30/07/2020

๐Ÿ‘น Roki | PC | Review | "A Grimm Fairytale" ๐Ÿ‘น @UtdLabelGames #GameDev #IndieGames

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Polygon Treehouse brings us Roki which is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore and as such it feels like you’re living out a Grimm Fairytale interspersed with point n click style puzzles.

28/07/2020

๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ‘พ Britt's AntStream Arcade Adventure ๐Ÿ•น️๐Ÿ‘พ @AntstreamArcade #Arcade

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Antstream arcade has been around for almost a year now and it was something I was keen to get involved with. 

For those who aren’t aware of the service, it’s a subscription-based site that allows you to stream games ranging from the 8-bit home micro-computers of the 80’s such as Amstrad, Spectrum and Commodore 64 through a selection of 16-bit titles from systems such as the Amiga and Mega Drive up to an impressive amount of arcade ports that span decades. 

27/07/2020

๐Ÿ’ฅ UltraCore | Review | PS4 | Switch | "Run & Gun Retro Fun!" ๐Ÿ’ฅ @RealStrictlyLTD #IndieGames #GameDev #RetroGames

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Ultracore (originally known as Hardcore) presents a really interesting piece of arcade a run and gun game history.
Developed by Digital Illusions it was Originally due to be released for Amiga, Sega Genesis, and Sega CD platforms but the game was cancelled by its publisher, Psygnosis, in 1994 after development had been pretty much completed.


NINTENDO SWITCH

24/07/2020

๐Ÿ”ซ Outbuddies DX | Review | Nintendo Switch | "A Hefty Metroidvania With Retro-Styled Visuals" ๐Ÿ”ซ @HeadupGames @IndieJGames #GameDev #IndieGames

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Outbuddies DX is a hefty Metroidvania with retro-styled visuals, Outbuddies DX has some neat twists on the formula and some sterling audio-work but a clunky control scheme and an unwieldy map-system are detrimental to the flow of the game.

Game Title: Outbuddies DX
Developer: Julian Laufer
Platform Reviewed: Nintendo Switch
Rating: Melting

23/07/2020

๐Ÿ•น️๐ŸŽฎ Britt's Personal Top 20 Video Games ๐Ÿ•น️๐ŸŽฎ @BrittRecluseuk #RetroGaming #IndieGames

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Introduction
I find any list of this type to be very fluid, listing the top twenty games of all time objectively would be impossible. 

What I’ve done here is to list the games that had the biggest impact on me across a broad spectrum of genres as possible and always come to mind during these types of conversations. 

I actually wrote out this list a couple of weeks ago and then returned to it later to see if it still felt ‘right’ and it did, so I stuck with it. 

Next month, who knows? It could be a different story. 

20/07/2020

๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฒ How The Rise Of The Internet Affected Gambling ๐ŸŽฐ๐ŸŽฒ

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It’s hard to find an industry that hasn’t been affected by the development of technology, especially the internet. As we spend more time in the online world, more experiences are making a home there. This is the case for gambling. While casinos and betting shops still exist, there is a whole new world of gambling online. Transformations have been made in how we gamble, what games we play and the whole betting culture. This can be seen in many different aspects of the game. 

17/07/2020

๐ŸงŸ‍♂️๐ŸงŸ๐ŸงŸ‍♀️ DAYMARE: 1998 | Review | PS4 | Silent Hill + Resident Evil = DAYMARE? ๐ŸงŸ‍♂️๐ŸงŸ๐ŸงŸ‍♀️ @InvaderDevs #IndieGames #GameDev

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DAYMARE: 1998 is a third-person Resident Evil 2 inspired survival horror with survival mechanics and hard to kill bullet sponge enemies from Invader Studios. 
Invader Studios is a studio originally set up by Resi fans with the intent of producing an unofficial remake of RE2

16/07/2020

๐Ÿ•น️ Vigolix RetroPie Arcade Cabinet | DIY Build | Half Size / Kids Cabinet | My First Attempt ๐Ÿ•น️ #Arcade #RetroGames #RetroGaming

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I decided it was about time I had a go at building my own arcade cabinet so at the start of lockdown armed with one sheet of wood and a Jigsaw I had a go. This is the result and while there's room for improvement I'm also happy with the outcome plus I enjoyed every moment of planning it and making it. Here's a link to the Instructables guide and the best video I found to help: Instructables Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Super-Easy-Arcade-Machine-from-1-Sheet-of-Plywoo/ YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/tXZQoQT0CDU

15/07/2020

๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ TrackMania | PC | Review | "Tracks For Maniacs" ๐ŸŽ️๐Ÿ’จ #TrackMania

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Ubisoft Nadeo Delivers Gravity-Defying Racing in Their Remake of 2006’s Trackmania Nations.
This is a  remake of the Trackmania® Nations, combining easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay with a fresh look. 
Players can compete against themselves and others through solo or multiplayer on regularly updated tracks.  
Additionally, with revamped track blocks and editors, players have the freedom to create their own tracks and take advantage of the new map testing servers to share their custom tracks for the community to test and rate. 

