If a picture is worth a thousand words than what’s an animated gif worth? Well if they’re animated gifs of Jetpack Squad gameplay, they’re probably worth at least one-thousand seconds because that’s about how long I spent looking at these gifs of Jetpack Squad. This game look amazing. I honestly don’t know that much about the game… Continue reading
Dr. Spacezoo is a new Early Access game that has players blasting alien animals out of prison-like space zoos. In fact, as the story goes, the man behind the space zoo concept, Dr. Spacezoo himself, remorsefully regrets his decision to capture the aliens and now wishes to turn them free. The problem is that the security systems that he put into place to stop others from trying to steal his aliens are now the biggest obstacle standing in his way.
The defense systems recognize Dr. Spacezoo as a threat to the space zoos and have no qualms shooting their creator on sight. So, in a speedy spaceship, players must zoom into procedurally-generated space zoos, avoid or destroy the defense systems, and secure as many animals as possible before they are destroyed.
Check out the game in action in the video above, and visit Dr. Spacezoo on Steam Early Access to get your hands on a copy of the game.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/foamsword/knights-and-bikes I almost missed the boat on this one. That’s a saying, right? Almost missed the boat. Or is it train? Almost missed the train. No, that doesn’t have the same ring to it. I’m going with boat. I almost missed the boat on Knights and Bikes because the game’s Kickstarter ends on March 3rd. Cycling… Continue reading
The Flame in the Flood is a new crafting/survival game from The Molasses Flood. In the game players take control of Scout and are tasked with heading down river as far as they can get while fending off wildlife and surviving on meager supplies.
The game features crisp graphics that reminded me of a pop-up book and that really helped the game standout from the other crafting games I have played. Because the game released today simultaneously for PC and Xbox One, PC players have the option to play using an Xbox 360 controller. The Flame in the Flood works flawlessly with a controller, I spent all my time in the game playing using a controller and did not have a single issue.
One of my favorite aspects of The Flame in the Flood is that the game is broken apart into miniature sections, instead of just dropping the player into a large, overwhelming world. You travel from area to area by using your raft (which you can use to store gear in, as well as upgrade it in various ways) and each area is filled with things to loot and probably a wild animal or two to catch (to eat!) or to run away from.
I haven’t quite figured out combat in The Flame in the Flood. There have been some items I noticed I could build that certainly hint at some offensive capabilities (you can build skinning knives, so a spear shouldn’t be that far off, right?) but I get the feeling that The Molasses Flood really wanted the gameplay to not focus on combat, but rather having the dangerous wildlife be an actual threat. This isn’t a bad thing, as it forces me to gamble whether or not I want the supplies the wolf/boar is standing by over the risk of an injury or death.
As a roguelike game, The Flame in the Flood treats death seriously. You have the option to start over again from a previous location, but (in my runs anyway) I was usually too far gone at the point where the game allowed me to restart, and opted to just start from scratch again.
The Flame in the Flood has really surprised me with how much I am enjoying this game. There is a lot to learn and I am eager to discover even more about the game, as I continue to play it in my Let’s Play The Flame in the Flood series on the Epic Brew YouTube channel.
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Devil Daggers is a new indie game that pits the player against an endless stream of demonic monstrosities. Luckily players get a magical dagger that can, oddly, shoot out other daggers. Learning how to dispatch enemies and utilize the daggers various mechanics the most efficiently is key to being able to survive in the game.
After all, you only have one life, and even a slight bump into an enemy warrants an instantaneous death.
The Doom-esque visuals combined with some truly creepy sound design compliments the smooth gameplay very well. Devil Daggers may not be for everyone, but you owe it to yourself to give the game a try.
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**A retail copy of the game was provided by the developer**
I fell into the Dark Souls hype just before the release of Dark Souls 2. I knew the first game was notoriously hard, and set in a super grim medieval world, but that was about all I knew going into the game. While I was certainly impressed by the game’s visuals and some of the… Continue reading