Mode 7 Games plans to release Frozen Synapse, a downloadable turn based tactical game where you command a strike team while your opponent plots to defeat you in an sci-fi world very soon. Consumers can pro-order Frozen Synapse for the Mac or PC for $25.99. If consumer use the special code “STANCHER” they will get 30% off the pre-order and will also get the beta as part of the Frozen Synapse pro-order. Frozen Synapse offers both single player and multi-player game modes. The Frozen Synapse single player game option differs from the multiplayer in that single player game contains friendly factions which help the Frozen Synapse game players advance their campaigns. (more…)
TimeGate released their downloadable action shooter game called Section 8: Prejudice for sale on XBox Live Arcade, Steam, Games for Windows Marketplace, Direct2Drive, and Impulse for $15.00. Section 8: Prejudice looks like a pretty intense game for $15.00. TimeGate describes Section 8: Prejudice as a “sci-fi first person shooter with dynamic combat.” (more…)
Colibri Games released the Tiny Bang Story for the PC and Mac priced at $19.95. A comet collides with a ball and shatters a tiny world into small puzzle pieces which you must search and find to put the world back together again. Colibri Games combined challenging puzzle solving with a little seek n find to deliver a really super excellent downloadable puzzle game. Users can buy the game on Steam and GamersGate.
Window 7, Vista, XP SP1 & SP2
Pentium IV 1.5Ghz
512 MB RAM
1024×768 screen resolution
180Mb hard drive space.
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel and above
512 MB RAM
1024×768 screen resolution
180Mb hard drive space.
We were lucky enough interview Edwina Margrave who stars in the hidden object mystery game from Inertia Game Studios called Margrave: The Curse of the Severed Heart Collector’s Edition available for $13.99.
1. Your name, Edwina Margrave is quite unique. Did your classmates make fun of your name when you went to school?
Oh Harry, I suspect that this is an issue close to your own heart. Would you like a hug? Purely by coincidence, my name is an anagram of I draw raven game. Isn’t life funny!
2. What was your nickname growing up?
I have a friend Harry – she works with people like you. She’s very good. Would you like her number?
3. How did the first two hidden object adventures prepare you for this challenge?
They paved the way for a bigger team supporting me, and richer, more immersive, better looking adventures. And the best is yet to come! (more…)
We recently sat down with Occulus Rex, one of the aliens attacking earth in the tower defense style downloadable pc game from Puppy Games available for purchase at $13.37. In general Mr Rex treated us with disdain but showed some patience by waiting to eat our writer until after the interview which was kind and considerate of Mr Rex. Occulus Rex refused to share his picture for fear of being targeted by the earthling’s facial recognition software. Consumers can download Revenge of the Titans to their PC, Linux or Mac computers. (more…)
Tzai Entertainment released the beta of Shmusicup (we don’t know how to pronounce the name either) which they describe as “a hybrid of a rhythm/music game and a shoot’em up. A vertical scrolling shooter where your mp3 generates the enemy’s bullet patter.” Shmusicup seems to be an abbreviation for “Shoot Music Up”. We think Shmusicup from Tzai Entertainment offers players who love music an interesting concept for a downloadable game. Tzai Entertainment offers the beta in an online format with required registration rather than as a downloadable. Tzai Entertainment does say they will offer the final version of Shmusicup as a downloadable.
You can access the online beta of Shmusicup at their web site url:
They show video ads while the game loads.
Hoard, a downloadable action game from Big Sandwich Games becomes available today on Steam for both the PC and Mac for $9.99. In Hoard, a dragon plays the hero role who gets to pursue every day regular dragon activities like kidnapping princesses, burning villages, collecting treasures and toasting knights over fire pits although we assume the dragon doesn’t need lighter fluid. Hoard offers both single and multi-player co-op and competitive game play. Mr Harold Balls, owner and operator of the famous in his own mind game news and information site HarryBalls.com, recently interviewed the Dragon, star of Hoard from Big Sandwich Games. (more…)
The White Development team behind the crowd funded downloadable platform game has released a playable demo of drum roll please …. White. Their web site contains mostly Spanish but we lifted the download link directly above. So far we feel White doesn’t really offer much new for a platformer. They created bubbles which gives the main character powers for a short period of time like 10 seconds.
New Star Games has released the trailer for their upcoming downloadable soccer arcade game. New Star Soccer game looks like it has some decent potential based on the game trailer.
Murudai, an independent game developer, have announced their plans to release Solar 2 for the PC in or around June
2011. They plan to sell Solar 2 for $10 for download from Steam and other distribution partners. Murudai released the original Solar for Bill Gates favorite platform, (not the Wii), Xbox Live Indie Games.
Murudai describe the game as “an open-world, sandbox game where you play as asteroids, planets and stars in an infinite universe. The game will feature many missions all activated and played during the extensive sandbox mode. You can grow your system, destroy other systems, gather objects to become more powerful, grow and nurture the life growing in your system or just use the planets as wrecking balls. There are many ways to tackle the missions, if something isn’t working take a step back and think again. Other features include hidden missions, game modifying physics options, secrets to discover and more.”
The game will feature 30 to 40 minutes of original music from JP Neufeld who created the Sound track for the first Solar game.