Luminara (Browser)

27 07 2009

Luminara is a simple fast paced straight geometric shooter that uses both the keyboard (movement) and mouse (aim).



Developed by John and hosted on Armor Games, you can play it by clicking the image or this link to Luminara’s Armor Games webpage.

Source: Friend Rafael from game development post graduate course mail list!

Wolf Team (PC)

27 07 2009

Everytime I travel back home I get stuck with a lower spec’d computer (like, I can’t play games like Fallout 3), but I always can find good replacements for my FPS fix.
Wolf Team is an online FPS that fits right into that category, just like Combat Arms did before!

I’m actually a Counter Strike Source addict, but apart from graphic details and some differences that doesn’t really get in the way of making it fun to play, Wolf Team has it all!
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Abandonware – Dink Smallwood (PC)

26 07 2009

Here it is, the first Independent Game on the Abandonware section! 😀
Dink Smallwood is a hillarious game made by RTsoft in the same style as Zelda or the first Diablo games, called isometric view:

The graphics are kinda weird, and back then the game had several bugs, but the dialogues and story are absolutely hillarious.
If I remember correctly, I didn’t finish it because a bug locked my character in some part of the game… I think it was an Orc village or something. Still, had lots of fun with it.
And it seems there’s a “recent” 2006 update that fixed most bugs (the game is originally from 1997).
It’s worth giving it a shot, specially for the humor.
You can get a copy at RTsoft’s Dink Smallwood official page.

Source: Remembered about it while writing another post… 😛

Hatsune Miku ~Project Diva~ – Yui Ogura (PSP)

26 07 2009

I wrote sometime ago about the PSP rhythm game with Vocaloid’s Hatsune Miku, and I remember even questioning how good the dancing was, looking more like motion capture than something computer generated… and I was right.

Only I didn’t knew the motion capture process was made by 13yr old idol Yui Ogura! o_O
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NicoNico Douga – Ryuuseigun Chaos

26 07 2009

A long time ago I made a post about NicoNico Douga Kumikyoku, a video that compiled tons of musics, images and animations that were all related to the japanese otaku society… now I bring you NicoNico Douga Ryuuseigun Chaos, which follows the same spirit!

Ryuuseigun Chaos

Ryuuseigun Chaos

Most of us won’t be able to recognize much, since there are tons of 2ch references we probably won’t know, but there are some memes and animes I already made posts about here on this very blog.
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Mars TD Plus (Browser)

25 07 2009

Mars TD Plus, by Taro, is an awesome tower defense style game in which you have to defend your base from aliens.

Mars TD+

Mars TD+

It’s japanese, so you’ll find some japanese text in the middle.
But it’s fairly easy to understand and play the game even if you don’t know japanese, which is also my case.
I’ll try to help out with the stuff I already found out.
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One Man Rock Band

25 07 2009

DarthGollumKong here solved the number one problem geek gamers have with Rock Band and Guitar Hero 4: The lack of friends to play the games with. 😛

Self entitled One Man Rock Band, he manages to play all four parts (bass, guitar, drums and vocals) by himself!
It’s probably more like a workout than having fun with the game though… still, pretty nice!
Though you know, DUDE, when you’re playing Ramones you have to shout the lyrics with full lungs!

Source: TheEscapistMagazine

Terrordrome (PC)

24 07 2009

Fighting games with blood and gore with real actors is awesome… but why not take it to the next level?
Terrordrome is an unlicensed independent fighting game that has famous horror movie characters as players:

Interesting proposal, only possible on independent channels.
The game was created by Marc Echave, and seems it’s still in early stages… the official website is missing some stuff, but you can get Terrordrome official Demo already!
I dunno which characters were included, but I’m cheering for some cenobites from Hellraiser… xD

Source: IndieGames

Augmented Reality Memory (PC)

24 07 2009

How about playing the older-than-my-grandma Memory game using not-too-new-but-still-new Augmented Reality technology?

From developers Beyond Reality, this memory game has a twist!
Instead of just finding cards that match, you have to find the ones that interacts with each other!
Shure, Augmented Reality is used just as a cosmetic enhancement, but it’s still pretty nice!
Technology-wise, notice they don’t use plain markers… so the game also has an image processing and recognition side to it.
It’s a concept for now, but it’s nice to see some people are still trying to make use of Augmented Reality in games in different ways…

Source: Found while researching about another game concept from the same company: PIT Strategy…

Abandonware – R-Type (Master System/Arcade/Amiga/MSX/…)

23 07 2009

R-Type is one of the Master System games almost every Master System owner probably had back then…

It’s among the most successful side-scrolling shoot-em-ups and responsible to bringing fame to the genre for lots of people.
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