Posts Tagged ‘top-down shooter’

Fistful Of Gun Out Now With A Bullet

A Fistful of Dollars, the classic 1967 Clint Eastwood western, is the film that essentially initiated the ‘spaghetti’ western. The Man With No Name rides into a quaint Mexican border town and seeks to play two families locked in civil dispute against one another. A lot of faffing about ensues before Eastwood gets rich, shoots a few varmints, then rides off into the sunset. A Fistful of Dollars. Now, if he’d opted for A Fistful of Gun [official site], with it’s hedonistic shooting and self-indulgent chaos, he might’ve gotten there quicker. If you’ve got access to Steam, GOG, or the Humble Store, then you sure can because A Fistful of Gun is out now.

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Death And Distortion: Teleglitch

It's really hard to get a screenshot of action because of intentional visual distortion. Sorry!

I’m not entirely sure if the things attacking me are zombies or if they are just very angry men. They run, I sidestep, they crash into a wall as they attempt to pursue, their turning circles more akin to a small car than a bipedal life form. What are they? Maybe I’ll never know but when they surround me, the distinctive sound of being clobbered pours from my speakers. Whatever they are, they definitely want to do me harm. There are more distinctive monsters in the dark corridors of indie top-down shooter Teleglitch, but the majority of my time in the four levels of the freely available beta was spent cautiously exploring dark corridors and fending off furious men. Who may have been dead already. Trailer below.

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Impressions: Steel Storm Burning Retribution

The cel-shading is done with a fair degree of subtlety, too.
Coo, I spent a rather pleasant Thursday evening with this one. The awkwardly named Steel Storm: Burning Retribution (can steel burn, or indeed storm?), from the even more peculiarly named indie developer, Kot-in-Action Creative Artel, is top-fun top-down shooting. I’ve decided the game is just called Steel Storm, and that the developers are now KIA Cartel. Much easier. Let’s take a look (from immediately above).

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