Monday, 19 December 2016

Oh Mr Woo!

Mr Woo Land is a Game Boy styled platformer for iOS, inspired by games in the Banjo-Kazooie and Wario series.

Help Frank Woo rescue his wife from the annoyingly-persistent pest Fuzzball! Use your abilities to run, jump, and attack various enemies through six action-filled worlds! Throw shuriken as Ninja Woo, and fly through the sky as Wing Woo! Try to collect as many Energy Shards as possible to power the gates to the levels!

Traverse Lost Angeles, Griffin Park, Hot Highway, Hunuku Bay, the Tower of Terror, Follywood, and Asiatown!


Mr Woo Land and Mr Woo Land 2 are already available.  The 3rd game is due out on 1st January 2017.

NB - nothing to do with George Formby! :-D

Here's the trailer for Mr Woo Land 3:


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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Epic Manager - Create Your Own Adventuring Agency!


ManaVoid Entertainment is proud to present the full release version of Epic Manager, a fresh and unique RPG-Tycoon game, two years in the making and already acclaimed by both players and critics worldwide!  (On special offer price for launch.)

What is Epic Manager?
Epic Manager offers a colorful and addictive mix of roster management and character progression found in titles like Football Manager of Final Fantasy Tactics, narrative choices & consequences in the beloved tradition of game-books series Choose Your Own Adventure, the epic scope of a D&D campaign or a Lord of the Rings novel and the humoristic tone of The Princess Bride, all in one awesome package! 

Join the thousands who have already discovered the world of Astraeus, create your own adventuring agency and become - the Epic Manager! 



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Abadon: Guardian’s Rise

Set against the backdrop of a mysterious extra-terrestrial infestation, Abadon: Guardian’s Rise is a 2D platformed, Roguelite tale of an elite planetary defense task-force in development by Ummagumma Games.

With features such as that of uniquely customizable characters and dynamically structured levels, vicious enemy design, co-operative game play and a demanding narrative comprised of multiple play-through’s, players must rush to restore their decimated squad of Vanguardians and recover the Planet of Abadon from the clutches of alien originated violence.

More details available at https://highereg.com/member-list/abadon/




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Monday, 12 December 2016

Captain Disaster in Death Has a Million Stomping books not quite released yet, BUT...

Two eBooks featuring the character Captain Disaster are available now, one featuring the original stories which provided the character and some ideas for the game, and then another one based on one of the games!

The Captain Disaster Collection (on special offer until Thursday 15th December)

I'm not 100% decided yet but I think I'll probably let my patrons have these eBooks for free.



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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Online Game - Snake Attack

This is the classic Snake game with a couple of twists... it's pretty tough!




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Friday, 9 December 2016

Online Game - Penalty Kicks

Can you beat my high score of 1860?





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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Star Wars VR Viewers

My thoughts after using it

These nifty little devices are based on the Google Cardboard idea - basically turning your phone into an ultra-cheap virtual reality headset.  Well, obviously it's not a real headset, but you can get decent stereoscopic vision through these things.  You just slow your smartphone into the game, run the game / app and away you go!

Unfortunately my phone (Samsung Galaxy A3) does not contain a gyroscope, so I was only able to use the VR viewer for a very limited number of games.  The visual effect is quite cool and it's definitely a neat gadget to have, and your kids will probably get a kick out of it too.  One game I found that was pretty cool (and free!) was VR X-Racer (available from the Google Play Store).  I found one or two others that were pretty good but unfortunately my phone would not properly support most of the available games and flyby apps.

Basically, the Star Wars VR Viewer is a cheap and cool gadget, but please do make sure first that your phone 1/ has a gyroscope so you can use it fully and 2/ is a size that's compatible.  Without being able to try many apps myself, I can only offer this very short review unfortunately.


The Official Blurb

Suitable for both children and adults, the range includes designs of the popular classic characters C-3P0, Darth Vader and R2-D2, as well as the iconic Stormtrooper design, plus BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Star Wars™ VR Viewer lets users explore virtual reality worlds in 3D with a full 360-degree view, watch films and videos or play games. Compatible with almost any smartphone, it gives users access to thousands of apps in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, putting thousands of immersive 3D worlds right at your fingertips, all within seconds. 

