29/04/2022

๐Ÿ—บ️ Map Of Materials | PC | Gameplay | Ten minute Taster | 'Crab Killer Simulator 2022' ๐Ÿ—บ️ #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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You are the hero in Map of Materials, and you'll embark on a journey to discover your past and escape from the dark secret of a long-abandoned land. Armed with a sword and a bow, you'll confront a threatening shadow that will try to stop you.

28/04/2022

๐Ÿ˜Ž Foreclosed | XSX | Review | 6.5/10 | ‘Metal Gear Solid for the Hipster Generation’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž @showmemagic #IndieGame #IndieGameDev @MergeGamesLtd

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I’ve already sunk several hours into Cyberpunk 2077, so I’m going into this review hot and ready to be entertained. Unfortunately, I’ve already lost interest in the aforementioned game, so let’s see how Foreclosed holds out. Don’t worry, I won’t be making any comparisons, that’s just unfair. It’s just good to know I’m in the futurist zone and keen to play this game. It has, how the French would half-say, ‘piqued my interest’.

Foreclosed is a sleek, stylish interactive graphic novel and immersive narrative-driven action-shooter with the difficulty default setting of Hard-Boiled! I like my games to be sunny-side up - but sod it, I’m in the mood for a challenge. Le regret?

27/04/2022

๐Ÿ—ก️ Pathologic 2 | Xbox Series X | Review | 5.5/10 | "Tedious mechanics wore down my love for its creepy atmosphere and intriguing mysteries" ๐Ÿ—ก️ @transvaalgf @IcePickLodge #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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After a few hours of Pathologic 2, I could tell this was going to be a real marmite game, there was a great atmosphere and an interesting mystery being developed but the mechanics were already becoming beyond tedious, so the question would be, “would the interesting philosophical plot with a great atmosphere be enough, or would the increasingly frustrating mechanics be too much of a pain and drag the entire experience down?”

26/04/2022

๐Ÿ’ฅ B.I.O.T.A | PC | Gameplay | "Run, Gun and Jumping Fun!" ๐Ÿ’ฅ @small_bros #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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In B.I.O.T.A. you can choose your hero, fight gruesome monsters, and customize your 8-bit retro experience with swappable 4-colour palettes.

25/04/2022

๐ŸŽป๐Ÿฅ 8-Bit Orchestra Pro: The Prague Sessions ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿฅ @C64audio #VideoGameMusic

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I contacted @C64audio on Twitter a week or so ago regarding a vinyl for coverage on the site (Project Sidologie – Revolutions, coming to you in a GF article very, very soon) and was struck by the amicable chat and passion for their upcoming recording sessions in Prague for a successfully Kickstarter-backed project (https://www.gamesfreezer.co.uk/2022/03/saturday-2nd-april-two-free-streaming.html) which I was previously unaware of…and now had to watch, with my eyes – whilst also listening with my ears.

22/04/2022

๐Ÿšœ Lawn Mowing Simulator | PS4 | Gameplay | Ten minute Taster | "Mow Mow Mow Your Lawn!" ๐Ÿšœ @SkyhookGames #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Rich hops on his mower and cruises around some luscious lawns to earn a few quid. "Experience the beauty and detail of mowing the Great British countryside in Lawn Mowing Simulator, the only simulator that allows you to ride an authentic and expansive roster of real-world licensed lawnmowers from prestigious manufacturers; Toro, SCAG and STIGA as you manage your business."


๐Ÿšœ Teardown | v1.0 | Ten minute Taster | PC | Gameplay "Watch Me "Beach" A digger!" ๐Ÿšœ @teardowngame #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Teardown is a game that we've never played at the Games Freezer but now Rich gets the chance to begin his career of destruction and you can come along for the ride! "Prepare the perfect heist in this simulated and fully destructible voxel world. Tear down walls with vehicles or explosives to create shortcuts. Stack objects to reach higher. Use the environment to your advantage in the most creative way you can think of"

21/04/2022

๐ŸŒด Slipstream | XSX | Review | 8.5/10 | "let it drift into your gaming library" ๐ŸŒด @ansdor #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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As I’m sure I’ve mentioned on these virtual pages before, my taste in racing games leans much more towards the arcade-style over deep simulation, and so Slipstream’s retro aesthetic and pick-up-and-play approach is very much burnin’ rubber down my Strasse.

๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜พ Animal Shelter | Ten Minute Taster | PC | "Can We Get Cats Into our Shelter?" ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜พ @GamesIncubator #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Animal Shelter Simulator is Rich & Nya's new favourite game to play together so let's take a look at what it's all about as the Animal Shelter duo try and upgrade their shelter to enable cats to be adopted as well as dogs!

"In Animal Shelter, your main target is to make your four-legged friends happy. Pet them, hand out treats, play with toys - and they will pay you back with great trust. Get to know the animals well enough to find them the best home! Don't wait any longer, open your animal shelter now!"

