Yeah, my mind was just blown too. Hit the jump for more information about Super Smash Land. Read more… »
Today indie publisher Paradox announced that it’s new co-op Norse-based fantasy action game Magicka has sold over 30,000 copies in it’s first 24 hours of being released. Pretty impressive considering the developer, Arrowhead Studios, is just an eight person operation. What’s even more impressive is that because of those 24 hours, Magicka is now topping the charts on Valve’s Steam service. Read more… »
“Aurora is an ambient indie RTS game that simplifies the genre to its strategic core.” That’s the quick tagline on Aurora’s homepage, and theoretically I could start and end this review with that statement. But what is the RTS genre’s “strategic core,” and is Aurora a game that truly exemplifies the RTS genre? Hit the jump to read more about this indie game that I discovered by chance. Read more… »
Blimp: The Flying Adventures is not a terribly deep or substantial game. It’s a twenty level downloadable Steampunk 2D version of Crazy Taxi with bombs available for the PS3, PSP and iOS devices. If that sounds like your cup of tea hit the jump for the full review.
Earlier today, Team Meat announced through their twitter account that “there not be a Wiiware version” of their hit indie title Super Meat Boy for the PC and XBOX 360. The developer is looking into releasing the game on a disc for retail release but “its also looking grim”.
They’re not giving up hope of getting their awesome platformer into Wii owner’s hands, but it looks like its turning out to be a lot harder than expected, given the size constraints of WiiWare and how much more difficult it is for smaller studios to release physical media.
Last week, developer differentcloth brought the award-winning indie title lilt line to Nintendo’s Wii-Ware service. In a recent interview, lilt line developer Gordon Midwood had some interesting things to say about the Wii and the rhythm genre in general.
Not much is known about the upcoming swan song to Gaijin Games’ Bit.Trip series - Bit.Trip FLUX. However, some images of the title have surfaced. These screens were unlocked by completing the Bit.Trip level of Mission in Snowdriftland. Now this is all wild speculation but from the looks of things, FLUX may be something akin to Bit.Trip BEAT in reverse.
While details on this title may be scarce, excitement for it definitely is not. Why not whittle away the time until FLUX‘s release by checking out the Wii-Ware demos for Bit.Trip FATE and lilt line, the full games, the four other Bit.Trip titles on Wii-Ware, or Bit.Trip Beat for Steam/the iDevices.
Also, why not hit the jump and check out the rest of these sexy Bit.Trip FLUX screens.
While I was at PAX earlier this year I had the great opportunity to sit in on a panel about the Humble Indie Bundle, a promotion that went on back in May that gave consumers the opportunity to net World of Goo, Aquaria, Gish, Lugaru, Samorost 2, and Penumbra: Overture for as little as a penny. The promotion managed to raise over a $1 million within a week, of which nearly $325,000 went to charity.
If this is the first you’re hearing of “the Bundle” and you’re feeling a little bummed, don’t fret. A second pay-what-you-want bundle of five new games launched today. Hit the jump for more information on the Humble Indie Bundle 2 and how you can get your hands on a package including titles like Braid and Machinarium for as little as $0.01.
The most exciting title hitting Nintendo’s downloadable services this week is Fluidity. I had an opportunity to play this title while at PAX. It’s a fun, physics-based puzzle platformer and it’s definitely worth a look. The game puts you in control of a flow of water, and rotating the Wii remote will rotate the scenery and will allow you to navigate the water through the mazes which make up the title’s levels.
A demo of the game is also available on Wii-Ware…so you have no excuse to try this title out.
The rest of this week’s titles await you after the break.
Another week, another Nintendo update…this week’s exciting title is a little game called Cave Story. While it has been available on both PC and Wii for a while now, Daisuke Amaya’s indie classic is now available via Nintendo’s DSi-Ware service. Additionally, a demo for the Wii-Ware version is also now available.
This week’s downloadable titles await you after the break.
This week demos are making their return to Wii-Ware. In addition to your usual weekly assortment of downloadable titles, four demos made their way to the Wii-Ware service today. They’re actually pretty decent titles as well. Unfortunately, these titles are only around for a limited time only…so download them while you still can.
The full list of this week’s titles and demos awaits you after the break. Read more… »
If I asked you what Spectrum Shock was, you may be mistaken in thinking it was an unheard of spiritual successor to System Shock, or maybe a bad TV show about a guy who can manipulate electromagnetism, or maybe even a movie with Alan Rickman. In fact, it is the debut game from Boxfrog Games featuring all the tilting and tapping you can fit into a device rife for tilting and tapping.
So how does it shape up to the other titles on the app store? Is it a Canabalt or a Can Of Ba… Okay, even I’m not crass enough to finish that pun. Hit the jump to find out why Spectrum Shock should be the next game you download to your iPhone.