14/07/2020

๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ—ฏ️ A Lifetime of Rage That Turns Blood to Steam and Controllers to Dust ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ—ฏ️

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We’ve all been there, missing that pixel-perfect leap, taking a fatal hit just as we were about to nail the boss, the timer running out as the chequered flag approached, watching the ball fall betwixt the flippers as you were about to crack your high score or an unfair sniper shot from a thousand years away. Every gamer has had their moments of a geyser of fiercely boiling rage causing blackouts or their clothes to burst into flames.

Well, nothing quite like that, obviously, but you get the gist.

13/07/2020

๐Ÿค How To Make Friends Safely On Roblox ๐Ÿค

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Online games can be wonderful social facilitators. If you’ve ever played World of Warcraft or even a competitive game like Apex Legends and found a group of people with whom you share a true kinship, then you’ll know exactly how good that can feel.

Of course, different kinds of games can enable different connections. In League of Legends, for example, you might make friends to help you climb through the unforgiving ranked ladder, while in World of Warcraft you may form an unbreakable bond with guildmates with whom you’ve raided on a regular basis.

⚔️๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ—ก️ Knight Squad | Switch | Review | "Knights Of Bomberman" ⚔️๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ—ก️ #GameDev #IndieGames #Nindies

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Knight Squad is an 8 players top-down Bomberman meets Gauntlet video game.
You’ll take on opposing knights in top-down arenas and engage them in sword fights while also picking up laser guns, miniguns and all sorts of other cool weapons. 
You’ll also get the opportunity to use collectable power-ups to run faster to shield up or even to unleash a kamikaze power up to blow up your opponents!
This game was released on PC in 2015 to very positive reviews and has now made its way over to the switch as of the 6th June 2020!

10/07/2020

๐Ÿ› ️⚒️ Satisfactory | Review | PC | "No Mans Sky Meets Factorio" ๐Ÿ› ️⚒️ @Coffee_Stain #IndieGames #GameDev

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Satisfactory is a first-person open-world factory building game with a nice bit of exploration, combat and discovery thrown in for good measure.

09/07/2020

๐Ÿ“ธ Umurangi Generation: Point and Shoot DEMO | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "Take Aim and Photograph" ๐Ÿ“ธ @UmurangiGame #IndieGames #IndieGame

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"Umurangi Generation is a first-person photography game in the shitty future. 
Set in Tauranga Aotearoa off the back of an impending crisis you are a courier for the Tauranga Express. 
Throughout the game, you will unlock a variety of lenses and equipment."

08/07/2020

๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ—ก️ Pathway | Review | PC | "Indy Crossed With Choose Your Own Adventure!" ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ—ก️ @robotality #IndieGames #GameDev

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Published by Chucklefish and developed by Robotality, who brought us a sci-fi turn-based strategy RPG called Halfway back in 2014.
Robatality’s new game, Pathway is a strategy adventure game set in the 1930s and leans heavily on influences from  Indiana Jones and XCOM style turn-based battles.

07/07/2020

⚔️ Ys: Memories of Celceta | Review | PS4 | "Adol, for god’s sake, get a Dictaphone" ⚔️

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A PS4 port of a 2012 PS Vita game, if you are familiar with the Ys series, you are in safe, if familiar hands. If, however, the Ys games are something you have never played before, this acts as a great starting point.

06/07/2020

๐Ÿ› ️⚒️ Aground | PC | Review | "The best 2-D crafting game I have ever played" ๐Ÿ› ️⚒️ @fancyfishgames #IndieGames #GameDev

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An astonishingly well-balanced crafting game that is elevated through the use of a subtle but key narrative push, Aground is a game that I am already certain will make it into my ‘Games of the year’ list and I urge everyone to play it, there’s a free demo so I don’t want to hear any excuses!

03/07/2020

๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ️๐Ÿ›ธ Shipbreaker | How To Pay Off $1 Billion Of Debt! | PC | Early Access | Ten Minute Taster ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ️๐Ÿ›ธ @ShipbreakerGame #IndieGames #GameDev

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Hardspace Shipbreaker is my new obsession! Embark on a journey to pay back the 1 Billion debt that you owe LYNX Corp and cut up a load of space ships in the process. You are basically a one-man scrap metal merchant and I love this game!

02/07/2020

๐Ÿš€ Rigid Force Redux | Switch | Review | "Can i Get A Redux?!! HELL YEAH!" ๐Ÿš€ #IndieGames #GameDev @com8com1

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I first reviewed the original version of this game when it was released on PC in 2018 as Rigid Force Alpha. 

Below I have combined that review with updated thoughts on the Redux versions released on consoles.

01/07/2020

๐Ÿ›ข️๐Ÿ—ผ⛽️ Turmoil | Review | Switch | "Dig For Oil My Friends!" ๐Ÿ›ข️๐Ÿ—ผ⛽️ #Turmoil #IndieGames #GameDev @Gamious

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Turmoil is developed by the Dutch gaming Company Gamious who are based in Haarlem and have been making games since 2011.
Another notable game by them is i0 an abstract platformer where you grow bigger or smaller in order to solve puzzles.

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