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Thursday, 25 February 2016

"Faily Brakes" released - Hilarious, physics based driving and crashing game


Aussie studio Spunge Games has just released free driving and crashing game, Faily Brakes, on the App Store.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/faily-brakes/id1063191689



While cruising through the mountains, retired crash test dummy and car enthusiast Phil Faily suddenly experiences a complete brake failure, plunging him over the edge of a steep embankment.

In this realistic physics based game you must maneuver an endless mountainside dodging hazardous terrain such as trees, rocks, traffic and trains resulting in some fun and hilarious near misses and crashes.

The inbuilt rag doll physics creates some fun and hilarious crashes which can be recorded and shared to Youtube or Facebook via ReplayKit and slowed down or sped up for amusement.


Features:
  • Realistic physics
  • Unlock vehicles
  • Compete on the leaderboards
  • Stylized low-poly graphics
  • Dodge tree’s, rocks, traffic and trains
  • Record and share gameplay
  • Endless gameplay
  • Endless crashes
  • Endless fun!


Monday, 30 November 2015

RELEASED: The unprintable MAGENTA

Deep in the night, when evil is most rampant, who's going to stand up against crime?


Witness the birth of a superhero.

Help her embrace her power and tackle the evil of this world.

With might, wit and a sharp tongue.



Mostly because her superpower is pretty lame.



WHILE ON YOUR QUEST, YOU WILL:

- look at everything till you get a pink eye
- touch stuff -- if only to see just how lame your superpower is
- talk to people - mostly to get yourself out of a sticky situation
- try to get used to the sound of flip-flops
- learn more about comics than you'd like to
- make the headlines
- and last but not least: FIGHT CRIME!!!



THE GAME FEATURES

- a deceitfully young-looking, charming heroine
- action and danger!
- a slew of handsome men to flirt with
- a whole band of supers with equally lame abilities
- long-lost twin sibblings?
- surprising, astounding, scary and/or disgusting facts comics and other nerdy stuff
- astonishing graphics in 16K (that's right, siksteen kolors!)




DOWNLOAD THE GAME NOW




Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Bertram Fiddle - ALMOST THERE!

The Kickstarter for Episode 2 of the  quirky Victorian adventure game Bertram Fiddle has a shade under 3 days to go, and has just under £4K more to reach its funding target.  For details of the first game click here.


"Bertram Fiddle, leading Victorian Explorator needs your help to fund his next adventure and finally discover the true identity of Geoff the Murderer. A comedy 2D Point and Click Adventure Game for PC, Mac, iOS and Android. "


Don't forget to visit the Kickstarter Page!!




Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Demetrios - The BIG cynical adventure - launch trailer, Kickstarter and Greenlight

Demetrios, a humorous Point and Click adventure game (that we've featured before) inspired by the Broken Sword series, has launched a new trailer to celebrate the launch of its Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaigns.


Monday, 5 October 2015

Zeus moves from Olympus to Steam!


Nicosia, Cyprus - October, 4/10/2015 2015 - Zeus tries to find a new home, Steam... He emerged on a journey to save Earth in this latest hilarious adventure game story. 'Zeus Quest Remastered' is a classic point and click cartoon adventure game. Help Zeus be Greenlit.   http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=486603828


The plot is crazy! You are Zeus the boss of Olympus which comes back to earth to save the planet. Everything is happening at the classical ancient Greek period (1000-300bc) but you have the chance of switching ages though a time machine... Visit many Aegean islands including: Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Milos, Karpathos and Crete. Solve many riddles, play some mini games, interact with ancient Greek mythology characters with hilarious dialogs and at the end... try to save the planet! 


ABOUT CRAZYSOFT:
CrazySoft Limited is an Indie game studio. Developing games and entertainment Apps more than 10 years with only one mission in mind, to keep clients smiling!




Tuesday, 22 September 2015

THAT DAMN DOG! Deluxe

Originally part of the 2014 AGS Bake Sale, THAT DAMN DOG! Deluxe is now available as a free download in its own right, now with the added bonus of full voice acting.  A playable sitcom, it's funny, very playable and quite challenging.  You can download it from GameJolt.




Wednesday, 29 July 2015

A Little Less Desperation is a little less desperate!!

Blink and you'll have missed it - indie comedy sci-fi game A Little Less Desperation has already been Greenlit!

