Posts Tagged ‘pay what you want’

Chyrza: A Short Night Vale-ish Horror Story

By Philippa Warr on October 21st, 2014.

Seems like a lovely spot for a picnic

If you’re in the mood for an atmospheric short story I’m going to suggest you point your personal computer towards Chyrza and click all the buttons necessary to download and play it.

Developer Kitty Horrorshow refers to it as a first-person flash-fiction horror story. What you’ll find is an abandoned desert village near a mysterious pyramid. Around the edges of the village you’ll see mysterious platforms and pillars to explore, each containing a trigger for the next part of the story.

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Not Through Being Cool: Keep Walking EP

By Alice O'Connor on October 15th, 2014.

Is this cool?

What is cool? Cool is ineffable. Cool is aspirational but impossible to become. If you think you’re cool, you’re not. Someone, somewhere has surely written a thesis on what cool is, and I just know they introduce themself at parties with “You could say I’m a Doctor of Cool”. This person is a monster.

Keep Walking EP is about trying to look cool in a place where other people seem effortlessly cool. This “chill loner”, as developers YCJY call them, walks or skates down city streets, earbuds blasting music, absolutely fixated on their own reflection. You’ll need to stare too, or you’ll smash into passers-by, falling down in a shower of beer bottles, quarters, and cigarettes. Like cool people carry.

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Competitive Grabby Claw Shoving: Fortune Catcher

By Alice O'Connor on October 14th, 2014.

Grab that ball!

Grabby claw games are difficult, you’ll know if you’ve ever tried to win a cuddly toy to silence a bawling sprog or woo a romantic interest in some weird knowingly-performative courtship ritual. This is mostly because they cheat. Claws can be calibrated to have the grip of a kitten, or even grow weaker a few seconds after grabbing. Some are merciful, while others make you look a ruddy fool for trying so hard to impress that girl. That’s not why grabby claw video game Fortune Catcher is difficult. The prize wandering about makes it tricky, sure, and the claw controls randomising every round is a problem, but the two-player local multiplayer means jostling for control of the keyboard.

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Pay What You Want For Fotonica Download

By John Walker on July 18th, 2011.

And no guns!

In January this year (yes, I actually checked before posting about something) Alec brought us news of Fotonica – a first-person free running game that was played via Unity in a browser. Some things have changed since then, and the game is now downloadable for Mac or Windows, playable in full screen, along with a ‘pay what you want’ offer if you’d like to give the developers, Santa Ragione, some actual real money.

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Ballsy: Proun Will Be Pay What You Want

By John Walker on June 15th, 2011.

I might not be able to play for just staring at it.

You may remember Proun, the puzzle racing game we first mentioned in 2009. The one with that blisteringly pretty trailer. The good news is, it’s out later this month, on the 24th. The better news is, it’s pay what you want. There’s an exclusive look at the new trailer below.

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Humble Frozenbyte Bundle Appears Today

By John Walker on April 12th, 2011.

Fumble

Humble Indie Bundle The Third is due out today. It’s a bit of a different one this time around – after the first and second – only one developer is in the deal: Frozenbyte. It’s a top collection of their games – Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Jack Claw, and Splot – and once again its intended to see money reach charities. What, wait were those last two?

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Pay What You Want For Tale Of Tales Bundle

By John Walker on October 29th, 2010.

Seeya gran.

In one of the more strange press releases I’ve seen, Tale Of Tales have announced that the Day Of The Dead bundle of their gamesThe Graveyard, The Path, and Fatale – is to be “pay what you want” for the next five days. Because, um, they want us to think about death. Which is cheery! It’s all in aid of funding their next project, codenamed The Book Of 8.

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