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Drollest Dungeon: Pixel Heroes – Byte And Magic

Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic does a spot of wordplay right there in its title, as if imitating the kind of journalistic rag that lets a pun in the headline do ninety percent of the work so that it can duck out of the office early and head to The Butcher’s Elbow for a tankard of remedial stout. It’s an RPG, with magical weapons, wizards, skellingtons and all the rest, but everything is played for laughs. Not content with a bout of A Wizard’s Staff Has a Knob on the End, Pixel Heroes blends its comedy with randomised dungeon crawling It’s rather like playing Darkest Dungeon [official site] lite.

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Demo Forces Us To Accept Meridian: New World Is Real

John and Nathan both exclaimed the seeming impossibility of Meridian: New World, the one-man built fully-featured single-player RTS, last year. I’ve got some unfortunate news for them (which the easiest way to deliver seemed like a post on their website) as not only is it available on Steam, but there’s now a demo. It accompanies the release of the Phase 3 update introducing two new missions and a new level cap on the player character, allowing for more abilities. The demo itself is roughly equal in content to the first Early Access release, containing a few scenarios and the beginnings of the plot. I had a play and you can find what I thought below.

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Still Should Be Impossible – Meridian: New World In Action

As Nathan pointed out a couple of days ago, it’s ridiculous that one man is capable of making Meridian: New World. A fully fledged sci-fi RTS, claiming meaningful choices, relatable companions, and traditional complex strategy. But if you were doubtful of the stationary pictures, below is the first trailer showing the game running. It’s for real.

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Get Bridge Constructor Free (For A Positive Click)


Headup Games are trying an interesting tactic to get more Steam Greenlight up votes for their game, Bridge Constructor: they’re giving it away for free. Expressing their frustration at not getting into the Greenlight top 100, the company have suggested that people might like to vote them up in exchange for getting the game entirely for no pennies (and DRM free). It’s a bold and brave move, and you can see from it just how important getting on to Steam is for companies like Headup, that they’ll give their product away to Greenlight voters in order to get noticed. It’ll be interesting to see whether anyone else employs similar tactics to get those vital upvotes as competition hots up.

After all, Steam is continuing to grow as a market, and recent peaked with six million concurrent users over Thanksgiving weekend. PC Gaming/Dead, etc.

Trapped Dead Reveals Noisy Game Footage


Headup Games have sent over a link to their new trailer for “zombie” survival RTS Trapped Dead. The isometric action game pits your team of survivors against people who – somehow! – are dead and yet STILL ABLE TO MOVE. The concept has me terrified. Yep. There’s also some terrifying music, as you will see when you…
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Coffin Up: Trapped Dead


A tactical zombie game might usually slide past my twitchy reptilian attention, but this one is called TRAPPED DEAD, which I am not sure makes any sense, and it also boasts that locations that include “the church, cementary and crematory.” Hmm! I probably shouldn’t make fun of the language wobbles, because I can only just about ask my way to the train station in German. A “making of” piece of the game, entirely in German, but with a snippet of game footage, can be found below. And the full website has a smattering of details over here.

No release date on this yet, and it looks kind of interesting! Although not quite as ambitious looking as Dead State’s full-on survival RPG, it could provide some tactical amusements. (Possibly a Freedom Force vibe to it?)
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