Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Quest’

Let Us Pray For Cardinal Quest 2

By Alec Meer on September 18th, 2012.

That said, I still haven't beaten the first one. Because I'm RUBBISH

Pocketsized, appropriately brutal pseudo-retro roguelike Cardinal Quest merrily destroyed big fat gobbets of my time recently, though I’ll confess this was on my phone rather than my PC, via a recent Android bundle. It was a fine excuse to not leave the sofa for up to three hours at a time, several times a day. I hold Cardinal Quest developer Ido Yehieli solely responsible for any spots that might have appeared on my bottom as a result of this.

Hold that image.

Keep holding it.

Alright, you can stop now. Let’s talk about Cardinal Quest 2.
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Spare A Thought For The IndieFort Bundle

By Adam Smith on September 10th, 2012.

The new IndieFort bundle over at Gamersgate is like a pick and mix stand, allowing purchasers to select three, six or nine games from a selection of 24. Three for £2.49, six for £4.49 or nine for £6.49. There are a few obvious savings, with Telepath RPG: Servants of God and Air Buccaneers valued at £17.95 and £24.95 respectively. There are deals to be had then and some decent games in the selection, including the two aforementioned, Dark Scavenger, Cardinal Quest, and Tiny and Big. The deal runs for three weeks and starting from the 21st it’ll be possible to vote for your favourite three games. The winners will be sold in a $3 pack. There’s a trailer below that shows all the games in action

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Twice The Bundle, Twice The, Uh, Fundle

By Alec Meer on June 19th, 2012.

Don’t forget in these crowdsourced times that indie bundles remain very much a going concern. If anything, the huge success of the latest Humble Bundle (alright it might be only semi-indie, whatever, don’t be boring) means focus might once again turn to pay-what-you-want, publisher-free collections. Two more have turned up in recent days. IndieGala’s latest contains both PC and Android versions of some right little RPG and strategy crackers, while Indiefort’s second volley has a more fixed price for a selection of higher-tech PC games. Details below you may find, yes.*
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Revenge Of The Bundle: IndieFort

By Alec Meer on April 6th, 2012.

I also have wanderlust. I also have laziness, which means it's highly unlikely I'm leaving this chair any time soon

Emergency! Emergency! The world is running out of words to put after ‘indie’ when coming up with new pay-what-you-want bundle titles. Gamersgate have opted for ‘fort’ as theirs, with that perhaps unintended sideeffect that when I think IndieFort I picture a castle wearing a checked shirt and some black-framed plastic spectacles. Oh well! The roster of included games is fairly impressive in this one, and has a bit of a roleplaying skew rather than the usual barrange of faux-vintage platformers and shmups. We get 2D space sim Black Market, hardy roguelike Cardinal Quest, free-roaming samurai roleplaying Kenshi, hovertank shooter Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, hardcore dungeon-crawler dungeon-crawling Devil Whiskey, and high-speed co-op RPG Wanderlust: Rebirth.
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Cardinal Quest: Devoutly But Briefly Free

By Alec Meer on October 3rd, 2011.

Yeah, it's the same picture as last time. Why? Because I'm writing this on Windows running on a Mac, and there's no bloody print screen key on this fruity machine

While knickers are being busily twisted about whether claiming The Binding of Isaac as in any way qualifies as a roguelike is right up there with the purest, most horrifying, most unforgivable evil of calling a real-time tactics game a real-time strategy game, let’s also look at something that does fit that genre without outrage. This one’s turn-based and everything!

Cardinal Quest, which impressed our Mr Smith just over a month ago, is spending 24 hours in the happy land of no-pennies. To qualify for this most absolute of discounts, you’ll need to read this tweet from CQ’s creator, Ido Yehieli and apply the code wherein when you go as if to purchase the game. That’s it! Trailer below if you’re having a dither.
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Virtuous: Cardinal Quest

By Adam Smith on August 24th, 2011.

Go Quest, Young Man
Hacking, slashing and indeed crawling through dungeons should get boring, shouldn’t it? Even when they’re randomly generated, aren’t they all the same? Dank, grimy, dim and claustrophobic. Rubbish places. If I came across one at the bottom of my street I’d complain to the council. But when Cardinal Quest invites me to go slay an evil minotaur I’m more than ready to trudge down, level by level, seeing what I can discover. Spruced up, streamlined Roguelikes are becoming more popular and this is a fine example.
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