It’s enough for you to tell me that your game is inspired by the first two Fallout titles, and I’m sold. If you add to that list Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment, it’s even better. And that’s exactly what Richard Nixon, the creator of the After Reset RPG did to spark my interest in this really promising game.
It’s one game that doesn’t even try to follow a route different to that of Fallout: the earth has become a radioactive wasteland followed by a nuclear attack (from terrorists, from alines… nobody knows for sure), some survivors have crawled back underground, living in vaults and waiting for the day when they can get back, and other survivors managed to keep on living in the surface hell. When the time finally comes for you to open the vault’s doors and investigate the surface, the people who are already there are not too keen on meeting you and there will probably be some blood shed. In an truly amazing post-apocalyptic setting.
And this is what matters the most in this type of games, where Wasteland 2, one of the best Early Access games ever, is the living proof. After Reset RPG comes strong from behind and even though I am yet to see some actual battle footage from the game, an early release of gameplay mechanics shows a lot of promise. It’s extremely early in the game so there’s just walking around, but you can feel that it’s the walk towards something good:
The game reached a relatively modest Kickstart goal of $12,500 without a problem, was Greenlit in just 5 days and managed to gather a small fan base that should expand more and more and more as the game gets closer to that final release. And we’re highly anticipating it, as you should do too!
One of my favorite games as a kid was Jagged Alliance (well, all the titles in the series) and I always hoped that somebody will bring back some “back to the basics” game that will make the series proud, unlike the games launched recently that had little to do with the Jagged Alliance concept and gameplay.
Full Control took on this goal and apparently I was not the only one waiting for a real new game in the series: Jagged Alliance Flashback managed to raise over $350,000 on Kickstarter and is now getting closer and closer to becoming reality. It’s so close actually that it just entered the Alpha Stage, and those who Kickstarted it can already play it (if they went for the right tier, of course).
The even better news is that Jagged Alliance: Flashback will also be launched as an Early Access title on Steam sometime during the second quarter of 2014, with the full launch being expected sometime by the end of the year. I am extremely excited about this, just like Thomas Lund, CEO of Full Control, who said:
“We are happy to announce that Jagged Alliance: Flashback is finally in Alpha, with Steam Early Access close on its heels. Fans of the franchise will be excited about the return of the beloved turn-based action of the original game, and we can’t wait to get feedback from our Kickstarter backers and the rest of the community when Early Access on Steam begins. So go ahead, talk to us! We want to make this game as great possible for the fans of the franchise, which is also why we have chosen to focus heavily on the modability of the game.”
The developers also launched a dev diary to celebrate the alpha stage of the game and we can see a bit of the editor at work:
So don’t forget, in case you didn’t kickstart Jagged Alliance: Flashback: Early Access is starting on Steam in the second quarter of 2014, and the full game is out by the end of the year.
If you’re a bit of a more old school gamer like myself, then you probably love point and click adventures. Not the most popular genre nowadays, but still one filled with amazing gems. The Humble Bundle took some of these amazing gems and packed then into an amazing bundle – the Adventure Company and Friends bundle offering some absolutely amazing titles for a great price.
Pay what you want for access to four good games:
– Dead Reefs
– Mystery Series: A Vampire Tale
– Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure
– Aura: Fate of the Ages
However, things are starting to get a lot better if you decide to pay more than $6. This gives you access to 7 more games, among which some really amazing titles, like Jack Keane, Deponia or The Book of Unwritten Tales. Here’s the full list of extra games you unlock if you pay $6 or more:
– Dark Fall: The Journal
– Dark Fall 2: Lights Out
– The Book of Unwritten Tales Digital Deluxe Edition
– The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles Collectors Edition
– Jack Keane 2 – The Fire Within
– Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Finally, if you want to go all in and spend $15 or more, you will get a new bonus: The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief – Digital Deluxe Edition.
All in all, you still save a ton of money, help an indie developer that brought us some of the most amazing adventure games ever and you get a bunch of great games to play. If this sounds like a nice deal, check out the Humble Weekly Sale here.
I am a huge Game of Thrones fan – just like anybody else on this planet – and I’ll try any game that’s related to the popular books / TV show. And today we have to share with you one that’s available as a free download: Game of Thrones – The 8 Bit Game.
Created by a Spanish comic artist, Abel Alves, GoT – The 8 Bit Game comes with some retro platformer action that will surely make you remember the NES era and basically any game in the early 90s.
You won’t be able to play the game for hours (unless you really want to) as it only has 4 levels – but pretty challenging ones – that will give you the chance to control 4 of the this Game characters. They all have special attacks and simply radiate amazingness, so it will surely be fun.
And since it’s free to download, there’s nothing you have to lose if you give it a try, so head over to the game’s official website and download this Game – The 8 Bit Game. Enjoy!
Banished is a beautiful indie hit in the making, a game that became very popular since its announcement and for all the right reasons: in Banished, you take control on a group of exiled people who have to start over their lives in the wilderness. With just a cart full of supplies, our group is up for a real challenge – one that you will love.
The townspeople work, build, get older, have children, and eventually die. Keeping them healthy, happy, and fed are essential to making a successful town grow. Any structure can be built at any time, provided that your people have collected the resources to do so. In other words, Banished is a town-building survival sandbox game, just as I said in the title. I’d add “a really great one, too!”.
Check out a gameplay trailer to see this great game in action:
If you want to give this one a go – and you really should – head over to GOG and download it for $19.99, DRM-free!
Do you know any huge things that started out as a joke? Well, Goat Simulator appears to be one of them after Coffee Stain Studios decided to turn what was initially an alpha footage hoax into a full game featuring… a silly goat. One that does silly stuff, gets hit by cars and wrecks things around. Just like that.
