Posts Tagged ‘tinyBuild’

Diaries Of A Spaceport Janitor Looks Delightful

What is Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor [official site? Not entirely sure. Don’t really care. Some kind of wander-o-read-a-clean ‘em in a bustling spaceport? Dunno. The point is, Sundae Month’s game looks delightful! We may not get to play it until spring, but for now I’m enjoying a whole load of lovely moving pictures.

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Bullet Heaven: Lovely Planet Arcade Announced

Lovely Planet was… lovely. Colourful, cute and springy, it looks like a jolly little thing and it is, to an extent. It’s a tricky thing though, a hardcore shooter in a candy shell. Publishers tinyBuild Games have just announced that a sequel is in the works. Lovely Planet Arcade [official site] is the name.

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Ride The Post-Apocalyptic Rails In The Final Station

Society is falling apart as zombies rise and- no, wait, don’t scroll past: The Final Station [official site] is interesting! In charge of one of last trains still running, you’ll chugga-chugga-choo-choo around a gorgeous grim futureworld, plotting routes and trying to keep your train running by securing supplies. This is where it gets tricky. It’s also a shooter, as when the train stops you need to hop off and get shoot-o-exploring yourself. Here, have a look in this trailer:

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Twitch Played Punch Club And Got A Girlfriend

First Twitch mastered Pokemon. Then Twitch mastered Halo. Then Twitch played and eventually (sort-of) mastered Dark Souls. With each step, each new game, the global AI known as “Twitch” learned more about humanity until in 2026 Twitch chat controlled all of the world’s major elections and the global economy.

But first, a bunch of them came together to get Punch Club [official site] released two weeks early. Now that’s accomplished and the game’s out, Twitch resumes scheming.

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Go Go Go: SpeedRunners Free Weekend

Time for some freerunning. DoubleDutch’s SpeedRunners [official site] is a spiffy side-scrolling competitive platformer in which each player controls a superhero attempting to reach the scene of a crime ahead of his or her cohorts. It’s a game about running, dodging, jumping and – most importantly – swinging from a lovely grappling hook. It’s a splendid game, supporting local and online 2-4 player games, as well as solo play against bots. You can try it for free this weekend, starting now, and there’s a 67% discount should you wish to buy.

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When It’s Time To Murder We Will Always: Party Hard

Andrew WK on the decks.

It’s the middle of your night and your neighbours won’t stop partying, so what do you do? Me, I turn up at their door with a bottle of whisky in hand and a traffic cone on my head, yelling “Wahey!” The chap in Party Hard [official site]? He murders them all, one by one, one way or another in slasher-style antics, while trying not to get caught.

I meant to post about the top-down, arcade-y stealth murder game when it came out last month, then forgot, then again, then forgot again, so now… have a post to, er, note the release of Mac and Linux versions ten days ago? Sure.

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Fast-paced Oceanic RTS Boid Launches Into Early Access

It’s funny the stuff you happen across when researching new games. Today I found the Wikipedia page on Boids, short for “bird-oid object”. This is already sounding brilliant, I thought. I live in Brighton and the place is full of bird-oid objects, stealing everyone’s chips and crapping on things. I’d play a game about that.

What I’ve actually played a little of is tinyBuild’s class-based multiplayer RTS BOID, which launched on Steam Early Access earlier this month and is set in the sea rather than the sky. Read the rest of this entry »

Multicoloured Meanies: Fearless Fantasy Released

If Zeno Clash creators ACE Team were responsible for rebooting Yellow Submarine, The Beatles’ maritime mystery tour, the results might look a little bit like Fearless Fantasy. Nathan has already boggled at the unusual appearance of the enemies, which range from blossoming meanies to snaggle-toothed space hoppers. The game is now available and, gesture-based combat system aside, it appears to be similar to its obvious inspiration, which switches out the Fearless for a Final and appends an enormous range of Roman numerals.

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Introducing JetGetters, A Fusion Of Just Cause 2 And BF3

“We are about to reveal a new game!” No Time To Explain dev/burgeoning indie publisher Alex Nichiporchik told me over Skype. Almost reflexively, I braced myself for an excited slurry spew about some crazy new platformer or a zany comedy adventure or an emotional tale that would rock me to my very core. “It’s basically a fusion of Just Cause 2 and Battlefield 3,” he proceeded to tell me. “…Oh,” I replied, briefly mistaking a flock of birds fluttering by outside for a car tethered to a plane with a wildman surfing atop it, as I often do. “Go on.” And so he did. Go below to find out about JetGetters‘ plane-jacking antics, its accompanying Kickstarter (because of course), how TinyBuild hopes to make dogfights more interesting, shifting levels, purposefully limited player counts, and why TinyBuild’s not on board with free-to-play.     

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Er, What? – Fearless Fantasy Is A Gestural Comedy RPG

glad to see my nightmares are still getting work

I don’t really know what to make of Fearless Fantasy. It seems extremely goofy and weird, and I like both those things, but oh goodness what even is it? Let’s try breaking it down: the role-player is being published by No Time To Explain creator tinyBuild, and it’s turn-based in a very JRPG way. Except not at all, because you don’t just choose an option and watch your party play patty cake with swords until the next round. Each attack involves copious mouse gestures, which I initially took to mean you had to pretend to be a rodent in front of a camera but now realize we’re talking about computers because we’re always talking about computers. Silly me. Trailer below.

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