If you also want to hear a bit about the game-making process, see the video below:


Thursday, 23 July 2015

A Little Less Desperation - Greenlight Campaign

"You know how it is, you take a walk in the forest in the middle of the night, next moment you get abducted by aliens." 

Comedy sci-fi point and click adventure game A Little Less Desperation is now running a Steam Greenlight Campaign.




Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Dungeon Crawlers HD Launches on Steam (Ghostbusters inspired SRPG)

New York, June 01, 2015 –Drowning Monkeys announced it has officially launched its strategic SRPG, Dungeon Crawlers HD today on Steam, Indie Game Stand and itch. Dungeon Crawlers HD (DCHD) is a hysterical take on who the Ghostbusters would have been in the medieval times with action and gameplay inspired by some of the best Tactical RPGs. The game is available for $4.99 USD on Steam at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/355100/

The Steam version of the game has launched with five all-new maps which extend the playability of the game.  In addition, the game launches with VR support. While VR has traditionally been considered for use with first-person gaming experiences, utilizing VR with third-person games is a unique and exciting way to change the way the gaming community and developers perceive this technology. Using VR with Dungeon Crawlers HD is intended to reinforce the immersive experience and provide new perspectives by allowing players to get in close to the action or even view the field from an over-the-shoulder camera angle. Now players can feel like they are ON the game board, instead of just controlling it. With the option for VR, players will be able to have a more customized and entertaining experience by choosing how they want to play this game.


"Dungeon Crawlers HD is a simple, streamlined turn-based tactics game full of humor and combat. We like to say the game is 'Ghostbusters in a dungeon," said Josh Chudnovsky, CEO of Drowning Monkeys.  "We took a very careful and thoughtful approach to encounters in the game. We think that players will absolutely enjoy that we haven't focused on micro-management but instead focused on fun, with almost every line in the game being a pot shot at common fantasy tropes. And all of this is a great value at only $5.00."   

About Dungeon Crawlers HD:
Dungeon Crawlers HD (DCHD) is a hysterical take on who the Ghostbusters would have been in the medieval times with action and gameplay inspired by some of the best Tactical RPGs. DCHD is a smart, streamlined Turn-based RPG that is easily accessible for new players while offering a deadly challenge to hard-core veterans of this genre. DCHD has the combat to keep you captivated, the loot to satiate even the most covetous treasure addicts, and the laughs that will keep you coming back for more.

Key Features:
  • Fun, streamlined, turn-based gameplay
  • Hilarious story, it will keep you interested throughout!
  • Incredible visuals for a game of this scope
  • 6-8 Hours of core gameplay, and several hours of additional gameplay constantly added in the form of challenge maps.

Josh Chudnovsky, a long time video game and movie buff and stand-up comedian is the creator of DCHD. Chudnovsky put his heart into making a game that will not only speak to SRPG fans but will enchant anyone who love classic films and games as well. What makes Dungeon Crawlers HD so special is that this game is a celebration of the movies and video games we've grown up loving. Players will find themselves teaming up with familiar ghost bustin' personalities, cracking up at satirical banter, and even facing off against characters like the twisted D. Knight Shaymalan (or Death Knight Shaymalan) in a battle of repartee, swords, and magic. Whether your heroes are battling a slimy, green, ravenous ghost, or being trolled by The Goblin King who has stolen someone's princess and locked her in "another tower," this game keeps the puns, parodies, and jokes rolling as you battle your way through its treacherous dungeons.

When there's something strange in your PC or Mobile device...
WHO YA GONNA CRAWL?!
DUNGEON CRAWLERS HD!

Dungeon Crawlers HD Links:
  • Website:                      Drowning Monkeys Website
  • Twitter:                        Drowning Monkeys Twitter
  • Steam:                        http://store.steampowered.com/app/355100/
  • Indie Game Stand:      https://indiegamestand.com/store/1760/dungeon-crawlers-hd/
  • Itch:                             itch.io

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A Little Less Desperation - Official Trailer



This adventure game looks like it could be pretty funny.  Graphics remind me of Pendulo's games a bit.  Should be worth keeping an eye on!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Limbo the Adventure Game

Not so secret, secret Agent Brent finds his soul taken by an evil entity with an overly long name too long to mention. Agent Brent must travel to Hell, Heaven and the neutral plane Neitherworld to reclaim his soul!