To get started users can download the official Star Wars ™app for Android [http://strw.rs/2bYvjdA] or iOS [http://strw.rs/2cuqfv4] and watch more Star Wars™ VR and 3D content t www.starwars.co.uk/vr

Designed by the British toy inventor company Wow! Stuff , the Star Wars™ VR Viewer features enhancements to the basic Google Cardboard Viewer specifications to further improve the user experience.

The optics are built using ultra-precise TRU-LENS technology. The lenses are slow injection moulded for superb image clarity, and then perfectly aligned using a finely tuned mechanical device, rather than by hand. This system ensures perfect alignment and avoids haze and double imaging common with many low cost Viewers.

With an RRP of £15, the Star Wars™ VR Viewer is great value and will offer a virtual reality experience that’s out of this world.

Fits most smartphones with screens up to 6 inches including iPhone 6 and 6+, Galaxy 7 and 7 edge. Suitable for ages 8 to adult. Responsible viewing time should be respected.




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Monday, 5 December 2016

</reality> Visual Novel - VR, Philosophy and Mental Health - Nearing Kickstarter Deadline

Arizona - December 2nd, 2016 - Fancy Fish Games is excited to announce that their visual novel, </reality> has entered the final week of its Kickstarter campaign, which will end on December 10th. The game - a futuristic exploration of the philosophical questions posed by virtual reality technology - will release March 2017.

</reality> imagines a near future in which virtual reality has become the norm, and the lines between reality and fantasy have begun to blur. The game is a character-focused, open-minded look at how we think about our own reality. What can be categorized as “real”? How do virtual experiences fit into our everyday lives? And, in the end, is it only our perceptions of our realities which matter?


The story blends sci-fi and fantasy elements, taking inspiration from films such as The Matrix and Inception, as well as the anime series .hack//Sign. The narrative regularly switches perspectives between Lilya Martel, a gamer who struggles with social anxiety, and Jacob Lessard, a tech developer with a greater purpose in mind.

“In Lilya’s character, we are striving to represent a serious mental health affliction in an accurate and non-romanticized way. We hope to make Lilya a realistic and relatable character, and for those who may not be aware, give a glimpse into the everyday battle of living with - and managing - anxiety,” explains project lead Natalie Maletz.


Key Features
  • A Thought-Provoking Narrative - with several mind-bending twists and two perspective characters, the story is both philosophically ambitious and deeply personal - over 90,000 words.
  • A Plethora of Choices  - a heavily branching storyline makes the game replayable. Player decisions have major consequences - ranging from shifting a character’s attitude, to placing them on a different story branch, to re-directing the outcome of the entire narrative.
  • Expressive Character Art and Visuals - 14+ characters (each with various poses and expressions), 12+ background scenes, 16+ CGs/special illustrations, 15+ ending panels.
  • Character and Relationship-Building - Rich, in-depth character development affected by your choices, with opportunities for both romantic and non-romantic relationship-building. Romance is optional, and may be pursued from either Lilya or Jacob’s perspective.
  • Original Music and Sound Design - by the talented composer Chase Bethea.
Find out more about </reality>:

The Kickstarter page is here, and an early trailer is available here. </reality> has also been greenlit on Steam.  To keep up with the latest news from Fancy Fish Games, follow them on Twitter or Facebook.



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Friday, 2 December 2016

A Very Important Greenlight

Just to give you a heads up that A Very Important Date is now running a Steam Greenlight Campaign.

More information about A Very Important Date.



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Indie Irish game Scéal is out now

Scéal is a newly released game on Steam set in the little real world town of Carlingford, Ireland. 


Created to look like a watercolour pop-up storybook, Scéal (meaning ‘story’ in Irish) tells the story of a young spirit trapped on Earth and her passage to the afterlife.

Dealing with the very real-world themes of isolation, abandonment, and salvation, players must colour the world around them and complete tasks for villagers in this narrative-driven adventure. 


For a small team, they've gone above and beyond to make the game as authentic as possible: 
  • It's the only known game set in Carlingford, replicating many of the town's buildings and landscapes. This short Behind the Scenes video demonstrates the levels of depth the developers are able to go into about the games unique location.
  • The game features an authentic Irish soundtrack, so much so that the developers worked with renowned folk singers Lorcan Mac Mathuna and Aislinn Duffy (amongst others) to create a beautifully haunting score. The soundtrack can be listed to here.





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Thursday, 1 December 2016

2016 Indie / Mod of the Year awards - voting now open

Yes, ladies and gentleman, it's that time again.  Vote for your favourite indie game and / or your favourite mod.





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