Posts Tagged ‘Amidos’

Make It Magnificent: Atomic

By Adam Smith on April 8th, 2013.

Indie developer Amidos, has just released his latest, a game inspired by a couple of Super things; namely, Super Crate Box and Super Hexagon. Requiring just one button, Atomic is an arcade, score attack challenge that becomes increasingly like a dance on the edge of a knife blade that is poised above a pit full of knife blades. It was designed as part of a 48 hour gamejam and works brilliantly, close enough to Hexagon’s hypnotic masterpiece to earn the comparison but with a precision of its own. With clearer integration between music and motion, this would be worth more time and several pennies, but as it is, if you like this sort of thing you should certainly try it for free right now.

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Norton But Nice: Clean ‘Em Up

By Adam Smith on June 21st, 2012.

Clean ‘Em Up is a neon-drenched twinstick shooter and the first commercial release from Amidos, an Egyptian indie developer. Although it’s unlikely to surprise anyone who has played anything of this sort since Geometry Wars pointed the way toward the abstract, Clean ‘Em Up has a pleasing variety of guns to attach to either your front or your rear. Thematically, your front and rear belong to a particularly belligerent antivirus program, careening through hard drives and shooting all sorts of viruses before they can infect files, making them attack, zombie-like. There’s a decent variety of enemies and herding them makes for a less frantic experience than in the brilliant but Adam-crushing Waves. There’s a demo here, the full game’s on Desura for £2.99 and I’ve concealed a trailer below.

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