14/07/2021

๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ธ Mushihimesama | Review | Nintendo Switch | 8/10 | "Mushihimesama, or Bug Princess Bullet Hell" ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘ธ @cavegames #IndieGames #GameDev

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Despite this being a fairly obscure Japanese game, I had stumbled across Mushihimesama before. I read an article about the "bullet hell" sub-genre of shoot-em-ups and found a couple of YouTube videos of examples. One was called Perfect Cherry Blossom (Japan, there) and the other was this one, Mushihimesama, or Bug Princess.

13/07/2021

๐Ÿ›ฉ️ Red Wings | PS4 | Gameplay | Ten Minute Taster | "Barrel Rolls Ahoy!" ๐Ÿ›ฉ️ @RedWingsTheGame #GameDev #IndieGames

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Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is an arcade action game that puts you in the middle of WWI aerial battles. Accompany the legendary Red Baron and cheat death on your way to victory!

๐Ÿ’ฅ Gearing up for the release of BEEP’s side-scrolling shoot ‘em up Cotton Reboot! ๐Ÿ’ฅ #GameDev #IndieGames

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Attack!

ININ Games is gearing up for the release of BEEP’s side-scrolling shoot ‘em up Cotton Reboot! releasing both digitally and physically on Sony PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Europe, Australasia and North America on 20th July.

Cotton is already a much revered and iconic brand appearing on many consoles and computers from  PC Engine, Neo Geo Pocket Color, right through to Playstation. Cotton Reboot! presents PlayStation and Switch gamers a fun, colourful, cute ‘em up that offers brand new features, 7 stages that really highlight what a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up should deliver and it does it in abundance, together with a dazzling display of onscreen cast and challenges.

The player takes the role of the young witch Cotton, who ventures out on her magical broom on a quest to get her favourite candy. What unfolds involves her getting entangled with several world-threatening terrors which she must destroy. A really cool feature is the more enemies the player kills the more he can upgrade his weapon by collecting power crystals. Players can also charge their weapon for special attacks and enlist the aid of Silk, Cotton’s magical fairy friend who can form up in different “option” configurations.

 

Visual/Audio/Gameplay Features

  • Remastered with hand-drawn HD graphics
  • Remixed soundtracks
  • Comes with Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams in the X6800 original mode
  • + 2 more game modes
    Arrange mode features 16:9 screens, redesigned graphics and characters.
    Score attack mode: the player competes for scores online within a limited time (2 minute and 5 minute modes can be selected).

Storming the castle!

Nintendo Life (Import)

Of all the "cute 'em ups" out there, it remains one of the best……………. 8/10 GREAT

M! Maniac (Import)

The gameplay is as precise as it is powerful, the shots have a lot of bang and the levels are interestingly designed. And the X68000 version is not just a nice bonus, but a completely independent game with its own challenge and different systems - a great package for every shooter fan!

Successful shooter package: Enjoy an action classic in its best home version and a great reinterpretation.  81%/100

Cotton Reboot! really does define what is best about the cute ‘em, shoot ‘em up genre and offers a whole lot more in what is a really magical and enchanting, atmospheric experience.


For more information, visit https://cotton.inin.games/.  

 

Limited Edition with Special Offerings

In addition to the physical and digital retail versions, there are three premium limited editions available, exclusively in the Strictly Limited Games Partner Shop.

  • The Limited Edition comes with a manual and is available for €39.99 and limited to 3.000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1.500 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide.
  • The Collector’s Edition is available for €79.99, limited to 2.000 copies for Nintendo Switch and 1.000 copies for PlayStation 4 worldwide and includes a tea set, the original & remastered soundtrack, an art book, shikishi and more.
  • The Deluxe X68000 Collector’s Edition is already SOLD OUT due to huge demand.

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12/07/2021

๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿง“ Just Die Already | Nintendo Switch | Ten minute Taster | Gameplay | "Watch Out For Violent Bin Men!" ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿง“ @DoubleMoose #GameDev #IndieGames

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Just Die Already is an old people mayhem sandbox game created by the designers of Goat Simulator. 

You are old and angry and you've just been kicked out of your retirement home. How will you survive in a world that wants you to Just Die Already?

๐Ÿ Anguna: Scourge of the Goblin King | A Brand-New Action RPG For The NES! ๐Ÿ @6502Collective #GameDev #IndieGames

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Anguna: Scourge of the Goblin King is a brand-new action RPG, or A-RPG, for the original Nintendo (NES). Drawing clear inspiration from classics such as The Legend of Zelda (1987), Anguna also takes inspiration from forgotten games like Deadly Towers (1987). 

