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Posts tagged “Degica”

OneShot is out on Mac and that’s nice for you, Dan

Hear ye Mac users, heed my blowing horn of low-key game news. Meta-heroic RPG OneShot is now playable on your fruit-powered computers. It’s the story of a cat-eyed girl who carries around a lightbulb, which she thinks is the sun, through a dark world of broken robots and abandoned shacks. But it’s also about you, since the characters are aware there’s a god in the…

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Offbeat neon platform shooter Copy Kitty launches today

Platform shooter Copy Kitty's offbeat design, quirky visuals and remarkably technical gameplay may give it niche appeal, but I apparently fit perfectly into that niche. I've found myself coming back to this one for years on end, constantly impressed by developer Nuclear Strawberry's creativity and drive. Today, after what seems like an eternity in production (and two years in Early Access to cap it off), the…

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Space Invaders Extreme takes the classic shooter clubbing next month

Space Invaders Extreme might be late to the party, but it still knows how to please a crowd. Originally released for the Nintendo DS back in 2008 and eventually updated and remixed on the Xbox 360, it puts a music-synced, beat-heavy spin on the shmup genre progenitor, and it's coming to PC next month. Shmup-loving publisher Degica are following up the release of Extreme with…

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Visual Novel Maker is out today but costs a lot

Lovers of dating sims, rejoice. Thy time is now. Visual Novel Maker, a game-making tool that lets you create your own choice-driven stories, is out today. It's priced at £46/$60, though. That isn't so surprising, considering that it's made by the same folks who do RPG Maker, which has always been expensive outside of a sale. But when Ren'Py is free and does more or…

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Makers of RPG Maker make Visual Novel Maker

The makers of RPG Maker are making a new maker called Visual Novel Maker which makes the maker make the makings of okay I’m going to stop now. The piece of DIY software is a “tool for Visual Novel Creation aimed towards aspiring artists and writers,” say creators Degica Games. Like its RPG brethren, it comes with basic assets (characters, backgrounds, sound effects, etc) but…

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Shoot All The Things With DoDonPachi Resurrection

Cave Interactive's shooters are some of the best around, and if you're a fan of bullet hell shoot 'em ups, you've probably played more than a few of them. Mushihimesama? Deathsmiles? You know the drill. Get ready to sink your teeth into DoDonPachi Resurrection [official site], which has finally landed on PC.

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Feature: Luvless

Muv-Luv review

The notes I took while playing Muv-Luv [official site], a 2003 adult visual novel that’s just been released in English, tell a story. They start out bemused. Despite knowing a chunk about the game beforehand, it’s clear I’m not entirely sure what I’m getting into, and the notes continue in that vein for a while as the story unfolds. For a while it’s clear that…

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Go To (Bullet) Hell: Deathsmiles Arrives On PC

Deathsmiles [Steam page], the goth bullet hell game from genre-kings CAVE, has landed on Steam. It's one of the games I remember being briefly excited about when I was going through a phase of playing every Treasure and CAVE game I could find. I never did find this one. Originally released in 2007, it's appeared on all manner of platforms since but yesterday's release marked…

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Mechanical Starfish: DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours

DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours [official site] is a very excitable name. If it's trying to communicate anything at all, perhaps it is that some people are attempting to save the DARIUSBURST Chronicle. Presumably that's a sort of Lindisfarne Gospels for the sci-fi sea monstrosity world of Taito's long-running series of shoot 'em ups. Or maybe it's just an exclamation of pure joy. DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours certainly…

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Zap Zap: Vintage Shmup XIIZeal On PC

How do you like your shoot 'em ups: vertically scrolling and difficult to get hold of? If so, you might dig XIIZeal [official site], which has come to PC years after various versions bounced around arcades and consoles in Japan. Please pardon my ignorance of shmup history, but I believe it's an updated version of 2002's XIIStag by Triangle Service. As I understand it, your…

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Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds On PC Next Week

One has to love a prompt port. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds came out on Xbox 360 in February 2013, meaning that its PC port follows a mere 23 months on its heels. Its port is to be released via various digital distributors, including that really big one with all the money hats, on January 23rd. Battle Grounds is a side-scrolling brawler spin-off from the Phantom Breaker fighting series, with…

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