It is that time of the year again where the list of entries to the IGF Main Competition are revealed for all and sundry to see. This year there has been 391 entries, a rise of 30% from last year which was in turn a 35% jump on the previous year.
Some games are winners, some are losers, others fall in between. Sadly WRC, The Official World Rally Championship Game is one of those that has fallen in the gap. It is far from being a bad game, but it isn’t good enough to be considered a top-class quality release.
There is a case going through the Supreme Court over in the USA at the moment which could drastically change how games are both made, and sold on the other side of the Atlantic. It is an issue which has caused Insomniac Games boss Ted Price to express his concerns over what would happen if the law is allowed to be passed.
As we all know browser based multiplayer 3D games are starting to become a rising force in gaming with Battlefield Heroes and Quake Live leading the charge. Look beneath the glossy games coming from the big studios and you will find a little game called Red Crucible.
The Ball is one of the most promising looking games coming out this month, I took a quick look at it recently and then had a chat with Sjoerd De Jong, Project Lead at Teotl Studios. Read below for more talk about The Ball and the latest trailer for the game.
Has anyone ever had ants in their kitchen? I’m not talking the odd one or two who come waltzing on in looking for something to steal, I’m talking about the massive hordes of them who move like an army through your kitchen. I have had that, and now I have experienced something worse, something much worse.
Zombies are everywhere in games nowadays, it seems like you can’t start up a game without some kind of zombie trying to kill you, it is a relief to come across Dead Rising 2 which gives you a different set of zombie problems, figuring out what is the best way to kill them.
Reckless Squad is a newly released indie real-time strategy game from D2P Games which sees you take control of a squad set to defend a mysterious convoy as it travels the earth. As is to be expected you have a variety of units to choose from, anything from the humble peasant to a Black Mage can be employed, at a cost, to defend your convoy.