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New Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure based game announced

30 Dec

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The long running manga series Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is getting a lot of attentions lately. First with the release of the acclaimed Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle on PS3 (here’s our review), then with the announcement of a very surprising western release of it next year. And now it’s the turn of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stardust Shooters, published by Namco Bandai on iOS and Android.

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This new Professor Layton game looks…not like a Layton game

27 Aug

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layton 7

Well, today Level-5 has announced a brand new Professor Layton game. Yes, even if Profesor Layton and the Azran Legacy should have been the last one.

So you’re now thinking that this is actually a good news. Well, it’s too early to know if you’re right or not, because the new Layton game presented today, called just Layton 7, is headed to iOS, Android and Nintendo 3DS, and it looks a lot different from all the previous titles in the series.

Here are the very first screenshots released by Famitsu today.

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layton 7

layton 7

layton 7

Well, those screens look different indeed. Will this be any good? We’ll see. In the meanwhile we got this hype train to board on.

NES, SNES and N64 emulators available at Ouya’s launch

26 Mar

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Different sources confirms that the upcoming Android-powered console Ouya will feature plenty of unauthorized Nintendo consoles’ emulators at launch. Indeed an N64 emulator has already been sanctioned and included in the official store, a NES emulator will be ready on the day of the release and a SNES is in the closing stages, developed by two emulator teams.

This could be a smart move for the launch, stated that Ouya still has no launch titles…but what about Nintendo? They’re gonna be very pissed! Brace yourselves Ouya guys…

TDP Review | Jones On Fire

7 Mar

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Which was everyone dream’s job when you were children? Be a Fireman!
 What is the thing that everyone (especially the internet) love most? Cats!
 And who created this game? Megan Fox!



That’s what Jones On Fire is, a cute fast-paced indie game by Glass Bottom Games for iOS (release date: 7th March 2013), where you are the fireman (woman in this case) Emma Jones, busy saving kitties from walls of fire.
 The gameplay is quite easy, you enter the stages running from the start to the end, you can jump and slide to avoid fallen trees and fire and to rescue your little furry friends safely to the firestation.

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The more cats you save the more points and credits you earn to use them in the shop to buy various upgrades that makes your life a lot easier; yes because when you start you will just have ONE health point and THREE continue and trust me, definitely is not enough!

What we liked of this game is the overall feeling to play an old school arcade, the immediate and addictive gameplay (yes, you want to save them all!) matches perfectly with the design completely made in pixel art. Ok some details should have made better, as for example the background – hint: would be nice to have even a repeated background like, we don’t know, buildings or trees instead of a monochromatic pattern -, but it’s anyway enjoyable plus guess what, we love pixels and cats made of pixels are the best!

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A special mention goes to the sound and music, to fit the old school feeling it could be anything else than old good 8-bit chiptunes, indeed inspired by the glorious Tetris-era (ta-tanana-na-na-na… we got you, we know you just started to sing it) you will have the melody stuck in your mind and most of all you will start meowing while playing mocking the golden cat and smiling while you rescue it.

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When we started this blog we agreed that we were not going to write game’s reviews, there are tons of sites doing it better than us and honestly is quite boring, so we will not say more than this or start to talk about technical stuff because we honestly believe you have to try games on your own and judge if you like it or not. Take this article more as an advice and a way to support indie studios and people that like and put a lot of efforts (and money) on their job. 
Bare in mind Jonas On Fire is a mobile game offering you few hours of good fun and is even FREE to play, you can eventually buy some of the upgrades with real money (but is not necessary to go on).

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At this point we guess you’re still wondering why we mentioned Megan Fox up there, of course it was just to keep your attention (you dirty mind!). 
Well, not really, we didn’t lie to you, Megan Fox (they share the same name) is the lovely girl behind Jones On Fire (and co-founder of Glass Bottom Games with Lisa Foster), together with Nathan Madsen and Michael Nielsen. With this name, wouldn’t you give a chance to the game?

Still not convinced, even after our preview and this review (damn, we really write so bad?)? So take a look at this release trailer!

Better now? C’mon, grab it for free from the App Store! And don’t forget the soundtrack on BandCamp, totally worth it!

**UPDATE (11 March 2013)**

Glass Bottom Games announce the release of Jones On Fire to Android devices. It’s available on GooglePlay, with other marketplaces soon to follow, for $1.99 – all with no in-app purchasing (IAPs) mechanics of any kind.

They’ve also shifted the iOS version to $1.99, and a patch is in the pipe to similarly rebalance the game and strip all IAPs (though any IAPs made pre-patch will continue to function).

Better or worst? You decide…but we’re still enjoying saving kitties 🙂

The world needs this indie riot simulator!

3 Mar

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“As the economical crisis advances, the discontent of an entire population cannot help but outburst in Riots, where the sounds of many voices get heard at once.”

This is how Leonard Menchiari, former Editor/Cinematographer at Valve, commences his speech on the Indiegogo project. Indeed, RIOT is a turmoil simulator for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and OUYA seeking funding on the famous indie kickstarter-like site. The game will allow you to play as both manifestant and cop, to understand the riot though different points of view.

It seems like the guys behind the project are taking the mission very seriously declaring:

“The funding for the game will enable the developers to travel, document and experience live riots going on in Italy, Greece, Egypt and possibly many other places around the world (next to developing the game, buying software and hardware for development and testing).
Only comments and reports from the people joining the conflicts will be taken into consideration, attempting to depict both sides of the fight without bias, only objectivity and facts. We need you to spread the voice on an important issue through the medium of videogames. Stop listening to the lies of the media, shut down the television and get yourself in the line, to fight for your freedom of speech.

So, this is not just an entertaining light-heart game, but it comes with more deep and serious meanings. Check out the trailer

It looks like a very interesting project, and if you agree with us help this guys make it real on their Indiegogo page (the project is already funded, but you know, every penny counts) and/or voting for the game on Steam Greenlight.

Keep yourselft updated on their official website.

The 90’s Arcade Racer has been fully founded on Kickstarter

12 Feb

We are very happy to share with you the news that The 90’s Arcade Racer has reached its goal (just $10k) on Kickstarter!

What are we talking about? The 90’s Arcade Racer is a racing game inspired by the great arcade racers of the 90’s, in particular it takes inspiration from some SEGA‘s materpieces, like Scud Race, Daytona USA and Indy 500.

The goal of Antonis Pelekanos (aka Pelikan13), designer of the game in collaboration with Nicalis, is to recreate the feeling those games evoked from players by maintaining the colorful, vibrant look and sense of speed but with modern visuals and car handling models. Basically a pure nostalgia-bath!

The 90's Arcade Racer kickstarter founded

The 90's Arcade Racer kickstarter founded

The 90's Arcade Racer kickstarter founded

The Kickstarter project has been fully founded (but you can still give him some money if you want), so it is going to be made for real, and this is awesome!

The game will be available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and Wii U on a TBA date. Stay tuned.

OUYA is available for pre-order via Amazon.com

5 Feb

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After last night’s announcement (from this Wall Street Journal interview with OUYA’s CEO Julie Uhrman) that OUYA will be released on next June, the Android game system is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

As said before, the OUYA will cost $99.99, it comes with one joypad, but you can get the second for an extra $49.99 (and we hope they WON’T keep the currency exchange 1:1 with € and £).

So, if you’re interested in buying the OUYA you can check this Amazon’s feature article or just go for the pre-order here.