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Project X Zone demo available

6 Jun

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We’ve already told you how much we’re hyped and excited for Project X Zone, the latest mega collaboration among Capcom, Namco Bandai and SEGA.

Well, the epic crossover is already available in Japan since last year, and it will be released in US on June 25 and in Europe on July 5. So we still have few weeks to wait, but for now we can have just a taste of it. Indeed, yesterday Namco Bandai (the main publisher of the game) has released the demo for the game, called “A Lethal Surprise Demo” (or just Demo A).

Said so, if you’re curious on how those three companies have co-worked give it a try and download it for free from the Nintendo 3DS Store (but keep in mind that, like every demo for the 3DS, it has limited try).

By the way, thanks Namco Bandai for not bringing to Europe the limited edition…yep, thank you very much

Now enjoy some really chaotic screenshots.

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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 🙂

Runner2 will be available tomorrow

25 Feb

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Do you remember Bit.Trip Runner? Yup, that wonderful, weird and very frustrating game in which you had to run, jump and kick stuff all on music rhythm from Gaijin Games guys…and now (well, tomorrow) we have a sequel! It’s called -suprise suprise- Runner2, but unlike the not-so-original title, the game graphically looks really different from the previous one (you decide if it’s good or not), even if it feels the same fast paced running action (and this is good for sure).

Anyway the game looks good, and we think it could be a must-have for all rhythm/side-scrolling-running games fan! Runner2 will be available tomorrow (Feb 26th) on basically every console and gaming system, so you got no excuses for not buying it (unless you really care about not breaking your controller)! In the meanwhile enjoy this launch trailer.

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.

 

Worms comes to Facebook

4 Feb

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Yup, you read that right! That gaming classic Worms from Team17 is now available to play on Facebook! After a closed beta period (that allowed the developers to fine tune the app) your favourite worm-warriors turn-based strategy game it’s open to all, and, even better, free (for now…just wait for some “extra contents”).

Here’s the developer description to the app (or whatever you call a Facebook game):

“Worms! The original turn-based strategy title from Team17 comes to Facebook, and this time those mischievous wormius-fistycuffius mean war!

 Take on your friends in battle or challenge a random opponent from around the globe, utilising a selection of classic Worms weaponry: from the famed Bazooka to the devastating Banana Bomb!

 Customise your worms and even your own island. Take part in tasks and Weekly Challenges. Fight your way to the top of your leaderboard, collect all the achievements and show your friends who’s really boss!”

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Was Facebook distracting you from work, or from your relationships? Well, now you’re hopeless! PLAY IT HERE.