30/11/2021

๐Ÿ““Hermitage: Strange Case Files | Xbox Series X | Review | 5/10 | "One is The Loneliest Number" ๐Ÿ“” @ArrowizStudios #GameDev #IndieGames #IndieGame

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I recently had a conversation with my brother - I explained to him how I've grown tired of games using HP Lovecraft as inspiration, how there seems to be a plethora of them and most of them aren't very good, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth being the biggest exception. 

I had major reservations for this game from the start as more Lovecraftian horror is not what I particularly wanted, but I'm always happy to be proven wrong and so hoped this game would ease my tiredness of Lovecraft and bring my list of good games inspired by his bibliography to a whopping two.

29/11/2021

๐Ÿค– Paco Rabanne Phantom - Connected Fragrance | "Stop Smelling Your Fists!" ๐Ÿค– @PacoRabanne #welcometothefuture #daretobedifferent

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I’ve been a fan of Paco Rabanne’s scents for quite a while now. From not being able to wear the divine Ultraviolet due to the age-old problem of too many people in my circle of friends also wearing it through to a moment about six years ago when I first came across their eau de toilette ‘Paco’ whilst waiting for a flight to Paris and was told off by my now-fiancรฉe to ‘stop smelling my fists, it looks weird’ (I had tried a few scents out in the airport and my knuckles were the only free spot left on my hands/arms for Paco, and it was an addictive smell!).

28/11/2021

๐Ÿช™๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ”ฑTreasures of the Aegean | Xbox Series X | Review | 8/10 | "Imagine a 2D Lara Croft, with Prince of Persia Moves..." ๐Ÿช™๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿ”ฑ @NumskullGames #IndieGames #IndieGame #GameDev

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Imagine a 2D Lara Croft, with Prince of Persia moves, graphics reminiscent of the great Another World, and you're getting close to Treasures of the Aegean.

Marie, the main character, is a puzzle-solving, treasure-grabbing force of nature, able to run, jump and slide around an absolutely massive map at high speed and without getting tired. 

27/11/2021

๐Ÿฆ Backbone | XBOX SERIES X | Review | 6/10 | "One small step for noir, one giant misstep from Backbone" ๐Ÿฆ @backbonegame #IndieGames #IndieGame

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The word noir conjures up so much joy for me, I absolutely adore it - if I see the word in a description of any piece of media, it's almost guaranteed I will consume it.

In theory, Backbone was so far up my street, I could have bought a three-bed terrace house there and lived a very happy life… or so I thought.

26/11/2021

๐Ÿ—ž️๐Ÿ“ฐ Xbox Looks Towards A Grim Dawn | VIDEO GAME NEWS ๐Ÿ—ž️๐Ÿ“ฐ @GrimDawn #IndieGame #GameDev #IndieGames

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Crate Entertainment’s critically acclaimed ARPG, is coming to Xbox on December 3rd!

Crate Entertainment's monster PC hit ARPG Grim Dawn heads to consoles this December 3rd to be featured exclusively on Xbox. 

The Xbox definitive edition will wrap the base game, all DLC’s, and all the expansions into a single package for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S players to enjoy.

For the first time ever on console, Xbox players are able to explore the darkest corners of Grim Dawn’s vast, immersive world, where secrets abound, and untold terrors lurk. 

Grim Dawn and DLCs have collectively sold nearly 7 million copies on PC, with Grim Dawn standing at a 94% positive rating on Steam.
 
Xbox Players can pre-order the game now in anticipation of the global Xbox launch on December 3rd 2020.

 

22/11/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Kingdom Come: Deliverance Album Review ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @valtajan #VideoGameVinyl #Vinyl

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by Jan Valta - @ValtaJan

Thank you to Warhorse Studios! - Warhorse Studios - Warhorse

Firstly, a huge thank you to Warhorse Studios for this opportunity. For the reasons I’ve written below, this game was a big part of a unique section of my life and, although it is sold out and not widely available at present, they kindly send over a copy that they had in their office specifically for this article, which is very cool of them and hugely appreciated, I definitely owe them a beer, Na Zdravi!

21/11/2021

๐Ÿ• Pac-Man: Birth of an icon (by Arjan Terpstra & Tim Lapetino) | Book Review ๐Ÿ• @cookbeck #RetroGaming #PacMan

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https://www.cookandbecker.com/en/artwork/3012/pac-man-birth-of-an-icon-pac-man-bandai-namco.html

Few games are as iconic as the occasionally ghost-devouring, yellow dot-muncher, Pac-Man. In this 300+ page, full-colour tome, you’ll find everything that you could possibly want to know about this timeless classic. From origins to impact, legacy and beyond – all accompanied with crisp, high-definition images, insider commentary, well-researched information and vibrant artwork all presented through accessible writing.

