Posts Tagged ‘sol survivor’

XCOM, Retrovirus Free This Weekend On Steam

By John Walker on October 4th, 2013.

Steam’s free weekend deals used to stretch a good way into Monday for us Brits. Now they seem to stop at 1pm on Sunday for the West coast Americans, which seems very peculiar – surely Sunday afternoon would be the prime free playing time? Still, in the Mother Country that means it stretches until 9pm. And this weekend there’s quite the choice. The absolutely superb XCOM: Enemy Unknown, at 75% off (that’s just £7.50 – cripes), and free to play for the next three days. And there’s Retrovirus, the great six-axis shooter that I bet you never played. Now you can pick it up with 60% off at £6, and also play it for free until Sunday.

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Retrovirus Almost Has A Trailer

By John Walker on November 23rd, 2011.

Come on, some in-game footage please.

You may remember Cadenza Interactive from Sol Survivor, the tower defense game that captured Jim’s attention last year. They’ve recently announced their second game, Retrovirus. It is, they say, “a modern take on the classic six degrees of freedom shooter”, made only on PC. Ooh, like Descent? we asked when Jim spotted it last week. The moving pictures below help to explain.

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Towering Inferno: Sol Survivor

By Jim Rossignol on March 27th, 2010.


It’s that time of year again when the fresh spring towers erupt from the ground and begin to gun down passing alien body-snatchers. We’ve seen tower defence games overhauled again and again, but the greenest and most flexible of these rejigs is probably Sol Survivor, which I’ve been playing on and off all week. Read on for some thoughts on a game which makes titanic efforts to raise this least-appreciated of genres.
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Tower Defence Round Up, Yeah

By Jim Rossignol on August 3rd, 2009.


No, really. There is more than one tower defence game worth talking about. I’ve post the trailers for both of them below. Good times.

The first is the rather lovely cartoon, open-plan 2D tower defence game Revenge Of The Titans, by Puppygames. Alec got pretty hot for their last title, the excellent Droid Assault, which you should all download and play as soon as you’ve read the entirety of the this essential and fascinating piece of tower defence news. The second (pictured above) is the 3D tower defence spectacular of Sol Survivor, which features multiplayer co-op, and multiple “commanders” with orbital attacks and their own repertoire of tower erection abilities. Yeah, I said that out loud. Both games will be out, eventually. Probably. Go take a look at their moving portraits.

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