Posts Tagged ‘demo’

Multiplayer Misrule: Chaos Reborn Gets A Demo

Newborns are gross and… I had planned to start this post about Chaos Reborn [official site] now having a demo with some kind of gag about how reborns are surely even grosser, so it’s probably better to be visiting the game a month after launch. Then I remembered that reborn dolls are A Thing and just so uncanny and now I’m too distracted looking at those eerie little effigies while admiring the artistry and… I wish Pip were around this morning to talk me down out of this. Chaos Reborn has a demo now, okay, and a new update recently hit too.

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Explore The Orange Moon In Action-Platformer’s Demo

Orange Moon [official site] is a 2D platformer that’s part action, part RPG, and part roguelikelike. As an inquisitive astronaut-cum-explorer, you set out for the titular Orange Moon in search of new life and natural resources. As these things tend to go, you’re met with a far harsher environment than first expected (seriously, does any planning go into these expeditions?) with threatening native life, perilous terrain, and shit-loads of traps and contraptions to overcome. Take a look for yourself below:

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The Crew’s Wild Run Expansion Arrives, Towing Demo

Ubisoft’s The Crew [official site] is an MMO-y sort of a racer, and its first expansion is suitably MMO-y. Wild Run arrived last night with trucks and motorbikes and challenges and other new things for folks who pay, but its launch also updates the base game with new things for everyone. New lighting and a new weather system are among updates for all. The game’s timed demo is updated to show off expansion stuff too. It’s MMO-priced as well, with the expansion running you, er, £25 – the same as the main game.

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Football Manager 2016 Demo Is Out, 4161 Megaballs Big

You’ve watched other kids play it, but never had the courage to try for yourself. You overhear friends talking about it, but when you ask, they brush you away with a dismissive, “Oh, you wouldn’t like it.” You fear they may be right, but you need to find out for sure. You’ve called in sick, you’ve taken the phone off the hook, you’ve drawn the curtains closed. Today is the day you try Football Manager for yourself, and the FM2016 [official site] demo which came out last Friday for Windows, Mac and Linux is just the way to do it.

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Skullgirls Devs Crowdfunding Action-RPG Indivisible

Regular reader Bunty Hoven writes:

Dear Alice,
Why do people not call Jonathan Blow, Jason Rohrer, Jonathan Brodsky, and Jonatan Van Hove by their preferred names of J. Blo, J. Ro, J. Bro, and J. Ho?

Oh, and when will you post about Skullgirls folks Lab Zero’s crowdfunding campaign for their action-RPG Indivisible? It has a public playable prototype out!


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Superheroic Starter: Sentinels Of The Multiverse Demo

Sentinels of the Multiverse [official site] is one of the best digital adaptations of a physical game I’ve played in recent time. It takes the form of a card game that pits your team of superheroes against a villainous sort in one of several locations. Essentially it’s both comic book battle sequence and multi-stage boss fight translated into card-based singleplayer combat. Although it can be a tad too slow-paced, with the better powers taking several turns to utilise effectively, it’s a thematic triumph and now, around a year after release, there’s finally a demo available.

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Fright Light: Cute And Creepy Adventure Bulb Boy Is Out

American McGee's Kirby

Bulb Boy [official site], like Dropsy, is a word-free point and click adventure that mixes the heart-warming with the grotesque. While Dropsy never ventures into straight-up horror territory, however, Bulb Boy is packed with monsters and menace. Playing as the titular child, you wake in the middle of the night to find your house infested with monsters and must use the light within your bulbous bonce to clear the place of critters. I played a demo of the game last year when it was raising funds from the crowd and thought it was rather splendid. The full game has now arrived.

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Family Fears: Masochisia Out Now, Has Demo

Once you click past the age gate, Masochisa’s [official site] store page has an additional warning before the description of the game:

“Masochisia is an experimental take on psychological horror games as a narrative. Individuals struggling with depression, abuse or mental illness may be uncomfortable with some of the themes. The experience is intended for mature audiences.”

To discover whether this is similar to the marketing bluster that causes studios to claim that almost every horror film is based on a true story, I installed this gore-stained point and click game. Here’s what I discovered.

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Lick It: Grey Goo’s Free Steam Trial Weekend


Grey goo for me and you. Grey goo, it’s coming, it’s true. Grey goo, don’t ask why, just do. Slithering sucking devouring spitting growing seething grey goo! Taste it, please do.

Which is to say that Petroglyph’s sci-fi real-time strategy game Grey Goo [official site] is holding a free trial weekend on Steam, letting all and sundry play the whole dang game until Sunday afternoon. Alec enjoyed a beta version back before the game came out in January, and maybe you’ll dig it too. If you do, it’s on sale for keepsies.

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Go Go Go: SpeedRunners Free Weekend

Time for some freerunning. DoubleDutch’s SpeedRunners [official site] is a spiffy side-scrolling competitive platformer in which each player controls a superhero attempting to reach the scene of a crime ahead of his or her cohorts. It’s a game about running, dodging, jumping and – most importantly – swinging from a lovely grappling hook. It’s a splendid game, supporting local and online 2-4 player games, as well as solo play against bots. You can try it for free this weekend, starting now, and there’s a 67% discount should you wish to buy.

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