Posts Tagged ‘demo’

CiviliZation? Emerge: Cities Of The Apocalypse Demo

Emerge: Cities of the Apocalypse [official site] suffers from a condition that is becoming more and more common. Experts call it Ludorum Malitituli, which is Latin for “Bad Game Titles.” It’s been spreading so quickly, lately, we don’t know how to stop it. There is no cure.

However, if you’re one to look beyond appearances, you may find love, or at least a good time, where you least expect it. It’s a strategy game that combines turn-based planning à la Civ with real-time tower-defense combat, and it’s doing its best to survive on Steam Greenlight. I tried the demo – but it’s not safe to talk about that here. Follow me to the safehouse, on the other side of this barricade.

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Factorio Joins Early Access Assembly Line, Has Demo

Hypothetically speaking, if you were to crash land on a remote foreign planet, how do you reckon you’d survive? Would you forage for food, build shelter and eventually draw a face on a discarded volleyball? Or would you mine resources, create machines and build your own multi-functioning warehouses, championing your own pseudo industrial revolution? Factorio [official site] is a game about designing and building factories that suggests you try the latter. After years selling alpha access directly themselves, developers Wube Software have now launched Factorio onto Steam Early Access.

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Trine To Be Stealthy: Shadwen Demo Released

Trine creators Frozenbyte have released a demo for their next game, a stealth ‘em up named Shadwen [official site]. They’ve got some of the physics-driven open-ended aspects of Trine, by which I mean you can knock boxes about, with lashings of stealth and crafting on top. Oh, and it’s a proper video game – it has a grappling hook.

As well as offering a taste of Shadwen, the demo is part of another promo dealio – the more people play, the cheaper the full game will be when it launches later this year.

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Demondrian: Colour Puzzler Gets Playable Demo [ndrian]

Do we have a category for “things which probably count as news but also double as a way of making other people aware of personal achievements”? No? Then this is NEWS. Welcome to the NEWSDOME. There’s a demo build of Demondrian – a puzzle game about gathering squares into a single ball of colour by using the power of in-game gravity. A demo build which I have finally BESTED*.

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Creepygrim Horror: Downfall Remake Released

Say, how do you like horror adventure games full of love and death and murder and insanity and red blood splattered on black-and-white scenes? I ask because The Cat Lady developer Remigiusz Michalski has released a remake of his earlier point-and-cower game Downfall [official site]. It’s the tale of a man and his wife on a romantic getaway to rekindle their struggling marriage when things turn all dark and unpleasant and, I’d guess, possibly-all-in-your-head. It has a demo so you can see if it’s your bag.

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Cinders Devs Release Visual Mystery Novel Solstice

Cinders developers MoaCube released a new visual novel on Friday, this time stepping away from fairytales and into a fantastical setting of their own. They call Solstice [official site] a “mystery thriller”, exploring a strange city which looks right out of the Arabian Nights – except it’s in the middle of icy wastes. It’s got a demo and all, so you can have a bash/read yourself.

Even if visual novels aren’t your bag, you might be interested in MoaCube’s thoughts on how selling games outside Steam (Solstice is launching there later) has changed over the years.

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Honnnnnk! American Truck Simulator Demo Rolls Out

I do like Alec’s Wot I Think of American Truck Simulator [official site], capturing the calm and gentle nature of hauling goods across the western US. It’s a mundane and repetitive game, sure, and pleasant because of that. You can now have a snifter yourself, as developers SCS Software have released a demo.

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