My blog has been so neglected this few weeks. I’m busy with school and everything. Sigh I wish I can spend more time on Steam. (By the way my Steam username got a honourable mention at the econs lecture today hehe)
Ahh shows I’m gonna watch this holiday:
Zach Stone is gonna be famous (booyeah Bo Burnham!)
im going insaneeeeeeeeee
I just noticed “Fluorescent Adolescent” by the Arctic Monkeys has a similar song meaning to “1985” by Bowling for Soup. Both are brilliant songs.
Papers Please is a new and amazing indie game released this April. I can’t believe it’s free to download. (Although it will cost money when it passes through Steam greenlight.)
I couldn’t take a screenshot so here’s a picture from google.
This game is a little like the ‘Airport Security’ game from the iOS app store, but much, much more complex and with an actual storyline.
It takes place in the dystopian communist state of Arstotzka. You play an immigration officer, checking people’s documents. Some moral decisions have to be made such as whether to stop a human trafficker or receive a penalty, or letting a mentally disabled man pass. I played through the game twice just so I can try out both decisions.
This game is really nice and leaves players thinking. :)
From neogaf indie games nominations:
Unsurprisingly #1. This communist paperwork simulator convinced many with originality and a harsh commentary on the everyday life of an immigration officer in the fictional and highly communist country of Arstotzka.
Not blogging much now cause the next week is gonna be particularly stressful and busy. I feel like I’m in a pressure cooker. I think those 100 grapes that I’ve ate all turned to butterflies in my stomach.
I’m leaving a note to myself:
Strength, speed, control, throw, drive.
From all the reviews, l2ps, and walkthroughs that I’ve seen, I’ve come to the conclusion that: bioshock infinite is so damn sexy.
Everything from the graphics of Columbia to the storyline of Booker DeWitt & Elizabeth…. The game really lives up to it’s high standards. It took 4 years and a budget of $100 million to produce.
2 more days to the release of bioshock infinite~ but roughly 3 more months till I buy it during the Steam Summer Sale.
Sigh boring boring boring. What game should I start on now… I’m thinking casual indie.. Puddle/FTL? Steam’s having an indie spring sale now.
My Project Work preliminary ideas draft is finally done… Hooray! Although my idea is bad, at least that’s a load off my back.
Fabulous news I heard this morning when OneManLeft announced that they’re making a sequel to Tilt to Live- called TTL2:Redonkulus. Although I initially hoped that they would make a totally new game, I guess I can settle for a sequel.
Erenan from OML forums did a 7DRL challenge, where he made a roguelike in under 7 days. It’s called Uushuvud. You can read about it and download it Here.
The game’s actually pretty decent. It’s very well-designed and simple, and I like the effort put into the lighting & shadowing. The controls are simple enough, compared to most rougelikes. That’s why I have not tried Dwarf Fortress, probably the most established game in this genre. Just reading the overview and controls is enough to confuse me.
Nice game, +rep to ya
The Binding of Isaac is a 2D action-adventure dungeon crawl game featuring a child called Isaac whose mother wants to kill him. He escapes to his basement and has to navigate rooms filled with monsters. This game is eerie yet cute, with bold character outlines archetypal of a Newgrounds game. Biology and religious references can be found throughout the game.
The controls require a bit of ambidexterity, since it uses WASD to move and Up-Down-Left-Right to shoot. But after a little bit of practice the controls felt more natural.
There are many stages as you descend further into the depths of the basement. The first stage is the basement, then the cellar, the caves, the catacombs, the depths, necropolis, the womb, the utero, and stages that sound even more disturbing (I have not reached there yet). Boss mechanics are interesting, yes. There’s the typical health regen boss, the flying around boss, the boss that splits into smaller pieces etcetc. Harder bosses combine different boss mechanics. My WoW raiding experience finally paid off… haha.
5 more playable characters can be unlocked after defeating certain bosses or accomplishing certain tasks.
look it’s mogs :)