Made by "ManicMatt", a member of the AGS community, this game promises laughs and puzzles galore.  You can download it HERE.


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Supreme League of Patriots, Hilarious Superhero Comedy Adventure, Available Now

St. Louis, MO – January 29, 2015 – Evil-doers beware, Phoenix Online Publishing and No Bull Intentions today announced the release of Supreme League of Patriots for PC, Mac and Linux! Don your cape and hit the streets of New York City in this hilarious superhero comedy adventure! All three issues of Supreme League are available on Steam, GOG.com, the Humble Store, and the Phoenix Online Store (store.POStudios.com) for $14.99 as a season pass, and $5.99 individually. 



Poking fun at pop culture, politics, reality TV and more, Supreme League of Patriots combines classic point-and-click gameplay with a modern, satirical and irreverent sense of humor. Join Kyle Keever in his politically incorrect quest to win a spot on the newest hit reality TV show, America's Got Superpowers. When a freak accident turns Kyle's alter-ego, the Purple Patriot, into his main ego and triggers real superpowers at the cost of his sanity (and good taste), Kyle's got a new mission to become the hero New York deserves, and definitely not the one it wants. Navigating a twisted world of vigilantes and villains with his cheeky and sarcastic sidekick Mel, Kyle's got a lot to learn about the world of superheroes!



Key Features
  • Three episodes of fully-voiced satirical superhero antics
  • Discover, befriend and declare your enemies from the city’s zany and colorful cast of superheroes and archenemies
  •  Two playable characters: Kyle Keever aka The Purple Patriot and his sarcastic sidekick Mel
  • Tiered hint system to make the game as challenging as you want it to be
  • Fantastic original soundtrack composed by Jake "Virt" Kaufman
  • Fight for something resembling justice from the sewers of New York to the theatres of Broadway!
“Supreme League has a great, smart sense of humor that has a great time poking fun at just about everything in pop culture,” says Katie Hallahan, PR Director for Phoenix Online Publishing. “Phil’s written a fun adventure and brought it to life with the colorful art and some hilarious animations, and Kyle and Mel are a hilarious duo."

"I don't think there's ever been a video game character like The Purple Patriot before," said Creative Director Phil Ings. "He's a force of nature. You can love him or hate him but you can't ignore him."

For more information, visit www.POStudios.com.




About Phoenix Online Publishing – Every Game Has a Story™
Created by adventure game fans for adventure game fans, Phoenix Online Studios is an award-winning game development studio that seeks to put create compelling games where story and character come first. Formed in 2004, Phoenix began as fans seeking to bring back their favorite genre with the King’s Quest fangame The Silver Lining, they’ve followed up with the award-winning Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Jane Jensen’s Moebius: Empire Rising, and the remake of her classic hit game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers. Phoenix also opened a publishing branch in 2014, putting indie games includingQuest for InfamyMoebius: Empire Rising, Lost Civilization, The Last Door: Collector’s Edition and more. More information can be found on the company's website, www.POStudios.com.

About No Bull Intentions
No Bull Intentions is an independent game developer in the South of England. Founded in 2013 by Creative Director Philip Ings, No Bull is dedicated to making character-focused, story-driven games for PC, Mac, Linux, mobiles, consoles and handhelds. The debut title, Supreme League of Patriots showcases the studio's snarky sense of humour as it lampoons superheroes, politics and modern culture. The company believes that repressive DRM, micro-transactions and "Freemium monetization models" hurt the industry, and offers customers a "No Bull" commitment against such practices. More information about No Bull Intentions and Supreme League of Patriots can be found on the company's website, http://www.supremeleagueofpatriots.com.


Friday, 16 January 2015

Elroy and the Aliens - Teaser Trailer

I hadn't heard about this one today but it looks right up my street!  
You can NEVER have too many comedy sci-fi games. :-)


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Hilarious Superhero Comedy Adventure Supreme League of Patriots Coming January 29th

Phoenix Online Publishing and No Bull Intentions invite you to don your cape and mask and join the Supreme League of Patriots in this hilarious and irreverent superhero comedy adventure! The first game from developer No Bull Intentions, all three issues of Supreme League will be releasing on January 29th for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam, and the Phoenix Online Store for $14.99 as a season pass, and $5.99 individually, and pre-orders of the game are available now at a 10% discount. 

