This Friday evening, Shinya Arino, the star of the Japanese television show “Game Center CX” (Also known as “Retro Game Master” for its Kotaku releases) visited the Japan Arcade in Los Angeles to celebrate his show’s release in America. And VidyaGameZ.com had two representatives who were there to greet him. Continue reading →
I love a good exclusive. I also love 2D Platformers. Imagine my joy, then, at being able to sit down with the project manager for upcoming indie title ‘Celestial Apotheosis’, Hannah Bunce, and pick her brains about some of the finer points of her first, highly anticipated, project.
Tower defense. It almost seems like the indie and downloadable game market is flooded with games like this, doesn’t it? They’re simple to make, allow for creativity. So what happens when a large developer gives the genre a go? Pure magic. This is Double Fine’s latest downloadable adventure, the third in four proposed downloadable titles. In my opinion, so far, it’s the best.
From the mind of Super Meat Boy comes Edmund McMillen’s new game, “The Binding of Isaac.” According to Edmund’s blog, Isaac will a be a “roguelike shooter based on the dungeon structure of Zelda (nes).” Continue reading →
All of the greatest creative minds of the last few millennia were probably once defined as insane by their peers. Hopefully, indie developer Jayenkai (who we’re a bit of a fan of, here at VGZBlog) won’t mind being lumped in the same category for what I consider to be the quite frankly insane self-imposed challenge of producing a playable game, every single day.
I’m setting myself a challenge with this review. You won’t know what it is until the end, but here goes. This is a review of Herofy, a match-three puzzler with a couple of relatively original mechanics thrown in, to help it stand out from the endless ocean of similar titles (Challenge status: So far, so good).
Swing Swing Submarine’s new game, Blocks That Matter, has a tech demo out for the upcoming non-XBLIG version. The team is asking for feedback and debugging help, so be the kind soul you are give it a try. The demo should run on Windows, MAC, and Linux. You can download and give the demo a try here and report bugs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that there are other mirrors to the demo. So if the first link doesn’t work, try the other two. Don’t be like me and feel sad when the first link doesn’t work and not realize there are others.
For my inaugural post on the blog, I figured I’d try something on the Xbox Live Indie Marketplace. Upon going to the newest titles, I picked the first one to jump out at me. That title happened to be Duckinator.