Do you cringe when you hear the latest policy decisions announced by your government? Do you scratch your head wondering what, if anything, were your elected leaders thinking when they formed these policies? Are you convinced you can make better decisions to benefit the greater good? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you are eligible to buy Democracy 3, a political simulation game out now on the IPad for $9.99. (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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
Positech Games released the Gratuitous Tank Battles downloadable demo although you can purchase the full version of GTB now for $22.95 through their site, Steam, Gamers Gate and Impulse Driven. (more…)
Imagine, if you will, that the Great War, (World War 1) never ended and continues raging for over 200 years with tanks, turrets, mechs and infantry armed with laser rifles. Positech Games, an UK based indie game developer of games like Gratuitous Space Battles, Kudos 2 and Democracy 2, released (more…)
Cliff Harris, owner and sole programmer for the indie studio known as Positech Games released this video where Cliff explains the debugging tools he uses during the development of his upcoming strategy PC game called Gratuitous Bank Battles (GTB). Cliff (Positech Games) makes elaborate strategy and simulation video games and this video gives the audience insight into the development process. The video may not appeal to everyone but certainly to folks who want to learn more about the game development process. GTB is currently in alpha and the beta release will be made available to folks who pre-order the game soon. (more…)
Red Redemption released a hardcore strategy game for the Mac and PC called Fate of the World: Tipping Point, where game players must make economic, environmental and political decisions to save the world. The title of the game describes it pretty well. You have find a way to save the world amidst floods, flash fires, global resource wars, famine and political backlash. We aren’t sure if Al Gore makes an appearance in the game.
Ninja Bee plans to release “It Came From Outer Space”, an add-on for their indie XBLA game called A World of Keflings in a few weeks. In a World of Keflings the game player helps tiny people called Keflings build up cities in kingdoms across their world. It Came From Outer Space adds an alien themed kingdom where users can build alien themed communities. (more…)