The player must traverse the world in order to locate the Goblin King, a task that involves collecting items and power-ups along the way. Find ways to cross rivers, navigate rooms of darkness, and get past obstacles in the terrain. Anguna features real-time combat as the nameless hero squares off against lesser enemies and fearsome bosses, and culminates in a final battle with the Goblin King himself!

11/07/2021

⚱️ Infinitrap: Rehamstered | Review | Xbox Series X | 8.5/10 | "fun, cute, twitchy, very addictive and extremely moreish" ⚱️ @ShadebobGames @showmemagic #GameDev #IndieGames

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Like many cool kids of a certain age, I grew up watching the adventure movies of the ’80s and this game, at least in my head, is paying homage to the greats. The plot slightly echoes the Grail Knight scene in The Last Crusade on a seemly endless loop and the main protagonist looks like Quatermain from King Solomon’s Mines; If Sharon Stone makes an appearance, I might never remove this smile from my face!  

10/07/2021

๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ–️ Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX | PC | Gameplay | "Time To Master Nah Janken" ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ–️ @MergeGamesLtd #GameDev #IndieGames

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A legend returns in stunning new detail with Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX! Fire up your power bracelet and relive a platforming classic alongside new modes, levels and features!

09/07/2021

๐Ÿค– MONO BOT | PC GAMEPLAY | "ROBOT LIMBO" ๐Ÿค– @Ukuza_games #GameDev #IndieGames

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Mono Bot - Coming online, Mono finds himself alone in a dark, dystopian world overrun with other hostile robots.

Guide Mono through his solo journey, unravelling puzzles to uncover the buried secrets of this desolate world.

Can you break the infinite cycle and find your true self?

๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿ•น️ The Best Party Games To Play IRL With Friends ๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿ•น️ #BoardGames #VideoGames

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Games are ten times better when you play them with friends. A lot of us spend time gaming online, but there are instances where we get together with others for some IRL fun. In these cases, it helps to have some fun party games to play with everyone. So, here's a pick of some great games you can all play in the same room:

08/07/2021

⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ Chivalry 2 | Xbox Series X | Review | 8.5/10 | "An Axe-Throwing, Head-Lopping, Catapult-Lobbing Joy" ⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️ @TornBanner #GameDev #IndieGames

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Historically, I’ve never really played many online multiplayer games. I even have a very close group of friends that regularly meet up virtually to play games that I thoroughly enjoy in single-player modes but don’t appeal to me in multiplayer, maybe I’m a recluse…hence the name of my band (www.recluse.bandcamp.com).

And yet…when I saw the trailer for Chivalry 2, the weighty-looking combat completely won me over as it reminded me of Kingdom Come: Deliverance (another game that completely bowled me over by surprise) and I am a sucker for some medieval action, these two factors led to me taking a dive into the game and it is a choice that has rewarded me deeply!

07/07/2021

๐Ÿš€ The Persistence : Enhanced | Review | PS5 | 5/10 | "Sucked into a Black Hole" ๐Ÿš€ @FirespriteGames #IndieGames #GameDev

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I found this review hard to write. Jumping into this game with no knowledge; I looked at the cover art - which appeared to represent a horror game  - and leapt at the chance to review it, but within thirty minutes of playing it, I realized it does something that I am really not keen on and I especially don’t enjoy it when horror games, in particular, do it.

Truthfully, If I was playing this game without intending to review it, I would have stopped after forty-five minutes and put it down as ‘just not my cup of tea’. Though I do enjoy occasionally trying out games that I would tend to avoid -  to see whether the game can win me over and possibly change my view - this game sadly didn’t and in fact, further cemented my thoughts.

06/07/2021

๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ—ก️ Green Hell | PS4 | Review | 8/10 | "Desperate Enough To Eat a Rotting Snail" ๐Ÿ—ก️๐ŸŒด @GreenHellGame #IndieGames #GameDev

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Green Hell is a survival game set in a jungle at the edge of the Amazon river. You play as Jake Higgins, an anthropologist who is researching the area with his wife, Mia. Mia goes to a nearby tribal village to learn and understand the ways of the indigenous people living there and ends up going missing. You hurtle to the rescue only to be outmatched and easily overpowered, ending up retreating and lost in the forest with very little to help you survive. 

