Posts Tagged ‘Infinitap Games’

Hard Labour: Devastated Dreams

Did you play Neverending Nightmares? It’s a horror game in which a dapper chap wanders from one unpleasant situation to the next, in a side-scrolling grayscale world, with occasional splashes of the red stuff. I didn’t play enough to explain its appeal, beyond the striking graphics, but it is “inspired by the developer’s actual battle with mental illness”.

The next game from the same developer, Devastated Dreams, is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter and there’s a demo available. This time around, the inspiration comes from Filipino folklore and the fears of an expectant parent. I played the demo just now and saw terrible things.

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Matt Gilgenbach Tries Again With Neverending Nightmare

horror of game development

I feel really bad for Matt Gilgenbach of Infinitap Games, whose game Retro/Grade, he explains “was nominated for two IGF awards in 2009 as well as won the IndieCade Audience Award in 2010”, and despite that, managed to be a spectacular failure for the talented guy – it just didn’t sell. As Nathan said back in March, Retro/Grade moonwalked onto Steam a little while back, and it’s currently on sale for next to nothing (Pick it up! It’s a super-great reverse rhythm’up in space!), but that’s not why we’re here. Matt has picked himself back up. He is going to try again. This time, it’s going to be a neverending nightmare (in that, it is called Neverending Nightmares). Read the rest of this entry »