Posts Tagged ‘Nkidu Games’

Wot I Think: The Thin Silence

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Right at the beginning, The Thin Silence warns you of its themes of depression, suicide and negative mental health and asks you to stay aware of your own mental state while playing. This warning represents the essential sentiment of the game straight away: violence and death should never be taken lightly. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Your Bum To Mars: The Red Solstice Released

Looks very Warcraft III-y, in a nice way.

If you played much of the fine Warcraft III mod Night of the Dead, then The Red Solstice [official site] should look mighty familiar. That’s because it heavily draws inspiration from Night of the Dead, and one of Red Solstice’s leads worked on a NotD variant. If not: 1) you missed out; 2) I’ll explain.

The Red Solstice is a top-down tactical shooty action-RPG about scavenging supplies, completing missions, and gunning down alien hordes to survive hour-long missions in singleplayer and co-op modes. After one year on Steam Early Access, it has now properly launched.

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Surviving Warcraft 3: The Red Solstice Hits Early Access

Zap-o!

Warcraft III‘s mod scene is underappreciated. It brought MOBAs to the world with DotA, crystallised the modern tower defence, did a lot for wave survival modes, and had dozens of other weird multiplayer ideas and genres I’d still like to see brought back and expanded. So huzzah for The Red Solstice, a game unashamedly inspired by the old WC3 Night of the Dead mods.

It’s a top-down co-op survival shooter with co-op for up to eight players, about scavenging for supplies and exploding floods of awful monsters on Mars. And it’s now out on Steam Early Access.

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