Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Night City Assault

Night City Assault (Kickstarter)
Roy Silver is a man on a mission, straight out of a late 1980's brawler, as Night City Assault has more than a little in common with popular genre entries from back then. It seem to borrow the best bits though, including stylish asskicking a super clichéd plot: an evil syndicate's kidnapped your partner, so naturally, you're gonna attempt a heroic rescue, taking down every last one of those bastards in the process. Fight fight fight!
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Speculating Screenshots (23rd May 2015)

Speculating Screenshots
For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it's also a time during which they get to show off what they've been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Hit All the Right Keys In Type Commander to Keep the Town Safe

Type Commander
Slaying a fire-breathing dragon or laying waste to a dangerous sorcerer, sure, those deeds are probably considered very heroic somewhere, to someone. But they both pale compared to the job of a typing hero - like the one in Type Commander - as these unique individuals are capable of destroying entire armies… with a keyboard! No blades, spellbooks or arrows. Just a keyboard and their knowledge of its layout. Fascinating stuff, really.
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Drunken Viking Has You Retracing Every Step of Sven’s Alcoholic Rampage

Drunken Viking
Like any proper viking (or so history claims, anyway), Sven likes to get completely smashed and go on a rampage, breaking furniture, windows and what-have-you. But this time, the darn Drunken Viking has no recollection of the events that transpired in his drunken state! Help him repair damage done, exiting through the front gate afterwards. A simple enough task, right? Well…
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Speculating Screenshots (16th May 2015)

Speculating Screenshots
For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it's also a time during which they get to show off what they've been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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Let’s Get It Kickstarted: Voice of Steel, a Physics-Based Robot Fighter

Voice of Steel (Kickstarter)
While many have enjoyed duking it out in the likes of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter for decades now, myself included, imagine for a second that players weren't restricted to the included movesets. Exactly. Voice of Steel lets you do exactly that, as this one's a fighter which actually lets you create your own moves and do all kinds of crazy stuff, none of which is possible in traditional fighters; also, robots! Yeah
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Choose-Your-Own-Lovecraftian-Adventure In Sons of Uruzime

Sons of Uruzime
For most, Miskatonic University is a place of education, maybe even a home away from home. Unfortunately it's not all fun and academic games however, as this place also has a dark side. A dark side which, among other things, plays host to an ancient, evil cult. Needless to say, this must be dealt with, which is exactly what you'll be attempting in Sons of Uruzime. After all, what could possibly go wrong, in a H.P. Lovecraft inspired gamebook? What indeed...
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The Journey Down: Chapter One Review

The Journey Down: Chapter One
Bwana and Kito, owners of a gas station in Kingsport Bay, are down on their luck in The Journey Down: Chapter One. Power's been cut because they didn't pay the bill and no power means no customers, which means… no money (see where I'm going with this?). But all is not lost, as a long-lost journal might provide what they need to get out of this mess: a grand adventure, gas station be damned!
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Sym Utilizes Phase Shifting Puzzle Platforming to Explore Social Anxiety Disorder

Sym
In order to deal with social anxiety disorder, Josh has created two alter egos for himself: Ammiel simply wants to hide, while Caleb would rather face his fears, mending Josh's mind in the process. The solution? Traverse a world of black and white in Sym, shifting between Ammiel and Caleb as required, never giving up, however difficult and terrifying the road ahead.
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Speculating Screenshots (9th May 2015)

Speculating Screenshots
For most, weekends means two days off work with some much-needed R&R. But for game developers, it's also a time during which they get to show off what they've been working on. I am of course referring to Screenshot Saturday, which involves tweeting screenshots with the #ScreenshotSaturday hashtag. Screenshots which I will be critiquing some of every single Tuesday, in Speculating Screenshots.
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