Poking fun at pop culture, politics, reality TV and more, Supreme League of Patriots invites players to join Kyle Keever in his politically incorrect quest to win a spot on the newest hit reality TV show, America's Got Superpowers. When a freak accident turns Kyle's alter-ego, the Purple Patriot, into his main ego and triggers real superpowers at the cost of his sanity (and good taste), Kyle's got a new mission to become the hero New York deserves, and definitely not the one it wants. Navigating a twisted world of vigilantes and villains with his cheeky and sarcastic sidekick Mel, Kyle's got a lot to learn about the world of superheroes!


Key Features:

  • Three episodes of fully-voiced satirical superhero antics
  • Discover, befriend and declare your enemies from the city’s zany and colorful cast of superheroes and archenemies
  • Two playable characters: Kyle Keever aka The Purple Patriot and his sarcastic sidekick Mel
  • Tiered hint system to make the game as challenging as you want it to be
  • Fantastic original soundtrack composed by Jake "Virt" Kaufman
  • Fight for something resembling justice from the sewers of New York to the theatres of Broadway!

"I'm a huge fan of classic point-and-click adventures. I wanted to take that classic gameplay and fuse it with the satirical, subversive humor you expect from Family Guy or South Park, and the high production values you associate with modern adventures," said Creative Director Philip Ings. "The Purple Patriot is such a thoroughly obnoxious, yet hopelessly inept, character. I can't wait to see how people react to him.”

For more information, visit www.POStudios.com.



Thursday, 8 January 2015

Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure


What do you get if you combine a love of LucasFilm Games, Lovecraft and comedy?  Er... well I have no idea actually, but I think it would probably look something like this game!


An in-production adventure game being crafted in Unity and promising unique responses for every inventory item combination, Gibbous - A Cithulhu Adventure looks very promising indeed.  More news soon, but in the meantime, what you really want are cute animations, right?

...

RIGHT?!






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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

One of the games I saw demoed at Adventure-X 2014, the second Nelly Cootalot game (the first game, Spoonbeaks Ahoy, is still available as a freeware game) looks really great.  

I mean really, really, really great.


The production values are high - with lovely high-resolution artwork, full voice acting and great music,  but it's really the game's humour that appeals to me most.  The eponymous heroine must free a bunch of birds who have been hypnotised by the evil Baron Wildebeard! 

The comedy just drips off the game from what I saw in the presentation, full of point and click puzzles, and it's as British as a cup of tea.  What more could you ask for?


Keep your eyes peeled to the official website for more info. 


Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet will be coming to PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Another adventure game to look out for

I'm particularly fond of oddball adventure games, and this one looks particularly oddball - and very advanced into the development process.  

Crankosaurus Prime and the Blue Crystal Pursuit by AGS member MiteWiseacreLives! is the very oddball game that's caught my attention recently. 

 Check out the list of amazing game features:

- 11 puzzle filled levels!
- 4 epic'ish Worlds!
- Smash, Push, Special Crystal Attack, Grab and Look At anything that stands in your path!
- Make Things Implode!
- Feel clever as you outsmart your foes at every turn!
- Stomp around as a giant dinosaur!
- Eat farm animals!
- Giggle like a school girl as you enjoy the antics of the cast!
- You will no longer need to see Jurassic World!
- 640 pixels! and also 480 pixels going the other way!
- Stereotypes!
- Roaring!

More news soon... ish...



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Saturday, 11 October 2014

I say! Her Majesty's Spiffing now has a demo! Good show, old boy.

It's point and click adventure gaming in space - for the British Empire!

Her Majesty's Spiffing - PC Demo
Her Majesty's Spiffing - Mac Demo





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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Introducing The Weird Story of Waldemar The Warlock



"The Weird Story of Waldemar The Warlock" is a classic point'n'click adventure gaming experience with 2 storylines to choose from, full of fun and horror.
Try the Playable Demo (availalbe for PC and Mac, in English, German and Spanish).  Check out the trailer below, and of course visit the Kickstarter Page if you're interested.  (Horror isn't my thing but I have to admit, this game looks fun.)


