-order Misfits Attic’s debut game called A Virus Named Tom, described as an action puzzle game for the PC. The pre-order price is $5.00. In A Virus Named Tom, a scientist named Dr X creates “A virus Named Tom” to get back at the people who fired him. The virus named Tom must spread his infection to robot dogs and teleporters while avoiding drones in a City called Tomorrow. (more…)
Cliff Harris, a one man indie game creator, discusses the thematic and gameplay influences of his upcoming tower defense strategy PC game due out in early 2012. Look closely to see some of the video games on his shelf. (more…)
Actionsoft released the HD PC version of their action platform game Midnight Mansion originally released for the Mac. Midnight Mansion HD Chapters 1 & 2 cost 16.00. You play as Jack Malone whi must explore 11 mansions, solve puzzles, navigate tricky platforms. The tricky platforms seem to present the most challenge. See 1 minute 8 second mark in the video. Rather than walking across the collapsing platform you must hop across so parts of the platform stay afloat so you can get back to your destination after completing a task. (more…)
FutureMark Studios released this trailer showcasing game play for their upcoming tower defense game for the PC, IPad and XBLA, Unstoppable Gorg, a homage to the early Sci-Fi films of the 40s and 50s. The Gorg, lead by the Lizard King, attack earth in the classic flying saucers. The tower defense battles take place in orbit around earth as opposed to land based battles. The Unstoppable Gorg game play looks unique. FutureMark Studios plans to release Unstoppable Gorg in early 2012. Price is TBD. (more…)
Digital Harmony Games released the first game play video for Dragons vs. Unicorns, a multiplayer video game they are developing for multiplatforms – iOS, Android Smartphones & Tablets, and PC & Mac browsers which they plan to release in 2012. This video includes a kitten who belongs to team Unicorn, fighting the deadly Turtle who represents team Dragon. (more…)
Guest post from Katie Hallahan of Phoenix Online Studios, the creator of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thiller. Consumers can support Cognition Erica Reed’s Kickstarter campaign.
Kickstarter (described towards the end of the first Cognition Developer Diary) is an interesting new extension of social media. If you’ve ever wanted to be creative in a professional capacity, you’ve also run into the eternal problem of the starving artist: it’s not easy to get paid to create. But it’s really easy to blog and tweet! Enter the Kickstarter, a place where creative projects can utilize social media to share their projects and ideas and, hopefully, get the funding they need to get off the ground. (more…)
Independent game developer 2×2 Games released their downloadable World War II PC strategy game called Unity of Command for $29.99 directly from their web site – unityofcommand.net.
In Unity of Command, an operational-level wargame that covers the entire 1942/43 Stalingrad Campaign on the Eastern Front, the gamer can play from both the Axis and Soviet perspectives. (more…)
Written by Katie Hallahan from Phoenix Online Studios
Hello and welcome to the first developer diary entry from Phoenix Online! We’re very excited to be posting this on HarryBalls.com, and thank you very much to the site admins for this opportunity!
Every few weeks, we’ll be bringing you news on the progress of our upcoming adventure game, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller! Beginning with our experience and current progress with our Kickstarter campaign (78% of the way to our goal!). But first, who the heck are we? (more…)
Positech Games released this Alpha trailer for Gratuitous Tank Battles, their next pc game scheduled for a Q1 2012 release. This video shows the attack and defense perspectives of the game described as a RTS/Tower-Defense/Attack/Management/plan-em-up game. (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…)