Posts Tagged ‘Kot-in-Action Creative Artel’

Impressions: Steel Storm – Forgotten Prison

Do you remember Steel Storm: Burning Retribution? I barely do, and yet I loved it back in May 2011. A top-down shooter that mixes action and puzzles, sneaking up to the edge of bullet-hell. Bizarrely, two and a half years later, a small piece of DLC has appeared – Forgotten Prison. Still, it’s a darned good one, and it’s a reminder that people should pick up the entire (really very cheap) core game.

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Devil’s Dictionaries: Tomes Of Mephistopheles


A shocking missive landed on my desk this morning. Written by a ‘concerned gamer’, it informed me that “people are starting to wonder about you guys”. The reason given was that we haven’t taken a look at Tomes of Mephistopheles, a first-person dungeon crawler with randomly generated, Daggerfallesque environments to explore and bombs that can blow holes through walls to create new passages. Although the game is at an early stage of development, currently in alpha, what I have just described is clearly something that I would be interested in. So, as I watched the developer diary below, I started to wonder about myself as well. What kind of a monster am I?

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Impressions: Steel Storm Burning Retribution

The cel-shading is done with a fair degree of subtlety, too.
Coo, I spent a rather pleasant Thursday evening with this one. The awkwardly named Steel Storm: Burning Retribution (can steel burn, or indeed storm?), from the even more peculiarly named indie developer, Kot-in-Action Creative Artel, is top-fun top-down shooting. I’ve decided the game is just called Steel Storm, and that the developers are now KIA Cartel. Much easier. Let’s take a look (from immediately above).

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