A million bullets, almost as large as a person, flying at you from all directions. The source of these dangerous flying projectiles: turrets.
My Collective Opinion is a piece I will be writing every Saturday that takes a look at the recent pitches on the Square Enix Collective platform. I shall tear them apart, highlight the best, and offer advice for future developers looking to tackle the Collective.
Although there was only one pitch this week, I really liked the idea. I cannot say the pitch was as good as those I have seen in previous weeks, but the game was different enough to make up for it.
Unique. That is the first word that sprung to mind as I read through the pitch. Never before have I seen a game that teaches you coding as you advance through the levels. Work of the Spider Entertainment may have opened up a new market that I hope will continue to be filled with exciting, well-built games that make learning coding more enjoyable.
You play as a debugger, the 316th version. All of the previous versions have been deleted for failing to clear the computer of bugs. Using “lite-C”, you will manipulate objects, bugs, and yourself to complete your task, therefore avoiding deletion. At the end, you will be able to use the commands you learnt to create a small game from scratch.
After the Collective, they plan to raise money to pay the artists who are creating the different varieties of bugs. With more bugs, come more challenges, and hopefully more game-play.
Talk about your long-term plan. What are you going to do after the Collective? If you are going to seek crowd-funding, what do you need the money for?
I Am Bread is an interesting release from Bossa Studios. It is currently in Early Access, and shares the same style of controls as Surgeon Simulator. However, there is a lot more to it than just toasting a slice of bread.
A typical jam game that plays more like a beginning concept, than a finished product.
Nearly 11pm. I decided to boot up The Forest and check out the latest update. I knew how to survive against the hordes of cannibals. Molotov Cocktails. What I didn’t suspect was that log sleds had been given magical powers.
I have never been so frustrated by a game since the Chinese Dragon level in Crash Bandicoot.
This may not strictly be a game, but Zombies, Run! is an app I cannot recommend enough.
Yesterday, I sat down to watch the first two sessions of RollPlay: One Shots – The West Marches. I had already seen the latest one live, but decided to go back and see what had happened previously.
True love is when you find someone you want to grow old with, but what happens when you can’t grow old.
Valar morghulis. Valar dohaeris. Valar excitedus. All men must die. All men must serve. All men must get excited for the first look trailer of TellTale’s upcoming Game of Thrones title.
Graphics aren’t everything in games, especially not text-based ones.