Posts Tagged ‘demo’

Hurt Me Plenty: Doom Demo Available For A Bit Longer

If you haven’t played the Doom [official site] demo yet, good news: you now have more time to play id Software’s cracking new demon-busting FPS. If you didn’t know it had a demo and don’t know why I’m talking about a demo for a ruddy flipping id Software game as they’ve gone from shareware to elven magicks only visible in moonlight, weird news: Bethesda launched the demo during the hustle and bustle of E3, originally planning to take it down after one week. I know! Wasn’t that silly? It still is but hey, at least it’s silly for a while longer.

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Grab Yer Game Boy In Puzzler Warlock’s Tower Demo

Game Boy? As in, that ancient blocky backlight-less 90s handheld here on the coveted pages of RPS’ House-O-PCs? Well, not exactly. But sort of. Warlock’s Tower [official site] is a tricky little movement-oriented puzzle game that sees your every move result in the loss of a single life, and in a world brimming with retro-inspired pixel-perfect adventures, this ‘un dons a Game Boy-styled monotone guise. Its challenges are far more complex than first meets the eye, though. Drop below for a trailer and a demo.

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NITE Team 4 Is A Hacking Sim With A Demo

Panic ensued in Castle Shotgun when a press release arrived quite unlike like the others. “I work for Alice & Smith, developers of The Black Watchmen Alternate Reality Game.” Alice! Our Alice? And Smith! But which Smith? An ARG? Suddenly, distrust filled the room. The tension was palpable. You could taste it in the tea.

Alice & Smith went on to present NITE Team 4 [official site], a hacking game set in the same universe as their ARG. It has a free public demo, but who could be trusted to report the truth? Who would be ready to betray their friends, in case the truth demanded it? Alice and both Smiths denied any involvement. Of course they would. That’s what guilty people do. After a heated discussion, they agreed to let an outsider investigate. That’s where I come in. Except someone stopped me in my tracks, just when I was starting to have some fun. We may never know the truth.

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Black Closet Dev Releases A Little Lily Princess

A childhood in the hands of Hanako Games can be filled with love and joy, but is always perilous. Long Live the Queen can make decisions like avoiding PE class into deadly mistakes, and procedural detective procedural Black Closet exposes teens to something far more vicious – a private girls’ school. Hanako’s latest, A Little Lily Princess [official site], sends a spoiled girl to boarding school and maybe this time it’s fine. You can make friends and study and whatnot, and that sounds good, doesn’t it?

I’m sure this picture of a scullery maid hanging from a roof simply shows a jovial prank.

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Niche: A Genetics Survival Game

Apparently we have evolved fire. NBD.

I’ve just been pottering with the Niche [official site] demo. It’s a hex tile evolution/genetics game which piqued my interest a while ago and then I forgot about it because of post-GDC backlog and so on. Then an email arrived to tell me that the game developers had “made great progress. We recently implemented procedural islands to game, added lots of new genes and came up with a system for incest.”

I… what? That sentence was one I read while jetlagged and confused so I starred the email to come back to and make sense of on the right timezone.

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Survive The Mayan Doomsday In Lonely Star Demo

Remember all that Doomsday chat a few years back? You know, when we were told the Mayan calendar had predicted the end of the world on December 21, 2012 and we were all basically screwed as hell would almost probably take over earth? The fact that you’re reading this now means we can take comfort in the fact that it didn’t actually happen. However, Lonely Star [official site] is a 2D ARPG survival ’em up that imagines it did. You’re dropped into the action just prior to the expected cataclysmic event where it seems like you’ve joined a cult.

What could possibly go wrong between now and the end of the world as we know it? If you like, you can find out now in Lonely Star’s new demo.

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