A while back we took a look at Vertical Drop Heroes HD, a full blown remake of the original Flash title. The game not only retained all the addictive elements of the original release, but added tons of new features and plenty of polished. What makes it even more impressive is that it is the work of just one person, Sim Yih Chun. Fortunately for us Sim was able to spare some time to answer our questions
After playing side-scrolling puzzle-platformer, Terrian Saga: KR-17 it was very apparent that the guys from Wonderfling had a passion for the genre. They managed to faithfully capture the essence of classic games such as Commander Keen and Bio Menace while injecting their own ideas into the mix. We were lucky enough to catch up with Greg McKnight to find out more about this talented studio
So Many Me is one of the most adorable, not to mention challenging puzzle/platform titles we played this year. It features a cast of cute characters and a vibrant gameworld, but isn’t afraid to provide you with a rigorous mental workout. We had a chat with the team from Extend Studio to find out more about this unique game
If navigating tricky obstacle courses at high speed while controlling an overweight action figurine sounds like fun you definitely won’t want to miss out on Action Henk. The game was released a while back on Steam Early Access and impressed us with what it has to offer. RageSquid, the team behind the game has just released the first update, and we were fortunate enough to catch up with company co-founder, Roel Ezendam to find out more
We checked out the rather fun voxel based online first person shooter, Blockstorm, a while back and it won us over with its addictive gameplay. The focus on easy character customization and level design also allows players to really personalize their experience. The game is still in Early Access and the developers are hard at work on the next update, but community manager Luca Eberhart was kind enough to quickly answer some of our questions
It is not every day that we get to experience Greek-themed first person adventures, so Depths of Fear :: Knossos impressed us despite some rough edges. The unique atmosphere and interesting blend of stealth and action certainly provides a very memorable experience. Surprisingly enough it is the work of just one person, so we had to get in touch and find out more
To say that Knigthmare Tower is an addictive title would be an understatement and we still find ourselves having another go every now and then despite completing it multiple times. To find out more about the four man team responsible for our lack or productivity we caught up with Dominique Lemire-Nault
The Last Door – Collector’s Edition might have had us almost jumping out of our skins a few times, but the compelling story kept us coming back for more. It is not often that a point & click adventure, especially one with intentionally low resolution visuals is able to pull this off so we were very grateful when Raúl Díez, PR and Community Manager for The Game Kitchen answered some of our questions about the game
The Waste Land is a great entry in the genre and while it is not without its flaws has plenty to offer fans. The gameworld is absolutely huge and the retro inspired visuals are spot on. There are also plenty of enemies to battle as well as huge bosses that take some skill to take down. The open world design is great for players who want to forge their own routes through the game, but can be confusing to those who don’t. Some areas, such as the combat, could have been made more engaging, but fans of the genre will still find plenty to enjoy.
Graphics: Imaginative, gory and very true to the 8-bit titles from which it draws inspiration.
Sound: Some nice tunes, but they repeat way too often which causes repetition.
Gameplay: Challenging and entertaining, but could have been a little more rewarding
Plants Vs Zombies is just one of those games that you won’t be able to put down. It’s jam packed with enough content to keep you playing for a long time as well. If you only ever buy one game of this type make sure it is this one. You won’t regret it.
Gameplay: Beyond addictive. Once you are hooked there’s no turning back.
Graphics: Looks like a Flash game but still pretty nice.
Sound: Goofy and catchy