Artificial Defense is a fun stylish orbital shooter with some tower defense gameplay. Developed by a solo-dev, the game shows a high level polish with tons of nice little touches. It is a pretty and fun game that can keep players entertained for hours (as I have).
God is a Cube recently hit Steam Greenlight and was quickly greenlit. The game deserves this success, there is already an enjoyable alpha nicely showing off this promising programming puzzler. The developer recently put out a call for Let’s Players, so I decided to give it a go…
On a suggestion, I recently dusted off an old copy of Omega laying dormant on my hard drive and started playing again. Never heard of this game? That is not surprising. Omega was first released in 1987 and is a text-based rogue-like. One of the wave of second-generation of rogue-likes (along with Nethack and Angband) that emerged in the 80’s, Omega never became quite as well known as its brethren. It has some nice improvements over its peers, but also adds some annoyances. Although most of its problems are endemic to rogue-likes from that era.
…and then, we held hands is a very interesting two-player only, cooperative board game, available for free print & play (P&P) download or purchase. Despite having an abstract design it is incredibly thematic.
Originally developed in just 48 hours as part of the 2014 Global Game Jam, this board game went on to win best Golden Geek Print & Play and earn a proper published release. However, the rules of the GGJ state that all games must be released under Creative Commons, so it will always be available for free download, as long as you are willing to create the components yourself. This review is for the free P&P version.
Six Sides of the World is a, sometimes unbelievable cheap, fun puzzle game. It is well made and contains many challenging puzzles. Highly recommended and definitely worth picking up if it is on sale or in a bundle.