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The best thing you can see at this year’s Eurogamer Expo is the Doom Piano

27 Sep

doom piano

What is it? Exactly what it looks like. Doom played with a piano, yep, a real one. It’s weird, that’s why we really loved it. And among all the things you can see and try at this year’s Eurogamer Expo in London, this is the best one! We took a video for your pleasure. Enjoy!

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A machine for pigs

10 Sep

amnesia a machine for pigs

This is not a review, nor a news. This is a CHALLENGE. We hate the guys at Frictional Games for making us jump on the chair, cover our eyes and invade our nightmares, because they are simply too good at scare us to death. But we can’t just stop playing their games.

After Penumbra and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, we are finally ready to play Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (this time developed by The Chinese Room), so stay tuned for an upcoming scary review!

Last chance to get a Limited Deluxe Edition of Sturmwind

9 Sep

sturmwind

Seems like Play-Asia has a re-stock of Sturmwind, in its beautiful Limited Deluxe Edition. We don’t know how or why, but they say that this unexpected re-stock is limited to just 100 copies. We know that the price is rather high, but given that it’s sold out everywhere in the world and this is gonna be pure gold for all the Dreamcast collectors in just a couple of years, maybe it worths it. Up to you. Here’s the link to buy it before it’s gone.

In case you missed it, here’s our (p)review of Sturmwind and below us playing the very first level in hard.

Mighty No. 9 is the new project from the creator of Mega Man

4 Sep

Mighty No. 9Annoyed by the fact that Capcom let the Mega Man franchise die? Don’t worry folks because if we’re lucky enough Keiji Inafune himself is gonna give us a new game, that indeed is the spiritual successor to Mega Man. The game is called Mighty No. 9 and is currently under development at Comcept, former Head of R&D at Capcom Keiji Inafune’s new studio, and it’s seeking your help on Kickstarter.

Wondering what the game is about? Here’s the description from the Kickstarter prokect:

  • Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes thebest aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!

  • You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet!

The initial goal for the project was $900k, but now just three days have passed and the amount of funds reached so far is an astonishing $1.5m! This is huge success opened the road for a console release and for other great stuff! Let’s see what’s next. Stay tuned (even if the release date is set for Spring 2015).

Mighty No. 9

 

First trailer for Mew-Genics

31 Aug

mew-genics

We told you about Mew-Genics a while ago. The game has been (and still is) in development since then, but today we’re finally able to show the very first trailer. Yep, in fact Team Meat has released it today; unfortunately no gameplay for now…so let’s call it a teaser. Enjoy.

Yes…there are cats, lot of them…and yes again…some of them are having sex…

AdventureOS will create levels based on your computer’s files

26 Aug

AdventureOS

Yep, you read the title right. AdvertureOS is an 2.5D RPG/Metroidvania adventure based game that is entirely auto-generated by the content (folders and files) of your computer. Each room, object, enemy, puzzle, key, treasure and boss. It’s actually an interpretation of the files you can find on the computer where the game is running, making each adventure as exciting as unique for each user.

But let the developer, Evelend Games from Spain, better explain how the game really works with this video.

A PC, Mac and Linux release is planned if they reach their goal. You can find the project on Indiegogo at the following link, where you can find also more info about the gameplay and everything.

(Don’t worry, your porn’s gonna be fine)

Hot Tin Roof is the new 3D noir cat-filled game from Glass Bottom

26 Aug

hot tin roof

Do you remember Glass Bottom Games? The guys (actually more gals) that made Jones on Fire? Well, they’re back, and this time to bring us  Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora. It’s a noir 3D side-scrolling platformer (currently) for PC, Mac and Linux where players have to explore and uncover clues, with the usual bit of cats here and there.

You’re Emma Jones, a two bit girl in an 8-bit world, and you’re the private investigator on a string of grisly murders.  You’ll run, jump and climb through a massive 3D city, sleuthing up clues and tracking down the killer. Enjoy the trailer.

We had the luck to try a beta version in advance (but ssshh, that’s a secret!) and it looks gorgeous! Definitely something we want to see finished! You all be able to try it too at next PAX.

Hot Tin Roof is currently on Kickstarter (throw them some money here) and on Steam Greenlight (vote it here).

Still uncertain if backing the game or not? Here are some features you might want consider:

    • Noir as fuck.
    • Tons of platforming and exploring, hunting for clues.
    • Cats, but not JUST cats. Pigeons too, and rats!
    • Metroidvania-esque – just more of the Metroid, less of the vania.

That’s all, we can just hope all the luck to Glass Bottom Games for their new project, hoping it’ll be able to see the light of day.

Murasaki Baby is the new game from Ovosonico

21 Aug

 

murasaki baby ovosonico

Few months ago we report you about Ovosonico, the Italian indie developer founded by former Suda51′s Grasshopper Manifacture director Massimo Guarini, signing an exclusive contract with Sony, to bring (at least) a new IP to one of the PlayStation platforms.

Now, after yesterday’s Sony conference at Gamescom 2013, we’re able to tell you that the new game from Ovosonico is called Murasaki Baby. The title, that seems belonging directly to one of the creepiest Tim Burton’s dreams, is a very unique platformer for PS Vita.

Guarini himself defines the game as “utterly original, deeply emotional adventure taking place in one of the most insanely grotesque and fantastic worlds that human mind has ever conceived”, and we easely agree with that.

The game also seems to make great use of both Vita’s touch screens.

murasaki babymurasaki babyBut to really enter the unique atmosphere of the game you need to watch the official trailer, unveiled yesterday at Cologne. Enjoy!

 

 

Here’s Tangiers, the Dalì of video games

8 Aug

tangiers

The discussion about video games being a form of art is always a good point to start when we find gems like this one. Tangiers appears to be the most surrealist video game you will ever play, let’s say the Dalì of gaming.

The game is an indie project by a two man studio called Andalusian, and based in Bristol, and it’s looking for funds on Kickstarter.

tangiers

Following the words of Alex Harvey, one of the two men behind the project, Tangiers is where stealth gameplay meets the darker avant-garde of the 20th century, defining his creation as a dark, uneasy game, but also as an exploration of broken cities and landscapes.

You still don’t see the art? Here’s what Alex said regarding the artistic inspirations for the game:

“Writers such as Burroughs and Ballard, artists within the Dada movement and the music and textures of Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and David Lynch all drive us. They are our motivations – often oblique, sometimes in open reference.”

tangiers

The game is currently on Kickstarter, and if you think it could be your next piece of art, here’s the link to give them some money. Note the the project still need $4k, but the countdown is still on six days to go.

Want more? Enjoy the two trailers.

FEZ II has been cancelled and is no longer in development

27 Jul

FEZ 2 II phil fish

Ok, following our previous news about Phil Fish quitting the develop of FEZ 2 that we thought was just a “bad moment” we can report now that FEZ II has been cancelled for good and is no longer in development, Polytron announced with this tweet:

The reasons? “I fucking hate this industry” this is what Fish said facing nonstop criticism and nastiness that had caused him to think repeatedly, about leaving the business for good.

That’s a real shame.