A cannibalism themed video game? Yes. We met Craig Duturbure, the founder and creative director of Australian Grapple Gun Games at the GDC Indie Game event in 2013. Craig presented a video demo of Tasty Tasty Grandpa, their cannibal themed 2D side scrolling game coming out March 27 2014 on the iOS platform for $.99 with no ads or in app purchases.
You begin the game as a crawling pacifier sucking baby who must chase and consume any older human walking in front of you. As you digest anyone older than you, the baby, you acquire your target’s qualities like wisdom and transform to the next age group. You must continue to gain knowledge through your diet while evading the younger generation’s chomping teeth.
Tasty Tasty Grandpa presents an interesting idea. The game play reminds us a little of a game called Tasty Planet where little balls of goo eat everything around them. And that’s all we can say until we play Tasty Tasty Grandpa ourselves towards the end of the March.
Casual Connect Association’s Indie Prize named Lost Toys, from San Francisco based Barking Mouse Studio, the Most Promising Game of the Year. Barking Mouse calls Lost Toys “a meditative puzzle game” and reminds us of The Room, a puzzle game Apple Named Game of the year last year. (more…)
We met the folks from Portland, Oregon based indie game studio ClutchPlay Games who introduced us to their fun and entertaining arcade game called Little Chomp which takes place in a land called Chompwood Kingdom. (more…)
The blobs are rising and they are quite colorful. An indie game studio called Robot Invader created Rise of the Blobs, a free 3D puzzle game playable on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Robot Invaders decided to use the free to play business model for Rise of the Blobs with in app purchases.
The player must drop different colored fruit onto the same colored blobs. Then you explode the blog with the fruit by tapping it which also causes the same colored blobs directly next to the blob to burst. You rotate the blobs around the column to hit the highest row of blobs before they reach the column’s top. Players of Rise of the Blobs can earn different power-ups like fruit hammers and coconut bombs.
Rise of the Blobs offers a fun unique game experience even with the in app purchases.
We came across many great games at Casual Connect San Francisco, a casual games trade show this week including Mosaique, a puzzle game from Winning Blimp. You must clear all tiles in each level by rotating the cursor around the play area and shooting (the tiles). Clear blocks of the same color.
You will need to pay attention to the shot gauge which you charge by clearing tiles of the same color but if the gauge falls to zero the game ends. If the gauge hits 100% you can clear tiles of any color. Mosaique perplexes us, in a good way. Puzzle lovers will enjoy Mosaique which costs $0.99 and can be played on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Casual Connect USA, the foremost conference for casual video games wrapped yesterday. The attendees voted 7 Grand Steps created by Mousechief , a turn based historical strategy game available now on the PC and Mac for $15, the most innovative game of the year. (more…)
Blendoku, a great puzzle game from Lonely Few, combines sudoku game play with colors. Rather than plotting numbers sequentially you place colored tiles in the right visual sequence. Pretty simple. Pretty amazing game. You can play Blendoku for free on both iOS and Android and it will entertain all puzzle game fans and maybe some visual designers too.
Montreal based Adrenaline Entertainment released Blackout, an iOS game based on their popular arcade game, features a race of funny looking Googabonga creatures. You must help the Googabona defeat bothersome race named Gooranos who have blacked out all the suns in their Googalaxy. You do this by employing two actions. (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.
Free Lunch Design, the folks behind the classic arcade game Icy Tower 2, released the HD version of Dark Nebula Episode 1 with 12 new levels, Dark Nebula offers a spectacularly designed puzzle game with excellent labyrinth game mechanic appropriate for all fans of puzzle games on the iOS platform. (more…)