20/11/2021

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Metal Slug X Original Soundtrack Record Label - Wayo Records Artist - SNK Sound Team ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ @WayoRecords @WayoRecordsJP #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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‘The iconic soundtrack from the legendary game Metal Slug X for the first time as a stand-alone release in vinyl format, for the 25th Anniversary of the legendary SNK game series! Go Peregrine Falcon Squads!’

19/11/2021

๐Ÿ‘พ Super Life of Pixel - A Box of Gaming History (PS4/Switch) ๐Ÿ‘พ @RealStrictlyLTD #IndieGames #Retrogaming #IndieGame

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Strictly Limited Games, together with Reset Games, are excited to give Super Life of Pixel a physical release, exclusively at the Strictly Limited Games Shop.

Super Life of Pixel is a 2D puzzle-platformer that lets you enter a living, playable museum of video game history.

A museum that spans across three decades and 19 historically inspired consoles, giving you a historic tour that is sure to put a smile on your face.

https://store.strictlylimitedgames.com/collections/super-life-of-pixel

18/11/2021

๐Ÿชฑ ‘Earthworm Jim’ Set For Small Screen Revival ๐Ÿชฑ #EarthWormJim

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Interplay Entertainment Corp., the software publisher and developer, has partnered with APA to bring its Earthworm Jim game series back to the small screen with an all-new creative team behind it.

Played by millions worldwide since it first launched on the Sega Genesis in 1994 and celebrated for its meta-humour, edgy art style and tight platform gameplay, Earthworm Jim is a cult classic.

Last seen on TV in 1996 after a successful run of 23 episodes on the WB Television Network, the new series follows the adventures of Jim, a worm in a robotic suit who fights a plethora of eccentric enemies. 

It will feature a host of new faces as they navigate an absurd, hostile and colorful galaxy, where each planet is home to a race of anthropomorphic animals. 

Jim's ultimate quest is to find his true home among the stars: a near-mythical planet called Earth.

Watch the interview with Earthworm Jim about the upcoming series at  www.beyondthegroovy.com




12/11/2021

๐Ÿš€๐Ÿชจ Gleylancer | Advanced Busterhawk | Nintendo Switch | Review | 7/10 | "A No Nonsense Scrolling Shmup!" ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿชจ @RatalaikaGames #GameDev #IndieGame #IndieGames #RetroGaming

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The Nintendo Switch has become a system choc full of classic shmups oer the years and now it has another cracking release in the form of Gleylancer. 

This was a title that I had never come across before and now I have had the chance to play it I'm smitten for its rock hard gameplay and lovely pixel graphics.

11/11/2021

๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’ป The Benefits of Hiring Unity Video Game Developer ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’ป

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Unity Video Game Developer

What is it with Unity that makes it so unique?

Of course, it's the technology! While many C++ programmers exist, working with Unity necessitated the usage of C# programming abilities. C# is a higher-level programming language that is easier to learn and utilize. It comes at the cost of being unable to deal directly with memory, which is often why C++ is used by many developers.

10/11/2021

๐Ÿ•น️ Atari - 50 Not Out? ๐Ÿ•น️ #Atari #RetroGaming

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So Atari has nearly hit the big 5-0! Here's an insight into what the legendary Atari brand has in store for its 50th year of birth...

09/11/2021

⚔️ Xuan Yuan Sword 7 | Xbox Series X | Review | 7/10 | "An Enjoyable Experience, Let Down by Some Inconsistencies" ⚔️ @XuanYuan_Sword #IndieGame #GameDev #IndieGames

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I had never heard of this series - which is not surprising as it’s the first of the series to be released in the west. 

An ARPG with a heavy focus on story, the game is linear, which to my mind isn't a bad thing, it follows Taishi Zhao, an orphaned mercenary who is trying to earn money to pay for his sick sister's medicine -  this is the basic plot but fairly quickly it takes a turn.

๐Ÿถ To The Rescue! | Dog Shelter Simulator | PC | Ten minute Taster | "Who Let The Dogs Out?!!" ๐Ÿถ @ToTheRescueGame #IndieGames #GameDev #IndieGame

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To The Rescue! is a charming dog shelter simulator where you are responsible for taking care of dozens of cute dogs in need of a home. It’s not all cuddles and snoot boops though: running a shelter can be a lot of work. You have to manage all of the dogs’ needs in order to maximize their chances of finding the right forever home. Each day brings new challenges and rewards. Dogs have specific preferences, can get infectious diseases, and can have negative traits. But you can also have fundraisers, get random donations, and help someone find their new best friend. Unfortunately, there’s never enough room and always more dogs. Some dogs are more desirable than others, but maybe if you can afford to wait long enough, just maybe, every dog will have their day.