20/04/2022

๐ŸŽฎ GameSir launches its X3 Type-C Peltier-Cooled Ergonomic Mobile Gaming Controller on Indiegogo ๐ŸŽฎ

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lQDPDhtPQVFw59fNA-jNA-iwXg7BMukLflECUoZbRYDiAA_1000_1000GameSir, today announces its latest product and follow up to the hugely popular X2, the  X3 Type-C Peltier-Cooled Ergonomic Mobile Gaming Controller which is now available on Indiegogo. With prices starting from £53.81/$69.99, it is a 30% reduction of the RRP.

Designed for pro-level gaming with crisp tactile feedback, it is the ultimate ergonomic controller and cooler – meaning that gamers no longer have to make the compromise between the two and no longer have to worry about overheating when gaming for long periods of time. With various personalisation options and supporting Android games and cloud gaming platforms, it is ideal for mobile gamers.

The ultimate ergonomic controller and cooler, it is designed for pro-level gaming with crisp tactile feedback.

19/04/2022

๐Ÿ† Trophy | XSX | Review | 7.5/10 | "If you like early Mega Man, here’s your Trophy" ๐Ÿ† @6502Collective #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Originally programmed for the NES, Trophy has now made its way to modern consoles, and your take on gameplay firmly rooted in the past as well as your affinity for the Mega Man series of games will very much dictate how much Trophy appeals to you.

15/04/2022

๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽฎ Good Game Cafรฉ, Cardiff | Review ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽฎ @goodgamecaf

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Was this a Bruce Forsyth Tribute Cafe?

A couple of weeks ago, my partner and I visited a nearby farmer’s market, and after spending a shocking amount of money on cheese, we remembered that just around the corner was a place we’d been meaning to visit for almost a year… the Good Game Cafรฉ.

Located just outside the city centre and a couple of minutes’ walk from the Principality Stadium, the Good Game Cafรฉ is situated on Tudor Street, which is currently being renovated and given a new facelift by the council, meaning that the sparkling new signage acted as a beacon to us, teasing of games….and awesome food.

14/04/2022

⚔️ Royal Frontier | PS4 | Review | 8/10 | “Choose Your Own Death” ⚔️ @RatalaikaGames #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Royal Frontier popped into our games code bucket and it was a title that immediately intrigued me with its classic looking pixel art style straight out of the SNES era which I am always a sucker for.

Royal Frontier is a Roguelite, Run Based, Choose Your Own Adventure (death), Pixel Art game with a ton of charm and an engaging turn-based battle system. As you might already be able to tell, I really liked my time with Royal Frontier (even though I didn’t think I would at first).

13/04/2022

๐Ÿ‘พ Tempest 4000 | Nintendo Switch | Ten Minute Taster | Gameplay | "Tube Shootin'" ๐Ÿ‘พ @llamasoft_ox #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Developed by legendary game designer, Jeff Minter, Tempest 4000 remains faithful to the original fast-paced gameplay by putting you in control of the Claw, a powerful spacecraft equipped to destroy deadly creatures and other obstructions with rapid-fire shots on vibrant geometric prisms. Featuring fantastical graphical environments, 100 levels, three game modes, and more, you must eliminate all enemies as fast as possible to survive and compete for the highest score on the leaderboards.

12/04/2022

๐Ÿ’ฅ Xenocider | Retro Sumus | WAVE Game Studios | Dreamcast | Review | 8/10 | "The first 3D Dreamcast title in 15 years" ๐Ÿ’ฅ @WaveGameStudios #RetroGaming #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Purchase Link - https://www.wavegamestudios.com/shop/xenocider

Wave Game Studios are continuing to release a tidal wave of Dreamcast magic throughout this year, the most recently released title being Xenocider, a 3D rail shooter that tips the hat to Space Harrier… and then blows him away in a barrage of gore.

⚔️ Eastern Exorcist | PC | Gameplay | Ten Minute Taster | "A 2D Swordplay Master" | #EasternExorcist ⚔️ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Eastern Exorcist is a stunning 2D side-scrolling action RPG set in a fantasy eastern world with the vicious spirits and monsters. 

Play as a skilled exorcist against chaotic evil to fight your way through the brutal world, and experience different stories of joy and sorrow.
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11/04/2022

๐ŸŽฎ GameSir | F7 Claw | Tablet Controller | Unboxed & Tested ๐ŸŽฎ @mygamesir

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Rich takes a look at the next piece of cool kit that GameSir has sent to GF HQ with an unboxing of the GameSir F7 Claw Tablet Controller and test using PUBG.

๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ Drift Hunters: The Ultimate Free Drifting Browser Game ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ’จ

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The browser-based game industry has changed. In the early 2000s, we had sites like Newgrounds and Ebaumsworld, which curated a bunch of different kinds of flash games.

