There’s occasionally a moment when you play a preview build of a game where the demo ends, and you’re just left standing there thinking “But I wanted to carry on playing for the rest of the day!”. That’s exactly how I felt after playing the preview build for Hevn, an immersive, story-driven sci-fi adventure from developers MIGA.
Creating satire always involves walking the fine line between being funny and just being annoying, whilst not being pointlessly offensive. Supreme League of Patriots, an upcoming episodic point and click adventure from indie studio No Bull Intentions, might be able to manage that responsibility and walk the line. Might.
I don’t know where the time has got to this week, it is already Friday and I realise that I’ve entirely neglected to write about some fairly cool indie game news that has appeared in the past few days. This isn’t quite a Crowdfunding Weekly, even though one game has just landed itself on Kickstarter, rather a just a quick rundown on a handful of indie games of all flavours. Hit the break for word on Death in Candlewood, Warside and Divinity: Original Sin.
Steph is a bit busy this week, so I have bravely stepped into her shoes to bring you this weeks edition of Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly. I might not actually be stepping in Steph’s shoes if I am honest, this week I’m going to highlight a few games which aren’t actually coming through the Crowdfunding channels. I bet Steph won’t be best pleased when she sees what I’ve done with her column! Hit the break to see some media and hastily written words about Cloud Chamber, Men of War and Concursion.
For anyone out there who thinks Valve are the almighty untouchable company thanks to their efforts with Steam, I urge you to take a step back and think things over for a minute. I for one would be thinking about Greenlight, Develop recently reported on a meeting between Greenlight developers and Valve where the lack of visibility of the service was brought up. That isn’t the only trouble though as today some more unsavoury news came to light.
Update Valve’s Doug Lombardi has responded, read after the break.
I’ve been squeezing in some time for a grand looking turn-based with RPG-features strategy game. Not a Heroes of Might and Magic game, but Eador: Master’s of the Broken World. I’ll simply refer to it as Eador from now on while I talk about some of my early impressions of this title which came from Steam Greenlight.
There are many games on Steam Greenlight that I really should be playing, more than I have time for, but earlier today I took the time to have a quick blast with a fast-paced platformer which uses the beats of your own music to alter levels as you play. The name of the game?
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is very nearly here with UK publisher Excalibur revealing today on Facebook that they will be releasing the game on October 26th for UK retail. However, if you are very keen, developers SCS Software have confirmed that they will be in a position to release the game digitally on the 19th of October. I for one and getting pretty excited for this, it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but this series has slowly created a little place of its own in my heart.
Valve have announced the first batch of games to be launched on Steam via their new Greenlight service. These ten titles (including Black Mesa and Towns) have picked up strong support from the community and will be available on Steam in the coming months.
Black Mesa, for those who are unaware, is a fan made third party mod that aims to overhaul Valve’s original Half Life game. The 40 man development team say they wish to “create a more engrossing in-game world with more varied, complex environments and more challenging, realistic gameplay”. But Black Mesa is not just a mod for Half Life it’s a total recreation of the game using Valve’s very own Source engine, which makes it even more of an accomplishment…
Since its release last Thursday, Steam’s Greenlight service has seen over 700 submissions to its database of potential Steam games. Whilst many indie developers have been quick to praise Valve’s new user-driven service, there have been some concerns over quality control. For every potentially interesting indie game there were dozens of crudely made, unfinished projects, joke entries and requests for AAA games unlikely to ever be added to Steam’s catalogue. Last night, Valve rolled out an update to the service, making…
It is time. Time for eager indie developers worldwide to clamber over each-other and vow for your attention and praise. Valve’s community voting service, Greenlight has been launched.