08/11/2021

๐Ÿ•น️ NQ64 Cardiff | Arcade Bar | "A Real High Point For Gamers in Cardiff (and Yes It Has Point Blank 2 and Wrestlefest !!)" ๐Ÿ•น️ #Arcade #RetroGaming #Cardiff #NQ64

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https://nq64.co.uk/cardiff/

Long have I and my friends dreamed of a decent arcade bar in Cardiff, and finally, that dream is now a high-score (and gaming-themed cocktail) fuelled fantasy!

07/11/2021

๐Ÿ”ถ Super Hiking League DX | Nintendo Switch | Review | 7.5/10 | "An 8bit Styled Vertical Climbing Platformer" ๐Ÿ”ถ @bitinkstudios @qubytegames #IndieGame #IndieGames #GameDev

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Super Hiking League DX is an 8bit styled verticle climbing platformer, with a jump swinging mechanic that sets it apart from the pack. You can race to the top - against a friend with local play, or you can take on the AI in Story mode and see who reaches the summit’s diamond first.

06/11/2021

๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘Š Giants Uprising | Early Access | PC | Ten Minute Taster | Gameplay | No Commentary | "I Am Giant!" ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘Š @GiantsUprising #IndieGame #IndieGames #GameDev

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Giants Uprising is a medieval fantasy action-adventure game full of Giants and unlimited destruction! Take on the role of a powerful Giant who finally breaks free from enslavement to seek revenge on the ruthless human race.

05/11/2021

๐Ÿ“€๐ŸŽถ Skelattack | Original Video Game Soundtrack | Music by Jamal Green ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐ŸŽต @JamalGreenMusic @MondoNews @skelattack #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl

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Available From:

https://mondoshop.com/products/skelattack-original-video-game-soundtrack-2xlp

A perfect pack of Halloween tunes suitable for all the family, the Skelattack soundtrack is taken from the 2020 action platformer of the same name. Featuring songs that instantly come across in a very whimsical, ‘Burton-esque’ way, the joyously kooky ‘n spooky approach that Jamal Green takes really makes this an addictive listen that sets a great mood, calling to mind not just some great games but also timeless family favourite movies.

04/11/2021

๐Ÿฉธ๐ŸŒณ Blair Witch - VR Edition | PSVR | Review | 2/10 | "In 1999 I spent a summer working as a lumberjack" ๐Ÿฉธ๐ŸŒณ @PixelHunted @BlairWitchGame #IndieGame #IndieGames #GameDev

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In 1999 I spent a summer working as a lumberjack in the mountains outside of Durango, Colorado. Each Saturday night we’d pile into a pickup and head into town to the multiplex. One visit, having exhausted most of what was on offer, we decided to roll the dice on The Blair Witch Project. None of us had heard anything about the movie, but a horror movie about a witch? Rad.

Turns out that The Blair Witch Project is the absolute worst film to watch if you’re camping out in the woods that night. With no evidence to the contrary I thought it was real and - though I still doubted the existence of actual witches - I spent the night sleeping in the backseat of someone’s car. The Blair Witch Project remains the most terrifying experience I’ve had in a cinema and makes me basically the prime target for Blair Witch VR.

03/11/2021

๐ŸŽฎ Paratopic | Nintendo Switch | Review | 7/10 | "Videodrome Vibes" ๐ŸŽฎ @arbitrarymetric #GameDev #IndieGame #IndieGames

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Paratopic is a game that has been on the periphery for me for some time and a recommendation from the head honcho at Stumpy Frog Records was what it took to finally push me over the edge. What I discovered was an experience that was difficult to pin down, but I found that it stuck in my mind through the days following completion.

02/11/2021

๐Ÿช“ Battle Axe | PS4 | Ten Minute Taster | Gameplay | Golden Axe On Steroids!" ๐Ÿช“ @NumskullGames #IndieGames #GameDev #IndieGame #PixelArt

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Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash featuring high-quality visuals created by veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae – retro gamers rejoice!

01/11/2021

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿš’ Nuclear Blaze | PC | Ten Minute Taster | Gameplay ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿš’ @deepnightfr #IndieGame #GameDev #IndieGames

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Nuclear Blaze is a unique 2D firefighting game from the creator of Dead Cells, with all the devastating backdrafts, exploding walls and sprinklers you could expect. Fight your way through a mysterious facility and try to keep the blaze under control.

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