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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Indie Adventure Game Review - AstroLoco: Worst Contact

AstroLoco: Worst Contact by Hungry Planet Games is a somewhat short but highly enjoyable comedy sci-fi adventure game (a genre you can never had too many releases in!).   You swap between two characters – Ronald, a long-suffering mechanic on a space station, and Arianne, a train driver – as you take on an evil plot by a rival company and save the hopeless CEO of the company you work for. 

Yes, you read that right – train driver.  You see, in this game world people travel through space on gigantic trains.  The  game features a simple 2-click interface which works just fine (although to me right-click for Look left-click for Interact always seems more intuitive than the other way round!), and there are a nice variety of puzzles to be solved.  Although this game is pretty easy, the amount of humour including some laugh-out-loud moments makes it suitable for more experienced players as well as beginners – although this game has clearly been designed to appeal to both the casual and adventure game markets rather than adventure game purists.  There is a short tutorial at the beginning of the game which seasoned adventurers won’t need, but again it’s done with enough humour that you won’t mind going through it at all.


Despite the relative easiness of the game there are one or two puzzles that will take you a bit of figuring out, and you can always replay it to get all the achievements (not sure if it’s actually impossible to get all of them in your first play-through, but it’s definitely highly improbable).  There is also a Director’s Commentary, which I would only advise turning on if you have already played through the game once as it does contain some spoilers.  The commentary is in a nice way in that you click on the icon for commentary on that particular item / scene – it doesn’t force itself on you while you’re playing it.]

The plot is fun and while it doesn’t really contain any major surprises, the characters are funny and the events in the game logical (according to the twisted logic of the game of course!) and things move forward at a nice pace.  There are multiple references to adventure games and science fiction series of course, so if you’re a fan of both science fiction and adventure games, you’ll get all of the jokes.  It doesn’t matter if you’re not a fan of one or even both genres however, as the game is just funny in its own right.

The graphics are a curious mix – simple but nicely drawn cartoony backgrounds, and very blocky main characters.  I’m not entirely about this device to be honest but it does give the game a distinct look (one that was initially developed in David and Murray’s earlier games – more on that later) – it gave me the impression that a 16-bit game had been invaded by sprites from the Atari 2600!  Still, despite the lack of detail each person you meet in the game has character, and there are some nice animations in there.  This is all back up by good voice acting (I especially loved the cheesy narrator’s voice) and I really loved the music in AstroLoco – it just seemed to fit the game absolutely perfectly.


The game features a utility belt for each player, but no viewable inventory – if you’re carrying an item, different things might happen when you try to interact with objects.  This isn’t really a method I’m that keen on for two reasons – you can actually solve puzzles without even realising you’ve done it, if you happen to try something when you’re holding a certain object you might have forgotten about, and I tended to forget what I’d picked up.  This would have been quite a major problem I think with a bigger game, but as it was the game is divided into bite-size chunks and can be completed in about 3 hours, so this didn’t become much of an issue.  There was probably a way to view what you were carrying somewhere – I guess the fact that I never needed to find out shows how small an issue this was in the game!   There were several mini-games, only one of which seemed quite difficult to complete fully (although you only had to partially complete it to actually progress in the game).

Overall, AstroLoco: Worst Contact is a highly enjoyable game, very funny, and whilst short has probably more replay value than adventure games tend to.  If you like comedy science fiction and have even the vaguest leaning towards point and click adventure games, you’re definitely going to enjoy it.  It’s sensibly priced and well worth the money.


This game actually comes packaged as The “AstroLoco Bundle” also comes with two short games created by the same team for Ludlum Dare –subATOMIC and Plan M – but great fun for about half an hour to an hour.  It’s in these games that you can see the unique graphical style and the trademark humour forming that appear in AstroLoco.


Side notes:

I voiced a couple of the characters in this game and have actually met the developers – in fact I interviewed Murray previously on another blog.  Really nice guys!  

In the commentary for the convoy captain, they mention that I did this voice and it amused them to have their arch nemesis (the creator of the Captain Disaster games) voicing a character in their game - it’s a “friendly rivalry” that we have… or so they say?!?

When I met them, they mentioned that having an American voice a character who used British expressions was quite a challenge at times – you can notice this on very rare occasions if you listen carefully.




AstroLoco: Worst Contact is available from various places, which are linked to from the Official Website.  It costs £3.99 / $5.99 / e4.99


AstroLoco: Worst Contact is a nominee for Best Writing: Comedy in the 2013 Aggie Awards!


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