Tag Archives: independent

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)

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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.

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.

Is Phil Fish getting through the same dev hell of the first FEZ?

27 Jul

phil fish

A while ago we reported that Phil Fish is finally developing the sequel for his masterpiece FEZ, and that was a good news. But we all know the troubles he got through during the developing of the first game, and it’s all well documented by Indie Game: The Movie.

Now, we thought that the indie dev was matured a bit during (and after) his first dev-hell…but seems we were wrong: this is what Fish tweeted a couple of hours ago.

phil fish tweet

We hope and believe this is not true, it’s just a “bad moment” in the process. But we also think that Phis has to make up his mind and behave like a grown up, without giving less shit about other people attacking him on the internet! And we’re not alone, also Cliff Bleszinski think the same:

This news is not to mock him or what…we just want to express our support to a talentous game dev!

Polytron and Phil Fish announce FEZ 2

13 Jun

FEZ 2 II phil fish

Yay! The most arrogant and anti-social (and probably genius) indie game designer and dev Phil Fish is back with the sequel for his masterpiece: FEZ 2

The game has been announced during E3 2013’s indie event, Horizon, just today. Unfortunately we still don’t know when it will be released and for which platform (considering the first FEZ was an Xbox 360 exclusive). Actually we don’t even know how the game will look like, as the following teaser trailer is everything we have for now.

Double Fine is back and they’re asking your help to make Massive Chalice real

30 May

massive chalice double fine kickstarter

Yep, Double Fine is back with a new Kickstarter project! This time is about turn-based tactics and feudal fantasy, in the brand new RPG called Massive Chalice.

The guys at Double Fine stated that the game, if backed, will be inspired by classic tactical strategy games like X-COM, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fire Emblem, as well as Game of Thrones’ array of noble families. With these influences in mind they promise to create an epic, replayable turn-based tactics game where you train generations of heroes to repel a demonic invasion.

massive chalice double fine kickstarter

massive chalice double fine kickstarter

Any more detail? Massive Chalice is a single player turn-based tactics game within a multi-generational strategy campaign built for replayability.

As an immortal King or Queen, you must unite your kingdom under a powerful dynasty, eliminate the demonic threat, and reforge the so-called Massive Chalice!

The game is structured into two main layers: strategy and tactics. In the strategy layer, you oversee your kingdom, arrange royal marriages, conduct research, and make the far-reaching decisions that will determine the fate of your legacy. In the tactics layer, you fight brutal turn-based battles to defend your kingdom using small squads of customizable heroes.

Permadeath is inevitable: your heroes will grow, age, and eventually die. You’ll have to choose between keeping your favorite heroes on the battlefield or retiring them from combat to foster a new generation of warriors.

Each playthrough begins with a random assortment of male and female heroes from various bloodlines, guaranteeing that each game is unique. Your knowledge and skill will increase over multiple playthroughs, but the details of every game will change based on your decisions and the whims of fate.

The Kickstarter campaign has started today, it will last for 28 more days, and the final goal is $725k (as we’re writing this, they’ve raised more than $30k so far). As usual, if you feel positive about the project, here’s the Kickstarter page to throw your money at!

55 indie games in 5 minutes

20 May

Struggling on what will be your next indie game to play? Pixel Prospector made you a favor putting 55 of the freshest indie games all in one five-minutes video. Enjoy!

Get the Humble Double Fine Bundle and help children

7 May

The Humble Double Fine bundle

Double Fine Productions is back with a brand new Humble Double Fine Bundle! As usual the rules are the following: Pay what you want. Support charity. Get cross-platform, DRM-free games.

So we’re in, but what’s in the pack? Pay what you want and get the beloved and hilarious platformer Psychonauts; the matryoshka doll epic adventure Stacking; and the adorable adventure/RPG Costume Quest. If you pay over the average, you’ll get the heavy metal action/adventure/RTS rocker Brütal Legend. You’ll also become a slacker backer of Double Fine’s Kickstarter point-and-click adventure game, Broken Age, with a purchase of $35 or more and receive the finished game and bonus content that comes with it! And if you pay $70 or more you’ll receive a limited edition Double Fine T-shirt (choose from two color options) in addition to everything else! Additionally, this bundle includes tons of soundtracks that will have your ears jumping for joy!

The cool thing is that YOU can decide how divide your contribution among Double Fine, the Humble Bundle Inc. and the two charity foundations involved in the project, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play.

So, this all sounds amazing…you’re going to get hours of absolutely crazy fun with all those games and also you will give your help to children in need. What the hell are you waiting for? Here’s the link to get this!

Sturmwind for Dreamcast is (finally) out!

24 Apr

sturmwind cover

 

Sturmwind has FINALLY seen it’s launch today, April 24th!

A project that started back in 1997 on Atari Jaguar as “Native” and then was officially announced on December 5, 2010 for the SEGA Dreamcast is now reality. We were really lucky to have the chance to get a press copy and try it before the official worldwide released. You can read our exclusive preview here.

Redspotgames stated that all pre-orders from the their online shop will be dispatched today. So expect the following timings to receive your long-waited copy: Central and South America: 4-6 weeks; North America: 3-5 weeks; Asia: 3-5 weeks; North Africa and Middle East: 2-3 weeks; South Africa: 4-5 weeks; Europe: 1 week; Germany: 1-4 days.

In the meanwhile enjoy the new launch trailer!