Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The fearless leader. The Big cheese. The main man.

Have you ever wanted to run a country? Build it up into a global power, both the envy and absolute terror of its neighbor?  And maybe be a successful civil servant and NOT run it into the ground like certain world leaders we could mention?
PLAY FREECIV. If you're asking "W-whats Freeciv???" Like some pleb, let the developers explain it to you, straight from the games main page: "Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Freeciv can be played online in your web-browser for free. Choose how you want to play" FROM THE STONE AGE TO SPACE. YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.
Not like this
Single-player with computer opponents or Multi-player with other people! Over 500 nations to pick from, more than 100 players in one match! Not bad for a game thats been in development since the 90s. FreeCiv could be just what you're looking for if you've been wanting to scratch that "World domination" itch without having to use nuclear weapons in real life.
"All you had to do was let me run everything! NOW YOU GET MAD MAX!"

If you want to drive your opponents nations before you, hear the lamentations of their women and crush them under your boot-heel, you can play Freeciv here

Monday, July 14, 2014

OH GOD WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING

No excuses, just laziness. But im here now, so I'm gonna slap something down that I think looks really cool! T-that'll make up for the huge gap, right?
"We're good, right?"
Game today is called SUPER NUCLEAR RAIDERS. Maybe you're boring and the name alone didnt sell you on it. Ok, did you ever watch/hear about the Power Rangers? WELL SIT DOWN AND CHECK THIS OUT.

TURN BASED ISOMETRIC COMBAT
SUPER MOVES
COLOR COORDINATED TEAM
SAVING THE EARTH ONE ALIEN AT A TIME
YOU LOVE IT
Why are you waiting? The world needs YOUR help! Get in there and stop those aliens.
"I need nuclear powered teenagers withe ATTITUDE"
You can snag SUPER NUCLEAR RAIDERS right here

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I think everyone already played this at least once

EVERYONE SIDOWN 'N SHUT UP

If this didnt ship with your computer when you bought/built/stole it you got ripped off to the greatest degree. What game you say?
SPACE
CADET
3D PINBALL
THIS IS WHERE THE GUITAR SOLO GOES
"But its just pinball"
'JUST PINBALL'!
Either you are willfully ignorant or simply blind to the truth, just grab it and play it, I dare you.
I DOUBLE dare you
You can get the majesty that is 3D PINBALL SPACE CADET here, if you think you're good enough for it, YOU PROBABLY AREN'T.

Monday, May 26, 2014

toH reupS

HA, YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE RID OF ME, WRONG
YOU THOUGHT THE WORST WAS OVER, AHAHAHAHAHAHA
Did you like those parts in the matrix with the slow-mo? Where whatshisface THE ONE basically side steps between bullets and he doesn't even care? Of course you did, everyone did. Thats why there were movie parodies for years after. That game today is basically that, and it's called SUPER
 HOT, SO STRAP IN.
 Super Hot's deal is that it's you against red bad dudes with guns, but with the added gimmick that time only moves when YOU move, so every level is basically a puzzle made of MURDER. "Wow, how the hell does THAT work?" you wonder? Well check this shit out.

Pretty much  "Damn that looks neat, I want to play this immediately". Lucky you, you can play this right from your browser. So if you like action movies, unconventional puzzles, minimalist art styles, slow-motion, and the color red, then SUPER HOT is for you. Hey, and they're also trying to get enough funding to make this prototype into a full blown game, so if you like what you see, you can throw money at it if you want.
Super DEAD
You can play SUPER HOT right here

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Copious amounts of blue and orange with some red mixed in

HEY! You know what I havent done in a while?
"Updated?"
Well, yes. Also screw you. What I meant is that I haven't  had an update with a game from Digipen in a long time. So when I saw that today's game was made there, it's like killing two birds with one stone!
Don't kill birds with stones
The game for today is IGNEOUS, and its all about volcano, fire, and going fast. It'd also consider it a INDIE PLATFORMER, but since it isn't RETRO it doesn't get the trifecta. Here's a video.

It looks pretty good, I'd almost call it...ingenious.
"SHAME ON YOU"
Anyway. As you can see the game, while pretty straight forward, was great enough to win awards, and the team of students that made the game called themselves "Going down in flames", and with a name like that you know these guys clearly knew what they were doing.
"This is your captain speaking: everything is fiiiiiiiine"
Do you like Tiki idols? Volcanoes? GOING FAST? Then Igneous is for you, because it has all of those things.
WOOOOOO
You can get Igneous here

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WARNING: MISSILE LOCK


Everyone wants to be a fighter pilot at one point. EVERYONE.
"Nope, not me!"
You are either lying to me, which is impolite, lying to yourself, which is sad, or you are a completely broken person inside and you have my pity. The game today is called Sky Rogue, and it looks pretty slick, and while it's not a proper flight sim game, it does a fair job of getting close-ish.
Obviously Sky Rogue is about fighter jets and the stuff they blow up. Set on randomly generated islands you choose from a number of fighters each with different skins, pick from a wide array of weaponry for your loadout and go shoot up other fighters, ships, and bases.
Check out that low-polygon art and those bright distinct colors, you know you love it.

Eventually all fighter pilots will be replaced with robots, which will eventually rebel and cause Robomageddon, so this might be the closest thing you can get to being an actual fighter pilot (for free). So if you like Top Gun (the dog fighting parts, not the beach volleyball), missiles, fighter jets, low polygon art, bright colors, or riding into The Danger-Zone then Sky Rogue might be for you.
You can get it here for free on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and if you like it enough you can even throw some cash the Developers way to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Its like Groundhog Day, but in space

Hey guess what, I'm not actually dead. Surprising I know. On other blogs you'd get some kind of excuse, or bitching about how "Life has been kinda rough you guys", but that's for people who give a shit about that sappy stuff, so lets get right to the video games.
ONWARD
 Have you ever wanted to be an astronaut? Rhetorical question: I already know the answer is yes, everyone does at one point in life. Deal is most of you didn't make the cut because you weren't a genius (You need more than a pioneering spirit to go to space) or you were discouraged because you found out that when your spacesuit fails you get turned inside out, then you probably fall apart, then whats left freezes if it's caught in the shadow of a space station/Earth/a satellite or it cooks if it's exposed to the sun. So yeah, Space is hardcore.
It's metal as hell
But with the magic of VIDEO GAMES you, YES YOU, can still at least pretend to be an astronaut. Which brings us to our game today: Outer Wilds, a game about space exploration, a time loop, and the end of the universe.

The deal with Outerwilds is that you have twenty minutes to explore the solar system, using a space ship and probes, poking around to see all the cool stuff in it, and trying to solve mysteries, like a cosmic Scooby Doo cartoon. With multiple planets to check out, and "Quantum moons" there's plenty to see, and you're going to need to take multiple loops to see everything and figure out whats the deal with the time loop. You need to keep how much fuel and oxygen you have in mind, and you need to know how to actually fly you spaceship, so you need to actually know what you're doing (Like a real astronaut!)
There's a reason they put these guys through an endless ringer of simulators
If any of this that interests you, or maybe you like the idea of space banjos (See trailer) then there's something you should know. Outer Wilds was built around using an XBox controller. You can switch up the inputs so they'd work with a keyboard, but it's going to be clunky. If that doesnt disuade you, then dive right on in.
You cant let a lack of competence, or technical know-how stop you
You can snag Outer Wilds here on PC, Mac, and Linux