Thursday, 23 March 2017

"The Gallows Frequency" released

Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!  Did I scare ya?  Did I, did I?!?

Let me take you back, waaaaaaaaaaaaay back, to the infancy of home computing and the ZX81.  The above shot is, as many of you will already know, from a game called "3D Monster Maze".

Why am I telling you this?  Because The Gallows Frequency by Podunk Studios is basically a modern take on that ancient game.  You wake up in a room and a voice tells you that a "game" is going to start, which basically involves you, a maze, finding a key, and... oh yeah, a monster who's going to kill you if it finds you.  Nice.

With its grainy, claustrophobic graphics and monster that's most definitely more scary than the one above, this is gaming nostalgia with a modern edge. 

If you want to try it, The Gallows Frequency is available on Itch.io on a Pay What You Want basis.


RPG Maker Midweek Madness on Steam: Linux Editor and Export, + New MV Tools

RPG Maker series has now reached 1 million copies sold! To celebrate this, the latest installment of the series; MV now officially supports Linux & Steam OS. Also we are holding a big sale on Steam until 24th March. 
Don’t miss a chance to try the new RPG Maker MV, the brand new DLC and get huge discounts!
■Steam Midweek Madness
The RPG Maker series and all DLCs are on Steam Midweek Madness! The sale will end 24th March, so don’t miss a chance to expand your RPG with various tools and resources!
  • RPG Maker MV – 60% off
  • RPG Maker VXAce – 60% off
  • Other engines and DLCs – Up to 75% off
■New DLC “SAKAN – Tileset Builder” is Available
SAKAN is built to let you create tilesets ready to use in RPG Maker MV.
Using the thousand more parts delivered with SAKAN, you can customize the tileset delivered with MV, or build your own original one, all without having to do any dot by dot painting.
If you prefer you can indeed use the pen and write your own dot picture, or build up animations, too.
Steam page:http://store.steampowered.com/app/608680

■RPG Maker MV ver1.4.0 with Linux Support!
Now you can use RPG Maker MV on Linux computers to make games, and also export games from Linux for other people to play using PC, Mac, or Linux editions of RPG Maker MV.
Also there's a tutorial feature added to the "Help" menu. It is still experimental, but it should help to walk you through basic game making.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Reveal: The Next Game from the Creators of Lifeless Planet



See also:

My Review of Lifeless Planet

Magix announces New Free Version of Music Maker


Berlin, March 21, 2017 – MAGIX proudly announces the latest version of Music Maker. Having provided the ideal creative workspace for digital music creation on the PC platform for over 20 years, this new version of Music Maker is now absolutely free for everyone. Perfect for musicians just getting started as well as professional musicians, Music Maker provides all the tools needed to record, produce, and share your music. MAGIX is rolling out this fully-functional version completely free and ready for download at magix.com.


Record. Produce. Share.
Based on a modular design and an intuitive workflow, Music Maker makes it easy to record, arrange, mix, produce and share your music. Record external instruments and vocals, add and arrange loop-based musical elements, record and playback MIDI information, mix, produce, and then publish the finished product.  The modern user interface with its drag & drop workflow make music creation easy and fun. A complement of professional music creation tools amp up production quality and inspire creativity.

Endless creative possibilities
The new, free, full-featured version of Music Maker comes with 425 sounds and loops, 3 instruments, and 8 effects. It's easy to add more sounds and instruments to the collection with just a few clicks. Integrated sounds, loops, and instruments offer unlimited possibilities for creativity and experimentation with complete control over all production aspects of any genre, from EDM and trap to rock and pop. The possibilities are endless.

"Music Maker has always enabled music lovers to get creative and win audiences over by producing their own songs in authentic studio quality. Now, with the free version of Music Maker, anyone and everyone can get started in the world of music production, develop or evolve their skills and make their musical dreams a reality.", Torsten Heise, MAGIX Product Owner and Music Maker.


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Moribund - local multiplayer fighting for 2-4 players


Recently release Moribund offers local multiplayer mayhem for 2 to 4 players in a post apocalyptic setting.  Invite your friends over for a friendly fight to the death.  (This game looks pretty bloody so you may want to keep that in mind - everyone has a different tolerance to gore and mine is pretty low.)


DO NOT ATTEMPT IN REAL LIFE

Moribund is on special offer (15% off) ending on 23th March 2017.  Available on Steam.