Many of these games were fun but didn’t have much to offer outside of the 5-10 minutes diversion.

We have websites like Drifted, which curates many of the same styles of quick-play browser games and some games with more meat on their bones.

One of these games, a browser game with a ton of technical depth, great gameplay, and customizability, is Drift Hunters.

If you’re looking to experience an elevated browser game, read on to see some of the awesome features of Drift Hunters.

08/04/2022

๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿ”ง FixFox | PC | Ten Minute Taster | Gameplay | "Fox In Spaaaaaace!" ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿ”ง @fixfoxgame #IndieGame #GameDev

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Arriving on a curious planet, Vix and her toolbox Tin explore space, fixing machines with unconventional tools and eating cosy meals with kind robot locals.

On an epic adventure, the duo repairs an interstellar beacon and constructs giant mechs, unravelling a cosmic mystery that transcends existence.

07/04/2022

๐Ÿ“– The Games Freezer Book Is Now Available Across All Of Amazon ๐Ÿ“– #Retrogaming

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The Games Freezer Pixel Art Illustrated Compendium Of Video Games Consoles, Computers & Handhelds is now live across multiple Amazon platforms!

Pick up a copy for around £9.99

This book is a cross between a history book and a set of video games trump cards!

AMAZON U.S.A : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09WKL5R89

AMAZON U.K: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09WKL5R89

AMAZON AUS: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09WKL5R89

AMAZON CAN: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09WKL5R89

AMAZON JAP: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B09WKL5R89

AMAZON DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09WKL5R89

06/04/2022

⚔️ Salt and Sacrifice | Beta | Preview | PS5 Tested | "Salt and Sacrifice will feel very familiar to those who played the preceding title" ⚔️ @transvaalgf @jamezila @iequalshane @skastudios #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Salt and Sacrifice will feel very familiar to those who played the preceding title - Salt and Sanctuary - as the 2D take on the Dark Souls formula is largely unchanged; it keeps the core mechanics but sprinkles in enough new flavour to keep the game feeling fresh.

๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ”ต Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey | Boxed Retail Release ๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ”ต

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ININ Games and Survios and under licence from TAITO Corp are delighted to announce the upcoming boxed retail release of Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey

This new entry in the classic Japanese action, puzzle-game franchise brings bubble-popping puzzle fun to the third dimension for the first time and can optionally even be experienced in virtual reality via PlayStation VR (PSVR). 

05/04/2022

๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ Britt's Video Game Vinyl Fantasies #3 ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€ #Vinyl #VideoGameVinyl #VGM

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Hello all! My last entry in this ongoing series was back in October 2021, and I thought it was a good time to cover the records that have been getting heavy rotation over the last few months here at GF towers.

The last few weeks have seen some more gold turning up for future articles, but these are the records that have been keeping me warm and dancing through the cold, winter months. 

Along with tequila. 

This list also features two albums that are kind of video game-related, but I just wanted to mention my positive experiences with them and their creators - also, just to clarify - this list is in no particular order.

04/04/2022

๐Ÿ️๐Ÿ’ It's Time To Return to Monkey Island ๐Ÿ️๐Ÿ’ #RetroGaming #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Announcing Return to Monkey Island
the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.

๐Ÿ“– The Games Freezer Book Is OUT NOW! | The Pixel Art Compendium OF Video Games Consoles, Computers & Handhelds ๐Ÿ“– @gamesfreezer #PixelArt #SelfPublished

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I've always fancied having my own video games book published and during lockdown 2020 I began a journey to write and illustrate my very first book. 

Today I proudly present to you The Games Freezer Book. A Pixel Art Illustrated Compendium of Video Games Consoles, Computers and Handhelds.

๐Ÿ“– Amazon Link: Games Freezer Book ๐Ÿ“–

01/04/2022

๐Ÿš€This Means Warp | PC | Gameplay | "Overcooked In Space?" ๐Ÿš€ @OutlierSocial #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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This Means Warp is a co-op space survival fun, Jim, but not as we know it. This Means Warp is an intense spaceship management rogue-lite experience for 1-4 players. Explore a procedurally generated universe, upgrade your ship, battle truly dangerous enemies and adapt your strategies to survive in a hostile universe.

๐Ÿ”ช Dread X Collection 5 Releases on Steam in April 2022 ๐Ÿ”ช@DreadXP_ #IndieGame #IndieGameDev

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Independent horror publisher and production company DreadXP is back to spotlight the second half of games included in Dread X Collection 5, the latest entry in its popular anthology horror game series.

Based around the theme of “entertainment”, the last batch of sinister titles included in Dread X Collection 5 invites players into the glitz and glam of Hollywood, a karaoke bar toilet, an abandoned daycare, a haunted puppet show, and even Finland in the year 1888... 

Are you ready for some terror?

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