05/07/2021

๐Ÿ“– From Gamers Magazine | Issue 1 | Review ๐Ÿ“– @FromGamersMag

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As a gamer of a certain age, print magazines formed an important part of growing up for me. From Zzap! 64 and Crash to Nintendo Power and Mean Machines Sega, there weren't many months that I didn't buy (or get my mum to buy) a new mag to read about the vast universe of games I couldn't afford.

So the new trend of print magazines launching via Kickstarter is a welcome one.  I've backed a few myself and it's always great to get an A4 envelope full of gold through the door. From Gamers Magazine  hit its fundraising target in March and is now being delivered to backers. 

04/07/2021

๐Ÿค– MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | Xbox Series X | Review | 7.5/10 | "Lock & Load" ๐Ÿค– @PiranhaGames #IndieGames #GameDev

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My history with mech games seemingly peaked in 1996 with Earthsiege 2. Prior to that, the only ‘big robot’ games I’d played were things like Cyborg Justice and Mazin Saga, I didn’t realise that there was an element of the genre that embraced the slower, weightier and more strategic element of piloting a skyscraper-sized behemoth.

Upon playing Earthsiege 2, I vividly remember thinking that it was the absolute zenith of ‘lifelike’ tactical combat and, even though it was a genre that was not on my radar at all, I was completely hooked and played through the entire campaign multiple times, something I rarely do (even now!).

I also remember playing the original MechWarrior on the SNES and finding it a pale imitation of the shining diamond that was Earthsiege 2, it seemed more arcadey, slick and, to be honest…I was never a fan of Mode 7.

Admittedly, in the quarter of a century since, I’ve rarely returned to the genre and when I have, nothing has captured my imagination in the way that Earthsiege 2 did *wipes away a single tear*.

01/07/2021

๐Ÿ’พ Lowtek Games | Interview With Alastair Low ๐Ÿ’พ @Wallmasterr #IndieGames #GameDev

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I first became aware of Lowtek when I covered the Dreamcast version of Flea! Last year for The Mighty Games Freezer. I really enjoyed developer Ally Low’s genial personality and approach to not only the promotion of his game but also the updates of the upcoming title Tapeworm and so wanted to know more about Lowtek and its history. Who better to ask than the brains behind the operation!

30/06/2021

⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️๐ŸŒณ Tunic | Xbox | Demo Preview | "I’ve been a sucker for isometric adventures ever since playing Landstalker" ⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️๐ŸŒณ @dicey #IndieGames #GameDev

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I’ve been a sucker for isometric adventures ever since playing Landstalker on the Mega Drive back in 1992 (and I’m still holding out for a proper sequel - I miss you, Nigel!) and more recently, Touryst was a generational highlight for me (with a far likelier sequel on the horizon).

29/06/2021

☁️ Cloudpunk: City of Ghosts PC Review 9/10 ☁️ @Pixel Hunted @ionlands #IndieGames #GameDev

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Cloudpunk has proved to be a marmite game. You play a delivery driver piloting a flying car in a vast dystopian metropolis. With heavy influences from Blade Runner and The Fifth Element, you swoop through a perpetually rainy metropolis, past gigantic neon billboards, and weave through oncoming traffic.

28/06/2021

๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿบ Phantom Abyss | PC | Ten Minute Taster | "Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Aaaaaargh!" ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”ฅ @devolverdigital #GameDev #IndieGames

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Phantom Abyss is a massive asynchronous multiplayer game that casts players into procedurally-generated temples and tasks them with retrieving the sacred relics hidden within deadly chambers.

27/06/2021

๐Ÿ•น️ Capcom Arcade Stadium | Xbox Series X | Review | 8.5/10 | "A Rollicking Retro Ride That Rocks" ๐Ÿ•น️ @CapcomEurope #Capcom

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Capcom has released a LOT of gold over the last forty years and this Capcom Arcade Stadium collection of 32 of them brings a wealth of gaming history to modern consoles with an eye to keeping things accessible to players of all skill levels as well as embracing that high-score chasing drive that filled arcades of the era.

26/06/2021

⛵️ Man Eater | Nintendo Switch | Ten Minute Taster ๐Ÿฉธ๐Ÿฆˆ@TripwireInt #IndieGames #GameDev

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In Man Eater you Experience the ultimate power fantasy as the apex predator of the seas - a giant shark! 

Terrorize the coastal waterways. 

Tear swimmers and divers limb from limb, give the humans a reason to fear you!

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