Picaresque Studios recently released a gameplay trailer for their upcoming role-playing game, Nantucket. Having spent a lot of my childhood in Cape Cod, I’m excited just to hear the idea of a game set in that area. The game’s trailer shows off its beautiful visual style reminiscent of art from the era. I can only hope that the game’s soundtrack is comprised of similar sea shanties to the one in the trailer.
It looks like Nantucket has a deep roleplaying system involving your crew and ship, with card based combat. Nantucket tells the story of Ishmael after the events of Moby Dick, as he hunts down the White Whale to redeem himself.
You can look at Nantucket’s already successful Greenlight campaign, or read their development log here.
Just recently at MineCon, Telltale Games revealed the first trailer for their upcoming adventure game, Minecraft: Story Mode.
The main character of the game, Jesse, is voiced by comedian Patton Oswalt. Minecraft: Story Mode seems to be about a regular guy going on an epic quest to find the Order of the Stone; think Harry Potter’s Order of the Phoenix, but Minecrafty. The Order of the Stone is composed of a Redstone Engineer, the Warrior, the Architect, and the Griefer.
The game looks absolutely crazy, and I’m excited to see it release “soon” for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Android. iOS, and the kitchen sink.
The Silent Age from developer House on Fire has me a bit conflicted for this review. The game’s completed story and gameplay experience was great, and I will remember it fondly. Unfortunately though, the dialog and disconnected puzzles all felt lacking, or weaker than they could be. Let me elaborate: The Silent Age begins with a series… Continue reading
The other day I started playing a point and click adventure called The Silent Age. About ten minutes into the game I ran into a scene that upset me so much I had to stop playing. After thinking about it for a bit, I decided to write this article on something that, to some people,… Continue reading
The Steam Summer Sale is finally here, and despite some weirdness with the Steam monster game, we’re really excited. Yesterday we posted a list of some indie games that probably won’t make it as featured Daily Deals, but still deserve attention. We do have some rules about the games that qualify for this post: they… Continue reading
Cyberpunk is an amazing genre when it’s well executed. The genre can show off the best of mankind and the worst of mankind, all with a sci-fi twist. The latest entry to the cyberpunk genre is a new game called Defragmented. Glass Knuckle Games is attempting to fund development for Defragmented through a Kickstarter campaign…. Continue reading
Before I begin my review of Flame Over, I should make my opinion on roguelikes clear: I often enjoy the genre, but only a small fraction of roguelikes have been able to truly hold my attention for longer than a week. Usually I find roguelikes too random and harsh, especially when the player loses control… Continue reading
Vortex Attack from Kaleido Games is launching out of beta on Wednesday, May 27th after just a few months in the Steam Early Access program. From the game’s launch trailer, Vortex Attack looks like a frantically intense experience, filling the screen with lasers, bullets, asteroids and spaceships. To further increase the intensity for players, Vortex… Continue reading
Blizzard has just launched a month-long contest in World of Warcraft to promote the integration of social media into their MMO. The rules are simple: go to the famous landmark featured in each week’s example, and take a screenshot of your character there. This week the landmark is the Horde capital, Orgrimmar. Each week, twenty-two… Continue reading
Shiro Games just revealed a trailer for Evoland 2, the sequel to their popular game Evoland which took players on a tour through the history of video game RPGs. The sequel, aptly named Evoland 2 A Slight Case of Space Time Continuum Disorder, promises even more varied mechanical and visual styles.
Showing off everything from shoot-em-up to 2.5d fighting, Evoland 2 is really looking pretty. Hopefully the gameplay holds up in each of the game’s phases, because this seems like something to get excited about!
Excited fans can check out screenshots, or buy a DRM free pre-order on the Evoland 2 website.
Evoland 2 will be released later this summer.