Initially, the Goat Simulator was presented via a joke video on YouTube, showing up some otherwise nice mechanics, a good physics engine and the silly goat in action. You can check it out below, it already got over 2 million views on YouTube and it will certainly not stop here:
The strange thing is that people considered this idea so amazing and fun that they demanded a full game to be launched. And since Coffee Stain Studios won’t say no to fellow gamers (especially since they did have some sort of a working game created), they decided to actually make Goat Simulator a reality. One in which you will control the silly goat and wreck things around. You can also use an axe glued to your huge goat tongue to… wreck even more things around. Oh, my!
Here’s the updated trailer showing some of the new stuff that the goat has learned:
You can keep an eye on the progress of Goat Simulator by checking out the game’s official website.
I was and will probably always be a big Jagged Alliance fan, even though I can’t say I am completely pleased with how the latest game in the series presented itself. But it wasn’t bad either, which keeps me excited about the prospect of playing Jagged Alliance Crossfire, a standalone expansion to Jagged Alliance Back in Action which will be released this fall, in September.
Crossfire adds new mercenaries, new environments and new weapons to challenge the player’s battlefield planning skills, while offering a combination of humorous dialog and realistic combat that fans have come to expect from the series’ decade-long history.
Khanpaa, a peaceful and tranquil nation, is being held in the terrifying iron grip of a group of paid mercenaries…yet the United Nations looks the other way. UN ambassador Behnam Atiqullah tries to help his home country, but there is not much he can do. Military intervention from a major world power seems not to be an option and Khanpaa appears all alone…
That’s where you come in! As the strategic genius behind your own personal Private Military Corporation, you’ve offered to help by bringing in your team of skilled mercenaries to retake the tormented nation of Khanpaa! Help the oppressed people by hiring a team of hardened guns-for-hire and prepare for battle in treacherously frozen mountain badlands. Along the way, discover why Khanpaa has been turned into a bloody battlefield and who aims to truly profit.
Kalypso also released a bunch of screenshots to present the upcoming game and you can check out the Jagged Alliance Crossfire screenshots below:
With the game promising to deliver 15 new hours of gameplay, I think that we can only be excited. This is a franchise to keep for the future and to improve for great results!
Orcs Must Die 2 has just been released on Steam and has already proven that it’s a very popular sequel of the original game. This time, Orcs Must Die 2 comes with a set of achievements that we can unlock on Steam: 26 of them to be precise and even though I am sure that many gamers would’ve loved even more achievements from the game, we’ll have to deal with what we have.
And I am here to share with you a guide to the Orcs Must Die 2 achievements, so check them out below!
1. I Could Do This All Day — Kill 25,000 Orcs.
2. May I Have Some More? — Kill 50,000 Orcs.
3. Halfway There — Complete Campaign, Act 1.
4. Restoring Order — Complete Campaign, Act 2.
5. Tough Going — Complete Campaign, Act 1 Nightmare.
6. I’m So Awesome — Complete Campaign, Act 2 Nightmare.
7. Stay Classy — Complete all classic levels.
8. Predator — Collect 30 dropped skulls.
9. They Just Keep Coming — Reach wave 25 in an endless mode level.
10. Impossible — Reach wave 50 in an endless mode level.
11. BFFs — Reach wave 40 in a co-op endless mode level.
12. Friends ‘Till the End — Complete Twisted Halls in co-op.
13. Thanks Bro — Heal an ally in co-op.
14. Freedom! — Use the freedom trinket to break a co-op partner out of a stun.
15. Perfectionist — Earn 5 (base) skulls on every campaign level on War Mage difficulty.
16. Droppin’ Hamiltons — Spend 10 skulls in the tome.
17. Big Spender — Spend 100 skulls in the tome.
18. Cash Money Skulls — Spend 1000 skulls in the tome.
19. Ten at Once — Get a 10 kill streak.
20. MMMMONSTER KILL! — Get a 25 kill streak.
21. Kingdom Rush — Beat a nightmare level using only weapons, trinkets, and the dwarf, archer, and paladin minions.
22. Pot of Gold — Get a 10x or higher combo.
23. Queen of the Orcs — Charm 100 orcs as the Sorceress.
24. All Aboard — Kill 1,000 orcs with minecarts.
25. Indecisive — Respec your character.
26. What is Best in Life? — Use the berserker trinket to reduce your health to 15%.
Good luck in your quest of trying to unlock all the achievements in the game!
The hit puzzler Pixel Blocked, initially available only on Xbox 360 has now become available for PCs worldwide, according to a recent announcement from indie developer Daniel Truong.
Described as “one of the best new puzzle engines to come around in a decade” by Kairi Vice, Indie Gamer Chick – Pixel Blocked! – is now available for purchase on Windows PCs DRM free for $5USD at its official website.
Featuring over 180 unique puzzles, Pixel Blocked! is designed to challenge the spatial logic, speed, and critical thinking skills of players of all ages. The object of this simple yet challenging puzzle game is to fill in the missing blocks in the outlined image. Shoot blocks against an initial foundation to start and advance through increasingly difficult levels. Make sure to plan ahead and watch out for those tricky Magnetic and Crumble Blocks!
Here are some of the key features of Pixel Blocked:
– 8-bit inspired puzzle shapes: Over 180 increasingly difficult puzzles.
– 3 difficulty levels: Apprentice, Artisan and Master.
– Awardments: Earn up to 200 awardment points for completing various challenges.
– Unlockables: Unlock unique sky backgrounds, original characters and new modes!
– Backgrounds: Discover the 31 new and exciting backgrounds for each puzzle shape.